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VI. Records of joint boards and local unions, 1914-1970. [series]:
These records document the early years of the union, especially its organizing campaigns in the major clothing manufacturing centers in the U.S. and Canada. Among the most significant struggles outlined here are the bitter fight to organize the Nash Clothing Company in Cincinnati in the 1920s, organizing efforts in New York City, and the effort in the 1930s and 40s to organize shirt and pants workers in Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Connecticut. There is also documentation of working conditions in the men's clothing industry, particularly in Chicago.

Other topics covered include the investigation of corrupt practices in the New York Joint Board, arbitration, alleged Communist activity with the ACWU in New York City, strikes and other labor disputes, and local and joint board administrative matters. Significant figures and organizations include Sidney Hillman and Joseph Schlossberg, and the firms Hart, Schaffner & Marx and Nash Clothing Company.

 
A. Records of joint boards and local unions, 1914-1930. [subseries]:
  37  
Baltimore, D.C. #3 Minutes (1915-19) plus bound volume
  37  
Baltimore D.C. #3 correspondence and papers re Sonneborn Strike and organizing Sonneborn Company, 1915-16
  38  
Baltimore Local 15 (Clothing Cutters and Trimmers) 1917 strike
  38  
Baltimore Local 52 (Examiners and Bushelmen's Union) 1919
  38  
Baltimore Local 117 (Vestmakers Union) 1917-19
  38  
Baltimore Local 170 and Local 244 (Buttonhole Makers) 1914-15
  38  
Baltimore Local 218 (Lithuanian Local) 1920
  38  
Boston Joint Board, 1914-20
  38  
Boston Local 181, 1920
  38  
Buffalo Joint Board (1915-30), correspondence and organizing leaflets re 1923 strike
  38  
Chicago Joint Board (correspondence) 1914-17
  38  
Chicago Joint Board (correspondence) 1920-30
  38  
Chicago Joint Board (Miscellaneous papers, membership, by-laws, Stephen Skala, "Story of the Great Organizing Campaign in Chicago") 1915-19
  38  
Chicago 1915 Strike (Statement by Sidney Hillman, organizing leaflets, ACWA's official strike report)
  38  
Chicago Board of Arbitration agreement between ACWA and Chicago Clothing Manufacturers, 1921
  38  
Chicago. Agreements, 1914-25; Hart-Schaffner and Marx labor agreements, 1914-16; Chicago Clothing contract, 1919-21, 1925
  39  
Chicago Joint Board. Hearings. Illinois State Committee Hearings. Chicago Clothing Strike, 1910
  39  
Chicago Joint Board. Hearings. Proceedings of the Special Committee of the City Council of Chicago in the matter of the Garment Makers' Strike, 1915
  39  
Conditions in the Men's Clothing Industry. U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor, June 1921
  40  
Chicago Arbitration Proceedings, 1920-23
  40  
Chicago. Agreement between Clothing Manufacturers of Chicago and ACWA establishing Unemployment Insurance Fund, 1923
  40  
Chicago Joint Board. Miscellaneous printed material, broadsides, organizing leaflets
  40  
Chicago. Lithuanian Local 6, 1917
  40  
Chicago Cloak Makers Union #18, 1915; Ladies Waist and Dressmakers Union #25, 1917
  40  
Chicago Local 39, Italian Local (1911-19) correspondence and minutes. See Also: Minute Book - oversize (Bd. vol. on shelf between Bx. 40-41)
  40  
Chicago Local 269. Resolution by Lithuanian Local protest against dues increase from $.80 to $1.25; Local 271, Cloth Examiners and Spongers, 1921; Local 275
  40  
Chicago. Cutters Joint Board. Minutes, Hart-Schaffner and Marx, 1912-13
  40  
Cincinnati Joint Board. general correspondence, 1914-29
  40  
Cincinnati Joint Board (Nash Clothing Company organizing campaign) 1925-27 includes Sidney Hillman's correspondence with Edward Keating
  40  
Cincinnati Joint Board (Nash Clothing Company organizing campaign) printed material and clippings includes the Nash Journal - 1927
  40  
Childrens Clothing Joint Board, 1915-23
  40  
Cleveland Joint Board, 1920-26
  41  
Coat Tailors, Operators and Pressers Union (Brooklyn) 1917
  41  
Connecticut Joint Board, 1918-20
  41  
Hamilton, Ontario Local 210, 1920-28
  41  
Indianapolis, Indiana (1919) Kahn Tailoring Strike
  41  
Journeymen Tailors Union #5
  41  
Joliette, P.Q., 1920
  41  
Lapel Makers Local 161 (Resolution opposing World War I) 1917
  41  
Lithuanian Local of Brooklyn, 1917
  41  
Louisville, Kentucky, Local 180 (Minutes and other papers, 1917-18
  41  
Lynn, Mass. "Memorandum on the Cooperative Shop" 1920
  41  
Milwaukee Joint Board. Joseph Schlossberg's correspondence with Leo Krzycki re 1916 organizing campaign and strike; open shop campaign, legal papers, 1916-30
  41  
Montreal Joint Board, 1916-36
  41  
New Jersey Joint Board (1916-25)
  41  
New York Joint Board (1913-20), correspondence and weekly report of Manager, David Wolf; Louis Hollander's statement "Dissatisfaction against UGW"
  41  
New York Clothing Cutters, 1918
  41  
New York Local 5. Left-right split - Weiner-Pollack trial to investigate charges that these clothing workers were members of the Communist Party and disloyal to the ACWA, 1927
  41  
New York Children's Jacket Makers Local #10, 1916
  41  
New York Local 12. Meeting of investigation against Max Kaplan being accused of acting as a spy (August 5, 1916) includes letters by Sidney Hillman commenting on the case.
  41  
New York Local 19, 1923
  41  
New York Local 40 (Pants Makers Union) 1916-20
  41  
New York Local 54-58, 1920
  41  
New York Italian Local #63, 1918
  41  
New York Local 80 (Custom Pants Makers) 1920
  41  
New York Local 103 (Russian Polish Clothing Workers, 1923
  41  
New York Local 156 & 169 (Operators & Washable Jacket and Pants Makers Union) 1928
  41  
New York Local 176, 1920
  41  
New York Local 244, 1916
  42  
New York. The Great Lockout. December 8, 1920 - June 8, 1921 (correspondence, reports on negotiations)
  42  
New York. The Great Lockout (newspaper clippings, printed material, chronology. Mary Vorse "What the Lockout Means"
  42  
New York. City Lockout. Legal Papers. Supreme Court Case, 1921
  42  
New York. International Tailoring Strike, 1925
  42  
New York Joint Board (minutes, fragments, 1916-21) "Survey of the N.Y. Clothing Industry" 1919
  42  
New York Joint Board Corruption. Investigation Committee hearings, June-August, 1921
  42  
New York Joint Board Corruption. Investigation Committee hearings (transcript December 15, 1921)
  42  
New York Joint Board Corruption. Investigation Committee hearings (transcript December 16, 1921)
  42  
New York Joint Board Corruption. Investigation Committee hearings (transcript December 17, 1921)
  43  
New York Childrens Joint Corruption hearings, October 1923
  43  
New York Bar Association Conference, 1919. Report of the Conference held at the Bar Association January 17, 1919 between representatives of the American Men's and Boy's Clothing Manufacturers and the ACWA.
  44  
New York Bar Association Conference Report (continued) general correspondence, 1914-25
  44  
Philadelphia Joint Board. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, and organizing leaflets, 1920-29
  44  
Philadelphia Joint Board (minutes) 1925
  44  
Philadelphia Local Union correspondence, 1914-25
  44  
Pittsburgh Local 86, 1920
  44  
Rochester Joint Board, general correspondence, 1916-30
  44  
Rochester Joint Board. Research Department. Reports on membership, work stoppages, family size, 1923-30
  44  
Rochester Joint Board. 1921 arbitration hearings before William Leiserson
  44  
Rochester Joint Board, 1925 strike
  45  
Rochester Joint Board. Printed material and organizing leaflets including the Quality Journal issued by the employees of the Hickey Freeman Company (1923) and Amalgamated Bulletin issued by Joint Board's Educational Department (1920-21)
  45  
Rochester Locals 157 and 202. correspondence - appeal to Lithuanian Tailors
  45  
Rochester Joint Board. Minutes. October 31, 1918
  45  
St. Louis, Local 105 & Journeymen Tailors, correspondence, 1925
  45  
San Francisco Local 266, correspondence and minutes, 1925
  45  
Scranton, PA., 1918
  45  
Shirtmakers Joint Board, correspondence, 1920 and report of manager, Aldo Cursi, May 24, 1923
  45  
Springfield, Mass., Local 184, 1920
  45  
Streator, Illinois, 1920
  45  
Toronto Joint Board. correspondence, 1915-1925
  45  
Toronto Joint Board. Appeal of James Blugerman to G.E.B., 1926
  45  
Twin Cities Joint Board (Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN) correspondence, 1920-22
  45  
Utica, N.Y., Local 104, 1919
  45  
Vestmakers Joint Board, 1925
  45  
Worcester, Mass., Local 174, n.d.
  45  
Unidentified local union minutes, 1918
 
B. Papers of joint boards and local unions, 1914-1930. [subseries]:
  45A  
Baltimore, 1914-25
  46  
Boston, 1914-20
  46  
Bridgeport, Local 223, 1920
  47  
Buffalo, N.Y., 1918-23
  47  
Chicago, 1914-15
  47  
Chicago, Tailors' Industrial Union, 1915
  47  
Chicago, 1916
  48  
Chicago, 1917-25
  49  
Cincinnati, 1914-25
  49  
Cleveland, 1916-18
  50  
Cleveland, 1919-23
  50  
Columbus, Ohio, 1917
  50  
Connecticut Joint Board, 1920
  50  
Detroit, 1918
  50  
Hamilton, Ontario, 1916-20
  50  
Indianapolis, 1919
  50  
Joliette, Quebec, 1920
  50  
London (Canada) 1920
  50  
Los Angeles, 1920-23
  50  
Louisville, Kentucky, 1918-20
  51  
Lynn, Mass., Local 154, 1918
  51  
Milwaukee, 1917-20
  51  
Montreal, 1914-20
  51  
Newark, Local 24, 1925
  51  
New Haven, Local 220, 1920-25
  51  
New York Joint Board, 1915-18
  51  
New York Children's Clothing Joint Board, 1915-18
  51  
New York Clothing Cutters and Trimmers, 1917
  51  
New York Local 244, 1916
  51  
New York (miscellaneous locals) 1918
  52  
New York Joint Board, 1920
  52  
New York Local 20, 1920
  52  
New York Shirtmakers Joint Board, 1920
  52  
New York Joint Board (1920 lockout)
  52  
New York, 1923
  52  
New York Children's Clothing Workers Joint Board, 1920-23
  52  
Norwich, Ct., 1918
  52  
Philadelphia Joint Board, 1914-18
  53  
Philadelphia Joint Board, 1919-25
  53  
Pittsburgh Joint Board, 1918-20
  53  
Red Bank, N.J., 1918
  53  
Rochester Joint Board, 1914-15
  54  
Rochester Joint Board, 1916-25
  55  
St. Louis Joint Board, 1913-25
  55  
Scranton, Pa., 1918-20
  55  
Springfield, Mass., Local 184, 1920
  55  
Streator, Illinois, 1920
  55  
Syracuse, N.Y., 1914-20
  55  
Toronto Joint Board, 1915-20
  56  
Toronto Joint Board, 1923-25
  56  
Trenton, N.J., 1925
  56  
Troy, N.Y., 1920
  56  
Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.) Joint Board, 1920
  56  
Utica, N.Y., 1919
  56  
Utica, N.Y. (Local 104) 1920
  56  
Vineland, N.J., 1917-23
  56  
Woodbine, N.J., 1918
  56  
Worcester, Mass., Local 174, 1917-20
 
C. Records of joint boards and local unions, 1931-1970. [subseries]:
  57  
Albany, N.Y. Joint Board organizing the Shirt Workers, 1937-39
  57  
Allentown, Pa., 1936-40
  57  
Atlanta, Georgia (1938-39) Shirt Workers' organizing campaign
  57  
Baltimore Joint Board. Correspondence with Ulisse De Dominicis, Manager re organizing Baltimore's Pants Shops, 1936-39
  57  
Baltimore Joint Board (organizing leaflets) 1930
  57  
Baltimore Joint Board. Extracts from Hearing of Garment Workers conducted by Dr. Jacob H. Hollander in Baltimore, October 13, 1932
  57  
Boston Joint Board. Correspondence of Manager Joseph Salerno, 1936-41
  57  
Buffalo Joint Board, 1937-40
  57  
Button Division. Correspondence of Local 289 (Muscatine, Iowa) President Vernon Dale, 1941
  57  
Chicago Joint Board (miscellaneous correspondence) 1931-51
  58  
Cincinnati Joint Board. Correspondence of Manager Jack Kroll re Shirt Workers organizing campaign, 1935-41
  58  
Cleveland Joint Board. Correspondence of Manager Ben Peppercorn, 1941-42
  58  
Cleaners and Dyers (1937) Julius Cohen, secretary
  58  
Dallas, Texas (summary of organizing tactics) 1940
  58  
Davenport, Iowa, Local 264, 1937
  58  
Delaware and Maryland Joint Board (Shirt Workers Local 237) 1937
  58  
Elizabeth, N.J., Local 126, 1939-40
  58  
Fall River, Mass. Supplementary Statement to Arbitrator on issues involved in dispute between Amalgamated Clothing Workers and Anderson Little Company, December 4, 1945
  58  
Ft. Wayne, Indiana Local 146. Letter from Dorothy Palmer to Joseph Schlossberg, February, 1937
  58  
Glove Workers correspondence with Joseph Schlossberg re 1937 organizing campaign in New York City, Gloversville, N.Y. and Toledo, Ohio.
  58  
Greenbay, Wisconsin, 1937
  58  
Indianapolis, Ind. (1940) Local 145
  58  
Italian Locals 144, Chicago, 51 Baltimore, 1930
  58  
Jacksonville, Illinois, Local 199, 1939
  58  
Journeymen Tailors Union (1936-41) including 1940 convention proceeding
  58  
Kansas City (clippings and miscellaneous papers) 1923-32
  58  
Kentucky Joint Board. Correspondence of Robert Hardy and Newman Jeffrey of Local 98 re Paducah Shirt Workers organizing campaign, 1937
  58  
Kingston, North Carolina, letters of rank and file workers describing conditions in the Shirt factories, 1943
  58  
La Follette, Tennessee, Local 95 (extracts from minutes) 1940-45
  58  
La Follette, Local 95, Executive Board Minutes, May 26, 1938 - October 4, 1945
  58  
La Follette, Local 95, Executive Board Minutes, June 14, 1944 - July 18, 1945
  58  
La Follette, Local 95 (monthly shop meetings) July 21, 1942 - October 2, 1945
  59  
Laundry Workers Joint Board. Correspondence and papers, 1937-39 including correspondence re 1938 appointment of Walter Cook as Manager and his replacement in 1939 by Louis Simon
  59  
Laundry Workers Joint Board. Survey of Earnings of Commission Family Laundry Drivers in the New York Area (ACWA Research Dept., May 1945)
  59  
Los Angeles Joint Board. Miscellaneous papers, 1926-30
  59  
Louisville, Kentucky, Local 120. Emma Saurer's correspondence with Sidney Hillman, 1938
  59  
Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania Regional Joint Board (clipping)
  59  
Martinsberg, West Virginia, Local 1756, 1936
  59  
Minnesota Joint Board. Correspondence with Sander Genis, Manager, 1937
  59  
Montreal Joint Board, 1937-40
  59  
Nashville, Tennessee. Shirt Workers Organizing Campaign, 1937
  59  
Neckwear Makers Union (1936) including Public Hearing - Industrial Homework, Men's Neckwear Industry (New York State Dept. of Labor)
  59  
New Albany, Indiana (1937) Locals 87 and 244
  59  
New Bedford, Mass. (Organizing the Shirt Workers) 1937
  59  
New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1937
  59  
New Haven, Ct. (Organizing the Shirt Workers of Local 125) correspondence of Aldo Cursi, 1935-42
  60  
New Jersey Joint Board (South Jersey Jt. Bd.) 1923-52
  60  
New York Joint Board (1935-69) miscellaneous papers
  60  
New York Joint Board. Papers re Victor Allerprando Case, 1954
  60  
New York Joint Board Corruption Hearings (April-May, 1933) Charges against B. Jackson, Trade Manager of the Coat Department, Hyman Siegel, J. Ginsburg and Silvi Silverman, Business Agents.
  61  
New York Joint Board Corruption Hearings (April-May 1933) collateral documents
  61  
Newburgh, N.Y., 1935
  61  
Norfolk, Va., Local 92. Shirt Workers Organizing Campaign, correspondence of Edith Christenson, Willois Bishop (organizers) and others, 1934
  61  
Norfolk, Va., correspondence of Jacob Potofsky, 1935
  61  
Norfolk, Va., Excerpts from Court Testimony (1936) including correspondence with ACWA attorney Louis Waldman
  61  
Norfolk, Va., National Labor Relations Board. Correspondence, 1934
  62  
Overalls Joint Board, including correspondence of Jacob Potofsky to Harry Rogen, 1937
  62  
Pennsylvania Joint Board, including correspondence of Manager, David Monas, 1939-54
  62  
Philadelphia Joint Board, 1920-37
  62  
Pittsburgh Joint Board, 1939-52
  62  
Poughkeepsie Local 123, 1937
  62  
Richmond, Va., Local 88, Shirt Workers Organizing Campaign (1937), correspondence of Clemmie Shuck, organizer with Dorothy Bellanca and Jacob Potofsky
  62  
Rochester Joint Board (1935-47) including correspondence of Abe Chatman, manager re 1947 jurisdictional dispute with the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union
  62  
St. Louis Joint Board including correspondence of Ben Gilbert, manager with Jacob Potofsky re Shirt Workers organizing campaign, 1936-39
  62  
Salesman Local 340, New York, New York, 1949
  63-64  
San Francisco Joint Board, 1935-38
  63-64  
Schuylkill County (Report on 1920 organizing drive)
  63-64  
Shirt Workers Joint Board, 1933-40
  63-64  
South Eastern Regional Joint Board (1939,1971) mostly newspaper clippings and organizing leaflets
  63-64  
Southwestern Regional Joint Board (organizing report) c.1955
  63-64  
Springfield, Mass., Local 290, 1939
  63-64  
Staunton, Va. (Shirt Workers organizing campaign, 1937). Correspondence of ACWA attorney Louis Waldman with Sidney Hillman and organizer Willois Bishop with Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca.
  63-64  
Syracuse, N.Y., Local 220, correspondence of local union president Philip L. Castro with Jacob Potofsky, 1941
  63-64  
Toronto Joint Board, 1936-1969
  63-64  
Utica, N.Y., 1933-42
  63-64  
Vestmakers Union
  63-64  
Webster, Mass. Joint Board, 1938
  63-64  
Winnipeg, Canada, 1946
  63-64  
Worcester, Mass., 1941
 
D. General correspondence file, 1913-1941, and charter applications from locals. [subseries]:
  65  
General Correspondence, 1913-41
  65  
Charter applications