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Clothing workers marching in Boston to protest imports at Jordan Marsh, 1971

197125.5 x 20.5 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full details

Summary:Description on reverse reads: "Clothing workers march down the streets of Boston to protest the sale of imported suits from Spain at the Jordan-Marsh store. Leading the march were children of members, carrying a banner [that reads] 'Please help my daddy keep his job.' Nearly 2,000 ACWA members have lost their jobs in 10 recent plant closings in New England attributed to competition from imports produced in low-wage countries. [From] issue of 5/1/71."
Creator:AFL-CIO News
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Boston
Temporal subject: 1971-1980
Topical subjects:Clothing workers--Labor unions
Strikes and lockouts--Textile industry
Strikes and lockouts--Clothing trade
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Information Department, Photographic Prints collection
  • box 37
  • series 1
  • folder 15
Repository:General Collection
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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