Guide to the ILGWU. Joint Board Dress & Waistmakers' Union of Greater New York. Managers' correspondence

Collection Number: 5780/047

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

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. Joint Board Dress & Waistmakers' Union of Greater New York. Managers' correspondence, 1909-1978
Collection Number:
5780/047
Creator:
Hochman, Julius, 1892-1970 Zimmerman, Charles Joint Board Dress and Waistmakers' Union of Greater New York International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Quantity:
18.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Articles, reprints, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Contains the correspondence of managers (Julius Hochman, 1928-1958 and Charles S. Zimmerman, 1958-1972) of the ILGWU Joint Board Dress and Waistmakers' Union. Also includes information on the function and activity of the board as well as the dress industry.
Language:
Collection material in English


ILGWU ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Founded in 1900 by local union delegates representing about 2,000 members in cities in the northeastern United States, the ILGWU grew in geographical scope, membership size, political influence to become one of the most powerful forces in American organized labor by mid-century. Representing workers in the women's garment industry, the ILGWU worked to improve working and living conditions of its members through collective bargaining agreements, training programs, health care facilities, cooperative housing, educational opportunities, and other efforts. In 1995, the ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).

DRESS JOINT BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Beginning in 1900, manufacturers of shirtwaists branched out and began to create dresses. Local 25 Ladies' Waist Makers' Union was chartered in 1905 after the reorganization of unsuccessful locals. By 1908, there were over 600 waist and dress shops in New York employing over 30,000 workers. Long hours of 56 hour weeks, overtime, low pay, and rampant sub-contracting led to agitation among the poorly treated women workers. Smaller strikes throughout 1909 over the intolerable conditions paved the way for a meeting at Cooper Union on November 22. Thousands filled the hall when 23 year old Clara Lemlich, a striker on a picket line, rose to spoke and called for a general strike. The "Uprising of Twenty Thousand" involved waist makers from New York, Brooklyn, and Brownsville. Amidst hunger, cold, imprisonment, and unscrupulous bosses, the women on the picket lines continued their fight, the strike lasting fourteen weeks until February 15, 1910. While not a complete success, the strike did result in individual contracts, higher wages, and a large increase in union membership. As the industry expanded over the years, so did the union, becoming Local 25 Waist and Dress Makers' Union, which would soon become the biggest local in the union. In the beginning of 1913, another strike involved 30,000 workers and resulted in a collective agreement. Workers left their shops again in February 1916 ending with a revised Protocol. It was also at this time that Local 25 began a summer vacation resort for its members, an idea that would soon take off with the International and become Unity House.
In 1920, Local 25 was the only local in New York for the waist and dress industry. The large size of the local made it difficult to properly control and adequately service all of the members. At the 1920 Convention, the General Executive Board enacted a resolution to establish a Joint Board within Local 25 and charter separate locals for dressmakers and waistmakers. By 1921, there was organized a Joint Board composed of Local 22 Dressmakers, Local 25 Waistmakers, Local 58 Waist Buttonhole Makers, Local 60 Waist and Dress Pressers, Local 66 Bonnaz Embroidery Workers, Local 89 Italian Waist and Dressmakers, and the waist and dress branch of Cutters' Local 10. The new arrangement was not without problems among the recently rearranged locals. The new Dress and Waistmakers' Joint Board soon began new agreement negotiations with the Dress Manufacturers' Association, and called a general strike on February 9, 1921. Julius Hochman managed the Dress and Waistmakers' Joint Board. With a large growth of jobbers in the industry sending work to non-union shops, the Joint Board inaugurated a drive in the summer of 1922 to strike the big jobbing firms and bring workers under union contracts. A general work stoppage in February 1923 in the dress industry won the union a 40 hour week and 10 percent wage increase, as well as a large gain of new members. During the summer of 1923, after years of discussion and deliberation, the two dress locals, Local 23 and 22 were consolidated. The dressmakers from Local 23 transferred to Local 22 and subsequently Local 22 joined the New York Cloakmakers' Joint Board. Later, the Dress Pressers' Local 60 joined Local 35 the Cloak Pressers' Union. Soon, the Dress and Waist Joint Board became unnecessary and was dissolved. Local 89, the Italian Dress and Waistmakers' Union, affiliated with the Cloak Board as well, and both dress and cloak industries in New York were represented by the Cloak and Dress Joint Board. Local 25 Waistmakers were left without an affiliated organization and in October 1924 merged with the Dressmakers' Union, Local 22.
At the end of 1924, the Joint Board met with the Wholesale Dress Manufacturers' Association and although conferences continued into 1925, but resulted in the introduction of a sanitary label in the dress industry and an unemployment insurance fund. The "prosanis" label in the dress industry was launched by the Sanitary Joint Board on April 15, 1925. During the remainder of 1925, many of the dress agreements went unenforced with the upsurge of workers in non-union plants and the internal conflict created by the rise to power of the Communists within the local. A "peace pact" resulted in the resignation of vice president Julius Hochman who had been managing the dress division, replaced by a staff of Communist officials headed by Charles Zimmerman. By the end of 1926, the Communists had gained control of the dress organization in New York City and the union barely existed. But during 1927 and 1928, the Joint Board persisted with organizing activities in an attempt to strengthen its position. Julius Hochman was elected general manager of the Joint Board and later in December 1927 Elias Reisberg was elected manager of the dress department. In 1929, the General Executive Board formed the Dress Trade Council consisting of representatives of dress locals to begin to rehabilitate the dress organization. Also at this time, Hochman was appointed manager of the Dress Division of the Joint Board and launched a large dress campaign to increase membership. Isidore Nagler served as general manager of Joint Board.
In February 4, 1930, 25,000 dressmakers walked out of the shops. And while the strike was settled eight days later, the strike was called to reorganize dressmakers and establish collection relationships with employers and collective agreements as well as finally abolish the Communist influence in the industry. On April 8, 1930 the General Executive Board decided to separate the dressmakers from the Cloakmakers' Joint Board and give them back an autonomous joint board to govern their own affairs. The new independent Dress Joint Board addressed dress manufacturers list of 38 demands during contract negotiations, and when an agreement could not be reached, on February 16, 1932, a general strike of the dressmakers lasted two weeks. This defensive strike renewed collective agreements. Another walkout in all dress shops, both union and non-union on August 16, 1933 brought the dress industry to a halt. A quick resolution resulted in 35 hours/5 day weeks, fixed wages for week and piece workers, and guaranteed minimum wages. By February 1934, the Dress Joint Board moved to new larger offices along with Locals 22 and 89, illustrating a drastic turnaround from previous years. The dress industry was now the biggest organized center in the ILGWU.
The historic revival of the New York dress organization in 1933 created the largest single body of workers within the union. By the 1940s, the Dress Joint Board was composed of Locals 89 (Italian Dressmakers), 22, 60 (Dress Pressers) and the Dress Division of Cutters' Local 10. Added to that, in 1939 the Dress Joint Board took over responsibility for and control over the working conditions and agreements of silk dress production in the Eastern and the Cotton Dress Departments. The Joint Board worked to create a WPA sewing project for unemployed dressmakers, as well as establishing in 1938 a Samplemakers' Labor Bureau. Unfortunately, the lack of styles during the war years caused economic problems, with shrinking production and unemployment. With the collective agreement of March 1944, an industry-wide health and vacation fund covered members of Locals 89, 22 and 60 and included sick benefits, hospitalization, medical services at the Union Health Center, eye exams, and tuberculosis aid, as well as one week's paid vacation. Additionally, a retirement system supplemented the health and vacation fund, the Retirement Fund and Health and Welfare Fund of the Dress Joint Board. Soon, the dress industry was back to pre-war production levels with an increase in styles, though the industry often had difficulty adapting to the postwar retail market and new consumer attitude. The Joint Board launched a large scale organization drive at the end of the decade which was met with resistance, often violent, by "for hire" thugs interfering on picket lines and threatening Joint Board officers. Zimmerman, now a vice-president as well as manager of Local 22, supervised the drive to organize the open shops. It was during this drive that dress presser and temporary organizer William Lurye was murdered in May 1949 as the open shops employed racketeering to prevent unionization. The anti-open shop campaign succeeded in bringing union conditions and standards to the new shops.
The New York Dress Institute was formed with the assistance of the Joint Board in 1941 to promote American fashions and establish New York as the fashion capital. While the Joint Board suspended payments in 1944, the Institute still operated, having fashion shows, distributing fashion photographs for publications, and maintaining the best dressed women list. By 1953, the Dress Institute cut operation due to lack of funds and began operating as the Couture Group of the Dress Institute. At a GEB meeting in 1953, shipping clerks in the dress industry were unionized to form Local 60A, a branch of Local 60. The locals in Joint Board now included Locals 89, 22, and 60-60A Dress Pressers and Shipping Clerks. Julius Hochman resigned as manager of the Dress Joint Board in June 1958 after 29 years (since 1929) to direct the new ILGWU Union Label Department. He was succeeded by Charles Zimmerman, who had been manager of Local 22 for 25 years. 1958 also saw the formation of the Dressmakers' Joint Council, which consisted of the Joint Board, as well as the dress sections of the Eastern Out-of-Town and Northeast Departments. Zimmerman was also manager of the new Joint Council. Sol Greene, assistant director of the Northeast Department, became the new assistant general manager of the Joint Board. The Joint Board in January 1959 was the first ILGWU affiliate to introduce the new union label.
A March 1958 walkout of 105,000 dressmakers in the New York metropolitan area was the first general strike in 25 years. Negotiations with employers began at the end of 1957 and with no resolution in sight, the contracts, set to expire January 1958, were extended for another month. Again, with no agreement in sight, the strike committee set the date of March 5 for the walkout. At ten o'clock that morning, thousands and thousands of garment workers left the shops and made their way into the streets. Soon Madison Square Garden was filled and tens of thousands pickets organized. A few days later, Mayor Wagner called strike leaders and appointed from Senator Lehman and Impartial Chairman Harry Uviller to mediate the strike. The five day general strike resulted in a new contract for workers including wage increases, a 7 hour day/ 35 hour week for piece and time workers with overtime pay, and the establishment of a severance fund.
The decades of the 1960s and 70s saw a decline in shops and jobs in New York City with firms going out of business. In June 1969, Local 38 Theatrical Costume, Ladies Tailors voted to affiliate with the Joint Board, representing theatrical costume workers and custom tailors in departments stores. Additional diversifying included a newly formed Local 159 of office employees in the dress industry. Charles Zimmerman retired on July 1, 1972 as union vice president and manager of the Dress Joint Council and New York Dress Joint Board. Murray Gross, who had been associate general manager since 1969 became the general manager of the Joint Board and Joint Council. The Joint Board now consisted of Locals 89, 22, 60-60A and 159 along with the new Local 38 and 159. March 1974 saw the initial movement to reorganize the Joint Board by combining and merging various departments. By 1975, the New York Dress Joint Board completed restructuring of affiliate locals, and Locals 60-60A, 159, and 38 were merged into existing Locals 22 and 89. Local 22 gained jurisdiction over all dressmakers in Manhattan and Local 89 was designated the local for all Bronx and Brooklyn members. Vice president and general manager Murray Gross retired and Sam Nemaizer became manager after the 1974 convention. There were changes in leadership also as Locals 22 and 89 saw long serving managers began to retire.
In November 1977, the executive committee of the ILGWU General Executive Board enacted a resolution that merged the existing cloak, dress, rainwear and other affiliates in New York, thus ending the separate existence of the New York Cloak and Dress Joint Boards. The New York Cloak-Dress Joint Board and Affiliates consisted of Local 1-35 United Coat, Suit, Rainwear and Allied Workers Union of Manhattan; Local 10 Cutters; Local 22 Dressmakers Union of Manhattan; Local 48 Coat, Suit, Dress, Rainwear and Allied Workers Union of North Brooklyn; Local 77 Coat, Suit, Dress, Rainwear and Allied Workers Union of Queens; Local 89 Coat, Suit, Dress, Rainwear and Allied Workers Union of South Brooklyn; and Local 189 Coat, Suit, Dress, Rainwear and Allied Workers Union of the Bronx. At the same time, sportswear locals previously under the Dress or Cloak Joint Board were now a part of the new New York Sportswear and Allied Workers Joint Board (Local 10 Cutters; Local 23-25 Blouse, Skirt and Sportswear Workers; Local 91 Children's Dressmakers; Local 105 Snowsuit, Infants, and Novelty Sportswear; and Local 155 Knitgoods Workers). The new resolution redrew existing locals' jurisdiction to represent workers along geographic as well as industrial lines. The changes created a more efficient and economical representation of the workers and provided greater organizing ability and bargaining power. E. Howard Molisani, an ILGWU vice-president and manager of the Cloak Joint Board, was elected to serve as the general manager of the new organization. Following his retirement in July 1978, Samuel Nemaizer (formerly manager of the Dress Joint Board) was appointed to succeed Molisani as general manager.
In late 1981, the Joint Board approved a measure to dissolve Locals 48, 77 and 189 to create a stronger financial foundation for the organization. Members were transferred to Locals 22, 1-35 and 89. Local 89 was renamed Local 89-48 to honor the historic significance of the Italian cloakmakers. An October 1984 meeting resulted in more restructuring of the board and locals into a new Local 89-22-1. Changes in the garment industry necessitated the dissolution of the Joint Board and Locals 22 and 89-48. The charter of Local 1-35 was amended to create the new Local 89-22-1. With the consolidation of staff and retirements of managers Samuel Nemaizer, Manuel Gonzalez and Frank Longo, Samuel Byer, associate general manager of the New York Coat-Dress-Rainwear Joint Board was elected manager of Local 89-22-1. The New York Sportswear Joint Board was renamed the New York Joint Board in August 1985, and Locals 62-32 and 66-40 joined the existing affiliates Locals 23-25, 155, 91-105 and 10 and managed by Edgar Romney. After the retirement in 1993 of Samuel Byer, Barbara Laufman was elected manager of Local 89-22-1. Local 89-22-1 was the successor to some of the oldest locals in the union from the coat, dress, suite and rainwear industries, as well as both the New York Dress and Cloak Joint Boards. In July 1922, the New York State District merged with Local 89-22-1.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The records of the Dress Joint Board are arranged alphabetically by subject and offer an overview of the function and type of work undertaken by the Joint Board within the dress industry. The Joint Board had far reaching interests and business, and the collection is predominantly correspondence arranged alphabetically by subject, revealing the breadth of organizations, commitments, and activities of the Joint Board. For instance, the records document the Joint Boards work with Civil Rights organizations, including the NAACP, Roy Wilkins, the National Urban League, and even correspondence with Martin Luther King Jr. There is material discussing the charges of discrimination levied by NAACP labor secretary Herbert Hill against the union in 1962, as well as late 1950s reports and correspondence of the unions work with the State Commission Against Discrimination. Dress associations represented in agreements include the United Better Dress Manufacturers, the Pennsylvania Dress Manufacturers Association, and the New Jersey Dress Manufacturers. Records show organizations the Joint Board contributed money. There is also much information on elections, mainly campaign material for congressional races as well as local elections (city council). The correspondence and literature comes from the Campaign Committee. Of particular note is the material for elections within the locals for executive board, for officers, including ballots and slates.
The collection provides documentation on the dress industry, with material comprising price settlement lists, operator earnings, garment production volume/dollar volume, and wholesale firm production. There are many comparison studies, including a survey of wage rates by skill (draper, cutter, etc.). Additionally, there are facts, figures and reports from the Price Settlement Department, such as information on wage comparisons. The dispute between piece work and week work can be examined from the reports and studies on the introduction of section work and pricing in relation to the completed employee and shop week work questionnaires.
The administrative function of the Joint Board is represented through reports to the General Executive Board; records of the Health, Welfare and Retirement plans/funds, which were established in 1944, and include rules and regulations, premiums, payments, reports, receipts and disbursements; disability benefits paid out with and without hearings; decisions of the Impartial Chairman. Another component of the collection is material from the locals that composed the Joint Board as well as dress locals not in New York City (out-of-town) and their Joint Boards. This includes much material from the Northeast Department, which in 1958, had the dress department merge with the Joint Board to form the new Dressmakers' Joint Council. A large section of the collection contains files on negotiations of the Joint Board with employers and manufacturing associations for new contracts and agreements. These are organized according to year and illustrate gains and losses for the union over time through collective bargaining. Notable inclusions within the negotiations are listed in the folder titles.
General Managers of the Dress Joint Board are also represented through correspondence, memos, articles, reports, and mainly speeches. Longtime manager Julius Hochman has many folders of speeches he gave, arranged by year and convention, i.e. ILGWU, AFL, regional meetings, Workman's Circle Convention, Jewish Labor Committee. There are also speeches and correspondence of Charles Zimmerman, including during his time as president of the Jewish Labor Committee (1967- 1971).
The history of the Dress Joint Board was filled consolidations and mergers. Early history can be found in the form of a constitution when it was called the Joint Board of the Dress and Waistmakers' Union, as well as when it was merged into the Joint Board of the Cloak, Suit, Skirt, Dress and Reefer Makers' Union. Also beneficial for historical information on the Joint Board are the reports that were presented to the ILGWU conventionsonly brief reports appear in the official proceedings. Finally, of note, there is the Dress Joint Board newsletter "The Organizer" from 1933 chronicling the dressmaker strike, and worth noting, there is a folder of photographs, and while many are of activities of the Joint Board, much is of a personal nature and includes snapshots of families and children.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Hochman, Julius, 1892-1970
Zimmerman, Charles S., 1896-1983
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. New York Cloak Joint Board.

Subjects:
Women's clothing industry--United States.
Women's clothing industry--New York (State)--New York.
Labor unions--Clothing workers--United States.
Labor unions--Clothing workers--New York (State)--New York.
Clothing workers--United States.
Clothing workers--New York (State)--New York.
Industrial relations--United States.
Industrial relations--New York (State)--New York.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records.


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ILGWU. Joint Board Dress & Waistmakers' Union of Greater New York. Managers' correspondence #5780/047. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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5780/024: ILGWU. Local 89 records
5780/064: ILGWU. Local 89 minutes
5780/021: ILGWU. Local 62 records

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1966-1967
A
Box 1 Folder 1a
1955-1958
Aging, State Commission on the
Box 1 Folder 1b
Citizens Advisory Committee on Problems of the Aging Incl. Averell Harriman ltrs.; documents & reports of Governor's Conference on "Problems of the Aging."
1953
Agreements
Box 1 Folder 2
Agreements with McKettrick Williams, Inc., Affiliated Dress Manufacturers, Inc., Popular Priced Dress Manufacturers Group, Inc., & United Popular Dress Manufacturers Association, Inc.
1948-1951
Agreements
Box 1 Folder 3
Agreement with Associated Lerner Shops of America, Inc.
1939-1949
Agreements
Box 1 Folder 4
Agreements with Affiliated Ladies' Apparel Carriers of the Eastern Area, Inc., and New York and New England Dress Carriers' Association, Inc.
1941
Agreements, Implementation
Box 1 Folder 5
Special agreements for opening inside shop or enlarging facilities by transfer of workers from firm's contractors.
1965-1966
Alonso, Luis Ricardo
Box 1 Folder 6
Corres. re employment in U.S.A.
1942
American Federation of Labor
Box 1 Folder 7
Speech by Julius Hochman, introducing resolution at AFL convention in Toronto to establish a Public Relations Dept.; incl. text of Toronto Star editorial.
1957-1975
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Committees
Box 1 Folder 8
Incl. corres. re committees on Social Security and Civil Rights Compliance; ltrs. from George Meany & Walter Reuther.
1956-1964
AFL-CIO, Civil Rights Committee (Subcommittee on Compliance)
Box 1 Folder 9
I.c.w. Boris Shishkin, Al Hartnett, Herbert Hill, Emanuel Muravchik, corres. & newspaper clippings re controversy over Pittsburgh Courier charges (1959).
1958-1967
AFL-CIO, International Affairs Department
Box 1 Folder 10
I.c.w. Irving Brown, Maida Springer, re Institute of Tailoring & Cutting (Kenya).
1955
American Jewish Tercentenary
Box 1 Folder 11
1943-1958
Antonini, Luigi
Box 1 Folder 12
1961-1964
Art
Box 1 Folder 13
I.c.w. Contemporary Arts & Archives of American Art.
1932-1965
Associations
Box 1 Folder 14
Louis Nizer ltr. re retainer; incl. corres. bet. Emil Schlesinger & Pennsylvania Dress Manufacturers Association, Inc.; also i.c.w. legislature & mayor's office re electrical costs for employers; copy of agreement bet. N.J. Dress Mfrs. & Contractors Assoc., Inc., & Popular Priced Dress Contractors Assoc., Inc.
1959-1974
B
Box 1 Folder 15
1957-1967
Birthday Anniversary, Charles S. Zimmerman
Box 1 Folder 16
Incl. ltrs. of tribute from Lyndon B. Johnson, A. Philip Randolph, Harry Van Arsdale, William Fitts Ryan; journal.
Bulletin. Dressmakers' Joint Council. (n.d.)
Box 1 Folder 17
1952-1975
C
Box 1 Folder 18
1950-1951
Central Trades and Labor Council of Greater N.Y.
Box 1 Folder 19
Incl. documents & corres. re expulsion of Joseph Tuvim.
1949-1976
City of Hope
Box 2 Folder 1
1960-1975
Civil Rights
Box 2 Folder 2
I.c.w. NAACP Legal & Defense Fund with CSZ ltr. of resignation, George Meany, National Urban League (NYC), Commission on Intergroup Relations (NYC) & Central Labor Council; Robert J. Kennedy and Robert Wagner ltrs.
1952-1959
Civil Rights
Box 2 Folder 3
I.c.w. National Urban League
1925-1949
Communism
Box 2 Folder 4
Ltrs. from Harry Edmonds (director). International House & Rose Baron (secretary). International Labor Defense; statement of Executive Committee of Cloakmakers' General Strike Committee (Nov. 18, 1926); texts of articles from Freiheit; The Communist Plague In Our unions (pamphlet).
Communism. (n.d.)
Box 2 Folder 5
Leaflets.
1946-1955
Complaints, Workers'
Box 2 Folder 6
Constitution. (n.d.)
Box 2 Folder 7
1947-1953
Conventions. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 2 Folder 8
Dress Jt. Bd. reports.
1947-1953
Conventions. [folder 2 of 2]
Box 2 Folder 9
Dress Jt. Bd. reports.
1956-1959
Courts, Mayor's Committee on
Box 2 Folder 10
1963-1964
Negotiations. Newspaper Clippings
Box 2 Folder 10
Nov. 1963-Apr. 1964.
1953
D
Box 2 Folder 11
1947-1956
Department Managers
Box 2 Folder 12
Minutes of meetings; also incl. minutes of two Jt. Bd. staff meetings (1950).
1958-1961
Disability and Health Plans Dept
Box 3 Folder 1
Incl. minutes & reports of Eligibility Sub- committee.
1958-1961
Disability and Health Plans Dept
Box 3 Folder 2
1946-1956
Disability and Health Plans Dept
Box 3 Folder 3
I.c.w. Emil Schlesinger; statistical tables.
1955
Disability and Health Plans Dept
Box 3 Folder 4
1956-1958
Discrimination, N.Y. State Commission Against
Box 3 Folder 5
Labor Advisory Committee. Incl. corres., reports. Governor's Citation to Charles S. Zimmerman.
1955-1961
Discrimination in Housing, National Committee Against
Box 3 Folder 6
I.c.w. Algernon D. Black & Frances Levenson.
1949-1958
Discrimination in Housing, N.Y. State Committee on
Box 3 Folder 7
I.c.w. Algernon D. Black.
1954-1960
Districts and Regions
Box 3 Folder 8
I.c.w. Martin J. Morand, E.T.Kehrer, N. Kirtzman, Angela Bambace, Harry Schindler, Frederick Siems, Ralph Roberts.
1940
Dress Industry
Box 3 Folder 9
Jan. 1940. Minutes of Conference on Dress Situation, incl. Meyer Perlstein's report on Chicago area.
1949-1955
Dress Industry Data
Box 3 Folder 10
Section Piece Work Schedules, Official Price Settlement List, Management-Engineering Report (Feb. 28, 1949), sales figures for NYC dress industry.
1942-1949
Dress Industry Data
Box 3 Folder 11
1937-1947
Dress Industry Data
Box 4 Folder 1
Payroll & wage increase data; incl. Week Workers Survey (1947); news release (Feb. 18, 1946) re wage increase demand.
1955-1967
Dress and Waistmakers' Union, Joint Board, NYC
Box 4 Folder 2
Minutes, Bd. of Dir.
1947-1970
Dubinsky, David
Box 4 Folder 3
Incl. corres. re movement of firms to Penna.
1961-1965
E
Box 4 Folder 4
1944-1955
Eastern Out-of-Town Dept
Box 4 Folder 5
I.c.w. Israel Horowitz, Antonio Crivello, Salvatore Ninfo, Harry Wander; speech by JH.
1958-1964
Eastern Region
Box 4 Folder 6
I.c.w. Edward Kramer.
1955-1959
Education Dept., Union
Box 4 Folder 7
Incl. Mark Starr ltrs.; texts of "Ideas and Suggestions" & "Operation ILGWU Education;" minutes of N.Y. Educational Directors' meetings.
1938
Efficiency Management Dept., Union
Box 4 Folder 8
Schedule of piece-work prices for cotton dresses, prepared for the Waist and Dressmakers Jt. Bd., Phila., Pa.
1968-1973
Elections, General
Box 4 Folder 9
I.c.w. Louis Stulberg, leaflets.
1965-1966
Elections, General
Box 4 Folder 10
1963-1964
Elections, General
Box 4 Folder 11
Incl. ltr. from Jack Rosen (president), United Better Dress Mfrs. Assoc., Inc., re contributions; announcement of candidacy of E. Howard Molisani for councilman-at-large in 1963 election.
1958-1962
Elections, General
Box 4 Folder 12
1962
Elections, Locals 9,10,22,60,89
Box 5 Folder 1
Leaflets, ltrs., ballots re elections for local officers; incl. Yiddish newspaper clippings.
1947-1962
Elections, Locals 10,22,60,89
Box 5 Folder 2
Election results for Local 22; leaflets.
1962-1965
Elections, Local unions
Box 5 Folder 3
Incl. opposition leaflets.
1961-1965
Federation of Union Representatives (F.O.U.R.)
Box 5 Folder 4
1951-1960
Finances
Box 5 Folder 5
Monthly budget for Joint Board.
1950-1955
Funerals
Box 5 Folder 6
Speeches at services for Frederick Umhey, David Lvovich (Davidovich) & Leon Blum.
1969-1974
General Executive Board (GEB)
Box 5 Folder 7
Incl. reports of Dressmakers' Jt. Council to GEB.
1966-1970
GEB
Box 5 Folder 8
Appeal by Helen Steinberg, Local 4.
1949-1960
GEB
Box 5 Folder 9
Incl. general manager's reports to Jt. Bd. re GEB meetings; Union membership figures (1949-59).
1941-1949
GEB
Box 5 Folder 10
1941-1955
GEB, Education Committee
Box 5 Folder 11
I.c.w. Hark Starr; drafts of leaflets; reports.
1941-1954
GEB, Education Committee
Box 6 Folder 1
I.c.w. Frederick F. Umhey & Arthur Elder, report by Fannia M. Cohn (1941-42), minutes of meetings.
1958-1978
General Manager
Box 6 Folder 2
Incl. ltrs. from Sol C. Chaikin & Upton Sinclair, speech by Israel Breslow at CSZ installation; newspaper clippings re CSZ retirement.
1934-1957
General Manager
Box 6 Folder 3
Incl. ltrs. re Meyer Perlstein's retirement (Aug. 14, 1957) and Joseph Breslaw's death (July 16, 1957), Louis Boudin memo on ORT, press comments on Efficiency Clause (February 1941).
1927-1940
General Manager
Box 6 Folder 4
Incl. acceptance of nomination as general manager, leaflets.
1950-1965
General Manager. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 6 Folder 5a
Articles by JH & CSZ, incl. "Free Trade Unions in the Developing Countries" & newspaper clippings from India & Greece.
1950-1965
General Manager. [folder 2 of 2]
Box 6 Folder 5b
Articles by JH & CSZ, incl. "Free Trade Unions in the Developing Countries" & newspaper clippings from India & Greece.
1936-1949
General Manager
Box 6 Folder 6
Articles, by JH, incl. "The Retirement Myth" (1949), "Labor and the Public" (1943), "Dressmakers' Union Promotes Industry Planning" (1941).
1936-1960
General Manager
Box 6 Folder 7
Pamphlets by JH, incl. Industry Planning Through Collective Bargaining (1941).
1935-1950
General Manager
Box 7 Folder 1
Speeches for convention by JH.
1957-1969
General Manager
Box 7 Folder 2
Speeches by JH, incl. his resignation & nomination of CSZ.
1948-1951
General Manager
Box 7 Folder 3
Speeches by JH.
1946
General Manager
Box 7 Folder 4
Speeches, notes for Harvard Lectures.
1946-1948
General Manager
Box 7 Folder 5
Speeches by JH.
1944-1948
General Manager
Box 8 Folder 1
Speeches by JH.
1941-1942
General Manager
Box 8 Folder 2
Speeches by JH.
1938-1941
General Manager
Box 8 Folder 3
Speeches by JH.
1940
General Manager
Box 8 Folder 4
Speeches by JH.
1936-1937
General Manager
Box 8 Folder 5
Speeches by JH.
1926-1935
General Manager
Box 8 Folder 6
Speeches by JH.
1933-1958
General Manager
Box 8 Folder 7
JH biographical material.
1958-1974
H
Box 9 Folder 1
Incl. ltrs. from Averell Harriman & Hubert H. Humphrey.
1944-1955
Health and Welfare and Retirement Funds. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 9 Folder 2a
Incl. texts of regulations.
1944-1955
Health and Welfare and Retirement Funds. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 9 Folder 2b
Incl. texts of regulations.
1955
Health and Welfare Funds
Box 9 Folder 3
Incl. eligibility & coverage under Health Ins. Plan of Greater N.Y.
1952-1953
Health and Welfare Funds
Box 9 Folder 4
Ltr. to D.D. re administrative costs; statistics.
1952
Health and Welfare Funds
Box 9 Folder 5
Statistics on administrative accounts.
1947-1951
Health and Welfare Funds
Box 9 Folder 6
Incl. reports from Louis Brass; text of "Proposed General Plan for Operation of Health Fund."
1945-1951
Health and Welfare Funds
Box 9 Folder 7
Incl. minutes of Health Fund Council and Health & Welfare Fund Committee (Union).
1947-1950
Health and Welfare Funds
Box 9 Folder 8
Financial statements.
1938-1948
Health and Welfare Funds
Box 9 Folder 9
Financial reports.
1952-1957
Health Fund
Box 9 Folder 10
Firms delinquent in Fund payments; legal corres; reports of settlements.
1947-1951
Health Fund, Accounting Dept
Box 10 Folder 1
1941-1953
History and Structure
Box 10 Folder 2
Incl. "Our Union's History" (anon.).
1909-1934
History and Structure
Box 10 Folder 3
Incl. organizational chart, chronological record of Waistmakers' Strike.
1929
History and Structure
Box 10 Folder 4
Incl. "Manifesto To All Dressmakers" (Local 22), leaflets.
1926
History and Structure
Box 10 Folder 5
Incl. "Facts About the Cloak Strike;" advance copy of "The Limits of Unemployment Insurance" by John R. Commons (1924); "Final Recommendations" by Governor's Advisory Commission; "Needle Trades Revolt Against Communism" by Louis Stark; report to Local 22 members by Julius Portnoy; manager's report on scab work in Boston.
1943-1957
Julius Hochman
Box 10 Folder 6
Personal corres.
1941-1946
Julius Hochman
Box 10 Folder 7
Articles by Eugene Lyons and Martha Dodson re JH.
1943
Julius Hochman
Box 10 Folder 8
Corres. re distribution of article, "Labor & the Public."
1957
Hughes -Ashberry
Box 11 Folder 1
Statement to N.Y. State Senate & Assembly Labor Committees re Hughes-Ashberry bill by Wilbur Daniels.
1936-1956
Impartial Chairman (I.c.)
Box 11 Folder 2
Decisions by the I.c. (Harry Uviller).
1940-1955
Impartial Chairman
Box 11 Folder 3
1936-1945
Impartial Chairman
Box 11 Folder 4
Minutes & reports of Administrative Board of I.c. office.
1964-1965
Institute of International Labor Research, Inc.
Box 11 Folder 5
Incl. ltrs. & reports re Centro de Estudios y Documentacion Sociales & Panoramas.
1972-1973
Interamerican Textile, Leather and Garment Workers Federation (ITLGWF)
Box 11 Folder 6
I.c.w. Carlos Bedoya & text of resolution on textile & clothing imports & exports.
1970-1971
ITLGWF
Box 11 Folder 7
I.c.w. Carlos Bedoya, report to III Congress of ITLGWF by ILGWU, also reports by Saby Nehama, Charles S. Zimmerman and C. Bedoya; newspaper clippings.
1956-1962
Intergroup Relations Commission. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 11 Folder 8a
Incl. reports & news releases.
1956-1962
Intergroup Relations Commission. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 11 Folder 8b
Incl. reports & news releases.
1971-1972
International Labor Affairs
Box 11 Folder 9
Corres. w. American Institute for Free Labor Development, Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores, Federacion Obrera Nacional de la Industria del Vestido y Afines.
1965
International Labor Affairs
Box 11 Folder 10
1958
International Labor Organization
Box 11 Folder 11
1958-1959
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
Box 11 Folder 12
Incl. brief history of Union & of Local 60.
1962-1972
ILGWU, Cooperative Houses
Box 11 Folder 13
1968-1969
International Rescue Committee
Box 12 Folder 1
I.c.w. Leo Cherne, Max Weinrich & Lucienne & Steve Dimitroff; also corres. re Diego Rivera murals & panels.
1971-1973
Investigations
Box 12 Folder 2
1946
J
Box 12 Folder 3a
1950-1952
Jewish Daily Forward
Box 12 Folder 3b
Hearing & award re wage dispute bet. Forward & its writers.
1968-1978
Jewish Labor Committee
Box 12 Folder 4
Incl. corres. re emigration of Jews from Poland.
1956-1960
Jewish Labor Committee. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 12 Folder 5
1956-1960
Jewish Labor Committee. [folder 2 of 2]
Box 12 Folder 6
1956-1957
Jewish Labor Committee
Box 12 Folder 7
1949-1952
Jewish Labor Committee
Box 12 Folder 8
Incl. memorandum re field work, minutes and Statement of Principles of JLC Committee to Combat Anti-Semitism,
1945-1959
Jewish Labor Committee
Box 12 Folder 9
"Report to National -Policy and Program Committee, " "Analysis of Activities of Committee to Combat Anti-Semitism," leaflets.
1949-1958
Jewish Labor Committee, Anti-Discrimination
Box 12 Folder 10
I.c.w. Emanuel Muravchik.
1946-1958
Jewish Labor Committee, Civil Rights
Box 13 Folder 1
Incl. speeches by CSZ, memoranda, news releases. Outlook.
1944-1956
Jobber-Contractor Dept
Box 13 Folder 2
Annual reports.
1936-1940
Jobber-Contractor Dept
Box 13 Folder 3
Incl. memorandum re Sherman Anti-Trust Law.
1954-1955
Jurisdictional Disputes, Intra-Union
Box 13 Folder 4
Incl. corres. & reports re Jerry Gilden (firm); report of GEB Special Committee on Jurisdiction.
1952-1953
Jurisdictional Disputes, Intra-Union
Box 13 Folder 5
Incl. list of shops controlled by Local 105.
1950-1951
Jurisdictional Disputes, Intra-Union
Box 13 Folder 6
Incl. corres. & reports re disputes w. Local 25.
1948-1949
Jurisdictional Disputes, Intra-Union
Box 13 Folder 7
I.c.w. Local 25.
1948
Jurisdictional Disputes, Intra-Union
Box 13 Folder 8
Disputes involving Baker Bros., Chicladee Dress & Monart Dress Mfg. Co.
1936-1947
Jurisdictional Disputes, Intra-Union
Box 13 Folder 9
I.c.w. N.Y. Cloak Jt. Bd. & Local 25.
1958-1968
King, Martin L., Jr.
Box 13 Folder 10
Corres. w. M.L.King, CSZ telegrams protesting arrests & treatment of King & other blacks.
1958-1964
L
Box 13 Folder 11
Incl. ltr. from Herbert h. Lehman.
1961-1963
Labor Day Parades
Box 13 Folder 12
1959-1963
Legislation
Box 13 Folder 13
1959-1969
Legislation
Box 14 Folder 1
1958-1961
Local Managers
Box 14 Folder 2
Minutes.
1941-1955
Local 102
Box 14 Folder 3a
Memorandum "in the matter of the complaint of the Jt. Bd... against Local 102 before a committee of the GEB of the ILGWU" (1941); judgment against Garment Truckmen of N.J., Inc., et al (Oct. 4, 1955).
1947-1954
Locals 10,22,60,89
Box 14 Folder 3b
Incl. corres., leaflets, programs; tributes (50th anniversary of Local 10) by JH, Luigi Antonini, William Green; report of 1953 Examination, Objection & Election Comm. of Local 89; report of Special Investigation Comm. of Local 89 re Salvatore Flocker.
1948-1956
Locals, N.Y.C. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 14 Folder 4a
incl. Report (1950) of Local 91, by-laws of Vacation Fund of Undergarment & Negligee Workers' Union, Local 62; election leaflets for Locals 9,35,66 and 55.
1948-1956
Locals, N.Y.C. [folder 2 of 2]
Box 14 Folder 4b
incl. Report (1950) of Local 91, by-laws of Vacation Fund of Undergarment & Negligee Workers' Union, Local 62; election leaflets for Locals 9,35,66 and 55.
1957-1964
Out-of-Town Locals and Jt. Bds. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 14 Folder 5
I.c.w. Angela Bambace, Morris Bialis, Salvatore Ninfo, Bernard Shane, Frederick Siems, Cornelius Wall; incl. text of Silk Dress Agreement of Phila. Dress Jt. Bd.
1957-1964
Out-of-Town Locals and Jt. Bds. [folder 2 of 2]
Box 14 Folder 6
I.c.w. Angela Bambace, Morris Bialis, Salvatore Ninfo, Bernard Shane, Frederick Siems, Cornelius Wall; incl. text of Silk Dress Agreement of Phila. Dress Jt. Bd.
1944-1954
Out-of-Town Locals and Jt. Bds. [folder 1 of 2]
Box 14 Folder 7a
I.c.w. Abraham Plotkin & re Forest City Mfg. Co.; summary of Local 49 history; text of Justice clippings (1919) re Chicago Jt. Bd.; report of Pacific Coast Region by Louis Levy (1945).
1944-1954
Out-of-Town Locals and Jt. Bds. [folder 2 of 2]
Box 14 Folder 7b
I.c.w. Abraham Plotkin & re Forest City Mfg. Co.; summary of Local 49 history; text of Justice clippings (1919) re Chicago Jt. Bd.; report of Pacific Coast Region by Louis Levy (1945).
1945-1949
Lombardy Dress Co.
Box 14 Folder 8
Incl. ltrs. from Sidney Blauner re non-union firms.
1946-1957
Los Angeles Cloak and Dress Joint Board
Box 14 Folder 9
I.c.w. Isidore Stenzor; memos & reports re conflict w. Samuel Otto.
1950-1956
L.A. Cloak and Dress Jt. Bd.
Box 15 Folder 1a
Incl. notices, ballots, lists of candidates, leaflets of election in L.A. Dress Jt. Bd.
1950-1954
L.A. Cloak and Dress Jt. Bd.
Box 15 Folder 1b
Newspaper clippings concerning reorganization of Jt. Bd.; incl. Thru the Needle's Eve (2 issues) & Report to the Members 1947-50.
1950-1952
L.A. Cloak and Dress Jt. Bd.
Box 15 Folder 1c
I.c.w. Fannie Borax, Isidore Stenzor; corres., reports, resolution of 27th Convention of Union re reorganization of Jt. Bd.
1950
L.A. Cloak and Dress Jt. Bd.
Box 15 Folder 1d
August 1950. Majority & minority reports of GEB Committee to reorganize Jt. Bd. incl. notes on controversy w. Meyer Perlstein.
1952
Lurye, William
Box 15 Folder 2
Incl. chronology of events re Lurye murder & attack on Bill Ross; corres. w. district attorney.
1947-1958
M
Box 15 Folder 3
I.c.w. James Middleton.
1932-1933
Madison Square Garden Meeting
Box 15 Folder 4
Concert & Celebration of Jt. Bd.; incl. speeches by JH & William Green.
1939-1953
Membership
Box 15 Folder 5
Membership figures of Locals 10,22,60,89.
1937
Men Awake!
Box 15 Folder 6a
Copy of song by Harold J. Rome, autographed by N.Y. & Out-of-Town ILGWU Choruses, presented to JH.
1963-1965
Miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 6b
Incl. expressions (anonymous) of criticism of Union positions on Vietnam war.
1942
N
Box 15 Folder 7
Minutes, Executive Committee, N.Y. Dress Institute? N.Y.S. AFL-CIO.
1960-1964
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) [folder 1 of 2]
Box 15 Folder 8
Cases, incl. Blue Gem Dress Co.,& Susan Evans, Inc.
1960-1964
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) [folder 2 of 2]
Box 15 Folder 9
Cases, incl. Blue Gem Dress Co.,& Susan Evans, Inc.
1960
NLRB
Box 16 Folder 1
Decisions involving Penna. shops.
1951
NLRB
Box 16 Folder 2
1972-1974
Negotiations
Box 16 Folder 3
1973
Negotiations
Box 16 Folder 4
February 1973.
1972-1973
Negotiations
Box 16 Folder 5
Incl. basic facts of proposed agreement.
1972-1973
Negotiations
Box 16 Folder 6
I.c.w. N.Y. State Mediation Board.
1970-1972
Negotiations
Box 16 Folder 7
Incl. memo from Stuart Linnick re "Fashion Capital of the World."
1970-1972
Negotiations
Box 16 Folder 8
I.c.w. Pay Board (U.S.).
1949-1972
Negotiations
Box 16 Folder 9
Incl. arbitrator's award against Eddy Modes, Inc.
1969-1971
Negotiations
Box 16 Folder 10
Incl. leaflets of Independent Cutters Club.
1970
Negotiations
Box 16 Folder 11
Rank and File leaflets.
1969-1970
Negotiations
Box 17 Folder 1
Dec. 1969-Jan. 1970.
1969-1970
Negotiations
Box 17 Folder 2
1969-1970
Negotiations
Box 17 Folder 3
1969
Negotiations
Box 17 Folder 4
Incl. leaflets (2) of "independent" members.
1967-1969
Negotiations
Box 17 Folder 5
1966-1967
Negotiations
Box 17 Folder 6
Oct. 1966-Nov. 1967. Index & history of 1967 negotiations.
1966-1967
Negotiations
Box 17 Folder 7
Dec. 1966-Jan. 1967.
1966
Negotiations
Box 17 Folder 8
Incl. Progressive Labor Party leaflet.
1966
Negotiations
Box 17 Folder 9
1964-1967
Negotiations
Box 18 Folder 1
1964
Negotiations
Box 18 Folder 2
1964
Negotiations
Box 18 Folder 3
1963-1964
Negotiations
Box 18 Folder 4
Incl. statements by CSZ & Association managers & directors at first industry conference, Dec. 12, 1963.
1963-1964
Negotiations
Box 18 Folder 5
1961-1963
Negotiations
Box 18 Folder 6
1961-1963
Negotiations
Box 19 Folder 1
1961-1962
Negotiations
Box 19 Folder 2
1961
Negotiations
Box 19 Folder 3
Feb. 1961.
1960-1961
Negotiations
Box 19 Folder 4
Dec. 1960-Nov. 1961. I.c.w. NYC Fire Dept. re Fire Warden Program.
1960-1961
Negotiations
Box 19 Folder 5
Nov. 1960-June 1961. Index and history.
1960-1961
Negotiations
Box 19 Folder 6
Nov. 1960-Feb. 1961.
1960-1961
Negotiations
Box 19 Folder 7
April 1960-Jan. 1961.
1960-1961
Negotiations
Box 19 Folder 8
Feb. 1960-Jan. 1961.
1950-1959
Negotiations
Box 19 Folder 9
1955-1959
Negotiations
Box 20 Folder 1
Incl. Wilbur Daniels memo re picket line incidents.
1958-1959
Negotiations
Box 20 Folder 2
Jan. 1958-Mar. 1959. Incl. notes on conference bet. JH, Emil Schlesinger & Lazare Teper.
1957-1958
Negotiations
Box 20 Folder 3
Index and history.
1957-1958
Negotiations
Box 20 Folder 4
Aug. 1957-Dec. 1958.
1957-1958
Negotiations
Box 20 Folder 5
Oct. 1957-Sept. 1958.
1957-1958
Negotiations
Box 20 Folder 6
Sept. 1957-June 1958.
1957-1958
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 1
Mar. 1957-June 1958.
1953-1959
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 2
Incl. report of Special Trial Committee of GEB re Harry Schindler & Edward Spritzer (Sept. 1, 1959); David Dubinsky ltr. reprimanding Max Bluestein (Jan. 13, 1955); JH memo re "General Conditions in Industry, Fall Season 1953."
1951-1958
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 3
1951-1958
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 4
1957
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 5
1955-1956
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 6
1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 7
1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 8
1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 9
1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 10
Incl. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services' announcement of labor dispute.
1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 11
1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 12
Feb. 14, 1955. Dr. Lazare Teper memo.
1954-1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 13
1954-1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 14
1954-1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 15
1954-1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 16
1954-1955
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 17
Incl. "Summary of Inflation Clause" (1944).
1954
Negotiations
Box 21 Folder 18
1946-1954
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 1
1946-1954
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 2
1950-1951
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 3
Nov. 1950-Mar. 1951.
1950
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 4
Sept. 1950-Dec. 1950. Incl. memoranda from William Gomberg, Morris Glushien & Dr. Lazare Teper; complaints from Eastern Out-of-Town locals; statistical table re Columbus Day as a holiday; summary," Matters Not Yet Settled."
1949-1950
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 5
Feb. 1949-Dec. 1950.
1950
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 6
1946-1948
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 7
Incl. general strike flier (Mar. 5, 1947).
1947
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 8
Mar. 1947.
1946
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 9
Dec. 1946. Stenographic record of Dress Industry Conference.
1941
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 10
Announcement of appointment by F.H. LaGuardia (mayor) of Anna Rosenberg as personal observer in negotiations; press release announcing contract calling for "efficient management & industry promotion."
1940-1941
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 11
Oct. 1940-Jan. 1941.
1938-1939
Negotiations
Box 22 Folder 12
1936
Negotiations. Agreements
Box 23 Folder 1
1946-1947
Negotiations. Agreements
Box 23 Folder 2
1963-1965
Negotiations. Associations
Box 23 Folder 3
I.c.w. United Popular Dress Mfrs. Assoc. & Popular Priced Dress Contractors Assoc.; leaflets & telegrams re conflict bet. the two Associations.
1953-1963
Negotiations. Basic Facts
Box 23 Folder 4
1974
Negotiations. Cost of Living
Box 23 Folder 5
Mar-May 1974.
1942-1943
Negotiations. Cost of Living
Box 23 Folder 6
Incl. article, "Observations on the Cost of Living Index of the Bureau of Labor Statistics" by Lazare Teper.
1958
Negotiations. Cutting, Non-Union
Box 23 Folder 7
1957-1958
Negotiations. Demands
Box 23 Folder 8
1943-1944
Negotiations. Demands and Proceedings
Box 23 Folder 9
History & record of negotiations, incl. Directory of Representatives to Industrywide Conference.
1954-1958
Negotiations. Dress Shipping Clerks Union, Local 60-A
Box 23 Folder 10
1941
Negotiations. Employer Demands
Box 24 Folder 1
1944
Negotiations. Floor Work
Box 24 Folder 2
1937-1944
Negotiations. Health and Vacation
Box 24 Folder 3
1973-1975
Negotiations. Holiday Pay
Box 24 Folder 4
1958-1963
Negotiations. Holiday Pay
Box 24 Folder 5
1961-1963
Negotiations. Impartial Chairman Decisions
Box 24 Folder 6
1958-1959
Negotiations. Independent Jobbers
Box 24 Folder 7
Feb. 1958-Jan. 1959.
1961
Negotiations. Industry Conference
Box 24 Folder 8
Jan. 1961.
1962-1964
Negotiations. Keyserling Study
Box 24 Folder 9
1958
Negotiations. Pennsylvania
Box 24 Folder 11
1956-1958
Negotiations. Pennsylvania
Box 24 Folder 12
Incl. NLRB hearing & leaflets.
1950-1951
Negotiations. Pennsylvania Dress Manufacturers Assoc., Inc.
Box 25 Folder 1
May 1950-Aug. 1951.
1940-1941
Negotiations. Promotion
Box 25 Folder 2
Incl. JH speech, "A Program for Reconstructing New York's First Industry" & news release.
1951-1958
Negotiations. Schlesinger and Bloom
Box 25 Folder 3
Incl. copy of "Promulgation of the Bd. of Stability and Control."
1964
Negotiations. Shop Chairmen's Meeting
Box 25 Folder 4
1941-1950
Negotiations. Wage Increases
Box 25 Folder 5
Incl. record of hearing before War Labor Board.
1946
Negotiations. Wage Reopening
Box 25 Folder 6
Chaikin, Sol Greene and David Gingold
1955-1966
Northeast Department
Box 26 Folder 1
Incl. copies of proclamation by local mayors in honor of "ILGWU Union Label Day" (1960).
1961-1964
Northeast Dept
Box 26 Folder 2
1957-1960
Northeast Dept
Box 26 Folder 3
1958-1959
Northeast Dept
Box 26 Folder 4
1956-1957
Northeast Dept
Box 26 Folder 5
Incl. minutes of managers' conference; minutes of conference bet. Jt. Bd. & Northeast Dept; list of N.E.Penna. contractors.
1951-1955
Northeast Dept
Box 26 Folder 6
1944-1950
Northeast Dept
Box 26 Folder 7
Incl. corres. & agreements with Penna. Dress Mfrs. Assoc., Inc.
1940-1950
Northeast Dept
Box 27 Folder 1
Incl. pamphlets of Southern New England District.
1952-1957
Northeast Dept., Pennsylvania
Box 27 Folder 2
Incl. leaflet, "It Settles Nothing!" of Penna. Garment Mfrs. Assoc.
1966
Northeast Dept., Staff Training Conference
Box 27 Folder 3
Mar. 1966.
1964
Northeast Dept., Staff Training Conference
Box 27 Folder 4
Feb. 1964.
1936-1956
Office Employees International Union, Local 153
Box 27 Folder 5
Corres. on contract negotiations for employees of Jt. Bd. & agreements.
1963-1964
Organization Dept
Box 27 Folder 6
1952
Organization Dept
Box 27 Folder 7
Incl. non-union firms in jobbers' drive; Itrs. from organizers.
1933-1950
Organization Dept
Box 27 Folder 8
Incl. Report of Organization Committee, General Dress Strike (1933) & handwritten outline of account of Chicago strike of 1919.
1948-1949
Organization Dept
Box 27 Folder 9
Reports of non-union jobbers' drive; incl. accounts of gangster attacks on pickets & Union officers.
1958-1965
Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training (ORT)
Box 28 Folder 1
1933
The Organizer
Box 28 Folder 2
Vol 1. 1, Nos. 1-6.
1935-1950
Organizing Dept
Box 28 Folder 3
Leaflets.
1945
Out-of-Town Dress Dept
Box 28 Folder 4
August 1945. Report.
1945-1956
Out-of-Town Dress Dept
Box 28 Folder 5
1951
P
Box 28 Folder 6a
1953-1958
Panel of Americans
Box 28 Folder 6b
1956-1959
Park-Reservoir Housing Corp
Box 28 Folder 7
1952-1955
Pennsylvania District
Box 28 Folder 8
1947
Personnel
Box 29 Folder 1
Photographs. (n.d.)
Box 29 Folder 2
Incl. photographs of Julius Hochman & GEB.
1957
Pins and Needles
Box 29 Folder 3
1953-1959
President's Committee on Government Contracts
Box 29 Folder 4
Incl. recommendations on scope, methods & procedures.
1940-1956
Press Releases
Box 29 Folder 5
1952
Price Range Project
Box 29 Folder 6
Jan. 1952-May 1952. Reports & procedures.
1965
Price Settlement Dept
Box 29 Folder 7
1955-1956
Price Settlement Dept
Box 29 Folder 8
Incl. decision of Impartial Chairman re Jackie Kaye, Inc.
1955-1956
Price Settlement Dept
Box 29 Folder 9
1951-1953
Price Settlement Dept
Box 29 Folder 10
1949-1951
Price Settlement Dept
Box 29 Folder 11
Decision by Harry Uviller.
1947-1949
Price Settlement Dept
Box 29 Folder 12
1940-1946
Price Settlement Dept
Box 30 Folder 1
1934
Price Settlement Dept
Box 30 Folder 2
1923-1946
Price Settlement Dept. Agreements
Box 30 Folder 3
Hearings & decisions re week work and piece work.
1950-1951
Price Settlement Dept.
Box 30 Folder 4
1951 Negotiations. Dec. 1950. Section work, reports & summaries.
1962-1966
R
Box 30 Folder 5a
Incl. ltr. from Eleanor Roosevelt.
1950-1957
Reports
Box 30 Folder 5b
Incl. report to conventions.
1936-1937
Research and Statistical Dept
Box 30 Folder 6
Weekly summaries of conditions in the dress industry.
1933-1936
Research and Statistical Dept
Box 30 Folder 7
Incl. Standard of Living Study and statistical analysis of garment industry of Metropolitan area.
1964-1973
Retirement Fund
Box 30 Folder 8
Leaflets, incl. leaflets from Local 1199, Drug and Hospital Union, RWDSU.
1960-1966
Retirement Fund [folder 1 of 2]
Box 31 Folder 1a
Ltrs. (2) from Jacob Javits (senator); memo from Emil Schlesinger re failure of firms to pay contributions to Fund; merger of fund into ILGWU National Retirement Fund; Rules & Regulations of Fund & proposed amendments; statistical reports.
1960-1966
Retirement Fund [folder 1 of 2]
Box 31 Folder 1b
Ltrs. (2) from Jacob Javits (senator); memo from Emil Schlesinger re failure of firms to pay contributions to Fund; merger of fund into ILGWU National Retirement Fund; Rules & Regulations of Fund & proposed amendments; statistical reports.
1956-1959
Retirement Fund
Box 31 Folder 2
Incl. corres. re individual retirement cases.
1944-1960
Retirement Fund
Box 31 Folder 3
Rules & Regulations.
1959
Retirement Fund
Box 31 Folder 4
Report on registration for pension benefits & report on retirement applications.
1949-1955
Retirement Fund
Box 31 Folder 5
Incl. retirement plan for officers of N.Y.C. Jt. Bd. & affiliated locals, minutes of Health & Welfare Council & Retirement Council.
1948
Retirement Fund
Box 31 Folder 6
Memorandum re Cloak Retirement Fund rules & cost of benefits; statistical report on members' ages.
1953-1956
Retirement Fund, Reciprocity
Box 32 Folder 1
Incl. minutes of Health, Welfare & Death Benefit Funds Committee and minutes of local union mgrs. re Reciprocity Retirement Plan.
1945-1972
Retirement Fund for Officers
Box 32 Folder 2
I.c.w. Louis Rolnick; "Report of Committee on Retirement Fund for Officers."
1958
S
Box 32 Folder 3
Incl. ltrs. from Sumner Slichter & B. M. Selekman.
1960
Salesmen, Wholesale Dress
Box 32 Folder 4
June 1960. Outline of conditions re organization of salesmen.
1952-1955
Schlesinger, Emil
Box 32 Folder 5
Incl. copy of memo re general strike referendum; proposed revision in price settlements & in Health & Welfare & Retirement Funds; ltr. re impact of Taft-Hartley Act upon Health & Welfare Fund.
1940-1950
Schlesinger, Emil and Abraham
Box 32 Folder 6
Incl. "Collective Bargaining" by E. Schlesinger & Louis Nizer, April 16, 1945.
Schlesinger, Emil and Abraham. (n.d.)
Box 32 Folder 7
Memorandum, "Breach of Contract - Excuse for Non-Performance."
1955-1962
Schlesinger and Bloom
Box 32 Folder 8
Incl. legal decisions and corres. w. Sol C. Chaikin.
1955
Section Work
Box 32 Folder 9
Incl. corres., conference reports & memoranda; Know Your Price Settlements (handbook); & statistical tables.
1948-1951
Section Work
Box 32 Folder 10
Data on price settlement & section work.
1949
Section Work
Box 32 Folder 11
Memoranda, "Basic Principles for the Proper Operation of a Section Work Shop," "Summary of Price Settlement Systems in Various Cities."
1951
Section Piece Work
Box 32 Folder 12
Text of brochure, "Section Piece Work."
1934-1938
Section Piece Work
Box 32 Folder 13
Memo of instructions on use of time unit system of piece rate settlement; manual, "Schedule of Piece Work Prices for Cotton Dresses. "
1961-1966
Severance Benefits Fund [folder 1 of 2]
Box 33 Folder 1a
Annual reports & financial statements.
1961-1966
Severance Benefits Fund [folder 2 of 2]
Box 33 Folder 1b
Annual reports & financial statements.
1940-1950
Shop Chairmen
Box 33 Folder 2
Proceedings of Dress Jt. Bd. meeting & JH speech at conference.
Shop Chairmen. (n.d.)
Box 33 Folder 3
Leaflets re strike calls & meetings, incl. Fur Workers Reorganization Committee.
1952
60th Birthday Celebration, Julius Hochman
Box 34 Folder 1
Incl. congratulatory ltrs. & telegrams;
1969-1971
Socialist Party
Box 34 Folder 2
Corres. re contributions to Young People's Socialist League.
1971
Socialist Party, Hillquit Award
Box 34 Folder 3
Jan. 30, 1971. Corres. re dinner in honor of Charles Zimmerman; incl. text of his acceptance speech.
1971-1972
Socialist Party-Democratic Socialist Federation, U.S.A.
Box 34 Folder 4
I.c.w. Socialist Party U.S.A. & New America.
1938-1964
Speeches [folder 1 of 2]
Box 34 Folder 5
CSZ speeches.
1938-1964
Speeches [folder 2 of 2]
Box 34 Folder 6
CSZ speeches.
1957-1958
Speeches
Box 34 Folder 7
Incl. speeches & outlines by JH & Jack Spitzer.
1942-1955
Speeches
Box 34 Folder 8
Speeches & outlines.
1948
Speeches
Box 34 Folder 9
Radio broadcast, "This is New York," over CBS, Oct. 18, 1948; incl. JH's notes.
1941
Speeches
Box 34 Folder 10
Incl. speech on Sidney Hillman.
1936-1952
Speeches
Box 34 Folder 11
Background material, incl. anecdotes.
1949-1954
Staff Meetings
Box 34 Folder 12
Minutes.
1939
Strike Relief Fund
Box 34 Folder 13
Incl. verbatim interviews with ten members re discrepancies in payments of strike fund benefits in Williamsburg office.
1947-1954
Taft-Hartley Law
Box 34 Folder 14
Incl. pamphlet. Taft-Hartley Act in Action by Jack Barbash; "Memorandum on Certain Phases of the Taft-Hartley Law" by Emil Schlesinger; announcement of study of employer-employee relations in garment industry by Jt. Comm. on Labor-Management Relations.
1959-1962
Technical and Control Dept
Box 34 Folder 15
Incl. memoranda & speech, "Low Wages in New York City" by Mitchell Lokiec.
1958
Dress Strike
Box 34 Folder 16
articles and clippings
1964-1972
Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation, Int'l
Box 35 Folder 1
Textile Workers Asian Regional Organization I.c.w. John E. Newton (president) & J. Greenhalgh (general secretary); resignation of CSZ as member of executive committee.
1952
Training Institute, ILGWU
Box 35 Folder 2
Incl. outlines of graduation exercise speeches (one undated); bio. material on Martin Miller.
1948-1967
Trips Abroad
Box 35 Folder 3
Incl. corres., reports (some in Yiddish), & article for Forward.
1939-1949
Trucking
Box 35 Folder 4
Incl. lists of trucking firms; press release of background material on "trucking evils;" leaflets.
1967-1968
U
Box 35 Folder 5a
1945-1972
Union Health Center
Box 35 Folder 5b
1953-1956
Union Health Center
Box 36 Folder 1
I.c.w. Leo Price, M.D.; booklets, L. A. Health Center.
1952
Union Health Center, NYC
Box 36 Folder 2
Report to Health Committee by Dr. Henry B. Makover.
1962
Union Label
Box 36 Folder 3a
"The Keys to Selling the Union Label to the American," survey by Louis Harris & Associates; script for Union Label film.
1958-1959
Union Label
Box 36 Folder 3b
July 1958-Aug. 1959. Summaries of conferences bet. Union officials, advertising agencies & JH; draft of Union Label program.
1946-1955
Unions (non-ILGWU)
Box 36 Folder 3c
I.c.w. AFL.
Unionism and Democracy. (n.d.)
Box 36 Folder 3d
Course outline (no author).
1947-1956
Vacation Benefits
Box 36 Folder 3e
1942-1950
Vacation and Health Benefits
Box 36 Folder 3f
1965
W
Box 37 Folder 1
1953
Wage Increase, Demand for
Box 37 Folder 2
Incl. corres. on negotiations, outline of presentation by JH, news releases & copies of agreement with Affiliated Dress Mfrs., Inc. & United Better Dress Mfrs. Assoc., Inc.
1950
Wages, Arbitration on
Box 37 Folder 3
Incl. corres. & outline of presentation of Union demand for wage increase.
1962
Week Work [folder 1 of 4]
Box 37 Folder 4
Questionnaires listing week-workers & base salaries by shop.
1962
Week Work [folder 2 of 4]
Box 37 Folder 5
Questionnaires listing week-workers & base salaries by shop.
1962
Week Work [folder 3 of 4]
Box 37 Folder 6a
Questionnaires listing week-workers & base salaries by shop.
1962
Week Work [folder 4 of 4]
Box 37 Folder 6b
Questionnaires listing week-workers & base salaries by shop.
1966
White House Conference, "To Fulfill These Rights."
Box 37 Folder 7a
Incl. ltrs. from A. Philip Randolph re Freedom Budget; copy of Speeches from the Conference.
1947
Why This Strike.
Box 37 Folder 7b
Statistical tables, background material & notes for speech by JH.
1962-1968
XYZ
Box 37 Folder 8
I.c.w. YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.