Bill asks for proclamation marking 1st labor strike by women
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A state lawmaker has introduced a bill asking for a yearly proclamation commemorating the first labor strike in the United States by women, which was in Dover, New Hampshire.
On Dec. 30, 1828, about 400 women walked out for three days in protest of harsh, dangerous working conditions and reduced wages at Cocheco Manufacturing Co.’s cotton mills. It became known as the “Mill Girls Strike” because girls as young as 12 worked at the city’s textile mills, said state Rep. Casey Conley, a Democrat from Dover who is sponsoring the bill.