Los Angeles Garment Workers strike of 1933

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The Los Angeles Garment Workers strike of 1933 is considered to be one of the most influential strikes in Los Angeles after the passing of the New Deal. The strike is known for being one of the first strikes where Mexican immigrant workers played a prominent role. The garment workers strike occurred in the fall of 1933 in the downtown Garment District in Los Angeles, California. Leaders of the strike, including Rose Pesotta and other members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), organized the strike to be culturally orientated in order to include Mexican immigrant workers to fight for union recognition in the garment industry.

Los Angeles Garment Workers Strike of 1933
DateOctober 12, 1933
Los Angeles
MethodsStrikes, Demonstrations
Resulted inCollective bargaining agreement
Parties to the civil conflict

Lead figures

Rose Pesotta,
Anita Andrade Castro

Casualties and losses