ILGWU. Research Department collected documents

Collection Number: 5780/056

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. Research Department collected documents, 1907-1948
Collection Number:
5780/056
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Quantity:
6.83333333333333 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Articles, reprints, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Much of the material concerns various strikes, including the New York cloakmakers' strikes of 1926 and 1929, as well as the "Protocol of Peace" of 1910. There are some additional items dealing with the New York Cloak Joint Board. A good portion of the material is administrative in nature.
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).

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Formed in 1937, the Research Department of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) supported the administrative operations of the Union and coordinated 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; analyzed information for the union; and monitored developments in the industry.
In addition to providing research for union leadership, Research Department staff prepared materials for Congressional testimony, presented cases on behalf of local unions to the War Labor Board, and worked to administer the Fair Labor Standards Act. At times, the director of the Research Department represented the ILGWU in national forums.
The Department also maintained an extensive library, collecting and housing documents from Union administrative staff that were deemed substantive and of lasting value to the Union, whether produced internally or externally. The information gathered by the Department was of particular value during labor disputes and contract negotiations.
Lazare Teper was the founding director of the ILGWU's Research Department, working in that position from 1937 to 1980. Born in Russia sometime between 1906 and 1908, Teper later studied at the University of Paris and earned his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University. He died in New York City in 1985.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Research Department records reflect the department's varied functions, documenting its role in gathering and analyzing information for international and local union leadership, representing the union before government and labor organizations, and gathering materials of research, and oftentimes historical, value. Some segments of the records focus on one aspect of the department's work, and others include documentation across the department's functions.
Research Department director Lazare Teper's papers, for example, include files relating to the Wage Stabilization Board (5780/105). The department also maintained records focused on the National Coat and Suit Industry Board (statements of receipts and disbursements, label division reports, meetings minutes, bulletins to members, and other reports and resolutions), as well as some related legal files (5780/123). Also among the documents collected by the Research Department are the New York Coat and Suit Industry Reports between 1934 and 1960. (5780/168)
Parts of the Research Department records consist primarily of collected documents from ILGWU affiliates. In this way, they resemble and, in some instances, complement the parts of the Archives Department Records (5780/121, 5780/121 PUBS), records generated by local unions (Series III), and the general collection of ILGWU publications (5780 PUBS). Research Department records of this kind contain records of predecessor unions to the ILGWU and ILGWU local union records (5780/045), or the annual report, "Conditions in the Women's Clothing Industry" (5780/078).
Other parts of the Research Department records document all of the department's functions. These records include financial and administrative reports, meeting minutes, and correspondence (5780/056, 5780/209), collected printed material (5780/168), and ILGWU statements on issues related to the garment industry (5780/209).
The Research Deparment collected documents included financial and administrative reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other materials documenting the activities and interests of the ILGWU Research Department. Much of the material concerns various strikes, including the New York cloakmakers' strikes of 1926 and 1929, as well as the "Protocol of Peace" of 1910. There are some additional items dealing with the New York Cloak Joint Board. A good portion of the material is administrative in nature. Notable individuals represented in this collection include: Louis Brandeis; August Claessens; Julius Henry Cohen; A. J. Muste; Benjamin Schlesinger; Norman Thomas; Alexander Trachtenberg; and B.C. Vladeck. Organizations include various joint boards of the union throughout the United States and the Workers Party of America. Subjects include communism and the union; conventions of the ILGWU; labor negotiations; labor disputes; strikes (particularly in New York City); unemployment insurance; and wages in the garment industry.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.
Claessens, August, 1885-1954.
Cohen, Julius Henry, b. 1873.
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967.
Schlesinger, Benjamin, 1876-1932.
Trachtenberg, Alexander.
Vladeck, B.(Baruch Charney), 1886-1935.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Research Dept.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. New York Cloak Joint Board.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Convention.
Workers Party of America.

Subjects:
Clothing workers--Labor unions--United States.
Communism--United States.
Unemployment insurance--United States.
Labor unions and communism--United States.
Labor union locals.
Strikes and lockouts--Clothing trade--New York (State)--New York.
Strikes and lockouts--Clothing trade--United States.
Labor disputes--New York (State)--New York.
Labor disputes--United States.
Wages--Clothing workers--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Administrative records
Correspondence
Financial reports
Minutes


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Cite As:
ILGWU. Research Department collected documents #5780/056. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
5780/045: ILGWU. Research Department records
5780/078: ILGWU. Research Department reports
5780/105: ILGWU. Research Department records
5780/123: ILGWU. Research Department records
5780/168: ILGWU. Research Department records
5780/209: ILGWU. Research Department records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1924-1926
Incl. conference communications from Industrial Council & from Trade Union Educational League.
Box 1 Folder 1 1921
Oct. 15, 1921. Report on Communist meeting re organizing in New York Joint Board.
Box 1 Folder 1
Incl. "Statement on the Needle Trade Situation;" "Proposed Plan for a Shop Delegates System of Organization for the ILGWU
Box 1 Folder 2 1933
Draft resolution.
Box 1 Folder 3 1917-1920
GEB report to special convention re Local 1 controversy; brief submitted to Appeal Comm. of GEB re election of delegates by William Bloom & Harry Wagner.
Box 1 Folder 4 1922-1925
Incl. declaration of principles by the Progressive delegates to the convention; list of delegates.
Box 1 Folder 5 1928
Joint statement by delegates of Locals & of Dressmakers Jt. Bds. of N.Y. & Chicago re refusal of convention to seat delegates; Louis Hyman statement; list of delegates.
Box 1 Folder 6 1929
Incl. convention call.
Box 1 Folder 7 1937
Ballot for N.Y. vice presidents.
Box 1 Folder 8 1912-1937
Reports by Morris Sigman (1912) and George Wishnak (1937).
Box 1 Folder 9 1924
Reports, statements of Union, management and commission.
Box 1 Folder 10 1926
Copies of corres. bet. Jt. Bd. & Governor's Office, memo to Industrial Council of the Cloak, Suit & Skirt Mfrs., Inc.
Box 1 Folder 11 1920-1922
Corres. bet. Ladies' Garment Mfrs. Assoc. & Jt. Bd.; 1921 strike calls.
Box 1 Folder 12 1913-1923
Minutes.
Box 1 Folder 13 1913-1923
Minutes.
Box 1 Folder 14 1913
Oct. 7, 1913. Minutes of investigation committee.
Box 1 Folder 15 1920-1923
Financial reports.
Box 1 Folder 16 1907
Mar-June 1907. Financial contributions to strike fund; by-laws of Boston Cloak Mfrs. Assoc.
Box 1 Folder 17 1934-1939
Incl. NLRB case re Boston Maid, Inc.
Box 1 Folder 18 1921
April 1921, Decision of Bd of Referees in Cloak, Suit & Skirt Industry.
Box 1 Folder 19 1920
Memo concerning health & decency budget required for a wage earner's family in Cleveland; incl. research material.
Box 1 Folder 20
Incl. releases & telegrams.
Box 1 Folder 21 1927
Memo to S. Hamburger (Union accountant) re costs of injunction against Union in 1924 strike.
Box 1 Folder 22 1930
June 30, 1930. Injunction by Brooklyn Ladies' Garment Mfrs. Assoc. against Union and Associations.
Box 1 Folder 23 1924-1926
Corres. with International Union Bank re loans and investments.
Box 1 Folder 24 1912-1942
Incl. Records re loans, bank book of Jt. Bd.
Box 1 Folder 25 1919-1920
Financial reports; incl. statement of expenses for 1919 general strike.
Box 1 Folder 26 1932-1935
Form ltrs.
Box 1 Folder 27 1926
Dec. 13, 1926. Decision by Paul Abelson (impartial chairman).
Box 2 Folder 1 1923-1930
Minutes.
Box 2 Folder 2 1906-1933
Demands, list of mfrs., conference report (1933).
Box 2 Folder 3 1924-1927
Notices of meetings, incl. some from left-wing.
Box 2 Folder 4 1923-1924
Reports on investigation in the waist shops controlled by the Union (1923) & on "Investigation of the Dress Industry" by Nathan Wolf (1924).
Box 2 Folder 5 1920-1921
May 1920-Mar. 1921. Reports of American Association District.
Box 2 Folder 6 1921
Mar. 18, 1921. Report of Brooklyn Office.
Box 2 Folder 7 1920-1923
June 1920-July 1923. Reports of Independent Reefer Dept.
Box 2 Folder 8 1919-1923
Dec. 1919-May 1923. Reports of Protective Division.
Box 2 Folder 9 1920-1921
May 1920-May 1921. Reports of Skirt & Dress Dept.
Box 2 Folder 10
The Crisis and the Cloakmakers, statement by executive board.
Box 2 Folder 11 1924-1929
Yiddish. Incl. list of General Strike Committees & resolutions.
Box 2 Folder 12 1935-1936
Incl. report on Garment Industries Board of Trade, Inc. & memo to Nat'l. Coat & Suit Recovery Bd. containing list of Associations having collective agreements with the Union.
Box 2 Folder 13 1920
Incl. financial report & memo concerning increase in cost of living in Phila.
Box 2 Folder 14 1920-1924
Box 2 Folder 15 1923
Incl. hearings of Special Committee, appointed by Exec. Bd., re allegations by Pure and Simple Trade Union League against administration (Feb. 5 & 9, 1923).
Box 2 Folder 16 1923
Notification to members of hearings re membership in Trade Union Educational League (TUEL) and Committee of Fifty (formerly Pure & Simple Trade Union League); minutes of hearing (Nov. 10, 1923) & notes of meetings (Dec. 15 & 31, 1923).
Box 2 Folder 17 1923
Yiddish. Statement by Samuel Zeldin & Isidor Steinzor re GEB policy on TUEL membership? statement by Local exec. bd. members.
Box 2 Folder 17
Box 2 Folder 18 1932-1933
Org. comm. minutes (Feb. 2, 1933) ; Declaration of the Trade Union Center Group & United Progressive League (Nov. 4, 1933); Open Letter re week-work to Local 9 from Local 1 (July 16, 1933).
Box 2 Folder 19 1917-1928
Jurisdictional dispute bet. Locals 1 & 17; incl. report & recommendations of Committee of Three (Benjamin Schlesinger, S. Koldovsky & Hyman Schoolman), appointed by GEB (The Ladies Garment Worker, Dec. 1917); Gomper's telegrams (1924); "Why Local 17 Be Reinstated" (sic) by Abraham Rosenberg (1928).
Box 2 Folder 20
Petitions of reefer makers for the re-establishment of Local 17.
Box 3 Folder 1 1928
Special Investigation Comm.; "Reefer Makers Memorandum In Support of Resolution #105, of the 19th Convention of the I.L.G.W.U. held in Boston, Mass. May, 1928."
Box 3 Folder 2 1928
Aug. 28, 1928. Special Investigation Comm. minutes.
Box 3 Folder 3 1928
Sept. 4 & 20, 1928. Special Investigation Comm. report of hearings.
Box 3 Folder 4 1928
Sept. 4 & 20, 1928. Special Investigation Comm. report of hearings.
Box 3 Folder 5 1930
B. Charney Vladeck statement re Local 2 elections (Jewish Daily Forward, May 18, 1930); B. Schlesinger ltr. re report of Special Committee investigation of Local 2 elections; copies of ltrs. to Special Comm. re alleged election irregularities.
Box 3 Folder 6 1931
Louis Hyman declaration (n.d.); Declaration of Principles of Trade Union Group of Local 9 (May 1931).
Box 3 Folder 7 1914-1926
Nov. 1914-Dec. 1926. Ledger Book.
Box 3 Folder 8 1933
Nov. 1933. Trial material against administration of Local; incl. exhibits consisting of statements, broadsides, leaflets.
Box 3 Folder 9 1922-1936
Conference Comm. meeting re reaffillation of Locals 22 & 23 (Nov. 6, 1922); press releases (1936).
Box 3 Folder 10 1929
Report on investigation of Samuel Fremed (manager).
Box 3 Folder 11 1921-1922
Financial records.
Box 3 Folder 12 1939
Report of meeting (June 19, 1939).
Box 3 Folder 13
undated documents. Lists, including members of Trade Union Educational League.
Box 3 Folder 14 1930
Strike. Incl. corres. re strike, lists, statements, press releases & newspaper clippings.
Box 3 Folder 15 1923
Resolution.
Box 3 Folder 16 1922-1923
May 1922-Feb. 1923. Financial reports.
Box 3 Folder 17 1919
Declaration of principles for Local health & welfare plan.
Box 3 Folder 18 1912-1922
July 1921-Mar. 1922. Audit.
Box 3 Folder 19 1938
"I Accuse" by Saul Metz.
Box 3 Folder 20 1938
Charges against J. Katz, H. Aidenland, Hyman Libow, S. Rothman, Louis Farber, William Sporn, A. Mallin, L. Klotz & L. Nickelsberg for illegal group activity incl. publication of Union Vanguard.
Box 4 Folder 1 1925
Audit, Joint Committee of Action (June 24-Nov. 3, 1925).
Box 4 Folder 2 1925
Declaration of Executive Boards of Locals 2, 9, 22 (Sept. 23, 1925).
Box 4 Folder 3 1925
Minutes, Jt. Comm. of Action; protest against suspension of locals? statements & resolutions incl. Union pamphlet, The L Communist Plaque In Our Unions.
Box 4 Folder 4 1925
Trial; charges brought by Israel Feinberg against members of Locals 2, 9, 22 w. lists of accused; statement of Special Committee appointed by Joint Board.
Box 4 Folder 5 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 4 Folder 6 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 4 Folder 7 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 4 Folder 8 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 4 Folder 9 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 4 Folder 10 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 5 Folder 1 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 5 Folder 2 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 5 Folder 3 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 5 Folder 4 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 5 Folder 5 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 5 Folder 6 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 5 Folder 7 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 5 Folder 8 1925
Trial; transcript of proceedings of trial (June 25-July 9, 1925).
Box 6 Folder 1 1927
Suit re loan by Julius Portnoy, Joseph Boruchowitz, Abe Zirlin (plaintiffs) against International Union Bank and Frederick F. Umhey (defendants) (February 15, 1927).
Box 6 Folder 2 1927
Incl. GEB resolution suspending Locals 2, 9, 22; resolution of mass meeting, condemning Pres. Sigman.
Box 6 Folder 3 1946
Descriptions of documentary material on right-left struggles in ILGWU; incl. handwritten copies of statements & news releases of 1926 Cloakmakers Strike (94 pp); "Internal Conflict Within the ILGWU" (11 pp).
Box 6 Folder 4 1946
Descriptions of documentary material on right-left struggles in ILGWU; incl. handwritten copies of statements & news releases of 1926 Cloakmakers Strike (94 pp); "Internal Conflict Within the ILGWU" (11 pp).
Box 6 Folder 5 1925
"Labor Injunctions," part II (pp. 79-237) and notes (pp. 21-85).
Box 6 Folder 6 1925
"Labor Injunctions," part II (pp. 79-237) and notes (pp. 21-85).
Box 6 Folder 7 1926
"Contempt" (pp. 46-121) and notes (pp. 1-24).
Box 6 Folder 8
"Jewish Unionism, Its Birth Pangs & Contribution to the General American Labor Movement" (42 pp).
Box 6 Folder 9 1919-1922
The Cloak Strike Day By Day, A Chronological History of the Recent Conflict in the Cloak and Suit Industry.
Box 6 Folder 10
"Communist Activities in the American Trade Union Movement," no author, no date; material on Communist movement, the TUEL, gleaned from various sources incl. American Labor Year Book (1923-24) & newspapers.
Box 6 Folder 11 1928
The Rise and Fall of Communism in the ILGWU, no author (12 pp).
Box 6 Folder 12 1928-1929
Dec. 28, 1928-Jan. 1, 1929. National convention reports.
Box 6 Folder 13 1930
National convention reports.
Box 6 Folder 14
Misc. printed matter.
Box 7 Folder 1 1924
Reports of meetings of General Strike Committee.
Box 7 Folder 2 1926
Corres. & complaints by mfrs. & disposition of pending complaints by Organization Committee.
Box 7 Folder 3 1926
Ltrs. from August Claessens, Charles Solomon, A.J.Muste, & Norman Thomas re speaking engagements.
Box 7 Folder 4 1926
Exec. bd. lists.
Box 7 Folder 5 1926
Lists of shops, Union and non-Union; also list of shops controlled by deposed Joint Board.
Box 7 Folder 6 1926
Minutes of General Strike Committee & . Provisional Strike Committee.
Box 7 Folder 7 1926
Minutes of Joint Board meetings.
Box 7 Folder 8 1926
Press releases by Jt. Bd.
Box 7 Folder 9 1926
General Strike Comm. reports & statements.
Box 7 Folder 10 1926
"Outline of developments during the strike" (weekly newsletter).
Box 7 Folder 11 1926
Statements by Morris Sigman.
Box 7 Folder 12 1926
Statements appearing in Freiheit & other papers.
Box 7 Folder 13 1926
Incl. history of Strike; GEB order on N.Y. Cloakmakers' Union; "Pacts About the Cloak Strike;" & appeal by W. Green for contributions to strike (Oct. 18, 1926).
Box 7 Folder 14 1926
Incl. GEB statement to membership & statement of facts submitted to GEB.
Box 7 Folder 15 1929
Incl. copy of ltr. from Industrial Council of Cloak, Suit and Skirt Mfrs., Inc. to Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Box 8 Folder 1 1929
Summary of provisions in new agreement; agreement bet. Youthmaid Cloak Co. & Needle Trades Workers Industrial Union; announcements re agreement from Industrial Council.
Box 8 Folder 2 1929
Financial records.
Box 8 Folder 3 1929
Lists of members of Industrial Council & Union cloak shops in all districts.
Box 8 Folder 4 1929
Lists of shops.
Box 8 Folder 5 1929
Lists of strike halls & committees.
Box 8 Folder 6 1929
Picket Committee report.
Box 8 Folder 7 1929
Ltrs. to The Day & other papers.
Box 8 Folder 8 1929
Shop chairman resolutions.
Box 8 Folder 9 1929
Strike call & GEB announcement of decision re strike & results of strike referendum.
Box 8 Folder 10 1932
Plans of Speakers & Entertainment Committees; lists of speakers and hall assignments.
Box 8 Folder 11 1930
Printed material issued by Speakers & Entertainment Committees; incl. Speaker's Guide.
Box 8 Folder 12 1932
"Memorandum of Understanding Reached in Conference Between the Affiliated Association and the Union."
Box 8 Folder 13 1932
"Facts About the Dress Strike."
Box 8 Folder 14 1932
"Itemized Report of Distribution Committee of the Joint Food Relief Committee of the Striking Dressmakers."
Box 8 Folder 15 1932
Strike Committee appointments lists; printed material for speakers by Speakers Committee.
Box 8 Folder 16 1933
Incl. Speakers Comm. report.
Box 8 Folder 17 1924-1925
Lists of shops, jobbers, designers, Industrial Council members, employees; "Report of Investigation of Phila. Cloak Union."
Box 8 Folder 18
Union and non-union shops in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, East New York and out-of-town.
Box 9 Folder 1 1909-1910
Ltr. re police & strikers from Miles M. Dawson (chief counsel), Ladies' Waist Makers' Union; questions re police conduct.
Box 9 Folder 2 1910
The Great Revolt. Order continuing preliminary injunction in case of Max H. Schwarcz against ILGWU (Aug. 27, 1910).
Box 9 Folder 3 1912-1914
I.c.w. Louis Brandeis & Julius Henry Cohen.
Box 9 Folder 4 1915-1917
Box 9 Folder 5 1913-1914
Incl. corres. bet. Boston Ladies' Garment Manufacturers Association & Boston Dress and Waist Manufacturers Association; reports from Union office re complaints.
Box 9 Folder 6 1913-1914
Minutes (April 26, 1913, June 4, 1914).
Box 9 Folder 7 1916
Minutes of conference bet. M. & C. Skirt Co. & ILGWU at City Club (Aug. 21).
Box 9 Folder 8 1915-1917
Report of Bd. of Arbitration (Sept. 24, 1915) & modification by Julian Mack (Aug. 21, 1917).
Box 9 Folder 9 1916
Agreements bet. Children's Dress Mfrs. Assoc. & Locals 10, 50 & 58 (Mar. 4th).
Box 9 Folder 10 1910
Draft of demands.
Box 9 Folder 11 1915
Decisions of Bd. of Arbitration (Jan. 21, Feb. 5 & 6).
Box 9 Folder 12 1913
"Memorandum of Points to be Presented to the Board of Arbitration re Wage Increase" (15 pp).
Box 9 Folder 13 1913
Minutes of Bd. of Arbitration meeting of Assoc. & Union (Feb. 3-4, pp. 5- 125).
Box 9 Folder 14 1913
Statements by Louis Brandeis before Bd. of Arbitration.
Box 9 Folder 15 1915
"Before the Council of Conciliation in the Cloak and Suit Industry. Statement in behalf of the ILGWU and Jt. Bd. of Cloak and Skirtmakers Unions" (39 pp.), submitted by Morris Hillquit (July 13); decision re preferential hiring and price settlements by Council.
Box 9 Folder 16 1915
July 21, 1915. Council of Conciliation transcript (pp. 479-634).
Box 9 Folder 17 1915
March 4, 1915. Bd. of Grievances minutes re A. Gershel & Co. & other matters.
Box 9 Folder 18 1913
Dec. 19, 1913. Minutes of conferences bet. Union & mfrs. re apprentices in cutting trade (47 pp).
Box 9 Folder 19 1916
"A Statement from the Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manufacturers Protective Association" (16 pp) re "existing condition," in the industry; Morris Hillquit's remarks on impending lockout (April 26).
Box 9 Folder 20 1917-1919
Incl. "Proposal by the Dress and Waistmakers Association for suggested changes in the Agreement between Association, the ILGWU & its Locals" (1919); "Protocol of Peace Between the Dress & Waist Manufacturers assoc. & the ILGWU" (Jan. 1917 -Jan. 1919).
Box 10 Folder 1 1913
Complaints to Board of Arbitration by Dress and Waist Manufacturers Assoc. and Union.
Box 10 Folder 2 1913
Oct. 1913. Bd. of Arbitration complaint, ILGWU vs. Dress & Waist Manufacturers assoc. (draft).
Box 10 Folder 3 1913
Bd. of Arbitration complaint, Dress & Waist Mfrs. Assoc. vs. ILGWU.
Box 10 Folder 4 1916
Extracts of Bd. of Arbitration decisions (Mar. 19 & Apr. 12).
Box 10 Folder 5 1913
Rulings and Recommendations of the Bd. of Arbitration in the matter of legal holidays.
Box 11 Folder 1 1913-1924
Box 11 Folder 2 1914
Box 11 Folder 3 1914
Box 11 Folder 4 1914-1915
Box 11 Folder 5 1915
Box 11 Folder 6 1915
Box 11 Folder 7 1914
Box 12 Folder 1 1914
Minutes of conferences of Bd. of Grievances.
Box 12 Folder 2 1913
Test rates under the Protocol; ltr. from "Dress & Waist Mfrs. Assoc. to Bd. of Grievances" (Aug. 5, 1913, 11 pp); "Charges made by Dress & Waist Mfrs. Assoc. in relation to stoppages of work on May 1, 1913" (Oct. 6, 19 pp).
Box 12 Folder 3 1912-1913
Minutes of meetings bet. Dress & Waist Mfrs. Assoc. & the ILGWU.
Box 12 Folder 4 1913
Ltr. & memo from N.I. Stone, (wage Scale Bd.), of violations of Protocol since its inception.
Box 12 Folder 5 1914
Minutes of meeting of Wage Scale Board (July 8) with report & recommendation of N.I. Stone.
Box 12 Folder 6 1911-1923
Incl. reports, corres., "A Year of the Protocol" (The American Cloak and Suit Review, Sept. 1911).
Box 12 Folder 7 1916
Jan. 19, 1916. Minutes of meeting and decision of Bd. of Arbitration.
Box 12 Folder 8 1915
Incl. list of employees in Union office; members of Executive Bd. Comm., Jt. Grievance Bd. Comm., & Wage Scale Bd. Comm.
Box 12 Folder 9
Handwritten notes on the history of the Protocol.
Box 12 Folder 10 1921
Corres. with other unions re cost of living and earnings.
Box 12 Folder 11 1913-1921
Incl. studies on wages & hours among garment workers (1915-21).
Box 12 Folder 12 1915-1920
Memoranda on earnings of workers in various segments of the Cloak Industry? wages for week-workers in the Cloak and Suit Industry.
Box 12 Folder 13 1921
Memorandum concerning wage rates of workers in the cloak and suit shops controlled by the N.Y. Jt. Bd, of Cloakmakers; incl. reports by various departments of the Jt. Bd.
Box 12 Folder 14 1920
Report on Cost-of-Living Investigation (35 pp); "Memorandum Concerning Increase in the Cost-of-Living Jan-July 1920;" memorandum on cost-of-living increases in various areas of NYC.
Box 13 Folder 1 1919-1922
Statistical data & wage studies.
Box 13 Folder 2 1919-1922
Statistical data & wage studies.
Box 13 Folder 3
Leaflets & brochures relating to left-right struggle in garment industry.
Box 13 Folder 4 1926-1927
Meetings.
Box 13 Folder 5 1921
Box 13 Folder 6 1920-1927
Incl. Regulation for Unemployment Insurance Fund set up in NYC (Feb. 25, 1925); memo to GEB concerning unemployment insurance problems (Nov. 15, 1920).
Box 13 Folder 7 1924
A Brief Survey prepared for ILGWU by Alfred L. Bernheim, Labor Bureau, Inc.
Box 13 Folder 8 1920-1933
Reports & press releases.
Box 13 Folder 9 1923-1935
Incl. reports (1923); "The Unity News" (Aug. & Sept. 1935)
Box 13 Folder 10 1910-1948
Incl. chart of provisions in agreements (1910-22); no-strike, no- lockout clauses (1910-48); handwritten demand for resignation of John Dyche & Abraham Rosenberg by Jt. Bd.; list of individuals at Supreme Court (Mar. 21, 1916); minutes of Social Welfare Section, Women's City Club (n.d).