Today in 1909: In New York City, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union went on strike against sweatshop conditions in what became known as the “Uprising of the 20,000” and the “Girl’s Revolt.”
The strikers won the support of other workers and the women’s suffrage movement for their persistence and unity in the face of police brutality and biased courts. A judge told arrested picketers: “You are on strike against God.” This was the first mass strike by women in the United States.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Orders are being taken for Holiday Peace Wreaths – sustainably-harvested, hand-made and locally-sourced from the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. Place your holiday peace wreath order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 608-250-9240. More info at wnpj.org.
Wisconsin Books to Prisoners is a non-profit organization sponsored by Rainbow Bookstore that sends books to prisoners in Wisconsin and other states. They believe that “books are tools for learning and can open minds to new ideas and fresh possibilities.” They accept donations. Stop by the bookstore at 426 West Gilman Street or call 257-6050 for details.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk welcomes listener commentaries on subjects of interest to the W.O.R.T. listening community. Commentaries are limited to two minutes. Interested people who wish to do a Kiosk commentary may call the station at 256-2001 and leave a message for the Kiosk.