The great Garment District Strike of 1948: From Santee Alley to the Cooper Building, men and women sweatshop workers struck against downtown's garment industry. In the picture on the left, protesters march along the sidewalk of the 700 block of South Los Angeles Street.
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Below, picketers protest non-union workers' appearance at businesses targeted by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
(L.A. Herald-Examiner/ULPL Collection)