Absenteeism (Labor)

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Female workers signing ‘No Work, No Woo’ pledge to reduce absenteeism at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing three female employees at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in an office, standing on opposite sides of a counter. The women at right, one of whom is signing a book, are joining a chapter of “No Work, No Woo” (N. W. N. W), a group whose members pledged not to date workers who hadn’t put in a full week’s time. A cropped version of this photograph and image Nos. 375A0741 and 375A0742 were published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal on July 4, 1943. This photograph had the following caption: “GIRLS RUSH TO JOIN THE UNION of workers and wooers. Not satisfied with an absentee record of 3.2 per cent for the yard, Albina girls plan to make the attendance record 100 per cent. Rosalie Holder, office worker and secretary of N. W. N. W., signs up Betty Langston and Louise Brundage, both duplicator’s helpers, who pledge themselves to date no absentees.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “No Work, No Woo / Albina Girls Won’t Date Absentees.” Image note: The number 263 is written on the negative.

Workers joining No Work, No Woo at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing four unidentified workers, three women and a man, standing in line at a desk to sign up for “No Work, No Woo” at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. A woman who may be Jeannine Christensen, a welder and president of No Work, No Woo, is sitting in a chair at the desk and is either taking or giving a small card to the last woman in line. No Work, No Woo was an effort started by female employees at the Albina shipyard to reduce absenteeism. Workers pledged not to date anyone who hadn’t put in a full week’s work. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding / 9/3/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Jeannine Christensen? instructing workers about No Work, No Woo at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing a group of workers gathered around a blackboard outdoors at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. At center, a woman is standing at the blackboard and holding a pointer. On the blackboard is a sign that reads “NO WORK - NO WOO / ‘Sign up here.’” The text “Chapter 5” is written above the sign, and below it are written the words of a pledge, which are partially obscured by people in front of the blackboard. The woman at the blackboard may be Jeannine Christensen, a welder at Albina Engine and the president of No Work, No Woo, an effort started by female employees at the Albina shipyard to reduce absenteeism. Workers pledged not to date anyone who hadn’t put in a full week’s work. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding / 9/3/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Workers joining No Work, No Woo at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing four unidentified workers standing in line at a desk to sign up for “No Work, No Woo” at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. A woman who may be Jeannine Christensen, president of No Work, No Woo, is sitting in a chair at the desk and is either taking or giving a small card to the last woman in line. No Work, No Woo was an effort started by female employees at the Albina shipyard to reduce absenteeism. Workers pledged not to date anyone who hadn’t put in a full week’s work. Image note: The text “Albina shipbuilding / 9/3/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The date is unverified.

Jack Schmidt and Bert Lowry of Albina Engine & Machine Works posing with Nancy Vincent and pledge to reduce absenteeism

Photograph showing two workers holding a smiling girl as they stand in front of a sign at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. The sign reads: “To MY COUNTRY, and to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as its leader: We the undersigned employees of Albina Engine and Machine Works and Shipyard, hereby pledge that we Will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won. May God give our country and our President strenth [sic] to achieve a glorious victory.” The photograph was taken as Albina workers began signing a pledge against absenteeism. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 9 of the Oregon Journal on February 7, 1943. It had the following caption: “ ‘WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR,’ say Jack Schmidt, left, and Bert Lowry of Albina, who hold Nancy Vincent in front of their pledge ‘that we will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won.’ “ The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Albina Workers Sign Pledge / Absenteeism ‘Voted Out.’” Also see image Nos. 375A0623, 375A0678, 375A0679, and 375A0681. Image note: The number 201 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works posing with pledge to reduce absenteeism

Photograph showing a group of unidentified workers posing with a pair of signs and doffing their hats at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The photograph was taken as Albina workers began signing a pledge against absenteeism in February 1943. At left, a girl, Nancy Vincent, is holding a large notebook for one of the workers to sign. Behind the workers are two signs. The larger sign has the words “ALBINA AT BAT” at top, and it shows a baseball player preparing to swing at three caricatures depicting the heads of Hideki Tōjō, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini. The second sign reads: “To MY COUNTRY, and to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as its leader: We the undersigned employees of Albina Engine and Machine Works and Shipyard, hereby pledge that we Will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won. May God give our country and our President strenth [sic] to achieve a glorious victory.” Also see image Nos. 375A0623, 375A0677, 375A0679, and 375A0681. Image note: The number 202 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works posing with pledge to reduce absenteeism

Photograph showing a group of unidentified workers, all men, posing with a pair of signs at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. The photograph was taken as Albina workers began signing a pledge against absenteeism in February 1943. The fourth worker from left is holding a large notebook and a pen. Behind the workers are two signs. The larger sign has the words “ALBINA AT BAT” at top, and it shows a baseball player preparing to swing at caricatures depicting the heads of Hideki Tōjō, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini. The second sign reads: “To MY COUNTRY, and to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as its leader: We the undersigned employees of Albina Engine and Machine Works and Shipyard, hereby pledge that we Will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won. May God give our country and our President strenth [sic] to achieve a glorious victory.” Also see image Nos. 375A0623, 375A0677, 375A0678, and 375A0681. Image note: The number 203 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Worker at Albina Engine & Machine works pledging to reduce absenteeism

Photograph showing an unidentified worker at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland signing a large notebook as he pledges to reduce absenteeism in February 1943. Behind him are a pair of signs. The larger sign has the words “ALBINA AT BAT” at top, and it shows a baseball player preparing to swing at caricatures depicting the heads of Hideki Tōjō, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini. The second sign reads: “To MY COUNTRY, and to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as its leader: We the undersigned employees of Albina Engine and Machine Works and Shipyard, hereby pledge that we Will refrain from taking even one unnecessary hour off work until this war is won. May God give our country and our President strenth [sic] to achieve a glorious victory.” The worker has an Albina identification button on his hat; on the button is the number 838. Also see image Nos. 375A0623, 375A0677, 375A0678, and 375A0679. Image note: The number 204 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Francis Fieger holding Albina Engine & Machine Works’ pledge against absenteeism

Photograph showing Francis Fieger, an employee at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland, sitting at a table and holding open a large notebook. On the top page is the following text: “Pledge to My Country / And to / Franklin D. Roosevelt / President of the United States, as its leader, / We, the undersigned workers at / Albina Engine and Machine Works & Shipyard / builders of Subchasers, Portland, Oregon, aware that every man-hour counts in America’s War for Freedom, / do hereby pledge that we will refrain from taking even one hour off work unnecessarily, until the war is won. / May God give you and our country strength to achieve a glorious victory.” On the bottom page are two columns of handwritten signatures. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 15 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, March 28, 1943. It had the following caption: “NATIONAL PLEDGE, which President Roosevelt and Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins say will be used as a national pledge to help curb absenteeism in defense plants. Francis Fieger, Albina worker, signs the document which originated here.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Pledge to Become National / Albina Plan Wins Honors.” According to the story, the pledge was signed by every worker in the shipyard and by management. Image note: The number 227 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Vincent, Ralph (Photographer)

Thelma Leonard inspects Gene Peterson’s time card at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing Gene Peterson showing his time card to Thelma Leonard at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. Leonard had taken a “No Work, No Woo” pledge, a campaign by Albina workers to reduce absenteeism. Participants pledged not to date workers who hadn’t put in a full week’s time. A cropped version of this photograph and image Nos. 375A0406 and 375A0742 were publishd on Page 1, Section 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 4, 1943. This photograph had the following caption: “SWORN TO TURN A DEAF EAR to masculine blandishments, unless accompanied by a full time card, Thelma Leonard, shipfitter’s helper and vice president of No Work No Woo, looks appraisingly at the time card of Gene Peterson of the plate shop.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “No Work, No Woo / Albina Girls Won’t Date Absentees.” The number 261 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.

Workers Mel Knotts and Jeannine Christensen posing at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

Photograph showing two workers, Mel Knotts and Jeannine Christensen posing at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland. They are facing each other and smiling, and Christensen is holding up both hands. A cropped version of this photograph and image Nos. 375A0406 and 375A0742 were publishd on Page 1, Section 3 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 4, 1943. This photograph had the following caption: “NO WORK, NO WOO is the battle cry of girls at Albina Hellshipyard, who have sworn to date only those boys who put in a full week’s work. Here, Jeanine [sic] Christensen, Albina burner and president of N. W. N. W., remains adamant to the entreaties of Plate Shop Foreman Mel Knotts.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “No Work, No Woo / Albina Girls Won’t Date Absentees.” Image note: The number 262 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding” is written on the negative sleeve.