Southeast Regional Office records, 1945-1980.


Southeast Regional Office records, 1945-1980.

The collection consists of the records of the Southeastern Regional Office of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from 1945-1980. Includes administrative records (1945-1977) containing correspondence to or from Jack Handler, Regional Counsel, Directors E.T. Kehrer, Martin J. Morand and Nick Bonanno; subject files relating to farm workers, the General Electric strike (1960), organizing activities in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and; the 1960 Presidential election; financial records; and departmental files. The reports series (1967-1978) consists of business agent and organizer weekly reports and membership shop reports detailing activities within various firms. The company files (1945-1975) contain materials relating to organizing, contract negotiation, arbitration, and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) cases. Includes information pertaining to a NLRB case involving Brewton Fashions, Inc.; a 1963 strike at the Oneita Knitting Mills and attempts to organize workers in the late 1960s at the Loray Corporation in Savannah, Georgia. The collection also contains photographs and motion pictures illustrating organizing efforts and women's fashions.

70 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7403768

Georgia State University

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Morand, Martin J. (person)

Kehrer, E. T., 1921- (person)

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Bonanno, Nicholas S. (person)

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