Sabotage Cat T-Shirt (Limited Edition / Final Reprint / Yellow)
  • Sabotage Cat T-Shirt (Limited Edition / Final Reprint / Yellow)
  • Sabotage Cat T-Shirt (Limited Edition / Final Reprint / Yellow)

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Limited edition / Final reprint: Limited edition 100% union-sewn and sweatshop-free shirt. Union screen printed by members of UAW Local 1596 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In testimony before the court in a 1918 trial of Industrial Workers of the World leaders, Ralph Chaplin, who is generally credited with creating the IWW's black cat symbol, stated that the black cat "was commonly used by the boys as representing the idea of sabotage. The idea being to frighten the employer by the mention of the name sabotage, or by putting a black cat somewhere around. You know if you saw a black cat go across your path you would think, if you were superstitious, you are going to have a little bad luck. The idea of sabotage is to use a little black cat on the boss."

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