Kheel Center for Labor Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University, KHE_5780-109_B4F30_153
Poster of workers at Jean Pier announcing their win of union representation over the owners of the factory, in English and Spanish, n.d.
Why are these people celebrating?
How do you imagine their working conditions might change?
What does this poster hope to do?
What tools does it use to achieve this?
Do you think Spanish speakers could understand the picture without the commentary below it?
Who do you think would benefit from the Workers of Mary Jane getting involved?
What do unions gain from membership?
Is this poster informative? Is it persuasive? Explain.
Relate this situation to the progress made by unions in the U.S. in the late 1800s. What situations did they work to change? In what ways were they successful? How did they achieve their goals? Did they face setbacks? If so, what were they?
Art: Draw a political cartoon about this situation that shows the main points in exaggerated ways.