Tuesday, September 13, 2011

1912 More Strikes in Perth Amboy

In 1912, Perth Amboy saw more strikes 
at the factories in the city. 
About 5 or more factories were on strike at the same time. 
The factories were starting to become unionized.

Cigar Factory 
Neville St and  Johnstone St
1,300 women were out on strike. 
Women's wages were far less then men's.

New York Times - June 19, 1912

Pictures of American Smelting and Refining Company and Raritan Copper Works were 
taken from the 1937  PAHS Periscope Yearbook.

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