In August of 1946, workers from the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company walked off the job to protest discrimination in the workplace. Members of the United Steelworkers of America, union leaders, and representatives of Jones and Laughlin, as well as representatives from the Pittsburgh Mayor's office worked to come to a deal. The workers promised to go back to work the following day, but only once a Jones and Laughlin promised a full investigation of the discrimination claims.
A black and white photograph of steelworkers outside the United Steelworkers of American headquarters in Pittsburgh. The group includes (left to right back row): Harold [last name illegible], shop steward, Wilbur Smith, Harry Rowczka, Boyd L. Wilson, Sam Bealich, Charles Washington, Raymond Glenn, Charles Winbush, John O'Brien, (kneeling in front): Peter Charles and Ted Mathos. The bottom front corner of the photograph has an inscription of the number: . The back of the photograph is blank.