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

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

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
associated institution
Farah of Texas
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
maker
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
referenced
United States: Texas
United States: New Mexico
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 14 in; 55.88 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
1981.0452.07
accession number
1981.0452
catalog number
1981.0452.07
Credit Line
Philip and Jeff Foisie
subject
History, Reform Movements, Economic Protest
Labor Unions
labor issues
Textile Processing and Production
Strikes and Boycotts
Mexican-Americans and/or Chicanos
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Political and Military History: Political History
Government, Politics, and Reform
Sweatshops
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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