ILGWU. Local 10 Minutes,1901-1996.

Collection Number: 5780/001

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. Local 10 minutes, 1901-1996.
Collection Number:
5780/001
Creator:
Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union.
Quantity:
17 linear feet
Forms of Material:
Minutes.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection contains executive board minutes and calendars, membership meeting minutes, and division minutes of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Local 10, the Amalgamated Ladies Garment Cutters Union. Also contains miscellaneous records of Locals 10, 23, and 25, including files on special meetings, membership committees, and companies.
Language:
Collection material in English


ILGWU ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

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 Twentieth Century: the shirtwaist makers’ strike of 1909 in New York City and the cloak makers’ strike of 1910 in Chicago. The union also tried to adapt to the fragmented and unstable nature of the industry. It adopted the “protocol of peace,” a system of industrial relations that attempted to ensure stability and limit strikes and production disruption by providing for an arbitration system to resolve disputes.
The ILGWU exemplified the European-style social unionism of its founding members. They pursued bread and butter issues but provided educational opportunities, benefits, and social programs to union members as well. In 1919, the ILGWU became the first American union to negotiate an unemployment compensation fund that was contributed to by its employers. The ILGWU also pioneered in the establishment of an extremely progressive health care program for its members which included not only regional Union Health Centers but also a resort for union workers, known as Unity House. The Union also had an imaginative and pioneering Education Department which not only trained workers in traditional union techniques, but provided courses in citizenship and the English language.
David Dubinsky, an immigrant from Belarus who came to the US in 1911, provided strong leadership that led to unprecedented growth in the union during his presidency from 1932 to 1966. He led the union through successful internal anti-communist struggles, built on the ascendancy of industrial unionism by encouraging the formation of the Committee for Industrial Organization, and helped the union become an important political force in New York City and state politics, and in the national Democratic Party and Liberal Party as well.
In the period following the Second World War, the union suffered a decline in membership as manufacturers avoided unionization and took advantage of less expensive labor by moving shops from the urban centers in the northeast to the south, and later abroad. The ethnic and racial character of the ILGWU also changed as European immigrants were supplanted by Asians, Latin Americans, African- Americans, and immigrants from the Caribbean.
In July 1995 the ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) at a joint convention, forming UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees). At the time the new union had a membership of about 250,000 in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Local 10 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), also known as the Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, was based in New York, New York.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection contains executive board minutes and calendars, membership meeting minutes, and division minutes of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Local 10, the Amalgamated Ladies Garment Cutters Union. Also contains miscellaneous records of Locals 10, 23, and 25, including files on special meetings, membership committees, and companies.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union.
Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees

Subjects:
Women's clothing industry--United States.
Labor unions--Clothing workers--United States.
Clothing workers--United States.
Industrial relations--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
The ILGWU Records, except for publications and materials produced for publication, are restricted. Materials created prior to twenty years from the current date are open to researchers only with prior written permission from the Director of the Kheel Center; materials created during the past twenty-years are closed; the minutes of the General Executive Board are closed. For more information contact the Kheel Center.
Cite As:
ILGWU. Local 10 minutes. 5780/001. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.

RELATED MATERIALS

5780. ILGWU Records
5780/001 mf. ILGWU. Local 10 minutes. Microfilm
5780/008. ILGWU. Local 10 dues books
5780/011. ILGWU. Local 10. Managers' correspondence
5780/012. ILGWU. Local 10. Manager's correspondence
5780/094. ILGWU. Local 10. membership record books
5780/131. ILGWU. Local 10 records

NOTES

"Permanent deposit"

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. I
1911-1912
Box 1 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. II
1912-1913
Box 1 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. III
1913-1914
Box 1 Folder 4
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. IV
1914
Box 2 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. V
1915
Box 2 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. VI
1915-1916
Box 2 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. VII
1916
Box 3 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. VIII
1916-1917
Box 3 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. IX
1917-1918
Box 3 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. X
1919-1920
Box 3 Folder 4
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XI
1920-1922
Box 3 Folder 5
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XII
1922-1923
Box 3 Folder 6
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XIII
1923-1925
Box 3 Folder 7
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XIV
1925-1926
Box 4 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XV
1926-1929
Box 4 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XVI
1930-1931
Box 4 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XVII
1932-1934
Box 4 Folder 4
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XVIII
1934-1936
Box 4 Folder 5
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XIX
1936-1937
Box 5 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XX
1938-1939
Box 5 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXI
1939-1941
Box 5 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXII
1941-1943
Box 5 Folder 4
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXIII
1943-1946
Box 6 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXIV
1946-1949
Box 6 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXV
1949-1952
Box 6 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXVI
1952-1955
Box 6 Folder 4
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXVII
1955-1959
Box 6 Folder 5
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXVIII
1959-1961
Box 7 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXIX
1961-1964
Box 7 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXX
1964-1966
Box 7 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXXI
1966-1967
Box 7 Folder 4
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXXII
1967-1968
Box 8 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXXIII [folder 1 of 2]
1969
Box 8 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXXIII [folder 2 of 2]
1969
Box 8 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXXIV [folder 1 of 2]
1970
Box 8 Folder 4
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXXIV [folder 2 of 2]
1970
Box 8 Folder 5
Executive Board Minutes. Vol. XXXV [folder 1 of 2]
1971
Box 8 Folder 6
Executive Board Minutes. General. Vol. XXXV [folder 2 of 2]
1971
Box 8 Folder 7
Executive Board Calendars
1958-1959
Box 8 Folder 8
Executive Board Calendars
1960-1961
Box 8 Folder 9
Executive Board Calendars
1962-1965
Box 8 Folder 10
Executive Board Calendars
1965-1966
Box 8 Folder 11
Minutes. Membership. Vol. I
1906-1909
Box 8 Folder 12
Minutes. Membership. Vol. II
1910-1913
Box 9 Folder 1
Minutes. Membership. Vol. III
1913-1914
Box 9 Folder 2
Minutes. Membership. Vol. IV
1914-1915
Box 9 Folder 3
Minutes. Membership. Vol. V
1916-1924
Box 9 Folder 4
Minutes. Membership. Vol. VI
1925-1933
Box 9 Folder 5
Minutes. Membership. Vol. VI
1933-1940
Box 10 Folder 1
Minutes. Membership. Vol. VIII
1940-1958
Box 10 Folder 2
Minutes. Membership. Vol. IX [folder 1 of 2]
1960-1967
Box 10 Folder 3
Minutes. Membership. Vol. IX [folder 2 of 2]
1960-1967
Box 10 Folder 4
Waist and Dress Division Minutes. Membership. Vol. I
1916-1923
Box 10 Folder 5
Executive Board Minutes. Waist and Dress Division.
1916-1917
Box 10 Folder 6
Executive Board Minutes. Waist and Dress Division.
1917-1918
Box 10 Folder 7
Executive Board Minutes. Waist and Dress Division.
1918-1920
Box 10 Folder 8
Executive Board Minutes. Waist and Dress Division.
1920-1921
Box 11 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. Waist and Dress Division.
1921-1923
Box 11 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. Waist and Dress Division.
1923
Box 11 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. Cloak and Suit Division.
1916-1923
Box 11 Folder 4
Executive Board Minutes. Cloak and Suit Division.
1916-1917
Box 11 Folder 5
Executive Board Minutes. Cloak and Suit Division.
1917-1918
Box 11 Folder 6
Executive Board Minutes. Cloak and Suit Division.
1918-1919
Box 11 Folder 7
Executive Board Minutes. Cloak and Suit Division.
1919-1920
Box 12 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. Cloak and Suit Division.
1920-1922
Box 12 Folder 2
Executive Board Minutes. Cloak and Suit Division.
1922-1923
Box 12 Folder 3
Advisory Board Minutes. Waist and Dress Division.
1916
Box 12 Folder 4
Miscellaneous Divisions Minutes. Membership. Vol. I
1916-1926
Box 12 Folder 5
Miscellaneous Divisions Minutes. Membership. Vol. II
1927-1933
Box 12 Folder 6
Executive Board Minutes. Miscellaneous Divisions. Vol. I
1919-1925
Box 12 Folder 7
Executive Board Minutes. Miscellaneous Divisions. Vol. II
1926-1927
Box 12 Folder 8
Miscellaneous Divisions Record of Payments.
1918-1920
Box 13 Folder 1
Executive Board Minutes. United Cloak and Suit Cutters Association.
1905-1908
Box 13 Folder 2
United Cloak and Suit Cutters Association Minutes. Membership.
1901-1906
Box 13 Folder 3
Executive Board Minutes. Cutters Local.
1909-1910
Box 13 Folder 4
Executive Board Minutes. Gotham Knife Cutters Association.
1902-1905
Box 13 Folder 5
Gotham Association Minutes. Membership.
1903-1905
Box 14 Folder 1
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 1 of 2]
1972
Box 14 Folder 2
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 2 of 2]
1972
Box 14 Folder 3
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 1 of 2]
1976
Box 14 Folder 4
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 2 of 2]
1976
Box 14 Folder 5
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 1 of 3]
1977
Box 14 Folder 6
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 2 of 3]
1977
Box 14 Folder 7
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 3 of 3]
1977
Box 14 Folder 8
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 1 of 3]
1978
Box 14 Folder 9
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 2 of 3]
1978
Box 14 Folder 10
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 3 of 3]
1978
Box 14 Folder 11
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 1 of 2]
1979
Box 14 Folder 12
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 2 of 2]
1979
Box 14 Folder 13
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1980
Jan. 1980-June 1980
Box 14 Folder 14
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 1 of 2]
1980
June 1980-Dec. 1980
Box 14 Folder 15
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes [Folder 2 of 2]
1980
June 1980-Dec. 1980
Box 14 Folder 16
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1980
Dec. 1980-March 1981
Box 14 Folder 17
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1981
March 1981-Dec. 1981
Box 14 Folder 18
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1982
Jan. 1982-March 1982
Box 14 Folder 19
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1982
March 1982- Dec. 1982
Box 14 Folder 20
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1983
Box 14 Folder 21
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1984-1985
Box 15 Folder 1
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1985-1986
July 1985-May 1986
Box 15 Folder 2
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1986-1987
May 1986-May 1987
Box 15 Folder 3
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1987-1988
June 1987-Aug. 1988
Box 15 Folder 4
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1988-1989
Aug. 1988-Nov. 1989
Box 15 Folder 5
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1989-1992
Dec. 1989-Jan. 1992
Box 15 Folder 6
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1992-1993
Jan. 1992-May 1993
Box 15 Folder 7
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1993-1994
May 1993-May 1994
Box 15 Folder 8
Local 10 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
1994-1996
June 1994-Sept. 1996
Box 15 Folder 9
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1946-1997
Box 15 Folder 10
Amended Rules and Regulations of the Health & Vacation Fund of Local 10
1989
Box 15 Folder 11
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1946-1953
Box 15 Folder 12
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1954-1962
Box 15 Folder 13
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1989-1990
Box 15 Folder 14
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1990
Jan. 1990-June 1990
Box 15 Folder 15
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1990
July 1990-Dec. 1990
Box 16 Folder 1
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes [Folder 1 of 2]
1991
Jan. 1991-Sept. 1991
Box 16 Folder 2
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes [Folder 2 of 2]
1991
Jan. 1991-Sept. 1991
Box 16 Folder 3
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1991
Sept. 1991- Nov. 1991
Box 16 Folder 4
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1991-1992
Nov. 1991-March 1992
Box 16 Folder 5
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1992
April 1992-June 1992
Box 16 Folder 6
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1992
Sept. 1992-Nov. 1992
Box 16 Folder 7
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1992
Nov. 1992-Dec. 1992
Box 16 Folder 8
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1992-1993
Dec. 1992-March 1993
Box 16 Folder 9
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1993
March 1993-May 1993
Box 16 Folder 10
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1993
July 1993-Aug. 1993
Box 16 Folder 11
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1993-1994
Dec. 1993-Feb. 1994
Box 16 Folder 12
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1994
April 1994-Sept. 1994
Box 16 Folder 13
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1994-1995
Nov. 1994-March 1995
Box 16 Folder 14
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1995
May 1995-Dec. 1995
Box 17 Folder 1
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes [Folder 1 of 2]
1996
Feb. 1996-June 1996
Box 17 Folder 2
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes [Folder 2 of 2]
1996
Feb. 1996-June 1996
Box 17 Folder 3
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1996
Sept. 1996-Dec. 1996
Box 17 Folder 4
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1997
Jan. 1997-Feb. 1997
Box 17 Folder 5
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1997
March 1997-April 1997
Box 17 Folder 6
Local 10 Health and Vacation Fund Committee Meeting Minutes
1997
May 1997-July 1997
Box 17 Folder 7
Local 10 Special Meetings
1977-1981
Box 17 Folder 8
Local 10 Membership Meetings
1978-1984
Box 17 Folder 9
Local 10 Membership Committee
1977-1981
Box 17 Folder 10
Local 10 Membership Committee
1981-1985
Box 17 Folder 11
Local 10 Calendars
1968-1969
Box 17 Folder 12
Local 10 Calendars
1969-1970
Box 17 Folder 13
Local 10 Calendars
1971-1973
Box 17 Folder 14
Local 10 Calendars
1973-1976
Box 17 Folder 15
Local 10 Calendars
1977-1979
Box 17 Folder 16
Local 10 Calendars
1979-1982
Box 17 Folder 17
Local 10- Leslie Fay Marketing, Inc.
Box 17 Folder 18
Local 10- Mikan Group, Inc.
Box 17 Folder 19
Local 10- Garden State Cutting
Box 17 Folder 20
Local 10, 23, 25- Mayflower Fashions