Welcome to Remembering the Struggle

"Remembering the Struggle" is a community art remembrance project that gives the Watsonville community an opportunity to commemorate the 1985-87 struggles of local cannery strikers. The "stubborn one thousand," as they are sometimes referred to because not one of the thousand strikers returned to work during the eighteen month strike, fought not only for benefits and job security, but for social respect and political representation in their own community. We invite the community to explore this website to learn more about the history of the strike and its impact on the community, as well as to find out how to participate in the process.