Tag Archives: Unions

1951: Knock Him Out!

“Knock Him Out! Labor Can Do It.” Poster by Bernard Seaman. CIO Committee to Abolish Racial Discrimination, 1951. (source)

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1958: Don’t Cross Our Mom’s Picket Line

International Ladies Garment Workers Union picket line at Michele Frocks, Scranton PA, 1958 (source)

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1962: Nurses’ March

April 1, 1962: 8,000 union nurses march for higher pay in Trafalgar Square, London. In 1958, at the worst stage of the recession, the Conservative government took a firm stand against pay increases and, having won the busmen’s strike in … Continue reading

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2012: Celebration

Siphiwe Sibeko: Mineworkers at the Lonmin Marikana mine in South Africa celebrate a 22% pay increase after an extended strike (2012) (source)

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1921: Timeless Poetry

FORGET IT Forget the slander you have heard. Forget the hasty unkind word; Forget the quarrel and the cause, Forget the whole affair, because Forgetting is the only way. Forget the trials you have had, Forget the weather if it’s … Continue reading

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1916: Don’t Be A Scab

I’d seen this beautiful photograph before, but hadn’t realized it existed in such high definition. I retouched it a little (the original is here, at the Library of Congress) and drew out some of the details: The date for the … Continue reading

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1912: English Lessons

NEW WORLD LESSONS FOR OLD WORLD PEOPLES. Lessons in English for Foreign Girls. Thousands of immigrants come to America every year. Some of them have belonged to labor organizations in the old country, many of them have not. Most of … Continue reading

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