Union is Power

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Description

This call to action was not published in a periodical, but rather distributed as a single-sheet broadside in and around Lowell, Massachusetts, during a strike in 1834. The factory workers were reacting to an unprecedented wage decrease of roughly 15 percent across the board. The goal was to have beleaguered workers sign a petition and essentially unionize on the spot and then to strike until the three resolutions on this page were met by the mill owners.

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Title

Union is Power

Source

Broadside

Date

1834

Subject

Labor unions
Employee rights
Strikes and lockouts
Broadsides--1830-1840
Political manifestoes

Coverage

Lowell, Massachusetts (?)

Citation

“Union is Power,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 15, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/48.