The American Textile Worker - Arcadia Publishing
After World War II, securing a position in a textile mill allowed the worker to get benefits that sometimes included housing, onsite healthcare, pensions, childcare, schools and extracurricular actives. These benefits were in part thanks to the unionization of workers in the individual textile millsLife at Lowell Mills - UMBC: University of Maryland,,application required during the thirteen hours of daily laborer. The atmosphere of such a room cannot of course be pure; on the contrary it is charged with cotton filaments and dust, which, we were told, are very injurious to the lungs. On entering the room, although the day was warm, we remarked that the windows were down; we asked theLife and Work in Southern Mills - University of North,,On June 7th, 1929, violence erupted in Gastonia, North Carolina, when Gastonia police chief Orville Aderholt visited a camp that the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) had organized for workers on strike from Gastonia's Loray Mill. When the violence ended, Aderholt was dead and seventy-one people were detained for questioning.