ILGWU. Local 155 records

Collection Number: 5780/129

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. Local 155 records, 1970-1972
Collection Number:
5780/129
Creator:
Local 155 International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, records.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection contains records relating to Local 155's elections in 1971 and the investigations of those elections the following year.
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 155 ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Local 155, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union ILGWU), also known as the Knitgoods Workers' Union, was chartered in 1933 and based in New York City.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection documents the appeal of February 1971 officer elections for Local 155. Edward Tucker was a rank and file candidate running for manager-secretary of Local 155. He filed multiple appeals regarding the results of the elections on behalf of the Rank and File slate regarding candidate nominations, favored candidates, and the use of intimidation, harassment and fear of penalty for support the Rank and File candidates. The collection includes hearing transcripts, documentation of the numerous appeals and protests, records of the Election and Objection Committee, and correspondence. Another election took place in March 1972 conducted by the U.S. Labor Department after investigations into the fraud charges.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 155 (New York, N.Y.)

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


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
ILGWU. Local 155 records #5780/129. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
5780/054: ILGWU. Local 155 records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1972
U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
Box 1 Folder 2 1970-1971
Box 1 Folder 3 1971
Box 1 Folder 4 1971
Box 1 Folder 5 1970-1971
Box 1 Folder 6 1970-1971
Box 1 Folder 7 1971
English and Spanish
Box 1 Folder 8 1971-1972
English and Spanish
Box 1 Folder 9 1971-1972
Box 1 Folder 10 1972