DC area truck strikes: 1938-40
The first five images in this album are of an unidentified Washington, D.C. truckers strike, probably in the 1940s.

There are five images that may be related to each other. All have marked on the back “Washington truck strike,” but this notation was probably added later than the image was produced.

There were at least three trucking company strikes that took place in the 1940s. A 1941 strike called by Teamsters Local 639, a 1942 wildcat strike against Jacobs Trucking Company and a 1949 strike called by the Teamsters.

Jacobs Trucking Company was struck in all three instances, although other companies were also hit with work stoppages in 1941 and 1949. Jacobs delivered for Sears and used the Sears logo on the side of some of their trucks.

Jacobs was located at 61 Pierce Street NE and the Cook Waste Paper Company that can be seen in two images of their truck was located at 59 Pierce Street NE.

Cook was not one of the companies struck during any of these three work stoppages.

The exact location of the images has not been positively identified either, although it is possible that they are taken near the intersection of Florida Avenue and New York Ave NE.

All five images are not necessarily related, although there are two pairs that seem to be related to each other.

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Other images in this album have been identified in the photo description.
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