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You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
                                                      -Mother Jones

Wednesday June 24, 1903
From The New York Times: "Garment Workers Threaten Strike"

About thirty-five thousand members of the Garment Workers' Council threatened a general strike in this city to enforce a demand for a new wage schedule for the summer trade. The unions affected include those of coat tailors, vest makers, and knee breeches makers. A conference will be held in a few days between committees of the clothing manufacturers and the Garment Workers' Council in the interest of peace.
The New York Times
-of June 24, 1903

Tuesday June 24, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey - The Artistic Success of the Pageant Not Matched Financially

The Pageant of the Paterson Silk Strikers was a grand production. Yet, sadly, the money made from the Pageant was only $348. Big Bill Haywood said that this was the amount left over after all expenses were paid. This amount was turned over to the strikers' relief fund. With thousands of silk workers still on strike, it won't go far.

One thousand weavers returned to work today. They have withstood arrest, jailing, and policemen's clubs these many months, but the failure of the Pageant to replenish the empty relief fund is a blow that the hungry strikers may not be able to stand against.

The New York Times
-of June 24, 1913

Monday June 24, 2013
From The Wall Street Journal: Photo of Bangladeshi survivor with her husband.

This photo by AP photographer, A.M. Ahad, is worth at least 1000 words:

COMFORTING: A husband lay with his garment-worker wife at a hospital in Savar, Bangladesh, Sunday. Her right leg was amputated after she was rescued from the deadly Rana Plaza building collapse in April. She is undergoing rehabilitation.
Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Center

International Labor Rights Forum/
Creating a Sweatfree World

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

While My Guitar Gently Weeps by George Harrison, performed by Santana

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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