Beautiful New York

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It Happened Today in New York City

04-16 StrikeOn April 16, 1916, 60,000 members of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union walked off the job in a strike that ultimately won full representation, binding 2-year contracts, and standard collective bargaining agreements. For unions and industries alike, this move helped usher the labor force into the modern world.

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