Throwback Thursday: The Marshall Street Complex in 1970

Pictured here, protesting employees at Sprague Electric, which occupied the MASS MoCA complex until the mid-eighties and employed in its height over 4,000 North Adams residents. In 1970, relations between the factory and its workers became more than a little chilly due to a contract dispute. The rising costs of labor and international competition in the electronics market eventually forced Sprague to close its doors.


27 notes // Mar 28 2013 17:01

tagged as: Sprague, MASS MoCA, Throwback Thursday, 1970, Protest, Factory, Art, Workers,
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