The rapid growth of the garment industry in NYC at the turn of the 20th century brought a large number of young, unmarried women into the workplace. Often forced to work in sweatshop-like conditions, they were easily exploited by their employers but drew upon a spirit of independence to begin organizing unions, charities and newspapers. In 1909, when a general strike was called, 20,000 to 30,000 workers joined the protest.
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American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local #29: FIGHT for Union Jobs in Savannah "Enough is Enough: Stand-Up and Fight Back" Rally Sun., Oct. 14, 2012 4:30-6:30PM Bay St. at Fahm St. near Main Savannah Post Office Protest closure another facility in Savannah, GA area Families are upset due to the LOSS OF MORE JOBS Make signs, bring the family MAKE NOISE! Support: Postal Unions APWU, NALC, NPMHU, NRLCA Savannah Regional Central Labor Council The RUFFians Occupy…