Battle Of The Overpass
18.75 in HIGH x 22 in WIDE
(47.62 cm HIGH x 55.88 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom left: UAW" logo". | Bottom right: Allied Printing Union Label" logo 99". | Bottom left of image: "John Z. / Gelsavage". | On back: "Additional copies of / UAW "This Union Cause" Posters / may be obtained from / UAW Education Department / 8000 East jefferson Avenue / Detroit 14, Michigan / Price, 3 copies for a $1.00 / "Allied Printing Union Label" logo 99 / (c) 1962 International Union - UAW".

Poster is printed on white paper. Poster is a collage of image people protesting, people fighting in front of bulding that reads "Ford Motor Company", a car factory and a groupd of men in a meeting room. At the bottom right of the poster is text that reads: Battle Of The Overpass". Below the title are two columns of text that reads: "The brutal "Battle of the Overpass" on May 27, 1937 / outside the Ford River Rouge plant symbolized the long, / difficult struggle of Ford workers to organize into a union / of their choice. Fifty trade unionists, led by Walter / Reuther, attempted to handbill Ford workers and were / attacked and brutally beaten by Ford strong-arm men. / These early sacrifices resulted in company recognition of / the UAW as bargaining agent for Ford workers and / led to many improvements in working conditions and / workers'' rights.".
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