ILGWU Local 262 Minutes

Collection Number: 5780/025

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU Local 262 Minutes, 1943-1967
Collection Number:
5780/025
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
Quantity:
3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Consists of minutes from Local 262's Executive Board, Membership, Pressers Branch, and Welfare Fund Committee meetings.
Language:
Collection material in English, French


ILGWU ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union was once one of the largest labor unions in the United States founded in 1900 by local union delegates representing about 2,000 members in cities in the northeastern United States. It was one of the first U.S. Unions to have a membership consisting of mostly females, and it played a key role in the labor history of the 1920s and 1930s. The union is generally referred to as the "ILGWU" or the "ILG". The ILGWU grew in geographical scope, membership size, and 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. The ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in 1995 to form the Union of Needle trades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). UNITE merged with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) in 2004 to create a new union known as UNITE HERE. The two unions that formed UNITE in 1995 represented only 250,000 workers between them, down from the ILGWU's peak membership of 450,000 in 1969.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Local 262 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), also known as the Union de la Robe or the Dressmakers Union, was based in Montreal, Quebec.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 262 (Montreal (Quebec))

Subjects:
Women's clothing industry--United States.
Women's clothing industry--Quebec (Province)--Montreal.
Labor unions--Clothing workers--United States.
Labor unions--Clothing workers--Quebec (Province)--Montreal.
Clothing workers--United States.
Clothing workers--Quebec (Province)--Montreal.
Industrial relations--United States.
Industrial relations--Quebec (Province)--Montreal.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
ILGWU Local 262 Minutes #5780/025. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780/026: ILGWU Local 315 Minutes
5780/027: ILGWU Local 205 Minutes
5780/028: ILGWU Montreal locals Minutes
5780/029: ILGWU Montreal Dress Joint Board Minutes
5780/030: ILGWU Montreal Joint Council Minutes
5780/116: ILGWU Montreal Joint Board Records
5780/117: ILGWU Quebec Joint Council Records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1943-1963
English and French. Attendance sheets, Executive, Joint Board, and General Membership meetings
Box 1 Folder 2 1946
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 1 Folder 3 1947-1949
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 1 Folder 4 1950-1951
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 1 Folder 5 1952-1953
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 1 Folder 6 1954-1955
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 2 Folder 1 1956-1957
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings, and Business Agent Reports
Box 2 Folder 2 1958-1959
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 2 Folder 3 1960-1961
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 2 Folder 4 1962-1963
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 2 Folder 5 1964-1965
English and French. Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 2 Folder 6 1966-1967
English and French. Attendance sheets, Membership and Executive Meetings
Box 3 Folder 1
French. Meeting minutes and attendance sheets