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"Your Rights as Workers" American Federation of Labor pamphlet

 Collection
Identifier: C0407

Scope and Content

Pamphlet produced by the American Federation of Labor promoting unionization of workers, created 1940. The cover is illustrated with a group of people marching, one prominently holding an American flag with the image of a bald eagle flying above with laurel leaves in its beak. The illustration sits between the text "Your Rights As Workers[.]" The pamphlet is stamped with "Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America Local 112, Reading, Pa." on the lower front.

Dates

  • 1940

Creator

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

The copyright and related rights status of this collection have not been evaluated (See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/)

Historical Information

The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMC), also known as the United Packinghouse Workers of America, is an American labor union. Chartered in 1897 by the American Federation of Labor, "[t]he Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMC) was the first national organization dedicated to bringing up the working standards of the meat industry through unionization...United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) was formed in 1943. Because of their large, active, and committed membership, UPWA was able to wield real power at the bargaining table. Through their solidarity, the workers of the UPWA were able to successfully bargain for increased wages and better working conditions" (UFCW.org). The AMC is now known as the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Pamphlet produced by the American Federation of Labor promoting unionization of workers, created 1940.

Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

Physical Location

C 72, C 3, S 4

Acquisition Information

The copyright and related rights status of this collection have not been evaluated (See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/)

Related Materials

The Society of American Archivists provides a directory of Labor Archives in the United States and Canada.

Bibliography

"Building Our Union - The History of the United Food & Commerical Workers International Union[.]" UFCW.org, accessed July 28, 2022. https://www.ufcw.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/UFCW-ENG-TIMEL-FIN-LR.pdf

"Our History[.]" UFCW.org, accessed July 28, 2022. https://www.ufcw.org/about/our-history/.

Processing Information

Processing and finding aid completed by Amanda Brent in July 2022.

Title
Guide to "Your Rights as Workers" American Federation of Labor pamphlet
Subtitle
"Your Rights as Workers" American Federation of Labor pamphlet
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Brent
Date
July 21, 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center Repository

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