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Poor Toil for Mere Pittance: The ILGWU in Cleveland, Ohio 1911-1933
The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union sought fair wages, safer working conditions, union recognition, and even sexual harassment protections for its workers. The ILGWU found its place in Cleveland, Ohio as early as 1903 and by 1911 the ILGWU was thoroughly entrenched in Cleveland garment factories. The Plain Dealer reported in 1911: “A feature peculiar to strikes in the garment trade, is the number of women involved. Of the 1,500 women on strike or out of employment because of the strike are mothers young and old, young women and girls not yet out of short dresses.”

This program about The ILGWU in Cleveland, Ohio is presented by Stephanie Bohnak, OHC's Museum Education and Tour Manager, for Women’s History Month and will be available on Zoom on March 28 at 7pm. Advanced registration is required. If you have any further questions about this event, please contact Stephanie at or by calling us at 440-774-1700

Mar 28, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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