Joint Board Cloakmakers and Dressmakers Union and Joint Board Furriers Union. Unity. March 25, 1927-April 27, 1928 (weekly).

Collection Number: 6036/074

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Joint Board Cloakmakers and Dressmakers Union and Joint Board Furriers Union. Unity. March 25, 1927-April 27, 1928 (weekly)., 1927-1928
Collection Number:
6036/074
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Joint Board Cloakmakers and Dressmakers Union Joint Board Furriers Union
Quantity:
0.67 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Periodical.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection consists of a Yiddish weekly published by the Joing Board Cloakmakers and Dressmakers Union and the Joint Board Furriers Union.
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

"Unity" was a Jewish labor weekly published every Friday by the Unity Committee of the Joint Board Cloakmakers and Dressmakers Union and the Joint Furriers Union. This collection is composed of of volume 1 and a portion of volume 2. Volume 1, No. 1 begins on March 25, 1927 and ends with No. 35 from December 16, 1927. Volume 2, No. 1 begins on February 24, 1928 and ends with No. 6 from April 27, 1928. The publication is written in Yiddish.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. -- Local 22 (New York, N.Y.) -- Archives.
Furriers Joint Council of New York -- Archives.

Subjects:
Clothing workers -- Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
Textile workers -- Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.

Form and Genre Terms:
Periodicals.


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Cite As:
Joint Board Cloakmakers and Dressmakers Union and Joint Board Furriers Union. Unity. March 25, 1927-April 27, 1928 (weekly). #6036/074. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
5780 PUBS: ILGWU. Publications
5780/125: ILGWU. Newspapers
5780/169: ILGWU. Local publications

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1927-1928