ILGWU. Research Department collecteddocuments, 1907-1948
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The Research Department of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) supported the administrative operations of the Union. The Research Department was organized to coordinate the ILGWU's investigative operations. It provided Union leaders with information on wages, working conditions, economic conditions, and other matters in the women's garment industry. The Department also collected and housed documents from Union administrative staff that were deemed su...
August Claessens was one of the most influential leaders in the educational and political development of the Socialist Party. He helped organize support for the Socialist Party within several New York City labor unions and in the fall of 1917 was elected to the New York State Assembly where he worked for legislation pertaining to child labor, the penal code's procedures for obtaining an admission of guilt, the abolishment of the Bolstead Act, the abolishment of the death penalty, and the regulat...
The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union was founded in New York City in 1900 by mostly Socialist immigrant workers who sought to unite the various crafts in the growing women’s garment industry. The union soon reflected changes in the sector and rapidly organized thousands of unskilled and semi-skilled women, mostly Jewish and Italian young immigrants. Exemplifying the “new unionism,” the ILGWU led two of the most widespread and best-known industrial strikes of the early Tw...
In 1937 a group known as the Players of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union wrote, produced and starred in Pins and Needles, a "witty and tuneful" musical revue satirizing organized labor in general and the ILGWU in particular. Numbers include "Sing us a song with social significance," Doin' the reactionary," and "One big union for two." The play was so successful that it was given a regular run at the Labor Stage in New York, with new skits and songs added periodically to keep the ...
The New York Cloak Joint Board, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, represented a number of New York City local unions whose members were employed as cloak makers. From the description of ILGWU. New York Cloak Joint Board records, 1926-1973. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64752200 From the description of ILGWU. New York Cloak Joint Board payroll analysis, 1959-1972. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63906701 "Permanent de...
Clergyman, pacifist. From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham John Muste : oral history, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741542 From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham John Muste : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122681124 A.J. Muste (1885-1967). Muste's involvement as a labor organizer began in 1919. When he led strikes in the textile mills of Lawrenc...