ILGWU Local 62-32 Agreements

Collection Number: 5780/089

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU Local 62-32 Agreements, 1966-1986
Collection Number:
5780/089
Creator:
Stein, Leon. Local 62-32;
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
Quantity:
5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection includes collective bargaining agreements of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Local 62-32, Intimate Apparel, Embroidery, Belt and Allied Workers Local.
Language:
Collection material in English


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 62-32 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), also known as the Intimate Apparel, Embroidery, Belt and Allied Workers Local, was based in New York, New York. 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.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 62 (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 32 (Winnipeg, Man.)

Subjects:
Women's clothing industry--United States.
Women's clothing industry--New York (State)--New York.
Women's clothing industry--Manitoba--Winnipeg.
Clothing workers--Labor unions--United States.
Clothing workers--Labor unions--New York (State)--New York.
Clothing workers--Labor unions--Manitoba--Winnipeg.
Collective bargaining--Clothing workers--United States.
Collective bargaining--Clothing workers--New York (State)--New York.
Collective bargaining--Clothing workers--Manitoba--Winnipeg.
Clothing workers--United States.
Clothing workers--New York (State)--New York.
Clothing workers--Manitoba--Winnipeg.
Industrial relations--United States.
Industrial relations--New York (State)--New York.
Industrial relations--Manitoba--Winnipeg.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


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 Local 62-32 Agreements #5780/089. 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 1966-1969
Box 1 Folder 2 1966-1969
Box 1 Folder 3 1969-1972
Box 1 Folder 4 1969-1972
Box 1 Folder 5 1969-1972
Box 1 Folder 6 1969-1972
Box 1 Folder 7 1972-1975
Box 1 Folder 8 1972-1975
Box 1 Folder 9 1972-1975
Box 1 Folder 10 1972-1975
Box 1 Folder 11 1972-1975
Box 1 Folder 12 1972-1975
Box 1 Folder 13 1972-1975
Box 1 Folder 14 1972-1975
Box 2 Folder 1 1972
Box 2 Folder 2 1972
Box 2 Folder 3 1972
Box 2 Folder 4 1972
Box 2 Folder 5 1972
Box 2 Folder 6 1972
Box 2 Folder 7 1972
Box 2 Folder 8 1972
Box 2 Folder 9 1972
Box 2 Folder 10 1972
Box 2 Folder 11 1972
Box 3 Folder 1 1973
Box 3 Folder 2 1973
Box 3 Folder 3 1974
Box 3 Folder 4 1974
Box 3 Folder 5 1975
Box 3 Folder 6 1975
Box 3 Folder 7 1975
Box 3 Folder 8 1975
Box 3 Folder 9 1975
Box 3 Folder 10 1975
Box 3 Folder 11 1975
Box 3 Folder 12 1975
Box 4 Folder 1 1975
Box 4 Folder 2 1975
Box 4 Folder 3 1975
Box 4 Folder 4 1975
Box 4 Folder 5 1976
Box 4 Folder 6 1977
Box 4 Folder 7 1978
Box 4 Folder 8 1978
Box 4 Folder 9 1978
Box 4 Folder 10 1978
Box 4 Folder 11 1978
Box 4 Folder 12 1978
Box 5 Folder 1 1978
Box 5 Folder 2 1978
Box 5 Folder 3 1978
Box 5 Folder 4 1978
Box 5 Folder 5 1978
Box 5 Folder 6 1978
Box 5 Folder 7 1978
Box 5 Folder 8 1978-1979
Box 5 Folder 9 1980
Box 5 Folder 10 1981
Box 5 Folder 11 1976-1980
Box 5 Folder 12 1985-1986