Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890

Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (HMPL9)

Location: Bayard, NM 88023 Grant County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 48.167', W 108° 7.283'

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Mine Mill & Smelter

— (1951-1952) —

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.
HM NumberHMPL9
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 8:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 769552 N 3633094
Decimal Degrees32.80278333, -108.12138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 48.167', W 108° 7.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 48' 10.02" N, 108° 7' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5286 Nm Highway 90, Bayard NM 88023, US
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