In 1969, more than 400 hospital workers, mostly Black women, went on strike at Medical College Hospital (MCH) and Charleston County Hospital (CCH). They demanded that their employer recognize their union, increase their wages, rehire fired strikers, and create a meaningful grievance procedure. The strike, which lasted two months, resulted in the fulfillment of all their demands. Consequently, it marked a significant victory for Black working-class and poor women.
Author: George W. Hopkins