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International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), U.S. labor union formed in 1900 by the amalgamation of seven local unions.
At the turn of the century most of the workers in the garment industry were Jewish immigrants, whose attempts at organization were hampered by clashes between anarchists and socialists; this heritage of strife was carried over into the ILGWU, and in its early years many members were sympathetic to various radical movements.
Although that concept was in sharp contrast to the radical trade-union philosophy then prevailing among garment workers, it served as a model of cooperation between labor and management.
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 International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America --  Britannica Student ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
When the ILGWU was formed in 1900, most of its members were Jewish immigrants employed in sweatshops—i.e., small manufacturing establishments that employed workers under unfair and unsanitary conditions.
The union grew out of an agreement reached in 1936 between the newly formed Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO; later the Congress of Industrial Organizations) and the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers, an older union that had failed in...
It was formed in 1976 by the merger of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA), a large union representing workers in the men's clothing industry, with the Textile Workers Union of America, a smaller union founded in 1939.
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 International Ladies Garment Workers Union on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
(ILGWU), former U.S. labor union formed in 1900 by the amalgamation of seven local unions.
At that point the union launched two spectacular and successful mass strikes (1909-11) in the garment district of New York City.
Union membership trends: a study of the Garment Workers.
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 AFSCME LaborLinks: Women's Labor History
Helen Marot — executive secretary of the WTUL New York branch; leader in the Bookkeepers, Stenographers and Accountants Union and the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union; author of the Handbook of Labor Literature and American Labor Unions.
Agnes Nestor — founder of the International Glove Workers Union and officer from 1903 to 1938
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union organizer in the 1930s; first African-American business agent in the ILGWU; first African-American woman to represent the AFL internationally.
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 Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: New Online Archive of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union
Drawn from among the 350,000 labor union and work photographs held by the Kheel Center, the images in this database may be browsed or searched at http://www.laborphotos.cornell.edu.
The Labor Photos database consists of images of work, union activities and important events in American 20th Century labor history, and is regularly augmented with photographs from the Center's varied collections.
Strengths include the definitive historical records of fourteen international unions including those of the ILGWU, its sister union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, and their ultimate successor, UNITE HERE (http://www.unitehere.org).
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