A Change of Leadership at United Farm Workers Union

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Farm workers and their supporters march to the John A. Wilson District Building May 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The United Farm Workers of America has selected Teresa Romero as its new president. Romero is an immigrant from Mexico and she'll be the first Latina to head up a national labor union. Romero replaces retiring president Arturo Rodriguez who has served as head of the UFW since founder Cesar Chavez died 25 years ago. Forum talks with Romero and Rodriguez to discuss the future of immigrant rights and the labor movement.

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Arturo Rodriguez, outgoing president, United Farm Workers

Teresa Romero, incoming president, United Farm Workers (UFW)