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Women's Educational and Industrial Union

86 North Street
Rochester, NY 14604, US

Category: Friends of Labor

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Rochester Labor History eMap

The WEIU was organized in 1893 by Susan B. Anthony and other Rochester women after a woman who had fainted on the street was jailed overnight because there was no other shelter. The organization's programs served working women by advocating for their legal rights, providing a place where they could safely rest, eat, and socialize, and working closely with other
institutions to improve opportunities for women and children. From 1917 until the 1980s the WEIU operated a thrift store at this site known as the Opportunity Shop.


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