Item no. 28439
New York
Occupation: Manufacturing: garment
Collection: NYU Tamiment Library

Men and women doing laundry work

The Amalgamated Clothing Workers conducted a campaign to organize the highly exploited laundry workers during the 1950s. Male and female and black and white workers did not traditionally work at the same jobs in this industry before the union's organizing efforts.

Image by labor photographer Sam Reiss from the Tamiment Library Collections, New York University.

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