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Labor Protests: A Visual Anthology

Sep 4, 2017 | 12:46 GMT
Signs in the labor poster call for a five-day week, shorter hours, the right to organize, abolition of child labor, collective bargaining, higher wages and social security.

An American Labor Party political poster in support of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert H. Lehman. Signs in the labor poster call for a five-day week, shorter hours, the right to organize, abolition of child labor, collective bargaining, higher wages and social security.

(The New York Public Library)

A country's labor force can be one of its greatest attributes. As a united front, it can also come together to force the hand of governments on policy and wages. As we stand on the frontier of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, when the careers of our children today may not even exist, we take a look back at the employment conditions and movements of our forefathers. This visual anthology was originally published on Sept. 4, 2017. ...

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