The Kalamazoo Corset Workers Strike

April 18, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kalamazoo Public Library


The Kalamazoo Corset Company was one of Kalamazoo's largest employer in the early decades of the 20th century. The overwhelming majority of its 1000-strong workforce were women. In 1911, the women protested their wages and working conditions and the following year went out on strike. Join Tom Dietz as he explores the story of this major episode in Kalamazoo's labor history.