the Seaman's Fight
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 32". | 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 48214 / Price, 3 copies for $1.00 / "Allied Printing Union Label" logo 32 / (c) 1962 International Union - UAW".

Poster is printed on white paper. Poster depicts a scene of men wokring on a ship deck. In the left corner is a portrait of a man in a suit. In the background there are buildings along a dock. at the bottom right is text that reads: "The Seamen''s Fight". Below this title are two columns of text that reads: "The Seamen''s Union became a reality only after years of / struggle by men like Andrew Furuseth who finally succeeded / in organizing the International Seamen''s Union. He spoke / out strongly at every opportunity despite threats of jail and / bl;ack list. In 1915, spurred to action by Senator Robert M. / LaFollete, Congress passed the Seamen''s Act ripping away / the bonds which had made the seamen virtually slaves / aboard ship.".
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