Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York Chinatown

标题Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York Chinatown
作者Quan, K.
期刊Global Identities, Local Voices: Amerasia Journal at 40 Years
关键词Chinatown, garment workers, negotiation, New York, strike

[Excerpt] In June 1982, more than 20,000 immigrant women garment workers went on strike in New York Chinatown to demand a good contract. Their employers demanded deep cutbacks in wages and benefits, and threatened to withdraw from the union altogether if their demands weren’t met. However at the sight of thousands of immigrant women workers marching through the streets of Chinatown, the employers quickly withdrew their demands, and within hours the workers and their union had won the strike.