ILGWU. Local 98 records

Collection Number: 5780/077

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. Local 98 records, 1938-1983
Collection Number:
5780/077
Creator:
Pokodner, Herbert Local 98 International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Quantity:
4 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Minutes, correspondence, cases.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection contains meeting minutes of Local 98's Executive Board, Manager Herbert Pokodner's correspondence, and company files that document the union's organizing and service efforts.
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).

LOCAL 98 ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Local 98 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), also known as the Rubberized Plastic Fabric Workers' Union, was based in New York, New York.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The first series consists of minutes from the Executive Board meetings. The second series contains correspondence of Local 98 manager Herbert Pokodner, arranged alphabetically by subject. Much involves the administration of Local 98 and its members, and covers such topics as the Health and Welfare Funds, Union Health Center, Retirement Services, and various departments within the union.
There is much correspondence with other locals; discussing the transfer of a member to their local; invitations to events or activities of other locals; contract negotiations and new agreements--all illustrating the unique relationship between Local 98 and its rubberized plastic and fabric workers to the industry as a whole and how its manufacturing and production also correlated with the garment production of other locals.
Organizations mentioned include: Brooklyn Histadrut, City of Hope, Hispanic Labor Committee, Jewish Labor Committee, Workmen's Circle; Correspondents include: Sol Chaikin, Wilbur Daniels, James Lipsig, Gus Tyler, Louis Stulberg.
The third series consists of company files and contains correspondence, National Labor Relations Board cases and agreements.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Chaikin, Sol C.
Daniels, Wilbur
Dubrow, Evelyn
Lipsig, James
Pokodner, Hebert
Stulberg, Louis, 1901-1977
Tyler, Gus
AFL-CIO. New York City Central Labor Council
Amalgamated Bank of New York
Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union
American Trade Union Council for Histadrut
American Veterans Committee
Central Labor Rehabilitation Council N.Y.
Hispanic Labor Committee
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 98
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Educational Dept.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Engineering Dept.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. 610: New York Cloak Joint Board
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 10-22-60-89
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Legal Dept.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 1-S (Dept. Store Workers)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 20 (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 22 (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 23-25 (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 32 (Winnipeg, Man.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 40
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 62 (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 66 (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 91 (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 99
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 105 (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 132
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 155 (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 600
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 98
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Political Dept.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Research Dept.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Union Label Dept.
Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.)
Lieberman, Aronson & Rosenberg
Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company
National Trade Union Council for Human Rights
New York (State). Board of Mediation
New York State AFL-CIO
United States. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Subjects:
Plastics workers--Labor unions--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records.
Minutes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
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Cite As:
ILGWU. Local 98 records #5780/077. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
SERIES LIST

Series I: Executive Board minutes
Series II: Herbert Pokodner's correspondence
Series III: Company files

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1938-1946
Box 1 Folder 2 1938-1946
Box 1 Folder 3 1946-1953
Box 1 Folder 4 1946-1953
Box 1 Folder 5 1954-1957
Box 2 Folder 1 1957-1963
Box 2 Folder 2 1957-1963
Box 2 Folder 3 1964-1970
Box 2 Folder 4 1964-1970
Box 3 Folder 1 1974-1980
Box 3 Folder 2 1970-1978
Box 3 Folder 3 1975-1982
Box 3 Folder 4 1970-1976
Box 3 Folder 5 1978-1981
Box 3 Folder 6 1976-1977
Box 3 Folder 7 1974-1976
Box 3 Folder 8 1974
Box 3 Folder 9 1973-1975
Box 3 Folder 10 1971-1982
Box 3 Folder 11 1974-1976
Box 3 Folder 12 1977
Box 3 Folder 13 1977-1978
Box 3 Folder 14 1973-1982
Box 3 Folder 15 1973
Box 3 Folder 16 1975-1977
Box 3 Folder 17 1971-1978
Box 3 Folder 18 1975
Box 3 Folder 19 1977-1978
Box 3 Folder 20 1970-1979
Box 3 Folder 21 1972
Box 3 Folder 22 1970
Box 3 Folder 23 1970-1980
Box 3 Folder 24 1968-1982
Box 3 Folder 25 1970-1977
Box 3 Folder 26 1971
Box 3 Folder 27 1972
Box 3 Folder 28 1970-1978
Box 3 Folder 29 1951-1976
Box 3 Folder 30 1971
Box 3 Folder 31 1957-1976
Box 3 Folder 32 1973-1979
Box 3 Folder 33 1973
Box 3 Folder 34 1973
Box 3 Folder 35 1974
Box 3 Folder 36 1976
Box 3 Folder 37 1976-1978
Box 3 Folder 38 1972-1976
Box 3 Folder 39 1972-1973
Box 3 Folder 40 1970-1982
Box 3 Folder 41 1971-1977
Box 3 Folder 42 1971-1977
Box 3 Folder 43 1974-1981
Box 3 Folder 44 1970
Box 3 Folder 45 1973-1977
Box 3 Folder 46 1968
Box 3 Folder 47 1974
Box 3 Folder 48 1971-1982
Box 3 Folder 49 1970-1978
Box 3 Folder 50 1970-1976
Box 3 Folder 51 1977
Box 3 Folder 52 1971-1980
Box 3 Folder 53 1971-1975
Box 3 Folder 54 1971
Box 3 Folder 55 1973-1978
Box 3 Folder 56 1970-1983
Box 3 Folder 57 1970-1977
Box 3 Folder 58 1971-1982
Box 3 Folder 59 1969-1981
Box 3 Folder 60 1971-1978
Box 3 Folder 61 1972
Box 3 Folder 62 1977-1978
Box 3 Folder 63 1975-1980
Box 3 Folder 64 1970-1978
Box 3 Folder 65 1950-1982
Box 3 Folder 66 1967-1983
Box 3 Folder 67 1971-1980
Box 3 Folder 68 1970
Box 3 Folder 69 1970
Box 3 Folder 70 1973
Box 4 Folder 1 1974-1977
Box 4 Folder 2 1970-1977
Box 4 Folder 3 1972
Box 4 Folder 4 1970-1978
Box 4 Folder 5 1973
Box 4 Folder 6 1970
Box 4 Folder 7 1970-1978
Box 4 Folder 8 1970-1978
Box 4 Folder 9 1971-1980
Box 4 Folder 10 1982
Box 4 Folder 11 1975-1976
Box 4 Folder 12 1971-1978
Box 4 Folder 13 1980-1981
Box 4 Folder 14 1974
Box 4 Folder 15 1970
Box 4 Folder 16 1973-1975
Box 4 Folder 17 1977
Box 4 Folder 18 1972-1982
Box 4 Folder 19 1962-1975
Box 4 Folder 20 1974-1983
Box 4 Folder 21 1976-1977
Box 4 Folder 22 1975
Box 4 Folder 23 1972-1975
Box 4 Folder 24 1969-1972
Box 4 Folder 25 1970-1982
Box 4 Folder 26 1970-1982
Box 4 Folder 27 1976
Box 4 Folder 28 1954-1972
Box 4 Folder 29 1972-1979
Box 4 Folder 30 1975
Box 4 Folder 31 1975
Box 4 Folder 32 1980-1983
Box 4 Folder 33 1970-1980
Box 4 Folder 34 1977-1979
Box 4 Folder 35 1970-1980
Box 4 Folder 36 1969-1976
Box 4 Folder 37 1972-1976
Box 4 Folder 38 1966-1973
Box 4 Folder 39 1972-1980
Box 4 Folder 40 1975-1976
Box 4 Folder 41 1971-1982
Box 4 Folder 42 1967-1971
Box 4 Folder 43 1972
Box 4 Folder 44 1971-1972
Box 4 Folder 45 1971
Box 4 Folder 46 1975-1980
Box 4 Folder 47 1961
Box 4 Folder 48 1959
Box 4 Folder 49 1972
Box 4 Folder 50 1963-1965
Box 4 Folder 51 1964
Box 4 Folder 52 1963
Box 4 Folder 53 1961
Spanish
Box 4 Folder 54 1945
Box 4 Folder 55 1954-1962
English and Spanish
Box 4 Folder 56 1959
Box 4 Folder 57 1962
Box 4 Folder 58 1949-1961
Box 4 Folder 59 1961
Box 4 Folder 60 1966
Box 4 Folder 61 1971
Box 4 Folder 62 1961
Box 4 Folder 63 1946-1962
Box 4 Folder 64
Box 4 Folder 65 1954
Box 4 Folder 66 1957
Spanish
Box 4 Folder 67 1961
Box 4 Folder 68 1961
Box 4 Folder 69 1952
Spanish
Box 4 Folder 70 1961
Box 4 Folder 71 1961
Spanish
Box 5 Folder 1 1956-1961
Box 5 Folder 2 1971-1972
Box 5 Folder 3 1958
Box 5 Folder 4 1973-1974
Box 5 Folder 5 1953
Box 5 Folder 6 1951
Box 5 Folder 7 1957-1959
Box 5 Folder 8 1958
Box 5 Folder 9 1953
English and Spanish
Box 5 Folder 10 1949
Box 5 Folder 11 1941-1946
Box 5 Folder 12 1954
Box 5 Folder 13 1963
Box 5 Folder 14
Box 5 Folder 15
Box 5 Folder 16
Box 5 Folder 17 1949
Box 5 Folder 18 1960
Box 5 Folder 19 1966
Box 5 Folder 20 1961
Box 5 Folder 21 1961
Box 5 Folder 22 1950-1966
Box 5 Folder 23 1957
Box 5 Folder 24 1954
Box 5 Folder 25
Box 5 Folder 26 1960
Box 5 Folder 27 1952
Box 5 Folder 28 1961
Box 5 Folder 29 1961
Box 5 Folder 30 1953
Box 5 Folder 31 1957
Box 5 Folder 32 1961
Box 5 Folder 33 1962
Box 5 Folder 34 1971
Box 5 Folder 35 1971
Box 5 Folder 36 1951
Box 5 Folder 37 1958
Box 5 Folder 38 1953
Box 5 Folder 39 1958-1962
Box 5 Folder 40 1962
Box 5 Folder 41 1954
Box 5 Folder 42 1951-1957
Box 5 Folder 43 1965
Box 5 Folder 44 1949
Box 5 Folder 45 1950
Box 5 Folder 46 1961
Box 5 Folder 47 1963
Box 5 Folder 48 1949-1959
Box 5 Folder 49 1949-1959
Box 5 Folder 50 1942
Box 5 Folder 51 1961
Box 5 Folder 52 1954
Box 5 Folder 53 1968
Box 5 Folder 54 1949
Box 5 Folder 55
Box 5 Folder 56 1958-1959
Box 5 Folder 57 1960-1961
Box 5 Folder 58 1946
Box 5 Folder 59 1960
Box 5 Folder 60 1948-1950
Box 5 Folder 61 1974
Box 5 Folder 62 1961
English and Spanish
Box 5 Folder 63 1972
Box 5 Folder 64 1962
Box 5 Folder 65 1966
Box 5 Folder 66 1972
Box 5 Folder 67 1954
Box 5 Folder 68
Box 5 Folder 69 1959