Tex-Son Garment Workers’ Strike
Date: February 1959 - January 1963
Workers from the Tex-Son Garment Manufacturing Company, a factory that produced children’s apparel in San Antonio, Texas, conducted a strike for increased wages, an end to outsourcing, and greater job security. The garment workers were all female, and 90 percent of them were Mexican Americans, as were a number of prominent strike leaders. the strike was organized by Local 180 of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and was the first ILGWU strike led by Mexican American women.