American Federation of Labor Records, 1888-1955

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Container Title
Box   1/2
Folder   05:40
In Philadelphia the Hosiery Union Was Formed Early
Scope and Content Note: In 1919 an effort was made to break the Union when the employers announced a wage cut, which the Union rejected. The ensuing strike lasted 22 months and the Union won. The strikers were members of the United Textile Workers (UTW), having split from the AFHW. However, the AFHW did give them financial support, and this led to a reuniting of the hosiery factions in the UTW.