Cutbacks & Layoffs Must Stop at U of MD 1973
Campus workers organized Local 1072 of the American Federation of State County & Municipal Workers (AFSCME) under the leadership of Gladys Jefferson (not shown) long before obtaining collective bargaining rights.

This photo set shows an early picket line by AFSCME members and student supporters in front of the Administration Building at the University of Maryland College Park protesting a decision to layoff campus workers. The action took place in September 1973.

Local 1072 still exists today and after a long struggle obtained collective bargaining rights and the right to "fair share" where non-union members pay a fee for union services rendered. AFSCME 1072 is part of the statewide AFSCME MD.

This set of images is scanned from original negatives. Non-commercial use of these photos is permitted with attribution to Reading/Simpson. Commercial use is prohibited without expressed written consent.
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