Impartial Chairman, Decisions. Coat and Suit Industry.

Collection Number: 6036/015

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Impartial Chairman, Decisions. Coat and Suit Industry., 1924-1962
Collection Number:
6036/015
Creator:
Impartial Chairman of the Coat and Suit Industry
Quantity:
4 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Articles, reprints, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection consists of decisions by the Impartial Chairman of the Coat and Suit Industry from 1924 to 1962, as well as some transcripts, memoranda, and other files related to hearings before the chairman.
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).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Important disputes in the garment industry were submitted to a permanent Board of Arbitration who would hand down final decisions. On January 24, 1914, the Board of Arbitration created a Committee on Immediate Action that consisted of chief clerks as well as an Impartial Chairman, whose job was to arbitrate all disputes that the clerks were unable to settle and supervise labor conditions. This collection contains the decisions of the Impartial Chairman of the Coat and Suit Industry in New York City. The collection consists of the bound summaries of decisions and complaints that came before the Impartial Chairman and include the case name, brief descriptions, and the board decision. The cases are individually numbered and arranged by year beginning in 1924 and ending in 1962. Also included is a complete transcript of a hearing. The bound decisions in the later years are particularly helpful as they contain an index for the cases according to subject. Through the years there were a number of Impartial Chairmen who are identified on the cases and include (along with the dates of their decisions in the collection): Raymond V. Ingersoll (1924-1931), George W. Alger (1932-1935), Sol A. Rosenblatt (1931-1962), James J. Walker (1940-1945), Harry L. Hopkins (1945-1946), and Charles Poletti (1946).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Ingersoll, Raymond V.
Alger, George W. -- (George William), -- b.1872.
Rosenblatt, Sol A., -- b.1900.
Walker, James J.
Hopkins, Harry L.
Poletti, Charles.
Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manufacturers' Protective Association (New York, N.Y.)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union -- Archives.

Subjects:
Clothing trade -- Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
Collective labor agreements -- Clothing industry -- New York (State) -- New York.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
Impartial Chairman, Decisions. Coat and Suit Industry. #6036/015. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
5780/081: ILGWU. Legal Department records
6036/017: Impartial Chairman, Decisions, Dress Industry NYC Harry Uviller.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1924-1929
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 2 1924-1931
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 3 1932-1938
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 4 1931-1935
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 5 1935-1937
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 6 1937-1938
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 7 1939
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 8 1940
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 9 1940-1941
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 10 1942-1946
Bound volume
Box 1 Folder 11 1945
Box 1 Folder 12 1946
Box 1 Folder 13 1947-1948
Bound volume. May 4, 1947-May 31, 1948.
Box 1 Folder 14 1948-1949
Bound volume. June 1, 1948-May 31, 1949.
Box 2 Folder 1 1949-1950
Bound volume. June 1, 1949-May 31, 1950.
Box 2 Folder 2 1950-1951
Bound volume. June 1, 1950-May 31, 1951.
Box 2 Folder 3 1951-1952
Bound volume. June 1, 1951-May 31, 1952.
Box 2 Folder 4 1952-1953
Bound volume. June 1, 1952-May 31, 1953.
Box 2 Folder 5 1953-1954
Bound volume. June 1, 1953-May 31, 1954.
Box 2 Folder 6 1954-1955
Bound volume, part 1. June 1, 1954-May 31, 1955.
Box 3 Folder 1 1954-1955
Bound volume, part 2. June 1, 1954-May 31, 1955.
Box 3 Folder 2 1955-1956
Bound volume, part 1. June 1, 1955-May 31, 1956.
Box 3 Folder 3 1955-1956
Bound volume, part 2. June 1, 1955-May 31, 1956.
Box 3 Folder 4 1956-1957
Bound volume. June 1, 1956-May 31, 1957.
Box 3 Folder 5 1957-1958
Bound volume. June 1, 1957-May 31, 1958.
Box 3 Folder 6 1958-1959
Bound volume. June 1, 1958-May 31, 1959.
Box 4 Folder 1 1959-1960
Bound volume. June 1, 1959-May 31, 1960.
Box 4 Folder 2 1960-1961
Bound volume. June 1, 1960-May 31, 1961.
Box 4 Folder 3 1961-1962
Bound volume. June 1, 1961-May 31, 1962.