Union Broadside in Yiddish, Italian and English

Union Broadside in Yiddish, Italian and English

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In the early 1900s, union organizers overcame the seemingly impossible task of uniting employees in factories and small scattered shops. Surmounting ethnic divisions and hostile owners, workers built lasting labor unions within the major divisions of the garment industry. The International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union organized women’s and children’s apparel workers; the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America focused on men’s clothing employees; and the United Garment Workers of America centered primarily on makers of work clothing.
With President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation granting unions legal protection to organize, membership in needle trade unions rose to more than 400,000 out of a garment industry work force of more than 600,000 in 1934.
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May 3, 1916
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United States: New York, New York City
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United States: New York, New York City
overall: 17 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 44.45 cm x 29.21 cm
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International Ladies Garment Workers Union
Textile Processing and Production
Labor Unions
Strikes and Boycotts
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