Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Shirtwaist Strike & Other Strikes

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“Leaders of the Heroic Waistmakers’ Strike in 1909, Executive Board, Local 25, 1909-1910.” Shirtwaist makers walked out of their shops on strike and marched to the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union headquarters in Clinton Hall. Every meeting room, office and hallway was filled with strikers and strike supporters speaking English, Italian, Yiddish and a host of other languages. The overflow gathered outside the building ready for action.

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Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's