Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Shirtwaist Strike & Other Strikes

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Women raise their hands, pledging to support the shirtwaist strike and walk the picket lines for its success. This action brought risks of violence from police and hired thugs, as well as putting the women in conflict with judges, lawyers, employers, and sometimes with their families and other workers.

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Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's