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Migrant Barracks

Migrant Barracks | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Clothes hanging and drying on clotheslines in front of migrant workers' barracks. Libby McNeil and Libby Company was a major employer of migrant farm workers in the area. In 1968, workers in Hartford staged a walkout to support Obreros Unidos (United Workers) to show dissatisfaction with company domination of the local union. <p></p>This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle including an independent organizing effort in Wisconsin and the nationwide grape boycott movement started by Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers during the 1960s and 1970s. <p></p>Cuartel para emigrantes <p></p>Ropa colgada para secar en un tendedero enfrente de un cuartel para trabajadores emigrantes. La compañía Libby McNeil & Libby Company era un empleador mayoritario de trabajadores emigrantes en el área. En 1968, los trabajadores en la planta de Hartford hicieron un paro laboral para apoyar a Obreros Unidos y mostrar su insatisfacción con el dominio del sindicato por parte de la compañía. Esta fotografía es parte de la serie "Lucha por la Justicia" tomada por David Giffey, originario de Wisconsin, las imágenes muestran la lucha de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes incluyendo un esfuerzo independiente organizado en Wisconsin y el movimiento nacional del boicot de uvas empezado por Cesar Chávez de la unión de campesinos o United Farm Workers durante los años 1960 y 1970.
DESCRIPTION
Clothes hanging and drying on clotheslines in front of migrant workers' barracks. Libby McNeil and Libby Company was a major employer of migrant farm workers in the area. In 1968, workers in Hartford staged a walkout to support Obreros Unidos (United Workers) to show dissatisfaction with company domination of the local union.

This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle including an independent organizing effort in Wisconsin and the nationwide grape boycott movement started by Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers during the 1960s and 1970s.

Cuartel para emigrantes

Ropa colgada para secar en un tendedero enfrente de un cuartel para trabajadores emigrantes. La compañía Libby McNeil & Libby Company era un empleador mayoritario de trabajadores emigrantes en el área. En 1968, los trabajadores en la planta de Hartford hicieron un paro laboral para apoyar a Obreros Unidos y mostrar su insatisfacción con el dominio del sindicato por parte de la compañía. Esta fotografía es parte de la serie "Lucha por la Justicia" tomada por David Giffey, originario de Wisconsin, las imágenes muestran la lucha de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes incluyendo un esfuerzo independiente organizado en Wisconsin y el movimiento nacional del boicot de uvas empezado por Cesar Chávez de la unión de campesinos o United Farm Workers durante los años 1960 y 1970.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:93063
Creation Date: 1969
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Hartford
County:Washington
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:1114000090
Original Dimensions:6731 X 4417 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about Wisconsin migrant labor and 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. Wisconsin Labor History Website: http://www.wisconsinlaborhistory.org/
SUBJECTS
Commercial buildings
Windows
Housekeeping
Food industry and trade
Cities and towns
Dwellings
Factories
Barracks
Outdoor photography
Civil rights
Automobiles
Migrant labor

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