textiles

1909: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Strike

Two years before the horrific fire that claimed 146 garment workers, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was the focal point for a struggle that encompassed the entire garment industry of the city of New York

1913: Barcelona Textile Strike

A strike by women in the cities textile industry against discrimination and working conditions.

1919: Peru General Strike for the 8 Hour Day

A strike by male Peruvian textile workers for a universal 8 hour work day and pay increase spread throughout the Peruvian economy.

1902: Belgian General Strike

In the late 19th century, the Belgian state tried several tricks to keep its parliament dominated by the wealthier classes. In response a serious of general strikes were used to force the government to implement reforms. However the Belgian Workers Party was often a hindrance in these struggles as the 1902 strike demonstrates.

Class & Poverty in the Maquila Zone: Avery Wear

Article about working conditions in Mexico's free trade zones.

Behind the camouflage; a new strike wave in the Bangladeshi garment sector

Garment workers protest - Ashulia, Dec 2016

Following a period of relative quiet after the 2013 Rana Plaza factory disaster, new struggles emerge from the garment factories.

US Proxies Terrorising Workers in Haiti... Again: Ricky Baldwin

An article about the use of paramilitaries and the Dominican army to terrorise Haitian workers and the lengths employers will go to break strikes.

Working for the Rat: Murray MacAdam

An article on working conditions for Haitian textile workers for the Disney Corporation and the attempts by US labour activists to pressure the company to reform its practices.

Rich Companies, Poor Workers: The US-Haiti Connection

Documentation into working conditions in outsourced textile factories in Haiti in the 90's.

Brown, James Morgan (18??-1893)

A short biography of James Morgan Brown, tailor, poet, gay socialist and anarchist communist.