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Striking teachers picket for better schools, St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1940-1950

1940-194923 x 18 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:Labor Press Association caption on reserve: "READIN!, 'RITIN! AND ROBBERY -- Robbery is how St. Paul, Minn., unionists describe $1300-a-year minimum salaries paid the city teachers -- 1000 of whom have been on strike for more than five weeks. Organized in the American Federation of Teachers - AFL, these women are picketing in near-zero temperatures. Sentiment of the entire city including organized labor is behind them, with even Gov. Edward Thye protesting that the salaries were too low."
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Minnesota
Place of origin – Settlement:St. Paul
Temporal subject: 1901-2000
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Minnesota
Geographical subject – Settlement:St. Paul
Topical subjects:Strikes
labor unions
labor movement
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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