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Atlanta Garbage Strike, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgiafrom Georgia State University Library
In 1970 Atlanta sanitation workers staged a major strike. A guy named Tom Coffin was there photographing and there are a ton of photos from it available in the collections of the GSU Library (search for “city hall” and “strike” or “coffin, tom” and that should locate them.) 
From GSU:

Sanitation workers strike supporters on steps of Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31, 1970. Photograph is part of a series labeled “Strike.”
Protesters carry printed sign that reads, “City employees. AFSCME AFL-CIO Local 1644 on strike for justice-dignity.”

Atlanta Garbage Strike, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia
from Georgia State University Library

In 1970 Atlanta sanitation workers staged a major strike. A guy named Tom Coffin was there photographing and there are a ton of photos from it available in the collections of the GSU Library (search for “city hall” and “strike” or “coffin, tom” and that should locate them.) 

From GSU:

Sanitation workers strike supporters on steps of Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31, 1970. Photograph is part of a series labeled “Strike.”

Protesters carry printed sign that reads, “City employees. AFSCME AFL-CIO Local 1644 on strike for justice-dignity.”

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