Battle of the Overpass

Battle of the Overpass

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Description
On May 26, 1937 organizers from the UAW planned a "Unionism not Fordism" campaign at the River Rouge Plant of the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Organizers of the UAW were at a pedestrian overpass demanding an $8/ 6 hour day opposed to the current $6/ 8 hour day. Security from Ford Motor Company attackedand beat the UAW members. The incident hurt the Ford reputation and gained support for the UAW.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Poster
date made
1962
associated date
1937
re; referenced
Ford Motor Company
affiliated union
United Auto Workers
maker
United Auto Workers
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Associated Place
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 19 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
1988.0701.19
catalog number
1988.0701.19
accession number
1988.0701
Credit Line
Smithsonian
subject
Labor Unions
labor issues
Automobiles
Protest and Civil Disobedience
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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