They met at the fair
- Main contributor
The Film Center
This film shows the United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) picket lines of 1948 when National Guard troops, company representatives, and local police moved strikebreakers through the picket lines. Film includes funeral scenes of three workers killed in their efforts to raise their standard of living; Black and white workers; dramatization of the union's efforts to build a better understanding between farmers and industrial workers; and scenes from county fair exhibits prepared by UPWA.
District 3 Farmer-Labor Relations Department
United Packinghouse Workers of America, CIO
Labor unions; Picketing-Law and legislation; Strikes and lockouts; Fairgrounds; United States-National Guard; Labor union locals
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- Physical Description
This material was digitized as part of the "Advancing Workers Rights in the American South: Digitizing the Records of the AFL-CIO’s Civil Rights Division" project, supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from the Mellon Foundation.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: labor-086917; Catalog Key: 31430059608630
This item is accessible by: the public.