Item no. 28419
New York
Occupation: Manufacturing: auto
Collection: NYU Tamiment Library

New York  picket line in support of Ford workers

New York City members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) demonstrated their support for the Ford workers in Dearborn, Michigan who were involved in a bitterly fought organizing drive among auto workers during the 1930s. The New York demonstration was organized around Christmas time by UAW Local 365, with signs including: "Ford greetings to union men: Lay offs, unemployment..." and "Local 365 U.A.W.A. protests against Ford Terror," and "Unionism not Fordism will give Ford workers a Merry Xmas."

Image by Union photographer Daniel Nilva from the Tamiment Library, New York University.

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