Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 Mine Mill & Smelter
Posted by: leadhiker
N 32° 48.168 W 108° 07.295
12S E 769533 N 3633095
Quick Description: Marker is on New Mexico Route 152 at milepost 2.3, 2.3 miles east of U.S. 180.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2011 6:21:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMBTT2
Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890
Mine Mill & Smelter
After eight failed negotiating sessions and the expiration of their labor contract, Mexican-American workers at nearby Empire Zinc mine struck for wage and benefit equality. When an injunction prohibited union members from picketing, the women - wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters - took their places on the line.
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The "striking" women persevered despite life threatening situations, violence, incarceration and tension at home. Their determination made national news and resulted in the popular documentary film, Salt of the Earth. These courageous women not only survived in solidarity until the strike ended, but they commanded recognition as well as respect.
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