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GARMENT MAKERS' ASSEMBLY OF DUBUQUE

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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.

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Source:

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