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The Jewish Roots of Labor Day

The Jewish Roots of Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day and the recent anniversary of the sweatshop workers strike, we are reposting this article originally written by Eva Brune. On September 4 in 1894, more than 12,000 New York State tailors – 4,000 from New York City alone — went on strike to protest the sweatshop conditions in which they […]

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This Day in History: STRIKE!

This Day in History: STRIKE!

This post was written by Eva Brune. On September 4 in 1894, more than 12,000 New York area tailors – 4,000 from New York City alone — went on strike to protest the sweatshop conditions in which they had to work. Many of them Jewish from the Lower East Side, the workers struck to demand […]

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