ILGWU. Justice

Collection Number: 5780/051 PUBS

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. Justice, 1931-1995
Collection Number:
5780/051 PUBS
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Quantity:
1.67 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Publications.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Contains issues of Justice published between 1975 and 1995 and 1931- 1933.
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).

JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

ustice was the official organ of the ILGWU from 1919 to 1995. Editions of Justice were published in English, Italian, Spanish, and Yiddish. When compared side by side, the content of some of these different editions of Justice shows significant differences.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection consists of issues of Justice published between 1975-1995. There is also a bound volume from 1931-1933.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

Subjects:
Clothing workers--Labor unions--New York (State)--New York.
Clothing workers--Labor unions--United States.
Textile workers--New York (State)--New York.
Textile workers--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Publications.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
ILGWU. Justice #5780/051 PUBS. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
5780/070: ILGWU. Ladies' Garment Worker
5780/070: ILGWU. Ladies' Garment Worker
5780/070: ILGWU. Ladies' Garment Worker
5780/180: ILGWU. Justice index
5780/180: ILGWU. Justice index
5780/186: ILGWU. Giustizia (Justice)
5780/186: ILGWU. Giustizia (Justice)
5780/201: ILGWU. Justicia (Justice)

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1975-1982
Box 1 Folder 1 1975-1982
Author: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Notes:
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 1 1983-1995
Box 2 Folder 1 1983-1995
Author: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Notes:
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 3 Folder 1 1931-1933