Several men, women, and children are seen striking by the edge of a field as a man holds a sign reading "HUELGA" (strike), in this photograph from the Max Mont Collection. Mont was West Coast Executive Director of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) which serves as a representative body for working persons from the Jewish community by promoting human rights and assisting organized labor in its relations within the community and other minority groups. A major issue in which Max Mont and the Jewish Labor Committee became active was the plight of California farm workers. Between 1961 and 1968, Mont served as Secretary of the Emergency Committee to Aid Farm Workers, an activist group which successfully lobbied for the discontinuance of the Bracero or foreign farm labor program under Public Law 78, which operated three federally funded antipoverty projects that provided counseling, basic educational skills and training to domestic farm workers. 8 in. x 10 in.