Dedication of David Dubinsky Historic Landmark Plaque Digital Records

Collection Number: 6036/107 (d)

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Dedication of David Dubinsky Historic Landmark Plaque Digital Records, 2018
Collection Number:
6036/107 (d)
Creator:
Segal, Ryna Appleton;
Historic Landmarks Preservation Committee of New York
Quantity:
0 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Photograph (digital), speech.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection consists of two digital files documenting the dedication of the David Dubinsky historic landmark plaque in New York City by the Historic Landmarks Preservation Committee. One file contains the speech given by Ryna Appleton Segal, David Dubinsky's granddaughter, at the ceremony; the other is a digital photograph of the plaque taken by Ryna Appleton Segal.
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.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982
Segal, Ryna Appleton
New York (N.Y.). Landmarks Preservation Commission
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

Subjects:
Historic preservation > New York (State) > New York

Form and Genre Terms:
Photograph (digital)
Speech


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
Dedication of David Dubinsky Historic Landmark Plaque Digital Records #6036/107 (d). Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Box 1 Folder 1 2018
Box 1 Folder 2 2018