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“We Are One” ILGWU newsletter, 1982

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We Are One - ILGWU strike 1982

Contributed by : Mei Yin Tsang and Alice Ip

Object # 1574

“This newsletter is from the big ILGWU rally in Chinatown in 1982. This is walking on Canal and Mott and Bayard Streets to Columbia Park. The slogan is “We are One” – one family. This newsletter is to help organize and educate the members about their rights – how to become a citizen, how to vote. In order to fight for your rights, you’ve got to understand what they are. For immigrants, they have no knowledge of what the union is, what their rights are. They just work hard.”

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You can find the “We are one” newsletter at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York City as part of the the Triangle Fire Open Museum for the month of April 2012!

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