Conditions of American workers and the rise of labor unions, especially in garment industry, early in the 20th century
Chicago United States USA Date:1910 Duration:2 min 49 sec Sound:Yes
A large group of well-dressed men and women at an event in a park in Chicago, Illinois. Many men wear straw boater hats and many women wear bonnets. Men and women working at sewing machines in a factory of Hart Shaffner & Marx men's clothiers in Chicago, Illinois. Successive closeups of two foremen and one worker, posing for the camera. Pay envelope for a person named Herscowitz in the seaming department. Card shows pay of $1.78 for 23 hours & 20 minutes work. Men working as cutters in garment factory. Young girls, an older man, and mature women working in the factory. Several young women walking arm in arm, ostensibly in protest. Closeups of several factory workers. Group of labor protestors led by women, walking in a city street. Many workers in a protest parade in the snow as spectators watch from sidewalks. Gathering of workers dissatisfied with their union leadership. One carries a sign reading: "Our so called leaders say strike settled. This demonstration is contrary to their claims."
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