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new labor radicalism and New York City"s garment industry

Leigh David Benin

new labor radicalism and New York City"s garment industry

progressive labor insurgents in the 1960s

by Leigh David Benin

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Progressive Labor Movement (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.),
  • Labor unions -- Clothing workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- History,
  • Labor unions and communism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-317) and index

    StatementLeigh David Benin
    SeriesGarland studies in the history of American labor
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD6515.C6 B4 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 330 p. ;
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16968770M
    ISBN 100815333854
    LC Control Number99051937

    New York City’s garment manufacturing industry has lost 95% of its workforce since the industry’s peak in However, the fashion industry is still a significant contributor to the city’s economy, employing over 5% of the city’s total workforce. Garment Industry Labor Quiz 1. Which of the following is not a characteristic commonly associated with sweatshops? A) Low wages B) Organized labor force C) Long hours D) Poor working conditions 2. What ultimately spelled the end of apartment-based garment factories in New York at the end of the 18th century? A) Legislation B) Disease.


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