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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittston PA 18640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jenkins' Fort (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Jenkins Fort (approx. half a mile away); World War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pittston Fort (approx. 0.6 miles
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
away); a different marker also named Pittston Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (approx. 0.9 miles away); Knox Mine Disaster (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on September 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,817 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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