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GARMENT MAKERS' ASSEMBLY OF DUBUQUE. Nearly three hundred women employed as garment workers in Dubuque met on April 16, 1894 to form a union. Most of these were employed by the H. B. GLOVER COMPANY on which a strike held been held for several days. The local organization would be a subordinate of the National Assembly 231 of the Garment Makers' Order of the Knights of Labor of North America.

A relief committee was established to help those in great need. M. J. Mulgrew said he would be willing to help out anyone who would apply to him.



1. "The Girls Organize," Dubuque Daily Herald, April 17, 1894, p. 4