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Abstract Charles Lang was involved with the efforts of the Federation of Union Representatives (FOUR) to become a legal bargaining agent for International Ladies Garment Workers Union staff employees. His papers primarily reflect the efforts of FOUR to gain ILGWU recognition and to a lesser extent, Mr. Lang's participation in civic and community affairs.
Abstract Martin Rogoff served as a bargaining agent for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and was active in the formation of the Federation of Union Representatives (FOUR). Mr. Rogoff’s papers document the attempted formation of FOUR. Additional information regarding FOUR may be found in the personal papers of Charles Lang.
Abstract Robert Rossi was a union organizer who worked with the IWW and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also involved with Students for a Democratic Society during the Vietnam War. His papers show the IWW’s efforts to organize and secure a contract for the workers at an Ann Arbor bookstore called the University Cellar in 1979. There are also materials about organization and negotiation efforts by the ILGWU for Pennsylvania garment workers....
Abstract In the 1970s, the Program on Women and Work, a unit of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), a jointly administered body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, coordinated an oral history project to document the lives and work of women active in the labor movement from 1900 through 1970. Joyce L. Kornbluh of ILIR served as project director. Many interviewers conducted interviews with participants across the United State. This project, "The Twentieth...
Abstract The first Connecticut member of the Newspaper Guild and a founding officer of the Connecticut State Industrial Union Council, William Cahn worked as a writer and graphic artist. His work includes the award-winning labor history campaign sponsored by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU), and extensive journalistic coverage of the rise of industrial unionism during the Depression. Mr. Cahn’s papers document his interest in labor issues, including the ILGWU advertising...