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.

Associated Institution: Farah of TexasAmalgamated Clothing Workers of AmericaMaker: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: United States: TexasUnited States: New Mexico

General Subject Association: History, Reform Movements, Economic ProtestLabor Unionslabor issuesTextile Processing and ProductionStrikes and BoycottsLatino


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Credit Line: Philip and Jeff Foisie

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0452.07Accession Number: 1981.0452Catalog Number: 1981.0452.07

Object Name: Poster

Measurements: overall: 22 in x 14 in; 55.88 cm x 35.56 cm


Record Id: nmah_541122

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