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Pittston in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry

 
 
Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Marker
Inscription. From the 1930s to the 1980s Pittston emerged as a national center for clothing manufacturing. Thousands of workers, mainly women, labored in many factories throughout the Greater Pittston area. Most were members of the International Ladiesí Garment Workersí Union (ILGWU) that gained higher wages, workplace health & safety improvements, and employee rights. The ILGWU was active in civic and political life throughout Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 19.254′ N, 75° 47.492′ W. Marker is in Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Kennedy Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flinton PA 16640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jenkins' Fort (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Jenkins Fort (approx. half a mile away); Pittston Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pittston Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins
Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Knox Mine Disaster (approx. one mile away); Battle of Wyoming (approx. 1.4 miles away); Twin Shaft Disaster (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittston.
 
Also see . . .  The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Wikipedia article detailing the history of the union. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLabor Unions
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,755 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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