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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
ca. 1972
Medium 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; red with black lettering, and red lettering within a black image; image of the United Farmworkers Union's symbol; "BOYCOTT / FARMWORKERS / SCAB LETTUCE"
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.54
Marks 
crimp: black lettering "N.G. SLATER CORP. N.Y.C. 11"
Gallery Label 
The United Farmworkers Union, headed by Cesar Chavez, organized many protests and boycotts against non-union, or "scab," produce. The boycotts focused chiefly on lettuce and grapes. Conscious consumers were encouragedto boycott suppermarket chain, such as Lucky and Safeway, which carried scab produce, and truck unloaded often refused to unload scab produce.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group