Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Shirtwaist Strike & Other Strikes

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Unprincipled owners hired scabs, police, thugs, and prostitutes to disrupt orderly picketing. Arrested strikers were taken to Jefferson Market Prison for booking. The Women's Trade Union League was successful raising funds to pay fines and bail but, as punishment for opposing the authority of police, judges, and company owners, some women were sentenced to time in the workhouse on Blackwell's Island.

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Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's