photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

Union made

The labor movement has always been a part of my life.

I was born and raised in Michigan where the United Auto Workers were frequently in the spotlight and

when I moved to Chicago, I  joined a union called the International Alliance of Theatrical  Stage Employees.

I.A.T.S.E. made it possible for me to be a  cameraman  in the film industry, and I was a proud member of the

International Cinematographer’s Guild local 600 for almost 20 years.

 

But to me, the American auto workers who built the cars below – they were a special breed of union worker.

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

©David Moenkhaus

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

©David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© David Moenkhaus - All Rights Reserved

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain – at least in a poor country like

Russia – and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.”

 

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