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Clara Lemlich

After leading the Uprising of 20,000 (also called the 1909 NY Shirtwaist Hit), this labor unionist continued to campaign for women’s suffrage also to join the Communist Party. Created to Jewish parents in the Ukraine, she relocated to america in 1903 and started employed in the garment market in NEW YORK. The activist companies to which she belonged are the Income Earners’ Suffrage Little league as well as the Women’s Trade Union Little league. Her four-decade relationship to Joe Shavelson created children called Irving, Martha, and Rita. Ten years after Shavelson’s 1951 loss of life, she wedded Abe Goldman; that relationship finished in 1967. She and American Labor Party creator David Dubinsky had been both key users of the Women’ Garment Employees Union.

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