Construction Yes - Destruction No!
21.88 in HIGH x 14.00 in WIDE
(55.56 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom edge has a Allied Printing union bug with: "100".

Top edge of poster has the text: "March For Peace April 24". Below is a large stylized drawing with a truss crane at top, below the crane the background is red, at the bottom edge of the drawing are a number of stylized figures in hard hats, with signs that have the text: "Construction / Yes- / Destruction / No! / The Vietnamese Never / Froze My Wages / Get Out / Now". The bottom edge of the poster has the text: "Labor Contingent Assemble At 10:00 A.M., Kimbell Park, Geary And Steiner Streets / March To Rally 1:30 P.M., Polo Field, Golden Gate Park / Endorsed By San Francisco, Santa Clara, Contra Costa And San Mateo Labor Councils, AFL-CIO / National Peace Action Coalition, Labor Support Committee, 755 Market Street, San Francisco - phone 989-9320".The mainstream U.S. labor unions had been supportive of the war in Vietnam, but as time went by, more and more individual trade unionsts, and then locals and labor councils, began to question that. Working-class soldiers were coming home in body bags, and the huge cost of the war was taking a toll on civilan programs. In 1969 the Alameda Central Labor Council was the first high-level labor organization to formally come out against the war. This demonstration was not endorsed by the CLC, but it was a groundbreaking show of antiwar solidarity by major trade unions and labor support groups. [LMC]
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