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Histories of UNITE-HERE and Predecessor Unions


Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA)


A Selective Scholarly Bibliography

 

  • Adler, Robert M. The Rise and Decline of the Men's Clothing Industry of Rochester, New York. Rochester: Porter Associates, 1987.
  • Alexander, Joseph. "Development of Labor Relations in the New York Garment Industry: A Study in Industry-Wide Collective Bargaining in the Local Area Level." Diss. New York University. 1955.
  • Amalgamated Bank of New York. A Series of Pioneering Steps, 1923-1973. New York: [Amalgamated Bank of New York ?], 1973.
  • ---. Celebrating the First Sixty Years: Amalgamated Bank of New York. [New York?: Amalgamated Bank of New York ?], 1983.
  • ---. The Story of a Bank: The Amalgamated Bank of New York, 1923-1963. Published to Mark the 40th Anniversary of a Unique Banking Institution Established by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, in the Interest of Social Progress. New York: The Bank, 1963.
  • Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. "Chicago, 1911-1961: Fifty Years of Industrial Peace at Hart Schaffner & Marx." Reprint from The Advance. January 15, 1961.
  • ---. The Cincinnati Joint Board, A.C.W.A.: A Record of Struggle and Achievement. [Cincinnati: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America], 1928.
  • ---. Ever Forward: Forty Years of Progress: A Short Story. New York: [Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America], 1954.
  • ---. Let's Go Forward! The Story of the Labor Movement and the Cincinnati Joint Board. [Cincinnati: The Cincinnati Joint Board], 1937.
  • ---. Documentary History. 6 vols. [New York?]: The Union, 1914-1916.
  • ---. Ever Forward: Forty Years of Progress. New York: [n.p.], 1955.
  • ---. Amalgamated Housing Corporation. 30 Years of Amalgamated Cooperative Housing, 1927-1957. New York: [n.p.], 1958.
  • ---. The Buffalo Joint Board. The Amalgamated in Buffalo, 1933-1948. [Buffalo: The Buffalo Joint Board], 1948.
  • ---. Chicago Joint Board. It's Your Union: How It Came to Be, What It Is, What It Stands For. [Chicago: The Chicago Joint Board], 1947.
  • ---. New York Joint Board, ACWA. Needle and Thread, 1915-1960. New York: [New York Joint Board], 1960.
  • ---. New York Joint Boards and Local Unions in New York. The Book of the Amalgamated in New York 1914-1940. [New York]: Amalgamated Joint Boards and Local Unions in New York, 1940.
  • ---. Research Department. The Clothing Workers of Chicago, 1910-1922. Chicago: Chicago Joint Board, 1922.
  • ---. Rochester Joint Board. The Amalgamated in Rochester: 1915-1939. Rochester: [Rochester Joint Board ], 1939.
  • ---. South Jersey Joint Board. The Story of the Clothing Workers Union in South Jersey. South Jersey Joint Board, 1938.
  • Amberg, Stephen. "Governing Labor in Modernizing Texas." Social Science History 28.2 (Spring 2004): 145-88.
  • Amberg, Stephen. Varieties of Capitalist Development."  Social Science History 30:2 (Summer 2006): 231-62.
  • Annunziato, Frank R. "Made in New Haven: Unionization and the Shaping of a Clothing Workers' Community." Labor's Heritage 4.4 (1992): 20-33.
  • Asher, Nina. "Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca: Women Clothing Workers and Runaway Shops." A Needle, A Bobbin, A Strike. Eds. Joan M. Jensen and Sue Davidson. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984. 195-226.
  • Argersinger, Jo Ann E. Making the Amalgamated: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Baltimore Clothing Industry, 1899-1939. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
  • ---. "To Discipline an Industry: Workers, Employers, and the ACWA in Baltimore." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association. Chicago, November 1985.
  • Asher, Nina. "Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca: Feminist Trade Unionist, 1894-1946." Diss. Binghamton University. 1982.
  • Bae, Young-soo. "Men's Clothing Workers in Chicago, 1871-1929: Ethnicity, Class and a Labor Union." Diss. Harvard University. 1989.
  • Baker, Christina L. In a Generous Spirit: A First-Person Biography of Myra Page. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996.
  • Barbash, Micah J. "Cracking an Anti-Union Town: The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in Rochester, N.Y., 1913-1938." M.A. Thesis. Pennsylvania State University. 1992.
  • Baum, Morton J. "Maturity in Industrial Relations: A Case Study." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 4 (1951): 257-64.
  • Beck, Bert. A Brief History of the Amalgamated: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC . New York: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1975.
  • Benin, Leigh David. The New Labor Radicalism and New York City's Garment Industry: Progressive Labor Insurgents in the 1960s. New York: Garland, 1999.
  • Bookbinder, Hyman H., et al. To Promote the General Welfare: The Story of the Amalgamated. New York: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1950.
  • Brandes, Joseph. "From Sweatshop to Stability: Jewish Labor Between Two World Wars." YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science 16 (1976): 1-149.
  • Braun, Kurt. Union-Management Cooperation: Experience in the Clothing Industry. Washington: Brookings Institution, 1947.
  • Brecher, Michael. "Pattern of Accommodation in the Men's Garment Industry of Quebec, 1914-1954." Patterns of Industrial Dispute Settlement in Five Canadian Industries. Ed. H. D. Woods. Montreal: McGill University, 1958.
  • Budish, J. M., and George Soule. The New Unionism in the Clothing Industry. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Howe, 1920.
  • Carpenter, Jesse Thomas. Competition and Collective Bargaining in the Needle Trades, 1910-1967. Ithaca: New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1972.
  • Chandler, Margaret K. "Case Study 3: Garment Manufacture." Labor Management Relations in Illini City. Vol. 1. Champaign: University of Illinois, 1953.
  • Chicago Trade and Labor Assembly. New Slavery: Investigation Into the Sweating System as Applied to the Manufacturing of Wearing Apparel. Chicago: Rights of Labor Office, 1891.
  • Collins, George L. The Amalgamated Clothing Workers. Unpublished manuscript. University of Wisconsin, [n.d.]
  • Cooper, Lyle W. "The Clothing Workers' Factory in Milwaukee." Harvard Business Review 9 (1930): 89-100.
  • Cotham, Perry C. Toil, Turmoil, and Triumph: A Portrait of the Tennessee Labor Movement. Franklin, TN: Providence House Publishers, 1995.
  • Coyle, Laurie, Gail Hershatter, and Emily Honig. "Women at Farah: An Unfinished Story." A Needle, A Bobbin, A Strike. Eds. Joan M. Jensen and Sue Davidson. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984. 227-277.
  • Dolkart, Andrew. "Non-Profit Cooperatives in New York City: 1916-1929." Sites 21-22 (1989): 30-42.
  • Dubofsky, Melvyn. "Organized Labor and the Immigrant in New York City, 1900-1918." Labor History 2.2 (Spring 1961): 182-201.
  • Fraser, Steve. "Dress Rehearsal for the New Deal: Shop Floor Insurgents, Political Élites, and Industrial Democracy in the Amalgamated Clothing Workers." Working-Class America: Essays on Labor, Community, and American Society. Eds. Michael H. Frisch and Daniel J. Walkowitz. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983.
  • ---. "From the 'New Unionism' to the New Deal." Labor History 25 (1984): 405-430.
  • ---. Labor Will Rule. New York: Free Press, 1991.
  • ---. "Landsleit and Paesini: Jews and Italians in the Amalgamated Clothing Workers." Struggle a Hard Battle: Essays on Working Class Immigrants. Ed. Dirk Hoerder. DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 1986.
  • ---. "The 'New Unionism' and the New Economic Policy." Work, Community and Power. Eds. James E. Cronin and Carmen Sirianni. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983.
  • ---. "Sidney Hillman." Labor Leaders in Industrial America. Eds. Melvin Dubofsky and Warren Van Tine. Champaign-Urbana: Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1987.
  • ---. "Sidney Hillman and the Origins of the 'New Unionism', 1890-1933." Diss. Rutgers University. 1983.
  • Galenson, Walter. "The Men's Clothing Industry." The CIO Challenge to the AFL: A History of the American Labor Movement, 1935-1941. Ed. Walter Galenson. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1960.
  • Galton, Frank W., ed. The Tailoring Trade: Select Documents Illustrating the History of Trade Unionism. New York: Longmans, Green, 1896.
  • Goldberg, David J. A Tale of Three Cities: Labor Organization and Protest in Paterson, Passaic, and Lawrence, 1916-1921. New Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press, 1989.
  • Garrison, Dee, ed. Rebel Pen: The Writings of Mary Heaton Vorse. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1985.
  • Gouke, Cecil Granville. "The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1940-1960." Diss. New York University. 1966.
  • Gould, Jean. Sidney Hillman: Great American. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1952.
  • ---, ed. Homegrown Liberal: The Autobiography of Charles W. Erwin. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954.
  • Haas, Francis J. Shop Collective Bargaining: A Study of Wage Determination in the Men's Garment Industry. Washington: Catholic University of America, 1922.
  • Haines, Pamela. "Clothing and Textiles: The Departure of an Industry." Community and Capital in Conflict: Plant Closings and Job Loss. Eds. John C. Raines, Lenora E. Berson, and David Gracie. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.
  • Hardman, J. B. S. "The Needle-Trades Unions: A Labor Movement at Fifty." Social Research 27 (1960): 321-58.
  • ---, et al. Fiftieth Anniversary Souvenir History of the New York Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, AFL-CIO, 1914-1964. New York: New York Joint Board, 1964.
  • ---, ed. The Amalgamated: Today and Tomorrow. New York: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1939.
  • ---, and Elden LaMar. The Clothing workers of Philadelphia: History of their Struggles for Union and Security. The Philadelphia Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1948.
  • ---, and Len Giovannitti. Sidney Hillman: Labor Statesman. New York: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1948.
  • Hardy, Jack. The Clothing Workers. New York: International Publishers, 1935.
  • Helfgott, Roy B. "Trade Unionism Among the Jewish Garment Workers of Britain and the United States." Labor History 2 (1961): 202-14.
  • Honig, Emily. "Women at Farah Revisited: Political Mobilization and Its Aftermath Among Chicana Workers in El Paso, Texas, 1972-1992." Feminist Studies 22.2 (1996): 425-452.
  • Howe, Irving. World of Our Fathers. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1976.
  • Jensen, Joan M. "The Great Uprising in Rochester." A Needle, A Bobbin, A Strike. Eds. Joan M. Jensen and Sue Davidson. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984. 94-113.
  • Josephson, Matthew. Sidney Hillman, Statesman of American Labor. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1952.
  • Journeymen Tailors' Union of America. Studies in Trade Unionism in the Custom Tailoring Trade. Bloomington: The Union, 1913.
  • Kessler-Harris, Alice. "The Autobiography of Ann Washington Craton." Signs 1.4 (1976): 1019-37.
  • Khirshbaum, Louis. The Sewing Circle. Los Angeles: De Vorss, 1952.
  • Korman, Gerd. "Ethnic Democracy and Its Ambiguities: The Case of the Needle Trade Unions." American Jewish History 75.4 (1986): 405-26.
  • ---. "New Jewish Politics for an American Labor Leader: Sidney Hillman, 1942-1946." American Jewish History 82.1-4 (1994): 195-213.
  • Kroll, Jack. The Cincinnati Clothing Workers, 1913-1938: A Quarter of a Century of Endeavors and Achievements. [Cincinnati]: Cincinnati Joint Board, ACWA, 1938.
  • Lamar, Elden. The Clothing Workers in Philadelphia: History of Their Struggles for Union and Security. Philadelphia: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Philadelphia Joint Board, 1940.
  • Lamphere, Louise. "Fighting the Piece Rate System: New Dimensions of an Old Problem in the Apparel Industry." Case Studies on the Labor Process. Ed. Andrew Zimbalist. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1979.
  • ---. From Working Daughters to Working Mothers: Immigrant Women in a New England Industrial Community. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.
  • Landay, Donald M. "Union-Management Controls in the Men's Tailored Clothing Industry." Diss. University of Chicago. 1948.
  • Leavitt, Jacqueline. "The Interrelated History of Alternative Housing Tenure: Cooperative and Public Housing from the 1930s to the 1950s." The Hidden History of Cooperatives. Eds. Jacqueline Leavitt and Allan Heskin. Unpublished manuscript. UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Los Angeles. 1992.
  • Lester, Richard, and Edward Robie. "H. Daroff & Sons and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, (CIO)." Constructive Labor Relations. Eds. R. Lester and E. Robie. Princeton, New Jersey: Industrial Relations Department, Princeton University, 1948.
  • Lindsay, Debra. The Clothes Off Our Back: A History of ACTWU 459. Winnipeg, Man.: Manitoba Labour Education Center, 1995.
  • Marcovitz, Lazarus. "Out of Labor's Past: Way Back in Boston." Labor and Nation (January-Febuary 1948): 33-5.
  • Marimpietri, A. D. From These Beginnings: The Making of the Amalgamated. Chicago: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Chicago Joint Board, 1943.
  • Martin, Christopher T. "New Unionism at the Grassroots: The Amalgamated Clothing
  • Mata, Jennifer Rebecca. Creating a Critical Chicana Narrative : Writing the Chicanas at Farah into Labor History. Diss. Washington State University, 2004.
  • Workers of America in Rochester, New York, 1914-29." Labor History 42.3 (2001): 237-53.
  • McCreesh, Carolyn D. On the Picket Line : Militant Women Campaign to Organize Garment Workers: 1880-1917. Microfilm of typescript. Ann Arbor, MI. 1975.
  • McKelvey, Blake. "The Men's Clothing Industry in Rochester History." Rochester History 22.3 (July 1960): 1-32.
  • Miller, Eugene. "Leo Krzycki: Polish American Labor Leader." Polish American Studies 33.2 (1976): 52-64.
  • Mitchell, Broadus. "Industrial Relations in the Men's and Women's Garment Industry." Ed. Colston Warne. Labor in Postwar America. Brooklyn: Remsen Press, 1949.
  • Morgan, Rita. Arbitration in the Men's Clothing Industry in New York City: A Case Study of Industrial Arbitration and Conference Method with Particular Reference to Its Educational Implications. New York: Teachers' College, Columbia University, 1940.
  • Myers, Robert J., and Joseph W. Bloch. "Men's Clothing." How Collective Bargaining Works. Ed. Harry A. Millis. New York: Twentieth Century Fund, 1945.
  • National Industrial Conference Board. Experience with Trade Union Agreements: Clothing Industries. New York: Century, 1921.
  • Neal, Fanny Allen. "The Vote Does Make a Difference." Rocking the Boat : Union Women's Voices, 1915-1975. Eds. Brigid O'Farrell and Joyce Kornbluh. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996.
  • Nelson, Daniel. Unemployment Insurance: The American Experience, 1915-1935. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969.
  • Nestel, Louis P. Labor Relations in the Laundry Industry in Greater New York. New York: Claridge, 1950.
  • Passero, Rosara L. "Ethnicity in the Men's Clothing Industry, 1880-1950: The Italian Experience in Philadelphia." Diss. University of Pennsylvania. 1978.
  • Pastorello, Karen Griffith. "A Power among Them: Bessie Abramowitz Hillman and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America." Diss. State University of New York at Binghamton, 2001.
  • Perlman, Selig. "Jewish-American Unionism: Its Birth Pangs and Contribution to the General American Labor Movement." Publication of the American Jewish Historical Society 41 (June 1952): 297-337.
  • Peterson, Esther. Restless: The Memoirs of Labor and Consumer Activist Esther Peterson. Caring Publications, 1997.
  • Peterson, Esther; Kornbluh, Joyce and O'Farrell, Brigid, eds. "You Can't Giddyup by Saying Whoa: Esther Peterson Remembers Her Organized Labor Years, 1930-1960." Labor's Heritage 5.4 (1994): 38-59.
  • Rayack, Elton. "The Impact of Unionism on Wages in the Men's Clothing Industry, 1911-1956." Labor Law Journal (September 1958): 674-88.
  • Renshaw, Patrick. "Organized Labour and the United States War Economy, 1939-1945." Journal of Contemporary History 21.1 (1986): 3-22.
  • Rivera A. "The Saga of the 'Shirt Capital' of America and the Role of the Amalgamated." Advance 62 (January 1976).
  • Robinson, Dwight D. Collective Bargaining and Market Control in the New York Coat and Suit Industry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1949.
  • Ross, Irwin. "Pins and Needles and Progress." Readers' Digest 86. March 1965: 37-38.
  • Rovere, Richard H. "Sidney Hillman and the Housebroken Workers." The Reporter. February 17, 1953: 36-40.
  • Samuel, Howard D., and Lynne Rhodes. Profile of a Union. New York: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1958.
  • Schaefer, Robert J. "Educational Activities of the Garment Unions, 1890-1948" Diss. Columbia University. 1951.
  • Schlossberg, Joseph. The Rise of the Clothing Workers. New York: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1921.
  • Seidler, Murray. "The Socialist Party and American Unionism." Midwest Journal of Political Science 5.3 (1961): 207-236.
  • Seidman, Joel. The Needle Trades. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1942.
  • Soule, George. Sidney Hillman, Labor Statesman. New York: Macmillan, 1939.
  • Steedman, Mercedes. Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940. Toronto; New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Stein, Leon. "Out of the Sweatshop: A Union." American Federationist 84 (June 1977): 6-14.
  • Stowell, Charles J. The Journeymen Tailors' Union of North America: A Study in Trade Union Policy. Urbana: University of Illinois, 1918.
  • Strong, Earl D. The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Grinnell, IA: Herald Register, 1940.
  • United Housing Foundation. The Story of Amalgamated Warbasse Houses. New York, 1966.
  • Vecoli, Rudolph J. "Anthony Capraro and the Lawrence Strike of 1919." Labor Divided: Race and Ethnicity in United States Labor Struggles, 1835-1960. Eds. Robert Asher and Charles Stephenson. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990.
  • Vural, Leyla F. "Unionism as a Way of Life: The Community Orientation of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union and the Amalgamated Clothing workers of America." Diss. Rutgers State University. 1994.
  • Weiler, N. Sue. "State of the Union: A Brief History of Jewish Involvement In Chicago's Labor Movement from 1886." Western States Jewish History 31.1 (1998): 66-70.
  • Weiler, N. Sue. "Walkout: The Chicago Men's Garment Workers Strike, 1910-1911." Chicago History 8 (Winter 1979): 238-49.
  • Waldinger, Roger D. Through the Eye of the Needle: Immigrants and Enterprise in New York's Garment Trades. New York: New York University Pess, 1986.
  • Wolman, Leo, et. al. The Clothing Workers of Chicago, 1910-1922. Chicago: Chicago Joint Board, ACWA, 1922.
  • Youtsler, James S. Labor's Wage Policies in the Twentieth Century. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1956. Chapter 6: "The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America."
  • Zaretz, Charles, E. The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America: A Study in Progressive Trades Unionism. New York: Ancon, 1934.