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The Garment Workers' Strike of September 1910. The Strike began in Pilsen at 18th and Halsted in shop No. 5 of Hart, Schaffner & Marx, the country's largest clothing manufacturer. More than 20,000 men and women joined in the strike as it spread to other clothing firms throughout the city. Although the four-month strike did not result in immediate improvements in working conditions, it led to the creation of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. [Courtesy Chicago Historical Society]

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