Union and freedom
- Main contributor
International Chemical Workers Union
Union and civil rights forces join together to win a strike in Atlanta, Georgia, against the Scripto Company. The forces of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and its leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, support a strike by a Chemical Workers Local to increase wages and win equal pay for Black workers. Dr. King speaks at the strike meeting and he and other leaders march on the picket line with Union President Walter Mitchell, union officials, and members. Topics also include organizing problems and the relationship of the labor and civil rights movement.
Labor unions; Civil rights; Strikes and lockouts; Minority labor union members; 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-086910; Catalog Key: 31430059608564
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