Archive ID: 1981-077-079z

Republic steelworkers at union meeting

Date Created: undated

Donor: Edward Sadlowski

Media Type: Photograph

Language: English

Description:

Photograph of steelworkers at union meeting from Local 1033 display, panel 24 “BLACK WORKERS HELPED BUILD THE UNION.” Photograph caption: “THEY READILY JOINED THE UNION THEY ACTIVELY HELPED TO ORGANIZE.”

Backstory:

Local 1033 was the local of the United Steelworkers of America union for the Republic Steel plant in Southeast Chicago. 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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