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Announcements

"Sing me a Song with Social Significance"

June 26, 2014

Edna Gerber sings in the musical revue Pins and Needles, circa 1937

Members of the ILGWU starred in the musical comedy revue "Pins & Needles."
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The ILGWU Internationally

June 23, 2014

ILGWU Canada

Learn about the "International" part of the ILGWU and its history in Canada.
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The ILGWU Across the USA

June 16, 2014

Baseball Team

Learn about the work of the union in different areas of the country. Today--Chicago.
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The ILGWU Across the USA

June 10, 2014

Costumed ILG members in Cleveland

Learn about the work of the union in different areas of the country. Today--Cleveland.
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Happy Anniversary to the ILGWU

June 3, 2014

Delegates at Convention

On this day, 114 years ago, the ILGWU was founded.
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The ILGWU Across the USA

May 27, 2014

Masquerade and Costume Ball of the San Francisco Joint Board

Learn about the work of the union in different areas of the country. Today--San Francisco
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The ILGWU Across the USA

May 20, 2014

Los Angeles Cloak Joint Board

Learn about the work of the union in different areas of the country. Today--Los Angeles
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Look for the Union Label

February 18, 2014

union label

A new Union Label timeline assists those interested in dating vintage clothes.
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A Lady Vanishes

January 21, 2014

Information from a manuscript on the disappearance of Juliet Stuart Poyntz
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Murder, Mayhem and the Mob!

December 2, 2013

See a screening of the film "The Garment Jungle" about the ILGWU and racketeering.
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ILGWU Cooperative Housing

July 22, 2013

ILGWU Cooperative Housing

Penn South has provided 50 years of affordable housing in New York City.
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Hall of Fame Induction

May 13, 2013

Evy Dubrow

Evelyn Dubrow to be inducted into the Labor's International Hall of Fame on May 16, 2013
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Celebrate May Day!

April 25, 2013

May Day Rally

Events and activities to commemorate May Day at the Kheel Center and Catherwood Library on May 1, 2013.
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Celebrate Women's History Month

March 26, 2013

Rose Pesotta

Learn about the remarkable women of the ILGWU. Fourth in the series--Rose Pesotta.
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Celebrate Women's History Month

March 19, 2013

Maida Springer Kemp

Learn about the remarkable women of the ILGWU. Third in the series--Maida Springer Kemp.
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Celebrate Women's History Month

March 11, 2013

Pauline Newman

Learn about the remarkable women of the ILGWU. Second in the series--Pauline Newman.
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Celebrate Women's History Month

March 4, 2013

Jennie Matyas Charters

Learn about the remarkable women of the ILGWU. First in the series--Jennie Matyas Charters
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Academy Award Nominated Film!

February 22, 2013

Opening premiere of film With These Hands

Did you know that the ILGWU produced a motion picture documenting the first 50 years of the union? Come see it February 27 at 5:00 in 105 Ives.
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Not Guilty!

November 1, 2012

The Seven Accused Cloakmakers

During the strike of 1910, a garment worker was murdered in the street. Five years later officers and members of the ILGWU were falsely accused of the crime in what was known as the "Trial of the Seven Cloakmakers."
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Do You Know Yiddish?

September 26, 2012

The Ladies' Garment Worker, June 1916

We are looking for members of the Yiddish speaking community to help translate journals and newspapers.
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Updated Guides Now Available

September 7, 2012

ILGWU International Headquarters in New York City

Updated guides are now available online. The guides for certain collections have been expanded to include a more detailed description of the records to further assist researchers.
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The Chinatown Struggle of 1982

July 27, 2012

Members of ILGWU Local 23-25 march through Chinatown

Thirty years ago, in the summer of 1982, the members of Local 23-25 staged massive rallies and a successful strike in Chinatown to support the signing of the new union contract.
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Summer Fun at Unity House

May 30, 2012

Main gate at Unity House, Forest Park, Pennsylvania

The start of the summer season brings memories of Unity House, the all-inclusive resort run by the ILGWU for the members to enjoy. Read more about the history and amenities offered by this vacation get away.
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