Labor unions and Allegany County

Labor Unions? Hate ’em or love ’em, they are an important part of our history.
Allegany Museum will feature an exhibition of the history of labor unions in Allegany County, showing the ways in which they have contributed to the health and welfare of our workers.

The exhibition will also trace how negotiations between workers and companies have developed from confrontations that sometimes included violence, to sitting down to negotiate peacefully.

The photo is of striking workers at the Celanese textile plant, November 1936.celanese scabs stay away

The exhibition will include the Smithsonian travelling The Way we Worked exhibition, as well as a history of New Deal programs in Allegany County, opens February 3 2017.
Enjoy this song and video about the 1947 Celanese Workers Strike, Cumberland MD.