Delano 50th Anniversary John Armington
John Armington is the son of Bob Armington, a Filipino grape striker who helped form the agricultural workers organizing committee in Delano. Bob Armington made the formal motion for AWOC to strike the Delano growers during the strike-vote meeting on September 7, 1965, the day before the walkouts began. For years, John’s mother, Velma Armington, headed up the strike kitchen that fed both Filipino and Latino strikers at Filipino hall. His son, John Armington, grew up in a farm labor camp at George Lucas Ranch where his family lived and worked. At 12 years of age, John started joining his father at AWOC meetings and picket lines. Today, he is a successful attorney and a judge in Orange County.