Uprising of the 20,000

In the first decade of the twentieth century, immigrant women workers revolted against the appalling sweatshop conditions in the garment industry. Italian and Eatern European Jewish women, many of whome did not speak English, launched a series of strikes that reached from New York City to Chicago and Cleveland. In 1909 the “Uprising of the 20,000” spread to 500 shops in 24 hours gaining widespread support and winning almost all of the demands voiced by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Joined by women in the suffrage movement, they held a demonstration in New York on March 8, 1909 demanding better conditions, an end to child labor and the right to vote. Today, that day is celebrated as International Women’s Day. Sisterhood and solidarity nourished each other as these women wrote a vital chapter in both women’s history and labor history.

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Poster Dimensions

11×17"

Print Type

Digital (Union Printed at RLM World Headquarters)

Year Created

1985

SKU p440d
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