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Metro Riders on Solidarity Day, September 19, 1981

1981-09-19Photograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) union members gathered on the Metro heading to Washington, D.C. to celebrate Solidarity Day. Men are holding signs that say "Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union 17, Boston, Massachusetts, Supports Solidarity Day." The Solidarity March occurred on September 19, 1981 and was a protest against President Reagan's union-busting policies. Hundreds of thousands of union members participated in the Solidarity Day march.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Washington (D.C.)
Temporal subject: 1981-09-19
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington (D.C.)
Topical subjects: Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
Reagan, Ronald
Protest movements
Protest posters
Labor Unions
Labor union members
Union busting
Labor--United States--History
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Still Images. Photographic Prints
  • series 1: Subject Files
  • subseries 3: Photographs 1975-1995
  • box 6
  • folder 2: Solidarity Days
  • accession 2014-001-RG96-001
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:AFL-CIO; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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