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This selection of meeting minutes document a few critical moments in the history of the ILGWU-the union's founding, its push to join central labor bodies, its continued support of the Liberal Party, and the passing of President Benjamin Schlesinger in 1932.

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August 19, 1919 meeting of the General Executive Board

Discusses the cloakmakers' strike in Toronto, how Vice-President Koldofsky suggested ending the strike but that the workers decided to continue. The board voted in favor of providing $3000 per week to support the strikers. Includes a draft of a letter to all local unions encouraging them to join central labor bodies.

Kheel Center call number: 5780/016, box 1, folder 5

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