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Social Unionism in Action

Voter registration in Chinatown, circa 1970.

Tung Pok Chhin and Wing Fong Chin Papers, Tamiment Library, New York University.

A powerful tradition in the ILGWU has been its consistent encouragement of its members’ right to vote. Here Wing Fong Chin, who went on to be a leader in the union, works at a voter registration table in Chinatown. Voter registration drives have been summer projects for the union for decades.