Guide to the ILGWU. Jay Mazur Papers,
1951-1995, [bulk 1983-1995.]

Collection Number: 5780/203

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

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. Jay Mazur papers, 1951-1995, bulk 1983-1995.
Collection Number:
5780/203
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office; Jay Mazur.
Quantity:
38 linear feet
Forms of Material:
Records
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Consists of the records of Jay Mazur, during his term as President of the ILGWU until its merger with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers of America to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE) in 1995. Included in Mazur's files are alphabetical subject files which contain correspondence, memoranda, notes, testimonies, news clippings, and other printed material on persons, organizations, and topics relating to the work of the ILGWU. Also, these papers include correspondence files, as well as records documenting Mazur's work on the AFL-CIO Executive Council and the ILGWU's General Executive Board.
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.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Jay Mazur was born in New York City on May 21, 1932. A graduate of the ILGWU Training Institute, 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 1977 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 the records of Jay Mazur, during his term as President of the ILGWU until its merger with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers of America to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE) in 1995. Included in Mazur's files are alphabetical subject files which contain correspondence, memoranda, notes, testimonies, news clippings, and other printed material on persons, organizations, and topics relating to the work of the ILGWU. Also, these papers include correspondence files, as well as records documenting Mazur's work on the AFL-CIO Executive Council and the ILGWU's General Executive Board.

SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Mazur, Jay
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union --Archives
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. President's Office.--Archives
Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees --Archives
Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees. President's Office--Archives
UNITE HERE (Organization) --Archives

Subjects:
Textile industry--New York (State)
Textile workers--Labor unions--New York (State)
Clothing workers--Labor unions--New York (State)
Clothing trade--Labor unions--New York (State)

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.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
ILGWU. Jay Mazur papers. 5780/203. 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
5780/154. President's Office records
6000/010. UNITE. President's Office (Jay Mazur). Files
6000/010 AV. UNITE. President's Office Videotapes

NOTES

"Permanent deposit"

SERIES LIST









Series I. ILGWU
Series II. Subject files
Series III. Alphabetical correspondence
Series IV. Chronological correspondence
Series V. AFL-CIO
Series VI. Speeches
Series VII. ILGWU General Executive Board
Series VIII. Miscellaneous files

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1994
ILGWU History
Box 1 Folder 1
1995
UNITE, Constitution of a Merged Union
Box 1 Folder 2
Includes legal opinion allowing merger of ILGWU and ACTWU; memo to Mazur from ILGWU asst president Gus Tyler re preamble, December 9, 1994; earlier draft with marked-up edits reflecting meeting with ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman, December 7, 1994; related correspondence
1994
ILGWU/ACTWU Merger Committee
Box 1 Folder 3
Memo to Mazur re meeting of Merger Committee, April 12, 1994; related documents
1993
ILGWU (UNITE), merger, General Executive Board, Adam Klein Study, February 7
Box 1 Folder 4
Agenda for General Executive Board meeting, February 1993; topics for discussion at retreat; report on organizing activities, December 23, 1992; notes for February 7-8, 1993, GEB executive session; memo from Adam Klein re next steps of strategic review of ILGWU, October 30, 1991; Klein proposed work plan through June 1992; notes on Ross Perot; material from the Triangle Civic Association, Melville, NY
1992
ILGWU (UNITE), merger, General Executive Board, Adam Klein Study, July 20
Box 1 Folder 5
Memo from Mazur re retreat to discuss strategic planning outlined in Klein study, April 10, 1992; personal and confidential memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott outlining issues for GEB executive session, January 20, 1992, with outline of remarks
1986-1989
ILGWU Convention, 1986 and 1989
Box 1 Folder 6
Copy of Convention Daily for 39th Convention, May 30, 1986; letter of retirement from Henoch Mendelsund, director of ILGWU archives, March 20, 1986; “On the Move” publication at 1989 convention re staff; outline re AIM, Associate ILGWU Members (former and potential members), described at founding convention, December 14, 1988
1965
ILGWU Convention
Box 1 Folder 7
Booklet, Signature of 450,000, pictorial history of ILGWU, for 65th Anniversary Convention, May 1965; report of the Health & Welfare Retirement and Supplementary Unemployment-Severance Funds, January 1, 1965 – December 31, 1965
ILGWU General Executive Board
Box 1 Folder 8
1994-1995
ILGWU, General Advisory Council
Box 1 Folder 9
Minutes of GAC meeting of December 7 – 9, 1994, with attached analysis of Dunlop Commission recommendations, report, “Worker Rights and Trade: Democracy's Next Frontier”; meeting notice; memo to Mazur from Carl Proper recommending comments re Leslie Fay; talking points for Mazur re need to rebuild progressive base and revitalized agenda for defeated Democratic Party, Leslie Fay strike, merger with ACTWU
1993-1994
ILGWU General Advisory Council
Box 1 Folder 10
See also Speeches – General Advisory Council 1993 Handwritten notes by Mazur, January 22, 1994; printed outline of notes for meeting, January 5, 1994; agenda for February 16, 1994, GAC meeting; agenda, summary of reports re health care from October 26-27, 1993, meeting, with cover letter to ILGWU vice presidents from Mazur, November 29, 1993; outline of remarks by Mazur for March 14 dinner re opportunities with Clinton administration, difficulty influencing trade policy; notecards for March 15, 1993, dinner remarks; agenda for GAC meeting of March 14-16, 1993
1990-1991
ILGWU General Advisory Council
Box 1 Folder 11
Outlines of Mazur remarks for November 13, 1990, GAC meeting, in memos from exec asst James Parrott; agenda of meeting; outline of remarks for September 24, 1991, meeting, focusing on health care; reports from workshops and committees at GAC meeting of September 25, 1991; minutes of November 11-14, 1990, GAC meeting re major market negotiations, with cover memo to General Executive Board from Mazur, calling meeting “most successful and productive this group has ever had”
1985-1987
ILGWU General Advisory Council
Box 1 Folder 12
Meeting agendas; memo re creation of General Advisory Council, with racial and gender composition in 1985 and 1986, January 1985; memo re purpose of establishing GAC in 1984 to expand participation by middle-level officers, January 30, 1987; list of members, 1986; letter to Mazur from Pacific Northwest District Council business agent Frank D. Monti, reminding him that he would like to be considered for Advisory Council, with attached resume, May 11, 1987; confidential memo to Mazur from Susan Cowell summarizing discussions at GAC meeting, June 15, 1987; handwritten notes by Mazur
1984-1994
ILGWU General Advisory Council
Box 1 Folder 13
1991-1994
ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
Box 1 Folder 14
1990-1991
ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
Box 1 Folder 15
List of task forces with descriptions of duties and members; memo to Mazur and others re demands, September 12, 1990; draft report of benefit fund task force, January 2, 1991; preliminary report, task force on benefits, January 8, 1991; minutes of the task force on benefits, October 15, 1990; report of task force on contract language, January 10, 1991; letter to Mazur from American Cloak and Suit Manufacturers Association re dire conditions in industry, July 23, 1990; chronology for 1991 outerwear negotiations; minutes of communications task force meeting, December 3, 1990
1991
ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
Box 1 Folder 16
General Executive Board Executive Committee agenda, February 28, 1991; proposed two-tier liquidated damages for imports; policy guidelines; demands, outerwear negotiations, February 28; short list and full demands, March 7; talking points; National Association of Blouse Manufacturers Proposals for Modifications of the Collective Bargaining Agreement; memo to Mazur re coverage of called-up Reservists and National Guard, February 26; consumer price index, U.S. and NY area; press releases, “ILGWU Begins Negotiations with Outerwear Employers in Northeast,” March 13, and “ILGWU, Sportswear Employers Agree on Contracts for 55,000 Workers in Northeast,” May 30; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes by Mazur
1988
ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
Box 1 Folder 17
Memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott re staff comments at New York Joint Board meeting, January 8, 1988; memo from Parrott re discussions of 35-hour week, January 15, 1988; fact sheet on trends in collective bargaining settlements; draft fact sheet for negotiations between ILGWU and the outerwear industry in the northeast, March 4, 1988; chronology of events in the history of ILGWU (1846-1988), March 3, 1988; standardized form for interim agreements in the event of an impasse, developed by ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny, May 4; model collective bargaining agreement, from Zimny, February 25; remarks by Edgar Romney for opening session of negotiations, March 9; benefit fund fact sheet and cost of living background information, March 1; report of the task force on vacations and holidays, February 1988; Q&A sheet; Local 102 demands for 1988 trucking division; agreement between New York Coat and Suit Association, Inc., and Infants’ Children's & Girl’s Sportswear Association, and New York Coat, Suit, Dress, Rainwear and Allied Workers’ Union Local 89-22-1 (sometimes called the Joint Board) and locals in the New Jersey Region, New England Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, South Jersey Joint Board and New York State District workers covered by the agreement, June 1, 1988; packet of newspaper clippings on contract settlement, with cover memo to communications task force from Susan Cowell, July 15 and April 27, 1988; ILGWU press releases
1987-1988
ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
Box 2 Folder 1
Minutes of meeting of major market strike task force, May 18, 1988; agreement between Allied Underwear Association, Inc., and Intimate Apparel Workers’ Union, ILGWU and Amalgamated Ladies’ Garment Cutters’ Union, Local 10, ILGWU, July 1, 1984 to June 30, 1987; agreement between Intimate Apparel Manufacturers Association and Intimate Apparel Workers’ Union, Local 62-32, ILGWU and Amalgamated Ladies’ Garment Cutters’ Union, Local 10, ILGWU, July 1, 1984, to June 30, 1987; memo to Mazur from Northeast, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Department director Sol Hoffman re benefits issues discussed at staff meeting, December 11, 1987; letter from Hoffman to executive director of Atlantic Apparel Contractors’ Association asking for early start on negotiations, citing desperate mutual problems in the industry, December 14, 1987; terms of clothing settlement, 1987; letter to members of Local 23-25 from manager Edgar Romney, noting upcoming series of meetings to discuss what members want in next contract, December 1987
1987-1990
ILGWU Major Market Negotiations, Communications Task Force
Box 2 Folder 2
Minutes of meeting January 15, 1988; outline of objectives; letters from Mazur to appointees, December 30, 1987; memo to Mazur from exec asst David Melman re preparations for 1991 major market negotiations, listing task forces, including communications, July 27, 1990
1985
ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
Box 2 Folder 3
see also Agreements – Greater Blouse 1985 Collective agreement, New York Skirt and Sportswear Association, 1982-1985; with the National Women's Neckwear and Scarf Association, June 1, 1982-May 31, 1985; demands of Local 91-105, March 18, 1985; agreement between Fashion Apparel Manufacturers Association and the Philadelphia Dress Joint Board; agreement with Associated Garment Industries (Underwear Branch) with the Missouri-Mississippi River Valley District Council and the Texas-Oklahoma District Council, 10/13/82 – 10/15/85; handwritten notes by Mazur
1984-1985
ILGWU Major Market Negotiations, Non-Accessible Allowances
Box 2 Folder 4
Memos to Mazur re New York Dress Joint Board
1985
ILGWU Negotiations, Local 23-25
Box 2 Folder 5
Remarks by Edgar Romney, opening session, collective bargaining with New York Skirt and Sportswear Association and guests Greater Blouse, Skirt and Undergarment Association, April 2, 1985; proposals; memos re contract negotiation; translation of Chinatown press, week of March 4-11, 1985; handwritten notes
1985
ILGWU Negotiations, New England Region
Box 2 Folder 6
List of officers, handwritten notes; list of negotiation meeting dates
1985
ILGWU Negotiations,Locals
Box 2 Folder 7
See also Koret of North America 1985 Demands and proposals of Locals 23-25, 91-105, 132-98, Dressmakers’ Joint Council, NY Skirt and Sportswear Association; memo to Mazur from Muzaffar Chishti re 1982 contract developments, April 30, 1985; financial records; newspaper clippings
1992-1994
ILGWU, Appointment Agendas
Box 2 Folder 8
Daily reminder books for ILGWU president Jay Mazur
1987-1989
ILGWU, Mazur, New York City Managers Meetings
Box 2 Folder 9
Talking points, outline of discussion; handwritten notes by exec asst James Parrott
1987-1991
ILGWU, Mazur, Regional Staff Meetings
Box 2 Folder 10
Opening remarks for AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (IUD) Legislative Conference March 20, 1991; suggestions by exec asst James Parrott for Pennsylvania staff meeting, December 5, 1990; suggestions for Atlanta staff meeting, July 22, 1989; outline of talking points Southeast staff conference, June 6, 1991; handwritten notes by Parrott, November 11, 1987
1995
ILGWU, Mazur Staff
Box 2 Folder 11
Memo re staff changes in president’s office, n.d.; resume of Mazur secretary Rema Sherwood, 1995
1986-1990
ILGWU, census comparison
Box 2 Folder 12
Six-month comparisons of ILWGU membership figures by region/district/local, and percent change
1991
ILGWU, staff payroll records
Box 2 Folder 13
Computer printout of names, annual salaries, local affiliations, week ending 12/31/91
1986-1988
ILGWU, Health and Safety Department
Box 2 Folder 14
Minutes of Occupational Health and Safety Forum (also called Occupational Safety and Health Forum) Meeting, June 7, 1989, with list of attendees, mission statement, accounting statement; paper submitted to forum re drug abuse in the workplace by Chrysler Motors’ director of Occupational Safety and Health Services, April 25, 1989; memo from ILGWU Health & Safety director Betty Plattus asking to distribute information on new OSHA formaldehyde standards to all regional managers; training contract with NYS Dept. of Labor and production agreement with Shop Talk Productions for educational videotape in English, Spanish, and Chinese re fire hazards and musculoskeletal hazards; materials related to mental health and stress in the workforce: “New Options for Reducing Blue-Collar Stress,” by Arthur B. Shostak, professor of psychology, Drexel University, May 1984; brochure, participant list, bibliography for conference, “Workers and Their Mental Health: Strategic Planning for the Next Decade,” Columbia University School of Social Work, April 1986; press releases from U.S. Dept. of Labor re OSHA; memo to Mazur from Plattus re affiliation with Union Health Center, October 1, 1986
1981-1987
ILGWU, Health Services
Box 2 Folder 15
see also ILGWU Benefit Funds 1984-1988 ILGWU Health Services Plan Report to the Board of Trustees, meeting agenda, asset manager’s report (for period ending October 31, 1987); minutes of Board of Trustees meeting for December 11, 1986, asset manager’s report (ending September 30, 1986); agenda for Board of Trustees meeting, December 4, 1984, with director’s report; director’s report for November 1, 1983; minutes of Nov. 30, 1982 trustees meetings; auditor’s reports/financial statements; resolutions by Local 188, re health and safety, equal opportunity for women within union, March 26, 1986; memos re availability of pharmacy services; report of presentations at meeting of Committee for National Health Insurance re statistics on uninsured and underinsured, February 10, 1986; memo re Vision Maintenance Plan, Feb. 3, 1986; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Greater New York description of Health Education Department Worksite Programs re blood pressure screening, CPR training, health workshops, referral services, available publications; AFL-CIO conference invitation re Negotiating for Improved Health Care, Mar. 11, 1986; ILGWU Health Service Plan descriptions; handwritten notes by Mazur
1990-1994
ILGWU, International Relations Department
Box 2 Folder 16
see also FITITVC; see also ITGLWF Letter from ILGWU International Relations Department director Michele Briones to counterpart in Italy re Cygne Designs and subsidiary T.wear S.r.l.; letters in Spanish from Mazur to counterpart in Chile inquiring about identity of buyer for worker-abusing Domsey Trading Company (Brooklyn, NY), August 8, 1990, and contribution to labor organization FITITVC, February 7, 1990
1986
Economic Policy Council, meeting, March 27
Box 11 Folder 1
Correspondence re panel meeting, “U.S. Policy toward the Newly Emerging Industrial Countries”; memo replying to request from Mazur by ILG researcher Herman Starobin, with attached paper, “Export-Led Economic Development for Third-World Countries,” October/November 1985
1986
Economic Policy Council
Box 11 Folder 2
“Work and Family in the United States: A Policy Initiative,” by the Economic Policy Council of UNA-USA, December 1985; memos re release of report, with newspaper clippings; detailed summaries of January 1986 meetings by ILG exec. asst. James Parrott; address by Mazur, “A Labor Perspective on U.S. Policy toward Newly Industrialized Countries,” May 19, 1986; related draft
1990-1995
Economic Policy Institute, annual report, papers/articles
Box 11 Folder 3
See also NAFTA Principal liberal economic policy think tank in the U.S., funded originally by labor unions, later primarily by foundations and corporations. Letter from ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman to Mazur, urging continued support from UNITE, May 22, 1995; Annual Report, 1990; Working Papers: “Good Jobs at Good Wages: The Characteristics of Jobs Created by Lifting Line-of-Business Restrictions in Telecommunications for Baby Bells,” by Jared Bernstein and Lawrence Mishel, November 1993; “Reconsidering the Benefits and Costs of Trade Protection: The Case of Textiles and Apparel,” by Robert E. Scott and Thea M. Lee, April 1991; Briefing Papers: “Still a Debtor Nation: Interpreting the New U.S. International Investment Data,” by Robert A. Blecker, July 1991; “No More Bank Bailouts: A Proposal for Deposit Insurance Reform,” by Jane D’Arista, June 1991; article, “Who’ll Advise the Democrats?” by Paul West (in The International Economy, The Magazine of International Economic Policy May/June 1991)
1990-1992
Economic Policy Institute
Box 11 Folder 4
1989
Economic Policy Institute, reports, Keeping Jobs in Fashion
Box 11 Folder 5
“Keeping Jobs in Fashion: Alternatives to the Euthanasia of the U.S. Apparel Industry,” by Richard Rothstein, with press release and letters from EPI president Jeff Faux to ILGWU research director Herman Starobin responding in detail to his critical comments about report, October 13-19, 1989; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec. Asst. James Parrott outlining Starobin’s objections to the report, November 16, 1989; letter from Mazur to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland re report, December 12, 1989; remarks by Mazur to AFL-CIO Executive Council endorsing report, February 1990; newspaper clippings about report
1988-1989
Economic Policy Institute, reports
Box 11 Folder 6
Memo to Mazur from exec. Asst. James Parrott describing EPI, January 11, 1989, with attached list of research papers, newspaper clippings; “The State of Working America,” by Lawrence Mishel and Jacqueline Simon, 1988; “The Consumer Electronics Industry and the Future of American Manufacturing: How the U.S. Lost the Lead and Why We Must Get Back in the Game,” by Susan Walsh Sanderson, 1989; “Job Displacement and the Rural Worker,” by Michael Podgursky, 1989; briefing paper: “Scapegoating Rent Control: Masking the Causes of Homelessness,” October 1989
1994
Emanuel Weintraub Associates
Box 11 Folder 7
Letter to industry executives, with attached Weintraub Report, re on-time delivery logistics, September 6
1985-1991
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOPs) Study Group
Box 11 Folder 8
Letter to Mazur from attorneys representing employee-initiated company purchases, discussing proposed congressional legislation to eliminate ESOPs, July 7, 1989; attached position paper; memos from the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (IUD) announcing meeting of study group, 1985; newsletters and brochures from the National Center for Employee Ownership, Inc; Newsday article discussing abuse and manipulation of tax advantages of ESOPs as a tool for corporate takeovers, leveraged buyouts; Union Labor Report article discussing ESOPs as positive force for job protection; reprint of scholarly article, “The Sociology of Worker Ownership and Participation,” by Joseph Raphael Blasi, Harvard University (IRRA 37th Annual Proceedings); cartoons depicting owner and employee interpretations of ESOPs; handwritten notes by Mazur
1993-1994
Evolution of Work Committee
Box 11 Folder 9
See also Dunlop Commission Summary discussion of alternative representation models, from AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Donahue to members of the Evolution of Work Committee, February 10, 1994; memos to Mazur from ILGWU assistant president Gus Tyler critiquing alternative forms of representation as weakening industrial democracy, February 8 and March 3, 1994; memo to Mazur from ILGWU assistant legislative director Ann Hoffman, expressing grave concern about each of the models, March 7, 1994; text of committee report, “The New American Workplace: A Labor Perspective”; memo to Mazur from CAF director Carl Proper summarizing “New American Workplace” report, recommending endorsement, February 10, 1994; memo summarizing first meeting of the Dunlop Commission, June 7, 1993; handwritten notes by Mazur
1985-1989
Evolution of Work Committee
Box 11 Folder 10
Meeting reports; report on Canadian representation system, union trends; challenges to U.S. organizing (by Joe Danahy?); summary of speeches on labor-management cooperation, given at Williamsburg conference, with critique to Mazur by Gus Tyler; memo to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell re original intent of committee, i.e., whether to develop an insurance package and offer associate membership, September 25, 1985; memo to Mazur from Cowell discussing concerns of committee members re assumptions endorsing non-union representation models, January 26, 1989; handwritten notes by Mazur
1987-1993
Media: The Forward
Box 11 Folder 11
Article on Jewish voting patterns, with cover letter to Mazur from editor Bernard Bellush December 9, 1986; correspondence re Mazur’s chairing the Trade Union Committee of the Forward’s 90th anniversary event, 1987; draft and final article by Mazur on Dinkins mayoral race, September 24, 1993; article by Mazur, “The Courage of Dinkins,” December 11, 1992; letter to Mazur from Manhattan borough president Ruth Messinger praising his article, December 31, 1992; article criticizing continued Israeli occupation of West Bank, with cover letter by author inviting commentary, January 22, 1988; loan proposal, April 29, 1991, and acknowledgement of repayment, January 23, 1992; list of comp subscribers (?)
1994
Freedom Summer
Box 11 Folder 12
Booklet describing project by Andrew Goodman Foundation, founded by parents of voting rights activist killed in 1964
1986-1991
Fund for an Open Society
Box 11 Folder 13
A nonprofit mortgage fund to reduce housing segregation. Letter to Mazur from fund president nominating new board members, with resumes and copy of filled-in ballot, August 26, 1988; power of attorney form and disclosure questionnaires submitted by Mazur as a director of the fund; record of $5,000 contribution, May 25, 1988; securities offering with cover letters from fund cofounders James Farmer and Morris Milgram, July 23, 1988; minutes of Executive Committee, April 1, 1987, and Board of Directors, March 7, 1987; letters from Spring Garden United Neighbors, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, re “disturbing if not frightening” meeting with fund board members re low- income housing dispute; letter to Mazur offering him position on board replacing retired Sol Chaikin, noting past contributions from ILGWU, expectation of continued financial support, October 14, 1986; proposal that ILGWU invest $1,000,000 in Open mortgage loans, September 29, 1987; article from Shelterforce magazine re penion-financed housing, with cover letter to Mazur, July 15, 1991, July 15, 1991
1993
Future of American Workplace Conference
Box 11 Folder 14
Conference agenda, speaker bios, and summaries of presentations; sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Commerce, July 25-26, 1993; eight pages of handwritten notes by Mazur from conference; newspaper clipping
1989-1995
Garment Industry Development Corp (GIDC), fashions exports, New York
Box 11 Folder 15
Remarks by Mazur at dedication of GIDC training center, October 24, 1989; newsletters, GIDC News; Bobbin special report on exporting by New York manufacturers; article reprints from Women's Wear Daily and Crain’s New York Business; report, “Keeping New York in Fashion for 10 Years,1984-1994”; report, “Keeping New York in Fashion: A Strategic Plan for the Future of the New York Fashion Apparel Industry,” March 1992; clipping from Apparel Industry Magazine, “Keeping New York in Fashion: Blueprint for a Rebound,” re GIDC, May 1992; resumes of applicants for president, including Bruce Herman, schedule of interviews; activity reports, July 7, 1993, May 6, 1994, January 5 and November 1, 1995; printed attitude survey funded by GIDC and Women’s Wear Daily, “A Study of Women’s Apparel Buyers: Attitudes Toward Buying Trips to New York vs. Regional Markets,” 1994; GIDC press release: “Partnerships Will Keep New York in Fashion: Study Shows NYC Fashion Industry Can Grow Under New Garment Industry Strategy of Quick Response Partnerships,” March 31, 1992; memo to Mazur from GIDC director Bruce Herman listing points in response to NYC Deputy Mayor Sullivan’s letter re duplication of services, alternate funding sources, February 22, 1993, with attached February 10 letter from Sullivan, rejecting request for funding increase
1986-1988
GIDC
Box 11 Folder 16
Letters to NYC government officials
1993-1994
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
Box 11 Folder 17
See also Globalization; see also Trade; see also NAFTA Policy paper (probably by ILGWU research director Herman Starobin) re GATT, NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), MFA (Multifiber Arrangement), and other trade issues, May 8, 1990; testimony by Herman Starobin (“HS”) before committee hearing chaired by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D.-MA) re Uruguay Round, November 23, 1994
1993-1995
Geto and de Milly, INC.
Box 11 Folder 18
See also Media Projects 1986-1987 Draft of guide by Geto & de Milly to be sent to media sources, for review by Mazur, listing topics of possible interest for interviews (fashion industry, trade, worker health and safety, etc.), February 10, 1993; interview questions for Mazur for Ruth Jacobs Jewish Home Show, June 10, 1993; analysis by Geto & de Milly of “defection” of Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Democratic Party, with attached article by New York Times
1992
J. Paul Getty Trust
Box 11 Folder 19
Letter to Mazur from trust president and CEO re importance of arts in education, attached remarks, December 8
1989-1993
Globalization
Box 11 Folder 20
See also Speeches – Globalization; see also NAFTA and Speeches – NAFTA; see also World Trade Organization; see also Textile & Apparel Trade Legislation; see also Workers’ Rights and Trade; see also Trilateral Commission 2001; see also General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1993 Comments by ILGWU exec asst Carl Proper on “People-Power: The Global Human Resource Challenge for the ’90s,” by Frank Doyle, former CEO, General Electric; article from The Nation by Jeremy Brecher, “Global Village or Global Pillage?” December 6, 1993
1986
Haiti
Box 11 Folder 21
see also National Coalition for Haitian Refugees 1986; see also National Immigration Forum 1994; see also National Labor Committee – Haiti 1996 Letter from church-affiliated Washington Office on Haiti re government-sponsored abduction of Charlot Jacquelin and Ernest Cadet and other and human rights abuses, October 7, 1986
1994
Health Care
Box 11 Folder 22
Memo from Susan Cowell to ILGWU Health Care Grassroots Task Force tabulating state-by-state responses to survey of members, with messages from individuals urging reform, noting “horror stories”; letters from Mazur to union presidents soliciting financial support for Campaign for Health Security, January 4, 1994; letter to the editor of NY Times from Mazur critiquing editorial on health insurance legislation proposed by Rep. Jim Cooper, comparisons with Clinton plan, January 18, 1994
1993
Health Care
Box 11 Folder 23
1993 AFL-CIO Health Care Campaign overview, talking points, and resource guide, description of importance of talk radio; AFL-CIO talking points, with transcript of speech by Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and attached fact sheet, May 28, 1993; white paper on the politics of health care as a campaign issue, noting Russo bill, problems with “pay or play” insurance; AFL-CIO Campaign Updates on Clinton health care reform, May 17 and June 3, 1993; U.S News & World Report article, “Clinton’s Master Plan,” May 24, 1993; opinion poll report to John Sweeney from Target, Inc., “National Survey on Expectations and Reactions of Middle Class and Working Class Voters on President Clinton’s Health Care Reform – Union Households Report,” May 4, 1993; memo to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell re survey, noting that union households were least likely to support the Clinton plan for fear of losing current good benefits, April 4, 1993; confidential memo to Mazur from Cowell re health care meetings of AFL-CIO policy group, March 20, 1993; memo to Mazur from Cowell re AFL-CIO health care statement, February 12, 1993; statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council on National Health Care Reform, February 16, 1993; flyers in English, Spanish, and Chinese by the Metro New York Mobilization for National Health Insurance, “Special Interests Make Us Sick”; handwritten notes by Mazur
1992
Health Care
Box 11 Folder 24
Memo from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell to ILGWU General Executive Board recommending book by Paul Starr, The Logic of Health Care Reform, with attached excerpt and article from In These Times, December 22, 1992; related correspondence
1991
Health Care, Russo Bill
Box 12 Folder 1
Statement in Support, ILGWU, The Russo Health Care Bill, March 6, 1991; statement of Congressman Marty Russo on the introduction of the Universal Health Care Act of 1991; news release by Russo, “Russo Introduces Comprehensive National Health Care Plan; Numerous Organizations Support Measure,” released March 6, 1991; highlights of the Russo bill; Description of the Russo Universal Health Care Plan; list of organizations in support; flyer by New York City Task Force on National Health for event featuring Rep. Marty Russo (D-Ill.) speaking about his proposal, HR 1300, with attached list of cosponsors of the event, October 21, 1991; press release from ASFME, “Nation’s Largest Health Care Workers Union Supports Congressmen Russo’s ‘SinglePayer’ National Health Care Bill,” March 6, 1991; press releases or letters in support from ACTWU, UAW, American Postal Workers Union, Public Citizen, National Association of Social Workers; letter from UAW expressing concern about a financing provision of the bill, February 28, 1991; statement by Chrysler Corporation expressing qualified support of bill; cover letter from the Health Security Action Council to its Board of Directors, with attached editorial by Joel Cantor and Steven Shroeder, M.D. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president), on failure of cost controls, New England Journal of Medicine, October 10, 1991, and copy of brochure by the Committee for National Health Insurance, “An Innovative Approach to Health Care Cost Containment”;
1989-1994
Health Care
Box 12 Folder 2
See also Committee for National Health Insurance 1984-1991; see also AFL-CIO Health Care Memos from Mazur to ILGWU directors urging support of campaign; letter to Mazur from John Sweeney, chairman, AFL-CIO Health Care Committee, with attached summary of Senate Labor-Finance Working Group Proposal on Health Care Reform, May 23, 1991; memo from Mazur to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland criticizing the Senate Democratic leadership health care proposal as severely inadequate, June 4, 1991; analyses of Senate working group proposal; memo to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow re Policy and Legislation meeting on the Single Payer Health Care Campaign, March 11, 1991; agenda of meeting of AFL-CIO Health Care Committee, with attached fact sheet, February 18, 1991; AFL-CIO statement on health care reform, February 19, 1991; summaries of proposed legislation, S. 1669, “Improvements to the Health America Act of 1991,” by Sens. Paul Simon and Brock Abrams, and H.R. 3205, “Health Insurance and Cost Containment Act of 1991,” by Rep. Dan Rostenkowski; report and recommendations of the AFL-CIO Executive Council Committee on Health Care: The American Single-Payer National Health Care Plan, February 18, 1991; white paper, “The Permanent Replacement of Workers Striking over Health Care Benefits in 1990,” prepared by the AFL-CIO Department of Employee Benefits, June 1991; “Additional Views on Health Care Recommendations of the [1991] Social Security Advisory Council [Commitment to Change: Foundations for Reform],” submitted by John Sweeney and others; Citizen Action report, “The Seven Warning Signs: Health Insurance at Risk,” with cover press release, June 19, 1991; Citizen Action Health Care Alert newsletters, May and June 1991; remarks by AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland to the American Medical Association National Leadership Conference, February 17, 1991; statement on the National Healthcare Insurance Program Act by Jack Sheinkman, president, ACTWU, March 6, 1991; AFL-CIO press releases calling for reform, 1991; National Planning Association newsletter Looking Ahead, with lead article, “Reforming the Nation’s Critically Ill Health Care System,” March 1991; letter to the editor from Warren Greenberg, professor of health economics, George Washington University, “National Health Insurance Benefits Everyone,” February 11, 1991 (New York Times?); letter to Mazur from Coalition of Labor Union Women re campaign to pass veto-proof legislation reversing gag-rule against abortion counseling for low-income women, June 13, 1991; summary of Harris survey of leaders of key stakeholder groups, “Trade-Offs and Choices: Health Policy Options for the 1990’s”; description of proposed New Jersey Universal Health Care Plan, October 10, 1990; congressional resolution recognizing historic significance of the ILGWU Union Health Center, September 26, 1989; letter to Mazur from Douglas Fraser, Committee for National Health Insurance, summarizing attached article from Health Management Quarterly by Dr. Robert Blendon, Harvard School of Public Health, March 2, 1989
1990
High School of Fashion Industries
Box 12 Folder 3
Letter to Mazur from principal, requesting his attendance at the school’s annual fashion show, at which he would receive a humanitarian award, February 28, 1990
1993
Hill, Velma
Box 12 Folder 4
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell expressing concern over conservative positions of newsletter (attached) of New York Coalition of Center Democrats, endorsing Democratic district leader candidates Velma Hill and Ed Rothstein, June 1987
1988
Histadrut Board Meeting, June 8
Box 12 Folder 5
See also National Committee for Labor Israel Proposed resolutions to the National Committee for Labor Israel – Histadrut Board of Directors and National Council, June 8, 1988; report to the board; policy outline for regional offices re reorganization; brochure for Amal network, supporting technical education in Israel; Labor in Israel newsletter, March 1988; Israel 40th anniversary brochure; statement from Histadrut secretary general condemning cycle of violence, extremism, January 26, 1988; resolution adopted by Histadrut Executive Council, expressing concern over recent violence, urging political discussion; statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council condemning both violence by West Bank/Gaza Palestinians and excessive use of force against Israeli Arab civilians, urging greater diplomatic efforts by U.S., February 1988; bylaws, May 1988; newsletters “Backdrop Histadrut,” Friends of Amal, spring 1988, Friends of Mishan, winter 1987
1985-1986
Histadrut--International School
Box 12 Folder 6
Correspondence with Mazur and Chaikin regarding the funding by ILGWU of the Sol C. Chaikin International School in Kiryut Chaim, Israel; floorplans; newsletter Amal, Winter 1985/6
1992
Home Ownership
Box 12 Folder 7
Report re tax policy, “How to Expand Homeownership for More Americans,” reprinted from Challenge, the magazine of economic affairs, March-April 1992
1987
Homeless Clothing Drive
Box 12 Folder 8
Draft statement by Mazur, given to NYC Mayor’s Office for Voluntary Action for press release, noting overwhelming response to ILGWU clothing drive for homeless, February 19, 1987
1993
Homework
Box 12 Folder 9
Typed notes re position of Clinton administration retaining ban on homework, status of illegal operations, January 22, 1993; memo from law firm Shea & Gardner, Washington, D.C., re monitoring of Department of Labor enforcement of Fair Labor Standards Act with respect to homework, January – March, 1993; Washington Post clipping on homework, with cover memo to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow, July 14, 1993; letter from Mazur urgently requesting meeting with Labor Secretary Robert Reich re homework, June 15, 1993; position paper prepared by Shea & Gardner, “Why the Ban on Industrial Homework in the Women’s Apparel Industry Should Remain in Place,” April 28, 1993; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vice president Susan Cowell with attached list of firms certified by Department of Labor after homework ban was lifted, January 16, 1993
1992
Homework
Box 12 Folder 10
Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Employment Standards Administration proposed rule allowing homework in women's apparel industry, July 7, 1992; handwritten notes by Mazur
1989
Homework
Box 12 Folder 11
Two photos of homework in Brooklyn, NY, with cover memo to Mazur (color originals in Kheel photo archive), January 1989; photo of homework in Union City, NJ, n.d. (original in Kheel photo archive); memos to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell and general counsel Max Zimny re talking points for Mazur meeting with Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole, February 15 and 16, 1989; letter to Dole from NYS Commissioner of Labor Thomas Hartnett expressing opposition to lifting ban on homework, January 16, 1989; notice to Mazur from U.S. Department of Labor advising him of department’s intent to hold public hearings to lift ban on homework, with copy of legal notice in Federal Register, published December 30, 1988; Mazur press conference statement denouncing Dole’s move to hold hearings to lift homework ban, March 29, 1989; notice of public hearing in New York; memos to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow updating on activities re hearing, January - February, 1989; correspondence from Mazur with individuals and organizations re testifying; mailing list of organizations contacted; agenda for public hearing, Industrial Homework in the Women’s Apparel Industry, March 8-9, 1989, with attached newspaper clippings; statement by M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly, associate professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University, in Response to Advance Notice of Hearing Respecting Employment of Homeworkers in the Women’s Apparel Industry, March 9, 1989; statement by Mazur at Labor Department hearing to lift ban, March 29, 1989, with questions for review, March 24; transcript of hearing; statements of homeworkers about their experiences; testimony by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan at Labor Department hearing to lift ban, March 29, 1989; statement by Jack Otero, national president of AFL-CIO’s Council for Latin American Advancement, at Labor Department hearing to lift ban, March 15, 1989; statement by Judith Lichtman, president Women’s Legal Defense Fund, at Labor Department hearing to lift ban; industrial homework chronology; fact sheets on homework, describing Department of Labor response under the Reagan administration; press release, “California Democrats Oppose the Legalization of Industrial Homework,” February 23, 1989; press release announcing ILGWU lawsuit against the Labor Department to keep ban on homework, January 5, 1989; correspondence re decision by Judge Gesell to uphold lifting ban by Department of Labor; memo from attorneys Shea & Gardner to Zimny discussing whether to appeal decision, ILGWU v. Dole, December 14, 1989
1989
Homework
Box 12 Folder 12
Yearly account statements by attorneys Shea & Gardner for work on homework issue, 1981-89; letter signed by Mazur and Jack Sheinkman, president, ACTWU, urging Sen. Edward Kennedy, as chair of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, to vote against amendment to minimum wage bill by Sens. Nickels and Armstrong authorizing homework in apparel industries, April 4, 1989; letter to the editor of Wall Street Journal by Mazur, responding to article re homework, January 11,1989; text of Mazur column for Justice, January 1989; newsletter for ILGWU staff, “Memo for Staff” re homework; copy of “Homework: A Return to the Industrial Dark Ages of Sweatshops and No Protections,” reprinted from the AFL-CIO Federationist, August 2, 1986; article in National Journal and other newspaper clippings, handwritten notes by Mazur
1986-1988
ILGWU, International Relations Department
Box 2 Folder 17
see also FITITVC; see also ITGLWF Memo from ILGWU International Relations Department director Michele Briones re meeting of International Rescue Committee re situation in Afghanistan post Soviet defeat, refugee problem, perception of Afghans toward U.S., Nov. 16, 1988; report, “Technological Innovation in Textile and Apparel Industries: Its Impact on Employment and Labor Situation and the Response of Zensen,” by Tsuyoshi Takagi, general secretary, Zensen (Japanese labor organization), September 1988; drafts of resolutions (FITITVC?), “Trade Union & Democracy” and “The International Debt Problem”; copy of the Ditchley Newsletter, Autumn 1988; agenda for meeting to discuss relationship between FITITVC and ITGLWF, August 16, 1988; memo re seminar in Mexico re worker education, Aug. 2, 1988; memo re Canadian affiliation; memos and text of cable message supporting striking textile and garment workers in Mauritius, July 1988; memo re meeting with British Labour Party delegation, May 20, 1988; press release by the American Institute for Free Labor development re Nicaraguan labor unions, Feb. 1988; draft of Mazur speech before South African consulate calling for sanctions against government crackdown on Congress of South African Trade Unions, March 3, 1988; letter to TWARO (Japanese labor organization) updating on organizing activities in Pakistan, Malaysia, Feb. 23, 1988; mailgrams to Chilean president Pinochet condemning arrest of labor activist Manuel Bustos, urging restoration of trade union and human rights, Feb. 17, 1988 and Jan. 15, 1986, with letter to ITGLWF affiliates calling for solidarity activities; letter from Egyptian textile union president asking to send delegation, with cover memo from ILGWU director Briones to Mazur, Feb. 8, 1988; memo from Briones re trip to Panama Women’s Conference, Jan. 13, 1988; invitation to AFL-CIO Conference on International Labor Solidarity, with agenda, Nov. 7, 1986; schedule for visit of general secretary of Nigerian Textile & Garment Workers Union, Jan. 16, 1986; translation of statement to the French press by Force Ouvriere re assistance by U.S. trade unions, Jan. 13, 1986; lists of expenses for department for 1985
1985
ILGWU, International Relations Department
Box 2 Folder 18
Activity reports, November 20 and December 10, 1985; memo to Mazur from Michele Briones re TWARO seminar in Hong Kong, October 17; letter from All Indonesia Workers’ Union re actions taken at second national congress, December 27; newspaper clipping, Women’s Wear Daily, re Mazur, July 27, 1983
1984-1985
ILGWU, Investments
Box 2 Folder 19
1986-1994
ILGWU, Legal Department
Box 2 Folder 20
Memo re new tax rules, March 2, 1988; lobbyist annual report, Jan. 4, 1988; memo re union fees paid by nonmembers; memo re indictment against owner of garment manufacturer, Joseph Lam, for tax fraud and failure to contribute to union benefit fund, June 22, 1987; memo re federal investigation of Teamsters for alleged connections with organized crime, June 15, 1987; letter from general counsel Max Zimny to assistant U.S. attorney disavowing comments by attorney in Leonardi case re abuse of union benefit funds, April 23, 1987; ILGWU press release applauding apprehension and guilty plea by Leonardi, owner of Cinnabar Lane, for concealment of $3.6 million in payments to apparel contractors, February 6, 1987; notice of discrimination complaint filed with NYS Division of Human Rights by union organizer James Patterson, July 25, 1986; transcript of English translation of tape received from French Canadian Gilles Gauthier re internal dispute brought to the Appeals Committee of the General Executive Board, April 23, 1986; memo from ILGWU legal counsel Max Zimny re Chel La Cort case argued before the NLRB re multi-employer bargaining, December 17, 1994, with attached text of decision; memo to Mazur from Skadden, Arps firm representing major women’s clothing manufacturer, asking for information about how best to trace counterfeit clothing, December 14, 1994
1986-1988
ILGWU, Legislative Department
Box 2 Folder 21
See also Textile & Apparel Trade; see also Import Task Force; see also NAFTA; see also Mexico Free Trade Agreement Letters from members of Congress re textile and apparel trade bill and family leave bill; letter to Sen. Kent Conrad from North Dakota AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Myron Yantzer re trade bill, Sept. 12, 1988; memo from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow re visits with five members of the New York congressional delegation re trade bill, with recommendations as to whether to endorse their candidacies, Oct. 1, 1986; agenda for ILGWU legislative conference addressing national health insurance, trade, minimum wage, industrial homework, with congressional speakers, held March 20-21, 1989; memo and announcement of hearings on income-producing activities of nonprofit organizations, including unions, June 22, 1987; handwritten note to Mazur re status of IRS reform bill, possibility of attaching wool tariff bill to it, n.d.
1985-1992
ILGWU, Organization and Field Services
Box 2 Folder 22
“Geographic Distribution of Apparel Employment,” 1950-84; discussion notes re organizing task force recommendations for greater accountability, Aug. 3, 1988; resumes and letters of recommendation for organizing positions; detailed letter to Mazur from warehouse organizing director Ken Dermota re need for better ongoing servicing by business agents once a shop is organized, to prevent decertification, June 22, 1987; monthly reports from Ken Dermota, Sept. and Nov., 1987; draft of picket sign and leaflet in Claire Frocks (division of I. Appel) strike, Thurmond, MD, targeting J.C. Penny stores, May 21, 1987; “Report to the General Executive Board, Task Force on Organizing and New Directions,” March 1987; follow-up memos requiring monthly field reports, April 29, 1987; survey results profiling former ILGWU members (non-retirees) and their interest in associate membership, health plan, October 14, 1985; statistics on apparel and knitting mill employment by state, 1973-86; Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Advisor (LCLAA) newsletter (AFL-CIO) re assisting application for legal residence, n.d.; materials for staff meeting with central states organizers re how to organize a workplace, August 12, 1987; press release re petition to NLRB for ILGWU representation by 1,500 workers at 30 Brooklyn factories, January 18, 1990; list of organizing staff as of July 6, 1992
1984-1987
ILGWU, Organization and Field Services
Box 2 Folder 23
“AFL-CIO Organizing Survey, 1986-87 NLRB Elections”; “Using Health and Safety in Organizing”; testimony by Dept. of Field Services director Joseph Danahy before the General Industry Minimum Wage Board, New York City, November 12, 1985; memos re status of organizing activities at Leaseways Distribution Center, Brea, CA, April 29, 1987; at New Bedford Apparel, MA, April 7, 1987; at Winnipeg Leather in Manitoba, Canada, March 5, 1987; at Haymons wedding gown manufacturer in Union City, NJ, February 25, 1987; at Stepping Stone Mfg. Co., Chester, SC, December 19, 1986; report on an organizing training institute by a Chicago-area Chinese American participant, January 2, 1986; letter from training participant praising experience, August 14, 1987; five-page letter of resignation from organizer Rand Wilson, reviewing status of organizing work among 15 companies in the printed circuitry industry in Nashua and Lowell, MA, December 11, 1987; letter from International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers re discontinuation of organizing activities at Union Underwear in Campbellsville, Kentucky, October 30, 1987; letter from National Labor Relations Board to AGF Sportswear and Liberty House Trading, New York, re posting notice, October 21, 1987; memo re Calvin Klein Company’s new warehouse in Wayne, NJ, plans for second one in Mahwah, November 6, 1986; memo proposing salary increases for organizers, June 11, 1986; list of organizers, dates of hire, and salaries as of June 10, 1987; notes by Mazur for National Organization Director’s Meeting, Unity House, June 24, 1984; memo from Joe Danahy re COHOP merger with “Dues File,” May 30, 1984; memo from Milton Spitz re dues status of several locals, January 14, 1985
1986-1988
ILGWU, Organization Task Force
Box 2 Folder 24
Memos from Mazur re purpose for appointing new task force on organizing, July 9, 1986; list of subcommittees; minutes of the Subcommittee on Organizing Methods (recorded by Gus Tyler), July 16, 1986; memo re full task force meeting for January 22, 1987, with reports of the Changing Structure, Organizing Methods, and New Directions subcommittees, January 16, 1987; Report to the General Executive Board: Task Force on Organization and New Directions, March 1987; follow-up memo to report from Mazur, April 14, 1987; confidential memo from VP Susan Cowell re concerns over memo by organizer Ken Dermota’s criticism of business agents, July 1, 1987;
1985-1988
ILGWU, Metro Organizing Department
Box 2 Folder 25
Proposal for New York City Metro Organizing Department, May 16, 1987; meeting minutes, July 9, 1986; revised outlines of department, July 23 and August 10, 1987; agenda and notes for remarks at Metro Organizing Conference, August 14, 1987
1986-1994
ILGWU, Political Department, Campaign Committee, contributions from affiliates
Box 2 Folder 26
Lists of contributions by locals to campaign fund supporting candidates for Senate, House, and state and local public office; lists of campaign committee collections, 1994 compared to 1993
1986-1987
Real Estate
Box 2 Folder 27
See also ILGWU Unity House Letter of inquiry to Mazur from developer Landmark Associates re purchasing the Roundabout Theatre building, 44 Union Square, NYC, August 23, 1988; letter to Mazur from Roundabout Theatre Company thanking him for agreeing to extend their lease another year, August 17, 1989; letter from anonymous developer offering rental space at Suite #2349, 175 Fifth Avenue, April 23, 1987; letter to Mazur from Andover Realty describing potential lease/buyer for property at 218 West 40 St., NY, July 9, 1986; letter to Mazur from Fund for an Open Society re provision of short-term office space to prepare for a convocation, January 31, 1986; letter to Mazur from Assemblymember Deborah Glick, expressing concern re alleged harassment at ILGWU building at 275 Seventh Ave. of tenants AIDS Resource Center and Councilman Tom Duane by another tenant, Lanier Worldwide, asking for ILGWU to look into the matter, April 2, 1992; letter from Huberth & Peters, Inc., noting continuing interest in the purchase of 1710 Broadway in spite of it being not for sale, July 29, 1986
1995
ILGWU, Retiree Services Department, Early Retiree Campaign (Health Care)
Box 2 Folder 28
Survey results and discussion re health care coverage for early retirees, need to lobby Congress
1985-1988
ILGWU, Retiree Services Department
Box 2 Folder 29
List of top pension benefits and recipients as of Nov. 1, 1988; letter from actuary Martin E. Segal Company re potential benefit improvements of staff retiree fund, Sept. 8, 1988; article by associate director Judith Wineman, “Age Issues in the Workplace: A Labor Perspective,” with cover memo from Wineman to Mazur, February 10, 1988; article by Wineman and Judith True, “Caregiving and Retirement Planning: A New Partnership,” in Compensation & Benefits Management, summer 1989; correspondence with retiree clubs for appearances at events; letter from retired employee of Ishpeming, Mich., H.W. Gossard Co., closed in 1976, complaining of poor stewardship of retirement fund, Aug. 1987; memo re NYS-funded prescription drug plan for retirees, March 5, 1987; letter from Massachusetts Senior Action Council, affiliate of the National Council of Senior Citizens, urging support for a mailing solicitation for new members, February 13, 1987; Activities Report of Retiree Services Dept., January 22, 1987; request by Retiree Services Dept. to Mazur to give the department observer status at General Executive Board, National Retirement Fund, Health Service Plan, and other committee meetings, Dec. 22, 1986; memo to Mazur from associate director Judith Wineman re invitation that Wineman join board of International Society of Preretirement Planners, with OK from Mazur, Nov. 12, 1986; schedule of contributions from ILGWU retired members, by local/region, 8/1 – 10/31/86; memo from department to Mazur re endorsing boycott of TWA by Independent Federation of Flight Attendants, Sept. 8, 1986; letters from Mazur to retirees re campaign to regulate imports; minutes of General Executive Board Committee for Retiree Services, June 6, 1985
1978-1995
ILGWU. Unity House
Box 3 Folder 1
Recommendations of Subcommittee on Unity House, re decline in utilization due to decline in membership and change in composition of membership, March 16, 1978; luncheon menu, June 4, 1989; ILGWU Real Estate Committee meeting minutes, August 4, 1988, and February 28, 1989; list of developers as potential buyers, n.d.; confidential correspondence with attorneys Arnold & Porter and consultant ENVIRON re groundwater pollution problem, 1990; article about history of Unity House, “A Workers’ Shangri-La,” c. 1995; letters from Mazur to retiree leaders and other members re closing of Unity House, 1988-1990; draft and printed column in Justice re closing, February 1990; financial statement for Unity House outstanding mortgage bonds and loans, March 10, 1986; solicitation for donation to Pocono Hospital by Unity House, April 17, 1986
1985-1991
ILGWU, Unity House, Arnold and Porter/APCO
Box 3 Folder 2
Letter from Arnold & Porter re “golf course idea” for disposal of Unity House, May 1991; minutes, ILGWU Real Estate Meeting, March 30, 1988, and February 28, 1989; proposals from consultants APCO Associates and MPC & Associates (affiliated with APCO), detailing recommendations for developing various ILGWU properties; invoice from APCO; memo from ILGWU general secretary-treasurer Irwin Solomon to Mazur recommending what to do with several ILGWU properties, recommending against doing another expensive study, July 31,1986
1987-1994
ILGWU, Unity House, Muss Development Company
Box 3 Folder 3
Correspondence with Arnold & Porter re litigation over Unity House (Pike County Hotels Corp. v Muss Development Co, and Joshua L. Muss), dispute over litigation fees; proposed agreements; handwritten notes by Mazur; ILGWU Real Estate Meeting minutes December 22 and September 23, 1987; newspaper clippings as part of marketing materials for Muss
1987-1994
ILGWU, Unity House, Muss Development Company
Box 3 Folder 4
1986-1994
ILGWU, Unity House, Davis R. Chant Realtors
Box 3 Folder 5
Correspondence re sale of Unity House; marketing material re realtor DRC Group
1985-1986
ILGWU, Vacation/Holiday Pay Task Force
Box 3 Folder 6
Memos to Mazur/Chaikin: Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on Holiday Pay, March 21, 1985; memo re Holiday Pay Task Force, November 24, 1986
1986-1988
ILGWU, Welfare Funds Control Department (Donald Fischer)
Box 3 Folder 7
Agenda of Board of Trustees meeting of the Puerto Rican Health & Welfare Fund, April 30, 1988, with minutes of meeting of April 25, 1987, and Financial Statements at December 21, 1987; description of funds; memos re pursuing accounts receivable, need to increase auditing staff; subpoena from U.S. District Court to turn over information re Robyn Scott Fashions and Lim Shun Fashions, with cover memo to Mazur, Feb. 24, 1987; printout of liquidated damages accounts receivables report, August 4, 1986
1986-1989
ILGWU, Local 10
Box 3 Folder 8
Background for Local 10 meeting, with fact cards about membership as of May 12, 1988 (percent cutters vs markers and graders, percent working inside shops vs contractors, average pay, utilization of health services and other benefits, etc); Report of the Amalgamated Ladies’ Garment Cutters’ Union Local 10 to the June 20, 1988, Meeting of the General Executive Board; Proposals of Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association, Inc., March 16, 1988 (40-hour work week, new wage structure, etc.); union proposals; description of status of ILGWU Health Services Plan 1986 vs 1987; Health Services Plan Fact Sheet; Wage and Price Developments under 1985-88 Industry Agreement, January 7, 1988; outline of remarks for staff meeting (Mazur?) preparing for 1988 contract negotiations; letter to Israel Mechlowicz, manager, Local 10, from employees of Metzger Group, asking about the company and union actions, February 16, 1987; urgent letter from Mazur to Mechlowicz requesting meeting re impending lift on ban against industrial homework, August 1, 1986; letter from Mechlowicz to members re special meeting to vote on dues increase, August 29, 1986; copy of President’s Column re 1988 outerwear talks; handwritten notes by Mazur
1986-1988
ILGWU, Local 23-25
Box 3 Folder 9
See also ILGWU – Negotiations – Local 23-25 1985; see also ILGWU Major Market Negotiations 1994; see also Chinatown Letter from Mazur to Edgar Romney, manager of Local 23-25, with handwritten note thanking local for “great,” “outstanding” contribution to 1988 campaign committee, December 28, 1988; letter to Mazur listing ACTWU jobbers giving work to Chinatown contractors, November 7, 1988; copies of checks, vouchers, and invoices; letter from Edgar Romney to members re status of negotiations, calling management proposals “outrageous,” April 18, 1988; meeting notices for Major Market Negotiations Strike Task Force and Metro Organizing Committee, May 6, 1988; letter to Mazur from Edgar Romney re major conflicts with the A. Philip Randolph Institute about the executive composition of the newly established Bayard Rustin Fund; correspondence between Edgar Romney and the president of Carmelton Sportswear, Inc., re intention to outsource one-third of production to non-union shops in order to keep prices competitive and retain Sears as a client, September 23 and October 31, 1987; memo re free pre-natal health education available from the March of Dimes, based on program started by Local 23-25, August 18, 1987; Complaint of Blouse, Skirt and Sportswear Workers Union, Local 23-25, against American Thunder Ltd. For failing to pay into benefit funds, March 23, 1987; letter to Mazur from Romney re non-union jobber Walnut Sportswear, relationship with ACTWU, and agreement reached, March 11, 1987; subpoena to Local 23-25 for information about business agents from 1982 through 1986; legal brief against jobber Cinnabar Lane (Armand Leonardi) charging failure to make payments to Local 23-25 benefit fund, creation of shell corporations to defraud union, February 5, 1987; press release re guilty plea by Leonardi, industry-wide investigation into tax and labor violations of NYC garment manufacturers; letter from Gus Tyler commending member of Local 23-25 for union-building children’s event, January 5, 1987; urgent letter from Mazur to Romney requesting meeting re impending lift on ban against industrial homework, August 1, 1986; letter to Mazur from Romney requesting $250 contribution to candidate for Civil Court Judge, August 4, 1986; letter to Mazur from member of 23-25 congratulating him on promotion to presidency of the union, noting that he designed a banner in honor of the occasion for Chinatown English class; letter to ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny from attorney re questions to be discussed at meeting with Justice Department Antitrust Division lawyer re various provisions of union-employer agreements with contractors and jobbers, June 16, 1986; report to Romney from director of the Management Engineering Department re inspection of floor set-up of L.C. Garment Manufacturing, May 8, 1986; letter from the deputy inspector general of the U.S. Department of Labor to the editor of Centre Daily News correcting misquote implying that ILGWU was guilty of bribery, with cover letter to ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny, and cover letter from Zimny to Edgar Romney noting plan to demand retraction, February 3, 1986; press release to Chinatown press from Local 23-25 denying accusations by owner of Graceful Sportswear, asserting that union staff were attacked by owner, February 6, 1986; correspondence between ILGWU president Sol Chaikin, Edgar Romney, the executive vice president of Inter Pacific Tours International, and a retired member of Local 22 re member’s dissatisfaction with local’s tour of China, January-February 1986; memorandum of agreement between Local 10, Local 23-25, and the National Association of Blouse Manufacturers, with cover letter from ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny to Edgar Romney, January 28, 1986; letter to Chaikin from Edgar Romney re hardship caused by sharp cuts in benefit funds, need to restore some, noting improved financial situation, with attached financial statement, January 22, 1986; financial statement, comparing 1985 with 1983; special event permit application, City of New York Parks & Recreation for concert/picnic in Chinatown, July 27, 1986
1972-1983
ILGWU, Local 23-25
Box 3 Folder 10
Collective agreement, June 1, 1979 to May 31, 1982, National Association of Blouse Manufacturers, Inc., with the Blouse, Skirt, and Sportswear Workers’ Union, Local 23-25, ILGWU, and Amalgamated Ladies’ Garment Cutters’ Union Local 10, ILGWU; collective agreement, New York Skirt and Sportswear Association, Inc., with ILGWU and Amalgamated Ladies’ Garment Cutters’ Union Local 10, ILGWU, and Blouse, Skirt and Sportswear Workers’ Union Local 23-25, ILGWU, 1979-1982; letter to Mazur re problems with laboratory services at the Chinatown Health Clinic, April 25, 1979; flyers for Garment Center Rally, featuring vice president Hubert H. Humphrey, ILGWU president Louis Stulberg, and “stars of TV & Hollywood,” Oct. 30, 1968; poster for rally; flyer for Garment Center rally, featuring Sen. George McGovern and Sen. Edward Kennedy, November 1; copy of photo of 1972 rally (original in Kheel Center photo archives); flyer for Carter-Mondale, in Chinese and English; New York Post newspaper clipping about impending decline, “Garment Center, N.Y.” November 18, 1974; report to the G.E.B. (General Executive Board) Meeting, December 15, 1977, by Jay Mazur, manager, Local 23-25; letter to the editor (of unnamed newspaper) from Mazur criticizing “irresponsible attack” on Local 23-25 by Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), March 2, 1983; articles from United Journal, World Journal, and China Post, July-August 1982
ILGWU, Local 23-25, Education program
Box 3 Folder 11
See also Labor Movement Local 23 Report on Education Program, January 1959 to December 1961; related materials
1962-1972
ILGWU, Local 23-25, Garment Center Rally
Box 3 Folder 12
List of staff for 1968 rally; copies of Justice, November 15, 1972; Local 23-25 News, January 1964
1986
ILGWU, Local 341 (New England)
Box 3 Folder 13
Letter to Mazur from member at Concord Manufacturing, Morrisville, VT, re problems with district manager and business agent, perception that union is for the company, August 4, 1986
1986-1988
ILGWU, Midwest Region
Box 3 Folder 14
Letter from several members of Local 188 in Milwaukee asking Mazur to look into failure to elect the manager of the district council, with letter from Mazur to Lou Montenegro, director of the Midwest region, October 27 and November 9, 1988; letter from Mazur to Montenegro, noting resignation of assistant regional director, September 2, 1988; company profile of Wicker Park L.P., Chicago (Prattville Apparel/Smoler Bros.), notes for meeting with Lou Montenegro and Nick Bonanno, July 14, 1988; memo to Mazur from Montenegro re Henry Lee Mfg. Co., Chicago, litigation, with attached memo from attorneys, January 15, 1988; copy of check with thank-you letter to Mazur from Montenegro for financial support of Midwest Region’s School for Workers Seminar at the University of Illinois, January 4, 1988; letter from Montenegro to Junior House Mfg. Co. asking for meeting, November 17, 1987; letter to ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow from Montenegro asking for contribution to fundraiser for congressman Lane Evans, November 5, 1987; letter from Montenegro to ILGWU general auditor asking for reinstatement of Midwest District Council #2, with attached letter from district manager, September 28, 1987; letter to Mazur from Montenegro re organizing campaign of Hispanic workers at Advanced Engineering Corp., unfair labor practices filing, strike fund support, July 10, 1987; petitions for charter by workers at Monterey Knitting Mills in Janesville, WI, to both ILGWU and ACTWU, with cover letter to Mazur from Montenegro recommending assigning the same local number as ACTWU assigns, June 25, 1987; memo from Montenegro re proposed salary increases for staff in Immigration Program, noting the program supervisor’s salary should be at least as much as the man she supervises, May 1987; letter to Mazur from Montenegro re staff appointment of organizer, with attached resume, April 10, 1987; letter to Mazur from Montenegro noting reluctance to accept position as Chicago mayor Harold Washington’s labor committee chairman on his re-election campaign because another contribution would be expected from the union, pressure to eventually accept because of “explosive” racial situation, request for $5,000, December 11, 1986; letter from Montenegro asking for additional $2,500 campaign contribution to re-elect Washington, March 10, 1987; press release, Statement by Lou Montenegro, Chairman of Labor Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Washington, November 20, 1986; letter to Montenegro, copied to Mazur, from member of Local 444, employed by Columbus Sportswear, noting problems with union business agent, November 24, 1986; correspondence between Mazur, Montenegro, exec. Asst Susan Cowell, and a member of Local 499 who quit Prattville Apparel (Herrin, IL) after 20 years over a proposed contract clause and filed a grievance seeking reinstatement, September-October 1986; memo re public liability insurance, July 25, 1986; newspaper clippings
1983-1984
ILGWU, NY Joint Board/Dress Joint Board
Box 3 Folder 15
Financial statement, November 15, 1983; audit records of hand-knit jobbers, August 1, 1983; list of Joint Board officers, salaries, ages, dates of hire; correspondence from organizer Joe Danahy re activities of firms within Joint Board purview, August 31, 1983; resolution dissolving the Joint Board and reconstituting it into Local 1- 35, renamed Local 89-22-1, c. September 1984; memo to Mazur from Arthur Silverstein re non-assessable allowances, August 15, 1984
1986-1988
ILGWU, Northeast, Western Pennsylvania, and Ohio Department
Box 3 Folder 16
Anonymous letter to Mazur from members noting problems with union business agent, November 14, 1988; memo to Mazur summarizing issues discussed at staff meeting of department, such as going from a 35 to a 40 hour week, benefits, etc., December 11, 1987; appeal from decision on welfare benefits (involuntary separation, shop closed), June 30, 1987; newspaper clipping from Scranton Times re working poor, older female ex-factory worker, with cover letter to Mazur from district director Sol Hoffman, April 14, 1987; request for purchase of tickets to a Luzerne County Democratic fundraiser, February 11, 1987; letter to ILGWU secretary treasurer Irwin Solomon from Local 111 president and other officers in Allentown, PA, endorsing the appointment of assistant manager to manager, noting good rapport with both workers and employers, November 6, 1986, forwarded to Mazur; official complaint forms from members of Shamokin-Sunbury District Council, Locals 185- 306, working at Model Garment (Frackville, PA) on non-union contracted work, re insufficient pay for complexity of garments, piece work vs time pay, with responses from management and time studies, cover letter to Sol Hoffman from district manager Thomas Mathews, about whom some complaints were made, with point-by-point response to petition (attached) sent by workers to Mazur, September 5, 1986; photocopies of photos (originals held in Kheel photo archives) of large American flag hand-sewn by the president of the Shamokin-Sunbury-Pottsville District Council, with Mazur and other members, marching on U.S. Capitol in demonstration against imports, August 6, 1986; letter to Mazur from Sol Hoffman re need to consolidate district offices in view of declining membership, July 23, 1986; memo to Mazur from Solomon suggesting cost-cutting measures, staff reduction, March 18, 1986; letter to Sol Chaikin as president of ILGWU from district manager Thomas Mathews responding to anonymous letters (attached) to Chaikin from members re Alma Dress Company and Christina Dress Company, both in Shenandoah, which closed down and reopened as non-union shops, January 31, 1986; report on problem of union shops closing and reopening as non-union shops in the Northeast department, including Katos Sportswear and Berks Franklin in Kutztown, PA; Lynden Mfg., Coopersburgh, PA; P.&F., Bath, PA; Pan Sportswear, Weisport, PA; Zukin Fashions, Allentown, PA; MIB, Benneville, PA; Tiempo Fashions, Lewistown, PA; Sew and Sew, Waymart, PA; Windsor Casuals, TJRM, and G&J Fabrics in Minersville, PA; Marvin Reichman’s Shops, and many others, n.d.; confidential memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst Susan Cowell re his remarks to staff at upcoming Philadelphia meeting: “be upbeat,” n.d.; handwritten outline of remarks to staff, by Mazur
1987-1991
ILGWU, Pacific Northwest District Council
Box 3 Folder 17
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU Pacific Northwest District Council manager Katie Quan expressing concern about plans for combining all Asians into one category in 1990 census, dated January 5, 1987 (stamped received January 8, 1988); newspaper clipping from Bay News, February 8, 1988, re harassment of Asians in Brooklyn, with cover note to Mazur from Quan
1993
Puerto Rico District Council-section 936
Box 3 Folder 18
Financial statements; ILGWU statement supporting reform of Section 936, a regulation adopted 70 years earlier, providing income tax exemption to domestic corporations operating in U.S. possessions, primarily Puerto Rico, now being abused, June 28, 1993; statement by ACTWU supporting 936 reform, March 8, 1993; statement by Jack Sheinkman, president, ACTWU on the Administration's Tax Proposal Regarding Section 936 of the Internal Revenue Code, to the Committee on Finance of the U.S. Senate, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Chairman, May 13, 1993, with cover letter to Moynihan from Sheinkman, May 12; letter to Moynihan from Mazur re 936, June 14, 1993
1993-1994
Puerto Rico District Council
Box 3 Folder 19
Memo to Mazur re “critical situation” of apparel industry in Puerto Rico, particularly re firms moving to the Dominican Republic, December 23, 1993; letter notifying of pending termination of Health & Welfare Fund agreement with Ryder Memorial Hospital, October 19, 1994; testimony by ILGWU organizing director before the Labor, Veterans and Human Resources Commission of the Puerto Rico Senate re plant closings, April 25, 1994; statement of Efraim Ortiz re internal union management problem with Jose Torres, April 5, 1994; decision of complaint against Torres, dismissing sexual harassment and sex discrimination charges, decided by Irwin Solomon, ILGWU secretary-treasurer, March 1994; letters re other infighting, January 13, 1994; memo re organizing efforts at Barranquitas Knitting Mills, August 10, 1993; related report on activities, with booklet in Spanish, October 21, 1993; organizing report to General Executive Board Special Organizing Committee, September 15, 1993;
1989-1992
Puerto Rico District Council
Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence; demands of Local 600 ILGWU to the Puerto Rican Corset & Brassiere Association, November 1991; settlement agreement with S. Klein of Puerto Rico, Inc., for failure to make payments to health and welfare fund, July 1991; report on trip to Dominican Republic, April 17, 1990; memo to Mazur re apparel companies under contract in Puerto Rico and the mainland, June 28, 1990; decision by appeals court in Ines Torres-Matos v. St. Lawrence Garment Co., Inc., upholding dismissal of lawsuit against the union, April 25, 1990; text of speech by regional director Jose Torres to fifth annual banquet of Puerto Rican Congress in New Jersey, April 30, 1990; biography of regional director Clifford Depin, April 25, 1989; speech by Mazur at Clifford Depin’s retirement party, June 16, 1989
1986-1988
ILGWU, Puerto Rico District Council
Box 4 Folder 2
Letter to Mazur from Cliff Depin, regional director of Puerto Rico, re preparations for negotiations with the Corset & Brassiere Association, October 18, 1988; letters to Mazur from Depin about the necessity of severing relationship with Dr. Echegaray for medical services in the Ponce area, October 14 and November 1, 1988; letter to Depin from administrators of Puerto Rican Health & Welfare Fund re Echegaray issue, October 27, 1988; letter from Mazur to HUD representative re ILGWU sponsorship of public housing for union retirees in Puerto Rico funded under the National Housing Act, August 18, 1988; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin re organizing efforts, training of organizers, increase in rates from Lilly Kids, July 30, 1987; letter from Mazur responding to letter of support for Depin from the president of Puerto Rico District Council, with original letter in Spanish with English translation, and signatures of several members, August 11, 1988; letter to Mazur from Depin giving background for expression of support, anonymous accusations, opposition to assistant director as apparent successor, July 12, 1988; letter from assistant regional director Jose Torres to Sen. Orrin Hatch re anti-minimum wage response to letter from Torres in support of raising the minimum wage. May 18, 1988; letter to Mazur from assistant director Torres re anti-union tactics of Japanese-owned Wacoal General Fashions (Corozal, Puerto Rico), where low-key organizing efforts were being undertaken, July 5, 1988; letter to Mazur from Depin re wage dispute with Tejidos de Coamo, with attached letter to arbitrator and list of workers affected by mass layoff, August 17, 1988; handwritten letter to Mazur from Jose Torres thanking him for appointment as assistant regional director, noting adverse publicity received prior to appointment, December 15, 1987; handwritten letter to Mazur from Depin re closing of St. Lawrence Garment, Pantimatic, owned by Isaac Zacharias, plan to go before arbitrator, unhappiness of workers over union’s failure to obtain severance pay, with attached company profile, noting major clients JC Penney, Sears, and Kmart, loss of hundreds of jobs, likelihood that Zacharias would reopen as non-union shop, December 15, 1987; letter to ILGWU secretary treasurer Irwin Solomon re staff attrition, July 30, 1987; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin re supporting documentation for federal minimum wage for Puerto Rico, with attached newspaper clipping from San Juan Star, August 20, 1987; handwritten notes re Lilly Kids, formerly Animal Crackers, list of company demands for give-backs, May 1, 1987; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin listing vacation benefit distribution, December 15, 1986; letter to Irwin Solomon from Depin asking for funds to equip the Alturas de San Juan housing project, November 13, 1986; report to the General Executive Board, October 7, 1987; letter to Despin, copied to Mazur, from the editor of Justicia, protesting the lack of photographs of the Puerto Rican delegation at the 39th convention, July 1, 1986; copy of check from Puerto Rico District Council to ILGWU for Statue of Liberty fund, March 31, 1986; note to Mazur from Depin re assistance being given to the United Industrial Workers to organize tuna workers, with attached letter from U.I.W. representative thanking Depin for help, March 31, 1986; briefing letter to Mazur from Depin re agenda for dedication ceremony for low-income member (retiree?) housing project, suggested talking points for speech, March 18, 1986; handwritten notes by Mazur for speech in Puerto Rico; letter to ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny from Depin re reduction of workers at Bali facility, with attached memo re meeting with company officials, noting client Kmart is having the same styles made in China, March 10, 1986; letter from Depin to company attorney re violation of collective bargaining agreement by Exquisite Form Industries by performing work in Mexico when the Puerto Rico facility was not fully employed from 1983 to 1985, noting claim of one million dollars, March 13, 1986; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin discussing Jose Torres as choice for assistant, with typed transcript, March 13, 1986; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin re success of event with congressman Charles Rangel, February 24, 1986; correspondence between Mazur and Depin re Depin’s nomination to the Executive Committee of the Inter-American Textile Garment and Leather Workers Federation (FITITVC), February 1986; letter from Depin to Mazur and Sol Chaikin re trustee’s meeting scheduled for April 1986, noting likely speaking opportunity at housing dedication event, January 31, 1986; handwritten draft of speech by Mazur
1986-1988
ILGWU, Western States Region
Box 4 Folder 3
Letter to Mazur from regional director Steve Nutter re organizing victory at Realite Optical/Younger Mfg, with attached NLRB tally of ballots, December 22, 1988; letter to Mazur from Nutter re close election victory at Sawyer of Napa, Inc., challenged ballots, with attached NLRB tally of ballots, December 12, 1988; report to Mazur on Southwest District Council re financial status, November 17, 1988; letter to Mazur from Nutter re Far West (water bed manufacturer) strike benefits and food allowance, notes union won, asks for financial support from International, with attached financial statement and NLRB certification, November 7, 1988; letter to Mazur asking to add an organizer to payroll for Pick Your Part campaign, involving 90 workers in a wrecking yard, going well, October 3, 1988; memo from Nutter re visit by South African labor delegation, September 22, 1988; letter to Mazur from Nutter re victory at Far West, possible plans to close down, with attached NLRB tally of ballots and letter to company from Nutter, September 19, 1988; letter from Nutter to presidential candidate Michael Dukakis describing anti-union activities by Dukakis supporter, owner of Somma Mattress Co., July 81, 1988; memo to Mazur from Joe Danahy re successful organizing campaign at Mutual Industries (Los Angeles, CA), successful conclusion of contract at Young on Headwear Corp. (Winslow, AZ), June 15, 1988; draft statement by the Coalition for Human Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) opposing employer sanctions for hiring illegal aliens, with cover letter to Mazur from Nutter analyzing how ILG should vote on issue, May 17, 1988; remarks read at the memorial service of Isidore Stenzor, giving a history of cloakmakers as founders of the ILGWU, March 29, 1988; memo to Mazur from Nutter re structure and staffing responsibilities of Western States Region Organizing Department, January 19, 1988; letter of resignation from member Edgar Zayas, noting move to Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union local 11, January 5, 1988; letter from Nutter to Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony thanking him for support on minimum wage issue, December 24, 1987; discussion paper, “H-2 Visas and the Urban Bracero Threat,” refuting claim of labor shortage, noting thousands of garment workers on unemployment in California, with newspaper clipping from California Apparel News, November 6-12, 1987, outlining industry arguments against the minimum wage; letter to Mazur from Nutter summarizing conversation with Dept. of Labor re H-2 Urban Bracero program, implications for Los Angeles and national garment industries, September 18, 1987; Final Offer of City of Hope National Medical Center, Research Institute, and National Office, to Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 30, AFL-CIO, May 10, 1987, with amendment, August 31, 1987, and Informal Non-Binding Arbitration Fact Finding Recommendation, July 16, 1987, with cover letter to Nutter from OPEIU Local 30 general counsel, December 14, 1987; letter to Mazur from Nutter re attached invitation, signed by Cesar Chavez, to United Farm Workers 25th anniversary event, May 19, 1997; memos to Mazur from Nutter re staffing appointments, promotions, and salary increases, May 1987
1985-1998
ILGWU, Canada, Ontario District (Toronto)
Box 4 Folder 4
Financial statement, Ontario Cloakmakers, Dress and Sportswear District Council, for the year ended December 31, 1988; invoices and expense reports; correspondence re name change from Toronto Cloakmakers, Dress and Sportswear Union, May 1987; profile of business manager Herman Stewart in Our Times, March 1987; Globe and Mail newspaper clipping re contested election for business manager between Stewart and Tom Abrahams, n.d.; letter from district council to Gerald Roy, Canadian Director, expressing disappointment at his failure to attend meeting, opposition to appointment of Canadian organizing director because of lack of funds, December 5, 1986; memorandum of agreement between the Toronto Cloak Manufacturers’ Association and the Toronto District Council, with cover letter to Mazur from Stewart noting tentative agreement with Phil Carry Sportswear, September 26, 1986; letter to Mazur from Stewart on status of negotiations, specific demands, with attached 1984 agreement between Toronto Cloak Manufacturers and union, July 29, 1986; letter to Mazur from manager William Villano re hours of work at various plants, January 27, 1986; report on ILGWU Training Institute for organizers, December 22, 1985; memo to Mazur from Theodore Bernstein re retirement benefits for union’s Toronto clericals, December 26, 1985; handwritten notes by Mazur re benefits, census; financial statements, 1983-85; letter from Mazur to Alexandra Dagg, manager, Ontario Cloak Dress Sportswear District Council, remarking on her “bizarre and self-serving” letter re merger with ACTWU, April 3, 1995; related correspondence; letter from Mazur to Dagg and Celestino Ciampanelli, president, Quebec Joint Council, re conference call in violation of UNITE constitution, October 26, 1998
1986-1988
ILGWU, Canada, Western Canada Region District Council
Box 4 Folder 5
List of Nygard ILGWU shops in Winnipeg, March 22, 1993; letter from Winnipeg Local 286 co-manager Phyllis Webb to Canadian director Gerald Roy re co-manager Leslie Spillett’s violent opposition to resolution calling for one manager, December 2, 1988; letter to Roy from Spillett with attached resolutions re dues, establishment of newsletter, payment for meeting attendance, December 15, 1988; memo re Tan Jay Inkster/McDermot contract and others, removal of definition of part-time employee, disqualification from bargaining unit, December 15, 1988; auditor’s financial statements re income and losses for Western Canadian Region District Council, subsidies to Canadian affiliates, November 9-10, 1987; letter to Mazur from Spillett re arrears owed to ILGWU by district council, January 12, 1987; financial statements and auditor’s report, Western Canadian Region Consolidated Health & Welfare Fund, for the year ended December 31, 1986; letter to Mazur from Roy re accusations by Spillett against Winnipeg member Joy Santos, August 17, 1987; letter from Manitoba Labour Board exonerating Santos, November 4, 1987; formal letter of complaint to the president of the district council against Spillett for Santos matter by members of Local 288, October 8, 1987; letter of resignation by Marlene Hill as manager of Vancouver and Edmonton locals 287 and 568, with cover letter to Mazur from Roy, August 29, 1986, and May 12, 1986, noting co-manager arrangement has not worked; ten-page letter to Mazur from Roy re organization of Western Canadian Region, constant confrontation between Spillett (Winnipeg) and Hill (Vancouver), fiscal instability, status of benefit plans, need for drastic action, August 27, 1986; letter to Roy from Vancouver/Edmonton manager Marlene Hill recommending ethnically diverse organizing teams, discussing difficulty recruiting organizers from Asian membership (language barrier, cultural perception of role of women), August 18, 1986; proposal for dental, extended health and weekly indemnity benefits, July 2, 1986; draft of booklet from actuaries to Quebec Fashion Industries Retirement Fund describing restructured pension plan, August 14, 1986; letter to Mazur from Hill re her appointment to the Review Board of the Workers Compensation Board, July 25, 1986; letter to Mazur from Spillett, congratulating him on election as president, June 11, 1986; resolution by Western Canadian Region District Council authorizing officers to execute documents accepting loans from ILGWU, May 12, 1986; letter of resignation by Marlene Hill as co-manager of Western Canadian Region District Council and local manager, noting co-manager arrangement has not worked, May 12, 1986; loan agreement between ILGWU and Western Canadian Region District Council, March 26, 1986; memo to Mazur from Theodore Bernstein noting problems cited in auditor’s reports for Western Canadian Region’s Retirement and Health and Welfare Funds, noting lack of professional investment management, significant amounts not being remitted, high administrative costs, February 13, 1986; increasingly strident correspondence between Marlene Hill and Nina Gribble, director of organizing, over a $20 reimbursement for clerical staff member, copied up to Mazur, January 1985; resolutions by Western Canada District Council to authorize loans from ILGWU, May 20,1986; letter from ILGWU Canadian director Gerald Roy to Canadian Labour Congress re dispute between Local 286 ILGWU, and Local 459 ACTWU over bargaining rights at 365 Valentine Ave., Winnipeg, May 13, 1986; extensive handwritten notes by Mazur
1989-1990
ILGWU, Professional and Clerical Employees (PACE)
Box 4 Folder 6
Memo to Mazur from PACE director Ann Hoffman re PACE organizing activities at Johnny Appleseed’s (Beverly, MA), The Company Store (La Crosse, WI), Milton Hershey School (Hershey, PA), Teximpor (North Bergen, NJ), Bestform (Johnstown, PA), Deb Shops (Philadelphia, PA), Bon Ton-Pomeroys (York, PA), Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse (Burlington, NJ), Charming Shoppes (Bensalem, PA), Conston Corp. (Philadelphia), Casual Male (Boston, MA), Strawbridge & Clothier (Philadelphia), March 30, 1990; meeting agenda re organizing activities, January 19, 1989; press release, “Workers Set to Rally at New York’s ‘Other Daily News’” re Chosun Daily News (New York’s first Korean-language newspaper) abuses during organization drive, October 17, 1990; new member fact sheet, signed by Mazur, Hoffman, other union officials, May 15, 1990; memo to Mazur from Hoffman detailing Matawan-Aberdeen Board of Education (NJ) tentative agreement, February 1, 1990; letter to Mazur from Hoffman informing him of possible lawsuit by Matawan Regional Teachers Association against teachers who invited organizing by PACE, June 12, 1989; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re PACE organizing and research staff, with attached agenda for training conference, March 22, 1990; draft letter from Mazur to Barry Liebowitz, M.D., president, Doctors Council, noting desire to expand union to include white- and pink-collar workers, proposing meeting to explore affiliating, with cover memo to Mazur from Hoffman, September 15, 1989; correspondence between Mazur and AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland re establishing an office of work and family within the federation, June-July 1989; letter to Hoffman from the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO, re invitation from Histadrut to trip to Israel, March 17, 1989; PACE press release, “Study Calls for Action to Boost Child Care Workers’ Wages Above Poverty Level,” March 6, 1989; letter to Mazur from Hoffman re endorsement by ILGWU of March for Women’s Equality/Women’s Lives (April 9, 1989, Washington, D.C.) and amicus brief for Center for Constitutional Rights in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, with attached statement by ILGWU supporting women’s right to choose abortion, February 27, 1989; PACE organizing plan, August 1, 1989; confidential memo to Mazur from Hoffman re first draft of master plan for PACE, c. 1987; reply from Mazur noting no problems, June 26, 1987; correspondence re personnel matters; flyers; newspaper clipping
1988
ILGWU, Professional and Clerical Employees (PACE)
Box 4 Folder 7
Letter from Hunter College Development Office soliciting funds to establish the Paul DuBrul Fellowship, December 12, 1988, with cover note to Mazur from director of PACE Ann Hoffman; note from Hoffman re her inclusion in Who’s Who of American Women, December 14, 1988; memo from Hoffman to Sal Giardina re organizing Matawan, NJ, support staff unit, with newspaper clippings, November 3; press release, “Major Campaign Set To Bolster First-Ever VDT Health Safety Law” re information hotline by PACE to assist office workers in learning about rights under the new Suffolk (Long Island, NY) law protecting users of computer monitors (video display terminals), with PACE/ILGWU Health & Safety Department brochure, “Do You Know What the VDT in Your Office Is Doing To You?” October 19; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re establishing the hot line, July 30; urgent memo from Hoffman to Mazur re imminent wildcat strike of Borg Textiles workers in Rossville, GA, (local 550), asking him to call local president, September 29; memos to Mazur from Hoffman re several hiring recommendations (organizers, field directors, interns, and temps); memo to Mazur from Hoffman urging that the union sign on to an amicus brief in the drug testing case before the Supreme Court, June 10; memo to Mazur from Hoffman asking approval for purchase of $2,816 worth of paperclips, buttons, and bumper stickers as giveaway items, with OK notation from Mazur, June 10; memo to Mazur from Hoffman urging him to sign letter to Suffolk County Executive in support of VDT legislation, June 17, 1988; memo passing on suggestion by AFL-CIO National Organizing Committee that ILGWU use actual workers in organizing campaign ads, June 6; draft AFL-CIO National Organizing Committee Proposals for Labor Law Reform Agenda, with cover memo to Mazur from Hoffman noting that it is an alternative to Donahue proposal, June 6; memo to Mazur from Hoffman expressing extreme concern about Tom Donahue’s labor law reform proposal as making unions look weak, suggesting alternatives, May 24; policy paper by Institute for Women’s Policy Research, “Unnecessary Losses: Costs to Americans of the Lack of Family and Medical Leave,” with press release, “Lack of Parental Leave Costs $715 Million Annually,” with cover letter to Mazur from Hoffman, April 7; agenda on conference by the AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees on organizing professional, technical, and salaried women, with memo from Hoffman, April 5; memo to Mazur that PACE has opened an office in Barre, Vermont, to facilitate organizing at National Life, February 17; PACE Report to the General Executive Board, February 1988; memo from Hoffman to ILGWU regional directors discussing relationship of PACE to ILGWU, October 23, 1987; handwritten note to Mazur from Hoffman that union obtained ratified agreement covering K Mart Dallas distribution center, February 24, 1988; memo to Mazur from Hoffman that contracts were obtained for three elusive companies, January 7; letter of invitation to Hoffman from People to People International, inviting her to join a delegation to China, with cover memo to Mazur noting that she declined, January 22; booklet re ILGWU benefits; newspaper clippings
1987
ILGWU, Professional and Clerical Employees (PACE)
Box 4 Folder 8
Memos to Mazur from Hoffman re several hiring recommendations; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re losing another organizer for financial reasons, to ACTWU, November 25; memos re clerical organizing efforts targeting insurance industry by Connecticut State AFL-CIO, with OPEIU, SEIU, and AFSCME participating, suggesting PACE/ILGWU also participate, with OK notation by Mazur, November 17; memo re potential organizing interest by clericals at Cornell ILR extension center in New York, with notation by Mazur to proceed, November 16; memo to Mazur from Hoffman suggesting adding scholarships for members’ child care and adult dependent care expenses, possible foundation support, November 5; letters from Hoffman to NJ Gov. Kean and to chair of Task Force on Equitable Compensation urging support of pay equity legislation, October 29; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re future advertising plans for ILGWU, need for market research before embarking on ad campaigns, noting last one sent wrong message, October 15; PACE Report to General Executive Board, noting reactivation in June 1987 after being dormant since its creation in 1984, discusses organizing activity, October 1987; voucher for $1000 plus correspondence re contribution to National Institute for Women of Color as agent for Institute for Women’s Policy research for study of wages of child care workers, September 21; galley proof of Executive Council Report on Working Women, with editing suggestions from Hoffman, September 9; letter to Mazur from Hoffman asking for approval of her joining the board of New Jersey Citizen Action, with OK by Mazur, September 1; letter asking permission to attend Graves, W.VA., union organizer retreat, August 27; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re newly created Institute for American Values, and organization with “an admittedly horrible but useful name,” designed to take away the issue of the family from the Right in a productive way, with attached prospectus for developing a national family agenda supporting child care, pro-family workplace, pay equity, stronger child support enforcement, with newspaper clippings, August 20; memo from Hoffman to ILGWU Midwest Region director Lou Montenegro re possible meeting with Spiegel re catalog sales and telemarketing, organizing Hispanic workers and Midwest region generally, August 7; memo to Mazur from Hoffman suggesting greater use of members of Graphic Artists Guild for graphic needs, with attached letter from AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees, which notes efforts to persuade Guild to affiliate, August 7; memo to Mazur from Hoffman listing her “outside” board memberships, asking for approval to continue, with OK from Mazur, July 20; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re proposed supplemental agreement for 1988 negotiations giving union the right to represent office workers based on a card majority, November 5; letter to NY Gov. Mario Cuomo from Hoffman, with separate explanatory note to Mazur, opposing state’s proposed pay-equity plan for state workers, July 8, and letter to Hoffman from Public Employees Federation president Rand Condell thanking her, August 4; PACE Advisory Committee meeting agenda, July 27, with cover FYI memo to Mazur; memo from Mazur to ILGWU officials and regional directors re reactivation of PACE to become a major player in the organization of white collar workers, appointment of Ann Hoffman as director, June 26 and 24; memo to Mazur from ILGWU general secretary-treasurer Irwin Solomon noting that PACE will be treated as separate department, July 20; letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO Department of Professional Employees informing him that affiliation has been accepted, May 13; outline of strategy for organizing white collar workers, n.d., possibly presented as speech by Mazur at meeting; meeting agenda, n.d.
1986
ILGWU, Professional and Clerical Employees (PACE)
Box 4 Folder 9
Memo re union representation election results at New Horizons for the Retarded, Inc., in Ellenville, NY, February 11, 1986; related materials
1984-1988
ILGWU, Benefit Funds
Box 4 Folder 10
see also Benefit Funds – Financial Responsibilities 1994; see also ILGWU Health Services 1981-1987 Retirement Fund plan amendments, Dec. 4, 1988; transcript of ABC Evening News broadcast of Dec. 29, 1986, re union pension plan fraud; letter from dental plan provider, Feb. 27. 1987; memos re well baby coverage, memo from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell re importance of liberal maternity/paternity leave policies, Dec. 2, 1986; policy manual covering medical, life insurance, retirement, and other benefits, April 1986; letter to NYS legislative staff supporting mail-order pharmacy services, May 23, 1986; agenda for Workers’ Benefits Committee, June 13, 1984; list of retirees with medical coverage, April 16, 1997; schedule of sick benefit increases, June 14, 1988; Forbes article with cover note to Mazur, Dec. 12, 1988; balance of accounts in Upper South Department Health & Welfare Fund, 1986
1986-1988
ILGWU, Benefit Retirement Fund
Box 4 Folder 11
Draft report, “Union Retirees: Enriching Their Lives, Enhancing Their Contribution,” by National Institute for Work and Learning, May 1998; Director’s Report to the Retirement Committee of the ILGWU Retirement Fund, December 6, 1988; letter re investment policy for staff retirement fund, September 17, 1987; letters from Retired Officers of the ILGWU re health insurance premiums, February 19 and October 15, 1986, with reply from Mazur; notification of settlement of claim re Petro-Lewis Securities Litigation, copy of check, October 20
1995
ILGWU, Death Benefit Fund, Investment Performance Review
Box 4 Folder 12
Towers Perrin performance report on first quarter 1995
1995
ILGWU, Staff Benefit Fund, Investment Performance Review
Box 4 Folder 13
Towers Perrin performance report on first quarter 1995
1977-1994
ILGWU, National Retirement Fund-Arnold and Porter
Box 4 Folder 14
Financial statements; letter to Mazur from Arnold & Porter re demand for change in contribution assessment by employer group in current collective bargaining negotiations, May 27, 1994; letter to Mazur re fund contribution negotiations with Rain or Shine and Jainard, July 25, 1990
1994
UNITE Retiree Health Benefits
Box 4 Folder 15
1989-1990
ILGWU, Benefits, National Retirement Fund
Box 4 Folder 16
Report of the Director to the Board of Trustees, ILGWU National Retirement Fund, December 11, 1990; agenda of December 11, 1990, meeting; Investment Report, ILGWU – National Retirement Fund through September 30, 1990, by Pacific Investment Management Company; ILGWU National Retirement Fund Actuarial Valuation and Review as of January 1, 1990, by Martin E. Segal Company; printout, ILGWU Staff Retirement Fund Retirees Birthdate Sequence, May 30, 1990; minutes of joint meeting, Executive Committee and Finance Committee, August 29, 1990; minutes of Finance Committee meetings, January 24, March 21, and June 19, 1990; minutes of Executive Committee meeting, May 15, 1990; minutes of Executive Committee meeting and of Board of Trustees meetings, December 13, 1989; minutes of the Finance Committees of the Death Benefit Fund and Staff Retirement Fund, August 29, 1990; minutes of General Fund Pooled Investment Committee meeting, August 30, 1990; meeting agendas; correspondence from Buck Consultants re Death Benefit Fund, Staff Retirement Fund, and General Fund performance, third quarter, November 12, 1990; correspondence from Towers Perrin recommending replacing Wertheim Asset Management Services as the fund’s fixed asset manager, April 1989; report by Towers Perrin, “Analysis of Fixed Income Managers Sanford C. Bernstein & Company and Pacific Investment Management Company”; letter to Mazur from Wertheim Asset Management Services expressing regret at decision to replace them, May 23, 1989; handwritten notes by Mazur
1989-1990
ILGWU, Benefits, National Retirement Fund
Box 4 Folder 17
Investment Report and Accounting Report, ILGWU – National Retirement Fund through September 30, 1989, by Pacific Investment Management Company; ILGWU National Retirement Fund Actuarial Valuation and Review as of January 1, 1989, by Martin E. Segal Company; ILGWU National Retirement Fund Report of Withdrawal Liability as of December 31, 1989, by Martin E. Segal Company; summary of fund management companies with annual rates of return, prepared by Buck Consultants, March 26, 1986; total of all funds, asset breakdown as of June 30, 1989, with rates of return for all funds; printout, ILGWU Staff Retirement Fund Retirees Benefit Sequence, May 29, 1990; meeting agendas; minutes of joint meeting of Executive/Finance Committees, April 11, 1989; minutes of Finance Committee, May 16 and October 6, 1989; minutes of Executive Committee, December 12, 1988; minutes of Board of Trustees, December 6 and 12, 1988; proposed amendments; memo to Mazur from director of the National Retirement Fund requesting approval of a temporary, part-time return to work by a recently retired clerk in the Nassau-Suffolk District office, August 9, 1989; Southern District court opinion and order re Anita Foundations and pension plan withdrawal liability of 12 defunct apparel companies, April 1989; correspondence with attorneys re conflict of interest of a trustee representing a withdrawn firm, August-December 1989; memo re reallocation of funds from equities to fixed-income to rebalance portfolio, April 25, 1990; routine correspondence
1977-1980
ILGWU, National Retirement Fund
Box 5 Folder 1
Financial statements
1991
ILGWU, National Retirement Fund, Western Asset Management Company
Box 5 Folder 2
Memos to Mazur re bankruptcy of Bank of New England, impact on bond holdings for the National Retirement Fund, February 1 and April 15, 1991
1987-1988
ILGWU, National Retirement Fund, Executive Committee
Box 5 Folder 3
Annual Meeting proposed agendas for Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, December 12, 1988; Report of the Director to the Board of Trustees, ILGWU National Retirement Funds, December 12, 1988; Pension Plan Rules and Regulations as Amended through December 16, 1987; Finance Committee minutes; Report of Withdrawal Liability as of December 31, 1987; Actuarial Valuation and Review as of January 1, 1988; accountants statements; revised and additional plan amendments, December 7, 1988; agenda of December 1991 meeting; status of withdrawal liability as of December 31, 1990; memo re withdrawal liability, September 30, 1991; spreadsheet of statement of assets available for benefits, December 31, 1990; handwritten notes
1982-1985
ILGWU, National Retirement Fund
Box 5 Folder 4
Minutes of Executive Committee and Finance Committee meetings, summary plan descriptions
1984-1985
ILGWU, National Retirement Fund, reports
Box 5 Folder 5
Reports on withdrawal liability; valuation and review; report of the director to the Board of Trustees; description of Amivest Capital Management; Executive Committee meeting agenda, November 12, 1985
1989-1990
A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI)
Box 5 Folder 6
Budget summary and details, 1990, with cover memo to officers from administrative director re financial crisis, noting that APRI finances were never based on a proper budgeting formula; letter to Mazur from APRI president Norman Hill asking fro assistance in obtaining contributions; letter to Mazur inviting ILGWU to send a prominent black female representative to APRI 20th national conference for tribute dinner to black trade union women, with reply from Mazur identifying vice president Mattie Jackson, April 13, 1989; letter from APRI urging boycott of Harvey Industries in Athens, TX, over striking Local 376 of the Furniture Workers Division of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers, February 22, 1989; letter to Mazur from Hill asking him to write to Chemical Bank of New York asking that it cease making loans to South African Minorco, with attached fact sheet, February 6, 1989
1983-1988
A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI)
Box 5 Folder 7
Letter to Mazur informing him of his election to the National Board of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Feb. 3, 1987; Annual Report 1986; conference program, “Turning Back the Tide: Blacks and Labor in the 1984 Elections,” annual conference of APRI, May 11-13, 1984; report of the eighteenth national conference, May 7-10, 1987; speech by Mazur, May 8, 1987; memo reporting second part of conference, with list of ILGWU delegates; reminder to Mazur from APRI president re list of contributions by ILGWU locals, May 25, 1984; draft of APRI pamphlet re the changing condition of workers, black workers, and the black-labor alliance, soliciting comments by Mazur, August 19, 1987; proposal for Africa Watch, to monitor human rights abuses by black African governments, February 29, 1988; article by ILGWU assist. Pres. Gus Tyler about A. Philip Randolph, n.d.
1987
A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) Conference
Box 5 Folder 8
Text of speech by Mazur, April 13, 1987; conference announcement for “Work in ’87: Win in ’88,” eighteenth national conference at San Francisco Hilton, A. Philip Randolph Institute
1987-1988
AT&T
Box 5 Folder 9
Letter to Mazur from AT&T re new administrative software developed in cooperation with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and installed and maintained by the Communication Workers of America (CWA), May 20, 1987; letter to New York Telephone Company about a billing error, March 23, 1988
1983-1984
Abeles Schwartz Associates
Box 5 Folder 10
See also NYC Garment District; see also New York City – 42nd St. Redevelopment Project 1984 Letters from planning and development consultants re NYC’s industrial retention program; activity reports for October and November 1983 re Chinatown Garment Industry; ideas for discussion with Carol Ballamy re GIDC, Chinatown
1991-1992
Abrams, Robert
Box 5 Folder 11
ILGWU campaign literature for Robert Abrams for U.S. Senator, in English, Spanish, and Chinese, with list of polling places and cover letter to Mazur, April 9, 1992; handwritten letter to Mazur from union member thanking him for guidance in voting, with attached letter sent to members from Mazur endorsing Abrams and local candidates, September 17, 1992; letters from Mazur to presidents of several other unions asking them to sign a letter endorsing Abrams, with faxed reply from Communication Workers of America president Morton Bahr suggesting a change, July 1, 1991; letter signed by presidents of several unions endorsing Abrams; proposed field organization for senor citizen vote, June 23, 1992; letters from Abrams to Mazur thanking him for his support, June 1991-September 1992; two drafts of Abrams speech to be delivered before the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), written by Gus Tyler, with cover note from Tyler to Mazur, February 4 and 5, 1991; letter from Robert Abrams asking for early support, June 24, 1991; report of statewide poll for Senate race conducted by COPE, July 8-14, 1991; copy of State of New York 1989 Election Law; memo to Mazur from political consultant Ethan Geto summarizing strategy discussed at meeting, need to form ad hoc labor committee for Abrams, encourage public endorsement by Carol Bellamy to discourage run by Geraldine Ferraro and Elizabeth Holtzman, February 1, 1991; list of labor leaders supporting Abrams, with handwritten additions by Mazur; letter from Abrams to Mazur thanking him for support in re-election as Attorney General, December 11, 1990
1986-1994
Africa
Box 5 Folder 12
See also South Africa; see also Nigeria; see also Zimbabwe Letter to Mazur from executive director of A. Philip Randolph Educational Fund with draft outline and proposed budget for establishment of Africa Watch to monitor the human rights situation in targeted African countries, February 29, 1988; letter confirming scheduled meeting between Mazur and Jean Michael Bokambo Yangouma, general secretary of the Congolese Labor Confederation, first vice president of the Superior Council of the Republic, and favorite to win election as prime minister or president, January 9, 1992; Ditchley Foundation conference outline and subsequent report, “Africa: Problems and Prospects. What Is Required in Terms of Political Management, Development Policies and Relief Aid?” January 26-28, 1990; draft code of conduct for investment in South Africa in a post-apartheid non-sanction environment, with cover letter to ILGWU Director of International Affairs Michele Briones from the deputy executive director of the AFL-CIO African-American Labor Center, July 17, 1992; handwritten notes re men’s/boy’s and women’s/girl’s clothing manufacturers in South Africa, and number employed, n.d.; note from Mazur to deputy executive director of the African-American Labor Center assenting to extension of stay of Fisseha Tekie in Ethiopia, June 3, 1992; memo from African-American Labor Center noting that Sayed Mohamed Rashid, president of the General Trade Union for Textiles, had been elected president of the Egyptian Trade Union Federation, May 7, 1992; letter to Michele Briones from national general secretary of free trade unions of Burkina Faso (Organisation Nationale des Syndicats Libres), thanking her and ILGWU for support of African trade unionists (English translation and French original), November 30, 1994; memo to Mazur from Briones re Norman Lewis’s trip to Africa, October 27, 1986
1985
Agreements, Greater Blouse
Box 5 Folder 13
see also ILGWU – Major Market Negotiations 1985 Supplemental agreement between New York Skirt and Sportswear Association, Inc., Greater Blouse, Skirt and Undergarment Association, Inc., and the Blouse Skirt and Sportswear Workers Union, Local 23-25, ILGWU, Amalgamated Ladies’ Garment Cutters’ Union, Local 10, ILGWU, and the ILGWU; press release re groundbreaking agreement between NY undergarment industry and Local 62-32, providing for unpaid parental leave, 1987
1986
AIDS
Box 5 Folder 14
Letter and flyer for emergency conference, “AIDS and Drugs in Manhattan,” October 29
1990
Air Filters, INC.
Box 5 Folder 15
Correspondence over jurisdictional organizing dispute at Air Filters Inc., Lawn and Garden Division (formerly Superior Dust Bag Company), Brooklyn, NY, between the ILGWU and the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
1991
Albright, Madeline, Center for National Policy
Box 5 Folder 16
Invitation to Mazur from Albright to join the Center for National Policy Board, September 23, 1991, with note from Evelyn Dubrow endorsing the group, October 1991; invitation to Mazur from Albright to attend Newsmaker luncheon, November 21, 1991
1989-1993
Amalgamated Bank of New York
Box 5 Folder 17
“America’s Labor Bank.” Letter to Mazur from ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman as chairman of the board re federal charges of embezzlement against former assistant vice president of bank, December 4, 1990; routine correspondence
1989-1995
ACTWU
Box 5 Folder 18
See also Speeches – Sheinkman, Jack 1992 Letter from Mazur to Sheinkman re proposed merger of the two unions, January 13, 1995; agreement between ACTWU and C. F. Hathaway Company with respect to the Waterville facility, January 10, 1985; agreement between ACTWU and Hygiene Industries of California, June 30, 1987; agreement between ACTWU and Clothing Manufacturers Association, October 19, 1989, with cover letter to Mazur, March 21, 1990; stipulation of settlement between ACTWU and Clothing Manufacturers Association, October 1, 1990, with cover letter to Mazur, October 22, 1990; settlement agreement between ILGWU and the Jobbers Association of the Dress Industry, March 9, 1988, with cover letter from Mazur to ACTWU, February 9, 1990; list of ACTWU contractors and ILGWU manufacturers, with cover note to Mazur from Sheinkman asking for discussion, June 28, 1989; letter from Mazur to Sheinkman re decertified former ILGWU firm City Girl, Lodi, NJ, doing work exclusively for ACTWU jobber Andiamo, asking to rectify, January 5, 1989; letter from Mazur to Sheinkman with draft agenda for 6th Joint Conference with Zensen (Japanese trade organization) and suggestion by Mazur for a roundtable discussion on the future of the global textile and apparel industry, August 2, 1989; letter from Mazur and Sheinkman on joint ILGWU/ACTWU stationery to the president of the Associated Actors & Artists of America, asking for support of the Textile, Apparel and Footwear Trade Act, August 16, 1990; memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrot outlining suggestions for speech at ACTWU June 4-8, 1990, convention, including note that 1980s was decade of “Cowboy Capitalism,” February 14, 1990; related correspondence; memo to Mazur from Parrott to discuss with Sheinkman that unions should exchange information of respective labor-management committees, January 24, 1990; letters from Mazur to Sheinkman re production for Alfred Dunner through ILGWU shops, asking for assistance in resolving work done for Dunner through non-union shops, February 14, 1990 – April 1, 1991; press release, “Statement on the National Healthcare Insurance Program Act by Jack Sheinkman, president, ACTWU,” March 6, 1991; Statement of ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on Extension of Fast-Track Authority, April 18, 1991; letter from Mazur to Sheinkman suggesting meeting to discuss GATT and trade bill, May 30, 1991; suggesting meeting to discuss FITITVCC matters, June 18, 1991; re representation on ITGLWF, January 29, 1991; joint letter from Sheinkman and Mazur to John Kelley, president of SEIU, inviting participation on a Labor Advisory Committee to establish a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, September 10, 1991; correspondence between Mazur and ACTWU secretary-treasurer Arthur Loevy re dispute between ILGWU and Rainfair, Racine, WI, with letter from ACTWU employer Fox Point Sportswear refusing to accept work from Rainfair while dispute continues, October 1991; list of ACTWU General Executive Board members, March 1, 1993; letter to Mazur from Sheinkman reminding him to make ILGWU’s annual $1,000 contribution to Economic Policy Council, March 31, 1992; letter from NYC Central Labor Council to labor leaders re meeting on impact of NAFTA and what labor can do about it, March 12, 1993; “partnership vision” between ACTWU and Levi Strauss & Co., October 1993; newspaper clippings re trade bill, etc.
1987-1988
ACTWU
Box 5 Folder 19
Memo from ILGWU president Mazur to ACTWU president Sheinkman re Riverview/South Jersey contract work from Dunner, subcontracted to non-union shops, November 3, 1988; letter to Mazur and Sheinkman from John B. Hanley, senior economist at Wharton Economics, urging “Buy American” public relations campaign against Japanese car imports, May 25, 1987; memo from Sheinkman re Dukakis presidential campaign meeting, September 1988; letter from Sheinkman to Mazur re expenses pursuing joint appeal of OSHA formaldehyde standard, requesting reimbursement for half, May 13, 1988; memo to ILGWU exec asst Parrott with summary of expenses incurred by ACTWU at Zensen (Japanese trade organization) meeting, with attached memo from Parrott to Mazur, January 7, 1988; clipping of articled from Journal of Commerce, August 22, 1988, re Bush intention of following Reagan trade policies, with transmittal slip from Sheinkman to Mazur
1986-1988
ACTWU
Box 5 Folder 20
Letter to Sheinkman from ILGWU general secretary treasurer Irwin Solomon re success of recent pooling of both unions’ general funds for investments, proposing pooling of health and welfare funds, with attached financial documents, July 27, 1987; letter asking for support for strikers, boycott of Juvenile Shoe, Aurora and Carthage, MO, November 20, 1987; letter from recruitment firm soliciting applications for organizers for ACTWU in California, Southeast, and Southwest, with cover note to Mazur from ILGWU official, June 24, 1988; letters from Sheinkman to president of ITGLWF re appointments of replacements to Presidium and Executive Committee, questioning dues levy policy, 1987-88; press release announcing joint request by ACTWU and ILGWU for review of OSHA formaldehyde regulations, December 2, 1987, with attached press clippings and ILGWU brochure; In These Times article on organizing success of ACTWU in Southeast, May 4-10, 1988; correspondence between National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Television Playhouse, producers, and Sheinkman re need to raise funds for production of film about women in the early textile industry, “Lowell Fever,” August 1986-April 1987; letter of recommendation from Sheinkman to Cornell ILR admissions office, February 10, 1987; letter from Sheinkman to John T. Joyce, president of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, declining invitation to join the Central America Peace and Democracy Watch, explaining that Central Americans have the monitoring of Arias Plan well in hand, noting affiliation of Watch with Contra supporters, November 17, 1987; letters to Mazur from Sheinkman re attached label on importer of men’s tailored clothing, James Edmonds, claiming inspection by ILGWU Local 102 employees, July 30 and August 3, 1987; letter to Mazur from Sheinkman re knitting vs. dying and finishing operations at TPD plant in New Jersey, question of union jurisdiction, February 2, 1988; letter to Mazur from Sheinkman re overseas work for Ellen Tracy, potential to bring tailored jacket production back to the U.S. in Twinmore or other ACTWU shops, January 12, 1987; letter to Sheinkman from Australian apparel producer Dunlop Clothing, Footwear & Textiles re Australian government deregulation policy, with attached press release from the Ministry of Industry, Technology and Commerce, December 15, 1986; newspaper clipping from Labor Unity, “ACTWU Supports ILGWU Strike,” December 1986; newspaper clipping from Women’s Wear Daily re Curon dispute, March 10, 1987; memo re strategy on textile bill, December 1, 1986; correspondence and related material re Labor Committee of Martin Luther King Federal Holiday Commission, November 1986-May 1988; letter to Mazur from Sheinkman noting that dispute with Tahari, Ltd., has been resolved, need for planned strike obviated, thanking him for support, September 24, 1986; letter from Sheinkman to Edward Cleary, president, New York State AFL-CIO, supporting Mazur’s position that labor endorsement of congressional candidates be based heavily on their vote on Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, August 20, 1986; memo to ACTWU vice presidents from president Murray H. Finley and Sheinkman, urging final lobbying effort to override Reagan veto of Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, with two attached statements in case of victory or defeat, July 25, 1986; brochure, “ACTWU Social Services: At Work and in the Community”; financial statement showing dues payments of ILGWU and ACTWU to the Inter-American Federation of Textile & Garment Workers, March 1, 1984- Sept. 30, 1985, with cover letter to Mazur from Sheinkman urging that the ILGWU pay the same amount as the ACTWU, June 18, 1986; letter from Sheinkman to NYC labor leaders in support of likely Democratic candidate for the 15th Congressional District, George Hirsch, challenging incumbent Republican Bill Green, June 2, 1986; letter from Sheinkman to new president of ITGLWF (?) re need for broader representation for North America on Presidium, March 28, 1988; letter to Mazur from ILGWU director of the New York State District re competitive organizing efforts by ACTWU at Sanyo Fashion House, Oneonta, NY, with cover note from Mazur to Sheinkman, requesting that he contact Mazur immediately, April 20, 1987; letter from Mazur to Sheinkman asking for support for Labor Resources Service being organized by Frontlash, n.d.; sample of Political Action Committee deduction authorization form, with cover note from Sheinkman to Mazur, September 17, 1986
1983
ACTWU, Cirel Fashions
Box 5 Folder 21
Legal memos and other materials re Cirel Fashions, Inc. (141 W. 36th St., New York, NY), which had a collective bargaining agreement with ACTWU Local 169, in Union City, NJ, and an agreement with ILGWU Local 105 in Hazantown, arbitration issue; copies of financial audits, handwritten notes
1982-1983
ACTWU
Box 5 Folder 22
Copies of ledgers detailing audits of apparel contractors in Chinatown (NY); note re evidence needed to support case before impartial chairman, method of concealment, method of billing; statements by several Chinatown contractors releasing J.N. Apparel from obligation to pay union percentage to Local 23-25
1987-1991
Amalgamated Life Insurance (ALICO)
Box 5 Folder 23
See also ALICO; see also United Housing Foundation 1995 Original draft of article re universal health insurance submitted to New York Times, printed copy, and cover letter to Mazur from author Harvey Sigelbaum (president, Amalgamated Life Insurance) noting Times edited article without opportunity for review, September 22, 1988; personal and confidential letter to Mazur from Sigelbaum comparing rates of life insurance plans offered by AFL-CIO and Amalgamated Life Insurance, March 15, 1988; memo to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell commenting on plan, April 1, 1988
1989-1994
American Arbitration Association
Box 5 Folder 24
Annual reports, minutes, and financial statements; summary of arbitration awards, August 15, 1992; letter to Mazur acknowledging renewal of membership, March 15, 1991; curriculum vitae of arbitrator Jesse Simons, July 1989; letter from Mazur to AAA president expressing disappointment that ILGWU was dropped from Board of Directors and Executive Committee, March 30, 1988; letter to Mazur from AAA president informing him of his nomination to Board of Directors, March 9, 1988; packet of press clippings, with cover letter to Mazur; minutes of Executive Committee, October 6, 1992
1989-1991
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Box 5 Folder 25
Report, “Liberty at Work: Expanding the Rights of Employees in America,” 1989, with distribution list; letter to Mazur re formation of National Task Force on Civil Liberties in the Workplace, March 13, 1991
1984
American Committees on Italian Migration
Box 5 Folder 26
Invitation to Mazur to attend seminar on immigration, re pending legislation (Simpson-Mazzoli bill) and the position of labor and management on penalties for employers of illegal aliens, February 24, 1984; notice of San Remo Holiday Ball, honoring Jay Mazur as recipient of 1988 Humanitarian Award
1986-1992
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Box 5 Folder 27
Correspondence re Child Care Action Campaign, Textile and Apparel Trade Act, list of major speakers at 20th convention
1986-1990
American Federation of Teachers
Box 5 Folder 28
See also Speeches – Shanker, Albert, Memorial Service 1997 Letter to New Hampshire Sen. John Durkin from AFT political director Rachelle Horowitz expressing disgust at his pledge not to accept PAC money, pointing out that he won his seat mainly through the support of the pooled resources of working people, June 11, 1990; program for a Labor Salute to Amnesty International, February 24, 1987, with attached statement by Sen. Paul Sarbanes in Congressional Record of March 6, 1987, and cover letter from AFT International Affairs Department director Joanne McFarland, March 24, 1987; correspondence and statement, “Education for Democracy,” by the Education for Democracy Project, asserting that democratic values should be taught in schools, March 1987; letter to Mazur from AFT president Albert Shanker asking for ILGWU to contribute to a public relations campaign to dispel misperceptions about AFL-CIO’s National Endowment for Democracy and its assistance to trade unionists struggling to create democratic systems in other countries, July 22, 1986; letter to Mazur from Shanker re literacy project, January 27, 1987; letter from Mazur to Shanker thanking him for support by AFT in trying to pass the Textile and Apparel Trade Act, October 7, 1988
1986
American Fiber, Textile, Apparel Coalition (AFTAC)
Box 5 Folder 29
See also Textile & Apparel Trade Enforcement Act Letter from AFTAC to Treasury Secretary James Baker III re failure to involve U.S. industry and labor in the advisory process in international textile and apparel trade negotiations, particularly recent agreements with Hong Kong and Turkey, July 2, 1986; copy of check and correspondence re payment of assessment toward AFTAC legal expenses against importer Yuri Fashions, July 1986; handwritten notes by Mazur
1987
American Friends of Haifa University
Box 5 Folder 30
Letter to Mazur from American Friends of Haifa University re partnership with Bank Leumi Trust Company of New York and its special new VISA credit card that donates a percentage of every purchase to the organization, August 17, 1987
1987
American Israel Corporation (AMPAL)
Box 5 Folder 31
AMPAL Securities Corporation, a subsidiary of AMPAL – American Israel Corporation, “Israel labor economy’s investment arm around the world.” Letter to controller of AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department from AMPAL, July 9, 1987; list of ILGWU 12% notes by local
1989-1993
American ORT
Box 5 Folder 32
Letters notifying Mazur of his renomination and reelection to Board of Directors and Executive Committee; notices re national conference; directory of officers; copies of checks from ILGWU to ORT; luncheon agenda of American Labor ORT honoring ILGWU vice president Evelyn Dubrow, with text of remarks by Mazur, September 23, 1992; related correspondence; text of remarks by Mazur at Community Achievement Award event honoring ILGWU secretary-treasurer Irwin Solomon, June 17, 1993
1985-1988
American ORT
Box 5 Folder 33
Correspondence re events with executives of ORT; fact sheet on organization; letters to Mazur informing him of renomination and reelection to AOF Board of Directors and Executive Committee, January 6, 1986, December 4, 1987, and January 29, 1988; minutes of annual luncheon of American Labor ORT, April 7, 1988; memo re lease crisis at Bramson ORT Technical Institute in New York; constitution and bylaws of World ORT Union, with proposed changes, April 29, 1986; memo to Mazur from ILGWU manager Sam Fine re proposal for Ed Schneider Memorial Fund, questioning whether attached brochure was the honor they had in mind (Edward Schneider Seminar Room at the ORT School of Engineering, Hebrew University, Jerusalem); report on the upgrading of ORT’s educational program, 1985
1986
American ORT, Israel Trip
Box 5 Folder 34
Correspondence relating to attendance by Mazur and ILGWU delegation at World ORT Union Congress in Jerusalem; briefing letters from the director general re recent trip to Latin America, plans for congress in Jerusalem
1986-1993
American Income Life Insurance
Box 5 Folder 35
Letter to Mazur from Bernard Rapoport, CEO of American Income Life Insurance (AIL), inviting him to join its Labor Advisory Board, with attached annual report, February 26, 1987; routine correspondence between American Income Life and Sol Chaikin as president of ILGWU, 1986; registration form for Mazur and wife for AIL- sponsored Alaskan cruise, June 27-July 4, 1987; remarks of American Life CEO Rapoport as Executive of the Year at the 20th anniversary luncheon of Joint Action in Community Service, Inc., asserting that a strong labor movement is essential to the free market system, April 28, 1987; remarks by Rapoport to International Union of Chemical Workers, October 17, 1990, re benefits of unionization; letter to Mazur from Rapoport agreeing to contribute $5,000 to the Histadrut-Kupat Holim Emergency Fund, March 6, 1991; letter from Mazur thanking Rapoport for his public support of legislation to ban permanent replacement of striking workers, February 27, 1991; correspondence between Mazur and Rapoport re conducting weekend seminars for the Labor Advisory Board on labor issues, April-May, 1988; letters to Mazur from AIL executive asking him to facilitate selling product to ILGWU membership, August-November, 1987
1993
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Box 5 Folder 36
Correspondence re executive director Tom Dine, resigning over controversial remarks
1983-1985
American Jewish Congress
Box 5 Folder 37
Memo to Chaikin criticizing AJC draft economic development plan for New York City, noting lack of mention of apparel manufacturing sector, March 27, 1984; expanded critical comments; press release, “AJCongress Says No Aid to Contras,” March 125, 1986; list of pending social service legislation endorsed by AJC, December 23, 1985; notice of Democratic Heritage Award to president of American Federation of Musicians, August 15, 1983
1993-1994
American Swiss Foundation
Box 5 Folder 38
Letter listing U.S. Senators who participated in Young Leaders Conference in last three years, soliciting nominations, n.d.
1990-1991
American Value Initiative
Box 5 Folder 39
Letter to Mazur from UAW president Owen Bieber discussing results of consumer attitude research conducted by Peter Hart Associates for UAW-Big Three auto company committee, the Detroit Working Group of the American Value Initiative, showing strong rejection of “Buy American” messages based simply on patriotism; suggests forming coalition to improve both image of American-made goods and actual quality, asks for strict confidentiality until group is organized, December 4, 1990; memo to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell re briefing with Big Three auto makers on Hart research, focus of ad campaign that would reinforce public perception that quality is a problem and workers are to blame, February 3, 1991
1984
American Veterans Committee
Box 5 Folder 40
Letter to Mazur inviting him to attend the 40th Anniversary National Convention at Unity House, May 1, 1984
1997
Apparel Industry Partnership
Box 5 Folder 41
see also International Labor Rights Education and Research Fund 1994-1999 Report of the Apparel Industry Partnership, with cover letter from Mazur to the Washington Post, May 21, 1997
1991
Appel, Art
Box 5 Folder 42
See also Hotels, Convention Letter from Mazur to Robert Georgine, president, Union Labor Life Insurance Company, re dismissal of Diplomat Hotel convention manager Art Appel, July 1, 1991
1989-1993
Arnold and Porter
Box 5 Folder 43
See also ILGWU – Unity House; see also ILGWU – National Retirement Fund – Arnold & Porter; Legal consultants for ILGWU; memo re effect of changes in taxation of lobbying activities, August 11, 1993; routine correspondence
1994-1995
Asia
Box 5 Folder 44
See also China; see also under AFL-CIO: Asian-American Free Labor Institute (AAFLI) and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Letters to Mazur from Kenneth R. Hutchison, executive director, AAFLI, thanking him for sending labor representatives to founding convention of Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union, summarizing successful attendance despite harassment, January 6, 1995; re communication from Histadrut re need to improve treatment of foreign workers in Israel, November 15, 1995; cover letter with attached packet of articles from Boston Globe on how American multinational corporations conduct business in developing countries, July 25, 1994; summer 1994 issue of newsletter APALA News with headline, “Politicians Step up Attack on Immigrant Rights”; letter from Steven W. Mosher, director, Asian Studies, Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, to Ambassador Winston Lord, asst. secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific, asking for assistance in expediting visa for Lu Jinghua, Chinese refugee, working in New York for ILGWU, July 13, 1994
1989
Asian American Caucus
Box 6 Folder 1
Letter to Mazur from Asian American Caucus asking for contribution to voter video project, March 15, 1989
1994
Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association
Box 6 Folder 2
Letters to Mazur and others from Arnold Delin, executive director, Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association, September 12, 1994, re closure of Pennsylvania firms Maurice Fashions, Inc.; re consolidation of Mared Manufacturing Co. and Blue Ridge Sportswear, Inc.; re closure of Mary Fashion Mfg. Co., Inc.; re closure of Avenue West Sportswear, Inc.; re withdrawal of membership of Plains T-Shirt Co., Inc.
1986
Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association
Box 6 Folder 3
Notices from union-shop Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association that the following firms were no longer in business: Anmar, Atlantic Dress Manufacturing (Williamstown, NJ), Beverly Blouse Co., Connie Blouse Co. (Roseto, PA), Debbie Lee’s, Kathy Fashions (Nuremberg, PA), Kelly Sportswear (Mt. Pocono, PA), Mikero Fashions (Bangor, PA? October 21; reinstated October 29), Northampton Fashions, Pennsylvania Garment Co., Iron Head (Coplay, PA); Samco Manufacturing Co (Wind Gap, PA), Sandra Jo Sportswear; Josette Manufacturing Co. (Bethlehem, PA), Mar-Kris Sportswear, All Seasons Sportswear; New Star Sportswear (Edwardsville, PA), ILEX (Myerstown, PA); Lopiano Corporation t/a Quality Manufacturing; H.B.I. Incorporated (Burlington, NJ), Seipstown Manufacturing (Allentown, PA); Nazareth Manufacturing (Nazareth, PA), Gaye Sportswear; Ashland Sportswear, Elisa Styles, In Transit Warehouse Corp., Jans Sportswear Co., Scotty’s Fashions Cutting, inc. (Ideal) (Pen Argyl, PA); that Susan Fashions was dissolving and Alyssa Fashions (Philadelphia) would be takings its place; that Winmar Fashions, Jim Thorpe Casuals, B&R Sportswear (Laureldale, PA), Sparrow Cutting, and Quality Sewing (Brownstown, PA) had resigned from the association; that new firm, Ellajo Corp. (Nuremberg, PA), was joining the association; letter from executive director Arnold Delin asking Mazur to call a meeting of industry leaders to discuss “what is our future, if any?” in light of defeat of override of Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, position of administration allowing homework, etc., August 22; letter from Delin to Subcommittee on Labor Standards, Committee on Education and Labor, opposing Labor Department relaxation of ban on homework, September 30; letter from Delin re engineering issue, December 22, 1986
1988-1992
Atlantic Council of the United States
Box 6 Folder 4
United States’ member committee on the Atlantic Treaty Association, formed in 1954 to promote solidarity among the nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Letter to Mazur from the president and chairman of the Atlantic Council outlining its history and purpose, inviting him to attend the 1991 General Assembly of the Council, March 14, 1991; agenda of Board of Directors meeting, September 8, 1988; letter to Mazur urging attendance at December 6, 1990, board meeting, discussion of projects, October 1, 1990; notice of National Conference, with agenda, April 23, 1990; letter from Mazur to president of council, tendering resignation for inability to participate fully and also because of disagreement with council’s support for fast-track trade negotiation authority, April 19, 1991; occasional papers
1990
Bakery, Confectionary and Tobacco Workers International Union
Box 6 Folder 5
Letter from Bakery Workers president to Council on Economic Priorities, protesting its “outstanding performance” rating for Sara Lee in its publication, “Shopping for a Better World,” March 21, 1990, with cover letter to Mazur, May 2; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott with attached Bakery Workers report re leadership development, youth involvement, and technological change in the workplace, “Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today,” Toronto, Canada, September 19
1990
Bankruptcy Code
Box 6 Folder 6
Long memo by Marcus Montgomery Wolfson, P.C., re recent amendments to bankruptcy code, October 24, 1994
1986
Baron Abramson Company
Box 6 Folder 7
Mailgram from Mazur requesting that work by union firm Baron Abramson be removed from nonunion Willow Glen Sportswear (Amsterdam, NY)
1994
Benefit Funds, financial reponsibilities
Box 6 Folder 8
see also ILGWU Benefit Funds Speeches, “Trustee’s Financial Responsibilities in the New Economic Order,” by Dr. Thomas J. Mackell, Jr., senior vice president, Trust Company of the West, Long Island Industrial Research Association, March 15, 1994; “The State of the Unions and Their Benefit Porgrams,” by Mackell, before the Educational Conference of Health, Welfare and Pension Plans, April 12, 1994
1991
Berinsky, Bert
Box 6 Folder 9
Fax to Mazur re death of ILGWU photographer, with attached (New York Times?) obituary, October 3, 1991
1986-1988
Black Economic Project
Box 6 Folder 10
Memo proposing study by prominent economist, preferably black, to define effect of recent national policies on black community, 1986; memo to Mazur from assistant president Gus Tyler that half the funding for the $25,000 project will come from the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the NAACP, the National Urban League, and the National Council of Negro Women, with the ILGWU responsible for shouldering the other half, September 2, 1987; memo to Mazur and other sponsors from Columbia University researcher John Jeffries re scope of research and tentative timetable, January 27, 1987; four-paged, single-spaced letter from Gus Tyler in response to Jeffries’ request for outline of issues, asking Jeffries to contact him when he receives the letter, copied to Mazur and other sponsors, April 6, 1987; memo to Mazur from Tyler re unhappiness about long delay in progress on the project, request to Jeffries for action, to produce an introductory chapter, outline, and timetable, March 23, 1988
1988
Bradley, Senator Bill
Box 6 Folder 11
Letter from Mazur to Bradley re Textile, Apparel and Footwear bill, discussing trade, GATT, MFA, December 28, 1988
1990-1991
Brooklyn Army Terminal Day Care Center
Box 6 Folder 12
“A Day Care Center in the Brooklyn Army Terminal: Current and Potential Demand,” prepared by the ILGWU with the cooperation of the Public Development Corporation, December 6, 1990; memo to Mazur from Susan Cowell re Brooklyn Army Terminal Day Care Center, noting that the newly renovated building is well suited and would serve many ILGWU members in an area with a severe shortage of child care, February 6, 1991; similar memo to Mazur from Cowell, December 16, 1990; letter from Mazur to NYC mayor Dinkins asking for support from the Public Development Corporation and cooperation by other city agencies to facilitate child care project, October 29, 1990; letter from NYC mayor Dinkins noting that agencies will meet with ILGWU, November 29, 1990;
1989-1992
Bronx Economic Development Task Force Report
Box 6 Folder 13
“Walker Street Site: Use Report Prepared for the Civic Centre Committee City of New York Community Board #1 by Anschuetz, Christidis & Lauster,” 1983, with cover letter to Mazur from the architects offering similar services in the Bronx, May 20, 1992; memo from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott commenting on Bronx Economic Development Task Force Draft Recommendations, December 11, 1989; fact sheet on apparel manufacturing employment in the Bronx
1994
CCNY Interns
Box 6 Folder 14
Memo to Mazur re interns for ILGWU from City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) under the Sol C. Chaikin Fund for Labor Studies at CCNY, September 14, 1994
1994
Calvin Klein
Box 6 Folder 15
Clipping from NY Newsday re sale of jeans division, 2/11/94; list of bills issued as result of audit, December 9, 1994
1992
Campaign for New Priorities
Box 6 Folder 16
Letter to Mazur inviting him to join organization dedicated to reordering federal budget away from defense assistance to Europe and Japan and reinvestment of money on domestic programs, signed by mayor of Boston and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the president of the National Education Association, and Donna Shalala, March 16, 1992; list of endorsing organizations
1990
Capriotti, Dan
Box 6 Folder 17
Materials re ILGWU job applicant: letters of recommendation from Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (3rd CD, NJ), New Jersey Environmental Federation, resume
1990
Carey, Hugh L.
Box 6 Folder 18
Biography of the 51st governor of New York State; letter to former NY Governor Carey expressing shock at association with Frank Lorenzo, March 15, 1994
1992
Caribbean Offshoring Subsidies
Box 6 Folder 19
see also Trade ILGWU press release condemning U.S. government subsidies of American firms relocating to Caribbean nations, exporting U.S. jobs, September 30, 1992; column by Mazur, “The Trade AID Fiasco,” condemning giving $1 billion in taxpayer money to firms to move production out of U.S., October 21, 1992
1987
Catholic Community Services
Box 6 Folder 20
Letter to Mazur from executive director of Catholic Community Services Central Office, Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh, re meeting with Joe Danahy director, ILGWU Department of Organization & Field Services, January 7, 1987
1990
Census Enumeration
Box 6 Folder 21
Memo from ILGWU exec asst Parrott to Mazur re comparison of census figures for 1980 vs 1988 showing increase in number of Americans living below the poverty level, January 18, 1990; memo to Mazur expressing concern about plans for combining all Asians into one category in 1990 census, dated January 5, 1987 (stamped received January 8, 1988); Daily News article re Commerce Dept. report on number of Asian-owned businesses in Manhattan in 1987, likely overcount of American Indian (Native American)-owned businesses, with cover note to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott observing likely significant undercount of Asian-owned businesses, need to challenge methodology, August 2, 1991; newspaper clippings from New York Times re growth of Asian population nationally, February 24, 1991, re diversity of Asian population hindering influence, June 25, 1989
1989-1990
Center for Labor and Industrial Relations (New York Institute of Technology)
Box 6 Folder 22
Article by Jay Mazur, “Labor Relations: Will We Survive the 1990’s?” in spring 1990 Bulletin of the Center for Labor and Industrial Relations, School of Management, New York Institute of Technology, based on speech delivered at conference of same name; conference agenda, held February 15-20, 1990
1989-1992
Center for Labor Management Policy Studies (CUNY)
Box 6 Folder 23
Proposal for Funding the Gompers Union Leadership Award Program of the Center for Labor-Management Policy Studies at the City University (of New York) Graduate School, describing history of the award, memo asking for contribution by AFL-CIO in funding the Samuel Gompers Award, threatened with elimination through budget cut by the City University of New York (CUNY) and State University of New York (SUNY), July 26, 1991; letter from Mazur to UFT president Sandra Feldman urging contribution to Center for Labor-Management Policy Studies, January 29, 1991; related correspondence; annual reports and meeting agendas; book proposals by deputy director Stephen Sleigh, American Workers in the World Economy, February 25, 1992, and On Deadline: Labor Relations in Newspaper Publishing, April 1991; letter to Mazur from center director Victor Gotbaum asking for reference for award nominee, March 20, 1991; detailed announcement of center’s conference, “Skill Based Automation – Work Technology and Competitiveness in American and European Organizations,” May 23, 1991; announcement of center’s conference on South African Labor-Management Relations, with cover letters to Mazur from Gotbaum asking him to chair a panel and reply from Mazur, with notation, “cancelled,” December 19, 1989, and March 23, 1990; copy of article from Harvard Educational Review, “So We Can Use Our Own Names, and Write the Laws by Which We Live: Educating the New U.S. Labor Force,” by Collins, Balmuth, and Jean, CUNY, November 1989; report for the Center for Labor-Management Policy Studies, “Reaching for Their Rights: Asian Workers in New York City,” by May Ying Chen, assistant education director, ILGWU Local 23-25, October 17, 1989; agenda, Advisory Board meeting, October 19, 1989; letters to Mazur from Gotbaum updating him center activities, August 31-Sept.13, 1989
1979-1989
Center for Migration Studies
Box 6 Folder 24
See also Trilateral Commission 1993 Speech by Mazur before the CMS Silver Anniversary Gala upon his receipt of the CMS Immigration Achievement Award, October 28, 1989; fax of program; printed program; letter informing Mazur of his award, July 18, 1989; CMS publications list; invoices for program ads; copy of International Migration Review 1979, Center for Migration Studies
1990-1993
Center for Public Integrity
Box 6 Folder 25
Nonprofit watchdog organization researching ethics in government. Senate testimony by center executive director Charles Lewis, December 15, 1992, re conflict of interest among presidential appointees, how human-rights-abusing nations hire former U.S. government officials to serve as lobbyists for them in Washington; Senate testimony by Lewis, March 28, 1991, re how excess campaign funds are spent by members of Congress; Senate testimony by Lewis, September 27, 1990, re revolving-door phenomenon at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; letter noting project, “The Selling of NAFTA,” examining the manipulation of the decision-making process in Washington, December 9, 1992; letter from Mazur with copy of contribution check, January 15, 1993; report, “For Their Eyes Only: How Presidential Appointees Treat Public Documents as Personal Property,” with attached article by Associated Press about the report, and cover letter to Mazur, June 18, 1992; letter to Mazur updating activities, noting that the center has become a source of background information for news organizations, December 30, 1993; newspaper clippings
1985-1990
Central America
Box 6 Folder 26
see also Kamberis, Harry Newspaper clippings compiled into “Press Commentaries on Central American Peace Accord,” #1 and #2, with cover letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO director of international affairs noting initiation of clipping service; copy of Foreign Affairs article, “The Choice in Central America,” Fall 1987; Statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Central America and Panama, February 1990; letter to Mazur from Sen. Edward Kennedy re Salvadoran refugees, legislation blocking deportation, February 12, 1988; flyer for rally and march on Washington for justice and peace in Central America and Southern Africa, April 25, 1987; newsletter by Central American Peace and Democracy Watch, with summary report of delegation to Nicaragua and El Salvador, “Observations on the Implementation of the Central American Peace Process,” Gov. Charles S. Robb, January 4, 1988; newsletter, American Institute for Free Labor Development Briefs re El Salvador, April 15, 1986; letter from the New York Area Labor Committee in Support of Democracy and Human Rights in El Salvador, with list of Steering Committee, August 19, 1985
1987
Central Labor Union
Box 6 Folder 27
Letter to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland from the president of the Freeport, Illinois, Central Labor Union, expressing opposition to merger with other AFL-CIO central labor unions, October 14, 1987
1983-1988
Chaikin and Chaikin
Box 6 Folder 28
List of annual retainer fees, 1988-89; analysis of legal fees for 1988 and 1989; invoices; minutes of meeting of stockholders and board of directors of Local 91 Realty Corporation, August 19, 1986 and July 21, 1987; letters re Dino Manufacturing Company, April 28, 1986; Mutual Development Houses, December 6, 1986; proposal to act as collection attorney for ILGWU National Retirement Fund, Health Services Plan and Health and Welfare Funds, October 24, 1983; legal memorandum to Eric B. Chaikin from Gary C. Cooke re rejection of collective bargaining agreements under bankruptcy code, with copy of relevant section of the code, n.d.
1992
Chaikin, Rosalind
Box 6 Folder 29
Holiday greeting card to Mazur and wife noting invitation to presidential inaugural, decision not to go, December 27, 1992
1987-1990
Child Care
Box 6 Folder 30
See also Chinatown Day Care Center Letter from Rep. Mario Biaggi (D.-N.Y.) asking for support for his On-Site Child Care Privatization Act (H.R. 541), providing a tax credit to businesses undertaking child care operations for their employees, with copy of bill and Congressional Record transcript of introduction, February 13, 1987; press release by ILGWU Local 23-25 (Blouse, Skirt and Sportswear Workers Union), “Union Concerned about Children in Shops, Pushes for Child Care,” June 12, 1990 (with handwritten note: for Doris Wooten)
1993-1994
Child Care Action Campaign
Box 6 Folder 31
Letters from Gerald W. McEntee, international president, AFSCME, to other union leaders and congressmen inviting them to a fundraising event in Washington, D.C., August 9, 1993; notice and proposed agenda for May 10, 1993 board meeting, attached policy statement and action plan, “Child Care and Education: The Critical Connection”; minutes of board meeting, November 18, 1993; background materials from recent Executive Committee meetings, 1994
1992
Child Care Action Campaign (CCAC)
Box 6 Folder 32
Agendas, minutes, and related documents for Executive Committee meetings, including memos from executive director re status of programs, staffing, budget, financial statements
1991
Child Care Action Campaign (CCAC)
Box 6 Folder 33
Minutes of Executive Committee and board meetings; memo re Child Care Tax Credit Outreach Campaign; letter to Mazur from new president Stolley asking him to co-chair the Development Committee, with descriptions of all committees, December 17, 1991
1991
Child Care Action Campaign, Spring Board Meeting, April
Box 6 Folder 34
Agenda and related materials of April 26 meeting; memo re cancellation of buffet supper due to citywide strike of apartment building personnel, April 22, 1991
1990
Child Care Action Campaign (CCAC)
Box 6 Folder 35
Draft mission statements, January 18, 1990; newsletter, ChildCare ActioNews, re Family Support Act, May – June 1990; report of CCAC State Financing Alternatives Project, July 24, 1990; packet of materials for board meetings, including 1991 budget and program plans, with attached minutes of December 11, 1990, Executive Committee meeting
1989
Child Care Action Campaign
Box 6 Folder 36
Family Matters Survey results, including summary analysis, questionnaire, and extensive handwritten comments by participants, with attached memo, May 17, 1989; trends report sent to Secy. of Labor Elizabeth Dole, March 1989; draft of letter from president of CCAC to NY Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan thanking him for support, requesting meeting, January 1989, with cover letter to Mazur asking him to attend; final letter to Moynihan, February 1989; newsletter, ChildCare ActioNews, featuring cover article by Mazur, “I’m Stickin’ to the Union,” January-February 1989; newsletter, AFL-CIO Reviews the Issues, “Child Care for Working Families,” excerpted from testimony before Senate Finance Committee by AFSCME president Gerald W. McEntee; newspaper clippings
1989
Child Care Action Campaign, Annual Board Meeting, September
Box 6 Folder 37
Directory of board members; memo re annual benefit, to honor media supporters, and annual board meeting, May 19, 1989; awards program with list of auction items, benefactors, board members, and media honorees, September 17, 1989; list of fundraiser honoree list since 1985; memo to Mazur re points to raise at development committee and board meetings, September 14, 1989; list of ILGWU contributions to CCAC from September 1988; handwritten notes by Mazur
1989
Child Care Action Campaign (CCAC), Board Meeting, Spring
Box 6 Folder 38
Agenda and related materials; newspaper clippings
1989-1991
Child Care Action Campaign (CCAC), Finance and Development Committee
Box 6 Folder 39
Finance & Development Committee minutes, January 30, 1989; proposal and budget for National Advisory Panel; list of major contributors in 1988; operating budget, 1989; letter to Mazur from chair of finance and development committee re personal background as working person, not socialite fundraiser, March 27, 1989; letter from Mazur and Gerald W. McEntee, president AFSCME, to president of United Brotherhood of Carpenters, asking for contribution, June 26, 1989, with attached list of other labor leader recipients, noting responses; memo from CCAC president re 1989 spring board meeting and supper at her home for informal discussion the evening before, with list of committee assignments, March 10, 1989; agenda, August 24, 1990; union solicitation letters, November 2, 1990; memo from Mazur and co-chair to CCAC board members re development efforts, September 4, 1990; agenda of April 23, 1991, meeting; financial statements and independent auditor’s report, December 31, 1990 and 1989; Management Report, December 31, 1990; minutes of April 22, 1991, meeting, with attached list of 1989 and 1990 union contributions; agenda of January 22, 1992, meeting with attached list of 1990 and 1991 corporate and foundations contributions, financial statement ending December 31, 1991, and draft FY92 operating budget; memo from Mazur and co-chair to Executive Committee reporting on development committee meeting of January 22, 1992; memo from Mazur and co-chair to board re fiscal year 1991 fundraising, November 4, 1992; proposal by Mal Warwick & Associates for direct mail membership campaign, with cover letter to Development Committee, January 16, 1992; handwritten notes by Mazur
1987-1988
Child Care Action Campaign (CCAC)
Box 6 Folder 40
Agenda for annual meeting, Nov. 7, 1988; minutes of board meeting, March 16, 1988; proposed program plan and budget for 1989; financial report for the month ending September 30, 1988; letter to Mazur from president Elinor Guggenheimer thanking him for contribution, May 21, 1987
1998
Child Labor
Box 6 Folder 41
Letter to Mazur from Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, founder of the Robert Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, re Global March Against Child Labor, May 12, 1998; memo to Mazur from UNITE international relations director Michele Briones re march, May 19
1990
Child Labor
Box 6 Folder 42
1986-1989
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
Box 6 Folder 43
Letter to Mazur acknowledging ILGWU as supporting advocate member of the Child Welfare League of America, January 9, 1986; summary and evaluations of first biennial assembly, with letter discussing resolutions adopted, April 1, 1987; letter from Rep. Mario Biaggi (D.-N.Y.) asking for support for his On-Site Child Care Privatization Act (H.R. 541), providing a tax credit to businesses undertaking child care operations for their employees, with copy of bill and Congressional Record transcript of introduction, February 13, 1987; booklet for 1989 National Conference, “Children ’89: The First 100 Days: A Children’s Initiative for President Bush and the 101st Congress”
1994-1995
China
Box 7 Folder 1
Invitation to Mazur to be part of a business management delegation to visit the People’s Republic of China, sponsored by the Citizen Ambassador Program of People to People International, April 4, 1995; memo from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones suggesting that U.S. firms doing business in China, such as Liz Claiborne, exert pressure on government to release dissident Harry Wu, August 21, 1995; letter from AFL-CIO international affairs director Charles D. Grey to trade unionists urging boycott of United Nations World Women’s Conference, to be held in Beijing, to protest China’s abuses against women workers, October 31, 1994; letter to Mazur from the U.S.-Asia Law Institute asking if he would be interested in joining a delegation to help draft new labor law for China, with cover memo to Mazur from vp Susan Cowell, noting decline of invitation under current status of nonrecognition of labor unioins, December 8, 1994; China Labour Bulletin by Han Dong-fang stating position against the ACFTU, December 1994; China Labor Notes (AFL-CIO newsletter), February/March issue; memo from the assistant U.S. Trade Representative to Advisory Committee members re public comments on China accession to the GATT and WTO (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, World Trade Organization), June 23, 1994, with attached Federal Register notice and request for comments; statement on the labor movement in China, by Jay Mazur, Voice of America, September 5, 1994; newspaper clippings
1992-1993
China
Box 7 Folder 2
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin re observations on trip to PRC and Hong Kong, noting loss of central control by government, September 9, 1993; draft of letter by ILGWU vp and legislative director Evelyn Dubrow to members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Operations (list attached) urging establishment of a Radio Free Asia, March 23, 1993; letters from Dubrow to members of Senate and House urging support for United States-China Act of 1992, establishing stricter requirements for renewal of Most Favored Nation status, July 1992; statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on U.S. China Policy, urging revocation of Most Favored Nation status and other trade sanctions and asserting that capitalism is not the sole precondition of democracy, February 1993; similar statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council, August 1992; report of RENGO (Japanese Trade Union Confederation) mission to China, December 27, 1990, related correspondence re AFL-CIO position, attached clippings from Hong Kong newspapers re Chinese repression of trade unions; letter to Mazur from the Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars inviting him to speak at rally during visit by Li Peng to U.N., January 24, 1992; invitation from Democratic Socialists for rally at U.N. protesting repression in China, January 24, 1992, with attached memo to Mazur re his speech at rally and Chinese-language flyer from the Church of New York; AFL-CIO Subcommittee on China agenda, January 23, 1992; letter from former president Jimmy Carter welcoming Chinese dissidents Li Lin and Li Zhi to U.S., January 8, 1992; Statement of Li Lin and Li Zhi, Former Chinese Political Prisoners before congressional committee, n.d., with attached biographies; resolution submitted by ILGWU at AFL-CIO convention, October 1993; “Incident in Beijing Airport,” by Lu Jinghua, June 28, 1993; National Affairs articles and newspaper clippings re worker rights, official unions, prison labor, child labor, “toycott,” Hong Kong, December 1992-January 1992; AFL-CIO Asian-American Free Labor Institute Chinese Labor Notes newsletters, January 1992-August 1993; ILGWU press release, “Chinese-Born Medical Student and North Carolina MS Candidate Receive First-Ever ‘Dubrow Post-Graduate Scholarships’ for Public Service: Awards Aid Two Garment Workers’ Daughters Who Plan Careers Helping Those in Need,” September 8, 1993; correspondence between ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones, staff, and creator of video “Project for Tiananmen Square,” including script, June-July 1992; newspaper clippings
1991
China
Box 7 Folder 3
Letter from Mazur to President Bush expressing concern for imprisoned dissident Wang Juntao, August 28, with cover letter to director of Committee to End the Chinese Gulag; letter to Mazur from the director of the U.S. Department of State Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs assuring him that the Bush administration shares his concern for Wang Juntao, with attached statement by assistant secretary/deputy spokesman Richard Boucher expressing said concern, September 18, 1991; letter from United Steelworkers of America to members of House and Senate, opposing Most Favored Nation status, noting mistreatment of U.S. workers by new Chinese owners of Phoenix Steel in Claymont, Delaware, with cover letter to Mazur, July 8 and August 14; first annual report of the U.S – Japan Structural Impediments Initiative, May 22, with cover letter from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to the Policy Advisory Committee; material related to Solidarity Day
1997
China, Han Dong Fang
Box 7 Folder 4
See also China – Workers Autonomous Federation of China Article by Han Dongfang, “The Plight of China’s Workers,” in Freedom Review, vol 27, nos 5/6; U.S Apparel Industry Partnership code of conduct, Nike Company code of conduct, in English and Chinese; related e-mail correspondence; article from the Far Eastern Economic Review, June 16, 1997; transcript of Jim Lehrer NewsHour interview with Han Dongfang at Hong Kong commemoration of Tiananmen Square massacre, noting that dissidents in Hong Kong must prepare to go back to jail for offending government, June 4, 1997; interview with Han by Multinational Monitor, June; other downloaded articles
1996-1998
China, Han Dong Fang, Jingyun Chen
Box 7 Folder 5
Correspondence re Han Dongfang’s wife, Jungyun Chen, and efforts to reunite her with him
1994-1995
China, Han Dong Fang
Box 7 Folder 6
See also China – Workers Autonomous Federation of China
1993
China, Han Dong Fang
Box 7 Folder 7
Copies of checks from ILGWU to pay for medical treatment for Han Dongfang and telephone and travel expenses of supporters; letters to Chinese government officials protesting treatment of Han Dongfang; related correspondence; newspaper clippings
1993
China, Han Dong Fang
Box 7 Folder 8
See also China – Workers Autonomous Federation of China China Labor Notes newsletters re “China’s Lech Walesa,” July 1990, continuing protest, October 1992; “Urgent Appeal from Han Dongfang: Chinese Government Forces its Lawful Citizen out of China,” August 14, 1993, with attached faxed appeal from Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions to help Han Dongfang return to China, August 16, 1993, memo to Mazur re Han Dongfang, November 16, 1993; handwritten note “Rush” by Mazur, with attached newspaper clippings, South China Morning Post, August 15 and 16, 1993; personal thank-you cards handwritten from Han Dongfang to Mazur and Michele Briones, June 25, 1993; press release from Asia Watch, “Han Dongfang Freed from Prison,” April 30, 1991; AFL-CIO News press release, “AFL-CIO Denounces China’s Expulsion of Labor Activist and Calls on U.S. Government to Oppose Beijing Olympic Bid,” August 18, 1993; New York Times clippings
1992
China, Han Dong Fang
Box 7 Folder 9
See also China – Joy Lewis 1990-1994 Transcript of article from World Journal, December 8, 1992; copies of checks from ILGWU to pay for medical treatment and furniture rentals for Han Dongfang; drafts of leaflet supporting Han Dongfang; letters to Mazur and other ILGWU officials from Joy Lewis updating re Han Dongfang; copy of Tom Kahn Labor and Human Rights Award certificate from Social Democrats, USA, to Han Dongfang, May 5, 1992; newspaper clippings
1989-1991
China, Han Dong Fang
Box 7 Folder 10
Press releases from Asia Watch we Han Dongfang’s release from prison, April 30, 1991; World Journal description of Han’s medical condition, June 9, 1991; letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland need to link renewal of Most Favored Nation status with treatment of Han and other dissidents, May 10, 1991; mermo to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones re harsh (possibly death) sentences for WAF workers, as compared to light sentences for students, need for unions to build public opinion to save Han Dongfang’s life, December 18, 1990; letter from Briones to Trini Leung, Hong Kong Trade Education Centre re situation in China, December 12, 1990; related memo for files; newspaper clippings
1993-1994
China, Lu Jinghua
Box 7 Folder 11
1993-1994
China, Lu Jinghua
Box 7 Folder 12
1991-1993
China, Toycott
Box 7 Folder 13
Correspondence and flyers related to boycott of toys made in China; sponsored by AFL-CIO and Frontlash, Youth and Labor Working Together
1993-1995
China, U.N. Conference on Women
Box 7 Folder 14
Materials related to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing; report of official U.S Preparatory Meeting for the U.N. Fourth World Conference (convened by the U.S. Department of State and others), April 22, 1994; related materials: conference program; “A Working Women’s Guide to Her Job Rights,” U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, August 1992; Women’s Bureau fact sheets, Facts on Working Women, 1993; printed U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1989, reprinted 1993); letter from Mazur to U.N. secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali expressing dismay over the resistance against the NGO Forum on Women in obtaining facilities in Beijing for their participation in the U.N. conference; reply from U.N. chief of staff Jean-Claude Ame noting quiet diplomatic efforts to resolve the issue, May 22-31, 1995; correspondence with the International Textile, Garment & Leather Worker’s Federation and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) re boycott of the conference, May 1995; newspaper clippings
1992
China, Committee on China (AFL-CIO)
Box 7 Folder 15
Agenda, minutes, and related materials for meeting of January 23, 1992, re forced labor; biographical description and statement of brothers Li Lin and Li Zhi; letter from President Carter welcoming the Li borthers to the U.S., January 8, 1992; AFL-CIO Committee on China “Report on China since Tiananmen Square,” delivered to the Executive Council on February 20, 1990; handwritten notes
1991
China Committee
Box 7 Folder 16
See also Committee on China – Report 1990 Urgent memo to Mazur and vp Susan Cowell from ILGWU International Relations Director Michele Briones re AFL-CIO Committee Report on China noting that she disagreed with draft, recommending inclusion of an alternative writeup of presentation by representative from Beijing Workers Autonomous Federation; first and second draft reports of October 18, 1990, meeting and report to the AFL-CIO Executive Council; final draft (?) of Subcommittee on China Report to the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, February 1991; draft statements by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on China, February 1991; Statement on United States-China Trade Relations Submitted by Jay Mazur, President, ILGWU, June 19, 1991, before the Subcommittee on Trade, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives; statement by Mark A. Anderson, assistant director, Department of Economic Research, AFL-CIO, before the House subcommittee on trade, on Most Favored Nation Status for the People’s Republic of China, June 12, 1991, with attached AFL-CIO special report, “Forced Labor in China,” October 1990; statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on “Toycott”: Opposing China’s Export of Prison-Made Goods, May 8, 1991; letter from Mazur to Chinese government official, expressing dismay at fire at Zing Ye Raincoat Factory in Guangdong province, in which 80 workers were burned to death because of the management’s practice of locking all the exits, comparing it to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire that killed workers under similar circumstances but led to government-mandated industrial safety reforms, urging Chinese government do the same, July 29, 1991; letter from Mazur to Sir David Wilson, governor of Hong Kong, opposing proposed new law, the Trade Description Bill, which would allow partially knitted items from Hong Kong to be linked and finished elsewhere and still retain the “Made in Hong Kong” label, warning that since these would most likely be finished by prison labor in China, the ILGWU would oppose imports of these products to the U.S., July 11, 1991; letter to Mazur from secretary-treasurer of Food and Allied Service Trades re Democracy for China Fund, July 3, 1991, with attached fact sheets; article, “Prospects and Dilemmas of Chinese Workers,” by Ivan D. London, Miriam London, and Ta-ling Lee, in Workers under Communism, July 19, 1991; letter from the Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars, inviting Jinghua Lu of the Beijing Workers Autonomous Federation to appear as guest, June 20, 1991; copies of newsletter, China Labor Notes, an update on events In the PRC by the Asian-American Free Labor Institute/AFL-CIO; clipping from Newsweek
1991
China, Committee to End the Chinese Gulag
Box 7 Folder 17
Cover letter to Mazur from director of the Gulag Committee, welcoming him as a member, noting effectiveness of raising issue of prisoners when traveling to China, noting enclosed materials: report by the Gulag Committee, “Workers and Peasants Imprisoned by the Chinese Government,” profiling individual prisoners, July 8, 1991; report, “Rough Justice in Beijing: Punishing the ‘Black Hands’ of Tiananmen Square,” by Asia Watch, a committee of Human Rights Watch, January 27, 1991; New York Times clipping, “The Prisoner,” profiling Wei Jingsheng, March 15, 1991; list of members of the Gulag Committee as of July 18, 1991
1990-1994
China, Lewis, Joy
Box 7 Folder 18
See also Chnia – Han Dongfang 1992 Resume of Joy Chen Yu Lewis of Asia Watch (Human Rights Watch); notes by Lewis from a meeting with AFFLI (AFL-CIO Asian-American Free Labor Institute?) representative Mark Hankin re projects documenting repression of Chinese workers, September 4, 1991; related correspondence
1990
China, Correspondence
Box 7 Folder 19
Letter to N.Y. Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, from Rep. Gerald Solomon noting that House of Representatives approved his resolution denying Most Favored Nation status to China, with attached newspaper clipping, October 22, 1990; letter and materials from Hong Kong Trade Union Education Centre, July 21, 1990; letter from Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars (IFCSS), formed in reponse to the Tiananmen Square killings, July 18; draft of letter by AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland to PRC ambassador to the U.N. on first anniversary of Tienanmen Square, calling for release of Han Dongfang and all other imprisoned unionists, with cover letter from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones, May 23; memos to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell and others re Workers Autonomous Federation of China, with background sheet, May 12, 16 and 17; correspondence re commemoration activities for first anniversary of Tiananmen Square
1990
China Committee
Box 8 Folder 1
Letter from Mazur to premier of China urging fair trials for detained trade unionists, December 14, 1990; letter from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland to Chinese ambassador to U.S., decrying “slaughter” at Tienanmen Square, urging release of pro-democracy prisoners, June 4, 1990; faxed memo to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones noting attached AAFLI report is not to be presented to the AFL-CIO Committee on China but rather ILG’s report should be, with copy of report prepared for the AFL-CIO Subcommittee on China by the Asian-American Free Labor Institute, “Foreign Investment in the People’s Republic of China – the U.S. Connection,” and list of leading U.S. companies investing in China, February 1990, with AAFLI resolution to be presented to AFL-CIO Committee on China, February 7; AFL-CIO Committee on China “Report on China since Tiananmen Square,” to the AFL-CIO Executive Council, February 1990; memo from Mazur to Bill Deery of the Deery Group noting authorship of Committee on China report; statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council re China, condemning Bush policy, February 1990; statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council, “A New China Policy,” May 1990; “Statement on United States-China Relations,” submitted by Jay Mazur, president, ILGWU, June 25, 1990, before the Subcommittee on Trade, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, with attached article from the Nation, “Who Died in Beijing, and Why?” by Robin Munro, June 11, 1990; agenda for October 18, 1990, meeting of AFL-CIO Committee on China; list of attendees, including Li Jinghua and Zhao Hongliang, refugees from Tiananmen Square and Beijing Workers Autonomous Federation, and Winston Lord, U.S. ambassador to China; biographical sketches/resumes of Li, Zhao, and Lord; “Repression in China Since June 4, 1989,” an Asia Watch Report, September 28, 1990; cover memo from Asian-American Free Labor Institute (AFL-CIO) announcing launch of China Labor Notes newsletter, with several issues; letter from AFL-CIO president Kirkland to all affiliate union presidents noting plans to commemorate first anniversary of Tiananmen Square, with prospectus for Democracy for China Fund and cover memo, April 12, 1990; memo to Mazur from Michele Briones re contribution to China Fund, with attached memo from AFL-CIO re error in accounting, list of contributions by unions, July 1990; agenda of activities for Washington, D.C., rally commemorating first anniversary of Tiananmen Square, and sponsors, with list of Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Associations in major U.S. cities; faxed memo to Mazur from Briones re AFL-CIO meeting on China, planned demonstrations, with attached postcard to be sent to the government in Beijing protesting detention of pre-democracy workers, April 11, 1990; faxed memo to Brones from Hong Kong Clothing Industry Workers General Union with button designs, February 14, 1990; press release, “Democracy Tour to be Announced on Eve of Visit to Czechoslovakia by Chinese Democracy Leaders,” March 1, 1990, faxed to Mazur from the Deery Group; faxed memo to Mazur from the Asian-American Free Labor Institute with list of U.S. companies attempting to import temporary workers from China, March 27, 1990; Current History article, “Deteriorating Human Rights in China,” by James V. Feinerman, associate professor of law, Georgetown University, September 1990, with note by Mazur to send copy to China Committee; Political Science Quarterly article, “Contradictions in Communist Reform: China before 4 June 1989,” by Benedict Stavis, 1990; article from Libertarian Labor Review, summer 1991; newsletter of the Center for Labor-Management Policy Studies, Across the Table, featuring article, “Hong Kong Labor Leader Speaks at ILGWU on Labor Activism in China,” Fall 1989 New York Times clipping re China one year after Tiananmen Square, April 15, 1990; other newspaper clippings
1990
China, Committee on China (AFL-CIO) Report
Box 8 Folder 2
See also China – Committee on China 1991 First draft of report of the China Committee to the AFL-CIO Executive Council; related correspondence; minutes of meeting, April 11
1989
China
Box 8 Folder 3
Letter from Mazur to the American Ditchley Foundation, pointing out deficiency in Ditchley essay (attached) in failing to mention the role of workers, not only students, in the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square, with reply, September-October; memo to Mazur from vp Susan Cowell, “ILGWU Response to China Situation,” recommending pressure for economic and trade sanctions, with attached interview by Cowell of Chinese organizer and letter from philanthropist giving grants to Chinese students, July 15, 1989; memos to Cowell from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones re visit of Hong Kong trade unionist Lee Cheuk Yan and other China matters, July 6 and 19, 1989; ILGWU and CUNY Center for Labor- Management Studies flyer invitation to talk by Lee Cheuk Yan, general secretary, Clothing Industry Workers General Union, Hong Kong, “The Condition of Workers in China Today: An Eyewitness Account,” August 31, 1989; biography of Lee Cheuk Yan; memo to Mazur and Cowell re liberalized immigration policy for Chinese (PRC) nationals wishing to extend stay in U.S., July 7, 1989; copy of cartoon and letter sent by Rep. George Miller to congressional colleagues soliciting co-signers of letter to the president of the United States-China Business Council urging pressure by U.S. business community on Chinese government for reform, June 26, 1989; copy of bill in House of Representatives revoking most-favored-nation status for PRC, June 13, 1989; letter from Asia Watch to ILGWU vp Susan Cowell urging sending telegrams to Chinese premier on behalf of arrested workers at Tiananmen Square, July 9, 1989, with attached report,” New Information on Arrests in China,” June 24, 1989; letter from Asia Watch suggesting actions on behalf of imprisoned Chinese workers, with profiles of several, August 10, 1989; Asia Watch briefing paper, “Chinese Labor Issues in Light of June 4,” July 26, 1989; ILGWU press release, “10,000 Chinatown Workers Join ‘Day of Mourning’ to Protest Violence by Chinese Government,” June 9, 1989; translations of news accounts fromChinese-language newspapers, July 6, 1989; International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) telegram to president of People’s Republic of China general secretary calling for end to martial law, refraining from use of force against pro-democracy demonstrators, May 24, 1989; telegram on June 19, 1989, from ICFTU president expressing horror at death sentences against leaders of the democracy movement; press release by ICFTU condemning military attack and “appalling brutality” against peaceful demonstrators; statement by international trade union leaders on the opening day of the International Labor Organisation annual conference, expressing “horror and disgust over the barbarous massacre” since June 4 of thousands of students and workers taking part in peaceful pro-democracy protests, June 17, 1989; letter from ICFTU general secretary noting that he had written to World Bank president Barber Conable urging suspension of financial assistance to China, June 22, 1989, with attached copy of letter and ICFTU Report on Violations of Trade Union Rights in China (May-June 1989); report of fact-finding mission to China by TWARO April 28-May 7, 1989, with cover letter to Mazur from CWA president Morton Bahr, July 14, 1989; article/speech by Harold C. Hinton, “The Chinese Student Uprising: What Is Next?” May 31, 1989, American Heritage Foundation; letter to Mazur from China Institute in America, inviting him to art exhibit, August 10, 1989; handwritten notes by Mazur
1989
China Committee (AFL-CIO)
Box 8 Folder 4
Notice of organizational meeting, March 7, 1989; letter from Communications Workers of America (CWA) president Morton Bahr to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland noting that he’d asked Mazur to co-chair the AFL-CIO China Committee with him, and that he’d accepted, September 13, 1989; memos from Michele Briones to Mazur and Susan Cowell re AFL-CIO Committee on China meeting of July 11, 1989; talking points for meeting, July 6, 1989; memo from Mort Bahr re meeting, noting invitation to Tiananmen survivor Liang Heng, June 8, 1989; AFC-CIO News press release, ICFTU Report on Violations of Trade Union Rights in China (May-June 1989); ALF-CIO News press release, “Kirkland Calls for Actions Against China,” June 26, 1989; AFL-CIO News press release, “Remarks of Jim Baker, U.S. Workers’ Delegate to the ILO Conference,” June 26, 1989; AFL-CIO Statement on China by president Lane Kirkland, with cover letter to Mazur and other labor leaders from CWA president Morton Bahr, June 16, 1989; memos between Mazur and Bahr with drafts of statement on Tiananmen Square, “Tragedy in China,” October 1989; memos to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones re labor’s response to China’s human rights abuses, with minutes of August 31 AFL-CIO Committee on China meeting and summary of Lee Cheuk Yan’s (Clothing Workers Union of Hong Kong general secretary) visit to the United States; notices of August 31 and November 2 China Committee meeting; AFL-CIO Committee on China Report to the AFL-CIO Executive Council, August 8, 1989; AFL-CIO Committee on China Suggested Speakers, 19 April 1989, with attached newspaper clippings, 1988; newspaper clippings compiled by the AFL-CIO Department of International Affairs re Tiananmen Square and related developments, including report by ICFTU, with cover letter to Mazur, June 30, 1989; “Testimonial to History: Tiananmen Square 1989, April 15 – June 4,” photo documentation with captions in English and Chinese, compiled by Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic and Democratic Movements of China; “Echoes from Tiananmen,” Issue No. 1, June 15, 1989, compilation of press reports and original articles, published by Friends of Chinese Minzhu, Hong Kong Trade Union Education Centre, Hong Kong; program for Council on Foreign Relations luncheon, June 13, 1989, featuring Winston Lord, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China 1985-May 1989, “China and America: Great Walls and Open Doors,” with attached handwritten notes by Mazur; Statement on China by Postal, Telegraph and Telephone International, June 8, 1989; Postal, Telegraph and Telephone International Report of IFFTU mission to China, October 16-26, 1988, with newspaper clippings from South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Standard, Asiaweek, Far Eastern Economic Review, Financial Times, 1987-88
1989
China, Committee on China (AFL-CIO), Lee Cheuk Yan
Box 8 Folder 5
Travel itinerary of U.S. visit of Hong Kong trade unionist Lee Cheuk Yan, August 21, 1989; copies of reimbursement checks; minutes of meeting of Committee on China with Lee Cheuk Yan, August 31, 1989
1989
China, Tianamen Square
Box 8 Folder 6
See also China Committee (above) Los Angeles Times Special Report, “The Shattered Dream,” re Tiananmen Square repression, June 25, 1989; special report, U.S News & World Report, June 5, 1989; New York Times Magazine, “Human Rights in China,” April 16, 1989;” New York Times profile of regime leaders, June 25, 1989; other newspaper clippings
1990
China, Workers' Autonomous Federation of China
Box 8 Folder 7
See also China – Han Dongfang “China’s Independent Labour Movement,” dossier prepared by Hong Kong Trade Union Education Centre and Asia Monitor Resource Center, both in Hong Kong, June 15, 1989; faxed letter to ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones from Hong Kong Trade Union Education Centre expressing concern over establishment of overseas Workers Autonomous Federation of China without consultation with WAF members in exile, December 13, 1990; background description of WAF as it originated in China during and after Tiananmen Square, exiled members, with cover letter from Mazur, May 17, 1990; confidential memo to Mazur from Susan Cowell re overseas WAF preparatory committee, May 16, 1990; memo to Mazur from Briones re stalemate in forming a WAF in exile, July 26, 1990; faxes from Asia Watch with letters from Trini Leung re preparatory committee of WAFOC; IUF News Bulletin, “The Workers’ Struggle in China,” re Trini Leung, 1989; related correspondence
1989-1991
China, Workers' Autonomous Federation of China
Box 8 Folder 8
See also China – Workers Autonomous Federation of Chin; see also China – Han Dongfang Project description and drafts of booklet of translated excerpts of program broadcasts by WAF in Tiananmen Square between May 24 and June 3, 1989; book proposal, “The Black Hands of Beijing,” by Robin Munro and George Black, re human rights abuses, Tiananmen Square, and dissidents Han Dongfang, Wang Juntao, and Chen Ziming; financial records; paper, “Den Xiaoping’s Reform and the Chinese Workers’ Participation in the Protest Movement of 1989,” by Shaoguang Wang, assistant professor of politics, Yale University
1986
China, Taiwan
Box 8 Folder 9
Letter to Mazur from attorney Jerome M. Garchik re trade with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and alleged murder of Henry Liu, June 9, with attached letter from Garchik to Rep. Robert Matsui; report for Hofstra University Labor Law Journal, “Power in the Eighties: an analysis of the management of pension funds for the attainment of union and public interest goals,” by Jerome H. Siegal; report by Asian Center (an independent affiliate of Clergy and Laity Concerned), “’Made in Taiwan’: A Human Rights Investigation,” by Becky Cantwell, Don Luce, Leonard Weinglass; human rights report from Asia Resource Center and Formosan Association for Human Rights, “Martial Law in Taiwan”; testimony before the House Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs re implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act, including opening statement by Rep. Stephen Solarz, chairman, and statement by David Dean, chairman, American Institute in Taiwan
1985
China, Trade (exports)
Box 8 Folder 10
Fact sheet, “Agricultural Exports in the World Market,” focused on China, based on U.S. Department of Agriculture publications
1985
China, labor (Brandeis)
Box 8 Folder 11
Material related to the Brandeis University Program of Labor in China: list of Board of Advisors; notice of board meeting, October 30, 1985; workshop agenda; draft report of trip to China, “A Social Revolution: Labor and Welfare Reform in China,” by Leonard J. Hausman; memo from Hausman re trip, June 17, 1985; import growth rate from People’s Republic of China from 1983 to 1987; book excerpt, “Trade-Linked Labor Standards,” by Ray Marshall, c. 1990
1988-1994
Chinatown
Box 8 Folder 12
See also ILGWU Local 23-25 “Growth and Development of the Chinatown Garment Industry,” by Jay Mazur, n.d.; Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC) Chinatown Garment Industry Bulletin re new capital equipment loan program for contractors, in English and Chinese, January 1986, with attached brochures, one in English, one in Chinese, “Help for the Chinatown Garment Industry”; letter to Mazur from the Chinese American Medical Society re managed care, December 20, 1993; memo to Mazur from manager of Local 23-25 Edgar Romney re meeting with Paul Yee, president of CCBA (business association?), outlining talking points, including history of union’s involvement with Chinatown, January 17, 1991; letter to Mazur from Romney re decision by Local 23-25 to resign from planning committee for 1989 Chinatown Labor Fair, citing hostility of organizers, June 29, 1989; press release from New York Chinatown History Project re exhibition on Chinese American women in the NYC garment industry, September 8, 1989; “From the Chinatown Press,” compilation of English translations of newspaper articles re Graceful Sportswear, Local 23-25, February 1986; New Yorker Reporter at Large article: “Chinatown,” June 10, 1991; Women’s Wear Daily (1993), Newsday profiles (1990) on Chinatown; booklets, in Korean, describing Union Health Center and history of ILGWU, with cover letter from Mazur to Francisco Chang, Department of Organizing and Field Services, Garment Workers Justice Center, NY, May 18, 1994
1986-1988
Chinatown Day Care Center
Box 8 Folder 13
See also Speeches – Child Care (Garment Industry Day Care Center of Chinatown) 1998; see also Speeches – Chinatown Day Care Center 1989; see also Speeches – Chung Pak Day Care Center Opening 1993 Copy of check for $250 contribution to fundraising dinner for Garment Industry Day Care Center of Chinatown, with cover letter from president of Cornish Knitgoods Manufacturing Corp., Brooklyn, February 12, 1988; list of contributors and amounts, March 12, 1986; list of locals and contributions to 1984 and 1986 dinners; copy of $2500 check from Liz Claiborne Foundation; copy of check from Biderman Industries for $1240; letter to Mazur from Gov. Cuomo’s office declining fundraising dinner invitation to Mrs. Cuomo, January 31, 1986; Wall St. Journal newspaper clipping mentioning local 23-25’s prenatal education classes, June 24, 1988; brochure
1990-1993
Chinatown Day Care Center, Chung Pak
Box 8 Folder 14
See also Speeches – Child Care (Garment Industry Day Care Center, Chinatown) 1998; see also Speeches – Chung Pak Day Care Center Opening 1993 Proposal for a Day Care Center in the Chung Pak Project, under construction as a mixed-use facility, also housing a health center and subsidized senior housing, n.d.; remarks by Mazur at press conference kicking off fundraising campaign for day care center, September 26, 1991; outline of background re center; memo from architects re center, March 29, 1991; floorplan; outline for fundraising event, February 25, 1992; fundraising letter from Mazur; January 29, 1992; fundraising flyer in English and Chinese; memo to Mazur from architects re Citibank delay in closing on the mortgage, November 15, 1993; letter to Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros inviting him to opening of center, with cover letter to Mazur, June 1993; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec vp and manager of Local 23-25 Edgar Romney with attachments re Citibank request that ILGWU guarantee $1.8 million in case of construction cost overruns, March 30, 1990
1989
Chinatown Health Clinic
Box 8 Folder 15
See also Speeches – Union Health Center 1998 and 1999; see also Chinatown 1988-1994 Letter to Mazur thanking him for fundraising effort, May 19, 1989
1989-1990
Chinatown (Brooklyn), Metropolitan Fashion Center of Greater New York
Box 8 Folder 16
See also Coalition against Anti-Asian Violence 1988 Project proposals: “New Chinese Apparel Marketplace 1989: A New Beginning for the Chinese Apparel Industry,” in English and Chinese; “Metropolitan Fashion Center of Greater New York: A Project for the Apparel Industry for the 1990s: A Brief Description – Background and Economic Benefits,” June 1989; newsletter of the Garment Industry Development Corporation, GIDC News, with cover story, “GIDC Sets Up Training Program for New Brooklyn Consortium,” Winter 1990; flyer for skills training classes by Metropolitan Fashion Center, touting center as worker-friendly; press releases, December 13 and 14, 1990: from GIDC announcing skills training project with Metropolitan Fashion Center; from ILGWU Local 23-25, “Metropolitan Fashion Center to Open, ILGWU Helps Chinatown Garment Industry Expand,” in English and Chinese; from Office of the Mayor, in English and Chinese; from Greater Blouse, Skirt & Undergarment Ass’n., Inc., in English and Chinese; from the Continental Garment Manufacturers Ass’n of Greater New York, Inc., in English and Chinese; from Juki America, Inc., “Juki Contributes High Technology to the Metropolitan Fashion Center”; letter from Metropolitan Fashion Center reporting on progress of planning, in English and Chinese, n.d.
1987-1993
Citizen Action
Box 8 Folder 17
See also Speeches – Dubrow, Evelyn 1989 Letter to Mazur from Citizen Action vice president and political director inviting him to dinner honoring ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow with Lifetime Achievement Award, March 15,1993; invitations and related materials for dinner honoring William Winpisinger, held January 27, 1988; list of quotes by leading public figures about Citizen Action; newsletter, Citizen Action News, year-end 1987; 1986 Election Report, with state-by-state analysis; newspaper clippings
1986-1989
City of Hope-Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Boycott
Box 8 Folder 18
Letter from Local 30, Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) describing two-year-old impasse with medical center, fundraising boycott, January 17, 1989; letter from City of Hope CEO giving management’s account of situation, October 11, 1988; letter from Mazur to City of Hope CEO, urging resolution of dispute, October 7, 1988; letter to Mazur from City of Hope thanking him for contribution, June 16, 1987; letters to AFL-CIO officials from City of Hope CEO warning that OPEIU’s attempt to “interfere” with fundraising efforts by presenting resolution to AFL-CIO to sanction a national boycott would destroy the center’s relationship with organized labor, jeopardize jobs, February 2 and 11, 1987
1991
Civil Rights
Box 8 Folder 19
Article from the National Journal, March 2, 1991, discussing conflict between blacks (Leadership Conference on Civil Rights), Hispanics (National Council of La Raza), and the AFL-CIO over employer sanctions in hiring illegal immigrants and how the issue was emblematic of divisions in a civil rights movement including minorities beyond African Americans
1990
Civil Rights Act of 1990
Box 8 Folder 20
Article from Women’s Wear Daily discussing bill to put discrimination based on sex, religion, or national origin on the same footin race-based discrimination, quiet opposition by retailers, July 31, 1990
1988
Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988
Box 8 Folder 21
Correspondence from congressmen, Mazur, religious, pro-choice, and pro-life advocates and others favoring or opposing the Danforth amendment, allowing institutions objecting to abortion to receive federal funds
1981-1984
Cliffhanger Apparel
Box 8 Folder 22
Complaint filed against Cliffhanger Apparel Company, 265 W. 37th St., New York, for nonpayment of contributions to welfare fund of Local 23-25; notification of award by impartial chairmen, June 14, 1983; audit reports; arbitration award, October 22, 1982; related correspondence
1992-1995
Clinton/Gore Campaign
Box 8 Folder 23
1990
Clothe America
Box 8 Folder 24
Ad in Women’s Wear Daily listing contributors to Clothe America, which raised $3 million in clothing donations for the homeless, March 20, 1990; letter to Mazur from Clothe American chairman Ken Sitomer , CEO of Russ Togs, Inc., thanking him for referral of contributor, April 6, 1990
1988
Clothing Bank/J.M. Kaplan Fund
Box 8 Folder 25
Letters to Mazur and ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman from Suzanne Davis, co-chairman of the Clothing Bank/New Clothes for the Homeless, soliciting contributions for program in which manufacturers and retailers donated $4 million in two years in surplus new clothes for distribution to NYC homeless shelters, part of Mayor’s Voluntary Action Center; letter from NYC Mayor Ed Koch, thanking Mazur for support, August 18, 1988; letter to Leslie Fay president John Pomerantz, soliciting contribution, noting referral by Mazur, May 19, 1988; list of inventory from manufacturers, December 1987
1995
Clothing Manufacturers Association
Box 8 Folder 26
National agreement between CMA and Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, as of May 1, 1995, with cover memo from UNITE general counsel’s office
1988
Coalition Against Anti-Asian Violence
Box 9 Folder 1
Newspaper clipping from Bay News, February 8, 1988, re harassment of Asians in Brooklyn, with cover note to Mazur from Pacific Northwest District Council manager Katie Quan
1991
Coalition for Democratic Values
Box 9 Folder 2
Letter to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland from Sen. Howard Metzenbaum seeking contribution to organization promoting liberal, progressive national agenda and counter drift toward right within the Demoratic Party, February 4, 1991
1986-1993
Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
Box 9 Folder 3
Meeting notice of New York City Chapter for December 13, 1993, noting caucus of ILGWU members, memo to Mazur re ILGWU hosting of CLUW National Executive Board meeting of December 16, 1993; letter to Mazur re new CLUW publication re workplace safety, April 24, 1991; draft of letter urging ILGWU members to join CLUW, March 28, 1991; letter to Mazur from president of Cleveland Chapter of CLUW thanking him for his support of the reproductive choice resolution that was submitted to the AFL-CIO Executive Council, July 26, 1990; correspondence between Mazur and CLUW national president re participation in the American Family Celebration, April-August, 1988; conference call for CLUW convention, held November 17, 1988; memo from Mazur to ILGWU regional directors and NYC managers urging that they join CLUW, noting recent decline in ILGWU representation, danger of losing seat on national board, November 17, 1987; memo to Mazur re second annual Working Women’s Awareness Week, March 18, 1987; memo from Mazur urging that locals support the NYC chapter of CLUW’s International Women’s Day event with donation of $50, February 25, 1987, with attached letter from CLUW chapter president describing the event, theme of dependent care; letter to Mazur thanking him for contribution to CLUW Center for Education & Research, January 29, 1987; invoice for reimbursement for travel to CLUW conference, November 24, 1986; invitation to Sol Chaikin to Working Women’s Awareness Week, February 10, 1986, with notation by Mazur
1993-1994
Code of Conduct (Overseas outsourcing)
Box 9 Folder 4
Memo to Mazur calling Sportswear Code of Conduct “totally unenforceable,” October 10, 1994; Code of Conduct for Overseas Vendors, with handwritten note; “Signed by Dress Association with ILGWU”; “ILGWU Commitment to Apparel Industry Competitiveness,” and description of ILGWU’s federal agenda, April 22, 1993; Levi Strauss & Co. Business Partner Terms of Engagement and Guidelines for Country Selection, 1992; Liz Claiborne, Inc., and Its Subsidiaries Standards of Engagement; 1994 Outerwear Negotiations Demands, including code of conduct for overseas vendors, marked “ILG Proposal”; contract agreement re outsourcing, labeled “ACTWU,” September 30, 1993; code of conduct by Phillips-Van Heusen: A Shared Commitment: Requirements for Suppliers, Contractors, Business Partners,” with cover note to Mazur, August 19, 1992
1989-1991
Coelho, Tony
Box 9 Folder 5
Letter from Mazur to Majority Whip, Rep. Tony Coelho, expressing regret at his decision to resign from Congress, citing malicious innuendo and diatribe, June 20, 1989; letter to Mazur from Coelho, thanking him for support
1991
Commentary (magazine), January
Box 9 Folder 6
Copy of magazine
1989
Commission on Migration
Box 9 Folder 7
see also Migration Letter to Mazur from the Commission for the Study of International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development confirming his scheduled testimony re Caribbean migration issues at hearing on July 14, 1989; memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin outlining points for testimony before the commission, June 26, 1989
1989
Commission for the Study of International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development
Box 9 Folder 8
Testimony by Congressman James Scheuer before the Commission for the Study of International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development, July 14, 1989
1984-1991
Committee for National Health Insurance
Box 9 Folder 9
see also Health Care 1989-1991; see also Health Care – National Coalition on Health Care; see also Health Care – National Leadership Coalition on Health Care Letter from director of Committee for National Health Insurance to Rep. John Conyers praising report by General Accounting Office on Canadian health insurance system, June 24, 1991; memo to committee Board of Directors re Gallup Poll of California residents showing support for national health insurance, May 7, 1990; letters re views of presidential candidates, May-July, 1988; letter re proposed legislation for Medicare catastrophic health insurance, April 9, 1987; statements of UAW and AFL-CIO officials re Medicare catastrophic health insurance before the House Ways and Means Committee, March 10, 1987; minutes of Board of Directors meetings of Committee for National Health Insurance and Health Security Action Council, October 28, 1986 & 87; letter re pain disability claimants under Social Security, improving Medicaid in NY, May 20, 1987; press release from Brooklyn D.A. Elizabeth Holtzman re program for workplace safety, January 27, 1987; letter to ILGWU president Sol Chaikin from Coalition for a National Health System re nonbonding referendum in Massachusetts overwhelmingly supporting national health care, February 13, 1987; press release announcing national conference planned for May 1987; brochure, “America’s Babies – Love ’em or Lose ’em,” comparing U.S. infant mortality rates with other countries, with cover letter, January 30, 1987; brochure, “Health Care in the United States: An Action Agenda for the 100th Congress,” Health Security Action Council and Save Our Security Coalition, with cover letter to newly elected congressmen, January 8, 1987, and letter to Mazur, January 9, 1987; correspondence between committee chair Douglas Fraser and Mazur re appointment to Board of Directors, and press release announcing appointment, October-November 1986; Statement on USHealth Act of 1986 by Douglas A. Fraser, chairman, Health Security Action Council, before the House Select Committee on Aging, September 12, 1986, with cover letter; agenda and material for Board of Directors meeting, October 28, 1986; letter from chairman re effect of tax reform on health and other social benefits, June 11, 1985; requests to Mazur for contributions; report to Mazur on meetings of November 5, 1986, and September 13, 1985; minutes of Board of Directors meetings of Committee for National Health Insurance and Health Security Action Council, February 8, 1984; letters re newspaper articles
1989-1992
Communication Workers of America (CWA)
Box 9 Folder 10
See also Speeches – Bahr, Morty Letter from Mazur to Morton Bahr, president, CWA, thanking him for support of the Textile and Apparel Trade Act, October 7, 1988; letter from Mazur to Bahr re AFL-CIO China Committee meeting, suggesting discussion of future direction, September 5, 1989; letter from Mazur to Bahr re address to ILGWU breakfast by Lu Jing-hua, successful press conference, less successful preparatory meeting of Workers Autonomous Federation, June 18, 1990; letter from Mazur to Bahr with attached redrafted AFL-CIO statement, “Tragedy in China,” calling for change in U.S. policy toward China after Tiananmen Square, October 27, 1989; memo to Mazur from exec asst David Melman re meeting with ACTWU in support of CWA and IBEW strike against NYNEX, outlining issues, with attached copy of flyer urging withholding payment of telephone bill until resolution of strike, September 11, 1989; letter to Mazur from CWA secretary-treasurer James B. Booe, thanking him for support in strike against NYNEX and contribution to union Defense Fund, November 3, 1989; letter to Mazur from CWA Local 1180 re emergency meeting of Electoral Coalition to promote progressive tax structure, oppose cuts in NYC services, May 23, 1991; letter from Mazur to CWA District One vice president inviting participation in Triangle Fire commemorative rally, February 25, 1992; resume of CWA director of international affairs Louis E. Moore, with cover note to Mazur, November 25, 1992
1988-1989
Confecciones Trancontinentals, SA/Liz Claiborne
Box 9 Folder 11
Fax to Mazur from the general secretary of the International Textile, Garment & Leather Workers’ Federation re Play Knits, New York, invested in Guatemalan firm Confecciones Transcontinentales to produce for Liz Claiborne label, with attached article, “A Run-Away Shop Runs Away From Guatemala Leaving 500+ Jobless” and interview with leaders of union in formation, requesting Mazur contact Liz Claiborne, January 20, 1989; copy of fax forwarded to Liz Claiborne from Mazur, January 23, 1989
1993-1994
Consortium for Worker Education, INC.
Box 9 Folder 12
Financial statement for the year ending December 31, 1993; minutes of annual meeting of Board of Directors of April 16, 1993; agenda and related materials; memo to Mazur reporting on consortium meeting of March 8; memo to Mazur from ILGWU education director Kitty Krupat recommending policy and procedure changes to promote accountability, October 14; outline of meeting with chairman of finance & audit committee, October 19; personal and confidential memo from Mazur to executive director, expressing concern about learning for the first time about actions taken, declining chairmanship of finance committee, with attached outline of suggestions for strengthening procedures, October 20; agreement between consortium and United Federation of Teachers, July 1, 1993 through June 30, 1995; letter to Mazur noting copies of checks and supporting documentation for pension payments, August 11, 1994
1988-1992
Consortium for Worker Education, INC.
Box 9 Folder 13
See also NYS – School and Business Alliance Task Force Memo to Mazur as chair of CWE re need for alternative to current funding by Urban Development Corporation (UDC), entailing “submitting a complicated proposal then waiting nearly six months for approval and another six months for a contract and another six months for a check,” November 6, 1992; “Building Union/Business Partnerships for New York’s Economic Development: A Proposal of The Consortium for Worker Education,” December 29, 1992; testimony by Mazur before the NYS Assembly Commission on Skills Development and Vocational Education, January 27, 1992, with attached notice of public hearing; unanimous written consent of the directors re by-law amendments; memo from Mazur and chairman Barry Feinstein re efforts to qualify to receive direct adult education formula aid, March 15, 1991, with attached list of major funding sources for CWE; list of grants received, 1987-1990; list of services from the City University of New York (CUNY), NYC Board of Education, NYS Department of Education, list of participating unions; New York Private Industry Council Dislocated Worker Participants Demographic Report, August 30, 1990; agenda of May 3, 1990, Board of Directors meeting; agenda of September 30, 1990, board meeting; Report to the Consortium Board; consortium brochure and fact sheet (in English and Spanish) re Worker Opportunity Reemployment Center, a free service to dislocated workers; letter from Mazur to incoming First Lady Barbara Bush re consortium’s programs, including English as a Second Language (ESL), basic literacy, and vocational training, January 18, 1989; Harvard Education Review article, “So We Can Use Our Own Names, and Write the Laws by Which We Live: Educating the New U.S. Labor Force,” by Sheila D. Collins, Miriam Balmouth, and Priscilla Jean, November 1989; consortium by-laws; correspondence re incorporation of consortium, October-November 1988; Teamsters Local 237 memo describing consortium programs, possible funding cut by NYS Education Department, with cover note to Mazur, May 22, 1988
1988
Consortium for Worker Education, INC., December 14
Box 9 Folder 14
Hand-delivered letter to Mazur from consortium attorneys Strook & Strook & Lavan with “for your eyes only” script for meeting the next day, certificate of incorporation and by-laws for consortium, December 13, 1988; agenda and list of attendees of December 14 meeting, with fact sheet on consortium; letter from Mazur, to Mazur, outlining rationale for incorporation, noting need to reduce fiduciary responsibility borne solely by Local 237, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, November 22, 1988; “Arguments in Support of the Consortium for Worker Literacy”
1989
Constitution Magazine
Box 9 Folder 15
Spring 1989 issue of the quarterly journal of the Foundation for the U.S. Constitution
1986
Consumer Assembly of New York
Box 9 Folder 16
Affiliated with the Consumer Federation of America. Letter from the president of the New York Consumer Assembly to the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, opposing change in federal law to allow industrial homework, December 2, 1986; letter to board of directors re meeting, March 30, 1987; text of speech (by Mazur?) endorsing Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, noting effect of imports on consumers, June 10, 1986
1990
Coordinating Council of Cooperatives (United Housing Federation)
Box 9 Folder 17
Letter from Mazur praising the 25-year-old coordinating council of the United Housing Federation, sponsor of affordable cooperative housing for low and moderate income people, November 30, 1990
1987
Coors Beer
Box 9 Folder 18
Letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO Lane Kirkland re settlement of longstanding labor dispute with the Adolph Coors Company and end of boycott, thanking Mazur for unflaggingsupport, August 20, 1987, with attached joint and separate statements and transcript of news conference
1986-1994
Cornell University- School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Box 9 Folder 19
Minutes of board meeting of Institute for Women and Work, December 12, 1986; invitation to Mazur to attend conference sponsored by Cornell Institute for Collective Bargaining, “The Next American Revolution: Crisis in Employment,” February 12, 1987; invitation to demonstration of software prototype designed for collective bargaining cost calculations, July 9, 1986; invitation to workshop, “Strategic Planning for Union Locals in a Changing Environment,” April 7, 1987; letter requesting documents relating to commemoration of bicentennial of U.S. constitution, May 13, 1987; letter requesting copies of ILGWU position on raising the minimum wage, July 22, 1987; letter from Ed Cleary, president, NYS AFL-CIO, to Lane Kirkland, president, AFL-CIO, re plans by the State University Construction Fund to use nonunion labor to build Catherwood Library at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, calling it an outrage, warning of it becoming a national issue, urging Kirkland to contract Gov. Cuomo to personally intervene, May 6, 1994
1989-1998
Cornell-Kheel Records Management Project
Box 9 Folder 20
Correspondence between ILGWU officials and Kheel Center director Richard Strassberg, proposing archiving ILGWU files;list of records retention and disposal schedule, July 13, 1989; list of files, June 30, 1998
1988
Corporate Takeovers
Box 9 Folder 21
AFL-CIO News article, December 11, 1988, “The Stark Bottom Line of Corporate Takeovers”
1993
Costa Rica
Box 9 Folder 22
Letter from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin to U.S. Trade Representative’s Chief Textile Negotiator re ongoing denial of worker rights in countries with which we are involved in bilateral trade negotiations, this time Costa Rica, October 28, 1993; mentions El Salvador also
1993-1994
Council for American Fashion (CAF)
Box 9 Folder 23
see also NYS Department of Economic Development see also NYC Office of Business Development Labor-management committee to promote industry cooperation, modernization, image; first called Fashion Industries Economic Development Council. Letter from Mazur to U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich in support of CAF application for an Employment and Training Administration JTPA “Learning Consortia Project” grant to strengthen job retention at the plant floor level, May 11, 1994; employer survey of ILGWU firms re age and ethnicity of principals and workforce, relationship of contractors with jobbers, etc.; cover letter sent to elected officials that accompanied brochure re CAF, list of recipients, May 24, 1993; memo to Mazur from CAF director Carl Proper, summarizing “overly optimistic” NYC job creation report for apparel industry, written by exec asst James Parrott for Mayor Dinkins’s “Job Creation Program,” September 8, 1993; memo to Mazur from Proper re uses for Cupid Modular Manufacturing video, including PBS special on labor’s role in modernizing the apparel industry, March 11, 1993; memo to Mazur from Carl proper re discussion points for upcoming meeting with FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) President Allan Hirshfield re developing cooperative partnerships, incubator, March 5, 1993; letter from Mazur to Hirshfield suggesting collaboration between ILGWU retirees and FIT in mending clothing for homeless and psychiatric patients, February 12, 1993; letter to Mazur from Hirshfield supporting Mazur proposal to establish a technology extension service (NY-FAME), with attached proposal for a Center of Apparel Science and Technology between FIT and Cornell University, February 24, 1993; memo to Mazur from Proper re New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) receipt of a federal economic development grant for apparel manufacturing apparel industry, February 9, 1993; letter to Mazur from Hirshfield re FIT’s plans t go forward with incubator for FIT students, graduates, and other to start their own businesses, with attached description, January 21, 1993; speech by Mazur at NY Labor Commissioner’s Awards Luncheon, September 23, 1993
1992
Council for American Fashion (CAF)
Box 9 Folder 24
CAF Steering Committee agenda, November 17, 1992, with attached excerpts from Clinton/Gore campaign release re manufacturing for the 21st century; Bylaws of the Council for American Fashion, a Labor-Management Industry Development Fund; description of the CAF Fund; memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott re industry co-chair Eli Elias’ concerns about CAF Fund bylaws; CAF newsletter, Fashion Forward, April 1992; report, “Keeping New York in Fashion: A Strategic Plan for the Future of the New York Fashion Apparel Industry,” prepared for the Garment Industry Development Corporation by Kurt Salmon Associates, March 1992; letter from Mazur to New Jersey governor Florio re new $200 million New Jersey Economy Recovery Fund and how best this might be utilized for the apparel industry, related correspondence, 1999-92; letter to Mazur from CAF’s funding agency, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, re tour of NY garment center, July 21, 1992; letter from NYC Mayor Dinkins in support of application of Textile/Clothing Manufacturing Corporation (TC)2 for funding as Manufacturing Technology Center, April 28; list of appointees to Enterprise Zone Commission; clipping from Journal of Commerce re Guatemalan knitting for Liz Claiborne, April 1992
1991
Council for American Fashion (CAF)
Box 9 Folder 25
Annual Report of CAF, 1991; agenda, CAF Steering Committee, March 28, 1991, with Mazur introductory comments; finance report for Oct.1, 1989 – March 31, 1990; “Preliminary Assessment of the Council for American Fashion: A Labor/Management Partnership for the Apparel Industry,” by Norman Eiger, Professor of Labor Studies, Institute of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, March 1, 1991; letter to Mazur from ad agency Launey, Hachmann & Harris, New York, offering to organize public relations campaign for CAF, May 14, 1991; list of suggested contractor shops for site visits, April 19, 1991; memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott re establishment of CAF Labor- Management Fund to promote cooperative approaches to improving the women’s apparel industry and the position of its workers, c. 1991; list of money owed to CAF by manufacturers’ associations; request for Mazur signature on grant application for continuing funding to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; newspaper clippings from ILGWU Justice, January 1991
1989
Council for American Fashion (CAF)
Box 9 Folder 26
Memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott re possible members of CAF steering committee, December 14, 1989; reports of marketing and technology committees, November 20, 1989; agenda for steering committee, October 26, 1989; agenda for first meeting of public relations committee, consideration of possible names, with opening remarks by Mazur re purpose of council, describing state of the industry, October 24, 1989; report of first meeting of public relations committee; list of committees and members as of September 22, 1989; memo to Mazur from Proper informing him that he is co-chair of CAF Executive Committee, with industry representative Eli Elias, October 2, 1989; minutes of technology committee, October 4, 1989
1989
Council for American Fashion (CAF)-Labor Management Committee, April
Box 9 Folder 27
Originally called the Women’s and Children’s Apparel Labor-Management Committee. Outline for meeting establishing committee, April 18, 1989; agenda, tentative budget, membership list; draft proposal, March 31, 1989; related memos including analysis of ILGWU membership in northeast
1989
Council for American Fashion (CAF)--Grant Application to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)
Box 9 Folder 28
Women’s and Children’s Apparel Labor Management Committee Proposal Submitted to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service May 1989; letters from Mazur describing initiative
1989
Council for American Fashion (CAF), June
Box 9 Folder 29
Agenda, detailed outline of second meeting
1989
Council for American Fashion (CAF), September
Box 9 Folder 30
Agenda, outline, list of committees and members, description of role of committees, outline of role of CAF with relation to other, local, labor-management committees; employer questionnaire
1985-1993
Crafted with Pride in U.S.A. Council
Box 9 Folder 31
See also Economic Policy Institute Letter from Sammy Davis, Jr., to executive director of Crafted with Pride in U.S.A. Council noting pleasure in working on campaign, September 29, 1986; press release re Economic Policy Institute study on importance of manufacturing jobs to the U.S. economy, May 20, 1993; press release, “Textile and Apparel Job-Loss Commercials Demonstrate Staying Power with Consumers,” September 9, 1992; list of questions for consumer research, June 14, 1991; reports on “Made in U.S.A.” promotions by retailers Castner, Knotts Dry Goods (Nashville, TN) and Younkers (Des Moines, IA), August 9 and 11, 1990; press releases from American Textile Manufacturers Institute, “Textile and Apparel 17.3 Percent of U.S. Trade Deficit,” August 16, 1988; “Textile and Apparel Imports Now 15 Percent of U.S. Trade Deficit,” September 11, 1987; steering committee minutes, May 11, 1988, December 2, 1987, October 28, 1987; results of attitude survey re predisposition of men and women toward buying U.S.-made goods, July 17, 1987; clipping from Washington Post re phony “made in U.S.A.” label scam by Taiwanese manufacturer of U.S. flags, February 17, 1989; other newspaper clippings; update summary report: The State of Working America 1994-95, October 1994; report by Management Horizons re retailing industry by year 2000, with cover letter to Crafted with Pride steering committee, July 27, 1990; Update, “Summary report: The State of Working America,” October 1994
1990-1991
Daily News strike
Box 9 Folder 32
Letter from Mazur to all ILGWU members in the New York City area, urging boycott of Daily News in support of striking union workers, noting that if management succeeds in breaking the union at a newspaper read by working class people in the nation’s greatest union town, it will send a signal to managements everywhere to follow their lead, November 7, 1990, with attached messages in Spanish and Chinese, with cover letter to president of Allied Printing Trades Council of Greater New York; draft of letter from Mazur to Crain’s New York Business replying to opinion piece on Daily News strike, January 4, 1991, and final printed copy, January 21, 1991; draft of Open Letter to Charles Brumback, Chief Executive Officer, and Stanton Cooke, Chairman, the Tribune Company, urging them not to close the paper that is a vital part of New York culture, from the Committee to Save the Daily News, with list of members including Mayer Dinkins; letter to Mazur from NYC mayor David Dinkins, thanking him for efforts resulting in settlement with Daily News, April 11, 1991; press release, News from the Daily News Strike Front, “’Save the News – Settle or Sell’ to be Theme of Ad Drive by Union,” January 24, 1991; copy of ad; memo from Mazur re ILGWU ads in support of strikers, January 7, 1991; list of unions supporting ILGWU ad; memo to Mazur outlining talking points for press conference re strike, with handwritten notes by Mazur, January 23, 1991; press releases by Tribune Company re decision to close or sell the Daily News, January 16, 1991; agenda of ILGWU NYC managers’ meeting, November 19, 1990, outlining campaign of support for Daily News workers, targeting newsstands, leafleting; memo from Mazur to ILGWU NYC managers re distribution of strike paper produced by striking Daily News workers, November 21, 1990; copy of strike paper, Real News; request to AFL-CIO Executive Council members for approval of $25,000 strike fund for Daily News striking workers, November 5, 1990, with attached copies of checks from affiliated unions; notice to Mazur of meeting of the Committee to Boycott for Justice at the Daily News, September 14, 1990, list of members, and related correspondence; report, Subcommittee on Strategic Approaches February 1991 Meeting, noting progress in strike, widespread support; letter to Mazur from the Workers Defense League re educational campaign against strikebreaking, designed to carry message of solidarity to unorganized, potential replacement workers, coordinating it with lobbying for anti-replacement legislation, September 7, 1990; letter from Allied Printing Trades Council of Greater New York to unionists, seeking support for efforts to settle with Daily News, possible strike, August 6, 1990, with cover letter from New York City Central Labor Council calling for meeting to discuss situation, August 9, 1990, attached bumper sticker, reader’s boycott pledge, article from Chicago Lawyer re union-busting firm hired by Daily News, September 1985; press release from the Kamber Group, “Statement by George McDonald, president of the Allied Printing Trades Council,” July 26, 1990; NYS Department of Labor press release announcing establishment of Board of Inquiry to investigate ongoing labor dispute at Daily News, noting certification by State Board of Mediation of failure to reach a voluntary settlement, July 26, 1990; open letter to Daily News carriers, asking that they stop delivering the paper; list of Daily News advertisers “good guys” and “bad guys,” November 19, 1990; mailgram from Mazur to Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield urging it cease advertising in Daily News, November 15, 1990; flyers for December 10, 1990, rally; list of union speakers and pledged contributions at November 14, 1990, rally; handbills and stickers calling for boycott; description of handbill legalities; newspaper clippings
1992
Media: Daily News Record
Box 9 Folder 33
Draft of letter to the editor from Mazur re inaccuracies of newspaper’s report on Congressional Budget Office study of U.S. apparel industry, January 13, 1992
1987
Dalton Industries
Box 9 Folder 34
Memos to ILGWU legal counsel re closure of Dalton Industries, failure to make weekly payments, decision to take firm to federal court
1984
Day Care Survey
Box 9 Folder 35
Day Care Council of New York, Inc., “The Garment Industry Advisory Committee Child Daycare Needs Assessment Report and Recommendations,” April 1984; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell discussing flaws in the survey, May 15, 1984
1984-1993
Deborah Hospital Foundation
Box 9 Folder 36
Correspondence with Mazur from New York hospital foundation re contributions from ILGWU health and welfare funds; computer printout of ILGWU patients, July 6, 1988; newsletter, 1984
1991-1992
Democratic National Convention/ NY '92
Box 9 Folder 37
See also NYS Democratic Committee 1987-1992; see also Speeches – Village Independent Democrats (NYC) 1996; see also Gang Meeting; see also Massachusetts Democratic State Party Letter to Mazur, signed by NYC mayor Dinkins, inviting him to a meeting to prepare for 1992 Democratic National Convention, to be held in NYC, and to serve on executive committee of New York ’92 Host Committee, December 6, 1991, with pencil notation, “NO”; fact sheets, newsletter, news clippings relating to NY92, including list of fashion designers featured at fashion show event
1987-1988
Democratic National Committee
Box 9 Folder 38
See also NYS Democratic Committee 1987-1992 New York delegation, 1988 Democratic National Convention Delegation Rules; 1984 rules; 1988 Delegate Selection Rules; preliminary lists, “final list” and “revised final list” of ILGWU delegates to Democratic National Convention; list of NYS delegates to national convention; position paper by Jesse Jackson ’88 presidential campaign, “Paying for Our Jobs: A Budget Plan for Jobs, Peace, and Justice”; letter from Jesse Jackson to ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow, June 13, 1988; urgent notice of strategy meeting of Brooklyn Dukakis presidential campaign, August 12, 1988; AFL-CIO agenda re meeting to select delegates to convention, with list of delegates and union affiliations; letter from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland to Paul Kirk, president of the Democratic National Committee, in support of a nonspecific party platform, December 18, 1987; statement by the president of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen and co-chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Labor Council in support of a nonspecific party platform, May 19, 1988; note from Sen. Edward Kennedy thanking Mazur for support of Fund for a Democratic Majority, notes Dukakis is “best chance since F.D.R.” for achieving goals for workers, June 28, 1988; letter from Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair to Mazur re House Speaker Jim Wright, attached article from National Journal, June 5, 1987; memo from Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee with analysis of key races and newspaper clippings, May 20, 1986; letter from Queens County Democratic chair Tom Manton saying that he agreed to serve as state chair of the Dick Gephardt for President Campaign, discusses candidate, December 30, 1987; letter to Mazur from DNC soliciting contribution, April 30, 1987; letter from Mazur noting $50,000 contribution by ILGWU to DNC for non-federal accounts, September 29, 1987; invitation/program to DNC New York dinner, April 27, 1987; letter from DNC chair Paul Kirk to Mazur thanking him for agreeing to serve as co-chair of New York dinner, March 5, 1987; copies of contribution checks from ILGWU ($15,000) and Leslie Fay president John Pomerantz
1988
Democratic National Convention--Primary Debate Selection
Box 9 Folder 39
Lists showing status of potential ILGWU Democratic Convention Delegates as of January 26, 1988, as of February 23, 1988, and as of December 10, 1987; memo to Mazur re DNC delegate selection rules, including specific quotas for minorities and women, and difficulty of Mazur himself becoming a delegate because he is a white male, May 1, 1987; memo from local 23-25 manager-secretary Edgar Romney to members urging political participation in order to reverse Reagan anti-labor policies (in English and Chinese), March 30, 1988; memo from ILGWU exec asst Susan Cowell to Coro Foundation about issues poll of union members, c. 1987, with attached Newsday newspaper clipping re divisions within labor over foreign policy; memo to Mazur from Gus Tyler re ILGWU delegate selection process, suggests involving retirees, March 4, 1987, with attached text of press conference by ALF-CIO president Lane Kirkland re candidate interview and endorsement process; memo to Mazur from Gus Tyler re strategic criteria for primary endorsement, March 1, 1987; draft of AFL-CIO written questions to be submitted to presidential candidates, March 4, 1987, with cover memo to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow, and cover memo from AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Thomas Donahue; responses of candidates to questions, with highlighted comments on trade, printed in AFL-CIO Federationist, May 9, 1987; transcript of responses to video question; letter to Mazur from Al Gore, soliciting support, April 7, 1988; schedule of key events of the 1988 presidential election; letter to Mazur from Jesse Jackson delegate Ed Vargas, local 23-25, thanking him for support, May 6, 1988; handwritten notes by Mazur
1986
Democratic Policy Commission--Dukakis
Box 9 Folder 40
Letter from Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis as chair of Democratic Policy Commission’s Committee on Industrial and Entrepreneurial Economy, noting committee’s report, “Opportunity for Every American,” with attached cover memos to Mazur by ILGWU officials Evelyn Dubrow and Herman Starobin criticizing report’s statement on trade policy, suggesting that the union meet with Dukakis to challenge assertion, in light of heavy campaign support, December 17, 1986
1986-1988
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee--U.S. Senate Leadership Circle
Box 9 Folder 41
See also Massachusetts Democratic State Party Letter to Mazur from Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) urging him to renew his $15,000 membership in the Leadership Circle, the “premiere program” of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, with attached list of events, March 8, 1988; letter to Mazur from Kerry noting recent electoral success, with attached clipping from the Washington Post, noting quiet bonuses given to Republican campaign committee staffers after defeat despite outspending Democrats, January 13, 1987; letter to Mazur from Kerry, urging prompt renewal of membership, December 19, 1986
1987-1988
Democratic Socialists of America
Box 9 Folder 42
Letters to Mazur from DSA chair Michael Harrington asking to place a DSA intern with ILGWU, 1988; letters to Mazur re his speech at DSA Labor Forum re increasing minimum wage, March-April 1987; Labor Voice, newsletter of DSA Labor Commission, November-December 1986;
1993-1994
Dinkins, David, NYC Mayor
Box 9 Folder 43
see also NYC Mayoral Race 1993 – NY1 Newspoll Letter from Ed Koch endorsing Herman Badillo for mayor, February 16, 1993; statement by Mazur endorsing Dinkins, March 15, 1993; memo to Mazur from David Wells advising on campaign tactics for Dinkins, in advance of meeting with deputy major Bill Lynch, March 5, 1993; outline of topics for discussion with Dinkins, handwritten by Mazur and typed; list of additional points to raise with Dinkins, including Chung Pak Child Care Center and Fashion Center BID; letter to Dinkins from Mazur re Chung Pak center, February 23, 1993; related campaign strategy memos; correspondence with deputy mayor Barry Sullivan re Garment Industry Development Association (GIDC) and Workforce Development Commission, 1993; correspondence re On the Mend Project, which repaired donated clothing for the indigent released from Bellevue Hospital, with New York Times clipping, February 1993; wish list, ILGWU’s New York City Agenda, calling for creation of Mayor’s Office of Fashion and Design Industries; memo with polling questions from deputy mayor Bill Lynch, to Mazur, May 27, 1993; memo from Mazur to Dinkins re re-election strategy ideas, August 5, 1992; letter to Mazur from Doris Ling-Cohan, seeking endorsement for Civil Court judge in New York County, January 11, 1993
1989-1993
Dinkins Mayoral Campaign
Box 10 Folder 1
see also NYC Mayoral Race 1993 – NY1 Newspoll; see also NYC Mayoral Race, 1997; see also Liberal Party; see also NYC – Lynch, Bill; see also Voter Registration Statement by Theodore W. Kheel on Why I’ve Joined “Democrats for Guiliani If Koch Wins the Democratic Primary,” April 28, 1989; David Dinkins’ record on housing, education, health care, child welfare, drugs, economic development; “Record of David Dinkins on Issues of Concern to the Jewish Community”; campaign flyer, “David Dinkins and the Jewish Community: A Record of Friendship and Commitment; newspaper clipping, “Rabbi Rouses Jews to Vote for Dinkins,” NY Newsday, faxed to Mazur by Rabbi Jacob Bronner, August 3, 1990, with letter of opposition from Jewish voter and notation, “This is amongst the many hate mail I have received”; AFL-CIO NYC Poll results, February 27-March 6 (no year); Johnson/Singer poll results, July 7, 1989; letter from Mazur to New York Newsday questioning “city insider” poll results, defending Dinkins in Crown Heights controversy, July 9, 1993; speech by Mazur introducing Dinkins at concert for ILGWU retiree “On the Mend” program, October 27, 1993; transcript of MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour Oct. 13, 1984, and May 14, 1986, broadcasts; handwritten notes by Mazur; drafts of speeches by Jay Mazur (written by Gus Tyler) and David Dinkins re endorsement; union local 89-22-1 and 23-25 newsletters headlining Dinkins endorsement; memo and list, Issues to Discuss with Mayor Dinkins; news release from NYC Commission on Human Rights re racially motivated bombing, letter from Mazur to Dinkins re bombing of Happy Land Social Club; postcard for Dinkins volunteer kick-off rally, April 14, 1989; article by Gus Tyler re Dinkins-Guiliani mayoral race, Newsday, Oct. 11, 1989, other newspaper clippings
1989
Dinkins Mayoral Campaign
Box 10 Folder 2
see also Labor Day Parade 1989 Lists of ILGWU and other union members who volunteered in the Dinkins campaign; memos detailing results of telephone calling; phone scripts; invitation from Mazur to mayor-elect Dinkins re meeting with British Labour Party head Neil Kinnock, Sens. Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden, and Canadian New Democratic Party leader Ed Broadbent; draft of endorsement editorial from the Jewish Forward, faxed to Mazur; internal ILGWU strategy memo from exec. VP. Susan Cowell agreeing with memo faxed to Mazur from campaign consultant Hickman-Maslin Research re racial politics, need to appeal to various ethnic voter segments; other strategy memos; letters to undecided union members, retirees, other segments urging support for Dinkins; memo re need for ad answering tax charges, TV ad script for Dinkins; memos re poll results from PR consultants Geto & deMilly; Ed Koch direct-mail campaign letter; letter from Liberal Party of New York State endorsing Rudy Giuliani; Dinkins position on the Middle East; statement by Mazur endorsing Dinkins, Dinkins speech accepting ILGWU endorsement
1976-1993
Ditchley Foundation (England)
Box 10 Folder 3
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin re invitation to Starobin to participate in Ditchley meeting on exchange rates, January 15, 1988; memo to Mazur from ILGWU staffer Michael Hirsch asking permission to attend Ditchley conference on health care systems, May 11, 1993; memo to Mazur from Starobin re role of Eastern Europe as a low-cost source of labor for the European Economic Community, June 18, 1990; satirical article about Ditchley and other high-level conferences, by Lord Chalfont, November 8, 1989, summaries of conference themes; copies of the Ditchley Journal, with articles highlighted, “The Roots of Urban Change,” by Peter Hall, Spring 1978, and “The City: Whose Problem, Whose Job?” by Simon Jenkins, Autumn 1976; copies of the Ditchley Newsletter
1990
Ditchley Foundation, Mazur presentation
Box 10 Folder 4
Letter of invitation to Mazur from American Ditchley Foundation to participate in conference, “Elements of Change in International Relations: A Foreign Policy Agenda for the 1990s,” to be held June 21-24, 1990, with attached outline of topics, November 15, 1989; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Gus Tyler warning of being stereotyped, outlining talking points re protectionism, June 4, 1990; memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin with attached analysis and drafts for presentation on economic issues for conference, June 4, 1990; follow-up analysis by Starobin, June 18, 1990
1989-1990
Ditchley Foundation, American Ditchley Foundation
Box 10 Folder 5
Agendas and minutes of annual meetings of the board of directors, April 27, 1989, and April 5, 1990; minutes of the special meeting, September 28, 1988, which notes a resolution that Ditchley conferences are not for probing or negotiation on issues, but are to be gatherings of like-minded individuals; agenda and minutes of special meeting September 26, 1989; financial statements as of December 31, 1988 and 1987, and list of contributors; letters to Mazur from American Ditchley Foundation soliciting contributions from AFL-CIO and ILGWU, with replies noting that contributions had already been made, October 2 and 4, 1990; calendars of conferences and topics January 1988 to December 1991; list of other subjects for possible inclusion in programs; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott summarizing Ditchley conference on urban regeneration, February 7, 1989; drafts of discussion topics for upcoming conference, “Security at a Lower Level of Armaments: Conventional Arms Control Issues Confronting the North Atlantic Alliance,” February 16, 1989, and “The Oversight of and the Limits on Intelligence Work in a Democracy,” October 7-9, 1989; letter from Mazur to administrative director of American Ditchley Foundation re conference report on military crackdown on Tiananmen Square rally and lack of mention of execution of organized workers by Chinese government, possible fear of strikes as precipitating factor in crushing the democracy movement, September 28, 1989
1990-1992
Ditchley Foundation, American Ditchley Foundation
Box 10 Folder 6
List of members of the Ditchley Foundations, including the American Ditchley Foundation, as of September 1, 1993; agenda for annual meeting of directors, March 25, 1992; agenda for special meeting of the directors, October 10, 1990; schedule of conferences from September 1990 to December 1991; minutes of annual meetings of April 5, 1990, April 18, 1991, and March 30, 1993; agenda and minutes of special meeting, September 26, 1991; agenda of special meeting, September 29, 1993; auditor’s statement, March 1, 1990; minutes of the joint meeting of program committees, July 6, 1991; correspondence from Mazur re upcoming conferences; letter from Mazur suggesting topic on nongovernmental forces undermining the nation state, threatening quality of life, January 5, 1993; minutes of the British Programme Committee, October 19, 1993; handwritten notes by Mazur; solicitations for financial contributions; summary of contributions as of November 10, 1993
1990
Ditchley Foundation, ancillary publications
Box 10 Folder 7
Printed reports by non-Ditchley think-tanks and press sources on issues related to those discussed at Ditchley conferences: “Man and His Environment,” occasional paper by the British-North American Committee, June 1990; “World Policy: Targeting National Needs,” reprinted from World Policy Journal, spring 1990; “Changing Sources of U.S. Economic Growth, 1950-2010: A Chartbook of Trends and Projections,” National Planning Association, 1990; “Social Policy: Looking Backward, Looking Forward,” National Academy of Social Insurance summary of seminar on the Ford Foundation Report, The Common Good, November 1, 1989; occasional paper of the Atlantic Council of the United States, “Saving Perestroika: Gorbachev’s Next Steps,” by Jan M. Lodal, 1990; Bulletin of the Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, January 1990; Freedom House magazine, Freedom at Issue, March/April 1990; magazines, The New Leader, February 5-19 and March 19, 1990; newsletter, News from the Center for National Policy, volume 1, 1990; U.S. News & World Report cover story, “Back to the Future in China,” March 12, 1990; Europe article, “Lending a Helping Hand: The E.C. Takes the Leading Role in Assisting Eastern Europe,” March 1990; summary of international press reports re Eastern Europe, forwarded by the general secretary of the International Trade, Garment & Leather Workers’ Federation , February 16, 1990
1987-1993
Dominican Republic
Box 10 Folder 8
“Foreign Labor Trends: Dominican Republic,” prepared by the American Embassy, Santo Domingo, released by the U.S. Department of Labor, 1990-91, describing political and economic overview, labor history; labor relations with U.S. and other companies, wage statistics, directory of labor organizations; unsigned “Report on the Visit to the Dominican Republic, April 3-7, 1990,” re participation in seminar by FITITVC on free trade zones and contacts with labor activists; letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland re invitation to observe elections in Dominican Republic, March 22, 1990; memo from AFL-CIO American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) re follow-up activities in organizing drive, list of Dominican companies by industry, November 7, 1990; printed official guide to XI Congress of the Confederacion Nacional de Trabajadores Dominicanos, December 5-6, 1992; Export-Free Zones National Council: Law 8-90 Encouraging the Establishment of New Free Zones and the Growth of Existing New Ones, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; AFL-CIO AIFLD memo re two-week seminar, Organizing in the Export Production Zones, to be held in the Dominican Republic, cosponsored by ILGWU, ACTWU, and FITITVC, February 5, 1993; AIFLD Special Report: Worker Rights in the Dominican Republic Free Trade Zones, November 1, 1991; memo to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones re Strategies for International Solidarity: Case in Point: Dominican Republic,” with attached resolution, “International Labor Solidarity,” adopted by ILGWU International Affairs Committee, endorsing strengthening links with ITGLWF, August 5, 1992; letter to Mazur from U.S. Dept. of Labor re Inter-American Symposium on Emerging Frameworks for Labor-Management Cooperation, to be held in the Dominican Republic, January 27, 1993; confidential memos to Mazur re Dominican Republic trip to assist in organizing efforts, May-June, 1993; memo to Mazur re Caribbean Organizing Seminar, with attached list of Caribbean plants of U.S. firms and seminar draft proposal, January 13, 1993; memos re trip, January-March 1993; translation and original Spanish letter to Mazur from National Confederation of Dominican Workers re workers abuses, particularly by Liz Claiborne contractor, October 11, 1993; letter from ILGWU Local 23-25 manager and vp Edgar Romney to the chairman of Liz Claiborne re worker abuses at Liz Claiborne contractor in Dominican Republic, October 13, 1993; letters to Mazur and ILG organizer from AFL-CIO American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) noting abuses by Undergarment Fashions, apparent Dominican contractor for Maidenform and Christian Dior, January 15 and 30, 1991; letters from Mazur to Maidenform, Christian Dior, and Bestform executives re worker abuses by their contractor in Dominican Republic, February 4 and 27, 1991; faxes and phone messages from Maidenform and Christian Dior executives noting error, February 4 and 12, 1991; confidential memo to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones re confidential report of trip to Dominican Republic by AIFLD official, ideological competition within labor movement there, with supporting attachments, March 14, 1991; Bulletin of the Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, December 12,1992; Spanish-language edition of ILGWU Justice (Justicia), 1993
1991-1994
Dominican Repubilc--GSP
Box 10 Folder 9
Letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO director of international affairs re workers in free trade zones in the Dominican Republic being denied rights to organize by U.S. firms Westinghouse, GTE, and Hanes, with attached “Update on Campaign for Worker Rights in the Dominican Republic,” January 4,1991, and letters to officials re deteriorating situation, urging withdrawal of Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade status; letter from AFL-CIO American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) updating on events in Dominican Republic, noting employer counterattack against efforts to revoke GSP status, February 28, 1991, with translations of press accounts; letter to Secretary of State James Baker from AFL-CIO Lane Kirkland urging suspension of GSP status for Dominican Republic, March 22, 1991, with cover note to Mazur; letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO AIFLD) re announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills of continuing GSP status for Dominican Republic, with attached USTR report, “Generalized System of Preferences of the Trade Policy Staff Committee: 1990 Annual Reviews: Worker Rights Review Summary: The Dominican Republic, April 1991”; press release, “Kantor Announces Results of 1992 GSP Reviews: Emphasis on Worker Rights is Underscored,” June 25, 1993; memos from Mazur to ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow and research director Herman Starobin asking for advice in lobbying on behalf of AFL-CIO petition for withdrawal of GSP status of Dominican Republic, reply from Starobin, June 25, 1993; newspaper clippings from Dominican press, with cover fax from AIFLD field rep urging full court press by AFL-CIO to bring about historic change, June 28, 1993; letter from Mazur to the executive director of Freedom House, with copy to Betty Bao Lord, asking for assistance in lobbying the State Department on behalf of AFL-CIO petition for withdrawal of GSP status, July 2, 1993; faxed letter from Mazur to the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, urging withdrawal of GSP status, July 1, 1993; letter to Mazur from the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, clarifying distortions in the Dominican press re petition to remove the county from GSP, July 2, 1993; letters from Mazur to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Cantor in support of AFL-CIO petition urging withdrawal of special trade privileges from the Dominican Republic, July 2, 1993; letter to Mazur from U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Cantor thanking him for giving his opinion that GSP status for the Dominican Republic should be withdrawn, notes AFL-CIO petition is under review, August 2, 1993; letter to Mazur from presidential economic policy advisor Robert Rubin thanking him for letter re withdrawal of GSP status for Dominican Republic, July 30, 1993; draft of letter from Mazur to leaders of Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) urging that they write to Secretary of State Warren Christopher and other Cabinet officers in support of AFL-CIO petition that GSP trade status be withdrawn for the Dominican Republic, July 27, 1993; letter from ICCR to Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown urging withdrawal of special trade privileges from Dominican Republic, August 12, 1993; letter from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin to AIFLD director asking for background in advance of meeting with Dominican ambassador to the U.S., December 3, 1993; memo to ILGWU vp Edgar Romney re fired Candelaria union activists brought by AFL-CIO to testify in Congress re petition to revoke GSP status, March 3, 1994
1986-1992
Drug abuse (conferences)
Box 10 Folder 10
Letter to Mazur from the Bureau of National Affairs, with attached press advisory for “National Teleconference on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Workplace,” February 13, 1987; letter to Sol Chaikin from the United Nations Association in the United States of America (UNA-USA) re conference, “Strategies for Community Action: Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking,” January 23, 1987; letter to Mazur from the George Meany Center for Labor Studies re conference, “Substance Abuse: What Unions Need to Know,” March 10, 1992; Ditchley Conference Report, “Drugs: The Threat and the Response,” held March 1991; newspaper clipping re Nicole Miller with note to Mazur, “This is the same firm that did the drug testing” October 8, 1986
1990-1994
Dunlop Commission
Box 10 Folder 11
See also Labor Law Reform; see also Speeches – Donahue – Dunlop Commission; see also Evolution of Work Committee Memo to Mazur from Gus Tyler re impact of commission (Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations, aka Dunlop Commission), appointed by Pres. Clinton and headed by former secretary of Labor John Dunlop, in examining labor law and practices, warning that corporate destruction of unions will destroy America, February 8, 1994; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re meeting with Dunlop, $1.3 million grant from Sloan Foundation to Dunlop’s Center for Business and Government at Harvard to study apparel industry, suggesting areas of research, November 14, 1990; memo to ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny and other staff officers from Carl Proper, director of Council for American Fashion (CAF), re upcoming testimony of Mazur before Dunlop Commission, with attached questions for Legal Department, July 11, 1994; memo from Proper to Zimny and others asking for suggestions for Dunlop Commission re protecting worker interests in contracting or other contingent worker situations, April 26, 1994; letter to John Dunlop from Mazur re contracting out, April 19, 1994; memo to National Planning Association from AFL-CIO official Markley Roberts, commenting on NPA report, “The Restructuring of Employment,” relating it to Dunlop Commission findings, with attached highlights of commission report, June 2, 1994; newspaper clippings
1988-1990
Economic Policy Council (EPC)
Box 10 Folder 12
See also United Nations Association of the United States of America Part of the United Nations Association of the USA. Draft summary conclusions of the foreign direct investment panel, November 16, 1989, with list of members and correspondence with Mazur; letter to Mazur from ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman, co-chairman of EPC, thanking him for contribution
1986
Economic Policy Council (EPC) meeting, November 20
Box 10 Folder 13
Preliminary working draft report, “U.S. Policy toward the Newly Emerging Industrial Countries,” to be distributed for May 19, 1986, meeting; draft, “Conclusions and Recommendations” section, with cover letter to Mazur soliciting comment, July 23, 1986; comments on preliminary working draft #2, October 30, 1986; draft report for final review, June 22, 1987; paper given by Mazur, “A Labor Perspective on U.S. Policy Toward Newly Industrialized Countries,” May 19, 1986; comments by Mazur re recession, trade, “Comments Submitted to the Conference Board Human Resources Outlook Panel: Responses to Questions Posed by the Conference Board,” October 1986; letter from ILG official Gus Tyler predicting that a top-heavy global economy could result in bloody and bestial political explosions, and the prime victim will be the free enterprise system, October 8, 1986; handwritten notes by Mazur
1988
Homework
Box 12 Folder 13
See also Triangle Fire Commemoration 1988 “Notes on a Strategy for Industrial Homework,” by ILGWU vp Susan Cowell, December 28, 1988; ILGWU press release, “Union to Fight Move by Reagan and Bush Administration Toward Upsetting a Ban on Industrial Homework in Women’s Apparel,” December 30, 1988; ILGWU press release, “”ILGWU Will Sue to Keep Prohibition Against Industrial Homework, “ November 9, 1988; note cards, “Key Dates and Sequence of Industrial Homework Events”; memo to Mazur and others from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow, “What Congressman Austin Murphy Is Doing on Homework,” April 23, 1988; press release, “ILGWU Head Assails Administration on Move to Legalize Industrial Homework; Mazur Says Action ‘Nullifies Minimum Wage’ and Supports ‘Sweatshop Conditions,” March 25, 1988; newspaper clippings
1988
Homework--Steve Pollack (Shea and Gardner)
Box 12 Folder 14
See also Speeches – Homework Draft of new rules proposed by Department of Labor lifting ban on homework, with attached draft ILGWU press release denouncing move, March 24, 1988; Federal Register Department of Labor proposed rule, March 30; Notice of Proposed Rule Making re difference between new Dept. of Labor proposal and 1986 proposal, on Shea & Gardner stationery, March 31; press release, “ILGWU Head Assails Administration on Move to Legalize Industrial Homework,” March 25; press release, “Firefighters Salute Victims of Triangle Disaster as ILGWU Leader Blasts Reagan Administration for ‘Supporting Sweatshop Conditions’ in Decision to Allow Industrial Homework,” March 25; article by Gus Tyler, “Reagan’s Secret War Against the Working Poor,” with attached cover note from Tyler to Mazur; questions and answers developed for Mazur re industrial homework, n.d.; profile of homework investigations, FY 1987, by industry; letter from Mazur to Labor Secretary Ann McLaughlin protesting failure of department to give opportunity to review and comment on lifting ban, March 28; letters to U.S. Department of Labor from NYS Department of Labor commenting on proposed rulemaking, describing unenforceability of wage and other fair labor standards, urging retention of ban, with cover letter to Mazur, May 12; Bureau of National Affairs Daily Labor Report, “ILGWU Seeks Probe of FLSA [Fair Labor Standards Act] Enforcement,” March 31; newspaper clippings re industrial homework, with cover memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell, May 20, 1988; other clippings; handwritten notes by Mazur
1987
Homework
Box 12 Folder 15
Letters from Senators and members of Congress responding to flyers mailed by constituents supporting continued ban on industrial homework or Textile and Apparel Trade Act of 1987; memos to ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow from Rinaldo Panetta, coordinator of Roll Back Imports campaign, noting mailing of flyers to lawmakers
1986
Homework
Box 12 Folder 16
Copies of “Homework: A Return to the Industrial Dark Ages of Sweatshops and No Protections,” reprinted from the AFL-CIO Federationist, August 2, 1986; written comments by homeworkers, factory owners, and others, and other documentation, including help-wanted ads, “Illegal Homework Advertized Blatantly in Newspapers,” submitted to hearings by House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Labor Standards; statement by Mazur before committee, September 16; statement by ACTWU secretary-treasurer Jack Sheinkman; statement by Leonard Gilberg, executive director of Fashion Apparel Manufacturers Association; prepared statement by homeworkers; opening statement by committee chairman Austin Murphy; ILGWU fact sheet on homework
1986
Homework
Box 12 Folder 17
Letters to Department of Labor from unions, nonprofit organizations, and other parties, objecting to proposed changes lifting ban
1984-1987
Homework
Box 12 Folder 18
Letter from ILGWU president Sol Chaikin to Secretary of Labor William Brock, re need for enforcement of homework ban on knitted outerwear, March 1986; draft of proposed rule allowing homework, with memo to Mazur re complaint against Bordeau, Inc., Clarinda, Iowa, and resulting effort by Iowa congressman Jim Lightfoot to change the rules, July 3, 1986; strictly confidential memo to Mazur and Chaikin from ILGWU counsel Max Zimny reporting on meeting with Wage and Hour Administration re its plans to lift homework ban, June 17, 1986; memo to Mazur from ILGWU attorneys Shea & Gardner reporting on meeting with Labor Secretary Brock re plans to lift homework ban, July 11, 1986; Shea & Gardner talking points for meeting with Secretary Brock, July 9, 1986; Shea & Gardner timeline of key dates in homework ban since 1943, July 6, 1986; statement by ILGWU in Opposition to the Removal of Restrictions on Industrial Homework in the Knitted Outerwear Industry, before the U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division, May 11, 1984; drafts of Mazur’s article, “Homework: Return to the Industrial Dark Ages”; draft of homework press release by Mazur, August 1986; National NOW Times article by ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow, “The Case Against Industrial Homework,” April 1987; speech outline/notes re homework, freedom to work, n.d.; handwritten notes by Mazur (and Chaikin?); newspaper clippings
1992
Hooks, Benjamin
Box 13 Folder 1
Introductory speech by Mazur, noting history of ILGWU with NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), of which Hooks was executive director
1986
Hormel and Company,United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Strike
Box 13 Folder 2
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Executive Board Statement on Local P-9 Strike (Austin, MN) against Hormel, decrying militancy, February 13, 1986; special report
1994
Hynes, Charles J., campaign
Box 13 Folder 3
Draft of letter from Mazur urging ILGWU members to vote for Brooklyn district attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes for NYS attorney general, 1994, July 12, 1994; letter from Hynes campaign to Mazur with first draft of letter, June 20, 1994
1993-1995
Immigration
Box 13 Folder 4
1995
Immigration-Council on Foreign Relations
Box 13 Folder 5
Letter to Mazur from Council on Foreign Relations inviting him to comment on evolution of labor’s position on immigration at next study group, February 23, 1995; summaries of papers for discussion; talking points for Mazur on papers under discussion by Council of Foreign Relations; copies of papers to be discussed, including “Contemporary American Attitudes Toward U.S. Immigration,” by Thomas J. Espenshade and Katherine Hempstead, Office of Population Research, Princeton University, February 1995; “The Economic Impact of Immigration,” by George J. Borjas; statements by AFL-CIO Executive Council, “The Attack on Working Americans” and “Immigration and the American Dream,” February 1995; transcript of National Press Club luncheon with speaker Gov. Mario Cuomo of New York, December 16, 1994; memo to Mazur from Muzaffar Chishti with attached letter from American Forum for Global Education, May 22, 1995; talking points by Mazur; handwritten notes by Mazur
1990-1995
Immigration, National Immigration Forum
Box 13 Folder 6
Memos re pending legislation; materials sent under previous name, National Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Forum, 1990-92, including board of directors meeting agenda, January 26, 1990
1989
Immigration
Box 13 Folder 7
Correspondence re legislation to stop deportation of Salvadorans and Nicaraguans; statement by Mazur re negative effects of Immigration and Control Act of 1986, need for new law, October 13, 1989
1986
Immigration
Box 13 Folder 8
Memo to Mazur from Muzaffar Chishti re status of immigration bill and Schumer proposal giving permanent status to agricultural workers, July 21, 1986; report to manager of Local 23-25 re Immigration Project for second quarter 1986; ad for book, Undocumented Aliens in the New York Metropolitan Area: An Exploration into Their Social and Labor Market Incorporation, by D. Papademetriois and N. DiMarzio
1984-1990
Immigration-Employer sanctions
Box 13 Folder 9
Memos re status of legislation, 1984-1990; letter from Mazur to AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Tom Donahue expressing concern over discrimination, March 19, 1990; handwritten notes
1986-1990
Imports
Box 13 Folder 10
see also Trade; see also Textile and Apparel Trade Graph projecting relative change in textile imports and U.S. production through year 2000, from Milliken & Company, August 18, 1989; ILGWU publication, “The Import Problem,” excerpted from the General Executive Board meeting, May 30-June 6, 1986; “Import Penetration in the Apparel Industry: A Technical Study,” prepared for the Fiber, Fabric and Apparel Coalition for Trade, September 1988; correspondence requesting sharing expenses for video re Saipan and the Northern Marianas Islands as an apparel production center to evade import restrictions, produced by the American Apparel Manufacturers Association, January 1988; press release from the American Textile Manufacturers Association, “Textile and Apparel Imports Accelerate,” June 15, 1989; transcript of Associated Press (AP) wire story re rally at White House by textile workers in support of bill curbing imports, September 13, 1990; newspaper clippings
1985
Imports, rollback campaign
Box 13 Folder 11
See also Trade; see also Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act of 1985 Memos to ILGWU regional directors re lobbying and other strategy for campaign, 1984-85; memo from Sol Chaikin to President Stulberg proposing national campaign against imports, August 2, 1971; memo to Mazur re status of resolution in Congress, December 7, 1984; sample petitions in English, Spanish, and Chinese, with ad samples targeted to four ethnic groups; memos re petition campaign, including number of signatures gathered by local, and how to physically deliver them to Congress or White House, 1985; handwritten letter to Mazur from members at Gerard Mills and other Hazletown, PA, firms re their efforts to publicize need to buy American, November 17, 1986; handwritten notes by Mazur
1987-1988
Import Task Force
Box 13 Folder 12
See also ILGWU Legislative Department; see also Textile & Apparel Trade; see also NAFTA Minutes of Import Task Force meeting of February 29, 1988, with cover note to Mazur by ILGWU vp Gus Tyler; note to Mazur from Tyler summarizing actions of Import Task Force meeting of April 5, 1988; letter from Tyler convening first meeting, with schedule of subsequent meetings, attached list of members, June 10, 1987
1983-1984
Industrial Policy
Box 13 Folder 13
Announcement by Jeff Faux and Roger Hickey of establishment of Project on Industrial Policy and Democracy; response by ILGWU assistant president Gus Tyler, suggesting meeting, September 15, 1983, with attached article by Tyler, “The Threat of a U.S. Without Factories,” AFL-CIO American Federationist, April 1976; printed paper by AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (IUD), “Rebuilding America: A National Industrial Policy,” c. 1984; memo to IUD Reindustrialization Committee, December 24, 1984, referring to paper by Harvard Business School professors George Lodge and Bruce Scott; unsigned, undated (c. 1984) policy paper, National Industrial Policy
1989
Federation Internationale de Trabajadores del Textil, Vestuario y Cuero (FITITVC), Interamerican Textile, Leather,Garment, and Shoe Workers Federation, Carcas, Venezuela, August 23
Box 13 Folder 14
See also Speeches – FITTVCC 1998 (Earlier name was translated from the Spanish – Federacion Interamericana de Trabajadores de la Industria Textil, Vestuario, Cuero y Calzado – as Interamerican Textile, Leather, Garment & Shoe Workers Federation) Memos from ILGWU International Relations director Michele Briones re conversations and meetings with FITITVC officials; report probably by Briones re trip to Venezuela, August 23-28, 1989; resolution by FITITVC, “The International Debt Problem,” calling on the International Monetary Fund to stop imposing policies on debtor countries that promote economic austerity and inequality
1989
FITITVC Executive Committee, Puerto Rico, April 15-16
Box 13 Folder 15
Agenda of Executive Committee meeting, Ponce de Leon, Puerto Rico; memos to Mazur from Michele Briones re meetings with executive committee members and relationship between the ILGWU, FITITVC, and ITGLWF; outline of welcoming address by Mazur, drafted by Briones; handwritten notes
1987-1988
FITITVC, Interamerican Textile, Leather,Garment, and Shoe Workers Federation,
Box 13 Folder 16
(Note later English name change to Interamerican Textile, Garment, Leather & Shoe Workers Federation) Memo from Michele Briones, director of ILGWU International Relations Department, re discussion with FITITVC re its affiliation with ITGLWF, nonpayment of dues, apparent disingenuousness, Dec. 15, 1987; text of speech by Mazur to the 20th anniversary conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, noting decline in U.S. living standards, opposition to imports, 1987; background information for conference re labor profiles of Argentina and Brazil, scholarly articles from Current History re Latin America, list of trade union officials attending, Feb. 25, 1987
1986
FITITVC
Box 13 Folder 17
Report of trip to FITITVC conference in Mexico by Michele Briones, assistant director of ILGWU International Relations Department, Oct. 28, 1986, with newspaper clippings to Mazur’s attention; nomination of Clifford Depin to FITITVC Executive Committee, Feb 3, 1986, with constitution and statutes of FITITVC (1980); memo from Briones re agenda and preparations for FITITVC Executive Committee meeting in NY, with estimated budget, May 7-9, 1986; memo from Mazur to Herman Starobin re meeting; memo from Briones re twentieth anniversary conference, and agenda (1987, in Spanish); background paper on FITITVC from Briones to Mazur with list of Executive Committee, Feb. 18, 1986; memo re letter by ACTWU against aid to Nicaraguan Contras, Mar. 5, 1986
1986-1993
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)
Box 13 Folder 18
Annual surveys of violations of trade union rights, 1989 and 1990; speech by ICFTU general secretary Enzo Friso, “Globalizing Economy and International Labour Standards,” presented to ICFTU economic conference in Thailand, June 27-18, 1993; invitations to meetings; confidential executive board agenda items/minutes discussing African and South American affairs, 1986
1987-1995
International Labor Office (ILO)
Box 13 Folder 19
1983-1985
International Labor Program (Georgetown University)
Box 13 Folder 20
See also Labor Desk 1984 Speech delivered at Lisbon conference, “Democratic Challenge in Latin America,” by Max Kampelman, June 30, 1984, with cover letter to Mazur from Roy Godson, director, International Labor Program, Georgetown University; description of program activities and budget, noting request for contribution, September 1, 1983; printed booklet, “Serving American Workers: The International Labor Organization,” c. 1985; newspaper clipping
1994
International Labor Rights Education and Research Fund
Box 13 Folder 21
1994
International Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF)
Box 13 Folder 22
Summary and detailed agenda, financial statements, reports re Uruguay Round of GATT trade negotiations, industrial homework, child labor, women, country updates, April 26-27
1994-1995
ITGLWF
Box 13 Folder 23
Memos from general secretary Neal Kierney re minimum wage in industrialized countries, October 27, 1994; China; ILO Convention and Recommendations on Home Work; printed booklet by China Labor Education and Information Centre, “Behind the Boom: Working Conditions in the Textile, Garment and Toy Industries in China,” 1995; testimony of Dr. Herman Starobin, director of research, ILGWU, before the Committee for Implementation of Trade Agreements, re proposed list of products for second and third phase integration of textile and apparel products into the World trade Organization, March 20, 1995; copies of China Labour Bulletin, October and November 1995
1993-1994
ITGLWF
Box 13 Folder 24
Letter to Mazur from ITGLWF general secretary Neil Kearney inquiring about which U.S. unions would be appropriate to approach for membership, June 22, 1993; letter from Mazur to Kearney re ILGWU and ACTWU efforts to organize workers in Central American Free Trade Zones, March 10, 1993; letter to Mazur from Kearney re declaration of “Month of Action” for December 1993, in support of inclusion of a social clause in GATT; draft by Michele Briones for Mazur, “Linking Trade to Worker Rights: Developing Mechanisms to Enforce Internationally Agreed Standards on Workers Rights”; related draft (?), “Outline for Discussion of Trade and Worker Rights”; correspondence re Presidium meetings in Brussels and Cape Town, South Africa; letters between Mazur, ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman, and Kearney re future funding of FITTVCC, January-March 1994
1992
ITGLWF Presidium Meeting, Brussels
Box 13 Folder 25
Detailed minutes; resolutions re Uruguay Round of GATT trade negotiations
1992
ITGLWF 6th World Congress, October
Box 13 Folder 26
Correspondence between Mazur and others re proposed resolutions; speech by Mazur appealing for contributions to solidarity fund
1991-1992
ITGLWF
Box 13 Folder 27
Position paper, “No Integration, Without Labor Participation,” First Summit of the Textile and Apparel Unions of the Americas to Analyze Social and Economic Integration in the Western Hemisphere; letter to Mazur from ITGLWF general secretary Neil Kearney re difficult organizing efforts by Sintracostura in Honduras, requesting information about the Loveable Company in San Pedro Sula, with information from Mazur attached, June 1991; routine correspondence
1991
ITGLWF, Central and Eastern Europe
Box 13 Folder 28
Memo to affiliates in industrialized countries calling for experienced trade unionists to assist new textile unions in Czechoslovakia, January 16, 1991, with note to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones
1990
ITGLWF Presidium Meeting, Caracas
Box 13 Folder 29
Printed booklet, special report on the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the Year of the Child, “Still so far to go: Child labour in the world today,” International Labour Office, Geneva, 1989; booklet, “Guidelines for applications for financial support from Nordic Unions to the trade union movement in developing countries,” by labor councils of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, June 1989; minutes of 1990 Presidium meeting in Brussels; Caracas, Venezuela, meeting agenda, country and regional reports, financial reports, related correspondence
1989
International Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF), November 27-29
Box 14 Folder 1
Memo from ILGWU International Relations director Michele Briones re likely German presidency of ITGLWF, attached memo to Mazur from Berthold Keller; memo to Mazur re bomb threat, new security measures, August 6, 1990; extended agenda of Executive Committee meeting held at Cairo, Egypt, and text of resolutions and reports: minutes of meeting held in Tokyo, September 25, 1988; election of additional Presidium members; general secretary’s report; proposed budgets for 1990 and 1991; levies received from member nations, 1988 and 1989; description of new levy system; education secretary’s report
1989
International Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF), November 27-29
Box 14 Folder 2
Continuation of meeting agenda: Solidarity action; Report from the Interamerican Textile, Leather, Garment and Shoe Workers Federation (FITITVC); Report on activities of TWARO; Report of the European Regional Organisation; Report on Trade Union Situation in Selected Countries (Japan; Portugal); Ratification of Application for Affiliation (Finland; Bangladesh); consideration of Portugal as venue for 6th World Congress; health and safety program; child labor; freedom of association and protection of the right to organize; human and trade union rights; U.S. approach to trade and worker rights; Remarks by Jay Mazur, President, ILGWU, before the (AFL-CIO) I.U.D. (Industrial Union Department) Conference on Health and Safety in Organizing, Atlanta, Georgia, March 16, 1989
1988
International Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF), 5th World Congress, September 26-30
Box 14 Folder 3
See also Textile; see also NAFTA; see also Globalization Agenda; changes to ITGLWF Rules; reports of affiliated member nations; list of new members of the Presidium and Executive Committee; speeches by Mazur: remarks on the trade resolution and country report
1987-1988
International Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF)
Box 14 Folder 4
Letters from Mazur to the executive directors of AFL-CIO international labor divisions (AIFLD, AAFLI, African-American Labor Center) with attached description, “Health & Safety: A Programme for the 1990’s,” Fifth World Congress, Tokyo, 26-30 September 1988, and recommendation by ILGWU to appoint Eric Bombart as research assistant to the project, description of duties, request for funds committed to project, December 12, 1988; rules of the organization; nominations for membership on Presidium and Executive Committee, correspondence re representation of ILGWU; conference agendas, draft resolutions; memos re proposals to reorganize Executive Committee and Presidium to represent less developed countries; correspondence with Zensen (Japanese Federation of Textile, Garment, Chemical, Mercantile and Allied Industry Workers’ Unions); memo from ILGWU international relations assistant director Michele Briones to Mazur re agenda item re dues, political infighting; minutes of the Presidium, Feb. 26-27, 1987; correspondence and charts listing dues from member countries
1986-1987
International Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF)
Box 14 Folder 5
Report by the Education Secretary on several African and Asian countries, noting decision not to develop any new projects with Latin America until differences with FITITVC have been resolved; agenda for Aug. 30-31, 1987, Presidium meeting and draft minutes of Feb. 26-27, 1987, meeting; minutes of Aug. 30-31, 1987, meeting; applications for general secretary from eight members of different nationalities; draft of ITGLWF World Action Programme re human rights, wages, GATT, etc., Aug. 30-31, 1987; survey on hourly wages in the textile industry of member nations, 1985-86, comparison since 1980, with narrative analysis; draft protocol for renewal of the Multifiber Arrangement, sent to all affiliates; handwritten notes by Mazur
1990-1994
Japan
Box 14 Folder 6
Letter to Mazur from the U.S. Counselor for Labor Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Japan, with enclosed article from Japan Economic Journal (January 28, 1991) about a coat-making robot, January 24, 1991; article from Harvard Business Review (September-October 1990), “Political Advantage: Japan’s Campaign for America,” with cover letter from Mazur to Bobbi Sutton, Vandalia, MO, October 5, 1990; article from Cornell Enterprise (business school), “How the Game Is Played in Japan,” summer/fall 1990; joint statement: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, ZENSEN, 8th Joint Conference, 12-14 December 1994; routine correspondence
1987
Japan imports
Box 14 Folder 7
List of estimated apparel production, imports and import penetration valued in equivalent current U.S. dollars for every year 1968-1986
1993
Japan Institute of Labor
Box 14 Folder 8
See also Zensen Drafts of address by Richard Rumelt, assistant director, ILGWU New England Region, to the JIL Prospective Trade Union Leaders Invitation Program; related correspondence
1986
Jewish Labor Committee
Box 14 Folder 9
Letter with attached materials identifying affiliates of Lyndon LaRouche, press releases on several topics, October 1
1987-1993
Jobs with Justice
Box 14 Folder 10
Letter to Mazur from ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman re initial organization of Jobs with Justice campaign to educate public on trade union issues, inviting him to attend planning meeting for rally on Wall Street against corporate greed, September 28, 1987; letter to Mazur from Morton Bahr, president, Communication Workers of America (CWA), and Howard Samuel, president, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department, updating him on first year of Jobs with Justice campaign, noting plans for 1988, anticipated expenditures, December 7, 1987; transcript, telephone news conference, August 16, 1988, with cover memos to Mazur and others; United Mine Workers Journal featuring Jobs with Justice rally, May 1988; guidelines, newsletter, and press release re Labor Day activities, 1988; letter from CWA re rally in support of newly organized Potomac Graphics workers, in New York, June 22, 1989; memo re hiring paid staff coordinator, September 1992; NLRB Action newspaper clippings, May 28, 1993
1990-1993
Jobs with Justice, Health Care Campaign
Box 14 Folder 11
See also Speeches – Jobs with Justice Health Care Campaign 1993 Flyers, instruction sheets, and sample press releases for Jobs with Justice Health Care Action Day, 1990; newsletter re Jobs with Justice National Health Care Action Week, 1991; notes re crucial role of New York area unions, New York rally kickoff of National Health Care Action Week, May 29 (1991?) meeting agenda, health care as Jobs with Justice #1 issue; memo re conference on universal health care, December 2, 1993; statement by Mazur at Jobs with Justice Health Care Conference, December 10, 1993; related correspondence
1991
Job Net Referral System
Box 14 Folder 12
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re union’s JobNet job counseling and referral procedures; agenda for counselor training session
1986-1994
Kamber Group
Box 14 Folder 13
Proposal to ILGWU for public relations services, with descriptive material re firm, 1986; letter from Victor Kamber to president of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) re hiring union labor, June 20, 1989; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell re Kamber suggestions for collaborating with ACTWU, March 31, 1986; “Modern Day Snake Oil: Term Limitations & Why They Must Be Defeated,” a report by the Kamber Group, October 1991; Statement of George E. McDonald, President of the Allied Printing Trades Council of Greater New York, January 23, 1990; press release, “Unions on the Move to Save Jobs – And the Daily News,” January 23, 1990; letter to Mazur from Victor Kamber offering assistance with boycott of Leslie Fay, June 24, 1994
1960-1963
Kennedy, John F.
Box 14 Folder 14
Presidential inauguration program, January 20, 1961; issue of ILGWU Justice, re assassination, December 1, 1963; issue of ILGWU Spanish-language Justicia, re campaign, November 1960; memorial program for Kennedy and Herbert H. Lehman
1992-1993
Klein, Adam (Klein and Company)
Box 14 Folder 15
See also ILGWU (UNITE) – Merger – GEB Adam Klein Study 7/20/92 and 2/7/93; see also National Committee for Labor Israel Outline of goals and detailed agenda for ILGWU Special General Executive Board Meeting on ILGWU’s Strategic Direction, July 20 – 22, 1992, faxed by Klein; outline of remarks by Mazur for GEB Executive Session, July 20-22, 1992, summarizing convention, with memo from James Parrott, July 17, 1992; confidential memo to Mazur from Parrott re internal factions, preparation for February GEB Executive Session, January 20, 1992; letter of reference for Klein to Confederation of Health Service Employees, England, October 16, 1992; letter to Klein from ILGWU general secretary-treasurer Irwin Solomon expressing dismay over his having missed a strategic planning meeting, asserting that he should be responsible for cost of meeting and reimbursing union for most of uncompleted consulting project, February 12, 1993
1985-1989
Koch, Ed (NYC Mayor)
Box 14 Folder 16
See also NYC – Industrial Loft Advisory Council; NYC – Commercial Rent Control; NYC 1984-1986 Outline for Manager’s Meeting, March 8, 1989, listing reasons for ILGWU support of Dinkins candidacy over Koch; Statement by Theodore W. Kheel on Why I’ve Joined “Democrats for Guiliani If Koch Wins the Democratic Primary,” April 2, 1989; letter from Mazur to Mayor Koch protesting his failure to march in Labor Day parade, September 6, 1988; Testimony of Edward I. Koch Before the City Council Committee on Relation and Special Event [sic] re discrimination against undocumented immigrants, December 22, 1988, with cover letter to Mazur, February 3, 1989; letter from Mazur to Koch urging support for Intro. 1088-A, protecting the health of video display terminal (VDT) users, December 15, 1989; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re Koch support for weaker, alternative commercial (retail-only) rent control bill, August 2, 1989, with attached clipping from Crain’s New York Business; statement by Koch against commercial rent control, May 7, 1985; statement from the garment industry on Mayor Koch’s proposed commission to study commercial rent control, May 9, 1985; newspaper clipping from Daily News
1985
Koret
Box 14 Folder 17
Memorandum to Mazur from Mattie Jackson re import proposal, July 23, 1985; proposed language changes to agreement re imports
1994-1995
Labor, U.S. Department of
Box 14 Folder 18
Remarks by Labor Secretary Robert Reich, “The Revolt of the Anxious Class,” to the Democratic Leadership Council, November 22, 1994; letters from the NYS Department of Labor thanking ILGWU associate director of research Walter Mankoff for serving on Minimum Wage Advisory Panel, September – December 1994; report to Mazur and Susan Cowell re Reich press briefing, September 14, 1994; letters to Mazur from U.S. Dept. of Labor re rulemaking changes re running for union office
1988-1992
Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations
Box 14 Folder 19
See also AFL-CIO Trade – Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations 1992-1998 Letter from U.S. Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole and U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills inviting Mazur to serve on the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy, providing advice to the U.S. Trade Representative and the Secretary of Labor on international trade negotiations and U.S. trade policy, August 23, 1990, with attached description of subcommittee structure of Labor Advisory Committee; agenda for meeting of September 14, 1988, with cover letter to Mazur re attached memo “for official use only,” outlining the status of the Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations, and press releases, “Fact Sheet” from White House promoting the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, and remarks of President Reagan at signing of the bill, August 23, 1988; background material on oilseed production issues, U.S. – European Community Agreement on Agriculture and the Uruguay Round, November 24, 1992; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell re strategic approaches to union’s trade position under the Clinton administration, November 12, 1992
1983-1984
Labor Committee for Pacific Affairs
Box 14 Folder 20
See also Labor Desk – United States Youth Council 1984 Minutes of inaugural meeting of trade union leaders from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the U.S.; confidential report of planning team, 1983; Regional Agenda, report by Michael Easson, ACTU Delegate to the Asian and Pacific Workers’ Education ILO Seminar on the Social and Economic Services of Trade Unions, 1983; Process, official newsletter of the New Zealand Food Processing and Chemical Workers Union, September 1983; Australian Foreign Affairs Record, August 1983; correspondence; newspaper clippings
1993
Labor Day Parade
Box 15 Folder 1
Memo to Mazur and others reporting on local Labor Day activities at West Invitations to Mazur to attend breakfast, march as member of honor guard in Labor Day Parade, July 12 and 23, 1993; press release by New York City Central Labor Council re Labor Day Parade, August 1993
1990
Labor Day Parade
Box 15 Folder 2
Memo from New York City Central Labor Council re 1990 theme, Decent and Affordable Health Care for All, with line of march of participating unions, July 25, 1990; News from the UAW press release, with president Owen Bieber’s Labor Day message, August 24, 1990; 13-page transcript of AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland’s Labor Day Conversation with Reporters, August 23, 1990
1988
Labor Day Parade
Box 15 Folder 3
Clipping, front page of IBEW Electrical Union World, “Labor Day Parade: Jay Mazur Grand Marshal,” with list of participating Local 3 divisions, August 15, 1988, and clipping covering event, September 21; front page of New York Observer with photo of Chinatown marchers in ILGWU T-shirts, September 12, 1988; sample of parade poster, with letter from official printer soliciting orders, July 14; invitation from New York City Central Labor Council to Mayor Ed Koch to join officials at parade, with reply declining invitation, August 18 and 22; Daily News press clipping re hostile reception for Ed Koch at West Indian Day (local Labor Day) parade in Brooklyn, September 6; letter from Gov. Michael Dukakis’s presidential campaign office declining invitation, August 24; lists of labor and political officials at Labor Day Breakfast, September 8; Mazur speech at breakfast; list of scheduled dates and times of Labor Day commercial broadcasts, with thanks to those who contributed, August 23, 1988; memos from Mazur to New York City locals noting contribution expected from each to offset ILGWU expenses, November 9, 1988; list of contributions by unions for radio ad campaign, August 31; memo to Mazur re planning outline; revised schedule for planning meeting, July 12; list of line of march of participating unions, August 2; memo, press release, and related materials re Jobs with Justice Labor Day activities, August 23; routine correspondence
1989
Labor Day Activities
Box 15 Folder 4
Memo to Mazur re Dinkins campaign update, July 21, 1989, and Labor Rally for David Dinkins scheduled for September 6, 1989; memo re plans for Housing Now National March on Washington scheduled for October 7, 1989, noting plans to participate in Labor Day Parade
1987
Labor Day
Box 15 Folder 5
Column by Mazur for Justice re new initiatives to increase union strength, including Associate Membership, for members who lose their jobs or whose shops have been unable to get a union contract
1988
Labor Day Parade
Box 15 Folder 6
Speech by Mazur reciting anti-labor actions by major employers across the country, July 26
1985
Labor Day Parade
Box 15 Folder 7
Financial records; list of slogans
1984
Labor Day Parade
Box 15 Folder 8
Agenda of activities; letter from Mazur suggesting new approach; related correspondence; newspaper clippings
1983
Labor Day Parade
Box 15 Folder 9
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell re need to draw more crowds as spectators at Labor Day parades, September 23, 1983; letter to Mazur from parade coordinator, saying that parade was resounding success, September 8; minutes of national advisory committee meeting; outline of video recording of parade by Allen Tobias, Creative Developments; list of coordinators; related correspondence; financial records
1985
Labor Desk, United States Youth Council (USYC)
Box 15 Folder 10
See also International Labor Program, Georgetown University 1983-1985; see also Labor Committee for Pacific Affairs 1983-1984 International organization supporting democratic labor unions; correspondence
1984
Labor Desk, United States Youth Council (USYC)
Box 15 Folder 11
Advisory Committee minutes, correspondence
1984
Labor Desk, United States Youth Council (USYC), Executive Committee
Box 15 Folder 12
Talking points for meeting of February 5; meeting agendas and minutes; correspondence
1990
Labor Law for Law Enforcement Officers
Box 15 Folder 13
Letter from Mazur to NYS Attorney General Robert Abrams calling his attention to a publication created by the Delaware attorney general for distribution to law enforcement officers called to the scene of labor disputes, encouraging neutrality, August 30, 1990 (booklet not included)
1993-1994
Labor Law Reform
Box 15 Folder 14
see also Dunlop, John; see also Speeches – Donahue – Dunlop Commission Executive summary of report by AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (IUD), “Democracy on the Job: America’s Path to a Just, High Skill, High Wage Economy: An Agenda for Labor Law Reform”; draft of full report for final review, with cover letter from Richard Trumka and Elmer Chatak, August 19, 1993; draft of memo to Tom Donahue from Mazur, expressing concern over weakening section 8 (a) 12 of NLRA (prohibition against company-dominated unions), June 28, 1993; long letter from Mazur to John Dunlop, chair, Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations (“Dunlop Commission”) re nature of jobber-contractor relationship, outsourcing in garment industry as technique for escaping responsibility for working conditions, April 29, 1994; memo to Mazur from Carl Proper (former ILG exec asst and director of Council for American Fashion, CAF) re IUD report, noting areas in need of strengthening, need to reverse imbalance of power, need for strong unions to maintain middle class and prevent reproduction of Third World economic and political conditions here, commenting on reaction of Dunlop to Mazur’s suggestions, listing specific suggestions from other ILGWU sources, February 18, 1994; long letter from ILGWU assistant president Gus Tyler to Paula Voos, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, re role of commission, role of organized labor in maintaining standard of living “of that larger union called the United States,” March 11, 1994; memo to Mazur from ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny re labor law reform (revised), October 12, 1992; memo from Mazur to IUD president Elmer Chatak outlining ILGWU recommendations for IUD consideration re NLRB reform, December 15, 1992; report of the first meeting of the Dunlop Commission, with cover memo to the AFL-CIO Committee on the Evolution of Work, June 8, 1993; report of the staff working groups on Organizing and Collective Bargaining to the AFL-CIO Committee on the Evolution of Work, May 18, 1993; recommendations of the AFL-CIO to the Commission on the Future of Worker Management relations: “Changes needed in the National Labor Relations Act and related laws,” September 8, 1994
1992
Labor Law Reform
Box 15 Folder 15
Letter to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland from the president of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, urging that labor speak with one voice in advocating for reforms under the new Clinton administration, warning against claiming a mandate, acting too quickly, instead establishing nonpartisan commission of labor, management, and the public to study possible changes in labor law, December 8, 1992; memo to Mazur from ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny in advance of his chairing AFL-CIO panel on Labor Law Reform, outlining critical issues requiring legislative action, need to strengthen NLRA’s remedies, expedite procedures, October 12, 1992; text of Mazur address to AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department Panel on Labor Law, “Restoring the Historic Balance,” November 13, 1992; memo to Mazur reporting on meetings attended at AFL-CIO forums re labor law reform, noting specific legislative priorities, November 6, 1992; memo from Richard Trumka, president, United Mine Workers, re his appointment to chair AFL-CIO ad hoc Committee on Labor Law Reform and Organizing, noting strike replacement, legislative changes in NLRA and NLRB, highest priorities, asking for suggestions from affiliates, November 16, 1992; faxed memo from ILGWU Legal Dept. to AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department proposing labor law reforms, December 11; list of members of ad hoc Committee on Organizing and Labor Law reform; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp and legislative director Evelyn Dubrow reporting on meeting of ad hoc committee, December 9, with agenda; Administrative Changes in the NLRB Proposed by the National Organizing NLRB Subcommittee of the AFL-CIO, February 24, 1992; Summary of Proposals Made by the AFL-CIO’s Subcommittee on the NLRB, December 7, 1992; text of remarks by Prof. Ray Marshall of the University of Texas at Austin, former Secretary of Labor, re areas that need strengthening in the National Labor Relations Act
1990-1994
Labor-Management Committees
Box 15 Folder 16
see also Council for American Fashion (CAF) Memo to Mazur outlining steps for the establishment of proposed Local 23-25/Greater Blouse Labor Management Committee, July 12, 1994; Apparel Industry Magazine article describing Needle Trades Action Project (NTAP) in Massachusetts, Garment Industry Development Committee (GIDC) in New York, and other labor-management committees and development authorities, April 1991; Remarks of AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland to the Ohio Regional Conference on Labor-Management Cooperation, September 6, 1990; “The Union’s Call for Cooperation,” by Jay Mazur, re GIDC, CAF, and other labor-management committees, reprinted from Bobbin, 1990; memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott discussing purpose of meetings between area labor-management committees (CAF, GIDC, NTAP), September 17, 1990
1994
South Africa, Coplyn, John
Box 21 Folder 1
Outline and speech by Mazur welcoming visitors from South Africa, discussing need for labor solidarity and social safety net in the years following the first multiracial elections, January 11- 12, 1994; agenda for meeting
1988
South Africa, CUNY Conference on Labor Management Relations in South Africa, October 13
Box 21 Folder 2
Letters to Mazur discussing agenda; letter to president of National Union of Mine Workers, September 9, 1988; list of participants
1988-1991
South Africa
Box 21 Folder 3
Letter to Mazur from the Lesotho-Haps Development Co. re striking workers, August 22, 1991; funding proposal for SACTU National Open School, with cover letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO African-American Labor Center, March 28, 1991; ILO Washington Focus special edition, “Statement of the Deputy President of the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela, at the International Labor Congress: Geneva, June 8, 1990”; flyer for demonstration against apartheid, at South African Consulate in NY, February 2, 1990; letter to Mazur from Roger Wilkins, national coordinator of Democracy for South Africa, thanking organized labor for help in making Nelson Mandela U.S. tour a success, with note to Mazur re Wilkins from Gus Tyler, July 6, 1990; letters and faxed messages to Mazur from Garment & Allied Workers’ Union and other South African trade unions, thanking ILGWU for support in successful strike by Rex Trueform and Hextex workers, 1988-89; proposal by NY Labor Committee Against Apartheid for visit by South African trade unionists to New York to tour U.S. counterparts and attend conference, February 6-10, 1991; memos to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones re union activities in South Africa, 1989; letter to Mazur from the Committee for International Support of Trade Union Rights, with attached petition to free Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners in South Africa, September 11, 1989; letter from Mazur to chairman of Chemical Bank, urging him to withdraw financial support for Minorco, a company owned by De Beers, March 6, 1989; photocopy of June 1989 South African Labour Bulletin; statement of Jay Mazur, president, ILGWU, on H.R. 1580, a bill relating to proposed sanctions against South Africa for submission to the Subcommittee on Trade, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, June 13, 1988; statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Southern Africa, August 1988; testimony of Byron Charlton of the African-American Labor Center on behalf of the AFL-CIO before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on U.S. Policy Options toward South Africa, June 23, 1988; letter to Mazur from Richard Trumka, president of the United Mine Workers of America, noting good progress in Shell boycott, asking assistance in furthering campaign to pressure Royal Dutch/Shell to leave South Africa, with attached list of boycott participants, June 24, 1988; article re trade, Third World debt, hunger, for Food Monitor, with cover memo to Mazur and other ILGWU officials, June 24, 1988; record of summons for disorderly conduct in connection with demonstration at South African consulate, with cover letter addressed to Mazur from attorneys, April 20, 1988; newspaper clipping from the Daily Nation, Kenya, “Halt this influx of textiles,” August 15, 1988, circulated to ILGWU executive council and senior staff; other newspaper clippings
1988-1993
Labor Movement
Box 15 Folder 17
Testimony of Kirkland before the Commission of the Future of Worker-Management Relations, November 8, 1993; survey results: synopsis of the 1988 Gallup study of public knowledge and opinion concerning the labor movement; newspaper clippings from Women’s Wear Daily, July 12, 1989, and Albany Times-Union, August 23, 1989, re labor shortage and decline of organized labor; collection of essays for course by Pennsylvania State University Department of Labor Studies, “The ULA Course in the Theories of the Labor Movement,” n.d.
1987-1992
Labor Research Association
Box 15 Folder 18
FBI report, “Soviet Active Measures in the United States, 1986-1987,” which describes the Labor Research Association as having been founded by the Communist Party USA in 1927 and as a component of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), June 1987; survey results, “What American Voters Think of Worker Rights: Results of a National Poll,” by the Labor Research Association, conducted November 4-7, 1991
1987-1988
Labor Rights Coalition
Box 15 Folder 19
Letter from Ray Marshall, chair of newly created Labor Rights Coalition and professor at the University of Texas at Austin and former Secretary of Labor, inviting Mazur to serve on the coalition board, with description of coalition goals of protecting worker rights in international trade, January 14, 1987; affirmative rely from Mazur, January 30, 1986 [1987?]; invitation to Mazur from Marshall to attend coalition conference, International Workers Rights and Trade, November 1, 1988; letter to senators signed by labor and other leaders in support of international worker rights as part of trade bill, July 28, 1986; press release re letter with list of signatories
1989
Labor solidarity, global
Box 15 Folder 20
Conference report, “Problems and Perspectives: International Conference on Strategies for Global Labor Solidarity,” Washington, D.C., July 7-9, 1989
1987-1990
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Box 15 Folder 21
Analysis of Bush administration proposal re Civil Rights Act of 1990, described as “much worse than previous White House proposals,” October 22, 1990; invitation to 1989 annual dinner, commemorating 25th anniversary of signing of Civil Rights Act of 1964; memo to press expressing disappointment with nomination for assistant attorney general for civil rights, with attached press clippings, March 15, 1989; notice of annual meeting, with list of legislative priorities, January 31, 1989; legislative alert opposing amendments to Civil Rights Restoration Act, discussing “religious tenet” amendment eliminating protections for women who have had an abortion, among other measures, January 21, 1988; statement by chairman Benjamin Hooks in support of Civil Rights Restoration Act, March 19, 1987; testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee and other statements by Hooks opposing nomination of Robert Bork to Supreme Court, October 1987, and related material
1988-1989
League for Industrial Democracy
Box 15 Folder 22
Notice of seminar, “The Changing Economy: Its Social Impact and Policy Implications,” January 30, 1989; ballot to raise dues structure, December 28, 1988
1986-1987
Lee and Family (Lee, Tom)
Box 15 Folder 23
Memo to Mazur re strike begun by Local 89-22-1 against non-union leather glove manufacturer, Lee & Family, at 800 Sixth Ave., NY; handwritten note by Mazur re Tom Lee, November 3, 1986
1989-1990
Lehman Management Company, INC.
Box 15 Folder 24
Letters to and from Mazur re refusal of subsidiary of ILGWU’s investment firm Shearson, Lehman, Hutton to bargain in good faith with newly certified union, local 814 of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union (HERE); summary of contract fight at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Golf Course in Manhattan Beach, CA, June 1989; list of labor clients of Shearson, Lehman, Hutton investment management firms; letter to Mazur announcing creation of subsidiary, Lehman Management Co., Inc., June 20, 1989; letter to Mazur from former Lehman associate, James Manley, re new position with Cashman, Farrell and Associates, with copy of Nation’s Labor, August 16, 1990
1994
Leslie Fay Companies
Box 15 Folder 25
See also Usury, Bill 1995 Background information on the planned plant closing by the Leslie Fay Companies submitted by the ILGWU to the Subcommittee on Labor Management Relations, Committee on Education and Labor, for a hearing to the held June 7, 1994, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, including chronology of events, list of union concessions to keep company in Pennsylvania, legislative issues; Memorandum of Understanding for the Settlement of Strike Dispute between ILGWU and Leslie Fay, Inc., Mediator’s Recommendation, July 1, 1994; urgent and confidential faxed memoranda to Mazur from AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (Joe Uehlein) re strategic efforts to pressure directors of Leslie Fay to keep plant open, June-July; urgent faxed request for assistance from Mazur to Ron Carey, general president, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, asking truckers to respect ILGWU picket line at three striking Leslie Fay facilities, June 28, 1994; memo to Mazur from Theodore Bernstein re pressure by union clients of Bear Sterns re investment bank’s relationship with Kirk Kerkorian, who was fighting unionization of Las Vegas MGM Grand property, request for consultation with someone experienced with Leslie Fay campaign, July 6, 1994; handwritten notes
1989
Levin, Senator Carl
Box 15 Folder 26
Letter to Mazur from Sen. Levin, noting targeting by Republicans and asking for help in hosting a fundraiser, with attached press clippings and position papers, February 21; outline and drafts of remarks by Mazur praising Sen. Levin at reception; list of attendees; lists of invitees; letter of invitation to reception from Mazur and industry executives; list of apparel industry contributors to election campaign, and copies of contribution checks; letter from Levin thanking Mazur for support
1989-1992
Liberal Party-Guiliani-Dinkins Campaign
Box 15 Folder 27
see also Dinkins Mayoral Campaign Press release, Statement by Raymond B. Harding, Vice-Chairman of the Liberal Party of New York State, quoting Mayor Dinkins, elected as a healer of racial divisions, recently refusing to attend Ellis Island opening ceremonies, declaring,’” I don’t want any part of that! Ellis Island is for people who came over on the ships! My people came over in chains!” November 22, 1992; Statement by Rev. Donald Harrington, May 24, 1989, announcing candidacy for NYC mayor as Liberal, denouncing Giuliani as conservative, May 24, 1989; opinion piece, “Giuliani Is No John Lindsay,” April 20, 1989, condemning Liberal Party’s endorsement of Giuliani as an abandonment of its historic function; letter from Mazur to ILGWU Liberal Party members urging signing only Harrington petitions, n.d., note to Mazur from Harding with attached analysis of Liberal Party performance on 1986 race, November 6,1986
1990
Literacy-Schiff, Arthur
Box 15 Folder 28
Proposal to Mazur for City Family, magazine aimed at low-income, low-literacy audience
1995
Los Angeles
Box 15 Folder 29
Letter from Mayor Richard Riordan to Dr. Edna Bonacich, University of California, thanking her for participation in New Fashion Industry Roundtable, with attached summary notes discussing fashion industry in city, March 2, 1995
1985
Los Angeles Times
Box 15 Folder 30
Newspaper clippings of articles written by Mazur re imports, some with cover notes to Mazur
1990
Machinists Rally, March 4
Box 15 Folder 31
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) update on the Eastern Airlines strike, February 16, 1990; invitation to Mazur to attend rally on first anniversary of start of strike, February 3, 1990; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re rally, memo to Gus Tyler soliciting speech; speech by Mazur at rally, March 4; press release re rally, March 1, 1990; flyers in support of March 1, 1990, rally by Greyhound workers (Amalgamated Transit Union local 1202) at Port Authority Bus Station; flyer in support of Domsey garment workers, March 9, 1990, rally in Brooklyn, NY; Newsday press clipping, Robert Reno column, March 2, 1990; handwritten notes by Mazur
1993
March on Washington
Box 15 Folder 32
Statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on 30th Anniversary March on Washington, reaffirming commitment of labor movement to greater civil and economic rights, May 1993; flyer, media fact sheets, letter to members of Coalition of Conscience re credentials for march, August 14, 1993; letter from Jack Sheinkman, president, ACTWU, and chairman, Labor Committee of Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission, re labor participation in march, April 20, 1993
1992
Marine Engineers Beneficial Association
Box 16 Folder 1
Letter to Mazur and related materials re secession dispute with local, attempt to obtain AFL-CIO charter
1989
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
Box 16 Folder 2
Materials from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission, and the New York State Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission; memo to Mazur re meeting of the Labor Committee of the Martin Luther King Commission, financial and political problems at the commission, with list of contributions by labor unions, September 15, 1989; Annual Report to the President and Congress of the United States on the National Holiday in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 16, 1989; letter from Mazur and ILGWU vp and legislative director Evelyn Dubrow to senators urging reauthorization of Martin Luther King Federal Holiday Commission, April 11, 1989; letter from ACTWU urging support for Rep. Conyers (D.-MI) amendment making commission permanent, listing Senate cosponsors, February 1, 1989
1994
Massachusetts Democratic Party
Box 16 Folder 3
Letter to Mazur from Sen. Edward Kennedy thanking him for support for the state party
1990
Media: interview, CBS, October 10
Box 16 Folder 4
Text of CBS interview, October 10, 1990; letter inviting Mazur to appear on “America’s Challenges: The Quest for Leadership in a Global Economy” series on public television re imports, retraining the labor force, what government can do to support business, December 14, 1989; memo from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell advising Mazur that producer felt show was not appropriate for Mazur, possibly next series, December 20, 1989
1988
Media: interview, CBS, September 2
Box 16 Folder 5
Apparent background material: AFL-CIO issue papers, “The Union Advantage” and “Homelessness: A Problem We Can Solve,” with cover letter, 1988; AFL-CIO News promoting Dukakis presidential candidacy, August 27, 1988; text of Mazur article for Justice, “Why We Say Dukakis Yes,” September 1988; Newsday David Broder article re power of labor in presidential race, August 29, 1988; text of Mazur remarks at Labor Day parade, July 26, 1988
1995
Media: interview, Crows, Ken
Box 16 Folder 6
Memo to Mazur with talking points and partial script re merged unions of UNITE, position on AFL-CIO election, June 14, 1995
Media: interview, Financial News
Box 16 Folder 7
Minimum wage fact sheet re need for minimum wage to be livable wage, for interview with reporter Tom Linden, Financial News, n.d.
1994
Media: interviews, Foreign Press
Box 16 Folder 8
Memo to Mazur from exec asst Carl Proper re interview with 20 foreign journalists, arranged by U.S. Information Agency; outline of talking points, July 26, 1994
1992
Media: interview, Nippon TV Network, January 22
Box 16 Folder 9
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin noting output per worker in U.S. and Japan grew at the same rate between 1980 and 1990; handwritten notes by Mazur noting U.S. bashing; business card from Nippon Television Network Corporation’s Hikari Tokuyama
Media: "We Do the Work" Interview
Box 16 Folder 10
Outline of interview re ILGWU, n.d.
1986
Media: interview, WMCA radio
Box 16 Folder 11
Letter from Mazur to Roy Fox following up on interview, noting incomplete discussion of union, garment industry, role in overall economy, July 24, 1986; transcript of interview
1989
Media: interview, WWOR-TV Channel 9, November 2
Box 16 Folder 12
Background notes and memos for Mazur prepared by ILGWU vp Susan Cowell and exec asst James Parrott re NYC manufacturing and immigration, for interview on “People Working for People” interview by Sonny Hall (president, local 100, TWU) and Barry Feinstein (president, local 237, IBT), handwritten notes
1993
Media:Newsday
Box 16 Folder 13
1987-1994
Media:Radio/TV interview material
Box 16 Folder 14
Congressional Record re minimum wage, September 8, 1988; Gallup Poll report indicating support for labor unions, 1988, with AFL-CIO statement; AFL-CIO American Federationist article by Mazur re industrial homework, “A Return to the Industrial Dark Ages of Sweatshops and No Protections,” August 2, 1986; testimony of Mazur before Senate Finance Committee in support of Textile and Apparel Trade Act of 1987, July 30, 1987; Fiber, Fabric & Apparel Coalition for Trade (FFACT) fact sheets; AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland’s remarks on goal of labor unions, delivered at Darden Graduate Business School, March 30, 1988; M.O.R./Hart Research Trade Issue Presentation: opinion poll of 2,812 respondents in 8 states re textile bill, April 29-May 4, 1988; statement, ILGWU Support for Family and Medical Leave Act; notes on trade info for CNN; WCBS Radio Interview; Mazur Labor Day Parade announcement, July 26, 1988; questions to be asked of Mazur on Velma Hill (APRI) talk show; Mazur notes on growing income disparity, minimum wage, labor’s future; summary of right-wing news commentators on Democratic midterm congressional losses, 1994
1985-1987
Media Projects
Box 16 Folder 15
See also Geto & de Milly 1993-1995 See also Michael Sheehan Associates, Inc. 1986 Memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re compilation of daily major news clippings, and plans to produce a weekly news summary for Mazur and other ILG executive staff, July 21, 1986, with attached clippings; memo to Mazur from Michael Sheehan Associates (affiliated with Ogilvy & Mather) proposing media training, video production, lobbying, and other public relations services, November 7, 1986; notice to Mazur from author Jan Grabowski, Winnipeg, Canada, re book draft, Brothers & Sisters All? A “revealing collection of short stores” re labor organizations, “without divulging the contents…we felt it is only proper” to give “opportunity to input,” December 15, 1986; invitation to Mazur to preview of off-Broadway musical based on the garment trade, The Rise of David Levinksy, December 10, 1986; letter to Mazur from author Ernest Lieberman describing favorable reactions to forthcoming book, Unfit to Manage! How Mismanagement of Big Business and Government Endangers America, and What Working People Can Do About It, January 10, 1987; mailgram from Mihajlo Mihajlov, Radio Free Europe, congratulating Mazur on receipt of Eugene V. Debs Award, June 9, 1987; film proposal and funding solicitation to Mazur from Francis X. Gannon and Associates for documentary re labor leader Joe Keenan, May 26, 1987; proposal to Sol Chaikin by Organizing Media Project, Inc., for unofficial presidential primary by AFL-CIO locals, January 7, 1987; memo to Mazur re results of fourth national survey from Money magazine 1986, “Americans and Their Money,” indicating Americans prefer U.S.-made goods, by Doremus Porter Novelli, July 29, 1987; minutes of meeting re Statue of Liberty commemorative event, October 9, 1985
1994
Mental Illness Foundation
Box 16 Folder 16
Letter to Mazur thanking him for support for annual dinner, May 11
1994
Merck/Medco
Box 16 Folder 17
Articles and newspaper clippings from Business Week and the New York Times re Martin Wygod, chairman of Medco Containment Services, who sold the mail-order drug distributor to Merck after making it profitable by gradually increasing patient copays and requiring generics and limiting choice of medications; chronology of pricing changes
1985
Mexico Earthquake Relief
Box 16 Folder 18
Report, “A Survey of Immigrant Visa Applicants Handled by the Mexico City Consular District,” April 10, 1985; record of contributions; newspaper clipping re relief effort, AFL-CIO News, October 19, 1985
1997-1998
Mexico, Sweeny (AFL-CIO/UNITE), trip
Box 16 Folder 19
See also Mexico – Maquiladoras Letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO president John Sweeney, inviting him to join him on a trip to Mexico as part of an official delegation, December 19, 1997; Spanish-language documents, including text of remarks by Sweeney; text in English; memo from Mazur to Sweeney, “Mexican Labor Movement – Overview and Policy Considerations,” December 8, 1997, essentially final draft of memo to Mazur from UNITE organizing director Jeff Hermanson, October 24, 1997; AFL-CIO media advisory re trip, January 22, 1998; “Mexico Update and Analysis,” from Schroeder Economics, January 7, 1998; analysis paper by Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC) criticizing NAFTA as hurting Mexican economy; Working Plan on the Politics of International Relations of the Authentic Labor Front (FAT); summary points re Mexico; newspaper clipping; handwritten notes by Mazur
1987-1995
Mexico
Box 16 Folder 20
1991-1995
Mexico Trade: fastrack
Box 16 Folder 21
See also Speeches – Fast Track 1997; see also NAFTA – Fast Track Summary of Testimony of Jay Mazur, President, ILGWU, on Fast Track Procedures, presented by. Dr. Herman Starobin, Research Director, May 17, 1995; letter from Mazur to AFC-CIO president Lane Kirkland discussing reasons for defeat of efforts to stop fast track, defection of Sen. Gephart as key reason for failure, May 28, 1991; transcript of Associated Press article, “Moynihan Votes against Fast Track for U.S.-Mexico Free Trade,” with cover note from Sen. Moynihan to Mazur noting defeat but good argument, May 14, 1991; press release from Sen. Howard Metzenbaum criticizing fast-track, April 29, 1991; letter to all members of Congress from International Union of Operating Engineers, April 16, 1991, opposing fast track, with cover to AFL-CIO Executive Council members urging similar action, April 16, 1991; letter from Rep. Dan Rostenkowski to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland informing him of his support for fast-track trade authority for the president, May 1, 1991; reply from Kirkland re history of trade legislation, inadequate protections for U.S. workers, May 2, 1991; letter from Pres. Bush to members of Congress urging support for fast-track, May 1, 1991; press release/position statement, “AFL-CIO Comments on the May 1 Administration Response to Congressional Concerns over the Proposed North American Free Trade Agreement”; Bush administration statement, “Executive Summary: Response to Issues Raised in Connection with the Negotiation of a North American Free Trade Agreement”; press advisory by Mobilization on Development, Trade, Labor and the Environment, “Citizen Groups Challenge Administration Action Plan on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Talks with Call to Democratize and Expand Agenda,” with attached statement, “A Call to Real Action,” released May 2, 1991; Fast Track Fact Sheet for Jay Mazur, with list of agriculture groups opposing measure, May 6, 1991; UAW press release, “Bieber Testifies on Fast Track Authority for Mexico Free Trade and GATT,” opposing measure, April 11, 1991; AFL- CIO News press release, “Poll Shows 72 Percent Opposition to Fast Track,” May 1,1991, with statement by AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Thomas R. Donahue on poll results and attached summary of findings by Garin-Hart public opinion survey; ad by UAW opposing fast track, with cover note to Mazur from ILGWU warehouse employees division suggesting similar ad and letter-writing campaign, May 22, 1991; letter from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland to union presidents urging lobbying against fast track, April 12, 191; memos from Mazur to ILGWU directors urging members lobby Congress, April 30, 1991; memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin outlining arguments for opposing fast track, lobbying strategy, with attached list of international treaties approved without fast track authority since 1960, April 29, 1991; memo to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow, April 16, 1991; list of textile manufacturers opposing fast track, May 6, 1991; list of Capitol Hill lobbying appointments for union presidents, May 6, 1991; newspaper clippings
1991-1995
Mexico Trade: fastrack
Box 16 Folder 22
Letter to ILGWU exec asst James Parrott from the U.S. General Accounting Office requesting information on safety hazards relevant to the textile and apparel industry, with cover memo from Mazur to ILGWU research director Herman Starobin and others convening meeting to pull together the information, and meeting agenda, March 19 and 22; AFL-CIO booklet and paper, “U.S. Mexico Free Trade Negotiations Taking Points,” January 1991; AFL-CIO booklet, “Exploiting Both Sides: U.S.-Mexico ‘Free’ Trade,” February 1991; “Relevant Provisions of U.S. Trade Law Pertaining to the Possible Establishment of a U.S. – Mexico Free Trade Agreement”; letter to editor of Roll Call from Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin criticizing paid advertisement against fast-track; copies of AFL-CIO Roll Call ads opposing fast-track; press release, statement of Donald Hughes, president of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute, opposing fast track, March 6, 1991; Statement on Proposed U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement by Evelyn Dubrow, vice president, ILGWU, before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere and Peace Corps Affairs, March 14, 1991; Testimony of Thomas R. Donahue, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO, and chairman, Labor Advisory Committee for U.S. Trade Policy and Trade Negotiations, before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Senate, March 22, 1991; Statement of Donahue before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, on the Proposed U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Negotiations, February 6, 1991; Comments of the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC, before the United States International Trade Commission on the Probable Effects of a Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Mexico, April 16, 1991; Statement of Jeff Faux, President, Economic Policy Institute, before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, on the Proposed U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Negotiations, February 20, 1991; Economic Policy Institute report, “The Low-Wage Challenge to Global Growth,” with cover letter to Mazur from EPI president Jeff Faux, March 6, 1991; press release from Economic Policy Institute, “Report Projects Loss of 550,000 U.S. High-Wage Jobs” from free-trade pact with Mexico, with attached briefing paper, “U.S. Jobs and the Mexico Trade Proposal”; EPI briefing paper: “Fast Track, Fast Shuffle: The Economic Consequences of the Administration’s Proposed Trade Agreement with Mexico”; direct-mail letter from Mexican development firm Finsa Grupo Arguelles to manufacturers inviting relocation to Mexico to cut labor costs; ad from Wall Street Journal southwest edition of April 16, 1991, for seminar by Collectron of Arizona, Inc., on how to start manufacturing in Mexico, with cover note to Mazur from Communication Workers of America president Morton Bahr
1990-1991
Mexico Trade: fastrack
Box 16 Folder 23
Article by John Cavanagh, Institute for Policy Studies, “Free Trade for Whom?” with cover letter to Labor Advisory Board, May 13, 1991; text of editorial by HOY re Dominican Republic and Caribbean Basin, “Free Trade Zone Companies to Leave the DR Idling Close to Five Thousand,” with attached Spanish-language newspaper clipping, August 10, 1993; ITGLWF Executive Committee policy paper re free trade zones, October 1990; statement of Jeff Faux, president, Economic Policy Institute, before Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate, on the Proposed U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Negotiations, February 20, 1991; list of witnesses to appear before Committee on Ways and Means on the President’s Request for Extending of Fast Track Trade Agreement Negotiating Authority, with attached statement by Joseph Mullaney, vice chairman, Gillette Company on behalf of the Emergency Committee for American Trade, April 11, 1991; by Owen Bieber, president, UAW; by Tom Donahue, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO; by Kay Whitmore, chairman, president, and CEO, Eastman Kodak Company and chairman, Business Roundtable Working Group on U.S.-Mexico Trade and Investment; newspaper clippings
1990-1995
Mexico free trade
Box 16 Folder 24
1988-1995
Mexico Free Trade Agreement
Box 16 Folder 25
See also NAFTA; see also Import Task Force; see also ILGWU Legislative Department Memo re media strategy for NYC NAFTA campaign, October 18, 1993; script of video taping of Mazur for Donahue show, July 20, 1993; memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin re talking points for meeting re North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Newsday editorial board, June 8, 1993; memo from Mazur to Newsday editorial board with attached policy papers in advance of meeting, June 16, 1993, including “The NAFTA Illusion,” presented at a congressional briefing by the Economic Policy Institute on March 25, 1993; letter from Mazur to editor of Newsday summarizing points made at meeting re NAFTA, July 23, 1993; report to Mazur and Dubrow re conference on U.S.-Mexico Free Trade, January 18, 1991; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re meeting with Mexican opposition leader Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, outlining issues to discuss re trade, immigration, labor movement, with biographical sketch, February 8, 1991; statement on United States-Mexico Economic Relations submitted by Jay Mazur before the Subcommittee on Trade, House Ways & Means Committee, June 25, 1990; “The Economic Effects of a United States-Mexico Free Trade Agreement on the U.S. Apparel Industry,” statement by Herman Starobin, research director, ILGWU, before the International Trade Commission, April 12, 1991; draft statements by AFL-CIO Executive Council: on U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement, February 1991; on U.S. Employer Interference in Mexican Law Enforcement, February 1992; on Free and Fair Elections in Mexico, February 1994; Remarks by Morton Bahr, President, Communication Workers of America, Houston Forum Club, Houston, Texas, against trade agreement with Mexico, January 23, 1991; AFL-CIO News press releases: “Mexican Loan Terms Stick Workers with Tab,” January 13, 1995, and “AFL-CIO Calls for Return of Peso ‘Windfall’ to Workers,” January 24, 1995; AFL-CIO News radio script for secretary-treasurer Donahue against Mexico trade agreement, February 6, 1991; News UAW press release: “UAW President Blasts Big Three on U.S.-Mexico Trade Pact,” February 8, 1991; transcript of remarks by NY Governor Mario Cuomo at National Press Club in support of Mexico free trade agreement, February 21, 1991; Harvard Business Review article, “Mexico – Opening Ahead of Eastern Europe,” September-October 1990; Foreign Labor Trends report for Mexico, 1991-92, released by the U.S. Department of Labor, prepared by the American Embassy in Mexico City; report by Council on Foreign Relations, “Debt and the Restructuring of Mexico,” October 17, 1988; letter to Mazur from the director of the Latin American Program of the Council on Foreign Relations inviting him to a panel discussion, “The Chiapas Rebellion and the Future of Mexico,” February 10, 1994; newspaper clippings
1986-1992
Mexico: Maquiladoras
Box 16 Folder 26
Confidential proposal for AFL-CIO Border Organizing Project and Maquiladora Project, October 6, 1989, with cover memo to Mazur from Tom Donahue, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO; confidential draft, Maquiladora Industry Standards of Conduct; confidential potential targets for Maquiladora campaign; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re AFL-CIO Maquiladora Project, January 23, 1990; letters from corporations (AT&T, Air Products & Chemicals, Allied Signal, Baxter, Becton Dickinson, Fisher-Price, General Electric, General Motors, ITT, Johnson & Johnson, Parker Hannifin, Pepsico, Rockwell International, United Technologies, Zenith) to the Benedictine Health Resource Center describing their operations in the Maquiladora area, 1990; statement by Gregory Woodhead, Trade Task Force, AFL-CIO, before the House Committee on Small Business on “Effects of Devaluation of the Mexican Peso,” May 20, 1993, with cover memo re wages in the Maquiladoras; special report of IRRC News for Investors, “Criticisms of Mexican Maquiladora Operations Will Be Reflected in Shareholder Resolutions,” October 1990; list of labor leaders and affiliations attending Maquiladora Campaign meeting of December 14, 1990; agenda; printed booklet, “Doing the Job: A Common Commitment of the Union Masonry Industry,” International Masonry Institute, c. 1990; statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Mexico and the Maquiladora Twin-Plant Program, February 16, 1988, with cover letter to Mazur confirming his appointment to the AFL-CIO’s Ad Hoc Twin Plant Committee, March 10, 1988; agenda of meeting, October 19, 1988, with remarks by Mazur re purpose of the Twin Plant Committee; letter from the president and board of the Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers to the vice president of General Motors Corporation, urging improvement in wages and benefits for Packard Electric plant in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, September 23, 1988; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re creation on independent leftist union in the aftermath of September 1985 earthquake, video created by them, September 28, 1987; letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Thomas Donahue following up on issues raised at meeting, including document outlining standards of conduct, meeting with target corporations, September 12, 1990; memo re convening US-Mexico Committee for Maquiladora project, July 18, 1990; Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras Kick-Off Press Conference flyer, with memo from Mazur to vp Susan Cowell requesting that she speak for him, January 30, 1991; memo to Mazur from exec asst Parrott re highlights of the second meeting of the organizing committee, September 12, 1990; memo to Mazur from Parrott re replacement for himself as Mazur’s representative on the board of the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras, September 8, 1992; letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Tom Donahue re meeting with Mexican Confederation of Workers, September 20, 1988; Confidential Proposal for AFL-CIO Maquiladora Industry Project for border organizing, October 6, 1989, with cover letter to Mazur from Donahue, January 16, 1990; summery of AFL-CIO/CTM Bilateral Meetings of November 10 and 11, 1988, in San Diego and Tijuana; report by Mazur as U.S. chair of the AFL-CIO/ CTM Maquiladora Twin Plant Committee, November 11-12, 1988; brochure/agenda by U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration for Expo-Maquila ’86, designed to help firms relocate production to Mexico, 1986; agenda for National Planning Association’s 23rd meeting, “The Evolving Crisis in Mexico and Its Implications for the United States,” November 7-8, 1986; newspaper clippings
1986-1995
Mexico: Maquiladoras
Box 16 Folder 27
AFL-CIO booklet, “The Maquiladoras and Toxics: The Hidden Costs of Production South of the Border,” by Leslie Kochan, February 1989; booklet by Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, New York), “Maquiladora Standards of Conduct”; annual report, 1990-91; press releases by coalition: “Mexican Community Leaders Challenge Decision by United Nations to Recognize President Salinas with International Environmental Award,” June 5, 1991, “Coalition Releases Documentary Video: Stepan Chemical: The Poisoning of a Mexican Community,” August 6, 1992; statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council on Cinco de Mayo, May 1992; AFL-CIO press release, “Pressure from employers results in maquila union leader arrest,” February 7, 1992; text of press conference by Tom Donahue, February 12, 1991; confidential memo to Mazur from the National Labor Committee updating him on U.S. tour of maquiladora workers, September 21, 199
1986
Michael Sheehan Associates
Box 16 Folder 28
See also Media Projects Memo (incomplete) to Mazur from political/media consultant critiquing Mazur’s CNN interview, n.d.; letter from Michael Sheehan proposing media training and consulting services, November 7, 1986; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes
1994
Migration
Box 16 Folder 29
see also Center for Migration Studies; see also Trilateral Commission 1993 Conference report by the eighty-sixth American Assembly, Columbia University, New York: “Threatened Peoples, Threatened Borders: World Migration and U.S. Policy”
1984-1986
Mihajlov, Mihajlo
Box 17 Folder 1
Correspondence from anti-communist refugee from Yugoslavia and his difficulties finding a permanent professional position in the United States, apparently politically motivated; resume; letters of recommendation from Mazur; letters from members of search committee at George Mason University, Virginia, several others; letter from U.S. Embassy in Yugoslavia to U.S. Information Agency in Washington, noting Pres. Tito’s speech denouncing Mihajlov, declining hiring Mihajlov’s sister, July 2, 1968; articles by Mihajlov, “Fascists in Democratic Society,” “Tito and Waldheim,” etc., n.d., c. 1986; newspaper clippings
1979-1995
Minimum Wage
Box 17 Folder 2
1987-1989
Minimum Wage
Box 17 Folder 3
See also Speeches – Minimum Wage 1987 Note cards, fact sheets, and display charts with statistics on minimum wage workers; draft “Statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Minimum Wage,” February 1987; press release, “Out-of-Date Minimum Wage Threatens U.S. Work Ethic, Family Stability, ILGWU President Says in House Testimony,” October 14; memo re distribution of article by Mazur in AFL-CIO Federationist, “It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage,” March 21, 1987; draft statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council on Minimum Wage, May 1989; report by AFL-CIO Food and Allied Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO, “Help Wanted: To Pass the Minimum Wage Restoration Act Because All Americans Deserve a Fair Living Wage,” c. 1987; Statement by Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Administration’s Views on the Minimum Wage, March 3, 1989; letter to Mazur from Sen. Kennedy (D.-MA) thanking him for support of Minimum Wage Restoration Act of 1987, designed to make the minimum wage a living wage, July 26, 1988; similar letters to Mazur and Dubrow from members of Congress in support of bill; legislative alert from ILGWU vice president Evelyn Dubrow calling for letters to congressional district offices in support of minimum wage bill, July 8, 1988; letter to Mazur from Citizens for a Just Minimum Wage, thanking him for ILGWU contribution, March 23, 1989; “Dear Colleague” letter from six members of Congress, “Minimum Wage and Working Women,” noting two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women, March 20, 1989; newspaper clippings; ILGWU resolution on minimum wage supporting legislation; draft language of Puerto Rico amendment to wage bill, March 6, 1989; text of Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1989; speeches by Mazur; handwritten notes by Mazur
1985
Minimum Wage Board-Testimony of Danahy, Joseph
Box 17 Folder 4
Testimony of Joseph Danahy, director, ILGWU Department of Organization & Field Services, before the General Industry Minimum Wage Board, re need for enforcement authority for NYS Department of Labor for minimum wage and overtime laws, so that enforcement does not depend on inadequate federal Department of Labor, November 12, 1985
1993-1994
Model Agreement
Box 17 Folder 5
Correspondence with Department of Labor re manufacturer-contractor model agreement; statement by Mazur condemning San Francisco voluntary agreement, January 6, 1994; memos to Mazur from ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny and legislative director Evy Dubrow re position of Labor Secretary Robert Reich on enforcement, jobber responsibility; handwritten notes by Mazur
1994
NAACP
Box 17 Folder 6
Letter from Memphis branch to national office refusing to contribute assessment to offset national deficit until questions of accountability are answered, September 15
1993-1994
NAFTA
Box 17 Folder 7
Briefing papers by the Economic Policy Institute: “Setting the Standard: International Labor and U.S. Trade Policy,” by Richard Rothstein, “The Parallel Banking System,” by Jane W. D’Arista and Tom Schlesinger, and “The Impact of Health Care’s Financing on Family Budgets,” by Edith Rasell et al.; remarks by Mazur at the Governor’s Leadership Conference on the Future of the Economy Panel: Preparing People for the Future Economy, October 19, 1994; draft for Mazur on NAFTA, from Gus Tyler; memo to Newsday editors: A Hard Look at NAFTA, for editorial board meeting with Mazur, June 16, 1993
1993
NAFTA
Box 17 Folder 8
Letter to Congressional Black Caucus chairman Kweisi Mfume from ILGWU vp and legislative director Evelyn Dubrow thanking him for opposing NAFTA, noting need for president to renegotiate Mexican agreement, June 29, 1993; letter to Mfume from AFL-CIO Department of Legislation director Robert McGlotten thanking him for opposing NAFTA, June 24, 1993; fact sheet, “Partial Response to USTR Assertions that ‘NAFTA Creates Jobs and Improves Our Competitiveness’”; USTR document, with assertions; memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin re inadequacy of NAFTA related retraining act, proposed by the Clinton Administration, October 28; AFL-CIO position papers re NAFTA, March 11; statement by Starobin to the House Ways and Means Committee subcommittee on trade, September 15; memo to Mazur and Starobin from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow, forwarding memo from Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s office with Congressional Research Service analysis of number of women in manufacturing jobs to be affected by NAFTA, July 22; Mazur talking points for Newsday interview re NAFTA, June 8; letters to U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor from UAW president Owen Bieber and AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Thomas Donahue expressing concern over administration’s failure to protect labor standards under NAFTA, June 15 and 17; confidential memo from Economic Policy Institute, with attached memo sent to top political aides of the Clinton Administration warning of political hazards of following Bush NAFTA policy, May 10; EPI Journal newsletter, August; AFL-CIO fact sheet: “Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: The Economics of NAFTA,” September 13; AFL-CIO analyses of the NAFTA Side Accord on Labor, August 23 and 26; “NAFTA and New York: Not Made for Each Other,” by Jay Mazur; Clinton Administration Statement on the North American Free Trade Agreement, “The NAFTA: Expanding U.S. Exports, Jobs and Growth,” with cover letter from USTR Mickey Kantor; letter from UAW president Owen Bieber to U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich rebuking him for stereotyping and attacking organized labor, September 6; press release from Rep. Dick Gephart with text of speech outlining why he would vote against NAFTA, delivered to the National Press Club, September 21; confidential memo to Mazur from Alan Howard re NAFTA strategy, projects for staying on offensive, September 22; memo from Dubrow to ILGWU NAFTA Task Force, outlining talking points from an AFL-CIO briefing and related AFL materials, Q&A list for lobbying members of Congress, Democratic National Committee resolution (adopted March 23, 1991) opposing NAFTA, September 21; fact sheets from Canadian Environmental Law Association on impact of NAFTA on the environment, the democratic process, and workplace health and safety, September 17; testimony by Dubrow before Rep. John Spratt’s subcommittee hearing on Customs operations and transshipments, October 8; preliminary and recorded roll call vote of Congress on NAFTA, n.d.; letter from President Clinton to Rep. Spratt, discussing congressman’s concerns re NAFTA’s impact on textiles and apparel regulations, November 16; ILGWU statement on international labor solidarity; newspaper clippings
1993
NAFTA, advertisement
Box 17 Folder 9
List of sponsoring labor organizations; copies of checks from contributing unions, related correspondence
1991-1992
NAFTA
Box 17 Folder 10
See also Atlantic Council Memo from Mazur to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland discussing labor’s response to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), urging activation of Fair Trade Campaign to keep issue on national election agenda, massive lawsuit against companies operating in Mexico for environmental and labor rights violations, other initiatives, August 20, 1992; statement by ILGWU research director Herman Starobin re economic effects of NAFTA on U.S. apparel industry, 1991
1984
National Association of Women's and Children's Apparel Salesmen
Box 17 Folder 11
Legal brief before the Federal Trade Commission to modify its 1971 final order restricting certain NAWCAS practices, with cover note to Mazur, December 4, 1984
1986-1993
National Coalition for Haitian Refugees
Box 17 Folder 12
See also National Immigration Forum 1994 Report by the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees, “The Misguided Use of In-Country Refugee Processing in Haiti,” September 2, 1993; ILGWU press release, “Statement by Jay Mazur: Status of Haitian Refugees,” December 20, 1991; “Democracy through Terror” statement of Michael S. Hooper, executive director of the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, March 8,1988; Haiti 1997 Election Watch “Democracy through Terror” chronology of Recent Events in Haiti and the U.S. Response, January 1988; letter of transmission of comments on proposed interim regulations re adjustment of status of certain Cuban and Haitian Nationals under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, submitted to INS by the coalition on behalf of a long list of advocacy groups, May 1, 1987; fact sheet and training module re rights under the new immigration law, May 1, 1987; memo from coalition executive director Hooper re urgent executive committee meeting on victory on Haitian adjustment provisions, with attached analysis and summary of Simpson-Rodino Bill (Immigration Reform and Control Act of (1986); November 19, 1986; newsletters in French/Creole, Haiti Observateur, 1988; book: Haiti: Duvalierism since Duvalier, by the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees, Americas Watch, October 1986; press release from coalition urging U.S. to break with military junta in Haiti and promote real democratization, not just pro forma elections, n.d.; press release noting persistence of corruption and cronyism in Haitian government despite ouster of Jean Claude Duvalier, October 9, 1986; obituary/memorial booklet for Hooper, October 2, 1988; newspaper clippings
1983-1986
National Coalition for Haitian Refugees
Box 17 Folder 13
Letter to Mazur from the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees asking for support for Cuban-Haitian Adjustment Act of 1985, with model letter to members of Congress, February 19, 19985; amicus curiae brief of the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees et al. before the U.S. Supreme Court in re Marie Lucie Jean et al. vs. Alan C. Nelson et al., October 1984; immigration emergency legislation hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, October 28, 1983; statement by Michael Hooper, executive director, on the Immigration Emergency Powers and Procedures Act of 1983, before the subcommittee; report by national coalition, Americas Watch, and Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, “Haiti: Rights Denied,” March 1985; letters to members of Congress from the national coalition; ACLU National Immigration and Alien Rights Project Report No. 1, Executive Summary, “Salvadorans in the U.S: The Case for Extended Voluntary Departure”; statement by John McCarthy, executive director of the Office of Migration and Refugee Services, United States Catholic Conference re Salvadorans, November 17, 1983; coalition meeting agendas February 3, 1984, and December 6, 1986; records of contributions from ILGWU; proposed budgets
1992-1995
National Committee for Labor Israel
Box 17 Folder 14
1992
National Committee for Labor Israel
Box 17 Folder 15
Minutes of National Executive Committee meeting, January 31, 1992, recommending Jerry Goodman as a successor to outgoing NCLI executive vice president Yehuda Ebstein; minutes of December 9, 1992, meeting; memo from Goodman outlining financial terms of employment, February 19, 1992; letter to Mazur from Stanley Lowell (Fink Weinberger attorneys) praising selection of Goodman, March 31, 1992; correspondence re contributions to Israel hospital and health centers, April 1992; letter to Mazur from Sidney Orenstein (Solomon & Rosenbaum, Drechsler & Leff) noting that Ebstein was demanding interest on his deferred severance pay, with reply from Mazur opposing, related correspondence, February 17, 1992; financial projections for current quarter, February 21; memo from Ebstein, “Recommendations for the Future of NCLI,” February 26
1991
National Committee for Labor Israel
Box 17 Folder 16
see also Histadrut; see also Klein, Adam (Klein & Co.) Annual statement for the year ended December 31, 1990, listing trustees of National Committee for Labor Israel – Israel Histradrut Campaign; agenda of National Executive Committee meeting of May 31, 1991, with related documents brought by Mazur and report from executive vice president Yehuda Ebstein; projection of NCLI obligations to personnel and others at hypothetical dissolution date of March 31, 1991; “extremely confidential” memo to Mazur from Adam Klein, president of Klein & Co., Cambridge, MA, criticizing NCLI executive vice president Yehuda Ebstein’s financial management and accounting, noting that the cost of running NCLI in 1990 was more than had been raised, and that no money had been sent to Israel so far in 1991 because all of it had been used for administrative expenses, almost none going to trade union education, inflated expensing of sale of building, May 30, 1991; related confidential memos to Mazur from Klein, re efforts to reorganize NCLI, meeting with Ebstein, with proposed plans, May-June, 1991; profile of financial resources, prepared by Klein & Co., May 1991; memo from attorneys Solomon & Rosenbaum, Drechsler & Leff re NCLI financial obligations to staff, July 8; confidential memo to Mazur and Ebstein from attorney Sidney Orenstein (Solomon & Rosenbaum, Drechsler & Leff) commenting on preliminary draft legal opinion by Jay R. Butterman re ownership of building at 33 E. 67th St., NY, relationship between NCLI and Histadrut, July 25; proposal from Ebstein for closing NCLI and replacing it with a new, smaller organization to maintain appearance of continuity and complete sale of building, August 5; letter to Ebstein from Baruch Tenenbaum, agent for rebuffed potential buyer, Luis Perelmutter, outlining events, April 25; letter from potential buyer rejecting purchase of Howell, NJ, property, with cover memo from Ebstein to Mazur, August 27; letter re zoning questions from potential buyer of 33 E. 67th St. property, September 4; biographical sketch of Alec Aylat, c.1991; accountant’s statement to NCLI Board of Directors by Joel Popkin & Company, noting that donated property should be assigned fair market value, November 17, 1989, with financial statement as of September 30, 1989; list of funds raised by regional offices, 1984-90; list of contractual obligations to Eliezer Rafaeli, 1989-90; “strictly confidential” memo to Mazur from Yehuda Ebstein, “Reports on Tenure of Eliezer Rafaeli,” noting financial gamesmanship re salary, chronology of cost-sharing agreement with Histadrut, August 7, 1991; memo from Ebstein to Mazur and NCLI Executive Committee, “The Future of NCLI,” arguing against the organization having primarily a fund- raising role, need for professional staff, September 16; correspondence from Detroit Histadrut chair Alexander Blumenberg re closure of office, October 25, related letter to Mazur from Ebstein and draft of reply, October 30-31; letter of resignation from Ebstein, October 22; draft of press release re Ebstein resignation, called retirement, October 30; memo from Ebstein to Jacob Lidar, director of the campaign department, refuting claim of $5.8 million owed to Histadrut Assistance Fund, November 15, with cover memo to Mazur; memo to Mazur from Ebstein re his employment contract, citing differences in pension provisions, December 6; financial statements for Executive Committee meeting, December 6; memo to Mazur from Ebstein re long distance telephone charges by Histadrut representative, December 10; handwritten notes by Mazur re questionable transactions, diversion of funds, Ebstein’s severance
1991
National Committee for Labor Israel, Klein memos
Box 17 Folder 17
Confidential memos to Mazur from management consultant Adam Klein, president of Klein & Co., re reorganization of NCLI, difficulties with executive vice president Yehuda Ebstein; handwritten notes by Mazur; memo from Ebstein to Mazur introducing Klein
1991
National Committee for Labor Israel, Mazur's notes
Box 17 Folder 18
Draft of letter of resignation by Mazur as president of NCLI, noting decisions made without his knowledge; personal and confidential memo to Mazur from Yehuda Ebstein re relationship of president to executive vice president and organization, noting disagreements re duties and responsibilities, February 27, 1991; handwritten notes by Mazur answering points in memo; other memos and notes documenting problems re working relationship with Ebstein, lack of communication
1990-1991
National Committee for Labor Israel
Box 17 Folder 19
Draft of press release announcing appointment of Mazur as president of National Committee for Labor Israel, December 3, 1990; letters to Mazur congratulating him on being named president of the National Committee for Labor Israel, with replies from Mazur, November 1990 – February 1991; correspondence between Mazur and predecessor, Bruce Vladeck, president United Hospital Fund, expressing dismay at response to inquiry re payment of salary of Histadrut representative, related correspondence and meeting minutes, January 7-17, 1991; draft statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council supporting Histradrut, praising Israel for restraint in the face of unprovoked attack by Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, February 1991; statement by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations supporting U.S. policy in Persian Gulf, January 9, 1991; correspondence re fundraising during Gulf War, especially for Israel health services network Kupat Holim; list of contributions received for Kupit Holim Emergency Fund as of May 28, 1991; description of NCLI Rogoff Fund for Medical Research for the benefit of Israel hospital, and financial statement as of September 30, 1990; Executive Committee minutes, July 25, 1990; memo from Mazur to NCLI executive vice president Yehuda Ebstein re pension fund, seeking clarification re his status as a trustee, May 6, 1991, with related correspondence; draft of letter to board members, composed by Gus Tyler for Mazur, discussing efforts to restore financial viability, sale of building, need for special board meeting, c. 1991; memo from outgoing Histadrut representative to North America re counterproductive parallel fundraising, damage to image, need for reorganization, c 1990; confidential outline of fundraising and reorganization plan to recover from period of mismanagement, c. 1991; financial statements for year ended September 30, 1989, 1990, and 1991; cost reduction schedule, including closing Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Detroit regional offices, July 1 – September 30, 1991; letter to directors of United Steelworkers of America, District 28, replying to concerns over closure of Cleveland office, August 8, 1991; correspondence re retirement plan and employment fund, May 6, 1991; correspondence with attorneys Kaye, Fialkow, Richmond & Rothstein re New England fundraising, April – December 1991; program highlights of Jewish Labor Committee, “JLC Support for Issues of Concern to the Trade Union Movement,” March 1991; newsletter Labor in Israel, August 1990; Jewish Telegraphic Agency Daily News Bulletin and Daily News Reporter, January 4 and 9, 1991; Israel Line news dispatches from the Consulate General of Israel in New York, March 25 – 27, 1991
1991
National Committee for Labor Israel--Sale of Building
Box 18 Folder 1
Edited and final copies of contract of purchase and sale (of building at 33 East 67th St., New York, NY) by and between National Committee for Labor Israel – Israel Histradrut Campaign, Inc., and Agnews’s Inc., April, May, and June 6, 1991; history of property up to 1968, May 2, 1991; letter from buyer asking to renegotiate price due to zoning problem, related correspondence, February 14, 1991; memo re zoning issues relating to transfer from nonprofit to for-profit use, November 28, 1990; property appraisal as of July 30, 1990; letter to Mazur re holdup with SEIU in signing contract for sale of building, request that Mazur use his influence with AFL-CIO’s John Sweeney to resolve the problem, with attached chronology, May 7, 1991, and related correspondence; agreement with contractor SBJ Management for remodeling work, May 4, 1992
1986-1990
National Committee for Labor Israel
Box 18 Folder 2
Fact sheet on Histradut; by-laws of the National Committee for Labor Israel – Israel Histadrut Campaign, Inc., a corporation organized under the not-for-profit corporation law of the State of New York, 1984; letters between Mazur and Uri Agami on Agami’s accomplishments as chairman of the Amal Schools and election as Histadrut secretary for the Haifa area, September 25, 1987, and January 1990; solicitation from National Committee for Labor Israel-Histadrut, Nov. 18, 1988; position paper re Arab-Israeli relations, June 16, 1988; Financial Report, Special Activities and Development Transmissions to Histadrut Assistance Fund, Major Receipts and Disbursements, 18 Months October 1, 1986 – March 31, 1988; correspondence re possible Histadrut activity in Puerto Rico, 1986-87; correspondence re Mazur’s appearance at Philadelphia Trade Union Council luncheon to solidify support for Histadrut, Sept. 23, 1987; letter from Mazur re trip to Israel to dedicate vocational school named for the ILGWU, June 23, 1987; Labor in Israel Histadrut newsletters, March 1986 and June 1988; brochure and other materials describing programs for youth and elderly under Mishan, an arm of Histadrut; cover letter to Mazur from Bruce Vladeck, president of United Hospital Fund (New York), noting meeting with National Committee for Labor Israel – Histadrut, desire for cooperative efforts, November 12, 1987; list of contributions by ILGWU locals for 1987 Histadrut conference; agenda of Board of Directors meeting, National Committee for Labor Israel – Histadrut, with special resolution calling for an end to the Israel Histadrut Foundation’s independent status, April 15, 1986, and resolution on several other issues; letter from the Israeli embassy to Histadrut, urging resolution of competing dual organizations, warning of harm to common cause (translated from Hebrew), April 2, 1986; Report of the Board of Directors and the Council of the National Committee for Labor Israel – Histadrut, with list of major projects, April 3, 1986
1987
National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights
Box 18 Folder 3
Convention publications, “Equality for Puerto Ricans: A Determined Movement,” Third National Puerto Rican Convention, Philadelphia, May 31-June 2, 1985; “Closing Ranks; Forward to Justice,” Fourth National Puerto Rican Convention, Hartford, CT, May 29, 31, 1987; letter of invitation to Mazur to speak at Hartford convention, February 25, 1987; memo from ILGWU director of organization Joe Danahy re non-union status of Holiday Inn convention hotel, February 24, 1987
1987-1993
National Council of Senior Citizens
Box 18 Folder 4
Conference agenda, “U.S. Competitiveness and the Aging American Workforce,” June 16, 1993, sponsored by the National Council on the Aging, Inc., and the National Planning Association, with cover invitation to Mazur, May 3, 1993; convention call by National Council of Senior Citizens for Florida conference, with cover letter to Mazur, December 21, 1987; notice of general board meeting of October 20-21, 1987; letter to Mazur offering one-year membership to retired union members, September 21, 1988; text of Mazur remarks for William R. Hutton Testimonial Dinner, March 10, 1988; Statement by Bill Dodds, National Council of Senior Citizens, before the House Education and Labor Subcommittee, Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations, supporting Visclosky Amendment re representation on pension plan boards, February 21, 1990; memo to Mazur from the New York State Council of Senior Citizens re establishment of a union advisory committee to the state council, December 26, 1990; memos to Mazur re reaffiliation of ILGWU retiree membership with NCSC, noting nationwide membership is down to 50, September 1990; draft of 1991 annual appeal letter, noting assault on senior benefits, attempts to pit other advocacy groups against seniors
1989
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Box 18 Folder 5
Letter to Mazur from Walter Mondale requesting that he participate as auction sponsor in fundraising event for nonpartisan, nonprofit organization est. 1983 to help strengthen democratic institutions in newly emerging democracies, April 7, 1989
1994
National Immigration Forum
Box 18 Folder 6
Memo to members re Clinton’s announced intention to stop forced repatriation of Haitians
1983-1985
National Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Forum
Box 18 Folder 7
Meeting agendas and related materials re federal legislation, particularly the Simpson-Mazzoli bill
1992
National Labor Relations Board
Box 18 Folder 8
Report, “Suggested Administrative Changes in the NLRB Proposed by the National Organizing NLRB Subcommittee,” February 24, 1992
1994
National Planning Association
Box 18 Folder 9
Board of Trustees Membership list
1986-1991
National Planning Association
Box 18 Folder 10
1988 and 1990 Annual Reports; paper, “Changing Sources of U.S. Economic Growth: 1950- 2010,” October 24, 1989; urgent memo to NPA trustees re statement on national economic issues, July 11, 1990; memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin commenting on economic issues paper, July 12, 1990; comments by ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re economic issues paper, July 13, 1990; printed occasional papers, 1990: “Creating a Strong Post-Cold War Economy,” by Richard Belous; and “Man and His Environment,” by Harry G. Johnson; membership directory, Committee on New American Realities, December 1991, with descriptive agenda for twenty-first meeting of the committee, October 4-5, 1991; July 1991 issue of Looking Ahead: “Education, Training and Management of the American Workforce: Will the United States Still Be Competitive in the 21st Century?”; draft minutes of Board of Trustees meetings of May 4, 1989, and December 11, 1991; memo from Mazur re NPA study, “U.S. Competitiveness and the Aging Workforce,” September 11, 1991, suggesting ILGWU involvement in an advisory council; letter from Mazur noting $1,000 contribution from ILGWU, December 24, 1987; agenda for annual meeting of Board of Trustees, with report, “The New Opportunity,” re U.S. and international economic trends, setting guidelines for core program, October 21, 1986; minutes of meeting of October 29, 1986, with cover letter to Mazur expressing appreciation for his agreeing to become a trustee, November 19, 1986
1992-1993
National Planning Association/Committee on New American Realities
Box 18 Folder 11
1992 Annual Report; brochure and membership directory, Committee on New American Realities, August 1992; descriptive agenda and speaker bios for twenty-fourth meeting of the committee, April 15-17, 1993; draft minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting of April 9, 1992; agendas and minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings of October 27, 1992, and May 26, 1993, with attached committee reports; memo re proposed research effort on minorities in the inner city and the suburbs: advances and retreats since the 1960s, May 13, 1993; drafts of NPA policy statements, “Dealing with the Deficit Now,” and “A New Economic Initiative for the Former Soviet Republics,” March and November 1992; memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin noting premature nature of NPA drafts, November 25, 1992; draft of editorial, “Clinton’s Team,” for Justice; letter welcoming Mazur to membership on Committee on New American Realities, January 9, 1992, with attached memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Gus Tyler analyzing upcoming committee topics re economic issues such as the fallacy that tax cuts for the rich create jobs (“trickle-down” Reaganomics), January 9, 1992; minutes of the Labor-Business Relations Subcommittee of July 20, 1992
1992-1993
National Strategy Information Center
Box 18 Folder 12
Letter to Mazur informing him of his election to the Board of Directors of NSIC, with nomination letter from NSIC founder, June 15, 1993; memorandum to the Board of Directors re NSIC’s mission re national security issues in the 1990s, September 24, 1993; list of members of the Board of Directors with contact information, October 28, 1993, sent to Mazur; annual meeting of Board of Directors detailed agenda, including proposed amendments to certificate of incorporation and bylaws, financial statements, September 9, 1993; correspondence related to the retirement of president; letter to Mazur re attendance at meeting; correspondence from members of Congress and the press praising NSIC’s latest report, “International Organized Crime: Emerging Threat To U.S. Security,” September 29, 1993; grant application to M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust for NSIC project, “US Security in the Post-Cold War Era,” April 6, 1993; NSIC Report of a Research Seminar, “The Gray Area Phenomenon,” re need for interdisciplinary study of international religious fundamentalist, ethnic, terrorist, and other nonstate threats to Western democratic values and the quality of life in the U.S., July 1992, with list of participants; printed newsletter, Political Warfare: Intelligence, Active Measures, and Terrorism Report, fall 1992
1991
National Strategy Information Center, conference (Greece)
Box 18 Folder 13
Letter to Mazur confirming his attendance at conference, May 6, 1991; program agenda for “Political Warfare, Terrorism, and the Media,” conference sponsored by the National Strategy Information Center and others, October 3-5, 1991; background papers, all same date: “Soviet Active Measures in Greece,” by Paul Anastasi, foreign correspondent, New York Times and Daily Telegraph; “Problems of International Terrorism,” by Vincent Cannistraro, former special assistant to the White House; “The ‘Gray’ Areas,” by Xavier Raufer, counselor on terrorism, L’Express, and professor, Institute of Criminology, University of Law, Paris; “The KGB Today, Terrorism, and Active Measures,” by Victor P. Gundarev, former senior KGB officer and deputy KGB chief in Greece, 1983-1986; “Soviet Active Measures in the Gorbachev Era,” by Todd Leventhal, U.S. Information Agency; “Media and Terrorism,” by Athanase Papandropoulous, assistant editor, Financial Post; “Terrorism and the Media,” by Paul Wilkinson, chairman, Dept. of International Relations, University of St. Andrews; participant list; other papers, by the Atlantic Council of the United States: “Perestroika Update; The USSR in Transition,” (bulletin) May 21-August 10, 1991; “The Media: Partners in the Revolution of 1989” (occasional paper), June 1991; Ditchley Foundation report, “After the Persian Gulf War: American Politics and Policies in the 1990s,” by House Speaker Rep. Thomas S. Foley; fax to Mazur re death of ILGWU photographer Bert Berinsky, with attached (New York Times?) obituary, October 3, 1991; U.S. News & World Report article, “An Imperfect Union,” September 16, 1991; New York Times clipping re breakup of Soviet Union, 1991
1990
National Strategy Information Center, conference(Western perceptions of Soviet Union)
Box 18 Folder 14
Letter to Mazur confirming his attendance at conference, September 7, 1990; cover letter to Mazur with papers on the perception of the Soviet Union in the United Kingdom (by Gerald Frost, director, Institute for European Defence and Strategic Studies), France (by Admiral Pierre Lacoste, former director of the French DGSE), Germany (by Dr. Lother Ruhl, former state secretary for defense, Federal Republic of Germany), Southern Europe (by General Luigi Calagris, military correspondent, Corriere Della Sera) and the United States (by Dr. Uri Ra’anan, director, Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology, and Policy, Boston University); the Institute of Directors (Ditchley?) Annual Lecture, “Europe: Why and How?” by James Goldsmith, London, June 12, 1990; Atlantic Council of the United States bulletins: “Indicators of Change in Soviet Security Policies,” July 1 – August 1, 1990, and “Perestroika Update: The USSR in Transition,” June 16 – July 15, 1990; Washington Post article by Henry Kissinger, “The End of NATO?” July 24, 1990
1984-1986
NYC
Box 18 Folder 15
See also Koch, Mayor 1985-1990; see also NYC – Commercial Rent Control 1984-1989; see also NYC Industrial Loft Advisory Council Memo from Mayor Ed Koch to all agency heads re city policy on undocumented aliens, noting that for the sake of the common good, they should be encouraged to use city services such as medical care and education, and that the city has no obligation to report them to federal authorities, with cover note to Mazur from ILGWU officer Muzaffar Chishti, October 15, 1985; agenda of Refugee Employment Project Advisory Board, October 15, 1985, with agenda for conference, November 1; New York Migration Forum meeting agendas, June 1984, and bulletin re Simpson-Mazzoli immigration bill, refugee act, December 22, 1983; proposal by mayor’s office to NYS Science & Technology Foundation for creation of Industrial Innovation Extension Service, with cover letter to Mazur, July 29, 1986; memos re commercial rent control, 1984; memo from mayor’s office re city’s industrial retention program, January 30, 1984; related correspondence, including from NYC comptroller Harrison J. Goldin, December 14, 1984; letter to Mazur from Mayor Koch appointing him to the Industrial Loft Advisory Council, June 28, 1984; position papers by Dinkins ’85 for Manhattan Borough President campaign re jobs and economic development, zoning and physical overdevelopment, saving garment industry jobs, with cover letter to Mazur from ILGWU officer Susan Cowell; letter to Mazur from City Council president Carol Bellamy asking for support for Day Care Fund (report attached), program to assist employers in providing child care services for employees, January 24, 1984; letter from Bellamy to ILGWU local official Edgar Romney re city-wide after-school program, February 7, 1985; statement by City Council president Carol Bellamy, in favor of asbestos safety legislation, November 14, 1985; list of endorsers of asbestos legislation; correspondence re councilman race in Queens between two factions of the county Democratic committee, both labor-friendly, July 1985; letter to Mazur from Sal Albanese of Brooklyn, asking for endorsement in councilman race, June 10, 1985; letter from Mazur to members of the City Planning Commission in support of banning transient hotels in the SoHo/Chinatown area to preserve manufacturing use of district, January 24, 1985
1984
NYC-42nd Street Development Project
Box 18 Folder 16
See also NYC Garment Center Special District Testimony 1986-1987; see also Abeles Schwartz Associates 1983-1984 Statement by Mazur before the Board of Estimate at hearing on industrial retention and relocation, opposing grants to firms that leave Manhattan, August 16, 1984; letter from the Apparel Manufacturers Association to the NYC Office of Business Development, objecting to the proposed Industrial Retention Program giving grants to firms leaving Manhattan, August 13, 1984; summary of Board of Estimate Statement; Testimony by Mazur on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 42nd St. Redevelopment Project, March 26, 1984; Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 42nd St. Redevelopment Project, submitted to the NYS Urban Development Corp. by the ILGWU, May 1984; testimony by Mazur at the UDC hearing on the 42nd St. Redevelopment Project, September 6, 1984; index cards with talking points re economic impact of garment center; press release, Statement by Mayor Edward I. Koch, Comptroller Harrison J. Goldin and City Council President Carol Bellamy re Times Square redevelopment and garment center, November 8, 1984; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes
1988-1991
Board of Education, NYC
Box 18 Folder 17
Letter to principal of Norman Thomas High School for Commercial Education thanking Mazur for contribution of $250 for a scholarship, May 23, 1991; letter from Mazur to Robert F. (Bobby) Wagner, Jr., on his appointment as NYC Schools Chancellor, October 3, 1989; list of industrial literacy, skills training, and English as a Second Language programs conducted by the ILGWU for presentation to schools chancellor Richard Green, June 17, 1988
1987-1991
NYC Congressional Tour and Fashion Show
Box 18 Folder 18
Tour of New York City offered biennially to new members of Congress featuring an ILGWU-sponsored fashion show of apparel produced in New York City. Letters from Mazur to NYC mayor Ed Koch and other officials inviting them to attend the show, April 13, 1987; letter to Mazur from Rep. Charles Rangel, noting that 68 members of Congress would attend, May 1, 1989; list of companies represented and fashion items presented; agenda of all tour events; remarks by Mazur (?); memo to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow re need to put on a less expensive show, recommending against sponsorship by Philip Morris, January 8, 1991
1984-1989
NYC Commercial Rent Control
Box 18 Folder 19
See also NYC Garment Center Special District; see also NYC Industrial Loft Advisory Council; see also Speeches – NYC Commercial Rent Hearings 1989; see also Speeches – Garment Center 2001; see also Koch, Mayor 1985-1990; see also NYC 1984-1986 Memo to ILGWU exec. asst. James Parrott outlining arguments for preserving manufacturing in NYC, April 28, 1988; memo from Mazur to ILGWU NYC managers re union’s support of Intro. 914, January 15, 1988, with attached fact sheet, flyer for coalition event, and testimony by Mazur at City Council hearing, December 1, 1987; summary of commercial rent arbitration bill by sponsor councilwoman Ruth Messinger: “Statement on Discharge of Intro. #1237,” June 13, 1989; Memorandum in Opposition to Intro. 2345 and in support of Intro. 914-A by the Federation of Apparel Manufacturers (Eli Elias, president), June 14, 1989; City of New York Office of the Mayor Memorandum in Support of state legislation to amend the Public Service Law limiting electricity surcharges imposed by landlords to commercial tenants, May 9, 1989, with cover letter to Mazur urging lobbying support, sample letter, list of key legislators, May 23, 1989; ILGWU Testimony, City Council Hearings on Commercial Rent Control, December 11, 1986; memo from Parrott to Mazur re ACTWU contribution to commercial rent campaign, need to speak to ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman for more, lack of donations from musicians, printers unions, April 13, 1989; letter to Mazur from Sheinkman suggesting they work together on commercial rent problem, June 1, 1984; memo to Mazur from Susan Cowell re commercial rent control and related legislative efforts, May 23, 1984; newspaper clippings
1988
NYC Commission on the Status of Women
Box 18 Folder 20
Letter from the NYC Commission on the Status of Women to ILGWU secretary-treasurer Irwin Solomon seeking financial support for CAW Fund, Inc., established to raise additional dollars, with description of programs, list of corporate and foundation contributors, newspaper clippings, February 1, 1988
1994
NYC Economic Development Corp.
Box 19 Folder 1
See also Garment Industry Development Corporation; see also NYC – City Council – Economic Development Committee 1993; see also Speeches – Manufacturing Matters in NYC 1990; see also NYC – Workforce Development Commission 1993; see also NYC – Office of Business Development; see also Speeches – Levine, Randy – Talking Points 1997 Talking points for Mazur for meetings with Clay Lifflander, president, NYC Economic Development Corp., August 23 and October 8, 1994; letter to Lifflander, expressing disappointment over several canceled meetings, noting previous working relationship with every head of EDC since its creation, September 22, 1994; proposal for Giuliani administration, “A Public/Private Partnership for the New York Apparel Industry,” describing history of NY labor partnerships, including the Garment Industry Development Association (GIDC), Council for American Fashion (CAF), Fashion Exports/New York (FE/NY), collaborations with the Fashion Institute of Technology, and others; related correspondence; newspaper clipping
NYC Economy-NAFTA
Box 19 Folder 2
“NAFTA and New York: Not Made for Each Other,” by Jay Mazur, n.d.
1995
NYC- Fashion Center Annual Report
Box 19 Folder 3
See also Garment Industry Development Corporation Annual report, 1994-95, of the Fashion Center Management Association, Inc., the manager of the Fashion Center Business Improvement District; includes budget, security incidents, letters from business owners, newspaper clippings
1990
NYC- Made in NYC Fashion Industry proposal
Box 19 Folder 4
See also NYC Economic Development Corporation 1994; see also Garment Industry Development Corporation Proposals by Mazur for a “Made in New York City” campaign to promote the fashion industry and for an in-house city government “think tank” for economic development and related (housing, education) policy; op-ed piece by Mazur urging greater financial support by city government of apparel manufacturing sector, c. 1990
1986-1987
NYC Garment Center Special District
Box 19 Folder 5
See also NYC – Commercial Rent Control; see also NYC Industrial Loft Advisory Council; see also NYC 42nd St. Redevelopment Project 1984; see also Abeles Schwartz Associates 1983-1984; see also Local 23-25 – Garment Center Rally 1962-1972 Letters from Mazur to Gerald Shaw, president of Oscar de la Renta and others, urging them to testify in support of creating a Garment Center Special District, which would preserve manufacturing in perpetuity within the city’s traditional garment district, March 9; Statement of Jay Mazur, president, ILGWU, on the Garment Center Special District, Board of Estimate Hearing, March 26, 1987; garment center fact sheet; letter from Mazur to Assemblyman Jerrold Nadler re Nadler’s support for zoning to preserve manufacturing as expressed in his letter to the Village Voice, December 9, 1986 (attached)
1990
NYC-Manufacturing "White Paper"
Box 19 Folder 6
See also Garment Industry Development Corporation; see also Council for American Fashion Second draft and final (?) bound “A Comprehensive Approach to New York City Apparel Manufacturing Development Policy,” submitted by the ILGWU, March 1990, with cover memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott
1993
NYC, Mayoral Race 1993, NY1 NewsPoll
Box 19 Folder 7
see also Dinkins; see also Giuliani Weekly poll results conducted by Lou Harris of LH Research for New York 1 News, division of Time Warner Entertainment (sponsored by NYNEX Corporation) of residents’ attitudes on a multitude of variables in Giuliani-Dinkins race, other issues, March-October; questions on survey form for June 15-17; handwritten notes by Mazur
1989-1990
NYC, Deputy Mayor, Lynch, Bill
Box 19 Folder 8
Correspondence with Bill Lynch, deputy mayor of New York under David Dinkins, re exploitation of workers by Williamsburg Trade Association, February 1, 1990; visit by British Labour Party head Neil Kinnock, November 9, 1989; meeting with Sanford Garelik, executive director, Garment Industry Security Council, June 5, 1990; budget for Garment Industry Development Corp. (GIDC), June 11, 1990; appointment of ILGWU representative to New York City Loft Board, February 15, 1990; handwritten notes by Mazur
1991
NYC- Pinero, Sally Hernandez, Deputy Mayor
Box 19 Folder 9
Letter to NYC Mayor Dinkins, copied to Deputy Mayor Pinero, re the Business Relocation Assistance Corporation (BRAC) and the need to change the policies of the Koch administration, which discouraged retention of apparel manufacturing in Manhattan, September 20, with attached statement by Mazur before the NYC Planning Commission, September 11; letter from Mazur to Pinero suggesting meeting re economic development policies with Wallace Ford, commissioner, Office of Business Services, and Paul Marinaccio, executive director, Economic Policy and Marketing Group, July 12; outline of notes in preparation for September 27 meeting with Ford and Marinaccio; draft notes from August 16 meeting with Pinero and David Smith, commissioner, Office of Business Development; letter to Mayor Dinkins from Rogi Equities & Investors (dba Chop Chop Cutting Services) threatening to move out of state unless the city provides a tax rebate, June 17; charts showing New York City apparel employment; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott reporting finding by Kurt Salmon Associates that out-of-town buyers inject at least $100 million annually into the NYC economy, September 26; outline of notes, “NYC 1991: World’s Capital in Transition”; letter from Mazur to Pinero re city’s efforts to save Mademoiselle Knitwear from bankruptcy, urging that rights of workers be considered, March 26
1990
NYC- Pinero, Sally Hernandez, Deputy Mayor
Box 19 Folder 10
see also Garment Industry Development Corporation “A Comprehensive Approach to New York City Apparel Manufacturing Development Policy,” submitted by the ILGWU, March 1990; letter to Mazur from Deputy Mayor Pinero agreeing with his support for relocating Marlene Sportswear to the Brooklyn Army Terminal, April 17, 1990; letter from Mazur to Pinero re city’s favorable tax treatment of Domsey Trading Corporation, engaged in anti-union activity, asserting that public funds should be used to further quality, not just quantity, of jobs, June 11; memos to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott outlining items for discussion during meetings with Pinero and Mayor Dinkins, June 11 and August 16; fact sheets re importance of garment manufacturing industry for NYC; memo from Mazur to Mayor Dinkins and Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch summarizing points discussed at June 8 meeting re restoration of funding to Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC), promoting “Made in NY” apparel, holding a mini-summit on apparel manufacturing policy, exploring a mixed- use development in the Bronx, and other economic development issues, June 11; letter from Mazur to Dinkins urging continued funding of GIDC, May 7; memo to Mazur from Parrot re GIDC budget for FY 1991; “A Proposal to Promote New York City’s Fashion Industry,” submitted by the ILGWU, August 14; copy of cover story from Women’s Wear Daily, “SA to City Hall: Give Us Respect, and a Lot More,” with note from Mazur to Pinero, asking her to call him, July 17; invitation from Mazur for Pinero to address the Council for American Fashion (CAF), June 13; letter from Mazur to Pinero seeking clarification re mayor’s Small Business Assistance plans, October 17
1993
NYC- City Council, Economic Development Committee
Box 19 Folder 11
Statement by Mazur before the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development endorsing city’s “Strong Economy, Strong City” report, October 18, 1993
1994
NYC-City Council- Finance Division
Box 19 Folder 12
Notice of Executive Budget hearings for fiscal year 1995, with attached schedule for agency hearings; list of officials of NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
1991
NYC- City Council Race
Box 19 Folder 13
Letters to Mazur from several candidates for NY City Council, asking for ILGWU endorsement, with campaign literature; schedule of candidate interviews by ILGWU, August 8, 1991; spreadsheet analysis of races in all 51 districts, showing status of seat (incumbent strength), names of candidates, ethnic composition of neighborhoods and ethnic percentage breakdown of registered voters, concentration of ILGWU members or retirees, number of petition signatures obtained, amount of money raised, some positions on issues
1988
NYC-City Planning Commission
Box 19 Folder 14
See also Speeches – Manufacturing Matters in NYC 1990 Notes to Mazur from vp Susan Cowell re hearing by City Planning Commission on Garment Center zoning plan, January 28, 1988; letter from Mazur to chair of City Planning Commission expressing interest in participating in planning for the next half-century of NYC, September 13, 1988
1989-1990
New York City Central Labor Council
Box 19 Folder 15
Copy of letter (in English, Spanish, and Chinese) from Mazur sent to all ILGWU members and retirees in NY metropolitan area in support of striking workers at Daily News, calling for boycott, with cover letter to New York City Central Labor Council, November 7, 1990; mailgram from Gus Bevona, president of Local 328-32J, SEIU, to NYC Central Labor Council president Tommy Van Arsdale urging support of striking doormen, porters, and other building maintenance members of, April 22, 1991; Labor Council Alert fact sheet re Campaign for Justice in Brooklyn supporting ILGWU organizing efforts against Williamsburg Trade Association, and letter from Mazur offering thanks, January 24, 1990; letter to Mazur from Victor Gotbaum soliciting financial support for the Center for Labor-Management Policy Studies, Graduate School, City University of New York (CUNY), with attached description of center and major projects, May 31, 1990; letter re second annual Asian Labor Festival, sponsored by the Asian Labor Committee of the NYC Central Labor Council, July 19, 1990; letter from Van Arsdale re labor activities supporting Dinkins mayoral campaign, July 21, 1989; flyer publicizing march on Washington, D.C. demanding affordable housing, October 7; memo to AFL-CIO Finance Committee from secretary-treasurer Thomas Donahue re debt problems with United Labor Agency in Washington, D.C., April 17, 1989; manuscript, “Rebuilding a Presidential Majority,” by William A. Galston, University of Maryland, with cover note to Mazur from Ted H. Jacobsen, secretary of the NYC Central Labor Council, March 31, 1989; letter to Mazur from Van Arsdale re planned discussion at Executive Board meeting of the changing political situation re candidates for NYC mayor, January 10, 1989; recommendations of candidates for congressional and state office, April 23, 1990; appeal to Mazur for financial support for toys for children of striking machinists, December 11, 1989; letter to Mazur about providing office space for the New York chapter of Social Democrats USA, April 17, 1990
1988
New York City Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO)
Box 19 Folder 16
Correspondence from Mazur to Tommy Van Arsdale, president, and other members of the New York City Central Labor Council re Labor Day parade, testimony in favor of commercial rent binding arbitration bill; draft of constitution and by-laws; page proof of pamphlet, “Human Rights for American Workers,” published by the Trade Union Leadership Institute, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, February 25
1985-1987
New York City Central Labor Council
Box 19 Folder 17
List of officers and Executive Board; roster of affiliates and member census; correspondence re needs assessment survey for workplace literacy programs, August 31, November 2, 1987; strike support for Federation of Professional Athletes, September 18, 1987; letters to members of Congress (Scheuer, Schumer, Solarz, Molinari, Green) re trade legislation, August 3, 1987, with reply from Molinari opposing “protectionism,” August 14, 1987; letter withholding endorsement of Congressmen Schumer and Solarz for their refusal to override presidential veto of trade bill, October 29, 1986; letters of endorsement for candidates for Democratic district leaders; alert and flyer re strike at NBC by National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians; flyers for plant closing legislation; memos opposing hospital and nursing home ownership by out-of-state corporations; opposing use of foreign repair stations by U.S. commercial aircraft; letter to Mazur reporting on efforts to aid the trade bill, April 16, 1987; letter to Mazur re setting up political action committees in each borough, April 16, 1987; letter to Mazur re challenge by Victor Gotbaum to Central Labor Council constitution and election of officers, December 1, 1986; excerpt of minutes of Executive Board meeting of September 18, 1986, re purchase of tickets for annual dinner-dance of Black Trade Unionist Leadership Committee, opposition by Victor Gotbaum to ethnic caucuses as part of larger council; letter re increase in per capita dues, May 22, 1985
1984-1987
NYC- Industrial Loft Advisory Council
Box 19 Folder 18
See also NYC – Commercial Rent Control; see also NYC Garment Center Special District; see also Speeches – NYC Commercial Rent Hearing 1989; see also Speeches – Manufacturing Matters in NYC 1990; see also NYC 1984-1986; see also NYC 42nd St. Redevelopment Project 1984; see also Abeles Schwartz Associates 1983-1984 Letter to Mayor Ed Koch from James Gill, chairman of the Industrial Loft Advisory Council, re decline of manufacturing jobs, need to halt conversion of industrial space into commercial uses, April 11, 1986, with cover letter to Mazur; correspondence between Gill and commercial photographer Nancy Lowell McFarland re letter to Koch, with attached copy of local law imposing moratorium on rent increases on certain commercial properties, January 22, 1986, and cover letter from McFarland to Mazur, March 19, 1986; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell; minutes of eighth and ninth meetings, September 25, 1984, and February 6, 1985
1990
NYC- Office of Business Development
Box 19 Folder 19
See also Council for American Fashion; see also Garment Industry Development Corporation; see also NYC Economic Development Corporation 1994; see also NYC – Workforce Development Commission 1993; see also Speeches – Manufacturing Matters in NYC 1990; see also NYC 42nd St. Redevelopment Project 1984 Letter from Mazur to commissioner David A. Smith inviting him to attend meeting of Council for American Fashion (CAF)
1951
NYC- Outsourcing
Box 19 Folder 20
1986
NYC--Westside Task Force
Box 19 Folder 21
Memo to community workshop representatives re consensus of meeting about a number of planning issues, October 31, 1986
1993
NYC-Workforce Development Commission
Box 19 Folder 22
See also NYC – Economic Development Corporation 1994; see also NYC – Office of Business Development 1990; see also Garment Industry Development Corporation Confidential report to Mayor Dinkins from deputy mayor Barry Sullivan, who chaired the commission, focusing on education and training, December 28, 1998; includes list of members, including Mazur; dissenting letter from AFSME Disrict Council 37 executive director Stanley Hill
1986-1991
New York International Festival of the Arts
Box 19 Folder 23
Correspondence with Mazur re cultural event held in New York City, particularly first, held in 1987; newspaper clipping
1983-1985
New York State (NYS)
Box 19 Folder 24
Correspondence on a wide range of issues: several updates from state attorney general Robert Abrams re his priorities; from Coalition for Progressive NYS Taxation, October 27, 1983; from state senator Franz Leichter, opposing NYS taxation of Social Security benefits, January 6, 1984; from Abrams, opposing elimination of federal deductibility of state and local taxes, with attached letter to President Reagan signed by 21 attorneys general nationwide, August 15, 1985; from governor’s office re Westway State Park, July 20, 1984; from state Department of Labor re impact of 1986 federal budget, including closure of two dozen offices and massive layoffs; from Dept. of Labor re proposal to expand bonding capacity of Job Development Authority, October 16, 1985; from Assembly minority leader Clarence Rappleyea re drug assistance program for low-income elderly, May 7 and August 13, 1985; from assistant majoritiy leader Dick Gottfried re occupational safety and health bill, September 3, 1985; Rebuild NY bond issue fact sheet, September 23, 1983; memo to Mazur from Sal Giardina, director, NYS district ILGWU, listing proposed craft minimums for major market negotiations, June 3, 1985
1986-1988
NYS Apparel Registration Law
Box 19 Folder 25
See also Speeches – Apparel Industry Task Force, NYS Dept of Labor 1992; see also Speeches – Sweatshops Memo from Mazur to ILGWU New York City managers re enforcement of NYS Apparel Registration Law, requiring manufacturers and contractors of women’s or children’s clothing to register with the state, January 14, 1988; press release, “ILG Backs Cuomo in Push for Crackdown on Sweatshops,” January 6, 1988; copy of law; copy of notice; copy for registration form; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exe asst James Parrott re establishment of New York-New Jersey interstate enforcement unit to coordinate enforcement of the two states’ apparel registration laws, July 8, 1988; memo to Mazur re changes made to original garment industry registration bill, February 28, 1986; NYS Department of Labor statistical statement, Apparel Industry Task Force, December 19, 1988; newspaper clipping
1988-1989
NYS- Cuomo, Governor Mario
Box 19 Folder 26
Correspondence from Mazur
1994
NYS-Cuomo, Mario, reelection campaign
Box 19 Folder 27
Cover letter to Mazur from Friends of Mario M. Cuomo Committee, Inc., with attached text of announcement of reelection for NYS governor by Cuomo, January 11, 1994; letter from NYS Democratic Committee with attached positon paper on the economy and fact sheet for rebuttal of most frequently made distortions, “The Real New York,” January 24
1987-1992
NYS Democratic Committee
Box 19 Folder 28
Letter to Mazur from NYS Democratic Committee chair John Marino inviting him to be a trustee of the Democratic State Party and raise or contribute $5,000, February 13, 1992; letter from Mazur to Gov. Michael Dukakis as presidential candidate, offering to hold pre-election day rally on Seventh Ave. garment district, as in past campaigns, July 15, 1988, with cover letter to NYS Democratic Committee advising getting 50,000 Dukakis buttons for the Labor Day parade; memo from Mazur to ILGWU regional directors and NY-NJ-Pennsylvania managers re meeting to discuss upcoming political campaign, August 12, 1988; letters from Mazur to NYS Democratic Committee noting $1,000 contribution, copy of check, March 3 and June 27, 1988; delegate information re Mazur, June 15, 1988; request to Mazur from NYS Democratic chair Laurence Kirwin for names of people aged 20-35 to help form a Task Force on Youth, aimed at attracting new members, July 7, 1987; notice of time change in New York Democratic Presidential Forum, December 7, 1988; letter to Mazur inviting him to Annual State Committee Dinner, March , 1987; letter to Mazur from state chair Kirwin thanking him for support of annual dinner celebrating record-breaking Democratic victory in 1986, May 29, 1987
1990
NYS Department of Economic Development
Box 19 Folder 29
see also Council for American Fashion Letters from Mazur to commissioner Vince Tese in support of funding or events for Council for American Fashion (CAF), Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC), skills training programs by Fairbrooke Enterprises
1987-1993
New York State Festival (Congressional)
Box 19 Folder 30
Letter from Rep. Charles Rangel to Edward Cleary, president, New York State AFL-CIO, expressing disappointment over lack of labor involvement in the biennial event, noting importance to New York State in dealing with Congress, requesting co-sponsorship of luncheon with Mazur to get labor leaders involved, June 23, 1987; letter to ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow thanking her for support as a vice chairman of the New York State Festival, held in Washington, D.C., July 1993
1988-1995
NYS-Garment Industry Advisory Committee (GIAC)
Box 19 Folder 31
State agency; NYS Department of Labor press release re establishment of Interstate Enforcement Team to better enforce labor laws in both states’ apparel industries, with cover note to Mazur, July 22, 1988; minutes of GIAC meeting of December 1, 1992; November 10, 1987; September 22, 1987; January 27, 1987; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec. vp Wilbur Daniels re Federation of Apparel Manufacturers’ objection to NYS Dept. of Labor’s proposed contractor registration law asking manufacturers to identify contractors with whom they do business, September 18, 1987; notes by Parrott re proceedings of May 13, 1986 GIAC meeting; agendas for September 24, 1992, and February 9, 1993, meetings; outline of legislation to enhance anti-sweatshop enforcement in the NYS apparel industry; committee code of conduct, signed by Mazur, February 26, 1989; correspondence with state legislators and others
1986
NYS-Governor's Labor Roundtable
Box 19 Folder 32
Minutes, August 14
1986-1988
NYS-Governor's School and Business Alliance Task Force
Box 19 Folder 33
See also Consortium for Worker Education Meeting notice with attached ad printed in Olean Times Herald, October 31, 1988; introductory remarks submitted by Saul Rosen (for Mazur?) re ILGWU’s Consortium for Worker Education, December 12, 1988; press release announcing creation of task force, September 9, 1986; letter to Mazur asking him to serve on new Governor’s School and Business Alliance Task Force, August 7, 1986; agenda for October 17, 1986, meeting
1988
NYS-Governor's Task Force on Work and Famiily
Box 19 Folder 34
Letter to Mazur from J. R. Petty, chairman of Marine Midland Bank, re first meeting of the Subcommittee on Personnel Policies and Employee Benefits in the Private Sector, February 17, 1988, with attached agenda and work plan; notes for meeting with Petty, re need for legislative mandate for paid family leave; letter to Mazur re meeting, with attached subcommittee guidelines
1986
NYS Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Abatement Board
Box 19 Folder 35
Letter to Mazur informing him that an ILGWU proposal for a health and safety training project has been approved for funding, November 13, 1986
1980
NYS-State University of New York (SUNY)
Box 19 Folder 36
Memo to presidents of community colleges re pending addition to the Education Law indemnifying officers and employees of community colleges, with attached Assembly bill, August 15, 1980
1993
NYS Urban Development Corp., Meeting of Directors, February 18
Box 19 Folder 37
1992
NYS Urban Development Corp., Meeting of Directors, December 17
Box 19 Folder 38
1992
NYS Urban Development Corp., Meeting of Directors, December 17
Box 19 Folder 39
1993
NYS Urban Development Corp., Directors Meeting,January 21
Box 20 Folder 1
1993
Meeting of Directors, January 21 (privileged and confidential)
Box 20 Folder 2
1993
Meeting of Directors, February 18, privileged and confidential
Box 20 Folder 3
1992
Meeting of Directors, December 17, privileged and confidential
Box 20 Folder 4
1985-1995
Media: New York Times
Box 20 Folder 5
Letters to the editor from Mazur responding to articles and editorials on trade and industrial homework, 1986-1993; draft of Op-Ed by Mazur for NYT or Washington Post re role of unions in preventing further erosion in real wages, retirement of AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland, June 21, 1995; letter to the editor from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin criticizing editorial against Textile and Apparel bill, July 31, 1990; letter to Mazur from Empire State College (SUNY), complimenting him on his article in New York Times re industrial homework, October 20, 1986; letter to Mazur from writer at the New York Times noting his comments in Women’s Wear Daily indicating a change of opinion from a criticism of her article a year earlier, asking to discuss in person (all articles attached), August 25, 1992; newspaper clippings on immigration, imports/trade
1987-1993
NY Urban Coalition
Box 20 Folder 6
Agenda and minutes of Board of Directors meetings, budgets, finance committee reports, reports of major program areas 1989-91; New York City Public Schools budget fact sheet, December 10, 1991, and related materials; printed report on Local School Development Project, n.d.; letter to Mazur re urgent need for working capital of $2 million, January 9, 1989; copy of ILGWU contribution check for $500 to coalition, with cover letter from Mazur, September 12, 1989; “3-Year Strategic Plan,” June 1987; memo re resignation of president Arthur Barnes, May 25, 1993; list of committee members and meeting dates, January 7 1993
1987
NY Urban League
Box 20 Folder 7
Draft of letter to Greater New York Fund/United Way outlining financial reorganization plan of New York Urban League, December 14, 1987
1986-1993
Nicaragua
Box 20 Folder 8
Draft statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Nicaragua, February 1993; letter to Mazur from the Central American Peace and Democracy Watch, signed by John T. Joyce, president, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, and Charles S. Robb, former governor of Virginia, re need for observers to promote democracy, April 12, 1988; “The Central American Peace Accord: An Evaluation,” Report of an AFL-CIO Delegation to Central America, January 3-11, 1988, with cover sheet, “Talking Points: Why should Nicaragua be considered the country least in compliance with the Peace Accord”; memo to ILGWU regional directors and NYC managers alerting them about labor tours to Central America sponsored by affiliates of the communist World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), noting that AFL-CIO is affiliated with International Conferderation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), May 10, 1988, with attached memo from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland (1985) and statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council on Relatons with ICFTU Affiliates (1985); speech by Alvin Guthrie, secretary general of the Nicaraguan Confederation of Trade Union Unity (CUS), at the League for Industrial Democracy’s Award Luncheon for John Sweeney, president of the Service Employees International Union, June 12, 1986; mailgram to Mazur listing endorsers of Prodemca Statement on Nicaragua, February 24, 1986; “Nicaragua’s Slow March to Communism,” by Joshua Muravchik, This World, winter 1986
1990
Nicaragua- report on pre-election visit
Box 20 Folder 9
Letter to Mazur from Tom Kahn, director of international affairs, AFL-CIO, re upcoming trip to Nicaragua, December 18, 1989; confidential memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell expressing concerns over political motivation of AIFLD (AFL-CIO American Institute for Free Labor Development) trip, ostensibly sponsored as a labor solidarity trip but actually designed to discredit elections and promote right-wing agenda, March 10, 1990; memo to Mazur from ILGWU Local 99 education director Sonia Laracuente, expressing similar concerns as Cowell re politicized AIFLD trip, April 12, 1990; official report by Laracuente re trip, April 9, 1990; drafts (?) of memo from Mazur to AFL-CIO’s Tom Kahn, noting concerns about the trip, April 9 and 16, 1990; Report on the 1990 Nicarguan Elections, by Susan Cowell, calling elections a stunning victory for democracy; Background Notes on Nicaragua, calling elections a stunning victory for democracy (unsigned, undated); AIFLD Nicaragua Source Book, 1988, newsletter, clippings, and cover letters from AIFLD official David Jessup relating to trip and elections, April 16, 1990;
1990
Nicaragua-inauguration
Box 20 Folder 10
Official invitation to Mazur from Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega Saavedra to attend inauguration of Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, April 15, 1990; memo to AIFLD official Jesse Friedman from Gordon F. Ellison re inauguration activities, April 10, 1990; faxed itinerary, Nicaragua Inauguration AFL-CIO Delegation, April 23, 1990
1986-1990
Nigeria
Box 20 Folder 11
Draft resolution by the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation Executive Committee noting that Nigeria is in violation of an International Labor Organization Convention, ratified by Nigeria, respecting the right of workers to join trade unions, October 1990; letters from the National Union of Textile Garment & Tailoring Workers of Nigeria to Mazur and other ILGWU officials inviting them to visit their union, thanking them for hosting a visit to the U.S., July and October 1986; letter from Adams Oshiomhole, general secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment & Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, asking the ILGWU for reimbursement of airfare for upcoming visit and requesting airfare for another official, April 4, 1986; reply from ILGWU’s Briones, denying request for additional fare, April 14, 1986; related correspondence
1986
Nygard International
Box 20 Folder 12
Mailgram to ILGWU president Sol Chaikin from P. J. Nygard, chairman of Nygard International, Marina Del Rey, CA, asking for confirmation about the official status of Gerald Roy, new ILGWU Canadian director, May 15, 1986
1989-1993
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
Box 20 Folder 13
Posters and flyers for Workers Memorial Day, with cover letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland, February 3, 1992; official comments of the ILGWU on the Proposal to Initiate Rulemaking on Ergonomic Safety and Health Management, with cover letter from Mazur to the Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration, January 28, 1993; Labor Department press releases: “OSHA Invites Applications for $1.2 Million in Targeted Training Grants,” June 29, 1993, and “OSHA Saipan Garment Factory Inspections Bring $559,900 in Penalties,” March 26, 1992; Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, Program Report: Health Safety and Environment, August 8, 1993; letter sent to the Executive Committee of the Council on American Fashion (CAF), February 25, 1992, urging support for the Comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health Reform Act (H.R. 3160, S. 1622), the first significant change in the law since its passage in 1970; ILGWU press release, “Mazur Urges Passage of OSHA Reform,” February 15, 1994; Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) press release, December 2, 1988, and comment to Secretary of Labor re revised OSHA standard for formaldehyde, October 31, 1988; memo to Mazur re multi-union lawsuit challenging the revision to the formaldehyde standard, June 21, 1989; letters to Mazur from Department of Labor OSHA re violations at Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA, facilities, 1989-90; letter to Howard Samuel, president, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, from Robert E. Wages, president, Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers (OCAW) re toxic tort compensation, January 15, 1992; article in Democratic Left, “Reinventing OSHA: Reform Requires New, Not Less, Government Insight,” by George J. Kourpias, September/October 1993; memo to Mazur re meeting of the Board of Directors of the Occupational Heath Foundation, November 21, 1990
1988-1989
Occupational Health
Box 20 Folder 14
Mailgram to Mazur re meeting of the Occupational Health Forum/IUD (Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO), December 27, 1988, with attached list of members from labor and industry; letter to Mazur re meeting of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Irving J. Selikoff Occupational Health Clinic Advisory Board, April 19, 1989, with attached minutes of March 1 meeting
1989
Occupational Health-Human Resources Subcommittee, House Committee-Mazur testimony
Box 20 Folder 15
Statement of Jay Mazur, president, ILGWU, before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Governmental Operations, re occupational health and safety hazards in the garment industry, need for more funding of NIOSH, April 17, 1989
1986
Part-time employment
Box 20 Folder 16
Paper by Anne Nelson, Cornell ILR, presented April 10, “Implications of the Growth of the Temporary Help Workforce,” with cover letter re recent Supreme Court ruling re sexual harassment, and testimony by NYC Women Firefighters
1989-1990
Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Labor Relations
Box 20 Folder 17
Letter from director Martin J. Morand to Mazur inviting him to conference on workplace participation, with attached article by Norman Eiger quoting Gus Tyler, “Organizing for Quality of Working Life,” in Labor Studies Journal fall 1989 and (unpublished?) paper by Kim Fellner, “In Search of the Movement: 1960s Activists in Labor”; paper by Morand presented at 1990 annual conference, Canadian Industrial Relations Association, “Convergence Yes: But at Whose Expense?” sent to Mazur by Morand, July 11, 1990
1962-1987
Penn South Cooperative Housing
Box 20 Folder 18
Nonprofit cooperative housing in NYC built by ILGWU with partial city, state, and federal funding for moderate income residents, originally primarily for garment workers; statement of Jay Mazur, president, ILGWU, in Support of Application by Penn South for 25 Years Phase-in of Local Real Estate Taxes, before the NYC Board of Estimate, June 30, 1987, with note “revised by Walter Mankoff 6/25/87,” with earlier copy, 6/24; letter to Mazur from Mutual Redevelopment Houses, Inc., re decision to increase the mortgage to make capital improvements, March 24, 1987; minutes of co-op Board of Directors meeting, February 17 and March 17, 1987, with cover letters to Mazur; article from New York magazine, October 27, 1986; copy of Penn South News, March 1987, with photos of Mazur, mayor Ed Koch, borough president David Dinkins; notes for speech or interview with New York Times at dedication ceremonies of housing, “Community-Minded Unionism – New York Times May 19, 1962”; memo noting that Penn South now generating 100 percent of its electricity, August 27, 1986
1994-1995
Political correspondence
Box 20 Folder 19
Letters from candidates thanking Mazur for campaign contributions: Bob Mendez, for re-election to Congress, September 13, 1995; NYS Friends of Peter Vallone, May 2, 1994; Peter Vallone, November 3, 1995; from elected officials re substantive policy issues: House Majority Leader Dick Gephart, with attached speech, “The Democratic Challenge in the 104th Congress,” re Democratic electoral losses over economic issues, December 13, 1994; 1994 NYS election analysis by Richard Winsten of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, noting shift in power to suburbs and upstate, strategies in a post-Cuomo environment, November 17, 1994; correspondence from the Center for Public Integrity, reporting on activities, July – November 1994; executive summary of focus group findings by Hart Research Associates re union members’ political attitudes, noting tenuous allegiance to Democrats, cynicism for all party politics, September 19, 1995; letter from Mazur to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver re threats by Pataki administration to rescind funds for apparel industry development projects (GIDC and CAF), March 15, 1995
1986
Political correspondence
Box 20 Folder 20
Explanations from Sens. John Chafee (Rhode Island) and John Kerry (Mass.) re override vote on Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, July 10, 1986; letter from Sen. Robert Byrd noting support of override of veto of trade act; solicitation of financial support for the Bobby Hill for Lieutenant Governor, Georgia, campaign, July 3; letter from Peter Nadash, director of ILGWU Upper South Dept., recommending contribution to candidates for Maryland Attorney General (Steve Sachs) and Lt. Governor (Parren Mitchell) in Democratic primary, July 2; letter from Paul Winslow, regional director, ILGWU Central States Region, requesting donation for reelection of Bill Clinton as Governor of Arkansas, June 16; letter to Mazur from Mark Green, asking for endorsement for candidacy for U.S. Senate, noting other labor endorsements, with attached letter from AFSCME and CWA discussing why they endorsed him, June 12; letter from John Dyson campaign, with attachments endorsing him for U.S. Senate, July 10; letter from Rep. Ed Towns (D.-NY), asking for support for Mike Espy in Democratic primary in Mississippi, May 9; letter to Mazur from NYS Attorney General Robert Abrams re establishment of a state Ethics Commission, proposal to Democratic state chair to adopt rules against high-ranking party official from doing business with the state, May 16; letter from Abrams seeking reelection support, invitation to kick-off rally, May 23; analyses of ethnic/socioeconomic composition of districts; Kiplinger Washington letter, October 24; many other requests for contributions from political campaigns, thanks for support
1993
Ratner, Bruce C. (Forest City Ratner Companies, NY)
Box 20 Folder 21
Letter to Mazur thanking him for assistance with gala, asking if any follow-up is needed by Ratner, the DNC (Democratic National Committee), or the White House, May 14, 1993
1986-1988
Regional Plan Association
Box 20 Folder 22
Letter of resignation from Mazur as director of Regional Plan Association, citing heavy time demands in position as president of ILGWU, April 21, 1988; letter from Regional Plan Association, accepting resignation, May 25, 1988; list of nominations to the board, February 23, 1988; minutes of Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings, 1986; press release from association urging “yes” vote on Environmental Quality Bond Act, October 28, 1986; letter to NYS legislators urging more support for mass transit, asking Mazur to sign, November 10, 1986; draft report re access options to Newark Airport, November 10, 1986
1994-1995
Reich, Robert (Secretary of Labor)
Box 20 Folder 23
Letter to Secretary of Labor Robert Reich re relationship between DOL and INS in enforcement of labor protections for undocumented workers in sweatshops, September 7, 1995; concern over workers in Saipan, January 16, 1996; statement by Mazur on model agreement between San Francisco manufacturers and contractors, objecting to wages and hours provisions, with cover letter to Reich, January 6, 1994; other correspondence
1988
Rehabilitation International
Box 20 Folder 24
Newsletters, January 25, 1988; letter to Susan Cowell from the Central Labor Rehabilitation Council on New York, Inc., informing her of her election to the Board of Directors, July 14, 1988
1984
Republicans
Box 20 Folder 25
Washington Post press clipping: letter from Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) to Reagan budget director David Stockman criticizing slow approach to dismantling liberal society, and opinion piece from Delaware Gov. Pete du Pont IV saying that the landslide presidential victory wasn’t enough, November 11, 1984
1988-1993
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union
Box 20 Folder 26
Letter to Mazur from RWDSU president Lenore Miller thanking him for writing to Peter Pestillo to recognize the rights of Local 1064, September 22, 1988; letter from Mazur to Miller soliciting contribution to the Center for Labor-Management Studies at the City University Graduate School (CUNY), January 29, 1991; RWDSU constitiution, as amended June 1990; notice of merger meeting with United Food and Commercial Workers, April 9, 1993; related correspondence and newsletters
1986
Retooling New York
Box 20 Folder 27
Letter inviting Mazur to conference of elected officials, bankers, developers, journalists, industrialists, and labor leaders re future of New York City’s manufacturing sector, cosponsored by the Community Service Society of New York and the Queens Overall Economic Development Corporation, October 14, 1986
1990
Rohatyn, Felix
Box 20 Folder 28
Letter from Mazur to Rohatyn inviting him to participate in cultural project celebrating contribution of immigrant families to history of NYC and the labor movement, April 10, 1990, with copies of same letter to Frank Mori, president of Anne Klein, and to Vince Tese and Dr. Ruth Westheimer
1986
Roll Call
Box 20 Folder 29
Letters to Mazur soliciting advertising in Roll Call (“The Newspaper of Capitol Hill”), with memo from ILGWU asst president Gus Tyler suggesting waiting for most appropriate time in congressional activity, August – September 1986; advertising rates; sample back issues
1991
Roper Public Opinion-perception of labor
Box 20 Folder 30
Memo re results of Roper Reports attitude survey showing increased confidence in labor leaders by American public, March 28, 1991
1988- 1989
Rosenberg/Humphrey Program in Public Affairs,The City College of New York (CCNY)/CUNY
Box 20 Folder 31
Letter to Mazur inviting him to serve on the Advisory Board of the Rosenberg/ Humphrey program, September 7, 1988, with affirmative reply, October 18; letters re meetings; printed copies of lectures: “The Cycles of American Politics,” by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., December 4, 1985; “How to Get the Poor Off Our Mind – Formulae Ancient, Modern, and Now,” by John Kenneth Galbraith, April 21, 1986; “Fiscal Policy, Public Morality and the Failure of Leadership,” by William H. Grey III, April 27, 1987; and “Race, Affirmative Action and the Constitution,” by Herbert Hill, April 27, 1988; brochure describing the program
1983
Reid, Rose Marie
Box 20 Folder 32
Division of Jonathan Logan. Notes re meeting; activity report on firm
1986-1989
Save Our Security (SOS) Coalition (Social Security)
Box 20 Folder 33
Correspondence between Mazur and the Coalition to Protect Social Security re contribution; fundraising letter from Mazur to unionists, June 1986
1986-1988
Share Our Strength (SOS)
Box 20 Folder 34
Letters to Mazur re contributions to events sponsored by network of restaurants raising money for local food banks, homeless shelters, and other relief agencies; newspaper article by SOS director Bill Shore in Nation’s Restaurant News, August 4, 1986, “What the Industry Can Do To Battle Hunger in America”; other newspaper clipping
1990
Salvation Army/Domsey Trading Corp.
Box 20 Folder 35
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones re worldwide campaign against Domsey Trading Corp., Brooklyn, NY, for its abuse of workers, July 22, 1990; letters from Mazur and from Rev. Jesse Jackson, National Rainbow Coalition, to Salvation Army official noting profits made by Domsey from buying clothing contributions from Salvation Army and reselling them in African and other Third World nations, describing abuse of workers, asking for meeting, July 19 and 23, 1990; letter from Domsey Fiber Corporation/Domsey International Sales Corporation president to National Rainbow Coalition expressing offense at Rev. Jackson’s public remarks, July 17, 1990; letter to Mazur from the regional representative of the AFL-CIO African-American Labor Center noting difficulty in tracing clothing shipments in Kenya despite decree banning import of used clothing, July 26, 1990; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes by Mazur
1983
Sanchez, Oscar
Box 20 Folder 36
1987
School of International and Public Affairs (Columbia University)
Box 20 Folder 37
Letter from the dean to AFSCME District Council 37 special advisor Victor Gotbaum, newly appointed as Samuel Gompers Professor of Labor-Management Relations at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School, offering to participate in activities together with New York University, September 3, 1987, with cover letter from Gotbaum to Mazur, noting positive development, September 19, 1987
1987-1988
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 32B-32J
Box 20 Folder 38
Press release re appointment of top NAACP executive, Joe Madison, political director for SEIU, May 13, 1986; routine correspondence
1988
Serrano, Assemblyman Jose E.
Box 20 Folder 39
Letter from Mazur to NYS Assemblyman Jose Serrano inviting him to address the graduation ceremony of English as a Second Language and other worker-students from citywide union program established in part through workplace literacy legislation sponsored by Serrano, May 19, 1988
1988
Smoot-Hawley
Box 20 Folder 40
Article by ILGWU asst president Gus Tyler re the Smoot-Hawley Tariff of 1930, “Managing Our Trade: The Wrong Shadow of Smoot-Hawley,” in the New Leader, January 11-25, 1988, arguing that the tariff neither caused nor exacerbated the Great Depression, with cover letter to Mazur, March 18, 1988
1987-1993
Social Democrats
Box 20 Folder 41
Position paper, “Why America Needs a Social Democratic Movement,” with cover letter to Mazur from Social Democrats, USA, asking him to endorse the statement, April 30, 1993; speeches presented at national convention, 1990; speech by Mazur and program and seating list of testimonial dinner for Mazur, given the Eugene V. Debs Award by Social Democrats, June 10, 1987; related correspondence, including congratulatory letters and telegrams from NY governor Cuomo and members of Congress; issues of the Social Democrat newsletter, July 1987 and Fall 1988; issue papers re the industrial base of the U.S. economy in the high-tech age, union busting (with cover letters noting that they were sent to all members of Congress, April 28 and June 15, 1987), the 1988 elections; press release “Socialist International Mission Visits Chile October 9-12,” 1986; letter from Social Democrats to Department of Labor, urging that the new rule allowing industrial homework be recinded, September 9, 1986; confidential report, sent to Mazur, re Socialist International Latin America Committee meeting in Panama, disputes with pro- Sandinista representatives, October 20, 1986; letter from Social Democrats sent to all members of Congress urging approval of Textile and Apparel Trade Act of 1987
1980-1985
Social functions, parties
Box 20 Folder 42
List of Christmas gift and card recipients, 1980 and 1982; Christmas and New Year party invitations; list of regional Plan Association, Inc., officers and board of directors, 1985/86; list of members of New York Skirt & Sportswear Association; list of ILGWU officers and staff for invitations to various functions
1994
Solidarity Committee
Box 20 Folder 43
See also ALF-CIO Organizing and International Solidarity Sub-Committee (International Organizing and Solidarity Committee) Agenda (outline of talking points) for AFL-CIO International Organizing and Solidarity Committee, September 23, 1994
1986-1987
South Africa
Box 21 Folder 4
Letter from NYS Comptroller Edward Regan to Cleveland Robinson, New York Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Council, District 65, UAW, discussing divestment as strategy for promoting change, asserting that selling stock in corporations doing business in South Africa relinquishes ability to influence policy, January 15, 1987; letter to ILGWU assistant president Gus Tyler from Patrick O’Farrell, executive director of the AFL-CIO affiliated African-American Labor Center, discussing coordination of union-to-union programs with counterparts in South Africa, January 12, 1987; letter from O’Farrell to ILGWU international affairs director Michele Briones, re upcoming seminar on organizing techniques for black South African trade unionists, request for intern positions, January 15, 1987, with cover memo to Mazur from Briones, January 28; correspondence between South African trade unions and the Southern African Labour Education Project (SALEP), with SALEP newsletter and flyer announcing visit by founder Nimrod Sejake in New York and handwritten cover note to Mazur asking for meeting and sponsorship, January 30, 1987; letter to Mazur from F. L. Swartz, general secretary of the South African Federation of Textile, Garment & Leather Workers Unions (SAFTGLWU) , thanking him for good wishes, acknowledging that establishment of the federation will bring greater unity for labor in South Africa, February 16, 1987; letters from Briones to African-American Labor Center program director Byron Charleton discussing proposal by ITGLWF for organizing and educational programs for Nigerian trade unions, budget issues, need for stricter accounting by ITGLWF, February 19 and March 2, 1987; letter from the general secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions to all affiliated organizations, asking for contributions for famine relief in Mozambique, March 19, 1987; letter to Mazur from the executive director of the Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development re financing for training program for members of Garment Workers Industrial Union of Natal, March 26, 1987; letter to Mazur from F. L. Swartz, writing as honorary secretary of the South African Federation of Leather Trade Unions, noting that he had resigned from SAFTGLWU, hoping to meet with Mazur, April 17, 1987; letter to Mazur from Patrick O’Farrell thanking him for contribution to seminar and internships on union organizing, April 22, 1987; memo to Mazur from ILGWU international affairs director Briones re union-to-union proposal, changes in the South African union leadership, April 22, 1987; letter to Mazur from the Hunger Project asking for nominations for first annual Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger, April 3, 1987; minutes of meeting of Africa Support Group, re Mozambique and Angola, written by ILGWU director Briones, May 29, 1987; urgent memo to Mazur from Briones re proposal to work with ACTWU on union-to-union program in South Africa, June 19, 1987; related memos from Briones; letter from Jack Sheinkman, president of ACTWU, to the secretary of the SAFTGLWU confirming interest in participation in union-to-union program; “Re-Building South Africa Beyond Apartheid: Non-Racial Alliances as Agents for Change,” address by the Hon. Mr. J. H. Steyn, executive chairman, the Urban Foundation (USA), Inc., to the South Africa Club, London, October 22, 1986; “The Garment, Textile & Leather Industries in South Africa,” prepared by the AALC (AFL-CIO affiliated African-American Labor Center), October 1, 1986; urgent memo to Mazur from Briones re disaffiliation of National Union of Leather Workers, regrouping of affiliates, October 27, 1986; note from Elliot Hague re South Africa-free S&P 500 universe offered by SM&M Capital Management Corp., October 7, 1986; memo from Briones to Mazur with attached Report of Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons trip to South Africa, outline of strategy of economic sanctions to end apartheid, July 25, 1986; invitation to Mazur for 25th Anniversary Tribute to Peter, Paul and Mary at the Kennedy Center to benefit the Free South Africa movement, January 22, 1986; letter to Mazur from coalition of organizations opposing apartheid, inviting him to meeting to plan mass demonstration, January 6, 1986; letter to Mazur from Patrick O’Farrell, executive director of AFL-CIO affiliated African-American Labor Center noting attack on AFL-CIO by TransAfrica Forum, a quarterly journal of opinion, with copy of February-March issues, June 2, 1986; draft of article re recently formed Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), with cover note to Mazur, January 28, 1986; handwritten notes by participants in sewing class, with attached newspaper clippings, 1986; mailgrams from Mazur, Sol Chaikin, and other ILGWU officials to South African president Botha protesting detention of Yunus Saik and other trade union leaders, January-July, 1986; full-color anti-apartheid posters, urging boycott and sanctions, by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions; memo to Mazur from Michele Briones reporting on meeting with AALC, October 13, 1986; report, “The Garment, Textile & Leather Industries in South Africa,” prepared by AALC, October 7, 1986; handwritten notes; newspaper clippings with memos to Mazur
1986
Southern Labor Institute
Box 21 Folder 5
Report by Southern Labor Institute, “The Climate for Workers in the United States,” comparing conditions by state, August 19, 1986
1988
Stenzor, Isidor
Box 21 Folder 6
Obituary of Isador Stenzor; letter to Mazur from Steve Nutter, regional director of ILGWU Western States Region, thanking him for statement re Stenzor, March 31, 1988
1995
Sweatshops
Box 21 Folder 7
Press release announcing merger of ILGWU and ACTWU to take on sweatshops and forge new international strategies, February 20; bullet points re legislation to enhance anti-sweatshop enforcement in NYS apparel industry; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec vp Susan Cowell re NYS sweatshop legislation, January 19; analysis of New York Times article of February 6, describing sweatshops throughout NYC; letter from Mazur to Eli Elias, president of the New York Skirt and Sportswear Association, asking for united labor-industry support for legislation enhancing enforcement against sweatshops, January 23; letter from concerned citizens of Chinatown to firefighters, ILGWU, senators, asking for investigation of sweatshops, March 29; letter to Mazur from Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, praising ILGWU ad in New York Times against sweatshops, with attached letter from clothing retailer GAP, September 14; Coalition of Labor Union Women memo, October 8, with attached information packet including press release, “Secretary Reich Announces Results of Labor Department’s Sweep of New York Garment Industry Sweatshops,” November 30, fact sheet on the NYC Garment Sweatshop Initiative, list of co-sponsors of Stop Sweatshop Act of 1997, “Dear Colleague” letter from Reps. William Clay and Nydia Velazquez urging support of act, sample letter to Guess, calling for elimination of sweatshops; resolutions submitted by UNITE to AFL-CIO Convention, on sweatshops and other issues, October 1995; remarks by Mazur at sweatshop rally, October 26; memo from Mazur to UNITE vice presidents re anti-sweatshop campaign, November 10; report to Mazur by UNITE legislative director Evelyn Dubrow re press conference by Secretary of Labor Robert Reich on his anti-sweatshop campaign, December 5; newspaper clippings
1990-1994
Sweatshops, clippings
Box 21 Folder 8
1987-1989
Sweatshops
Box 21 Folder 9
Press release, “ILG Backs Cuomo in Push for Crackdown on Sweatshops,” January 6; U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) report on sweatshops in the apparel and other industries throughout the U.S., with cover memo to Mazur and other ILGWU officials from ILG chief counsel Max Zimny, September 14; press release, statement by Mazur at press conference with Rep. Chuck Schumer re GAO report on sweatshops, calling for stricter federal legislation, June 26, 1989
1984
Tahari
Box 21 Folder 10
Memo to file from Mazur re clothing firm Tahari, withdrawing from NLRB action, willing to discuss damages, meet with Mazur and ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman; handwritten notes by Mazur
1990
Textile, Apparel, and Footwear Trade Act of 1990
Box 21 Folder 11
See also NAFTA; see also Uruguay Round; see also Globalization; see also Speeches – Trade Legislation HR 2149; see also Wall Street Journal Press release by the Fiber, Fabric & Apparel Coalition for Trade (FFACT), “FFACT Chairman Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee in Support of New Textile Bill,” June 7, 1990; transcript of statement; “Mobilize to Win: How You Can Help Enact the Textile, Apparel and Footwear Act of 1990,” prepared by the Fiber, Fabric & Apparel Coalition for Trade, June 1990; FFACT fact sheets, “Textile, Apparel and Footwear Trade Act Offers Real Solutions to Import Problem,” Senate and House cosponsors, and others, May-June 1990; published scholarly articles, “Trade-Linked Labor Standards,” by Ray Marshall, May 1990, and “The World Economy after the Cold War,” by C. Fred Bergsten, Foreign Affairs, 1990
1988-1989
Textile and Apparel Trade Legislation
Box 21 Folder 12
See also ILGWU Legislative Department; see also Globalization; see also Speeches – Trade Legislation HR 2149; see also ITGLWF Fifth World Congress, Tokyo, September 26-30, 1988 Confidential memos to Mazur from ILGWU director of research Herman Starobin re Multifiber Arrangement, GATT lobbying strategies, May 1989; memo to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Eveyln Dubrow re meeting with Starobin, ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman, and others re strategy, October 20, 1989; letter from Mazur to Daniel Frierson, chairman of FFACT (and Dixie Yarns) re strategy, July 27, 1989; letter to Mazur from Sen. Bill Bradley outlining reasons for his opposition to the Textile, Apparel and Footwear Act of 1988, with cover letter from Mazur to FFACT chairman Frierson; letter from Mazur to Frierson with attached memo sent to ILGWU staff re new version of Textile and Apparel Trade Act of 1987, August 26, 1988; outline of trade information for Mazur re impact on jobs, import penetration; fact sheet on agricultural exports; trade info for CNN, c. 1988
1987
Textile and Apparel Trade Act of 1987
Box 21 Folder 13
See also American Fiber, Textile, Apparel Coalition (AFTAC) 1986 Letters from U.S. members of Congress and senators re their position on Textile and Apparel Trade Act of 1987; letter to Rep. Stephen Solarz from ILGWU director of research Herman Starobin, providing requested statistical analysis, March 11, 1987; letter to Mazur from president of Local 100, Transport Workers Union, with copy of response by Rep. Solarz explaining opposition to trade act based on possible loss of jobs in trucking and other industries, December 15, 1987; letter from Mazur to Workmen’s Circle, urging lobbying on behalf of bill, July 21, 1987; letter from Rep. Solarz to Walter Kirschenbaum, director of public affairs of Workmen’s Circle, with cover note to Mazur from ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman, October 14, 1987; letter from International Leather Goods, Plastics and Novelty Workers’ Union to members of NY congressional delegation who voted against the bill, urging them to reconsider when bill is returned after veto, September 29, 1987; unsigned confidential memos to Mazur re lobbying strategy; handwritten notes by Mazur; memos from Mazur to ILGWU staff and all regional directors re need to lobby senators in their district offices, with list of cosponsors, September 21 and November 16, 1987; form letters to members of Congress and senators from Social Democrats, USA, supporting bill, August 4, 1987; letter thanking Mazur for information, offering assistance, from United Mine Workers president Richard Trumka, July 2, 1987; form letters for union members to congressmen, newspaper editors, etc., with cover letter to regional directors re Community Action Day for leafleting at shopping centers, June 24, 1987; local action checklist, sent to all regional directors, June 15, 1987; German Press Review digest of articles critical of trade bill, May 12, 1987; memo with description of Omnibus Trade Bill of 1987, prepared by staff of the Senate Committee on Finance, proposed by Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.), February 3, 1987; Congressional Record transcript of Sen. Bentsen’s proposal of bill; letter from Rep. Butler Derrick, chairman of the Congressional Textile Caucus, updating supporters of HR 1154, noting that omnibus trade bill does not accomplish enough, March 24, 1987; letter from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin to secretary of U.S. International Trade Commission re standardization of rules of origin, January 28, 1987; letter from Mazur to Lynn Williams, president, United Steelworkers of America, expressing concern over proposed final report of the Panel on U.S. Policy Toward the Newly Emerging Industrial Countries of the Economic Policy Council, suggesting that labor members of panel issue minority report, February 4, 1987; letter to Mazur from Fight Back America asking for list of contacts for each ILGWU local, with note from Mazur to staff asking about the identity of the group; invitation to ILGWU official Gus Tyler from congressional Office of Technology Assessment to serve on Advisory Panel on Technology, Innovation, and U.S. Trade, February 6, 1987; list of unions and other organizations in coalition to reform the Hatch Act, July 7, 1987; letter from Committee for International Support of Trade Union Rights to California Labor Federation re purchase of Korean-made crane by Port of Oakland, implementation of boycott, April 11, 1987; letters between ILGWU president emeritus Sol Chaikin and Institute for International Economics re invitation to meeting of study group on Trade Policy Toward Textiles and Apparel, with topical agenda, December 8, 1987; the AFL-CIO American Federationist, “The Roots of the Trade Crisis,” April 18, 1987; letter from Mazur and ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman to International Longshoremen’s Association Local 824 president John Bowers asking that NYS AFL-CIO withhold endorsement of state congressional representatives who voted against the Textile and Apparel Trade Act of 1987 despite promising to support it, with attached list of other union leader recipients, August 11, 1988; statement by Mazur before the Senate Committee on Finance in support of the act, July 30, 1987; remarks by Mazur on the Multifiber Arrangement, for presentation at seminar in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 1987; newspaper clippings
1985
Textile and Apparel Trade Endorsement Act of 1985
Box 21 Folder 14
See also American Fiber, Textile, Apparel Coalition (AFTAC) 1986; see also Speeches – Democratic Policy Commission; see also Imports – Roll-Back Campaign 1984-1985; see also Political Correspondence 1986 Message from the President of the United States (Ronald Reagan) transmitting his veto of Textile & Apparel Trade Enforcement Act of 1985, with full text of bill, December 17, 1985; memo to all ILGWU regional directors from Saul Rosen noting Reagan veto as “Christmas present to America’s 2 million garment workers,” January 7, 1986; memo to Mazur with notes on legislation and imports in preparation for congressional meetings in Washington, March 10 and 11 (1987); memo from the Kamber Group to ACTWU General Executive Board outlining strategy campaign to override the veto, March 17, 1986; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell re Kamber memo, March 31, 1986; memo to Mazur from Saul Rosen re Kamber memo and Susan Cowell’s critique, April 7, 1986; memo from vp Cowell to exec vp Wilbur Daniels re coordinating with ACTWU on override campaign, April 24, 1986; press release from ACTWU, “American Public Supports Override of Textile Bill Veto, According to New National Opinion Survey,” July 28, 1986; Statement of Jack Sheinkman, secretary/treasurer, Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union; Statement of Jay Mazur, president, ILGWU, calling for veto of veto; charts showing increase in U.S. textile and apparel imports and concurrent decline in industry jobs, 1975-85, and related fact sheets; letter from President Reagan to Sen. Strom Thurmond re concerns over unemployment and decrease in textile/apparel production caused by imports, October 4, 1982; letters or press releases from National Farmers Organization, Oklahoma Farmers Union, National Corn Growers Association, National Consumers League, and American Textile Manufacturers Institute in support of bill; Statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Overriding the Veto of the Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, August, 1986; material by the Fiber, Fabric & Apparel Coalition for Trade (FFACT), including fact sheet on the Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act and analysis of trade issues, May 1986; Department of State “gist” summary of U.S. foreign relations policy re textile import control program, March 1986; letters from Mazur to Benjamin Hooks, NAACP, urging adoption of attached resolution supporting override of veto of the trade bill, July 15 and 23, 1986; memo from exec asst James Parrott, “Background Material for Schumer Meeting,” with arguments countering the congressman’s misgivings about the trade bill, July 28, 1986; fact sheets on NYC garment industry and U.S. imports; memo from Parrott re need for fact sheet on why current legislation is inadequate, to be prepared for congressmen, July 3, 1986; letters to and from congressmen and Mazur and others re trade bill; agenda, July 25 Override Meeting, with schedule for lobbying trip to the Capitol; draft document with handwritten editing and notation “Starobin for Sen. Hollings,” apparently delivered on floor of Senate, criticizing office of U.S. Special Trade Representative and trade agreement increasing imports from Hong Kong and Taiwan, n.d.; letter to Secretary of the Treasury James Baker III in his capacity of chairman of the Economic Policy Council re failure of advisory process in not consulting U.S. labor or industry representatives in negotiated agreement with Hong Kong, signed by Mazur and industry association executives, July 2, 1986; confidential memo from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin outlining need for new trade legislation including a rollback of import restrictions to 1985 levels, n.d.; unsigned papers, “The Need for the Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act,” and paper on consumption spending, June 1986; booklet by ILGWU, “The Import Problem,” excerpted from the General Executive Board Report to the 39th Convention of the ILGWU, May 30-June 6, 1986; “An Analysis of the Veto Override Vote,” with note from Mazur to exec. Asst. James Parrott and vp Susan Cowell, n.d; memos from Mazur to all officers and staff and to all members re narrow defeat of veto override, August 11 and 12, 1986; Statement by Jay Mazur, “Failure to Override the President’s Veto of the Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act,” vowing to continue the fight, August 6, 1986; memo to Mazur from Saul Rosen advising that the ILG should not make campaign contributions to any legislators who voted against overriding the veto, even if they are otherwise friends, August 7, 1986; Outcome of 1986 Congressional Elections, with notations re voting record on Textile & Apparel Trade Enforcement Act of 1985; letter from U.S. Trade Representative to Mazur following up on dinner meeting, noting differences in perspectives, November 6, 1986; draft of response by research director Starobin to 5/5/86 Forbes article by Susan Lee re trade, May 19, 1986; letter from candidate Stuart Epperson soliciting campaign contribution in race against N. Carolina congressman Steve Neal, notes commitment from Sen. Steve Symms to include textiles in proposed FAIR Act, Oct. 3, 1986; letter from Harvard researcher Gloria Webster to Mazur soliciting comments on draft of analysis of textile and apparel trade dispute, October 17, 1986; press release, Text of Testimony of Howard D. Samuel, President, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, before the Joint Economic Committee Hearings on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Employment Act of 1946; “Meeting the Challenge of International Competition,” January 17, 1986; Statement of Carlos Moore on Behalf of the American Fiber, Textile, Apparel Coalition Before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representative, in re. the Impact and Effectiveness of the Caribbean Basin Initiative, February 27, 1986; text of speech by Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Allan Wallis before the Economic Policy Council, “Protecting Prosperity from Protectionism,” January 17, 1986; rebuttal to trade article by Timothy Taylor by Saul Rosen, January 12, 1986; Kiplinger Washington Letter re trade legislation, October 31; newspaper clippings
1986-1987
Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act- Save American Jobs
Box 21 Folder 15
See also American Fiber, Textile, Apparel Coalition (AFTAC) 1986 ILGWU press release, “New York Garment and Textile Workers Fight to Save Their Jobs,” re rally for Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, July 18, 1986; list of teleconference sites for Save American Industry and Jobs Day, June 12, 1986; letters from Mazur to individual union members thanking them for comments and interest
1993-1995
Trade
Box 21 Folder 16
See also Textile & Apparel Trade; see also Imports; see also NAFTA; see also General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); see also Globilization; see also Caribbean Offshoring Subsidies Remarks by House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, “Building the Future of American Trade: A New Fusion of America’s Interests,” Economic Strategy Institute Annual Conference, March 10, 1994; press release, “Gephardt Announces Introduction of Chile Free Trade Agreement Negotiation Act of 1994,” May 9, 1994; letter to Gephardt from Sierra Club expressing strong support for Chile free trade act, May 9, 1994; statistics re manufacturing, trade deficits, and the economy through February 1994, with draft of column for the Economy and You series, “Silent Bleeding,” re loss of jobs in textile and apparel industry, by Robert E. Swift, executive director of Crafted with Pride in the U.S.A. Council, May 3, 1994; letter to Mazur from U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor re concerns over Guatemalan workers’ rights under the Generalized System of Preferences, July 27, 1994; letters from Mazur to Kantor re worker rights violations in Honduras by Leslie Fay contractor, June 15, 1994; memo to members of Labor/Industry Committee for International Trade (LICIT) from executive director Howard Samuel outlining recommendations for trade policy with Japan, September 16, 1994; policy papers: “U.S. Japan Trade Relations: 1991 to the Present,” March 31, 1992, and “Worker Rights and Trade: Democracy’s Next Frontier,” American Institute for Free Labor Development, October 24, 1994; letter from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin to U.S. Department of Commerce deputy assistant secretary for textile, apparel and consumer goods industries, re certification of manufacturers of women’s woolen coats for trade adjustment assistance (Lou Levy and Son/Jersey Fashion, Jersey City, NJ, and Lou Levy and Son, New York, NY), with attached documentation, August 3, 1994; survey from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs soliciting views on impact of bureau, with cover memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Starobin, November 3, 1994; memo to Mazur from Starobin re trade: where do we go from here? December 7, 1994; memo from Starobin to ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow and Mazur summarizing high points of Mark Anderson’s CBI parity memo, March 23, 1995; letter to Dubrow from U.S. Department of Commerce deputy assistant secretary for textiles, apparel and consumer goods industries, re failure of ILGWU proposal with Microcompatibles, Inc., to qualify for funding under Advanced Technology Program, with attached press release describing the program, November 1, 1994; memo from Starobin to Mazur, Correction to NAFTA, recommending specific policy changes, January 5, 1993
1994
Triangle Fire Commemoration
Box 21 Folder 17
Text of speech by Mazur; letter from Mazur to Central Labor Council inviting them to 1994 rally, with the theme of supporting safe working conditions for workers throughout the world, with attached flyers and agenda, list of attendees; ILGWU press release press release “Mark 83rd Anniversary of Triangle Fire with Call for ‘No More’ Industrial Tragedies Here or Abroad; Leading Chinese Dissident, Others Spotlight Parallels with Fires That Killed 537 Workers in Thailand and China,” March 25, 1994; letter to actress/singer Barbra Streisand re her acquisition of rights to Leon Stein’s The Triangle Fire, describing significance of the fire, offering assistance, February 24, 1994
1993
Triangle Fire Commemoration
Box 21 Folder 18
List of speakers and invited dignitaries at 1993 rally; speech by Mazur, March 25, 1993
1992
Triangle Fire Commemoration
Box 21 Folder 19
Flyer promoting stronger job safety laws, OSHA reform; letter from Mazur to ILGWU NYC managers announcing Triangle rally with theme supporting proposed legislation to strengthen OSHA regulations; letter of invitation to rally, with list of recipients; program, with order of speakers; outline of anti-sweatshop remarks by Mazur, text of introductions of speakers; related correspondence
1991
Triangle Fire Commemoration
Box 21 Folder 20
Text of speech by Mazur, with introductions for other speakers, including NYC mayor David Dinkins, NYC fire commissioner Carlos Rivera, NYS labor commissioner Thomas Hartnett, and relatives of victims of Triangle and Happy Land Social Club fires; program agenda; list of dignitaries on stage; press release re event, noting fire drill as part of commemoration; press release demanding stricter federal workplace safety laws, “Labor Demands ‘Safe Jobs Now’ on 81st Anniversary of Triangle Fire,” March 25; press release re Apparel Industry Fire Safety Week, noting one of largest fire drills in NYC history, March 27; flyer publicizing the event; publicity material for “The Triangle Project,” an original play commissioned for the 80th anniversary; related correspondence; letter from the granddaughter of a garment worker and poem about the fire; newspaper clippings
1990
Triangle Fire Commemoration
Box 21 Folder 21
Drafts of letter from Mazur announcing commemoration event, plus start of a new national Campaign for Justice to organize immigrant workers at modern-day sweatshops, beginning with the Haitian workers of the Domsey Trading Company and other factories in Brooklyn, with mailing list, March 7 and 8; letter to Mazur from Workmen’s Circle president, accepting invitation to joing Campaign for Justice, March 22; letters from Mazur inviting guest speakers; program agendas; text of introductions of speakers; flyer supporting Domsey strikers; newspaper clippings, copy of ILGWU newspaper, Justice, March 1990, re Triangle commemoration and Domsey campaign
1989
Triangle Fire Commemoration
Box 21 Folder 22
Text of remarks by Mazur at Triangle commemoration, March 29, 1989, with anti-homework theme; draft, “Return of the Sweatshop,” January 12, 1989; text of introduction of speakers; list of speakers and dignitaries; letters of invitation to speakers, with attached industrial homework fact sheet; text of remarks by ILGWU secretary-treasurer Irwin Solomon at dedication of monument to Triangle Fire victims at Workman’s Circle cemetery, March 23, 1989; memo to Mazur from asst David Melman re plans for Triangle fire exhibit at Lower East Side Tenement museum, December 28, 1989; poem from the New Yorker, “The Shirt,” by Robert Pinsky, re Triangle fire, with cover note to Mazur, July 26, 1989
1988
Triangle Fire Commemoration
Box 21 Folder 23
Press release, “Firefighters Salute Victims of Triangle Disaster as ILGWU Leader Blasts Reagan Administration for ‘Supporting Sweatshop Conditions’ in Decision to Allow Industrial Homework,” March 25, 1988
1987
Triangle Fire Commemoration
Box 21 Folder 24
Letter from historian Joseph Brandes at William Paterson College of New Jersey, suggesting that the ILGWU reprint his monograph on the history of American Jewish labor, November 10, 1987; correspondence with the American Labor Museum Botto House National Landmark (Haledon, NJ) president re ILGW contribution for refreshments for opening reception of Triangle Fire exhibit, October 7, 1987; text for plaque at site of Triangle Fire; text of Mazur speech for Triangle Fire commemoration, March 25, 1987; memo re AFL-CIO Texas Triangle Organizing Committee, requesting financial help for ILGWU Central States affiliation, January 13, 1987
1984-1986
Triangle Fire Commemoration, 75th Anniversary
Box 21 Folder 25
Agenda for event; memos re commemorative postage stamp, exhibit at New York Public Library, 1984; sketches of monument and graves; Mazur radio script for Bob and Betty Sanders talk show, Interview WMCA Radio, March 25, 1986; press advisory re interview with Triangle survivor Pauline Cuoio Pepe before 75th anniversary commemorative ceremonies; background information on Mrs. Pepe; press release re event, March 25, 1986; thank-you card from Mrs. Pepe; agenda for commemorative event, March 25, 1986; Statement by Governor Cuomo on the 75th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire; list of invited dignitaries; letters of invitation to Gov. Cuomo, ILGWU directors; list of those confirmed to attend; speech of Vince Maltese, grandson of three of the victims; introduction by Mazur to Pepe press conferences; letter from York College, CUNY, thanking ILGWU for loan of Triangle exhibit, November 10, 1986; letter to exec. vp Wilbur Daniels from ILGWU Archives Department re need for greater cooperation, October 15, 1986; letter from the son of Triangle survivor Bessie Grabrilowich Cohen re trip to NY for commemoration, March 14, 1986; resolution passed by the New York City Council honoring victims of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, opposing attempts to lower minimum wage for teenagers, cut Social Security, reduce inspection of factories, weaken labor unions, and exploit foreign-born labor, June 21, 1985; letters of thanks to NYC fire and police officials and others for assistance, April 2, 1986; memo re availability of print by Ralph Fasanella, Dress Shop, depicting New York garment factory, in tribute to Triangle workers, August 1, 1986; newspaper clippings; copy of ILGWU Justice, with account of the fire, March 1986
1993
Trilateral Commission
Box 21 Folder 26
See also Speeches – Gray Area Phenomenon 1993; see also Globalization; see also NAFTA; see also Center for Migration Studies Statement by Mazur re draft paper on migration and refugee issues, March 27, 1993; paper, “The International Migration Dilemma,” by Doris Meissner, prepared for the Trilateral Commission
1987-1988
Tunnel Vision
Box 21 Folder 27
See also AFL-CIO – American Institute for Free Labor Development 1985-1988 Copy of book, Tunnel Vision: Labor, the World Economy, and Central America (Dan Cantor and Juliet Shor), criticizing the anti-communist stance of the AFL-CIO Department of International Affairs and U.S. trade unions generally; memo from American Institute for Free Labor Development criticizing book, February 12, 1988; newspaper clipping, “Labor as Usual,” by William Serrin, Village Voice, February 23, 1988
1984-1987
Tyler, Gus
Box 21 Folder 28
Assistant president of ILGWU and director of union’s Education Department. Letter from the executive director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to the executive director of the New York Council for the Humanities, urging him to make Gus Tyler’s acquaintance, December 20, 1987; report to the Education Committee of the General Executive Board, October 7-12, 1987; note from Tyler to Mazur re positive impression of African trade union leaders, September 22, 1987; nine-page analysis by Tyler to Mazur of Dick Morris report re public attitude on imports, September 22, 1987; letters from Tyler to publishers re ILGWU Immigration Project, September 3, 1987; four-page letter from Tyler re free trade as outmoded doctrine, need for presidential candidates to address issue, with attached articles by Tyler, September 14, 1987; memo from Tyler to Mazur re major current projects of the Political/Educational Department, May 15, 1987; letter from the Harry Hopkins Public Service Institute asking Mazur to write to the Postmaster General in support of a stamp honoring Hopkins, with cover note from Mazur to Tyler asking him to draft a letter, April 4, 1987; text of talk by Tyler, “Our Economy Is a Leaky Bucket,” which he delivered to the Congressional Labor Roundtable and which was requested by Rep. Major Owens to be included in the Congressional Record, with note from Tyler to Mazur, March 22, 1984; article by Tyler, “A Tale of Two Depressions,” based on talk he gave to National Council of Senior Citizens, with cover note to Mazur suggesting publication and wide distribution, July 14, 1986; memo to Mazur re meeting for Black Economic Prpoject, with attached article by Tyler, October 27, 1986; letter from Gus Tyler to RCA Corp. re global economy, October 8, 1986; memo to Mazur from Gus Tyler re Liberal Party, National Planning Association, December 22, 1986; article by Tyler, “Homework: Big Treasury Loss,” December 19, 1984; memo from Tyler to Mazur re several pending projects, December 1986; articles by Tyler forwarded to vp Evy Dubrow re why decline of the dollar has not helped trade balance, October 27, 1986; article in Mother Jones by Jeff Faux, head of the Economic Policy Council, with cover memo from Tyler to vp Susan Cowell and Mazur, January 16, 1986
1986-1989
Unemployment
Box 21 Folder 29
Newspaper clipping from New York Times, “Job Growth Is Stagnant in Region,” July 19; letter from National Committee for Full Employment re First Friday Alerts, calculating “real rate” of joblessness and underemployment, October 20, 1986
1987
Unemployment Insurance
Box 21 Folder 30
1986-1987
Union General de Trabajadores (UGT)
Box 21 Folder 31
Letter from Mazur to Angel Navarro, general secretary, Madrid, Spain, agreeing to contribute $1,000 for election activities, August 22, 1986; letter in Spanish and translation re death of Navarro in automobile accident, with attached resolution by Executive Committee of federation, July 15, 1987; list of newly elected Executive Committee members, October 30, 1987
1994
Union Labor Report
Box 21 Folder 32
Weekly newsletters from the Bureau of National Affairs, Washington, D.C.
1990
Union Square Sculpture Project
Box 21 Folder 33
History of Union Square from the 18th and 19th centuries, and its significance in the origin of Labor Day, researched by Barry Gewenon (sp?) for Gus Tyler, with cover note from Tyler to Mazur; memos to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell re presentation by finalists; text of address by Mazur to artists; descriptions of finalists’ projects; letter from Mazur to artist selected, November 27, 1990
1986
United Association of Journeyment and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry
Box 21 Folder 34
Decision of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals re Willliam E. Brock, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, v. Joseph P. Mazzola et al., with cover letter from attorney summarizing decision, November 1, 1986
1986-1992
United Auto Workers (UAW)
Box 21 Folder 35
Letter to Mazur from the Legal Staff Association of District 65, thanking him for financial support in successful strike, August 12, 1991; letter from UAW president Owen Bieber to AFL-CIO Executive Council members inviting them to a rally in support of striking Caterpillar workers in Peoria, IL, March 9, 1992; letter to Mazur from Bieber re cooperative American Value Initiative with Big Three automakers, discussing research by Peter Hart and Associates indicating that simple “buy American” appeals to patriotism are strongly rejected, December 4, 1990; letter from Bieber re American Value Initiative task force planning meeting, February 20, 1990; letter from Bieber re results of Harris poll indicating willingness of consumers to pay more for U.S. products of comparable quality to Japanese imports, October 2, 1989; correspondence re rally commemorating 25th anniversary of March on Washington, July-August 1988; letter from the New York Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Council, affiliated with UAW Disrict 65, calling for rally, December 1, 1989; letter to Mazur from Bieber re Gephart trade deficit reduction amendment as legislative priority of UAW, thanking Mazur for support, May 8, 1987; letter from Mazur to Bieber thanking him for support for Textile and Apparel Trade Act, October 7, 1988; letter from Mazur to Bieber noting that a UAW local recently signed a contract with North American Knitting (Mansfield, OH) far below industry standards, noting ILGWU attempts to sign contract, urging assistance in bringing it about, April 26, 1988; article on fair trade by ILGWU official Carl Proper, in Dollars & Senses, April 1986; press releases on exporting jobs, other issues
1987-1993
United Auto Workers (UAW) District 65
Box 22 Folder 1
Article re warehouse organizing, with cover letter to Mazur from vp Susan Cowell, 1987; clipping from NY Newsday re health plan, May 25, 1993
1990
UAW, Auto Industry Wages
Box 22 Folder 2
Handwritten note by Mazur noting wages and fringe benefits as of December 1989
1986-1995
United Farm Workers of America
Box 22 Folder 3
Statement by Mazur at rally for United Farmworkers, October 28, 1986; letters to Mazur thanking him for participating in UFW events and grape boycott, including letters from UFW president Ceasr Chavez re fast; program and related correspondence for Cesar Chavez memorial service, 1993; letter to Mazur describing new contracts, October 1995; letter to Mazur announcing election victory with Bear Creek Productions, January 3, 1995; letter from UFW president Arturo Rodriguez to Michael Babcock, president, Leslie Fay Companies, urging him to keep 2,000 apparel jobs in Northeast Pennsylvania rather than export them out of U.S., threatening boycott, with cover letter to Mazur, May 12, 1994; memo to Rodriguez from attorney Marcus Camacho, litigation status report re Bruce Church Inc. v. United Farm Workers over boycott, February 18, 1994; letter to Mazur from Coco-Cola Foods re sale of Minute Maid Groves to a company bring formed by Bariston Associates, assuring him that workers will be paid the same, December 17, 1993; letter from Rodriguez to Teamsters president Ron Carey re representation dispute with Coastal Vinyards, February 4, 1994
1983-1988
United Farm Workers of America
Box 22 Folder 4
Letter to Mazur from United Farm Workers president Cesar Chavez asking that he order and distribute copies of video, “The Wrath of Grapes,” to ILGWU affiliates, June 28, 1988; letter to Mazur from Chavez inviting him to be a sponsor of event honoring California Federation of Labor president Jack Henning and 25th anniversary of union, March 4, 1987; letter from Chavez thanking ILGWU for financial contribution, with attached ad tearsheet for grape boycott, March 27, 1987; memo from Mazur to all NYC managers urging support of grape boycott, organizing picket lines at supermarkets, November 20, 1986; letter to Mazur from Chavez thanking him for helping launch boycott of A&P, Food Emporium, and Shopwell supermarkets, noting media coverage of picket line, November 24, 1986; letter to Mazur from Irv Hershenbaum, national representative of UFW, inviting him to meeting with Rep. Charles Schumer to try to dissuade him of his support for “guest worker” program, part of the Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration bill, with attached newspaper clippings, February 10, 1986; biographical sketch of Chavez; press release, “Cesar Chavez Blasts Deukmejian in Address to Massachusetts Lawmakers, Meetings with Gov. Dukakis, Mayor Flynn; Hammers at California Governor in Harvard Law School Speech Tonight,” February 28, 1985, with attached excerpts from speech, prition to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, press clippings, with cover note, “The Case against Deukmejian for Shutting Down Enforcement of Farm Labor Law”; press release, “Cesar Chavez Organizes to Make Grape Boycott of ’60s & ’70s Work in 1980s,” June 1985; copy of United Farm Workers Food and Justice, April/May 1985; survey results re favorable perceptions of farm workers toward union, and press release from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, January 12, 1985; newspaper clippings, 1983-85, with cover note, “What Scientific Surveys Say about Support for the UFW among Farm Workers and the Public”
1990-1991
United Federation of Teachers, Feldman, Sandra
Box 22 Folder 5
See also Center for Labor-Management Policy Studies Memo from Mazur to ILGWU vp Susan Cowell and Ron Carver re meeting with Feldman for Fasanella Project, August 1, 1990
1987
United Feminist Action Campaign
Box 22 Folder 6
Letter from ILGWU asst president Gus Tyler to Molly Yard, United Feminist Action Campaign, asking to set a meeting to introduce Yard to ILGWU women to form a bridge between the feminists of NOW (National Organization for Women) and traditional worker constituencies, August 11, 1987
1986-1990
United Food and Commerical Workers
Box 22 Folder 7
Letter re Marval Poultry Co./Rocco Turkeys (W. Va.) strike/boycott, with attached ads, October 1986; letter from Mazur thanking union for support of ILGWU efforts to pass Textile and Apparel Trade Act, October 7, 1988; letter from Mazur to William Wynn, president, UFCW, re Weirmar Manufacturing Corp. and its runaway shop, H&B Distribution Corp. (Keasbey, NJ), with whom UFCW had a collective bargaining agreement, asking for help in resolving matter, May 5, 1988; faxed letter to ILGWU from Department Store Employees Union Local 1100, chartered by UFCW, asking for letters of support in negotiations with Macy’s, April 28, 1990
1988
United Furniture Workers of America
Box 22 Folder 8
Copy of merger agreement with International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried and Machine Workers (IUE), with cover letters from attorneys to Mazur and William Bywater, president, IUE, March-August 1988
1988
United Garment Workers
Box 22 Folder 9
Labor Organization Annual Report to Department of Labor
1989
United Hebrew Trades
Box 22 Folder 10
Letterhead with list of affiliates; letter from AFL-CIO re request for waiving per capita tax, April 6, 1989; letter to Mazur from Sidney Davidson, president and financial secretary of United Hebrew Trades, thanking him for contribution enabling them to pay per capita tax, December 13, 1989
1995
United Housing Foundation
Box 22 Folder 11
1992-1995
United Housing Foundation
Box 22 Folder 12
Executive Director’s Report, January 4, 1994, primarily about CATCH program; resolution re restated retirement plan, signed by Mazur January 6, 1993; notice to Mazur re meeting of Board of Directors, May 13, 1993; minutes of special meetings of the Board of Directors held on October 16, 1992, and May 1, 1995; draft memo to Board of Directors from executive director re CATCH program, October 2, 1992; fax to Board of Directors from executive director noting previous memo was a draft, with attached final memo, October 13, 1992; letter to Mazur from executive director re providing grant of $60,000 for services for older residents of the United Jewish Appeal–Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York Grand Street cooperatives and Amalgamated Warbasse, December 3, 1992; financial statement for years ending December 31, 1991 and 1990, with cover letter to Mazur, June 4, 1992
1992
United Housing Foundation- Affordable Housing Forum
Box 22 Folder 13
See also Speeches – United Housing Foundation 1992 Letter from Mazur and Jack Sheinkman (president, ACTWU) to several members of Congress, inviting them to National Housing Policy Forum, March 19, 1992; list of invited congressional speakers and summary of their proposed legislation, March 26, 1992; briefing materials (agenda, policy recommendations), May 13, 1992; drafts of remarks to forum by Mazur; Statement of Sen. Harris Wofford to United Housing Foundation National Housing Policy Forum, May 7, 1992; Report on the National Housing Policy Forum: “Creating Affordable Housing in a Time of Crisis,” May 7, 1992
1989-1991
United Housing Foundation
Box 22 Folder 14
“Mutual Housing for Distressed Properties,” n.d. (January 8, 1991?); minutes of meetings of Board of Directors, October 9, 1990, January 7, 1991, September 10, 1991, and meeting of Board of Directors of Community Services, Inc., September 10, 1991; financial statements for years ended December 31, 1990 and 1989, and 1989 and 1988; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vp Susan Cowell re role of UHF as catalyst for union pension-backed subsidized housing, December 1, 1991; settlement agreement with Riverbay Corporation (Co-op City), July 24, 1990; related legal correspondence (Abrams v. Community Services, Inc.), 1989-September 1990; memo from attorney re proposals for construction loan fund for Brooklyn Ecumenical Cooperatives (BEC) and its nonprofit housing development corporation, New Communities, Inc., April 13, 1989; correspondence re induction of UHF president Harold Ostroff into the Cooperative Hall of Fame, November-December 1989; minutes of October 28, 1988, joint meeting of Boards of Directors of United Housing Foundation and its subsidiary, Community Services, Inc.; newspaper clippings
1986-1988
United Housing Foundation
Box 22 Folder 15
Restated retirement plan actuarial valuation as of January 1, 1988; financial statements for years ended December 31, 1987 and 1986; legal decision denying summary judgment in Co-op City litigation, Abrams v. Community Services Inc., November 2, 1988; letter to Mazur from Mutual Redevelopment Houses re desire to renegotiate mortgage, November 4, 1986, with cover memo from ILGWU secretary/treasurer Irwin Solomon and related correspondence, December 3, 1986; personal and confidential proposal to UHF and Jack Sheinkman (president, ACTWU) for UHF to participate in Brooklyn Ecumenical Cooperative’s Housing Rehabilitation Program, August 11, 1988
1989-1994
United Mine Workers of America
Box 22 Folder 16
Letter from Mazur to the postmaster general urging the issuance of a commemorative stamp honoring labor leader John. L. Lewis on the 100th anniversary of the United Mine Workers, March 7, 1989; letter to Mazur from UMWA president Richard Trumka urging him to lobby the U.S. Postal Service in support of a stamp honoring Lewis, with attached ad and biographical sketch; letter from Mazur to Trumka thanking him for help in lobbying for the Textile and Apparel Trade Act, October 10, 1988; letter from Mazur to Trumka seeking financial contribution for a rally by the Coalition of Labor Union Women in support of child care and family leave, June 22, 1987; letters to Mazur from Trumka updating him on progress of various UMWA negotiations, strikes, and other campaigns with coal mine operators (Pittston, Decker, Big Horn); memos to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst James Parrott re support activities for Pittston campaign, July-August, 1989; fundraising letter sent to NYC labor leaders by the NYC Emergency Committee in Solidarity with the UMWA, signed by Mazur and others in support of Pittston campaign, September 7,1989; memo to ILGWU NYC education directors reporting on rally to Pittston corporate headquarters in Greenwich, CT, also attended by NYNEX and Eastern Airlines strikers, October 6, 1989; Pittston campaign publicity materials; bumper sticker; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes
1990
United Mine Workers of America-Coal Commission Report
Box 22 Folder 17
Coal Commission Report, Secretary of Labor’s Commission on United Mine Workers of America Retiree Health Benefits, November 1990; cover letter to Mazur from UMWA president Richard Trumka describing the report, sent to Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole by the advisory commission, November 9, 1990
1993
United Mine Workers, Solidarity
Box 22 Folder 18
Presentation to the Strategic Approaches Committee, AFL-CIO Executive Council winter meeting, February 1993, re update on contract discussions with various mine operators
1986-1992
United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)
Box 22 Folder 19
See also Economic Policy Council Agenda of annual Board of Directors meeting of December 2, 1986, with background reading including report of 1986 program activities; letter to members of the Economic Policy Council re search for replacement for Dan Burton as Executive Director; update on activities, October 1992; invitation to conference on NAFTA, with attached agenda, April 12, 1993
1992
United Neighborhood Houses of New York, INC.
Box 22 Folder 20
Information packet re settlement house program, with cover letter to Mazur, April 14, 1992
1992
United Senior Action Day
Box 22 Folder 21
1991
United Senior Action Day
Box 22 Folder 22
1993
United States Information Agency (USIA)
Box 22 Folder 23
Draft of letter (by Gus Tyler with cover memo from Herman Starobin to Mazur) noting objections by labor to current U.S. trade policy, November 30, 1993
1986-1997
United Steelworkers of America
Box 22 Folder 24
Letter to Mazur from United Steelworkers international president Lynn R. Williams asking to join in contributing to Technology and Work Program (affiliated with University of Lowell, Lowell, MA), with attached proposal, April 18, 1991; letters from Local 5668 president (Ravenswood, W. Va.) and New York Guild Union Local 3 member re lock-out by Ravenswood Aluminum Corporation, March 23, 1992; Wall Street Journal newspaper clipping re efforts of union to reach out to white-collar workers, May 23, 1991; flyer announcing AFL-CIO president John Sweeney’s attendance at rally in New York to demand that Merril Lynch, as top shareholder of Wheeling-Pitt Steel, to urge company to settle strike fairly, July 15, 1997; letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland detailing effort to support striking steelworkers at USX, August 8, 1986
1990
United Synagogue of America
Box 22 Folder 25
Press release from Local 153, Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, re strike against United Synagogue of America over employer demand to switch health plans, January 24, 1990; copy of information booklet about United Synagogue of America, listing presidents, officers
1986
United Textile Workers
Box 22 Folder 26
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU director of organization Joe Danahy re meeting with Vernon Mustard, president of United Textile Workers, and move of headquarters to Cherryhill, NJ, December 10, 1986
1987
United Transportation Union
Box 22 Folder 27
Letter from union president Fred Hardin to AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Thomas Donahue, objecting to interference with UTU election, October 6, 1987
1995
Usury, Bill
Box 22 Folder 28
See also Leslie Fay Co. 1994 Letters from Mazur to Herb Fishgold and Bill Usury, president of labor-management consultants Bill Usury Associates, Inc., expressing outrage, shock, and disgust at failure to enforce labor-management cooperation agreement with Leslie Fay to preserve 600 jobs in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, May 3, 4, and 8, 1995; list of talking points with Usery, May 3
1994
Uruguay Round (NAFTA)-Apparel and Textiles
Box 22 Folder 29
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin re GSP Decisions by USTR (United States Trade Representative Mickey Kantor), July 11, 1994; attached briefings, “Why Congress Should Not Rush to Vote on the Uruguay Round” and “The Uruguay Round on Apparel and Textiles”
1994
Vickers, John
Box 22 Folder 30
Letter to Mazur from John Vickers, retiring manager, ILGWU Texas-Oklahoma District Council, reminiscing about training institute, thanking him for years of leadership, December 23, 1994
1986
Visions/Services for the Blind
Box 22 Folder 31
Proposal to Mazur for pilot project by Visions/Services for the Blind and Visually Impared (merger of Vacations and Community Services for the Blind with Center for Independent Living) to assist retired union members, December 4, 1986
1988-1989
Voter Registration
Box 22 Folder 32
List of election law provisions re voter registration, absentee voting, major party convention selection process, and election calendar by state, 1988; memo to Mazur re voter-registration plans for NYC mayoral campaign of David Dinkins, focusing on pro-Dinkins target groups (union membership, immigrants), March 17, 1989
1986
Vyorst, Sidney
Box 22 Folder 33
Letter to Vyorst from ILGWU exec vp Irwin Solomon refuting claim that Vyorst has a contract with ILGWU, asking for appointment to discuss matter, March 19, 1986; letters to Mazur from Vyorst quoting life insurance rates, 1984; letter to Mazur re contract, 1983
1994
Wage-Hour Compliance
Box 22 Folder 34
Draft of San Francisco, CA, Department of Labor press release re voluntary model agreement for apparel industry in Region 9, with cover note to Mazur from Max Zimny, n.d.; revised statement, July 22, 1994
1985-1990
Wall Street Journal
Box 22 Folder 35
See also Textile, Apparel, and Footwear Trade Act of 1990 Memo to Mazur re visit to ILGWU archives by Wall St. Journal reporter, July 23, 1986; newspaper clippings from Journal, some with cover memos to Mazur and other ILGWU officials re contents, 1985; letter to the editor from ILGWU research director Herman Starobin correcting factual errors in article re apparel trade legislation, with article attached, July 31, 1990; letter to Journal from ILGWU Political Department associate director David Wells responding to article by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. re electoral college system of presidential election, August 24, 1988
1987
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Box 22 Folder 36
Letter to AFL-CIO International Union Political Action Departments asking for compilations of congressional voting records on issues of interest, May 8, 1987
1992
Weiss, Ted (Congressional Campaign)
Box 22 Folder 37
Letter to Mazur from Weiss thanking him for contribution to congressional campaign
1990
Western Union
Box 22 Folder 38
Description of group mobilization “action hotline” mailgram services, faxed to Mazur by pro-union sales representative, April 9, 1990
1993-1995
White House
Box 22 Folder 39
Correspondence with Executive and congressional branches: faxed message from White House comparing President Clinton’s budget proposal to Republican congressional proposal, vowing veto, May 19, 1995; Congressional Quarterly list of congressional committees and subcommittees, profiles of new Republican members; letter from Mazur to Labor Secretary Robert Reich, urging continued ban on industrial homework in women’s apparel industry, with attached position paper crafted for ILGWU by Shea & Gardner, May 10, 1993; testimony on the World Trade Organization by Dr. Herman Starobin, research director, ILGWU, before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, June 17, 1994; statement by Evelyn Dubrow, vice president and legislative director, ILGWU, before the Subcommittee on Trade, re trade with China, August 4, 1994; letter to Mazur from Pres. Clinton acknowledging attendance at AFL-CIO convention, stating support for longstanding pro-labor legislation, November 22, 1995; letter to Mzur from Harold Ickes, deputy chief of staff, noting support by Clinton for increase in minimum wage, August 28, 1995; letter to Mazur from Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan re health care reform, status of Health Security Act, December 5, 1994; address by Moynihan to Democratic National Convention, with cover letter to Mazur, December 16, 1994; letters to Mazur from Vice President Al Gore (addressed to “UNITED”), Sen. Dick Gephart, Rep. Pat Schroeder (re opposition to Immigration in the National Interest Act: to limit the number of refuges we admit would be a “crime against humanity”), Rep. Charles Rangel (thanking him for campaign contribution), and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (re itinerant Hong Kong tailors using unfair sales tactics); letters to Mazur from Department of Labor re Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act, August 4, 1994, and rule change by Office of the American Workplace, December 5, 1995; NYS Department of Labor press release, “State Labor Commissioner Sweeney Urges Cooperation of U.S. Labor Secretary Reich: ‘Meet Us Halfway’ in fighting garment sweatshops,” with attached letter, November 1, 1995; letter to U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor from Authur Andersen & Co. supporting NAFTA, October 9, 1995; invitation to joint symposium by Departments of Labor and State, “Forced Labor: The Growing Tragedy of the Prostitution of Children,” September 29, 1995
1986-1995
Women
Box 22 Folder 40
see also NYC – Commission on the Status of Women Letter to Mazur asking him to be keynote speaker at conference, “Women’s Rights, Workers’ Rights: Strengthening Women’s Voices on the Job,” cosponsored by the AFL-CIO, March 23, 1995; letter to Mazur from ILGWU Pacific Northwest District Council manager Katie Quan asking him to consider sending a delegation to the U.N. Conference on Women, to be held in Beijing, January 10, 1995; resolution re rights of women, submitted to international organization FITTVCC/ORI by ILGWU and ACTWU, May 18, 1992; letter from researcher for the New York Chinatown History Project, listing questions about ILGWU’s role in organizing women and relationship with Local 23-25, May 30, 1990; newsletter, National Women’s Law Center Update, Summer 1990; resolutions on women and labor by the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation, April 1990 and April 1989; letter from National Women’s Law Center re Supreme Court and women’s rights, reviewing decisions on employment discrimination, abortion, November 12, 1986
1994
Women's Garment Industry
Box 22 Folder 41
ILGWU Research Department paper, “Conditions in the Women’s Garment Industry,” October 25, 1994
1988
Women's Policy Research
Box 22 Folder 42
“Women’s Work, Economic Trends, and Policy Issues,” by Heidi Hartman, director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, paper presented at Organizing and Representing Professional, Technical and Salaried Women, George Meany Labor Studies Center, Department of Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
1986-1992
Women's Wear Daily
Box 22 Folder 43
Talking points for interview, n.d.; draft and final version of letter to the editor from Mazur re inaccuracies of newspaper’s report on Congressional Budget Office study of U.S. apparel industry, January 14, 1992; newspaper clippings
1989-1991
Work and Family (AFL-CIO)
Box 22 Folder 44
Draft by ILGWU vp Susan Cowell and final letter from Mazur to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland suggesting the creation of an Office of Work and Family within the AFL-CIO; reply from Kirkland rejecting idea, but noting that the area will be coordinated by one of his assistants; meeting agendas of AFL-CIO Work and Family Steering Committee, October 25, 1990 - March 5, 1991; NYS Department of Labor newsletter, NY Works, with article by Cowell, “Work and Family: A Labor Perspective,” fall 1990; newspaper clippings
1992-1994
Work and Technology Institute
Box 22 Folder 45
Bylaws; list of Board of Directors; minutes of November 10, 1992, and May 5, 1993, Board meetings; list of 1993 objectives; conference announcement, “Integrating Technology and People in High Performance Work Systems,” May 18-20, 1994; letter to Mazur announcing pilot program, “Labor Participation in Workplace Modernization,” asking him to serve on advisory committee, November 29, 1994
1995
Work in America Institute-Productivity Forum
Box 22 Folder 46
Directory of members; brochures re schedule of events, Spring Roundtable, May 23-25, 1995, Manager’s Network, site visits to Miller Brewing Co., Trenton, Ohio, May 11, and Saturn Corp., Spring Hill, TN; cover letter, August 28, 1995, describing attached reports, “Worker Representation and Participation Survey: Second Report on Findings,” Freeman & Rogers, June 1, 1995, and “Human Resource Strategies and Contingent Workers: The Case of Safety and Health in the Petrochemical Industry,” Kochan et al.,