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William Evans of Fall River Canning Company | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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William Evans of Fall River Canning Company

William Evans of Fall River Canning Company | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Fall River Canning Company's president William Evans stands in the center with migrant farm workers around him after their walkout.<p>Eighty workers of Hispanic descent had walked off their jobs charging the Fall River Canning Company with racially discriminatory practices. This labor action was a part of the statewide protest movements of the Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a union created to fight for migrant farm worker protection. In the background, wearing a dark suit is Evans' attorney.<p>William Evans el presidente de Fall River Canning Company está parado al centro con trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes a su alrededor después de que ellos hicieron un paro laboral.<p>Ochenta trabajadores de origen hispano dejaron su trabajo en acusación de prácticas racialmente discriminatorias por parte de Fall River Canning Company. Esta acción laboral fue parte de movimientos de protesta en todo el estado por parte de Obreros Unidos, un sindicato creado para luchar por la protección de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes. Hacia el fondo, vistiendo un traje oscuro está el abogado de Evans.</p>
DESCRIPTION
Fall River Canning Company's president William Evans stands in the center with migrant farm workers around him after their walkout.

Eighty workers of Hispanic descent had walked off their jobs charging the Fall River Canning Company with racially discriminatory practices. This labor action was a part of the statewide protest movements of the Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a union created to fight for migrant farm worker protection. In the background, wearing a dark suit is Evans' attorney.

William Evans el presidente de Fall River Canning Company está parado al centro con trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes a su alrededor después de que ellos hicieron un paro laboral.

Ochenta trabajadores de origen hispano dejaron su trabajo en acusación de prácticas racialmente discriminatorias por parte de Fall River Canning Company. Esta acción laboral fue parte de movimientos de protesta en todo el estado por parte de Obreros Unidos, un sindicato creado para luchar por la protección de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes. Hacia el fondo, vistiendo un traje oscuro está el abogado de Evans.

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91126
Creation Date: 1969
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Cambria
County:Columbia
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1114000032
Original Dimensions:4659 X 3011 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information from: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p., and the Wisconsin Labor History website.
SUBJECTS
Unions (labor)
Clothing and dress
Eyeglasses
Suits (Clothing)
Hairstyles
Hispanic Americans
Immigrants
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
Civil disobedience
Civil rights
Agricultural laborers
Executives
Migrant labor
Strikes and lockouts

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