We stand as one: the International Ladies Garment Workers' Strike, New York, 1909

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"Girls, from the bottom of my heart, I beg you not to go back to work. We are all poor, many of us are suffering hunger, none of us can afford to lose a day's wages. But only by fighting for our rights, and fighting all together, can we better our miseries; and so let us fight for them to the end!"―Nineteen-year-old shirtwaist striker, November 1909 In 1909, on the Lower East Side of New York, thousands of immigrant women--many only teenagers―toiled at shirtwaist factories. For up to twelve hours a day, seven days a week, they hunched over sewing machines, making women's blouses. The work was tedious, the pay was low, and the factories were unsafe. Women who dared complain usually were fired. But on November 23, 1909, twenty-thousand shirtwaist workers from five hundred factories walked off the job. Members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, they vowed to strike until factory owners met their demands. They wanted a fifty-two-hour workweek, fair wages, and a guarantee that factories would hire only union workers. Police harassed and arrested the picketers. But they endured for almost three months, and factory owners finally met many of their demands. In this captivating story of grit and determination, we'll explore how the strike became a rallying point for both women and men in the labor movement. We'll also see how the shirtwaist strike dovetailed with the fight for women's suffrage―the right to vote―and for other civil rights reforms.

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9780761346098
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subject_facet Strikes and lockouts -- Clothing trade -- New York (State) -- New York -- History. -- 20th century, Women clothing workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century, Women in the labor movement -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century
title_display We stand as one : the International Ladies Garment Workers' Strike, New York, 1909
title_full We stand as one : the International Ladies Garment Workers' Strike, New York, 1909 / by Laura B. Edge
title_short We stand as one :
title_sub the International Ladies Garment Workers' Strike, New York, 1909
topic_facet Clothing trade, History, Strikes and lockouts, Women clothing workers, Women in the labor movement