ACWA Rochester Joint Board Records

Collection Number: 5273

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ACWA Rochester Joint Board Records, 1920-1966
Collection Number:
5273
Creator:
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA);
ACWA Rochester Joint Board
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Broadsides (notices), minutes (administrative records) .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Meeting minutes, 1919-1932; Broadsides, 1966
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America coordinated union activities in the Rochester, N.Y. area.
In 1915, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) embarked on a large-scale organizing drive in Rochester, N.Y. After four years of extensive organizing, the union succeeded in forcing the Rochester Clothiers' Exchange (the main organization of employers) into adopting a 44-hour workweek. By 1929, the union had succeeded in unionizing over 12,000 of Rochester's clothing workers.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
Gold, Ben
La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion),1895-1953
Longuet, Jean
Matteotti, Giacomo, 1885-1924
Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942
Sacco, Nicola, 1891-1927
Schlossberg, Joseph. 1875-
Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Rochester Joint Board
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
American Civil Liberties Union
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.)
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
Farmer-Labor Party
Furriers' Union of the United States of America and Canada
Hebrew Sheltering of Immigrant Aid Society of America
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Italian Chamber of Labor
Jewish Charitable Institute
National Labor Alliance for Trade Relations with and Recognition of Russia
Russian American Industrial Cooperation Committee
Socialist Party (U.S.)
Trade Union Educational League (U.S.)
United Brotherhood of Cloak Makers of New York
United Shoe Workers of America

Subjects:
Bakery Strike, Syracuse, N.Y., 1925.
Clothing Workers' Strike, Buffalo, N.Y., 1919.
General Strike, Passaic, N.J., 1926.
Italian Americans--New York (State)--Rochester.
Off Pressers' Strike, Rochester, N.Y., 1927.
Presidents--United States--Election--1924.
Racketeering--United States.
Sacco-Vanzetti case.
Sex discrimination in employment--United States.
Silk Workers' Strike, Paterson, N.J., 1924.
Stein Block Sitdown Strike, Rochester, N.Y., 1927.
Labor unions and communism--United States.
Labor unions and fascism--Italy.
Labor unions and foreign policy--United States.
United Mine Workers' Strike, United States, 1926.
United Shoe Workers' Strike, United States, 1922.
United Shoe Workers' Strike, United States, 1926.
Women labor union members--United States.
Clothing workers--New York (State)
Clothing industry. Economic aspects. United States.
Collective bargaining. Clothing industry. New York (State). Rochester.
Grievance procedures. Clothing industry. New York (State). Rochester.
Strikes and lockouts. Clothing industry. New York (State). Rochester.
Strikes and lockouts. Men's clothing industry. United States.
Trade-unions. Clothing workers. New York (State). Rochester.
Trade-unions. Clothing workers. New York (State). Rochester. Factionalism.
Trade-unions. Clothing workers. New York (State). Rochester. Organizing.
Trade- unions. New York (State). Rochester. Factionalism.
Trade-unions. New York (State). Rochester. Social activity.
Trade-unions. United States. Social action.
Wages. Clothing industry. New York (State). Rochester.

Geographic Subjects:
United States. Emigration and immigration.

Form and Genre Terms:
Broadsides (notices)
Minutes (administrative records)


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Cite As:
ACWA Rochester Joint Board Records #5273. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5273 mf: ACWA Rochester Joint Board Minutes of Meeting on Microfilm
5285 mf: ACWA Rochester Joint Board Scrapbooks on Microfilm
5416 mf: William M. Leiserson Decisions on Microfilm
5619: ACWA Records
5619: ACWA Records
5619/043 AV: ACWA Rochester Joint Board Audio-Visual Materials
5993 mf: ACWA Rochester Joint Board Minutes on Microfilm

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1920
Box 1 Folder 2 1921
Box 1 Folder 3 1922
Box 1 Folder 4 1923
Box 1 Folder 5 1924
Box 1 Folder 6 1925
Box 1 Folder 7 1926
Box 1 Folder 8 1927
Box 1 Folder 9 1928
Box 1 Folder 10 1929
Box 1 Folder 11 1930
Box 1 Folder 12 1931
Box 1 Folder 13 1932
Box 1 Folder 14 1966