The Might of American Workers

Sept. 7, 1959, Labor Day

Sept. 7, 1959: The Mirror-News has a Page 1 cartoon for Labor Day, showing the might of American workers to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev on his upcoming visit to Los Angeles.

Sept. 7, 1959, Editorial Page

The Times editorial page takes a different slant on Labor Day, emphasizing the corruption of the Teamsters in a cartoon by Bruce Russell. Note the attitudes among farmers toward the braceros. As far as these letter writers are concerned the Mexican field workers most certainly don't need a union! … Another writer complains that local schools bankrupt the poor taxpayer and use the money to teach his child how to finger paint … and another reader says that gun control is the first step toward communism and a police state.

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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