opposition from local farm and business owners, Villanueva and Gamboa
began the United Farm Workers Cooperative and Service
•With dues from members of the Co-op, as
well as money from the federal government, they were able to
start a medical clinic for Yakima Valley farm
started a store, which guaranteed fair prices to
Co-op members: something the farmers they
worked for refused to do.
Tomas Villanueva (left) along with other members of the UFW, sign papers to create the United Farm workers Cooperative.