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November 7 Protest Cause Button Museum
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NOV 7 PROTEST BUTTON EXHIBITION AT VAN VAN PELT LIBRARY UNIV. OF PA. NOV A. NOV. 7-28, 1977
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HORN CO. PHILA. PA 19126

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On November 7, 1977 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charged the University of Pennsylvania in unfair labor practices concerning campus housekeeping. According to the NLRB, “the University tried to keep the Teamsters Union off campus, fired the workers largely for joining the Teamsters, and failed to bargain with the union in good faith” (Marquez, 1977, p.1). Approximately 200 people attended a meeting to develop a proposal of ideas, and concluded with a rally across campus. The protesters supported the 343 housekeepers who were fired by the University on August 4th and were “replaced with workers from outside maintenance firms” (Marquez, 1977, p. 1).   

Marquez, Steven A. (1977, November 7). NLRB opinion charges U. with labor law violation. The Daily Pennsylvanian, p. 1. Retrieved from http://www.library.upenn.edu/docs/kislak/dp/1977/1977_11_07.pdf

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