CIO Handbill

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Title

CIO Handbill

Description

This single-side document probably dates to a 1937 effort to unionize the Perry Knitting Co. employees. The Textile Workers Organizing Committee met considerable resistance from company management and some employees, who staged a "Loyalty Parade" against unionization.

The text of this flyer reminds the company that "interference with union organization is illegal under U.S. code," going on to cite the relevant statute under the Nation Labor Relations Act. Even during the comparatively progressive 1930s, however, enforcing the law proved difficult and ultimately the PKC employees voted against organizing.

Creator

Textile Workers Organizing Committee of the C.I.O.

Publisher

Perry, NY Public Library

Date

1937?

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Henry Page Historical Documents

Format

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Type

Still image

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Original Format

Printed handbill

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 11 in.

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