Yale Union Laundry Strike

“Laundry Workers Give Dance Tonight”

Oregon Labor Press. “Laundry Workers Give Dance Tonight.” October 13, 1917. Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Dances were often held by unions to recruit members and raise money. They served an important role in building cross-trade coalitions, and unifying workers of different laundries with one another as well as with former employees who had been fired for union involvement but maintained an active presence within the union.