Union Recruiting Poster, "Unionism not Fordism, Now is the Time to Organize!," 1935-1936

Summary

This broadside refers to the 1935 Wagner Act, which guaranteed workers the right to organize unions, and to strike, boycott and picket their employers. The United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union, founded 1935, succeeded in unionizing General Motors and Chrysler within two years. The UAW's next target became Ford Motor Company, which had long resisted unionization. It ultimately succeeded in 1941.

This broadside refers to the 1935 Wagner Act, which guaranteed workers the right to organize unions, and to strike, boycott and picket their employers. The United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union, founded 1935, succeeded in unionizing General Motors and Chrysler within two years. The UAW's next target became Ford Motor Company, which had long resisted unionization. It ultimately succeeded in 1941.

Artifact

Broadside (Notice)

Date Made

1935-1936

Subject Date

1935-1936

Collection Title

Labor relations Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.354.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Dimensions

Height: 8.875 in

Width: 6.063 in

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