2010.54.11588

Merger!
1962
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.
2010.54.11588

Bottom left: UAW" logo". | Bottom right: Allied Printing Union Label" logo 99". | Bottom right of image: "John Z. Gelsavage / 1957". | 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, $3.25 per set / "Allied Printing Union Label" logo 99 / (c) 1962 International Union - UAW".

Poster is printed on white paper. Poster depicts a scene of a group of men celebrating. The two men in the middle are holding up a gavel together. The group is standing in front of a table with a sign that reads "AFL-CIO". In the background are to emblems. The left emblem reads: "American Federation Of Labor / Congress Of Industrial Organization". The emblem of the right reads "Dec. 5th / 1955". At the bottom right of the poster is text that reads: "Merger!". Below this title are two columns of text that reads: "The merged labor movement was largely the result of the / efforts of Walter P. Reuther, President of CIO, and George / Meany of AFL, who became President of the new AFL-CIO. / IN December, 1955 a joint convention instituted an "Ethical / Practices Code" which was a forward step by workers who / wanted a labor movement above reproach. the merged / labor movement found itself under attack from the antiunion forces whoe rallied behind the "right-to-work" laws / which forbid union shop agreements.".
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