An Illustrated History of American Labor #9


Original Caption:

Detroit -- This display of Red Literature including the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, a target pellet gun and Yugoslavian passport issued to James Petroff, address unknown, were alleged to have been found in a car Petroff was driving while said by police to have been trailing in the Strikebound Square D Electrical Equipment Company. Four other men riding with Petroff were also arrested and held for questioning as the strike entered its 100th day. The strikers were members of the Independent Electrical Workers Union, which was ousted from the CIO five years prior on charges of Communist domination. (1954)

1 comment:

Vanwall said...

Agents provocateurs caught by other agents provocateurs, no doubt.