Archive ID: MC-3.4-12

Frank Lumpkin Tribute

Date Created: 1988-05-22

Donor: Bea Lumpkin

Media Type: Film/Video

Language: English


This video clip is an excerpt from a tribute dinner held for Frank Lumpkin in 1988. Lumpkin was a steelworker who led the Save Our Jobs Committee in protesting the illegalities surrounding the abrupt closure of Wisconsin Steel in 1980. This included a series of lawsuits filed on behalf of former Wisconsin Steel workers that eventually won settlements restoring a portion of the pensions and other money owed to former workers. This clip shows an artist drawing her analysis of the closure of Wisconsin Steel, alongside a folk musician singing union songs. The performance was part of the tribute to Frank Lumpkin.

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Deindustrialization   Mills   Other   Steel Industry   Steel Labor   Unions   Wisconsin   Worker Activism   1980 - Present (Deindustrialization)   Other/Unknown   Other/Unknown   Film/Video