|Title||Teamsters entering union building, Seattle, June 1957 |
|Caption||In 1903, groups of men who hauled freight using teams of horses, mules or oxen came together to form the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, also called the Teamsters Union. By the 1950s, its members drove delivery trucks and taxis, worked in the aviation industry and moved goods in warehouses. The teamsters carried great political weight in Seattle where the movement of the region's goods depended so heavily on union members.|
This June 1957 photo shows members of the Teamsters Union lined up outside the union hall on Denny Way in Seattle. That year, the American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) expelled the Teamsters Union for corruption, and the United States Congress passed laws to regulate certain union activities.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: Unions - Teamsters - Seattle (gathering in front of hall).|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 11, 1957.
|Subjects||Labor unions--Washington (State)--Seattle; Organizations' facilities--Washington (State)--Seattle; International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
South Lake Union (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI24191 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |