Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunday, August 27, 1933

Rita Mae and Ruby stayed all night. We all went down to Olive's for dinner. Sure good. Then we stayed at Joe's.

during the 1933 Dressmakers' Strike in New York, August 27, 1933.
Rally of thousands during the New York Dressmaker's Strike - August 27, 1933

The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) was once one
of the largest labor unions in the United States, one of the first U.S. unions to have
a primarily female membership, and a key player in the labor history of the 1920s and 1930s.
More than 70,000 workers joined the Dressmakers' Strike, the largest labor strike to date in the U.S.

"Look for the Union Label"

Look for the union label
When you are buying a coat, dress, or blouse,
Remember somewhere our union's sewing,
Our wages going to feed the kids and run the house,
We work hard, but who's complaining?
Thanks to the ILG, we're paying our way,
So always look for the union label,
It says we're able to make it in the USA!

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