Unionizing Women Garment Workers

In the early 20th century, the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union was the largest women’s union in the world. It pushed to improve benefits for… read more

In the early 20th century, the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union was the largest women’s union in the world. It pushed to improve benefits for women in the clothing industry and inspired union action in other professions across the country. A panel of scholars looked at this union’s historical significance along with the challenges its members faced in fighting for worker rights. They also described the role of minority women in the garment industry during this period. The New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History hosted this discussion. close

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  • Margaret Chin Associate Professor Hunter College->Sociology Department
  • Janette Gayle Assistant Professor Hobart and William Smith Colleges->History Department
  • Nick Juravich Postdoctoral Fellow New York Historical Society->Center for Women's History
  • Alice Kessler-Harris Professor Columbia University->History Department
  • Valerie Paley Director New York Historical Society->Center for Women's History
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Unionizing Women Garment Workers

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Program ID:
458953-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Apr 20, 2019 | 8:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 28, 2019 | 10:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 20, 2019 | 8:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 21, 2019 | 12:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 28, 2019 | 5:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 28, 2019 | 10:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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