Carey had an opportunity to communicate with the left-wing group; the group studied the "plight of the oppressed during the Depression". According to Carey McWilliams, more than 15,000 workers participated in the strike and refused to pick the crop for "the $0.60 per hundred pounds offered by growers" (James, 2003). Carey regarded the measures as farm fascism, the interests of growers were protected and the concerns of workers were either ignored or suppressed. The protest of the cotton workers was severe once the Federal Government offered increased prices to the growers; their only demand was an increase in their wages. The growers adopted strong tactic and "evicted strikers from grower-owned labor camps into "tent camps organized by the Cannery and Agricultural Workers Industrial Union", the strategy reinforced "strike's effectiveness" (James, 2003). George Creel, a politically determined federal relief executive, installed arbitration panel with the consent of the governor. The objective of the panel was to bridge the differences between the growers and workers and imposed upon the parties to agree on $0.75 per hundred pound piece rate, which is the worst form of fascism where the grieved party has no say.