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11 Waverly Place : ILGWU Offices

Now an east village apartment building, 11 Waverly Place was once the location of The International Ladies Garment Worker Union was founded in 1900 to protect the interests of workers in New York's largest and most aggressively competitive industry. The union, with the help of the more well-financed, 1903-founed, Women's Trade Union League (WTUL), was instrumental in organizing the industry-wide strikes that led up to the Triangle Shrtwaist Fire as well as the fall-out from the fire, in which...

Now an east village apartment building, 11 Waverly Place was once the location of The International Ladies Garment Worker Union was founded in 1900 to protect the interests of workers in New York's largest and most aggressively competitive industry. The union, with the help of the more well-financed, 1903-founed, Women's Trade Union League (WTUL), was instrumental in organizing the industry-wide strikes that led up to the Triangle Shrtwaist Fire as well as the fall-out from the fire, in which the ILGWU banded around immigrant workers (while the WTUL continued to focus on the needs of mostly American-born workers), in the name of industry reform.

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