National Affairs: Dress Strike

Of all dresses sold in the U. S., 70% are made in and about New York City, where 45,000 people, two-thirds of them women, each year manufacture $634,000,000 worth. In midwinter dressmakers are busiest, preparing for the Easter trade. This year they are especially busy because of major style changes in women's wear. Last week, at the busiest time, 35,000 New York dressmakers went on strike.

Demands of International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union: abolition of 1,500 "sweatshops"; 10% wage increase; a 40-hour, five-day week; an impartial commission to settle disputes; unemployment insurance. Well...

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