Farmworkers Strike to Save Their Union, by Andrew Zermeno, 1971

Andrew Zermeño Farmworkers Strike to Save Their Union, 1971

Medium: Offset paper
Dimensions: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Credit Line: Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Center for the Study of Political Graphics

In this graphic work Zermeño uses political iconography to inspire workers to fight for better pay and working conditions. The central portrait depicts a couple of Chicano or Mexican descent looking out as protestors holding flags march across the horizon below. The symbol at the top of the poster is an eagle, the logo of the United Farm Workers Union. The poster, stylistically reminiscent of the political graphics of the Russian Revolution and the Chinese Cultural Revolution, is a call to action.

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"Farmworkers Strike to Save Their Union." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016. https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/art/farmworkers-strike-to-save-their-union.