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Labor-Movement-1 - still image

Labor-Movement-1 - still image

Factory or sweatshop work was a non-negotiable part of nearly every young Jewish woman's life in the early part of the twentieth century. Their long hours, low wages and unsafe working conditions led to the rise of unions. In 1915, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers went on strike. Their objective was the abolition of the sweatshop and home work, and a reduction of the twelve-hour workday.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and B'nai B'rith.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Labor-Movement-1 - still image." (Viewed on April 16, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/labor-movement-1-still-image>.