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An African-American railroad worker handles freight at the Pennsylvania Railroad Yards in 1938.

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This article reports the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union's efforts to unionize Black textile workers. According to Mrs. Emma Thompson's studies, non-union workers deal with unsanitary conditions and sometimes receive less than half the…

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Machine Shop Workers in Philadelphia circa 1938.

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In this picture, an African-American woman strips the center stems from tobacco. In some factories, employers paid women by "piecework" whereas others would pay by punch cards. Each pan of tobacco was one punch, generally worth about twenty-five…
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