ACTWU Fall River Local Minute Books on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5665 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ACTWU Fall River Local Minute Books on Microfilm, 1949-1977
Collection Number:
5665 mf
Creator:
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU)
Quantity:
1 microfilm reel
Forms of Material:
Minute books, microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Microfilm copies of ACTWU minute books
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America was a United States labor union known for its support for "social unionism" and progressive political causes. Led by Sidney Hillman for its first thirty years, it helped found the Congress of Industrial Organizations. It merged with the Textile Workers Union of America in 1976 to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, which merged with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union in 1995 to create the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). UNITE merged in 2004 with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) in 2004 to create a new union known as UNITE HERE. After a bitter internal dispute in 2009, the majority of the UNITE side of the union, along with some of the disgruntled HERE locals left UNITE HERE, and formed a new union named Workers United, Led by former UNITE president Bruce Raynor.
Local 377 is based in Fall River, Massachusetts.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

A negative copy is available upon request.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

Subjects:
Clothing workers--Labor unions--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minute books.
Microfilm.


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:
ACTWU Fall River Local Minute Books on Microfilm #5665 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
Amalgamted Clothing Workers Records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Reel 1 Item 1
positive