Striking elevator operators and people including college girls protest, and the police control them in New York City.
New York City USA Date:1936, March 9 Duration:1 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A labor dispute in New York City. Striking elevator operators cheer their leaders. A leader addresses striking building service employees. Protesters including college girls from Hunter College who come out of a building holding banners. A child enters a tiny elevator (designed for groceries and small goods) and is hoisted up to his apartment manually by an operator. The boy's mother greets him there beside the kitchen icebox and helps him to exit the mini elevator. The mother kisses the child. A man treats the foot of another striking protestor after he developed blisters on the picket line. A man with a shotgun at a building acts as a strike breaker. Demonstrators are taken by police from a building. Police cars on a street. The demonstrators are taken away into the police cars. Some of the demonstrators hold signs like "Dillinger Gone...Bellinger going going (gone)". (The sign is comparing Frederic Coudert Bellinger, a building resident who was organizing tenants against the striking workers, to the infamous bank robber John Dillinger.) Bellinger had also shown up in tin hat and with a shotgun, and another protestor sign said, "Office of Tin Hat Bellinger". Another sign variant was, "Bellinger goes up and down, Picket goes round and round."
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