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The Dow Chemical Collection - Union Strike (1972)
Lake Jackson Historical Museum
Silent |
 
1972 |
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| English
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    Walking slowing as a way to obstruct entrance and egress from the plant was later stipulated against in a court injunction about the strike
    The wives of laborers also took part in the protest. Collectively, they were known as the Women of the Workers, an unofficial group associated with the union.
    As identified on the man's sign, the official group protesting was the Local 564 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. O.D. Kenmore and T.B. Crow were the union leaders. 
    Speaking to employees leaving the plant
    One sign calls out "Rooke." David L. Rooke was the Dow Manager at the time of the protest.