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Local Resident Pickets at Kroger Store

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Picketers on the sidewalk in front of a Kroger supermarket in Oshkosh demonstrating for and against the grape boycott. Signs read, "Eat Grapes Best Medicine Against Communism," "Communism is the issue not unionism," "Eat Grapes," "Buy Grapes; Buy Freedom" and "Honor Picket Line. Meat Cutters Supports Grape Boycott." A photographer is kneeling in the foreground taking a picture.  <p></p>Grape boycotts in Wisconsin were organized by the local farm-worker labor union, Obreros Unidos (United Workers) an independent farm worker labor union effort in the 1960s. According to David Giffey and Jesús Salas, "opposition to the boycott picket lines came from corporations, police, politicians and right-wing counter pickets" who erroneously associated the boycott with an international Communist conspiracy. <p></p>Residente local hace piquete en una tienda Kroger <p></p>Manifestantes en la acera enfrente del supermercado Kroger en Oshkosh demostrando a favor y en contra del boicot de uvas. Los letreros dicen: "Come uvas, la mejor medicina contra el comunismo" ("Eat Grapes Best Medicine Against Communism"), "El comunismo es el problema no el sindicalismo" ("Communism is the issue not unionism"), "Come uvas" ("Eat Grapes"), "Compra uvas/compra la libertad" ("Buy Grapes; Buy Freedom"), y "Honora la línea de piquete: cortadores de carne apoyan el boicot de uvas" ("Honor Picket Line. Meat Cutters Supports Grape Boycott"). Un fotógrafo tomando una fotografía está arrodillas en la delantera. Los boicots de uva en Wisconsin fueron organizados por Obreros Unidos, un esfuerzo independiente del sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas durante los años 1960. De acuerdo a David Giffey y Jesús Salas "la oposición a los frentes de protesta del boicot vino por parte de corporaciones, policía, políticos y contra-frentes derechistas" quienes erróneamente identificaban el boicot como parte de una conspiración comunista internacional.
DESCRIPTION
Picketers on the sidewalk in front of a Kroger supermarket in Oshkosh demonstrating for and against the grape boycott. Signs read, "Eat Grapes Best Medicine Against Communism," "Communism is the issue not unionism," "Eat Grapes," "Buy Grapes; Buy Freedom" and "Honor Picket Line. Meat Cutters Supports Grape Boycott." A photographer is kneeling in the foreground taking a picture.

Grape boycotts in Wisconsin were organized by the local farm-worker labor union, Obreros Unidos (United Workers) an independent farm worker labor union effort in the 1960s. According to David Giffey and Jesús Salas, "opposition to the boycott picket lines came from corporations, police, politicians and right-wing counter pickets" who erroneously associated the boycott with an international Communist conspiracy.

Residente local hace piquete en una tienda Kroger

Manifestantes en la acera enfrente del supermercado Kroger en Oshkosh demostrando a favor y en contra del boicot de uvas. Los letreros dicen: "Come uvas, la mejor medicina contra el comunismo" ("Eat Grapes Best Medicine Against Communism"), "El comunismo es el problema no el sindicalismo" ("Communism is the issue not unionism"), "Come uvas" ("Eat Grapes"), "Compra uvas/compra la libertad" ("Buy Grapes; Buy Freedom"), y "Honora la línea de piquete: cortadores de carne apoyan el boicot de uvas" ("Honor Picket Line. Meat Cutters Supports Grape Boycott"). Un fotógrafo tomando una fotografía está arrodillas en la delantera. Los boicots de uva en Wisconsin fueron organizados por Obreros Unidos, un esfuerzo independiente del sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas durante los años 1960. De acuerdo a David Giffey y Jesús Salas "la oposición a los frentes de protesta del boicot vino por parte de corporaciones, policía, políticos y contra-frentes derechistas" quienes erróneamente identificaban el boicot como parte de una conspiración comunista internacional.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:86895
Creation Date: 1969
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Oshkosh
County:Winnebago
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information on Wisconsin grape boycotts from: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p.
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Fruit
Unions (labor)
Clothing and dress
Eyeglasses
Business
Economics
Pensions
Cities and towns
Sidewalks
Children
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
Grocery trade
Storefronts
Signs and signboards
Automobiles
Migrant labor
Photographers
Picketing

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