Strike Broadside: Meeting - Gran Hotel Ancira - Monterrey, Mexico (ca.1930's)

Strike Broadside: Meeting - Gran Hotel Ancira - Monterrey, Mexico (ca.1930's)

Monterrey: Strike Committee, ca.1930's. An original broadside calling for a labor strike at the Gran Hotel Ancira in Monterrey, Mexico. The Hotel Ancira, which opened in 1912, was owned by capitalist Jose Torrellardona. An elegant, neo-classical building, the hotel is one of the oldest in Monterrey, famously used as Pancho Villa's base of operations in 1914. The Strike Committee, headed by R. Mercado, T. Montemayor, and R.F. Rodriguez, call for a meeting with Angel Cueva (Hotel Manager) and Torrellardona, who refused to sign collective work contracts with the Union of Hotels, Bars, and Restaurant Employees. A subsequent strike is called for, beginning on February 26th (no further date given), suspending hotel service of any kind until collective contracts are signed. Interestingly, the full text of the broadside is in English, likely for the benefit of the tourist trade. Single sheet of light brown newsprint, printed in orange; approximately 19.5 X 26.5cm. Two tiny tears with attendant creasing; Near Fine.

Price: $300.00

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