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Turning Around Demoralization [page 1 of 2]

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Creator:National Caucus of Labor Committees National Unemployed and Welfare Rights Organization
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:Turning Around Demoralization [page 1 of 2]
Date:1973
Description:

Calls for: 1.) "consolidating the handful of individuals ready for a united, class fight against austerity and for a workers' government," 2.) "expanding the reclassification [of jobs] fight into a class-wide struggle," 3.) "turn the demoralization of UW workers around and spread their renewed fight to other sectors of the working class." Quote from document: "Once again the 'lights' are going out in Seattle. But this time it is the entire capitalist world which plunges towards the depths of a second Great Depression." Background information: The statement on lights going out in Seattle may be a reference to a billboard posted in Seattle that made international news in 1971. After the city suffered massive Boeing layoffs and steep economic decline, realtors Bob McDonald and Jim Youngren posted a billboard which said, "Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights." (Crowley, Walt. Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 187) Note on date: 1973 is penciled on document.

Types:Fliers (printed matter) | Text
Subjects:Olafson, Evelyn | Socialism--United States | Working-class--United States | Unemployment--United States | Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects | National Caucus of Labor Committees (U.S.) | National Unemployed and Welfare Rights Oganization | Labor movement--United States | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection

National Caucus of Labor Committees National Unemployed and Welfare Rights Organization

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