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Strikers gather at Harvill Corporation, Jan. 29, 1948, Los Angeles

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Title:Strikers gather at Harvill Corporation, Jan. 29, 1948, Los Angeles
Date:1948 Jan. 29
Description:

Photograph of a group of strikers gathering outside Harvill Corporations, located at 6251 W. Century Boulevard in Los Angeles. One of the strikers carries a picket sign reading "Harvill on Strike. No scabs allowed." Another picketer's sign declares "We need a wage increase." The strikers were members of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, Local 700. Union members who worked at Harvill and three other die casting plants demanded a seven-and-one-half-cent per hour wage hike and an additional paid holiday. When company officials failed to propose an alternative salary hike, union members struck the four firms on Jan. 28, 1948. Company officials eventually agreed to the union's proposed salary hike and added Memorial Day to their list of paid holidays. Union members accepted the companies' offer on Feb. 2, ending the three-day strike.

Local identification number: scl-m0376

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0376~1; scl-mss064-0376~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Strikes--1940-1950 | Labor unions--California--Los Angeles | International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. Local 700 | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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