Button

Object Number: 
2003.64.54
Date: 
ca. 1972
Medium: 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
crimp: black lettering "N.G. SLATER CORP. N.Y.C. 11"
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"
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group