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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 Ladies’ Garment Workers’ 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLabor UnionsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 19.297′ N, 75° 47.464′ W. Marker is in Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Dock Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 South Main Street, Pittston PA 18640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
2. Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Marker
New location at 34 S Main Street
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of this marker. Toni the Tomato Mule (a few steps from this marker); Inspiration Mural (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 500 feet away); St. John the Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. ¼ mile away); The Greater Pittston Coal Miner (approx. ¼ mile away); Jenkins' Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Jenkins Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittston.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been moved from its 2008 location on South Main Street north of Market Street (41° 19.254′ N, 75° 47.492′ W).
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Historical PHMC Marker Info. (Submitted on June 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sewn in Coal Country: An Oral History of the Ladies’ Garment Industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania. (Submitted on June 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
3. Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Marker
Original location; has been moved further north on Main St
Nearby ILGWU Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
4. Nearby ILGWU Marker
Dedicated to the
Garment Workers
of
Greater Pittston

2009

Pittston Workers Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
5. Pittston Workers Mural
Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Mural Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
6. Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry Mural Detail
Pittston Workers' Mural Artists image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
7. Pittston Workers' Mural Artists
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,912 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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