(6599) Strikes, Transportation Workers, New York, 1927

A group of men, possibly hire strikebreakers, enjoy a meal in a makeshift restaurant during the New York transportation dispute of 1927.

Caption from the back of the photograph reads: “All plans have been laid by the I.R.T. [Inter-borough Rapid Transit company] for handling the threatened transit tie-up in the event that the company’s men walkout. Subway officials and leaders of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees hastened preparations for a determined fight. Strikebreakers are being held in readiness to fill the places left vacant by the strikers.”

Photograph courtesy of the William Levinson Collection

(6599) Strikes, Transportation Workers, New York, 1927
Date: 
1927-07-25
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Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6599