Poster, "Viva la Huelga Don't buy Farrah pants!"

Poster, "Viva la Huelga/ Don't buy Farrah pants!"

A green poster with black and white text; "Viva la Huelga/ Don't buy Farrah pants!" In the 1970s, garment unions represented about 850,000 workers out of a total industry work force of 1.3 million. Membership declined rapidly as businesses moved offshore and into the non-union South and Southwest. In 1995, garment unions with a combined membership of about 335,000 merged to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial & Textile Employees (UNITE). Organizing new workers has been a major priority.
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Farah Company
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
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Foisie, Philip and Jeff Foisie
History, Reform Movements, Economic Protest
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Political History: Political History
Government, Politics, and Reform
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National Museum of American History