Archive ID: 1981-077-079cc

Local 1033 Union election

Date Created: undated

Donor: Edward Sadlowski

Media Type: Photograph

Language: English


Local 1033 was the local of the United Steelworkers of America union for the Republic Steel plant in Southeast Chicago. Local 1033 emerged out of the bloodshed of the Little Steel Strike and Memorial Day Massacre of 1937. In this conflict, Local 1033 and unarmed supporters who were fighting for union recognition were fired upon by Chicago police, killing ten. Local 1033 included many African-American steelworkers and photographs document their strong involvement in strike and union activities. This photo was taken from a display on the history of Local 1033 kept in union headquarters on the East Side.

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