ILGWU Publications.

Collection Number: 6036/075

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ILGWU Publications., 1892-1980
Collection Number:
6036/075
Creator:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Books, articles, reports, publications.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection consists of various publications
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

Included are publications collected or published by the union. Many are articles in magazines and journals, there are some industry studies, as well as anniverary editions for the union.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union


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 Publications. #6036/075. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5780 PUBS: ILGWU. Publications
6036/004: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. 75th Anniversary Proclamation from a variety of sources. 1975.