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United Farmworkers Union Protest Signs

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Hand-lettered protest signs and United Farm Workers (UFW) paper flags taped to a concrete wall in response to an official posting by the Fall River Canning Company. The Fall River Canning Company announcement identifies striking workers who walked off the job, states that they are fired and must vacate the premises and camp and warns other workers that they will receive the same treatment if they follow suit. The sign below the top flag contains a message written in Spanish: "No nos vamos/ni nos dejamos" ["We won't go nor will we quit"]. On the flag below, a message above the eagle symbol reads, "Viva la c[a]usa" which means "Long live our cause." On the slanted sign, the message reads "¡No nos vamos! que hablen con nuestros representativos" ["We won't go! Please speak with our representatives"]. The UFW symbol of the eagle was designed by Richard Chavez. Cesar Chavez chose the black and red colors. According to Chavez, the Aztec eagle signifies dignity and is source of pride for the UFW community.  <p></p>Letreros de protesta del sindicato United Farm Workers  <p></p>Letreros escritos a mano y banderas de papel del sindicato United Farm Workers (UFW) pegados en una pared de cemento en respuesta a un aviso oficial de la compañía Fall River Canning Company. El anuncio de la compañía Fall River Canning Company identifica a los trabajadores que dejaron su trabajo para hacer huelga, los notifica que están despedidos y deben desocupar las instalaciones y el campo, y advierte a otros trabajadores que recibirán el mismo tratamiento si hacen lo mismo. El letrero debajo de la bandera tiene un mensaje escrito en español: "No nos vamos/ni nos dejamos." En el letrero de la bandera de abajo, el mensaje arriba del símbolo de la águila dice "Viva la c[a]usa." El mensaje del letrero inclinado dice "¡No nos vamos! que hablen con nuestros representativos." El símbolo de la águila usado por UFW fue diseñado por Richard Chávez. Cesar Chávez escogió los colores, negro y rojo. De acuerdo a Chávez, la águila Azteca significa dignidad y es una fuente de orgullo para la comunidad UFW.
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Hand-lettered protest signs and United Farm Workers (UFW) paper flags taped to a concrete wall in response to an official posting by the Fall River Canning Company. The Fall River Canning Company announcement identifies striking workers who walked off the job, states that they are fired and must vacate the premises and camp and warns other workers that they will receive the same treatment if they follow suit. The sign below the top flag contains a message written in Spanish: "No nos vamos/ni nos dejamos" ["We won't go nor will we quit"]. On the flag below, a message above the eagle symbol reads, "Viva la c[a]usa" which means "Long live our cause." On the slanted sign, the message reads "¡No nos vamos! que hablen con nuestros representativos" ["We won't go! Please speak with our representatives"]. The UFW symbol of the eagle was designed by Richard Chavez. Cesar Chavez chose the black and red colors. According to Chavez, the Aztec eagle signifies dignity and is source of pride for the UFW community.

Letreros de protesta del sindicato United Farm Workers

Letreros escritos a mano y banderas de papel del sindicato United Farm Workers (UFW) pegados en una pared de cemento en respuesta a un aviso oficial de la compañía Fall River Canning Company. El anuncio de la compañía Fall River Canning Company identifica a los trabajadores que dejaron su trabajo para hacer huelga, los notifica que están despedidos y deben desocupar las instalaciones y el campo, y advierte a otros trabajadores que recibirán el mismo tratamiento si hacen lo mismo. El letrero debajo de la bandera tiene un mensaje escrito en español: "No nos vamos/ni nos dejamos." En el letrero de la bandera de abajo, el mensaje arriba del símbolo de la águila dice "Viva la c[a]usa." El mensaje del letrero inclinado dice "¡No nos vamos! que hablen con nuestros representativos." El símbolo de la águila usado por UFW fue diseñado por Richard Chávez. Cesar Chávez escogió los colores, negro y rojo. De acuerdo a Chávez, la águila Azteca significa dignidad y es una fuente de orgullo para la comunidad UFW.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:87059
Creation Date: 1969
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Cambria
County:Columbia
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1114000011
Original Dimensions:3089 X 4593 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
See Image ID: 87079 for Fall River Canning Company announcement. Information about the UFW symbol from http://www.ufw.org.
SUBJECTS
Unions (labor)
Stone walls
Food industry and trade
Documents
Factories
Outdoor photography
Flags
Signs and signboards
Signs and symbols
Migrant labor

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