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Cafeteria strikers given harsh sentences: 1948

Five members of United Cafeteria and Restaurant Workers union Local 471 are sentenced to six months in jail for clashes on the picket line during their 78-day strike in 1948.


The April 18, 1948 Washington Post article reports on the sentences that were given after the strike was settled.


As the article reports, the harsh sentences were designed to send a message to Local 471 and other unions.


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The image is part of an article published in the Washington Post April 18, 1948.

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Taken on April 18, 1948