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Viva la Huelga Don't Buy Farah Pants!
Maker: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Date Made: circa 1972
Place Made: North America: United States; New York, New York
Measurements: 55.5 cm x 35.5 cm; 21 7/8 in x 14 in
Main Subject: Labor
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Viva La Huelga Don't Buy Farah Pants! Support the strike. Help give a taste of justice to thousands of Mexican-American workers at the giant Farah pants company in Texas and New Mexico. These people have lived too long with the bitter taste of injustice and oppression. The American dream should be theirs to share, too. Their employer, the Farah Company, makes the dream seem more like a nightmare. The U.S. Government has found Farah guilty of firing workers because they want to join a union. But the company continues to break the law. And the mammoth manufacturer has instigated the arrests of over 700 strikers. Many were taken from their homes in the middle of the night. All had to post exorbitant bail. Most of them are charged with standing too close together on the picket line in the first days of the strike. The strike has been peaceful. In fact, the only threat of violence has come from the unmuzzled police dogs the armed Farah Company guards now use to patrol the plant (and to intimidate the strikers). Show the Farah workers America's heart is still in the right place. Show the world American consumers won't buy injustice. Don't buy Farah pants Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, AFL-CIO This leaflet is not directed to the employees of any store, and is directed solely to the consumer public.
Acquisition Number: 1993-149
Woman in poster used in many other posters, including at least two by Bruce Kaiper.
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