Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes
(1845-1848)

thing and strike

Died aged c. 3

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes. Major strikes by women cotton factory workers protesting 12-hour work-days occurred nearby in Allegheny City in 1845 & 1848. The strikes led to an 1848 state law limiting workdays to 10 hours and prohibiting children under twelve years of age from working in cotton and textile mills.

Allegheny Landing, north side, near river at 6th St. Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA, United States where it sited