3M: Don't Abandon Our Hometown!
Late 20th Early 21st Century
23 in HIGH x 17.5 in WIDE
(58.42 cm HIGH x 44.45 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

"The members of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers / (OCAW) Local 8-760, Freehold, New Jersey" printed at bottom center. Amalgamated Lithographer''s union label X-523 New Jersey printed at bottom left. "4 for $1.00" handwritten on verso in black ballpoint pen.

Poster printed with black ink on white paper. "3M: / Don''t Abandon / Our Hometown!" is printed in large font at the top of the page. Smaller text just below continues, "A Message from the 3M Workers in Freehold, New Jersey." Small text is printed in two columns on the lower three-quarters of the page. A quote from the Bruce Springsteen song, "My Hometown" is printed at upper left. Below, text begins, "We are writing to you and the public on behalf of the 450 working people who are losing their 3M jobs in Freehold, New Jersey...Bruce Springsteen''s hometown." Bolded text includes, "We Serve the Entertainment Industry," "But Now You are Shutting Us Down," "We Know Our Facility Can Continue to be Profitable," "But What About the Costs to Human Dignity?," "Here is Suffering that You and Only You can Alleviate," and "We are Not Asking for Charity. All We Want is the Change to Work." An image of a letter to 3M signed by Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nelson is printed at lower right. A black circle labeled "OCAW / 8-760" with text around the circle, "No Retreat! / No Surrender!" appears at bottom center.
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