Guide to the ILGWU. President's Office Records,
1981-1985.

Collection Number: 5780/154

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

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Date completed:
June 2011
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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. President's Office records, 1981-1985.
Collection Number:
5780/154
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office; Mazur, Jay.
Quantity:
10 linear feet
Forms of Material:
Records
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Consists of files maintained by Jay Mazur during his tenure as Secretary-Treasurer of the ILGWU. Included are correspondence and memoranda with staff at the ILGWU's departments, as well as regional departments, joint councils, and local unions. Records also include agreements and documentation relating to various investments and funds.
Language:
Collection material in English


ILGWU ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union was founded in New York City in 1900 by mostly Socialist immigrant workers who sought to unite the various crafts in the growing women’s garment industry. The union soon reflected changes in the sector and rapidly organized thousands of unskilled and semi-skilled women, mostly Jewish and Italian young immigrants. Exemplifying the “new unionism,” the ILGWU led two of the most widespread and best-known industrial strikes of the early Twentieth Century: the shirtwaist makers’ strike of 1909 in New York City and the cloak makers’ strike of 1910 in Chicago. The union also tried to adapt to the fragmented and unstable nature of the industry. It adopted the “protocol of peace,” a system of industrial relations that attempted to ensure stability and limit strikes and production disruption by providing for an arbitration system to resolve disputes.
The ILGWU exemplified the European-style social unionism of its founding members. They pursued bread and butter issues but provided educational opportunities, benefits, and social programs to union members as well. In 1919, the ILGWU became the first American union to negotiate an unemployment compensation fund that was contributed to by its employers. The ILGWU also pioneered in the establishment of an extremely progressive health care program for its members which included not only regional Union Health Centers but also a resort for union workers, known as Unity House. The Union also had an imaginative and pioneering Education Department which not only trained workers in traditional union techniques, but provided courses in citizenship and the English language.
David Dubinsky, an immigrant from Belarus who came to the US in 1911, provided strong leadership that led to unprecedented growth in the union during his presidency from 1932 to 1966. He led the union through successful internal anti-communist struggles, built on the ascendancy of industrial unionism by encouraging the formation of the Committee for Industrial Organization, and helped the union become an important political force in New York City and state politics, and in the national Democratic Party and Liberal Party as well.
In the period following the Second World War, the union suffered a decline in membership as manufacturers avoided unionization and took advantage of less expensive labor by moving shops from the urban centers in the northeast to the south, and later abroad. The ethnic and racial character of the ILGWU also changed as European immigrants were supplanted by Asians, Latin Americans, African- Americans, and immigrants from the Caribbean.
In July 1995 the ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) at a joint convention, forming UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees). At the time the new union had a membership of about 250,000 in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Jay Mazur was born in New York City on May 21, 1932. Mazur began working for the ILGWU at the age of 18, beginning with organizing and educational work with Local 22 in New York City. He was Director of Organization and Education for Local 40, then Director of Organization for Local 23, before becoming Assistant Manager of the newly merged Locals 23 and 25 in 1964. From 1973 to 1983, Mazur was Manager of Local 23-25, the Blouse, Skirt and Sportswear Workers' Union. Elected General Secretary-Treasurer of the ILGWU in 1983, Mazur served in that capacity until he succeeded Sol C. Chaikin as President of the ILGWU in 1986. He served as President of the ILGWU until 1995, when it merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers of America to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). From 1995 until his retirement in 2001, Mazur was president of UNITE. In addition to his work for the ILGWU and UNITE, Mazur served on the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, as well as the Industrial Union Department of the AFL-CIO.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Consists of files maintained by Jay Mazur during his tenure as Secretary-Treasurer of the ILGWU. Included are correspondence and memoranda with staff at the ILGWU's departments, as well as regional departments, joint councils, and local unions. Records also include agreements and documentation relating to various investments and funds.

SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office.

Subjects:
Women's clothing industry--United States.
Labor unions--Clothing workers--United States.
Clothing workers--United States.
Industrial relations--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
The ILGWU Records, except for publications and materials produced for publication, are restricted. Materials created prior to twenty years from the current date are open to researchers only with prior written permission from the Director of the Kheel Center; materials created during the past twenty-years are closed; the minutes of the General Executive Board are closed. For more information contact the Kheel Center.
Cite As:
ILGWU. President's Office records. 5780/154. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.

RELATED MATERIALS

5780. ILGWU records
5780/059. ILGWU. Local 23-25 records
5780/059 P. ILGWU. Local 23-25 photographs
5780/059 PUBS. ILGWU. Local 23-25 publications
5780/095. ILGWU. Local 23-25 records
5780/095 G. ILGWU. Local 23-25 graphics
5780/203. ILGWU. Jay Mazur papers

NOTES

"Permanent deposit"

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1985 - 1987
Frontlash
Box 1 Folder 1
Concerning youth education, voter participation, and Labor Resource Service fundraising.
1985
Funds for New Priorities
Box 1 Folder 2
Concerning the March 14th, 1985 Annual Dinner. Includes a speech.
1983 - 1985
Garment Industry Advisory Committee [Part 1 of 2]
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence, memorandums, and agendas.
1983 - 1985
Garment Industry Advisory Committee [Part 2 of 2]
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence, memorandums, and agendas.
1984 - 1985
Garment Center Rally - Expenses
Box 1 Folder 5
1985
General Advisory Council [Part 1 of 2]
Box 1 Folder 6
Minutes and discussions from the meeting.
1985
General Advisory Council [Part 2 of 2]
Box 1 Folder 7
Minutes and Discussion.
1985
Garment Center Rally
Box 1 Folder 8
Includes census and rally plans.
1983 - 1985
Garment Center Economic Security
Box 1 Folder 9
Includes checks and newsletters.
1983 - 1984
Garment Industry Development Corporation [Part 1 of 3]
Box 1 Folder 10
Reports, correspondence, and accounting.
1983 - 1984
Garment Industry Development Corporation [Part 2 of 3]
Box 1 Folder 11
Reports, correspondence, and accounting.
1983 - 1984
Garment Industry Development Corporation [Part 3 of 3]
Box 1 Folder 12
Reports, correspondence, and accounting.
1985
GIDC Checks / Day Care Center [Part 1 of 3]
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence and minutes on various subjects.
1985
GIDC Checks / Day Care Center [Part 2 of 3]
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence and minutes on various subjects.
1985
GIDC Checks / Day Care Center [Part 3 of 3]
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence and minutes on various subjects.
1984 - 1985
GIDC Checks
Box 1 Folder 16
1983 - 1985
Garment Center Study - Herbert Sturz
Box 1 Folder 17
Concerning Chinatown Day Care Center.
1983
General Executive Board Meeting [Part 1 of 6]
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence and notes.
1984
General Executive Board Meeting [Part 2 of 6]
Box 1 Folder 19
Handwritten notes.
1985
General Executive Board Meeting [Part 3 of 6]
Box 1 Folder 20
June 1985. Reports.
1985
General Executive Board Meeting [Part 4 of 6]
Box 1 Folder 21
June 1985. Reports.
1985
General Executive Board Meeting [Part 5 of 6]
Box 1 Folder 22
December 1985.
1985
General Executive Board Meeting [Part 6 of 6]
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence and financial reports.
1984
Group Life Insurance, Incorporated
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence concerning salary changes.
1984 - 1985
Green, Paula Advertising
Box 1 Folder 25
Cost of print ads.
1985
Godson, Roy
Box 1 Folder 26
"Soviet Manipulation of the Media: Fact or Fiction".
1984 - 1985
Industrial Loft Advisory Council
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence and minutes.
1984 - 1985
Icelandic Federation of Labor [Part 1 of 2]
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence and Hotel Saga meeting.
1984 - 1985
Icelandic Federation of Labor [Part 2 of 2]
Box 1 Folder 29
Includes a directory, pamphlets, and a newsletter.
1984
Iceland Federation of Labor 35th Congress
Box 2 Folder 1
November 25th and 26th. Copies of speech.
1983 - 1985
Hotels
Box 2 Folder 2
Omni Park Hotel and Sheraton City Squire Hotel.
1985
Histadrut [Part 1 of 2]
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence and newsletters.
1986
Histadrut [Part 2 of 2]
Box 2 Folder 4
Pamphlets, correspondence, and notes.
1984
Homework [Part 1 of 2]
Box 2 Folder 5
Statements, comments, correspondence, and an essay on "Industrial Homework."
1983 - 1984
Homework [Part 2 of 2]
Box 2 Folder 6
Newsletters, statements, and correspondence on "Industrial Homework."
1984 - 1985
Havlicek, Franklin J.
Box 2 Folder 7
Letter with resume attached to Jay Mazur.
1983
Health Futures Group
Box 2 Folder 8
Concerning a health care program.
1985
Trustee Meeting
Box 2 Folder 9
December 18th, 12:30PM - 500 Seventh Avenue - 500 Club. Includes a health services plan report.
1983
Immigrants and Entrepreneurs
Box 2 Folder 10
Drafts on Chinatown.
1983 - 1985
Immigration
Box 2 Folder 11
Essays. Reports, and newsletters about immigration.
1983 - 1985
Imports [Part 1 of 2]
Box 2 Folder 12
Various documents concerning the impact of imports.
1983 - 1985
Imports [Part 2 of 2]
Box 2 Folder 13
Various documents concerning the impact of imports.
1983 - 1984
ILGWU - History
Box 2 Folder 14
Thirty page draft of the ILGWU's history.
1983
ILGWU - Data Center
Box 2 Folder 15
Concerning its use and its closure.
1985
ILGWU - Strike Fund
Box 2 Folder 16
Includes a copy of the ILGWU part of the constitution concerning strikes.
1984 - 1985
Policy
Box 2 Folder 17
Concerning information about employees and dues.
1985
Local Unions
Box 2 Folder 18
Locations.
1984
Import Roll Back [Part 1 of 3]
Box 2 Folder 19
Memorandums and correspondence.
1984
Import Roll Back [Part 2 of 3]
Box 2 Folder 20
Memorandums and correspondence.
1984 - 1985
Import Roll Back [Part 3 of 3]
Box 2 Folder 21
Correspondence.
1985
Holiday Pay Commission
Box 2 Folder 22
Agreement.
1985
Herald Square Rally
Box 2 Folder 23
April 10th, 1985. Rally concerning imports.
1984 - 1985
Imports - Articles
Box 2 Folder 24
Newspaper Articles.
1985
Imports and Trade Speech Material
Box 2 Folder 25
Includes reports and articles.
1984
Frances Wang
Box 3 Folder 1
Frances Wang was an ILGWU organizer who went missing during her investigation of sweatshops.
1985
Personnel Review Committee
Box 3 Folder 2
Concerning salary adjustments.
1983 - 1984
Gus Tyler’s Writings
Box 3 Folder 3
Writing on trade policy and economy. Includes a photocopy of a newspaper biography of Gus Tyler.
1984 - 1985
Personnel [Part 1 of 2]
Box 3 Folder 4
Various correspondence, memos, and reports concerning different ILGWU members and groups.
1984 - 1985
Personnel [Part 2 of 2]
Box 3 Folder 5
Various correspondence, memos, and reports concerning different ILGWU members and groups.
1983 - 1984
NY Organizers [Part 1 of 4]
Box 3 Folder 6
The Future of Organizing.
1985
NY Organizers [Part 2 of 4]
Box 3 Folder 7
A union labor report entitled "Labor Relations Consultants: Issues, Trends, and Controversies."
1984 - 1985
NY Organizers [Part 3 of 4]
Box 3 Folder 8
Various memos, recommendations, correspondence, lists, and reports on organizing.
1984 - 1985
NY Organizers [Part 4 of 4]
Box 3 Folder 9
Various memos, recommendations, correspondence, lists, and reports on organizing.
1983 - 1985
Research Department
Box 3 Folder 10
Statements of Herman Starobin and reports.
1983
Organization Directors Meeting
Box 3 Folder 11
December 4th through the 6th.
1983 - 1985
Finance Department
Box 3 Folder 12
Breakdown of local unions.
1984 - 1985
Health and Safety Department
Box 3 Folder 13
Union Health Center.
1985
Lockiec Meeting
Box 3 Folder 14
Memorandums and a report.
1983 - 1985
Legislative Department
Box 3 Folder 15
Correspondence.
1984
Advanced Training Staff
Box 3 Folder 16
Training institution. Lists of staff members.
1984
Business Agent Training Program
Box 3 Folder 17
Memos and correspondence.
1983 - 1984
Collection Control Department
Box 3 Folder 18
Model collection procedures.
1983 - 1985
Retirees
Box 3 Folder 19
Letters from retirees.
1983 - 1985
Education Department
Box 3 Folder 20
Correspondence, memorandums, and a documentary proposal.
1983 - 1985
Gus Tyler
Box 3 Folder 21
Correspondence, memorandums, and articles.
1985
Phelps Dodge Corporate Campaign [Part 1 of 2]
Box 3 Folder 22
Correspondence and information kit.
1985
Phelps Dodge Corporate Campaign [Part 2 of 2]
Box 3 Folder 23
Calendar.
1985
International Affairs
Box 3 Folder 24
Includes a report, correspondence from the AFL- CIO, and a summary of the AFL-CIO International Affairs Director's meeting.
1984
Radio Editorial
Box 3 Folder 25
Transcripts of the WINS and WCBS radio reports on your testimony before the UDC.
1985
Real Estate
Box 3 Folder 26
Various documents on rents and leases.
1984 - 1985
401(k) Plan
Box 3 Folder 27
Clippings and 401(k) Deferred Compensation Plan.
1983 - 1984
Salary Comparison
Box 3 Folder 28
Series of print-outs involving individual salary charges during March 1984 and July 1983.
1983 - 1985
National Retirement Fund [Part 1 of 2]
Box 3 Folder 29
Summary Plans and clipping on pensions.
1985
National Retirement Fund [Part 2 of 2]
Box 3 Folder 30
Reports including a Withdrawal Liability
1983 - 1985
Death Benefits Fund [Part 1 of 2]
Box 3 Folder 31
Reports, applications, and summaries.
1983 - 1985
Death Benefits Fund [Part 2 of 2]
Box 3 Folder 32
Reports, applications, and summaries.
1984 - 1985
Puerto Rico
Box 3 Folder 33
Correspondence and newspaper clippings.
1984 - 1985
Auditing Department
Box 3 Folder 34
1983 - 1985
Benefit Funds
Box 3 Folder 35
1983 - 1984
Funds Merger
Box 3 Folder 36
Memorandums.
1985
Western Canada
Box 3 Folder 37
1981 - 1985
Western Canadian Regions [Part 1 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 1
Labor agreement, maps, press releases, statements and balances, and bylaws.
1981 - 1985
Western Canadian Regions [Part 2 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 2
Labor agreement, maps, press releases, statements and balances, and bylaws.
1983 - 1985
Western Canadian Regions [Part 3 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 3
Agreement and lay-off of Pietro Antonelli.
1983 - 1985
Western Canadian Regions [Part 4 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 4
Memorandums
1983 - 1985
Western Canadian Regions [Part 5 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 5
District Council. Correspondence and memos.
1983 - 1985
Western Canadian Regions [Part 6 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 6
District Council. Finances.
1985
Western Canadian Regions [Part 7 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 7
Breakdown of salaries and expenses.
1984
Western Canadian Regions [Part 8 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 8
Negotiations, agreements, and breakdowns of salaries and expenses.
1983 - 1984
Western Canadian Regions [Part 9 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 9
Collective bargaining agreements and finances.
1983 - 1984
Western Canadian Regions [Part 10 of 10]
Box 4 Folder 10
Collective bargaining agreement, correspondence, finances, and decisions.
1983 - 1985
Puerto Rico - Health and Welfare Fund [Part 1 of 2]
Box 4 Folder 11
Minutes, itinerary, and speeches.
1983 - 1985
Puerto Rico - Health and Welfare Fund [Part 2 of 2]
Box 4 Folder 12
Speech, minutes, and financial statement.
1985
Steven Nutter
Box 4 Folder 13
Study of California Apparel Industry
1983 - 1985
Toronto Cloak and Dress District [Part 1 of 2]
Box 4 Folder 14
Correspondence, reports, and a copy of a newspaper clipping.
1983 - 1985
Toronto Cloak and Dress District [Part 2 of 2]
Box 4 Folder 15
1983 - 1985
Quebec Joint Council
Box 4 Folder 16
Correspondence, notes, and a statement.
1984 - 1985
Toronto Trip
Box 4 Folder 17
1981 - 1985
Quebec Joint Council [Part 1 of 2]
Box 4 Folder 18
General correspondence, a study on working conditions, and investigations on organized crime.
1981 - 1985
Quebec Joint Council [Part 2 of 2]
Box 4 Folder 19
Collective Bargaining Agreements (one in English and one in French)
1984
Montreal News Clippings
Box 4 Folder 20
Photocopies of clippings.
1983 - 1985
Montreal Gilles Gauthier
Box 4 Folder 21
Negotiations and correspondence.
1983 - 1985
Legal [Part 1 of 3]
Box 4 Folder 22
Correspondence and memorandums.
1985
Legal [Part 2 of 3]
Box 4 Folder 23
Independent Agreements sent to all regional directors, managers, and ILGWU attorneys.
1985
Legal [Part 3 of 3]
Box 4 Folder 24
Correspondence about the union newspaper called "Justice", memorandums, and a paper entitled, "External Law: The Albatross of Arbitrators".
1984 - 1985
South Africa [Part 1 of 3]
Box 4 Folder 25
Draft resolution, AFL-CIO policy towards South Africa, news paper articles, and reports on South African unions.
1984 - 1985
South Africa [Part 2 of 3]
Box 4 Folder 26
United Nations report on Apartheid, Justice newspapers, correspondence, and magazine articles.
1985
South Africa [Part 3 of 3]
Box 4 Folder 27
Conferences about South Africa
1984
Portugal Speech
Box 4 Folder 28
Remarks by Max M. Kampelman in the International Conference Democratic Challenge in Latin America in Lisbon, Portugal.
1983 - 1984
Investment Committee Meeting
Box 4 Folder 29
Department procedures and agenda.
1984 - 1985
International Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers' Federation
Box 4 Folder 30
Report on activities, statements, notes on applicants for general secretary position, and correspondence.
1983 - 1985
Young Social Democrats
Box 4 Folder 31
Correspondence
1983 - 1985
Zensen
Box 4 Folder 32
Correspondence, anniversary agenda, speech, and article.
1983
Yiddish National Theater
Box 4 Folder 33
Concerning the rental of Roosevelt Auditorium.
1984
Max Zimney
Box 4 Folder 34
General Counsel Speech - The New York Chapter of the IRRA on October 11th.
1983 - 1984
Southeast Region
Box 5 Folder 1
Correspondence, maps, memos, agendas, and various documents concerning the Southeast Region.
1983 - 1985
Miami
Box 5 Folder 2
Correspondence, maps, statements, and hand-written notes.
1984 - 1985
Western States [Part 1 of 2]
Box 5 Folder 3
Personnel and immigration; Correspondence concerning California unions.
1985
Western States [Part 2 of 2]
Box 5 Folder 4
A report entitled "The Apparel Industry: The Other California" and hand written notes.
1985
Upper South
Box 5 Folder 5
Correspondence and includes copies of certificates.
1985
New England Region
Box 5 Folder 6
Correspondence and memorandums. Includes a copy of a newspaper clipping and a retirement party invitation.
1984 - 1985
New York State District
Box 5 Folder 7
Personnel, restructuring, organization reports, and memorandums.
1984 - 1985
New Jersey Region [Part 1 of 2]
Box 5 Folder 8
Correspondence and political activity. Includes a report.
1983 - 1984
New Jersey Region [Part 2 of 2]
Box 5 Folder 9
Personnel information.
1984 - 1985
San Francisco Area
Box 5 Folder 10
Organizing campaign blueprint, lease agreements, reports, correspondence, and a map.
1983 - 1984
Philadelphia and South New Jersey Area
Box 5 Folder 11
Personnel and strike authorization.
1984 - 1985
Northeast, Western Pennsylvania, and Ohio District
Box 5 Folder 12
Documents from director Sol Hoffman. Includes personnel lists and memos.
1983 - 1985
Central States Region
Box 5 Folder 13
Correspondence and an agreement.
1984 - 1985
Midwest Region [Part 1 of 2]
Box 5 Folder 14
Lou Montenegro.
1985
Midwest Region [Part 2 of 2]
Box 5 Folder 15
Firms, welfare, health programs, personnel.
1984 - 1985
Local 23 - 25
Box 5 Folder 16
Statements, agreements, pamphlets, and newsletters.
1984 - 1985
Local 89 - 22 - 1
Box 5 Folder 17
Correspondence, reports, and an agreement.
1983 - 1984
Local 99
Box 5 Folder 18
Correspondence.
1984 - 1985
Local 91 - 105
Box 5 Folder 19
Correspondence.
1983 - 1985
Local 66 - 40
Box 5 Folder 20
Correspondence and personnel.
1982 - 1985
Local 102 [Part 1 of 3]
Box 5 Folder 21
Contract modifications, dental insurance, and other correspondence.
1984 - 1985
Local 102 [Part 2 of 3]
Box 5 Folder 22
Memorandums on agreements, resumes, negotiations, and other correspondence.
1984 - 1985
Local 102 [Part 3 of 3]
Box 5 Folder 23
Retirement fund, Speadmark Contract, curriculum vitae, handwritten notes, and miscellaneous correspondence.
1985
Local 102 Negotiations
Box 5 Folder 24
Negotiations, agreements, and handwritten notes.
1984
Local 91
Box 5 Folder 25
Gerson and Gerson.
1984 - 1985
Local 155
Box 5 Folder 26
Correspondence, statements, and newsletters.
1983 - 1984
Local 98 Negotiations
Box 5 Folder 27
Summary of agreements and resolutions.
1983 - 1984
Local 132 Agreement
Box 5 Folder 28
Personnel and resolutions.
1984 - 1985
Local 132 - 98
Box 5 Folder 29
Proposals and notes.
1982 - 1987
Local 153
Box 6 Folder 1
Agreement and notes.
1983 - 1985
Speeches – President Chaikin [Part 1 of 4]
Box 6 Folder 2
Correspondence and drafts of speeches.
1984 - 1985
Speeches – President Chaikin [Part 2 of 4]
Box 6 Folder 3
Statements and testimonies.
1984
Speeches – President Chaikin [Part 3 of 4]
Box 6 Folder 4
Speeches before subcommittee on trade, AFL-CIO Civil Rights Conference, subcommittee on labor, and at Columbia University.
1983
Speeches – President Chaikin [Part 4 of 4]
Box 6 Folder 5
Regarding the investigation of U.S. Trade Related Employment, Rational Development Policy, and Subminimum wages.
1985
Jay Mazur [Part 1 of 2]
Box 6 Folder 6
Testimonials, interviews, statements, and remarks.
1984
Jay Mazur [Part 2 of 2]
Box 6 Folder 7
Testimonials, interviews, statements, and remarks.
1984 - 1985
Local 23 - 25 [Part 1 of 4]
Box 6 Folder 8
Health and Welfare Fund.
1984 - 1985
Local 23 - 25 [Part 2 of 4]
Box 6 Folder 9
Health and Welfare Fund.
1983 - 1985
Local 23 - 25 [Part 3 of 4]
Box 6 Folder 10
Health and Welfare Fund.
1983 - 1985
Local 23 - 25 [Part 4 of 4]
Box 6 Folder 11
Health and Welfare Fund.
1984 - 1985
New York Skirt and Sportswear Association
Box 6 Folder 12
Concerning health and welfare.
1986
CNN Interviews
Box 6 Folder 13
Interview conducted August 29th at 11:30AM. Includes interview transcripts, AFL-CIO newspapers, and handwritten notes.
1984
Ladies Apparel Contractors
Box 6 Folder 14
Correspondence.
1982 - 1985
Greater Blouse, Skirt and Undergarment Association
Box 6 Folder 15
Collective bargaining agreements, special notice, and comments on the exposure draft, "'Employers' Accounting for Pension."
1983 - 1985
Local 10
Box 6 Folder 16
Correspondence, memos, notes, comments, and memorandums.
1983 - 1985
Atlantic Apparel
Box 6 Folder 17
Correspondence, a copy of a newspaper article, and a newspaper ad clipping.
1983 - 1985
Wilbur Daniels
Box 6 Folder 18
Incoming and outgoing correspondence to and from Wilbur Daniels. Includes a page of a magazine.
1983 - 1985
Irwin Solomon
Box 6 Folder 19
Incoming and outgoing correspondence to and from Irwin Solomon.
1985
Japan
Box 6 Folder 20
Reports on imports, facts and statistic, incoming and outgoing correspondence to and from Zensen, and handwritten notes.
1987
Judy Wineman
Box 6 Folder 21
About Margarita Rodriguez.
1985
Retiree Service Department [Part 1 of 3]
Box 6 Folder 22
Concerning activities and expenses.
1982 - 1983
Retiree Service Department [Part 2 of 3]
Box 6 Folder 23
On-going activities and other reports.
1984 - 1985
Retiree Service Department [Part 3 of 3]
Box 6 Folder 24
Expenses and reports.
1984 - 1985
Union Health Center [Part 1 of 2]
Box 6 Folder 25
Hiring a medical director, other questions, and a report for the Union Health Center Committee.
1982 - 1985
Union Health Center [Part 2 of 2]
Box 6 Folder 26
Memorandums, reports, and correspondence.
1982 - 1985
Union Health Center Retirement
Box 6 Folder 27
Amendments, reports, plans, and summaries.
1983 - 1985
Union Label Department
Box 6 Folder 28
Correspondence and memos. Includes a plastic bag made by Chicago Organizing Bags.
1984 - 1985
Welfare Fund Control Department
Box 6 Folder 29
Import bills.
1981 - 1985
Sidney Vyorst
Box 6 Folder 30
Correspondence, statements, reports, insurance programs, and agreements.
1983 - 1985
Xerox
Box 6 Folder 31
Brochures and a handbook.
1983 - 1985
Employee Ownership
Box 6 Folder 32
Worker Ownership. Correspondence. Includes a handbook and a conference report.
1985
The Productivity Forum
Box 6 Folder 33
Includes a report, a new policy study entitled "Training for New Technology, and other correspondence,
1985
Workplace Health Fund
Box 6 Folder 34
Grant proposal.
1985
Women's Wear Daily [Part 1 of 2]
Box 7 Folder 1
Copies of newspaper clippings.
1983 - 1985
Women's Wear Daily [Part 2 of 2]
Box 7 Folder 2
Newspapers and copies of newspaper clippings.
1985
1010 Wins Radio
Box 7 Folder 3
A folder containing transcripts and a compact cassette about the recent Regional Affairs Council series, "The Big Battle of Small Business."
1985
Emanuel Weintraub Associates
Box 7 Folder 4
Correspondence and a draft proposal.
1984
WEVD Radio Station
Box 7 Folder 5
Correspondence.
1984 - 1985
Grace Volckhausen
Box 7 Folder 6
Correspondence from Grace Volckhausen, about her, and a copy of the Korea Times New York.
1982 - 1983
Worker's Defense League
Box 7 Folder 7
45th Anniversary Celebration
1985
Roger Waldinger [Part 1 of 2]
Box 7 Folder 8
Three reports: "Labor Law Under the Reagan Administration," "The Impact of Real Estate Market Trends on the Garment District," and "The Future Without the Project."
1984
Roger Waldinger [Part 2 of 2]
Box 7 Folder 9
Four more reports: "The Impact of the 42nd Street Redevelopment Project on the Garment Industry," "Testimony on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the 42nd Street Development Project," "42nd Street Project: Preliminary Report #2," and "The Occupational and Economic Integration of New Immigrants."
1983 - 1985
Unity House
Box 7 Folder 10
Includes invitations, minutes, and financial statements.
1985
United Nations Office for Emergency Operation in Africa
Box 7 Folder 11
Status reports and correspondence.
1985
Union Sanatorium Association
Box 7 Folder 12
Financial statements and photocopies of checks.
1985
Speech Unemployment
Box 7 Folder 13
Newspaper entitled, "Federationist."
1984
Urban Development Corporation Hearing
Box 7 Folder 14
42nd Street Redevelopment Project.
1985
Trade
Box 7 Folder 15
Copies of articles, correspondence, and part of a newspaper.
1983 - 1985
Alan Tobias
Box 7 Folder 16
Correspondence with Alan Tobias of Creative Developments concerning film.
1981 - 1983
Textile Agreements
Box 7 Folder 17
Bilateral Textile Agreements.
1985
Textile and Apparel Trade Agreement Act [Part 1 of 2]
Box 7 Folder 18
Correspondence, vetoes, bills, and roll calls.
1985
Textile and Apparel Trade Agreement Act [Part 1 of 2]
Box 7 Folder 19
Correspondence and reports.
1983 - 1985
Sweatshops
Box 7 Folder 20
Newspaper clippings.
1981 - 1985
Anti-Sweatshops
Box 7 Folder 21
Correspondence about bills and legislation.
1981
Franz Leichter
Box 7 Folder 22
Concerning sweatshops. This folder includes reports, newspaper clippings, hand-written notes, and statements.
1984 - 1985
Statue of Liberty
Box 7 Folder 23
Correspondence and a brochure.
1984 - 1985
Strike Benefits
Box 7 Folder 24
Regarding strike benefits.
1985
Subcommittee on Census and Population
Box 7 Folder 25
Mailing list and a statement by Jay Mazur.
1984
Sub-Minimum Wage
Box 7 Folder 26
Correspondence and an article by Sol C. Chaikin and Phil Comstock entitled, "Subminimum Wage: Sub-Par Idea."
1984 - 1985
Sweatshop Bill
Box 7 Folder 27
Includes a copy of the bill and anti-sweatshop legislation. Also includes a Spanish language newspaper.
1983 - 1985
The Stratford Advisory Group [Part 1 of 3]
Box 7 Folder 28
A report entitled, "The Legitimacy of Directed 'Soft Dollars': An Analysis of the Current Controversy," and correspondence.
1983 - 1985
The Stratford Advisory Group [Part 2 of 3]
Box 7 Folder 29
A copy of the "Master Custodian Questionnaire," a proposed timetable, an article, and correspondence regarding various matters.
1983 - 1985
The Stratford Advisory Group [Part 3 of 3]
Box 7 Folder 30
Reports entitled, "Consolidation of Assets," "Developing an Investment Policy Statement," "A Suggested Approach to More Effective Management of ILGWU General Funds and Trust Funds," and "COMPARE--COMParative Performance Analysis and Review". Other documents are correspondence and 1983 market performance table.
1985
Statue of Liberty Centennial Commission
Box 7 Folder 31
Regarding multi-cultural events, festivals, and exhibitions.
1983 - 1985
Statue of Liberty Financial Committee
Box 7 Folder 32
Articles and finances for upcoming projects, such as the centennial.
1984
Simpson-Mazzoli Bill
Box 7 Folder 33
A copy of Jay Mazur's testimony about the bill, an article, and a report from the National Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Forum.
1985
Victor Riesel
Box 7 Folder 34
"After 100 Years, Labors Newest Strategy," an article by Riesel.
1983 - 1985
Arthur Silverstein
Box 7 Folder 35
Correspondence and notes.
1985
Sportswear Employers Convention
Box 7 Folder 36
Points from the convention.
1985
Resolution – Investment Assets
Box 8 Folder 1
Documents regarding authorizations.
1983 - 1985
Regional Plan Association [Part 1 of 2]
Box 8 Folder 2
Nominating Committee. Includes memorandums and agendas.
1985
Regional Plan Association [Part 2 of 2]
Box 8 Folder 3
Transportation.
1983 - 1984
Paul Segal Associates
Box 8 Folder 4
Finances.
1984 - 1985
Roundabout
Box 8 Folder 5
A theater company. Includes correspondence, an invitation, newspaper articles, and a brochure.
1983
Resumes [Part 1 of 2]
Box 8 Folder 6
1984
Resumes [Part 2 of 2]
Box 8 Folder 7
1985
Resumes [Part 3 of 3]
Box 8 Folder 8
1985
Francois Sauzey
Box 8 Folder 9
Correspondence from Francois Sauzey, the future of the AFL-CIO's foreign policy, memo, and a resume.
1985
Africa Seminar
Box 8 Folder 10
Outline and transcript from seminar, receipts, and a status report from the United Nations.
1983 - 1985
Office Expenses
Box 8 Folder 11
Receipts and correspondence about finances.
1984 - 1986
Organization for Rehabilitation through Training
Box 8 Folder 12
Correspondence.
1983
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Box 8 Folder 13
ILGWU's revised budget and work plan for the Third Developmental Year.
1985
Occupational Health Legal Rights Foundation
Box 8 Folder 14
Six month reports and a prospectus.
1985
Negotiations
Box 8 Folder 15
Articles and correspondence from various organizations.
1984 - 1985
Noel Arnold Levin
Box 8 Folder 16
Correspondence, memorandums, and a copy of Textile Workers Pension Fund v. Standard Dye and Finishing Co., Inc., et al.
1983 - 1985
League for Industrial Democracy
Box 8 Folder 17
Correspondence and a Foreign Affairs Report entitled, "Are Things Getting Better in Eastern Europe?"
1984
U.S. Used and Leased Cars [Part 1 of 4]
Box 8 Folder 18
From these following regions: New Jersey; New England; Midwest; Northeast, Western Pennsylvania, and Ohio; Central States.
1984
U.S. Used and Leased Cars [Part 2 of 4]
Box 8 Folder 19
From these following regions: New York City; Southeastern States; Western States.
1984
U.S. Used and Leased Cars [Part 3 of 4]
Box 8 Folder 20
From the Upper South region.
1984 - 1985
U.S. Used and Leased Cars [Part 4 of 4]
Box 8 Folder 21
Correspondence from various regional departments.
1983 - 1985
Leader Data Processing
Box 8 Folder 22
Memorandum and correspondence about an employee named Joe Walsh, a report entitled "Data Center Understanding Between ILGWU & LDP", and a proposal.
1984 - 1985
The Labor Theater
Box 8 Folder 23
List of contributors and ticket purchasers, and a tribute to Howard Molisani.
1984
Regional Plan Association [Part 1 of 5]
Box 8 Folder 24
"New York in the Global Economy" proposal and the Jamaica Project Committee
1983 - 1985
Regional Plan Association [Part 2 of 5]
Box 8 Folder 25
News releases and documents regarding executive committee meetings.
1983 - 1985
Regional Plan Association [Part 3 of 5]
Box 8 Folder 26
Regarding the development of 42nd street.
1983 - 1985
Regional Plan Association [Part 4 of 5]
Box 8 Folder 27
Regarding the development of 42nd street.
1983 - 1984
Regional Plan Association [Part 5 of 5]
Box 8 Folder 28
New Jersey Committee.
1984
Progression Increases
Box 8 Folder 29
Comparison of Progression Increases: present versus various options.
1984 - 1985
Asian-American Free Labor Institute (AAFLI)
Box 9 Folder 1
Correspondence, reports on Asian-American worker attitudes towards unions and Australia, and a copy of the bi-monthly magazine entitled, "Asia Labor Monitor".
1985
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU)
Box 9 Folder 2
1983
American Fiber, Textile, and Apparel Coalition (AFTAC)
Box 9 Folder 3
Recommendations to the White House working group on textiles by the executive committee.
1983 - 1984
AFL-CIO [Part 1 of 4]
Box 9 Folder 4
Includes the newsletter entitled, "Free Trade Union News," a Presidential candidate analysis entitled, "Mondale and Ferraro versus Reagan and Bush," 1984 AFL-CIO Platform proposals, Black labor, and other memorandums and correspondence.
1983 - 1984
AFL-CIO [Part 2 of 4]
Box 9 Folder 5
Includes the newsletter entitled, "Free Trade Union News," a Presidential candidate analysis entitled, "Mondale and Ferraro versus Reagan and Bush," 1984 AFL-CIO Platform proposals, Black labor, and other memorandums and correspondence.
1985
AFL-CIO [Part 3 of 4]
Box 9 Folder 6
Speech transcript, "Convention News" newsletters, a report entitled, "Economic Notes", and general correspondence.
1985
AFL-CIO [Part 4 of 4]
Box 9 Folder 7
A report entitled, "The Changing Situation of Workers and Their Unions." Includes a copy of the "Federationist" newspaper.
1982 - 1984
AFTAC Executive Meeting
Box 9 Folder 8
Includes an agenda and key points of the 1984 meeting, a U.S. textile and apparel import market disruption report, international statistics, a newspaper article, press release, and a statement entitled, "Exchange Rates and International Trade."
1984
Amal
Box 9 Folder 9
Network of the General Federation of Labor in Israel. Includes educational pamphlets, posters, a report, and correspondence.
1984 - 1985
American Arbitration Association
Box 9 Folder 10
Agenda and minutes of the labor section of the Arbitration Practice Committee, correspondence, notes, and a transcript of a statement by Jay Mazur.
1983
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Box 9 Folder 11
Hospital and medical costs and a study of The Local 23-25 Health and Welfare Fund.
1985
Labor in China
Box 9 Folder 12
Report entitled, "After Mao: Is Deng Liberating China's Workers?" and a schedule of the Executive Education Institute.
1983 - 1984
Brooklyn
Box 9 Folder 13
Project summary, photocopies of news articles, and a report from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration, Wage Hour Division.
1976 - 1984
Board of Industrial Appeals
Box 9 Folder 14
Concerning hiring, and includes resumes, biographies, correspondence, and copies of newspaper clippings.
1985
Campaign Committee [Part 1 of 4]
Box 9 Folder 15
Contributions and collections.
1985
Campaign Committee [Part 2 of 4]
Box 9 Folder 16
Contributions, collections, and fund raising.
1984
Campaign Committee [Part 3 of 4]
Box 9 Folder 17
Contributions.
1984
Campaign Committee [Part 4 of 4]
Box 9 Folder 18
Contributions.
1982 - 1985
Census Comparison
Box 9 Folder 19
Comparison of memberships across all regions and states.
1982 - 1984
Canadian Labor Congress
Box 9 Folder 20
Correspondence and memorandums.
1983 - 1985
Chaikin and Chaikin
Box 9 Folder 21
Finances, bills, a copy of a restraining order, and handwritten notes.
1982 - 1985
Chinatown Garment Industry [Part 1 of 2]
Box 9 Folder 22
An overview of Chinatown's garment industry, a New York Affairs report entitled, "Uneven Change", a press release regarding the commencement of a Chinatown nursery school, support for a text change in a law, essays entitled, "Immigrants and Entrepreneurs"
1982 - 1985
Chinatown Garment Industry [Part 2 of 2]
Box 9 Folder 23
Correspondence, agendas, drafts of the overview of Chinatown Garment Industry studies, remarks by President Chaikin, and the Chung Pak Project.
1983 - 1985
Chinatown
Box 9 Folder 24
News clippings and a transcript of a speech by Jay Mazur.
1983 - 1984
Cuban-Haitian Adjustment Act of 1984
Box 9 Folder 25
Statements by Jay Mazur and Honorable Peter W. Rodino Jr., the act, and facts about it.
1985
Commission on the Year 2000
Box 9 Folder 26
Testimonies.
1985
Commercial Rent Control
Box 9 Folder 27
Testimonies, statements, and a hearing. Includes a copy of a newspaper article.
1984 - 1985
Clough and Associates
Box 9 Folder 28
Correspondence and thoughts on using computers.
1985
Chung Park
Box 9 Folder 29
Project plan, general leasing, fact sheet, and resolutions.
1984 - 1985
Chishti, Muzaffar
Box 9 Folder 30
Local 23-25 Immigration Project, Occasional Reports to the Manager.
1983 - 1985
Coalition for a Democratic Majority
Box 9 Folder 31
Correspondence, memorandums, and a proposal entitled, "Democratic Solidarity."
1984 - 1985
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Box 9 Folder 32
Regarding a new public relations campaign and national membership drive, correspondence, memorandums, and finances.
1983 - 1984
Contributions - Requests - Acknowledgements [Part 1 of 4]
Box 10 Folder 1
1983 - 1984
Contributions - Requests - Acknowledgements [Part 2 of 4]
Box 10 Folder 2
1985
Contributions - Requests - Acknowledgements [Part 3 of 4]
Box 10 Folder 3
1983 - 1985
Contributions - Requests - Acknowledgements [Part 4 of 4]
Box 10 Folder 4
1984 - 1985
Institute for Education and Research on Women and Work
Box 10 Folder 5
Correspondence and memorandums.
1984
Correspondence Log
Box 10 Folder 6
1984 - 1985
Susan Cowell
Box 10 Folder 7
Concerning former ILGWU members, childcare, Statue of Liberty Celebrations, questionnaire, proposed retention program, memorandums, and correspondence.
1984
City University of New York
Box 10 Folder 8
Concerning College-Wide Advisory Council. Includes pamphlets and brochures.
1984
Democratic Socialists of America
Box 10 Folder 9
Trade unionist meeting, an appeal, the Democratic Left, an order form, and "Social Benefits and the U.S. Worker."
1984 - 1986
Economic Policy Council [Part 1 of 3]
Box 10 Folder 10
Agendas, statements, updates, activity reports, a report entitled, "Preliminary Notes on the Economic Strategy of the New Brazilian Government," and general correspondence.
1984 - 1986
Economic Policy Council [Part 2 of 3]
Box 10 Folder 11
Meeting notes, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, Text and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act of 1985 Fact Sheet, World Financial Markets newsletter, reports and articles concerning Brazil, and a report entitled, "Trade Strategy and Industrial Policy in T
1984 - 1986
Economic Policy Council [Part 3 of 3]
Box 10 Folder 12
Response to Trade Strategy and Industrial Policy of Taiwan, an agenda, major economic indicators tables, imports from Korea, and a report from the Economic Policy Council entitled, "The Global Repercussions of US Monetary and Fiscal Policy."
1984 - 1985
Fiber, Fabric, and Apparel Coalition for Trade (FFACT) [Part 1 of 2]
Box 10 Folder 13
A report entitled, "Trade Strategy and Industrial Policy in Taiwan," correspondence regarding the Arrangement Regarding International Trade in Textiles, Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, confidential documents, and a statement of John N. Gregg.
1984 - 1985
Fiber, Fabric, and Apparel Coalition for Trade (FFACT) [Part 2 of 2]
Box 10 Folder 14
NYC Apparel Industry Fact Sheet, Roll Back Imports, updates, "Stop Unfair Imports" packets, copies of newspaper clippings, and a statement of Sol C. Chaikin.
1983 - 1985
Expenses [Part 1 of 2]
Box 10 Folder 15
Credit Card Expenses.
1983 - 1985
Expenses [Part 2 of 2]
Box 10 Folder 16
Florist, Restaurant, and miscellaneous expenses.
1985
Ethiopia Relief Fund
Box 10 Folder 17
Collections, Ethiopian Jewish Rescue Effort, and Ethiopian food relief.
1985
Environmental Protection Committee
Box 10 Folder 18
Regarding cancer causing asbestos.
1985
Employers Meeting
Box 10 Folder 19
Points for presentation at the Sportswear employers' convention and handwritten notes.
1985
Employer Manual
Box 10 Folder 20
A human resource management newsletter in preparation for the creation of a manual of Employee fringe benefits and insurance coverage.
1985
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Box 10 Folder 21
Two articles. One is entitled, "ESOPs: Revolution or Rip-off?" and the other is called, "Blue-Collar Boardrooms."
1984
Election '84
Box 10 Folder 22
Election schedule and documents regarding voting.
1984
42nd Street Project [Part 1 of 2]
Box 10 Folder 23
Newspaper clippings, meeting points, street merchandise mart, a testimony, summary, and correspondence.
1984
42nd Street Project [Part 2 of 2]
Box 10 Folder 24
Channel 2, Channel 4, Speech, and joint statement.
1985
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Box 10 Folder 25
Correspondence, speech, pamphlet.
1985
Federacion Interamericana de Trabajadores de la Industria Textil, Vestuario, Cuero y Calzado (FITITVC)
Box 10 Folder 26
List of executive committee members, executive directors, and deputies.
1984
NY Times Interview
Box 10 Folder 27
Regarding 42nd Street Redevelopment Project.
1984 - 1985
Federal Election Commission
Box 10 Folder 28
Reporting notice for monthly filers and a complaint that Jay Mazur and company violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.
1984
42nd Street Testimony [Part 1 of 4]
Box 10 Folder 29
Environmental Impact Statements.
1984
42nd Street Testimony [Part 2 of 4]
Box 10 Folder 30
Speeches, outline and summary of testimony, and comments on the environmental impact statement.
1984
42nd Street Testimony [Part 3 of 4]
Box 10 Folder 31
Speeches, summaries, and comments.
1984
42nd Street Testimony [Part 4 of 4]
Box 10 Folder 32
Statements, comments, speeches, and summaries.
1984 - 1985
Board of Estimate Testimony and Barney's Expansion
Box 10 Folder 33
Statements made by Jay Mazur.