Relief for Striking
Westinghouse Workers, 1956
Collections/University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
The women shown here are collecting groceries as part of the food
relief efforts on behalf of women members of the IUE, the International Union of
Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers, AFL-CIO, who were
striking the Westinghouse plant in Metuchen. After World War II, women increasingly
participated in labor unions, although only a few achieved leadership positions. During
strikes, women workers picketed, while they continued to help strikers through
auxiliaries. In the 1950s, women participated in several strikes against Westinghouse.