United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), Local 601 pre-strike rally, Turtle Creek Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA, November 14, 1945.
flipFlip to Striking steelworkers picketing outside the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation plant at Homestead, PA., January 21, 1946.
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Rally to Authorize a Strike. Front View of Large Crowd at Turtle Creek Stadium on Lynn Avenue in Turtle Creek Pennsylvania. Workers Hold Signs Asking for a $2 a Day Increase. Published in the UE News December 3, 1945

Credit: UE News Photograph Collection, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Soon after the end of World War II, the CIO’s three largest unions–the United Auto Workers, United Steelworkers, and the UE–engaged in a national strike to regain economic ground lost by workers during the war, when wages had been frozen while industries profited.

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