Celebrate Labor Day with Time Labor Leader Covers

Celebrate Labor Day with Time Labor Leader Covers Monday, September 6 is Labor Day, and what better way to celebrate than to look at some classic Time magazine covers of labor leaders! It was a different time in America when just the last name of these labor titans: Hoffa, Reuther, Lewis, would strike fear into the hearts of big capitalists everywhere. Here are six classic Time covers to warm the hearts and souls or working men and women.

Above: Cesar Chavez, president of the United Farm Workers Union, July 4, 1969. Illustration by Manuel Gregorio Acosta.

John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, December 16, 1946. Illustration by Ernest Hamlin Baker.

Walter Reuther, president of the United Auto Workers, December 3, 1945. Illustration by Boris Chaliapin.

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David Dubinsky, president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, August 29, 1949. Illustration by Ernest Hamlin Baker.

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Harry Bridges, president of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, July 19, 1937. Photograph by Ralph Vincent.

Bert Powers, president of the New York Typographical Union , March 1, 1963. Illustration by Boris Chaliapin.

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