ILGWU. Health and Safety Department records

Collection Number: 5780/208

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU. Health and Safety Department records, 1953-1995
Collection Number:
5780/208
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Quantity:
16 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Articles, reprints, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection contains company files, training files, and subject files that include information on workplace hazards, standards and studies, and other health and safety programs.
Language:
Collection material in English


ILGWU ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Founded in 1900 by local union delegates representing about 2,000 members in cities in the northeastern United States, the ILGWU grew in geographical scope, membership size, political influence to become one of the most powerful forces in American organized labor by mid-century. Representing workers in the women's garment industry, the ILGWU worked to improve working and living conditions of its members through collective bargaining agreements, training programs, health care facilities, cooperative housing, educational opportunities, and other efforts. In 1995, the ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).

HEALTH AND SAFETY DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Health and Safety Department was established in 1980 by the ILGWU to research health and safety hazards in the workplace, lead training programs on occupational safety for members as well as unorganized workers, and provide technical assistance relating to workplace safety. With partial financial support from the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Health and Safety Department offered programming to ILGWU regions, locals, and affiliates, as well as for unorganized workers in the garment industry.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Arranged alphabetically by name, the company files document the Health and Safety Department's participation in the investigation and improvement of conditions in workplaces around the country, including correspondence, memoranda, and reports on shops. The Health and Safety Department also maintains several subseries of subject files: one was on workplace hazards; these are arranged alphabetically by industry. A second was a general subject file that included topics relating to the routine business and research of the department; these are arranged alphabetically by topic. The third is constituted of the health and safety organizations of other unions, as well as unions outside of the United States. The final series contains training materials, including files pertaining to specific trainings, files of handouts on specific workplace hazards, and files of graphics and originals used in the production of the department's training materials and publications.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union --Archives
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Health and Safety Dept.--Archives
Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Dye House Workers International Union --Archives
Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees --Archives
UNITE HERE (Organization) --Archives

Subjects:
Laundry workers--Labor unions
Textile workers-- Labor unions
Clothing workers--Labor unions

Form and Genre Terms:
Records.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
ILGWU. Health and Safety Department records #5780/208. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1991-1992
Box 1 Folder 2 1994
Box 1 Folder 3 1988-1993
Box 1 Folder 4 1994
Box 1 Folder 5 1992
Box 1 Folder 6 1990-1991
Box 1 Folder 7 1990-1991
Box 1 Folder 8 1990-1991
Confidential (medical); work and health questionnaries
Box 1 Folder 9 1990-1991
Box 1 Folder 10 1987-1994
Box 1 Folder 11 1987-1994
Box 1 Folder 12 1987-1994
Box 1 Folder 13 1987-1993
Box 1 Folder 14 1987-1993
Box 1 Folder 15 1987
Box 1 Folder 16 1989-1992
Box 1 Folder 17 1992
Box 1 Folder 18 1992-1994
Box 1 Folder 19 1995
Box 1 Folder 20 1989
Box 1 Folder 21 1991-1992
Box 1 Folder 22 1991-1992
Box 1 Folder 23 1991-1992
Box 1 Folder 24 1993-1994
Box 1 Folder 25 1993-1994
Photos and Negatives
Box 1 Folder 26 1994
Box 1 Folder 27 1995
Box 1 Folder 28 1991-1995
Box 1 Folder 29 1991-1995
Box 2 Folder 1 1992
confidential
Box 2 Folder 2 1992
confidential
Box 2 Folder 3 1992
confidential
Box 2 Folder 4 1990
Box 2 Folder 5 1989
Box 2 Folder 6 1993-1994
Box 2 Folder 7 1986
Box 2 Folder 8 1953-1985
Box 2 Folder 9 1985-1987
Box 2 Folder 10 1986-1988
Box 2 Folder 11 1986-1988
Box 2 Folder 12 1986
Box 2 Folder 13 1973-1992
Box 2 Folder 14 1973-1992
Box 2 Folder 15 1973-1992
Box 2 Folder 16 1985-1988
Box 2 Folder 17 1986
Box 2 Folder 18 1983-1986
Box 2 Folder 19 1983-1989
Box 2 Folder 20 1983-1989
Box 2 Folder 21 1986-1988
Box 2 Folder 22 1953-1988
Box 2 Folder 23 1984-1988
Box 2 Folder 24 1984-1988
Box 2 Folder 25 1988
confidential; health and safety surveys
Box 2 Folder 26 1981-1983
Box 2 Folder 27 1989-1994
Box 2 Folder 28 1994
Box 2 Folder 29 1991-1992
Box 2 Folder 30 1994
Box 2 Folder 31
no date
Box 2 Folder 32 1991-1993
Box 2 Folder 33 1991-1993
SSNS
Box 2 Folder 34 1995
Box 2 Folder 35 1992
medical
Box 2 Folder 36
no date
Box 2 Folder 37 1989-1990
Box 2 Folder 38 1988-1990
Box 3 Folder 1 1991-1992
Box 3 Folder 2 1991-1992
Box 3 Folder 3
SSNS; medical
Box 3 Folder 4 1993
Box 3 Folder 5 1990-1994
Box 3 Folder 6 1990-1994
Box 3 Folder 7 1990-1994
Box 3 Folder 8 1990-1994
Box 3 Folder 9 1991-1994
Box 3 Folder 10 1991-1994
Box 3 Folder 11 1991-1994
Box 3 Folder 12 1992
medical
Box 3 Folder 13 1992
medical
Box 3 Folder 14 1991-1994
Box 3 Folder 15 1983-1991
Box 3 Folder 16 1991-1995
Box 3 Folder 17 1991-1995
Box 3 Folder 18 1991-1995
Box 3 Folder 19 1991-1995
Box 3 Folder 20 1991-1995
Box 3 Folder 21 1991-1995
Box 3 Folder 22 1994
Box 3 Folder 23 1993-1994
Box 3 Folder 24 1993
Box 3 Folder 25 1992-1994
Box 3 Folder 26 1990
Box 3 Folder 27 1989-1990
Box 3 Folder 28 1989-1990
Box 4 Folder 1 1992
Box 4 Folder 2 1991-1992
Box 4 Folder 3 1991-1992
Box 4 Folder 4 1991
Box 4 Folder 5 1989-1992
Box 4 Folder 6 1989-1992
Box 4 Folder 7 1989-1992
Box 4 Folder 8 1991
Box 4 Folder 9 1990
Box 4 Folder 10 1992
Box 4 Folder 11 1992-1993
Box 4 Folder 12 1984
Box 4 Folder 13 1991-1995
Box 4 Folder 14 1991-1995
Box 4 Folder 15 1991-1995
Box 4 Folder 16
health and safety questionnaires
Box 4 Folder 17 1990-1993
Box 4 Folder 18 1990-1993
Box 4 Folder 19 1993-1995
Box 4 Folder 20 1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 21 1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 22 1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 23 1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 24 1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 25 1994
confidential; symptoms survey
Box 4 Folder 26 1994
medical
Box 4 Folder 27 1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 28 1991-1994
Box 4 Folder 29 1991-1994
SSNS
Box 4 Folder 30 1992-1994
medical documents
Box 4 Folder 31 1992-1997
Box 4 Folder 32 1992-1997
Box 4 Folder 33 1990-1995
Box 4 Folder 34 1990-1991
Box 4 Folder 35 1990-1991
Box 5 Folder 1 1988-1990
Box 5 Folder 2 1988-1990
medical
Box 5 Folder 3 1989-1994
Box 5 Folder 4 1989-1994
Box 5 Folder 5 1980-1996
Box 5 Folder 6 1980-1996
Box 5 Folder 7 1993-1994
Box 5 Folder 8 1993-1994
Box 5 Folder 9 1993-1994
Box 5 Folder 10 1994
Box 5 Folder 11 1993-1995
Box 5 Folder 12 1990
Box 5 Folder 13 1986-1994
Box 5 Folder 14 1986-1994
Box 5 Folder 15 1986-1994
Box 5 Folder 16 1990
Box 5 Folder 17 1985
Box 5 Folder 18 1988-1992
Box 5 Folder 19
safety and health hazards in warehouses surveys; no date
Box 5 Folder 20
safety and health hazards in warehouses survey; no date
Box 5 Folder 21 1991-1993
Box 5 Folder 22 1990
Box 5 Folder 23 1994
Box 5 Folder 24 1986-1987
Box 5 Folder 25 1992
Box 5 Folder 26 1993
Box 5 Folder 27 1990-1991
Box 5 Folder 28 1992
Box 5 Folder 29 1990
Box 5 Folder 30 1992-1995
Box 5 Folder 31 1992-1995
Box 5 Folder 32 1992-1995
Box 6 Folder 1 1992-1995
Box 6 Folder 2 1992-1995
Box 6 Folder 3 1992
Box 6 Folder 4 1992-1993
Box 6 Folder 5 1987-1989
Box 6 Folder 6 1986
medical
Box 6 Folder 7 1986
Box 6 Folder 8 1981-1986
Box 6 Folder 9 1971-1985
Box 6 Folder 10 1971-1985
Box 6 Folder 11 1971-1985
Box 6 Folder 12 1986
medical
Box 6 Folder 13
no date
Box 6 Folder 14 1994
Box 6 Folder 15 1990
Box 6 Folder 16 1992
Box 6 Folder 17 1987
Box 6 Folder 18 1992
Box 6 Folder 19 1993
Box 6 Folder 20 1989
Box 6 Folder 21 1989-1991
medical
Box 6 Folder 22 1985-1990
Box 6 Folder 23 1985-1990
Box 6 Folder 24 1992
Box 6 Folder 25 1989-1993
Box 6 Folder 26 1993
Box 6 Folder 27 1993
Box 6 Folder 28 1993
Box 6 Folder 29 1991-1993
medical records
Box 6 Folder 30 1991-1993
medical records
Box 6 Folder 31 1991-1992
Box 6 Folder 32 1991-1992
Box 7 Folder 1 1992
Box 7 Folder 2 1993
Box 7 Folder 3 1992-1994
Box 7 Folder 4 1987-1994
Box 7 Folder 5 1987-1994
Box 7 Folder 6 1987-1994
Box 7 Folder 7 1994-1995
Box 7 Folder 8 1987-1994
Box 7 Folder 9 1987
Box 7 Folder 10 1987-1990
Box 7 Folder 11 1987-1989
Box 7 Folder 12 1987
Box 7 Folder 13 1987
Box 7 Folder 14 1987
Box 7 Folder 15 1982-1998
Box 7 Folder 16 1991-1993
Box 7 Folder 17 1991-1992
Box 7 Folder 18 1992-1993
Box 7 Folder 19 1983
Box 7 Folder 20 1988
Box 7 Folder 21 1981-1988
Box 7 Folder 22 1981-1988
Box 7 Folder 23 1980-1994
Box 7 Folder 24 1986-1995
Box 7 Folder 25 1986-1995
Box 7 Folder 26 1986-1995
Box 8 Folder 1 1972-1981
Box 8 Folder 2 1980
Box 8 Folder 3 1981-1987
Box 8 Folder 4 1981-1987
Box 8 Folder 5 1981-1987
Box 8 Folder 6 1976-1995
Box 8 Folder 7 1984-1992
Box 8 Folder 8 1984-1992
Box 8 Folder 9 1976-1991
Box 8 Folder 10 1972-1991
Box 8 Folder 11 1972-1991
Box 8 Folder 12 1972-1991
Box 8 Folder 13 1980-1990
Box 8 Folder 14 1978-1985
Box 8 Folder 15 1980-1995
Box 8 Folder 16 1978-1992
Box 8 Folder 17 1978-1992
Box 8 Folder 18 1978-1992
Box 8 Folder 19 1978-1992
Box 8 Folder 20 1978-1991
Box 8 Folder 21 1978-1991
Box 8 Folder 22 1978-1991
Box 9 Folder 1 1983-1988
Access to employee exposure and medical records
Box 9 Folder 2 1998
Box 9 Folder 3 1988
Box 9 Folder 4 1979-1982
Box 9 Folder 5
no date
Box 9 Folder 6 1995
Box 9 Folder 7 1986-1991
Box 9 Folder 8 1991-1992
Box 9 Folder 9 1991-1992
Box 9 Folder 10 1978-1982
Box 9 Folder 11 1979-1989
Box 9 Folder 12 1980-1981
Box 9 Folder 13 1981
Box 9 Folder 14 1981-1983
Box 9 Folder 15 1978-1982
Box 9 Folder 16 1981
Box 9 Folder 17 1985
Box 9 Folder 18 1979
Box 9 Folder 19 1981
Box 9 Folder 20 1991
Box 9 Folder 21 1985
Box 9 Folder 22 1985
Box 9 Folder 23 1992
Box 9 Folder 24 1980-1983
Box 9 Folder 25 1981-1983
Box 9 Folder 26 1982
Box 9 Folder 27 1991-1993
Box 9 Folder 28 1991-1993
Box 9 Folder 29 1994
Box 9 Folder 30 1994
Box 9 Folder 31 1993-1995
Box 9 Folder 32 1993-1995
Box 9 Folder 33 1986-1995
Box 9 Folder 34 1995
Box 9 Folder 35 1995
Box 10 Folder 1 1989-1991
Box 10 Folder 2 1980-1995
Box 10 Folder 3 1985-1991
Box 10 Folder 4 1985-1991
Box 10 Folder 5 1980-1991
Box 10 Folder 6 1980-1986
Box 10 Folder 7 1986-1990
Box 10 Folder 8 1986-1990
Box 10 Folder 9 1986-1990
Box 10 Folder 10 1986-1990
Box 10 Folder 11 1989
Box 10 Folder 12 1987-1989
Box 10 Folder 13 1987-1992
Box 10 Folder 14 1986-1988
Box 10 Folder 15 1984-1988
Box 10 Folder 16 1977-1994
Box 10 Folder 17 1977-1994
Box 10 Folder 18 1985-1991
Box 10 Folder 19 1988-1995
Box 10 Folder 20 1986-1992
Box 10 Folder 21 1986-1992
Box 10 Folder 22 1991
Box 10 Folder 23 1982-1989
Box 10 Folder 24 1980-1983
Box 10 Folder 25 1980-1991
Box 10 Folder 26 1989-1995
Box 10 Folder 27 1981
Box 10 Folder 28 1981
Box 10 Folder 29 1989
Box 11 Folder 1 1981
Box 11 Folder 2 1980-1981
Box 11 Folder 3 1980-1992
Box 11 Folder 4 1976-1981
Box 11 Folder 5 1980-1981
Box 11 Folder 6 1992-1995
Box 11 Folder 7 1970
Box 11 Folder 8 1990-1992
Box 11 Folder 9 1981-1984
Box 11 Folder 10 1981-1984
Box 11 Folder 11 1984
Box 11 Folder 12 1991-1993
Box 11 Folder 13 1991-1994
Box 11 Folder 14 1989-1995
Box 11 Folder 15 1989-1995
Box 11 Folder 16 1991-1992
Box 11 Folder 17 1986-1995
Box 11 Folder 18 1991-1994
Box 11 Folder 19 1978-1993
Box 11 Folder 20 1979-1993
Box 11 Folder 21 1979-1993
Box 11 Folder 22 1987-1992
Box 11 Folder 23 1987-1992
Box 11 Folder 24 1994
Box 11 Folder 25 1993-1994
Box 11 Folder 26 1992-1995
Box 11 Folder 27 1994
Box 11 Folder 28 1984-1991
Box 11 Folder 29 1991
Box 11 Folder 30 1984-1985
Box 11 Folder 31 1984
Box 11 Folder 32 1983-1984
Box 12 Folder 1 1983-1988
Box 12 Folder 2 1983-1988
Box 12 Folder 3 1981-1988
Box 12 Folder 4 1981-1988
Box 12 Folder 5 1983-1989
Box 12 Folder 6
Box 12 Folder 7 1985-1986
Box 12 Folder 8 1993
Box 12 Folder 9 1989
Box 12 Folder 10 1994
Box 12 Folder 11 1988
Box 12 Folder 12 1992
Box 12 Folder 13 1991-1992
Box 12 Folder 14 1991-1993
Box 12 Folder 15
medical; no date
Box 12 Folder 16 1994
Box 12 Folder 17 1993
Box 12 Folder 18 1989
Box 12 Folder 19 1993-1995
Box 12 Folder 20 1980-1981
Box 12 Folder 21 1989-1993
Box 12 Folder 22 1989-1993
Box 12 Folder 23 1989-1993
Box 12 Folder 24 1985-1995
Box 12 Folder 25 1990-1991
Box 12 Folder 26 1988-1995
Box 13 Folder 1 1988-1995
Box 13 Folder 2 1991-1993
posters
Box 13 Folder 3 1985-1986
Box 13 Folder 4 1984-1994
Box 13 Folder 5 1984-1994
Box 13 Folder 6 1984-1994
Box 13 Folder 7 1986-1993
Box 13 Folder 8 1988-1989
Box 13 Folder 9 1988-1989
Box 13 Folder 10 1988
Box 13 Folder 11 1988-1990
Box 13 Folder 12 1986
Box 13 Folder 13 1980-1986
Box 13 Folder 14 1979
Box 13 Folder 15 1980
Box 13 Folder 16 1980-1990
Box 13 Folder 17 1979
Box 13 Folder 18 1983-1993
Box 13 Folder 19 1983-1993
Box 13 Folder 20 1989-1993
Box 13 Folder 21 1990-1991
Box 13 Folder 22 1985-1986
Box 13 Folder 23 1995
Box 13 Folder 24 1986-1987
Box 14 Folder 1 1988-1995
Box 14 Folder 2 1980-1988
Box 14 Folder 3 1980-1988
Box 14 Folder 4 1984-1986
Box 14 Folder 5 1979-1990
Box 14 Folder 6 1981-1991
Box 14 Folder 7 1984-1992
Box 14 Folder 8 1984-1992
Box 14 Folder 9 1989-1993
Box 14 Folder 10 1983-1994
Box 14 Folder 11 1983-1994
Box 14 Folder 12 1989-1993
Box 14 Folder 13 1989-1993
Box 14 Folder 14 1989
Box 14 Folder 15 1997
Box 14 Folder 16 1993-1995
Box 14 Folder 17 1991-1992
Box 14 Folder 18 1980
Box 14 Folder 19 1991
Box 14 Folder 20 1984-1990
Box 14 Folder 21 1987
Box 14 Folder 22 1989
Box 14 Folder 23 1990
Box 14 Folder 24 1990
Box 14 Folder 25 1990
Box 14 Folder 26 1990-1991
Box 14 Folder 27 1990
Box 14 Folder 28 1990
Box 14 Folder 29 1990-1991
Box 14 Folder 30 1990-1991
Box 14 Folder 31 1990-1991
Box 14 Folder 32 1991
Box 14 Folder 33 1991
Box 14 Folder 34 1993
Box 15 Folder 1
no date
Box 15 Folder 2 1994
Box 15 Folder 3
Box 15 Folder 4 1991-1994
Box 15 Folder 5 1990-1996
Box 15 Folder 6
no date
Box 15 Folder 7 1978-1994
Box 15 Folder 8 1995
Box 15 Folder 9 1993
Box 15 Folder 10
Box 15 Folder 11 1986
Box 15 Folder 12
no date
Box 15 Folder 13 1984
Box 15 Folder 14 1983-1984
Box 15 Folder 15 1983-1994
Box 15 Folder 16 1984-1986
Box 15 Folder 17
no date
Box 15 Folder 18
no date
Box 15 Folder 19 1991
Box 15 Folder 20
no date
Box 15 Folder 21
no date
Box 15 Folder 22
no date
Box 15 Folder 23
no date
Box 15 Folder 24
no date
Box 15 Folder 25
no date
Box 15 Folder 26 1979
Box 15 Folder 27
no date
Box 15 Folder 28
no date
Box 15 Folder 29
no date
Box 15 Folder 30
no date
Box 15 Folder 31
no date
Box 15 Folder 32 1984-4990
Box 15 Folder 33
no date
Box 15 Folder 34
Box 15 Folder 35 1991-1997
Box 15 Folder 36
no date
Box 15 Folder 37 1988-1996
Box 15 Folder 38 1988-1996
Box 15 Folder 39 1993
Box 15 Folder 40
no date
Box 15 Folder 41 1983-1990
Box 15 Folder 42 1992
Box 15 Folder 43 1993-1994
Box 16 Folder 1
no date
Box 16 Folder 2
no date
Box 16 Folder 3
no date
Box 16 Folder 4
no date
Box 16 Folder 5
no date
Box 16 Folder 6 1985-1990
Box 16 Folder 7
no date
Box 16 Folder 8 1981-1991
Box 16 Folder 9 1981-1991
Box 16 Folder 10 1985-1990
Box 16 Folder 11 1985-1991