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Unknown "Boycott Farah Pants, Viva La Huelga."

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09844 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: El Paso, Texas Type: Object Date: 1972 Pagination: 1 button ; 3.6 x 3.6 cm. Order a Copy

One yellow button with an illustration of a woman with her fist raised in the air and black text printed, "Boycott Farah Pants, Viva La Huelga."

This button was created when workers at the Farah Manufacturing Company went on strike for the right to unionize (to acquire better working conditions and higher wages) in May 1972. The strikes were held between 1972 to 1974. Majority of these actions were led by Mexican-American women.

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