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Includes: Labor Division chairman Harry Van Arsdale Jr. is presented with a dimes contribution by Vice President Louis Nelson, 11/15/60; Workers often different nationalities at a year-end party at Lee Mar Company (Czechoslovakia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, China, Israel, Puerto Rico, Galicia and US), 2/1/61; VP Louis Nelson presents union demands to section meeting of NY Knitgoods workers Local 155, 6/1/61; Ratification meeting in Manhattan Center lead by Louis Nelson, 8/1/61; Mayor Wagner addressing Local 155 with Louis Nelson as chair of meeting, 11/1/61; President Sol Chaikin swears in Norman Lewis as manager of 155 and Business Agent Lydia Ramos, Feb. 1982; Bust of Jose Marti and Cuban flag presented to Louis Nelson, also pictured Armando Alexander, Miguel Ruano, Nelson, Oscar Prieto, Lucio Sanchez, and Orlando Cardelle, 7/15/65; Louis Nelson addresses membership meeting, 5/15/66; Label Committee headed by Sarah Rose distributing leaflets at Brooklyn, Brighton Beach, 8/1/66; Louis Nelson details new demands to membership with Sol Gross, local president and Louis Levinson, assistant manager, 6/15/67; Louis Nelson speaks to membership, 2/15/68; 50 members of NY Knitgoods Workers in front of plane going to Mexico, 3/1/68; Louis Nelson reports to shop chairman, 1/1/69; Louis Nelson extends best wishes to successor Sol Greene at meeting, also pictured Sol Gross, Local President, ILGWU President Louis Stulberg, Louis Levinson, Local Assistant Manager, 9/15/69; Brooklyn Derby Textile Workers picket for strike, 5/1/70; Picketline and strike of workers at Abaco Fabrics, 6/1/70; Manager Greene is congratulated by workers, 8/1/70; Sol Greene addressing membership with Charles Zimmerman vice President and Louis Levinson, assistant manager, 8/1/70; Picket line against Z & Z Sportswear, 9/1/70; Andrew Imutan, President of United Farm Workers receives check from Sol Greene as Levinson looks on, 9/15/70; Introductions of nominees at local meeting, 2/15/71; Members of Local 155 await turn to vote, 3/1/71; Local members depositing ballots, 3/1/71; Members lined up at polling place, 3/1/71; At Textile Specialty Shop Chairman Eliezer Diaz signing a petition as Business Agent Lydia Ramos points the way, 5/1/71; Vote registration and counting of the ballots of the locals elections, 4/1/72; Lois Levinson drops by recent executive board meeting, Manager Sol Greene gives him a handshake as Edward Geltzer looks on, 12/15/72; Picket line outside W & W's showroom of the parent firm House of Knitting, 8/1/74; Election committee member signs tally sheet certifying ballots, no date; President Louis Nelson reports on status of renewal talks at Unity House, no date; Vice President Louis Nelson presents union demands with Union team Murray Handler, Berg & Berg chairman, Business Agent Dan Ielardi, Assistant Manager Louis Levinson, Manger Nelson, lawyers Elias Leiberman and Aaron Katz, Arthur Jacobson Local organizing director, and Frank Bauman, no date

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