Labor History in 2:00

November 22 - Clara Lemlich

November 22, 2019

On this day in Labor History the year was 1909.  That was the day that a young garment worker by the name of Clara Lemlich made a speech that would have a resounding impact on the labor movement in New York City.  Lemlich was at a union meeting, where she sat listening to men discuss whether garment workers should call a general strike. Finally she asked to speak.