Leaflet / pamphlet

Item no. 28147
New York
Occupation: Hotel and restaurant
Collection: Union

This leaflet was handed out to hotel and restaurant guests and passersby during the first general strike of New York City's hotel and restaurant workers in May, 1912. Striking in its simplicity and absence of graphic design, the leaflet's text conjures up images of the difficult life of a waiter.


Image courtesy of HERE, the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union.

See the LaborArts exhibit Labor Pains:  The Birth of a Contract for related images. 

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