ILGWU Union Health Center Publications

Collection Number: 5780/171

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU Union Health Center Publications, 1911-1978
Collection Number:
5780/171
Creator:
Union Health Center International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Publications.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection contains booklets and pamphlets by and about the Union Health Center, as well as some reports of the Joint Board of Sanitary Control.
Language:
Collection material in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Yiddish


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).

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

In 1913, the New York City locals of the ILGWU established the Union Health Center (UHC), under the direction of Dr. George Price of the Joint Board of Sanitary Control. Initially, the UHC offered physical exams, medical treatments, access to a dental clinic, and information about health and hygiene. For a period, the center operated through a cooperative plan, with patients paying a fee and the union subsidizing the rest of the cost of the visit. During the Depression, the cost of running the center was met by other means. This included getting other local unions in New York City, such as the electrical workers, metal workers, letter carriers, post office clerks, and pocketbook workers, to affiliate with the UHC, as well as winning an official endorsement from the Central Labor Union of New York. Beginning in the 1940s, New York City manufacturers agreed to contribute to a fund that would cover the cost of medical services provided to members at the UHC.
By the 1960s, the UHC offered comprehensive care to ILGWU members and their families, and over the years, the center's range of services expanded to include social and psychological services, eye exams, maternity care, and surgical consultation. The Union Health Center continues its work today at 275 Seventh Avenue, in New York City.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The records of the Union Health Center document the evolving role of the center. Included are general correspondence, meeting minutes of the UHC's medical board, annual reports on the UHC's activities to the General Executive Board, triennial reports to delegates at the ILGWU's international conventions, and related published materials. Much of this material is routine or administrative in nature.
In both collections that comprise the records of the Union Health Center, there are articles by such figures as George M. Price and Pauline Newman on union health centers in general and the ILGWU Center in particular. The publications of the Union Health Center primarily document the educational efforts of the center, providing information about the center, its services, and its activities. Also included are pamphlets about the ILGWU's health and welfare benefits program and publications from the Joint Board of Sanitary Control.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Union Health Center.

Subjects:
Women's clothing industry--United States.
Women's clothing industry--New York (State)--New York.
Women's clothing industry--Employees--Medical care--United States.
Women's clothing industry--Employees--Medical care--New York (State)--New York.
Labor unions--Clothing workers--United States.
Labor unions--Clothing workers--New York (State)--New York.
Industrial relations--United States.
Industrial relations--New York (State)--New York.

Form and Genre Terms:
Publications.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
ILGWU Union Health Center Publications #5780/171. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
5780/060: ILGWU Union Health Center Records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1951-1978
In English and French
Box 1 Folder 1 1956
Format: Publication
Author: Southwestern Region Health and Welfare Fund
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 1 1956
Format: Publication
Author: Southwestern Region Health and Welfare Fund
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 1 1956
Format: Publication
Author: Southwestern Region Health and Welfare Fund
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: Publication
Author: Educational Department
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: Publication
Author: U.S. Public Health Service
Notes: Workers' Health Series, no.12
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 1 1978
Format: Publication
Notes: September 1, 1978. Third edition
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 1 1978
Format: Publication
Notes: September 1, 1978. Third edition
Format: Publication
Language: French.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: Publication
Author: Health and Welfare Benefits Program of the Eastern Region
Notes: 2 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 2 1956
Format: Publication
Box 1 Folder 2 1956
Format: Publication
Author: Health and Welfare Services
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1913-1949
Box 1 Folder 3 1915
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: 3 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1912
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: December, 1912.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1915
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: October 31, 1910 - October 31, 1915. 2 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1923
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1922
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1922
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1917
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: October 31, 1917.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Notes: pages 3-10
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1913
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: December, 1913.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1911
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: October, 1911.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1914
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: October 31, 1910 - October 31, 1914
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1949
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: February 19, 1949. 2 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1948
Format: Publication
Author: Garment Industry Medical Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1944-1945
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1942
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1943
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1944-1946
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1940
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: May, 1940.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Health and Welfare Services
Notes: 2 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1937
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: May, 1937.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1930
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 3 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1937
Format: Publication
Author: George M. Price; Union Health Center
Notes: January 29, 1937. 2 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1947-1949
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1920
Format: Publication
Notes: Adopted November, 1920.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Allentown-Easton Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1913
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: May, 1913.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1913
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: no.10 (1913:Sept.)
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1951
Format: Publication
Notes: November 17, 1951.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3 1918
Format: Publication
Author: George M. Price
Notes: Bulletin no.3 (1918). Presented to ILGWU Convention, May 20, 1918. 2 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 3 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 4 1915-1923
Box 1 Folder 4 1915
Format: Publication
Author: George M. Price; Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: Bulletin no.8 (1915)
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 4 1923
Format: Publication
Author: George M. Price; Rudolph P. Miller; Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1912-1949
Box 1 Folder 5 1964
Format: Publication
Notes: June 5, 1964. Includes lyrics to song "The Man Who Rose In Texas." Tribute to Lyndon Johnson (LBJ)
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1912
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: no.6 (1912:May)
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1913
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: no.7 (1913:May)
Format: Publication
Language: English;Yiddish.
Box 1 Folder 5 1918
Format: Publication
Author: George M. Price; Davis H. Tuck
Notes: no.2 (1918). 3 sopies.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1940
Format: Publication
Author: Pauline M. Newman
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Publication
Author: Local 60
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1933
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 2 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 3 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 3 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Publication
Author: George M. Price; Union Health Center
Notes: 4 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 3 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: Yiddish.
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Publication
Notes: Press release. 3 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1914
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1945
Format: Publication
Author: Leo Price; Union Health Center
Notes: Reprinted from Industrial Medicine, February, 1945.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1948
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: April 27, 1948.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1931
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: April 14, 1931.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1939
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: May, 1939.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1949
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: July 26, 1949.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1938
Format: Publication
Author: Leo Price; Union Health Center
Notes: December 16, 1938. 2 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1940
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 5 1944
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: March 10, 1944.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 6
Format: Publication
Box 1 Folder 6
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 7 1915
Format: Publication
March
Box 1 Folder 7 1915
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: March, 1915. 2 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 8 1940
Format: Publication
Box 1 Folder 8 1940
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: Second copy. Hard bound and engraved for David Dubinsky.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 9 1920
Format: Publication
April 15
Box 1 Folder 9 1920
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: April 15, 1920. 2 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 1 Folder 10
Format: Publication
Box 1 Folder 10
Format: Publication
Author: Leo Price; Union Health Center
Notes: Occupational Aspects of Ophthamology, course in Graduate Ophthamology. Photocopy.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 1 1949-1963
Box 2 Folder 1 1980
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 1 1949
Format: Publication
Author: William Green; Union Health Center
Notes: February 19, 1949. Press Release.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 2 1966
Format: Publication
September
Box 2 Folder 2 1966
Format: Publication
Notes: September, 1966.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 3 1913-1956
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 3 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: Yiddish.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 3 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: Yiddish.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 2 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: Yiddish.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English and Chinese.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Local 23-25
Format: Publication
Language: English and Chinese.
Box 2 Folder 3 1915
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Format: Publication
Language: Italian.
Box 2 Folder 3 1956
Format: Publication
Author: Local 85
Notes: v.1:no.2 (1956:May)
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: Flyer. 2 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: 3 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 3 1915
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: 3 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: Yiddish.
Box 2 Folder 3 1914
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: May, 1914.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Pauline M. Newman
Notes: 2 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: Spanish.
Box 2 Folder 3
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: Chinese.
Box 2 Folder 3 1934
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 4 1952
Format: Publication
Box 2 Folder 4 1952
Format: Publication
Author: James Bloom
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 5 1951
Format: Publication
Box 2 Folder 5 1951
Format: Publication
Author: Joseph H. Kaplan; Nathaniel N. Bennett; Grace Foley
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 6 1925
Format: Publication
Box 2 Folder 6 1920
Format: Publication
Notes: November, 1920. 3 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 6 1925
Format: Publication
Author: George M. Price
Notes: Reprinted from the Transactions of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the National Tuberculosis Association, 1925.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 6 1946
Format: Publication
Author: Leo Price
Notes: Reprinted from The American Review of Tuberculosis, v.54:no.6 (1946:Dec.)
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 7 1911-1968
In English, Italian, and Yiddish
Box 2 Folder 7 1944-1945
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: v.1:no.1, 3-5 (1944- 1945)
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 7 1920
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: v.2:no.1 (1920:Jan.). 2 copies.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 7 1955
Format: Publication
Author: Elizabeth McFadden
Notes: Reprinted from Newark Sunday News Magazine, January 2, 1955.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 7 1968
Format: Publication
Author: Milton Arons
Notes: July 25, 1968.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 7 1952
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: v.3:no.1 (1952:Jan.)
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 7
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: Flyer.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 7 1944
Format: Publication
Author: Leo Price
Notes: Reprinted from Industrial Medicine, July, 1944.
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 7 1947
Format: Publication
Author: New York State Department of Social Welfare
Notes: 3 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 7 1911
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: no.2 (1911:July)
Format: Publication
Language: Italian.
Box 2 Folder 7 1913
Format: Publication
Author: Joint Board of Sanitary Control
Notes: No.8 (1913:March 15)
Format: Publication
Language: Yiddish.
Box 2 Folder 8 1941
Format: Publication
Box 2 Folder 8 1941
Format: Publication
Author: Union Sanatorium Association
Format: Publication
Language: English.
Box 2 Folder 9 1924
Format: Publication
Box 2 Folder 9 1924
Format: Publication
Author: Union Health Center
Notes: no.1 (1924:March 10). 4 copies
Format: Publication
Language: English.