One of the First Strikes
18.75 in HIGH x 22.125 in WIDE
(47.62 cm HIGH x 56.2 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 right 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, $3.25 per set / "Allied Printing Union Label" logo 99 / (c) 1962 International Union - UAW".

Poster is printed on white paper. Poster depicts a mob scene in a town with brick buildings. There are men in formal dress, men in uniform and men in workers clothing. At the left a man is holding a sign that reads "Cordwainers / are guilty!!". At the bottom right of the poster is text that reads: "One Of The Forst Strikes". Below this title are two columns of text that reads: "The Cordwainer are guilty. . . .yes, said the court. The / boot and shoemakers of Philadelphia were found guilty of / conspiring (or organizing) to raise their wages. Between / 1806-1842 six such convictions were made by courts in the / major cities of the United States, all based on criminal / "conspiracy" under the English common law. Not until 1842 did a courageous judge reverse these precedents.".
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