An essential primary source on the Great Chicago Garment Workers’ Strike of 1910-11 involving over 45,000, largely immigrant women, workers and led by Socialists. Beautifully illustrated with photographs.
Official Report of the Strike Committee of the Chicago Garment Workers’ Strike, October 29, 1910-February 18, 1911. Women’s Trade Union League of Chicago, 1911.
Contents: Introduction by Annie Shapiro, Strike Committee Formed, Grievances, A Sweated Industry, Reduction of Wages, Tyranny of Foreman, Unjust Fines, Trade Organization the Way Out, Police Brutality and Picketing, Rules for Pickets, Hart-Rickert Agreement, Joint Conference Board, Commissary Relief, Food Appointments for Families, Jewish Workingmen’s Conference, Other Relief Work, Civic Action, Proposed Agreement, The Supreme Right of Strikers, Public Opinion, Socialist Women’s Strike Committee, Sweatshop Sunday, The Senate Committee, Agreements, Hart Shaffner and Marx Agreement, Arbitration Decision, End of Strike, The Hunger Bargain, Are Strikes the Only Way?, Acknowledgement, Old Freedoms Again in Issue, After the Strike by Mary O’Reilly, Strike Committee Finances and Receipts, List of Individuals and Organizations Contributing to the Strike Fund. 60 pages.
PDF of pamphlet: https://iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests/view/drs:3370018$1i#no-op