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Series V. Labor-Management Committees [series]:
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Labor-Management Committees
Correspondence from ILGWU president Mazur to other officials; minutes of meetings leading up to the establishment of the Council for American Fashion as the umbrella organization of labor-management committees in the northeastern United States; speech by Mazur to NY Governor Cuomo's Labor-Management Conference, May 15, 1990, "Labor-Management Planning for a Revitalized Manufacturing Sector: The ILGWU Approach in the Apparel Industry"; Gov. Cuomo's State of the State message, January 4, 1989, hand-annotated by ILGWU exec. asst. James Parrott, with cover memo to president Mazur re highlights, creation of statewide labor-management committee; NYS Dept. of Labor newsletter, NY Works, with article about the newly established Office of Labor-Management Affairs, September 1988; hand-drawn schematic of organization of labor-management committees; handwritten notes of meetings

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A. Council for American Fashion (CAF)
A labor-management committee promoting economic development in the northeast; located at ILGWU headquarters, co-chaired by ILGWU president Jay Mazur and Eli Elias, president of the New York Skirt and Sportswear Association; Carl Proper was executive director. Called first the Women's and Children's Apparel Labor-Management Committee; then Fashion Industries Economic Development Council; name changed to Council for American Fashion as of October 26, 1989.

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Bylaws, Registration, Financial Records
Bylaws, charity registration forms, financial statements, handwritten notes

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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Grant Application (2 folders)
ILGWU grant request establishing a women's and children's apparel labor-management committee (CAF), May 1989; industry problem statement (by Carl Proper?); research paper, "Critical Factors in the Success of an Area Labor-Management Committee: A Comparative Evaluation," Robert W. Miller and Frederick A. Zeller, West Va. Univ. Institute of Industrial and Labor Relations; list of parties excluded from federal grant programs, Feb. 24, 1992; correspondence, handwritten notes; articles from union publication Justice (?) re establishment CAF and new GIDC Super Sewers training program

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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Grant Lobbying
Correspondence (letters of support from Massachusetts governor Robert Casey, Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, etc.) with members of Congress, Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole, and FMCS to retain/restore funding for the CAF labor-management cooperation program

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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Grant Renewal
Grant renewal application: "Women's and Children's Apparel Labor Management Committee: Application for Continued Funding Submitted to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service," March 2, 1991; "Notes for Continuation Funding Application to FMCS"; letters of support; notification of award, March 20, 1991; action plan for 1991-92; memo to ILGWU president Mazur from CAF exec. dir. Carl Proper, noting cancellation of funding for FMCS for 1992 due to an unnamed union representative's having antagonized the chair of the Congressional funding committee (notes current CAF grant will not be affected), Dec. 9, 1991; newspaper clipping

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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Conference
Letters to Council for American Fashion executive director Carl Proper re presentation on CAF at the FMCS Sixth National Labor-Management Conference, January-June 1992; outline of talk; letter from Bruce Herman, director of the Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC), offering to make presentation at FMCS conference, with description of GIDC, September 30, 1991; conference program, 1990

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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Midterm and Final Evaluations
Letter from FMCS grants manager acknowledging receipt of quarterly reports for period ending June 30, 1990, noting lack of progress, suggesting that proposal be revised, August 15, 1990; memo re visit from federal grants manager to examine records, September 18, 1990; outline of proposal revisions, directional shifts for CAF with greater emphasis on demonstration projects rather than studies; letter to FMCS discussing changes in direction, Nov. 1990; memo re reorganizing CAF into project groups, April 11, 1991; list of steering committee and other committee meeting dates, FMCS report due dates, events, other grant due dates; 1991-92 itemized budget with note, "supporting material for Sept. 1992 FMCS budget revision"; midterm and final evaluations of CAF as required by the FMCS grant: "Preliminary Assessment of the Council for American Fashion: A Labor/Management Partnership for the Apparel Industry," March 1991, and "The Council of American Fashions after Three Years - An Evaluation," May 1993, both by Norman Eiger, Professor of Labor Studies, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey; correspondence with FMSC director re request for grant extension, 1991-92; itemized budgets

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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Final Report & Audit
Correspondence, steering committee minutes, background material for audit and final evaluation, printed brochure by CAF, "High Fashion, High Tech, High Skill: Notes on the Future of the American Apparel Industry"

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Audit
Audit by Wolf & Schulman, CPA, for year ended December 31, 1992, and for the period Oct. 1, 1989 to Sept. 30, 1992; grant application, itemized budget information, memo

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Audit: Time Sheets (2 Folders)
Time sheets for exec. dir. Carl Proper accounting for major daily activities; and for secretaries; Carl Proper's pocket planner, 1990-91

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Personnel
Applications for project director; memos re budget for staff, May 7 and 17, 1991

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Quarterly Reports to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): First Quarter (1989)
Includes budget change request, 13-page narrative description of project activities, newsletter, handwritten memo from Carl Proper, letter from FMCS noting progress

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Quarterly Reports to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Second Quarter (1990)
Includes financial status report, 14-page narrative, Steering Committee minutes, Jan. 30, 1990

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Quarterly Reports to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Third Quarter (1990)
Includes financial status report, 10-page narrative

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Quarterly Reports to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Fourth Quarter (1990)
Description of Marketing/Technology study being conducted by Kurt Salmon Associates for the Garment Industry Development Corp., the CAF affiliated labor-management committee for NYC; financial status report

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Quarterly Reports to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Sixth Quarter (1991)
Includes financial status report; 7-page narrative

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Quarterly Reports to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Seventh Quarter (1991)
Includes financial status report; 11-page narrative

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Quarterly Reports to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Eighth & Ninth Quarters (1991)
Narratives, financial status reports, correspondence

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Quarterly Reports to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Tenth & Eleventh Quarters (1992)
Budget change request, Aug. 11, 1992, and related correspondence; financial status reports

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Quarterly Reports to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): Twelfth Quarter (1993)
Financial status report; memo

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Report to ILGWU General Executive Board
Outline of structure and goals of CAF; Jay Mazur intro to report; overhead transparencies; handwritten notes; report to the GEB meeting of January 1991 by Carl Proper re accomplishments and near-term plans of Council for American Fashion and related labor-management committees; handwritten notes

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Report to ILGWU Organizing Staff
The U.S. Women's Apparel Industry: Basic Characteristics and Organizing Potential; regional organizing plans; slide presentation on labor-management programs; presentation to ILGWU business agents and other staff by Carl Proper re Council for American Fashion, efforts of labor-management committees, relevance to union objectives in maintaining health of industry

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Financial Records
Memo re audit required for closing out FMCS grant, Sept. 23, 1992; bills not part of grant; salary and fringe benefit costs

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Financial Record
Invoices submitted to and paid by the ILGWU

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Financial Records: Fashion Exports and New York
Invoices and memos in connection with Fashion Exports/New York expenses

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Annual Report
Report, distribution list

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Council for American Fashion
Called first the Women's and Children's Apparel Labor-Management Committee; then Fashion Industries Economic Development Council; name changed to Council for American Fashion as of October 26, 1989. Minutes, June 27, 1989; list of subcommittees and members as of Sept. 22; letter noting approval of FMCS grant

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Council for American Fashion
Report to the ILGWU General Executive Board, May 8, 1990; agenda, CAF Steering Committee, March 27, 1990; memo from ILGWU exec. ass. James Parrott to CAF director James Proper re follow-up on CAF meetings, May 17, 1990; FAM Board of Directors meeting outline of talking points, May 22, 1990; talk to Rutgers Conference on Women's Work (by Carl Proper?), May 22, 1990; memo to ILGWU president Mazur from exec. asst. James Parrott re frustrating meeting with ACTWU labor-management committee, with handwritten notes, May 23, 1990; memos to Mazur from Parrott re Leslie Fay and (TC)2, April 12, 1990; letter from Greater Blouse, Skirt & Undergarment Association to Mazur congratulating him on "swell" CAF January meeting, need for accurate public relations for Chinatown, February 7, 1990; press release, "Council for American Fashion to Modernize Apparel Manufacturing," March 22, 1990

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Council for American Fashion: First & Second Quarters (Jan.-June) (2 Folders)
Annual Report; personal note from ILGWU president Mazur to Marvin [Feldman, president of FIT], urging that Prof. Irwin Kahn be allowed the time to continue contributing to CAF and GIDC rather than being forced back to the classroom, February 27, 1991; nomination by ILGWU president Mazur of Eli Elias, exec. dir. of the New York Skirt and Sportswear Association and co-chair with Mazur of CAF, to Crain's New York Business as Crain's All-Star for 1990, related material; memo to ILGWU exec. asst. James Parrott from CAF dir. Carl Proper re finding funds in current budget for export expert, February 13, 1991; ten-page notes for continuation budget, CAF goals, for submission to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), with note from Proper to Parrott, related memos; memo from Proper to Parrot re work situation on Long Island: homework, Chinese and Hispanic workforce, practice of Chinese-owned manufacturers moving from Chinatown to Long Island to avoid unionization, discusses specific shops, strategy, May 23, 1991; memos re export program, Hong Kong trade show; profile of Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association in Lehigh Valley Business Digest, February 1991; draft of minutes of New Jersey Apparel Labor-Management Committee, January 31, 1991, with cover note from Carl Proper to James Parrott; report of survey of Long Island, April - May 1991, by Prof. Phil Kelman, Manufacturing Management Department, Fashion Institute of Technology; "A Preliminary Assessment of the Council for American Fashion: A Labor-Management Partnership for the Apparel Industry," by Norman Eiger, professor of labor studies, Rutgers University, March 1, 1991; summary of apparel industry labor-management activities, April 25, 1991; list of CAF/GIDC exporters and potential exporters, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes

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Council for American Fashion: Third & Fourth Quarter (July-December)
Correspondence between ILGWU president Mazur and Garment Industry Development Association (GIDC) re funding requests; description of GIDC sent to FMCS; memo re ergonomics conference; application by GIDC to the NYS Dept. of Economic Development, October 1, 1991; notes re conversation with representative of Japanese retailer Takishimaya; newspaper clippings

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Council for American Fashion (2 folders)
Agenda for Sept. 10 CAF Steering Committee meeting; draft and final text of remarks by ILG president Mazur; agendas for Planning Committee meetings, January 27 and February 19, 1992 (ILGWU-CAF-GIDC-FIT); correspondence with NYC economic development officials re promotion of garment industry, including "A Proposal to Promote New York's Fashion Industry," submitted by ILGWU, Jay Mazur, President, August 1990; outline of talk to FMCS, Sept. 15, 1992 (probably Mazur); correspondence re site visit by FMCS, July-August 1992; memo re meeting with NYS Assembly leadership re garment industry economic development needs, Sept, 10, 1992; CAF planning meeting agendas or notes, May 15, July 6, August 20, Oct. 13, 1992; notes on KSA/GIDC meeting (Kurt Salmon Associates/Garment Industry Development Corp), Aug. 18, 1992; research paper, "The Role of Big Buyers in Global Commodity Chains: How U.S. Retail Networks Affect Overseas Production Patterns," Gary Gereffi, Duke University, presented at the Political Economy of the World-System Conference, April 16-18, 1992; fact sheet, "Modular Manufacturing Pay Systems: Alternatives to Piecework," Cornell ILR School, Sept. 9, 1992; article reprint, "Modular's True Colors," from trade journal Bobbin, July 1992, with note to ILG James Parrott from Carl Proper; memo from Proper to Parrott endorsing collaborating with Alfred Dunner despite being non-union manufacturer, July 23; draft proposal, Central Atlantic Manufacturing Technology Center, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Regional MTC Program, April 7, 1992; list of contractors working for top designers, Dec. 6, 1991; letter from Carl Proper as project director of Fashion Exports/New York to NJIT re developing trade with Newly Independent States (former Soviet Union), Aug, 21; list of services that CAF and GIDC could provide to manufacturers (productivity assessments, worker skills upgrading, short-cycle manufacturing development), May 30, 1992; memo re phone conversation with manufacturer requesting modular training; GIDC activity report, May-June, 1992; summary of export grant, description of CAF and Fashion Exports/New York program objectives; minutes of Aug. 13 CAF eastern Pennsylvania committee planning session; text of presentation for ILGWU New York-New Jersey Staff Conference on Labor-Management and Industry Development Programs, Gail E. Meyer, with cover note to exec. asst. James Parrott, June 3; New Jersey Labor-Management Committee Steering Committee Minutes, Aug. 5, 1992; Report of the ILGWU TARP Project, submitted by Barbara Cameron, research coordinator, September 1991 (discusses homework as a substitute for modernizing, training, and technology); letter appointing Prof. Philip Kelman as part-time Project Director for the Long-Island Apparel Labor-Management Committee, July 17, 1991; "Report of Survey: Boston Area Sewing Contractors, Week of January 14, 1991," submitted by Prof. Kelman; paper and invoice by Dr. Ellen Rosen, "Assessing the Skills Base Among Apparel Workers in the Long Island Labor Market Area (Nassau-Suffolk Counties), prepared for the Council for American Fashion," Sept. 1992; handwritten notes

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B. CAF Committees
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Marketing Committee
Strategic report of marketing committee, established to provide marketing expertise to garment industry manufacturers, particularly for exporting; agendas; handwritten notes

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Public Relations Committee
Proposed public relations activities to promote CAF and positive garment industry image; agendas and minutes; handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, press releases

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Public Relations Committee: Brochure
Drafts of manuscript, memos re text for promotional brochure, part of a PR campaign aimed at national and state elected officials and opinion leaders

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Steering Committee
Minutes, 11/8/89-9/25/91; "Role of Steering Committee and relation to various local committees such as GIDC, NTAP, Lehigh Valley"; CAF mailing list, 4/23/90; contract and reports to NYS Department of Labor with overview of CAF, 1991

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Meeting: 6/27/1989
Agenda, report by Mazur (?), handwritten notes

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Meeting: 9/15/1989
Minutes, agenda, opening remarks, handwritten notes, committee membership

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Meeting: 10/26/1989
Minutes, agenda, letters of invitation, reports of labor task force, technology, marketing, public relations committees, list of committee membership

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Meeting: 1/30/1990
Minutes, agenda, handwritten notes, reports of technology, public relations, labor force committees, summary of Needle Trades Action Project (Boston, MA, labor-management committee); letters of invitation from ILGWU president Mazur; memo from ILGWU president Mazur re expansion of committee membership, list of committee membership, description of GIDC market and technology study, materials re TC2 educational program and plant tour

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Meeting: 3/27/1990
Agenda, summary minutes, and draft detailed minutes; report of Technology Committee; agenda of Public Relations Committee; letter of invitation to FIT president Marvin Feldman; handwritten notes

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Meeting: 5/17/1990
Agenda, summary minutes, handwritten notes, attendance sheet, summary of focus group discussion on manufacturing issues, correspondence

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Meeting:9/17-18/1990
Invitations from ILGWU president Mazur to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service grants manager, Pennsylvania and NYC government officials, and, from CAF director Carl Proper, to the president of Party Formals to attend meeting; minutes, agenda, handwritten notes; presentation by ILGWU president Mazur; notes for discussion of marketing plan and related correspondence; list of attendees; newspaper clippings

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Meeting: 11/8/1990
Invitations from ILGWU president Mazur to NYS economic development commissioner Vince Tese, from CAF director Carl Proper to the president of FIT and president of Oscar de la Renta to attend; reports of Technology Committee, Marketing Committee, notes on discussion; presentation by ILGWU president Mazur; agenda, handwritten notes

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Meeting: 2/7/1991
Minutes, agenda, handwritten notes, PR update, attendance sheet; letters of invitation, newspaper clipping

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Meeting: 3/28/1991
Minutes, agenda/outline of report; Mazur's introductory remarks; finance report, summary of technology committee meeting, report of Long Island Labor-Management Committee; letters of invitation, attendance sheet; newspaper clippings, handwritten notes

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Meeting: 9/10/1991
Agenda, handwritten notes; presentation by ILGWU president Mazur; report by New Jersey Apparel Labor-Management Committee, report by Eastern Pennsylvania/South Jersey CAF; list of attendees; newspaper clippings

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Meeting: 9/25/1991
Minutes, agenda/outline of report; reports by New Jersey, Massachusetts (Needle Trades Action Projects), Philadelphia/South Jersey, and Long Island Apparel Labor-Management Committees; draft of Fashion Exports New York brochure; handwritten notes

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Technology Committee
Notes for Technology Planning Committee Meeting, May 18, 1991; report of Technology Committee, Oct. 26, 1989; memo and proposal (TC)2/ILGWU Apparel Industry Training Program, January 15, 1990; booklet of 1990 educational programs by the National Apparel Technology Center (TC)2; apparel contractors' seminar tentative schedule for January-March 1990; vol. 1, no. 1 newsletter, GIDC News, by the Garment Industry Development Corporation; Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association Directory (n.d.); "Nine Steps to Manufacturing: The American Experience," Seminar presented in Milan, Italy, June 8, 1989 by Emanuel Weintraub Associates, Inc.; memo to ILG pres. Mazur re recommendations of Management Engineering Dept.: don't "overdo" enforcement on OHSA rules, June 24, 1988; handwritten notes; newspaper clippings

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Export Program
Notes on the first meeting of CAF Working Group; newsletter Europe 1992, "The American Business Report on Europe" re real estate and trading opportunities, May 1990; press release re Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Forum on trade with Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union; announcement brochure, Export Trade Demonstration Project Program, NYS Dept. of Economic Development; newspaper clippings re selling American clothing in London and Japan; proposal for export mission to Japan; proposal for CAF Export Program; list of manufacturing company attendees to Export Breakfast, cosponsored with GIDC; Export Survey Tentative Results re number of firms exporting or considering exporting, by apparel product; export activities (forums) for Sept.-Oct. 1990, FIT Export Advisory Service Extension of the Small Business Center

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Export Survey Data
List of apparel companies in NY metropolitan area, profiles, and export status; active or potential exporters; compiled jointly with Garment Industry Development Corp. (GIDC) and/or Exports/New York

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Export Survey Data
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Export Survey Data
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Export Workshops: Roundtable
Oct. 10, 1990. Agenda, list of manufacturing company attendees

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Export Workshops: KPMG Peat Marwick/Redwood Associates/Vigdor
Agendas; lists of companies invited/attending; comments by attendees; articles by Irving Vigdor; statistics, U.S. Export Markets

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Skills Training: Application and Contract
Application for Training Assistance to set up a modular manufacturing unit, contracts between CAF, the NYS Dept. of Economic Development Office of Skills Training, manufacturer Marcus and Weisen, and consultant Prof. Peter Lazes, Cornell University, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Jan. 31 and Oct. 16, 1992; budget revisions; correspondence

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Skills Training: Project Design and Execution
Agendas for working sessions; orientation session outline, June 23, 1992; preliminary design of modular work unit, October 16, 1992; updates; memos summarizing conversations with manufacturer; handwritten notes; correspondence re ergonomics project

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Skills Training: Report
Interim and final reports; correspondence

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Skills Training: Invoices
Correspondence, bills

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C. CAF Pennsylvania
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Eastern Pennsylvania/South Jersey CAF: Establishment
Description, draft bylaws, and amendments to articles of association; draft budget; application for employer identification number; memos, minutes of meetings re formation of council; Pennsylvania Department of Commerce list of financing programs and agencies to assist business and industry; resource directory for small business

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Eastern Pennsylvania/South Jersey CAF
Meeting agendas and minutes; list of potential projects; memos of conversations; correspondence soliciting contributions; handwritten notes; census map of county business patterns for Pennsylvania, with statistical sheet, 1986-87; list of apparel firms and number of employees, July 1991; newspaper clippings, Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, June 1990, and other regional newspapers

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Philadelphia/South Jersey Labor-Management Committee: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Grant Application and Lobbying
Proposal for Pennsylvania Women's Apparel Labor-Management Committee, submitted by the ILGWU, July 1990; Philadelphia/South Jersey Apparel Labor-Management Committee proposal submitted to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, May 11, 1991; letters of support from members of Congress and others to approve funding for the creation of a new labor-management cooperation program for the Philadelphia-South Jersey area, funded through the FMCS

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Philadelphia/South Jersey Labor-Management Committee
Agenda, Philadelphia Textile & Apparel Initiative, December 14, 1990 (to discuss Lehigh Valley project update); notice from Council for American Fashion of first meeting of the Philadelphia/So. Jersey Apparel/Textile Labor-Management Committee, April 11, 1991; minutes of first meeting, April 30, 1991; fact sheet re Pennsylvania's apparel industry; Overview of Services, Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center Network (?); memo re telephone conversation, December 12, 1990; proposed rulemaking by Pennsylvania Dept. of Commerce and Statement of Policy re Machinery Equipment and Loan Fund Program, April 28, 1990; letters of support for committee from Fashion Apparel Manufacturers' Association, March 1, 1991; from Philadelphia College of Textiles & Sciences, May 6, 1991; information packet to manufacturers from the New Jersey Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC), NJ Economic Development Authority, re impacts from imports; data sheets on Philadelphia firms, April 8, 1991; handwritten notes

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D. Lehigh Valley (PA) Apparel and Textile Project
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Proposals, Planning
Operated as an independent entity for a time until it was taken over by CAF. Letters and memos from ILGWU officials to consultant Participative Systems; steering committee agendas, lists of attendees, letter inviting ILG exec. asst. Parrott to first meeting; 7-page press release, "Gov. Casey Announces New Program to Assist Manufacturers," August 8, 1989, re Manufacturing Innovation Networks (MAIN); press release, "Gov. Casey Says Manufacturing is Resurging in Pennsylvania," Sept. 16, 1989; Request for Proposals (RFP) by Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor and Industry; Confidential Proposal for Apparel and Textile Development Plan Initiative, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, submitted by Atlantic Apparel Contractors' Association in response to RFP, June 1, 1989, with attached letters of endorsement; Proposal for Second-Year Funding, July 17, 1990; Proposal for Pennsylvania Women's Apparel Labor-Management Committee, submitted by ILGWU, July 1990; Proposal to Establish Employee Training Programs for Selected Apparel Firms in New York State and New Jersey, by Harry Schwartz, president, GIDC, May 18, 1988, with attached cover memo from ILGWU exec asst. James Parrott, August 8, 1989; memos re factory site visits; typed notes, "Summary of Chuck Sabel Presentation to Lehigh Valley LMC"; paper by Charles Sabel re Manufacturing Innovation Network (MAIN) project with cover memo to MAIN directors from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor and Industry, "Studied Trust: Building New Forms of Cooperation in a Volatile Economy," presented to T.E.P. Conference, Cite des Sciences et de L'Industrie, June 24-27, 1990; ILGWU computer printout of firms in area; written notes including list of ILGWU concerns, newspaper clippings

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Labor Force and Training Subcommittees
Press release detailing organization of Lehigh Valley project, survey results; Summary of Activities of Lehigh Valley Labor Force Subcommittee; project agenda, March 13, 1990; minutes; outline of Private Sector Training Initiative; Survey of Working Women (in English and Spanish), sponsored by the Needle Trades Action Project, Dr. Ellen Rosen, Harvard University, and correspondence with ILG officials; employee exit survey by Participative Systems; report based on survey, "Exodus from Apparel," March 1990, with press release by Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association; ethnic data for vocational schools, eastern Northampton County, September 1, 1989; other labor force demographic statistics, 1980 and 1987; Northampton Community College press release re receipt of grant to establish training center, January 22, 1990; project description; handwritten notes

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Labor Force and Training Subcommittees
Second Quarterly Report, May 18, 1990; proposal for two-year funding; conference agenda and press release, October; publicity, technology, and steering committee meeting agendas and minutes

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Labor Force and Training Subcommittees
Second Year Report, prepared by Participative System, summarizing accomplishments, recommendations for year 3; steering committee agendas; brochures for annual Pennsylvania Apparel and Textile Conference

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Lehigh Valley Project: CAF Takeover
Memoranda discussing problem areas, whether to continue Lehigh Valley project in its current form with Participative Systems, or start a new organization led by ILGWU/Council for American Fashion (CAF); proposal to Pennsylvania Department of Commerce Office of Technology Development re economic development projects (technology access, ergonomics, worker involvement, marketing for union contractors), written by CAF executive director Carl Proper over the signatures of the executive director of the Atlantic Apparel Contractors' Association (AACA) and ILGWU, with faxed messages to both for approval, January 15, 1992; summary of phone conversation with AACA director re growing use of non-union contractors, labor-management issues not amenable to resolution under current approach; list, issues to work on with Atlantic Apparel; Apparel & Textile Innovation Initiative proposed budget; Lehigh Valley Project proposed budget; list of potential and definite Lehigh Valley projects; list of possible activities of Lehigh Valley CAF and existing committees; agenda for first meeting of CAF/Eastern Pennsylvania Labor-Management Committee, Aug. 8, 1991; Apparel Steering Committee minutes, July, August 1991; correspondence re invoices; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

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Massachusetts: Needle Trades Action Project
Revised draft report and executive summary of the Blueprint 2000 Employment Committee, "The Challenge of Prosperity," prepared by Barry Bluestone, professor of political economy, U. Mass., July 25, 1988, with cover letter from Lt. Governor's office to advisory committee members; research proposal by Ellen I. Rosen, Radcliffe College, submitted to Needle Trades Action Project, "Labor Shortages in the Needle Trades," 1988, with cover letter to ILGWU exec. asst James Parrott from Carl Proper; report of visit to the Gemini Manufacturing plant by Prof. Rosen re work process issues, with photos (originals in Kheel holdings), February 8, 1989; report, "Joint Marketing Opportunities for Fall River Contractors," submitted by the Industrial Cooperative Association to the Needle Trades Action Project Marketing Committee, August 27, 1987; printed report, "Jobs, Justice, and Miracles: Toward a Commonwealth in Massachusetts in 1990," by the Massachusetts Campaign for Jobs and Justice, supported by Massachusetts AFL-CIO, June 1989; paper by Michael H. Best, economics professor at University of Massachusetts at Amherst; paper presented at Centro Studi Economici, Milan, Feb. 6-7, 1987, "Industrial Policy and Employment Creation by City and State Governments: The Greater London Enterprise Board and Quasi-Publics in the State of Massachusetts"; unpublished paper, " Strategic Planning and Industrial Policy by Local Enterprise Boards"; publications by Department of Employment and Training: "Employment Review, January 1992, and "Employment 2000: Massachusetts Employment Projections by Occupation," July 1989; Manual for Implementing a Shared-Time Engineering Program (STEP), September 1980 through September 1983, New England Apparel Manufacturers' Association, Fall River, Massachusetts, November 1983, U.S. Department of Commerce

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E. New Jersey Apparel Labor-Management Committee
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Background
Research, surveys, preliminary proposals and correspondence; "A Strategic Perspective on State Labor- Management Cooperation Programs," Dr. Arnold M. Howitt and Dr. John Calhoun Wells, Harvard University, for presentation to the Fifth National Labor-Management Conference, May 30-June1, 1990; "Strategies for the Implementation of New Manufacturing Techniques in the New Jersey Apparel Industry," Ellen I. Rosen, Ph.D., director, Labor Market & Employment Resources, December 1991

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Proposals: Lobbying
Coalition of ILGWU, industry associations, and independent manufacturers aiming to upgrade technology, improve production and delivery methods, and expand exporting. Proposal to Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, May 11, 1991, and letters of support from labor and industry officials; proposal, June 1990; letters to New Jersey state officials (Governor James Florio, Labor Commissioner Ray Bramucci, Commerce Commissioner Barbara McConnell) from ILGWU president Mazur seeking funding for New Jersey Apparel Labor Management Committee; memos of meetings, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings; brochures, "New Jersey's Urban Enterprise Zone Program" and tax questions and answers, 1992

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Minutes
Agendas, minutes, lists of members; transcript of talk to first meeting; notes re phone conversations with Bruce Herman, Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC), March 7,1991; with Richard Hatch, New Jersey Institute of Technology, April 2; State of the State address by Gov. Jim Florio, January 8, 1991; handwritten notes

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Minutes
June-October Agendas, minutes, lists of members; proposal for a Regional Industry Service Center; letters from members of Congress and others supporting grant proposal; correspondence from Council for American Fashion (CAF); result of survey of firms, 1991; exporting workshop flyer; newspaper clipping re legislation targeting sweatshops

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Minutes
Agendas, minutes; notice of new OSHA formaldehyde regulations, September 1992; list of programs initiated by the committee, programs the committee should like to initiate, problematic programs; proposal to committee for Modular Manufacturing Pilot Project at D. Glasgow & Son, Inc., August 1992; marketing workshop proposal; letter from New Jersey Institute of Technology re New Jersey Apparel Manufacturing Conference, May 11, 1992; letter to Council for American Fashion from New Jersey Division of International Trade re delegation of Italian government officials interested in exports from U.S.

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Workplace Literacy
Proposal for a Workplace Literacy Program, submitted by the Institute for Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, in partnership with the ILGWU and the New Jersey Apparel Labor Management Committee, July 10, 1992

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Surveys: Data
ILGWU Advisory Committee on Training job skills questionnaire results, by local, 1990; lists of firms for possible employer assessments, 1991

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Surveys: Management
ILG/Council for American Fashion (CAF) management assessment surveys of contractors, lists of companies, memos, 1991; CAF newsletter re relationship with Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Fashion Forward, 1990; trade journal clipping

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F. Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC)
Nonprofit public-private labor-management coalition of small and midsize apparel firms producing in the New York City area, worked closely with Council for American Fashion, Fashion Exports New York; activities focused on vocational training, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, and facilitating exporting

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Records
Summary of Activities, First Year of Operation, June 1984-85; memo by ILGWU exec. asst. James Parrott, Plan of Action for Restructuring GIDC, August 27, 1987; memo from Parrott to Mazur re NYC/NYS garment industry development issues, August 19, 1987; memo to ILG president Mazur, summary of labor-management committee activities, July 28, 1987; letters from Mazur to commissioner of NYC Office of Business Development and to NYS director of economic development Vince Tese in support of GIDC grant application for skills training for dislocated garment workers in Chinatown, October 6, 1987; press release from Office of the Mayor announcing creation of industrial garment condominium in Chinatown; newspaper clippings, handwritten notes

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Records
"An Introduction to the Garment Industry Development Corporation," by Jay Mazur and Eli Elias; Annual Reports, 1987- 1988, 1988-1989; Proposal for Expanded City Assistance to New York City's Garment Industry, March 1988, ILGWU; agenda, Board of Directors meeting, June 28, 1989; fact sheet and press release re training center; marketing and technology project summary and request for proposals; letter to NYC Office of Business Development re joint newsletter between GIDC and CAF; newspaper clippings, handwritten notes; photos from fashion show (modeled by sewers? originals in Kheel photo archives)

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Koch
Correspondence with office of Mayor Ed Koch, internal memos and handwritten notes re Koch briefing, newspaper clippings; outline of proposed activities, 1988-89, proposed activities for expanded GIDC, October 9, 1987

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Chinatown
GIDC brochure, "Help for the Chinatown Garment Industry"; draft report, "Rents, Lease Terms and Utility Charges in the Chinatown Garment Industry: 1981, 1984 and 1986," prepared by GIDC, April 1986; analysis of local 23-25 members by borough and zip-code place of residence; analysis of Chinatown industrial lofts converted from factories into office space, October 1986

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Chinatown: Press
Summaries and full text of major news stories carried in Chinatown newspapers

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Chinatown: Press
Summaries and full text of major news stories carried in Chinatown newspapers

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Chinatown: Press
Summaries and full text of major news stories carried in Chinatown newspapers

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Advisory Committee on Training (ACT): Job Referral Task Force/Jobnet (2 folders)
Established by the ILGWU to assist GIDC staff in skills training. Working guidelines for NY Metro Area Job Referral Network; meeting notices and minutes; remarks by ILGWU executive VP Edgar Romney at counselor training session; lists of counselors; corresp. re JobNet Coordinator position. see also NYC Industrial Literacy Program

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Advisory Committee on Training (ACT): Skills Training (2 folders)
Agendas and minutes of ACT, September, October 1990; memo outlining objectives of the ACT Task Force on Job Referral, November 26, 1990; description of Task Force on Needs Assessment, November 27, 1990; comments on New Jersey survey results; list of local job development agencies, 1989- 90; draft proposals for classes, joint ILGWU-GIDC skills training programs; memo to ILGWU president Mazur re literacy/adult education issues to be discussed with NJ governor Florio; memos re coordination of programs, restrictive funding criteria, need for programs to recruit and train new sewing machine operators from pool of welfare recipients; meeting agendas and minutes; transcripts of newspaper articles (World Journal); descriptive brochure re sewing machine operators; letter to ILGWU from Center for Law and Education re meeting with unions on vocational education, agenda, project description; outline of increased funding needs for Employer Specific Skill Training grants, noting funding sources; letter to NYS Dept. of Labor re shortage of skilled labor; analysis of responses to survey of members of Federation of Apparel Manufacturers re need for skill upgrading; report, "The Labor Market Experience of ILGWU Technical-ESL Students," prepared for the Worker-Family Education Program of the ILGWU by Sheila Collins, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, William Patterson College, January 1990

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Advisory Committee on Training (ACT): Skills Training Questionnaires
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Jobs Created: List of Firms
List of contractor jobs created by jobbers or manufacturers; firms involved in labor-management activities

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Marketing and Technology Study
Proposal summaries, letters in support to New York State Dept. of Economic Development/Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Commissioner Vince Tese from ILGWU Mazur; letter in response from Tese; letter to Association for a Better New York; letter to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; newspaper clipping, handwritten notes

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Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA): Marketing and Technology Study
Report, "Keeping New York in Fashion," 1992, prepared for GIDC by Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA); agenda for meeting describing project, June 13, 1990; Request for Proposals, Women's and Children's Apparel Marketing and Technology Study; interim report, November 26, 1990; list of potential participants in Quick Response project; newspaper clippings, handwritten notes

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Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA): Quick Response Project (2 folders)
Proposal outline draft, August 30, 1991; primary notes from the focus group, June 26,1991, with cover letter to GIDC president Bruce Herman; draft, Succeeding in Apparel in the Nineties, by KSA, June 1991; report, "GIDC: Keeping New York in Fashion," by KSA, August 18, 1992; "Saks/After Five Quick Response Demonstration Project," by KSA, April 1992; draft, "Saks/Carole Hochman Quick Response Demonstration Project," by KSA, May 1992; press releases, KSA newsletters, and other printed publicity materials; handwritten notes, newspaper clippings

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Board of Directors
Board of Directors meeting minutes, March 28 and June 13; memo to ILGWU president Mazur from GIDC president Adam Friedman, "Program Status Report," summarizing activities of first three quarters of fiscal year, April 2, 1990; Application to the New York State Department of Economic Development Regional Economic Development Partnership Program, submitted by the Garment Industry Development Corporation, July 6, 1990, with cover note to ILGWU exec. asst. James Parrott; supporting materials re nomination of GIDC for U.S. Dept. of Labor "LIFT" outstanding training award, including history and achievements of GIDC and overview of garment industry in NY; newspaper clippings; letters and telegrams from ILGWU president Mazur to NYS Senate and Assembly leaders re restoring funding to Employer Specific Skills Training Grant (ESSTG) program, related correspondence; Marketing and Technology Study Interim Report re needs of NYC manufacturers, by Kurt Salmon Associates; Discussion Outline for GIDC covering the Strategic Planning Study by Kurt Salmon Associates; application to NYS Regional Economic Development Partnership Program for Employer Needs Project; memos to Mazur re GIDC budget cuts

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Annual Report
Annual Report, 1989-90; list of board members, 1990-91; press release re marketing study commissioned with Kurt Salmon Associates, Sept. 10, 1990; correspondence between ILG president Mazur, coat manufacturer Fairbrooke Enterprises, and Vince Tese, NYS Commissioner of Economic Development re grant to train employees on new state-of-the-art equipment that had been sitting idle for lack of skilled operators, August 1990; letter from, Mazur to U.S. Secretary of Labor supporting GIDC proposal for grant for bilingual vocational training to upgrade skills of dislocated garment workers, Aug. 29, 1990; GIDC budget and salary recommendations to the board of directors, June 5, 1990

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Board of Directors
January-February Activity Report; 1991; "Summary of Accomplishments During 1989-90 Program Year"; memo to ILG president Mazur re GIDC accomplishments, 8/21/90; statement to auditors signed by GIDC president Bruce Herman and treasurer Jay Mazur, Aug. 31, 1990; auditor's report, June 30, 1990; financial records (revenue sources); correspondence with consultants Kurt Salmon Associates; handwritten notes from board meeting, 12/12/90; correspondence with speaker of the NYS Assembly re budget cut, Jan. 28, 1991; from Regional Education Center for Economic Development, thanking Mazur for successful lobbying effort to restore funding, Jan. 14, 1991; memo to Mazur from Bruce Herman re invitation from Australian Manufacturing Council (attached) for trip, and proposed trip to Hong Kong to examine competition, March 15, 1991; press release by Hong Kong Trade Development Council re 1991 Fashion Week; edited press release re appointment of Bruce Herman as president of GIDC, Jan. 31, 1991; profile of GIDC president Bruce Herman in Crain's New York Business, Mar. 1, 1991; correspondence with applicants for president of GIDC, attached list of applicants; child care survey (English and Spanish); edited copy for newsletter, Nov. 9, 1990; memo to Mazur's exec. asst. re state audit of old Super Sewer's program, requesting intervention with Dept. of Labor to avert "tremendous waste of both our resources" and "nightmare" review of eligibility issues, Nov. 19, 1990; positive evaluation of Super Sewers program by NYC Dept. of Employment

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Board of Directors
Mar.-Apr. activity report; report on NY area garment industry: Interim Review of Findings, Analyses, Recommendations of Strategy Planning for GIDC, by Kurt Salmon Associates; data on children's wear firms; memos re training for ex-Domsey (Brooklyn) workers, alternative funding sources to federal grants due to ineligibility of undocumented immigrants; report on problems with training program: lack of cooperation by employer partner/grant recipient Metropolitan Fashion Center (MFC; see also separate heading) in hiring trained graduates, need for ILGWU to assist in placement in decent jobs to restore integrity of program; letters from Mazur to department stores Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Alexander's, re meeting with GIDC to discuss market trends; statistical analysis of child care survey of ILGWU garment workers; profile of GIDC president Bruce Herman in Crain's New York Business, Mar. 1, 1991

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Board of Directors
July-Sept. Board of Directors meeting agenda and handwritten notes, 7/25; minutes, 4/17; memo to Executive Committee re FY92 budget and salary recommendations, GIDC budget, 1991-92; memo re ILGWU contributions for FY91 and 92 by local; letters to local managers from ILGWU president Mazur soliciting contributions; correspondence re personnel issues; job description for job development consultant; invoices for equipment; memos re union benefits policies as impediments to training recruitment, employer evasion of unemployment insurance payments and impact on worker retraining eligibility under federal guidelines

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Board of Directors: Exports
Agenda, Fashion Exports New York, 7/1; project budget; computer printout, U.S. Export Markets by country of destination and apparel category, 1987-91; newspaper clippings

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Board of Directors
Oct.-Dec. Board of Directors meeting agenda, 11/19; minutes, 7/25; Sept.-Oct. activity report; GIDC FY92 budget; A Child Care Study of the Garment Industry executive summary and newspaper clippings; project proposal and list of advisory committee members for Women's Apparel Quick Response Supplier Network to develop faster production turnaround capabilities for high-value product; Fashion Exports New York brochure; printed article re lack of government support for NY garment industry by ILGWU president Jay Mazur in Crain's New York Business

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Board of Directors
Jan.-Mar. Activity reports re training program, child care; Small Business Advisory Board member list and mission statement; conference program, "Moving Toward a Safer and More Productive Workplace," proposal to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation by the Urban Research Center of the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU) for feasibility study on reviving specialized manufacturing in the outer boroughs, request from program officer to GIDC for evaluation; letters from NYS Dept. of Economic Development re grant approvals for GIDC and Metropolitan Fashion Center of Greater NY (MFC); proposal for Expo Tech 92, educational event re computer automation for small business, by Manhattan Development Corp.; audit of GIDC 1990-91 financial statement; draft of Kurt Salmon Associates' marketing and technology assessment of NY women and children's apparel industry; initial planning meeting agenda for project of Clark Foundation, "How Can We Get NY Working Again? Employment Strategies for New York City" with note from GIDC president Bruce Herman to ILGWU exec. Asst. James Parrott; handwritten notes of meetings; newspaper clippings

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Board of Directors: Forum
Jan.-Mar. Keeping NY in Fashion forum: list of participants, executive summary, draft and final script of speech by ILGWU president Jay Mazur, letter from NYS Office of the Governor inviting Mazur to speak; press release, newspaper clippings; copy of photo of Bob Frazier, Kurt Salmon Associates (original in Kheel photo archives); photocopies of slide presentation re garment industry

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Board of Directors
Apr.-June Board of Directors meeting agenda, 6/30/92; minutes, 11/19/91; FY92-93 salary recommendations; correspondence with Consortium for Worker Education re contract for vocational training for dislocated sewing machine operators, ESL instruction; course evaluation survey results; lists of training programs, 1991-92; correspondence with Mazur re promotion of exports; budgets

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Board of Directors
July-Sept. July-August activity report; draft of agreement between GIDC and Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA) to develop Quick Response Supplier Network demonstration projects to improve garment manufacturing turnaround time; KSA consulting rate sheet; letter from KSA reporting poor response from high-end department stores and manufacturers; letters from ILG president Mazur to locals, requesting contributions to GIDC; discussion of RFP from Con Edison to implement energy efficient technologies; description of project manager position, letters of application, recommendation for hire; memo re skills training programs; memo re exhibit at annual Bobbin Show; 1992-93 budget amendment

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G. Metropolitan Fashion Center
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Metropolitan Fashion Center
Proposed production facility at the Brooklyn Army Terminal serving Chinatown manufacturers, financed by a grant from the State of New York, with training of factory workers provided by GIDC. Letter from NYS Department of Economic Development Commissioner Vince Tese to Metropolitan Fashion Center, notifying of award of grant, Mar. 27, 1992; description of center; report, "A Day Care Center in the Brooklyn Army Terminal: A Needs Assessment: Current and Potential Demand," prepared by the ILGWU with the cooperation of the Public Development Corporation, Dec. 6, 1990; letter from NYC mayor David Dinkins to ILG president Mazur thanking him for doing the needs assessment for a pilot day care center; memo from ILG vice president Susan Cowell to Mazur re ILG support for day care center as an economic development issue, Feb. 6, 1991; draft marketing proposal by ILG exec. asst. James Parrott, with cover letter, Jan. 4, 1991; update, Feb. 15, 1991; hand-edited draft of letter/request for proposals for consultant to develop marketing plan; Request for Proposals for Women's and Children's Apparel Marketing and Technology Study; ILG memos expressing frustration with MFC for not putting up its share of funds for the marketing project, concern that further delay will damage credibility of ILG and GIDC, Aug. 1991; correspondence between MFC principals Sherman Ng and Edison Wong and ILG exec. asst. James Parrott, NYS director of Industrial Effectiveness Programs, and others, re MFC's cash flow projections, shifting commitment to the project, 1990-91; press releases from MFC and equipment maker Juki Corporation, 1990; newspaper clippings, handwritten notes

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Metropolitan Fashion Center (MFC): Marketing Proposals (2 Folders)
Responses to Request for Proposals by: Emanuel Weintraub Associates (with handwritten notes of meeting, Mar. 14, 1991); Deloitte & Touche, 1990; KPMG Peat Marwick, "Market Plan for Recapturing the Competitive Edge in Apparel Manufacturing," Mar. 8, 1991; handwritten notes comparing proposals, Mar. 91

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Metropolitan Fashion Center (MFC): Marketing Study, Kurt Salmon Associates
Correspondence from Kurt Salmon Associates; revised project plan; notes of meetings with detailed internal issues discussion, final report, May 7, 1992; projected levels of employment

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H. Management Consultants: Emanuel Weintraub
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Management Consultants: Emanuel Weintraub
Proposals and reports by management consultant on marketing, flexible manufacturing systems; seminar materials on competitiveness; article reprints, authored by Weintraub, from Bobbin; newsletters, The Weintraub Report; correspondence with ILGWU exec asst James Parrott; handwritten notes

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Management Consultants: Emanuel Weintraub
Proposals and reports by management consultant on marketing, flexible manufacturing systems; seminar materials on competitiveness; article reprints, authored by Weintraub, from Bobbin; newsletters, The Weintraub Report; correspondence with ILGWU exec asst James Parrott; handwritten notes

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I. Fashion Exports/New York (FE/NY)
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Fashion Exports/New York (FE/NY)
A cooperative project of the Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC) and the Council for American Fashion (CAF). Letter from NYS Department of Economic Development commissioner Vince Tese to the Garment Industry Development Corp. (GIDC), notifying them of a grant award to develop an Export Trade Development Project, January 10, 1991; overview of FE/NY's mission, May 28, 1992; letters of application for resource coordinator; memos discussing sending FE/NY director/program coordinator Leah Kaplan to European trade show Igedo, outline of plans, and letters of support; project budget; typed notes on meetings/conversations, 1/22/91 and 1/24/91; Export Success Stories, August 13, 1992, re Maidenform and Andmore; drafts of brochure; printed brochures: "Canada First!" "Selling to Latin America," and "Fashion Exports New York"; descriptive text, with hand editing, for overseas brochure re Fashion Exports/New York, with cover letter requesting comments, Aug. 7, 1992; description of Request for Proposals for GIDC Export Grant Application, Sept. 10, 1992; correspondence between FE/NY's Kaplan and CAF re meetings with local firms, Russian and other international companies interested in exports, Japan Apparel Initiative (see also Japan, Kobe Mart); letters of support from firms and NYC government for grant renewal; advisory notices to ILGWU local managers re export assistance given to firms in their jurisdictions; newspaper clippings, handwritten notes

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FE/NY Budget
"Notes on FE/NY Spending"; CAF Budget Check, 11/6/91; memo, "Export Contract Extension Request," Apr. 23, 1992; CAF Finance Report: Report to Steering Committee, Mar. 23, 1991

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FE/NY Client Companies
Lists of companies receiving assistance from FE/NY export program; general mailing list; correspondence

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FE/NY Financial Reports (4 folders)
Quarterly reports to the New York State Department of Economic Development

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FE/NY Invoices
Copies of invoices and checks written by the ILGWU or GIDC for Japan export trade show and other joint export projects with the Council for American Fashion (CAF), the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and Fashion Exports/New York

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American Apparel Manufacturers' Association (Export Promotion)
Handwritten list of members; list of ILG firms belonging to AAMA, 12/19/91; memo from Council for American Fashion expressing eagerness of CAF, GIDC, and FIT to participate in an event similar to the Au Printemps promotion (copy of article attached)

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Consultants
List of export experts used in Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) seminars in 1990; correspondence and materials from export consultants APCO Associates, Assist International, Hedy Wilder Associates, Coopers & Lybrand, and Redwood Associates/Irving Vigdor; plan for export expansion seminars cosponsored by KPMG Peat Marwick, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce Office of Textiles and Apparel, and Irving Vigdor; copy of slide presentation on the European Commission; handwritten notes; brochures

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Export Assistance: Federal Government
Announcement by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce of the establishment of the Consortia of American Businesses in the Newly Independent States (CABNIS) grant program for companies interested in exporting to the former Soviet Union and aiding in its privatization, July 13, 1992; Small Business Administration fact sheets, export workshop calendar, publications; newspaper clippings

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New Jersey Institute of Technology
Announcement by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce of the establishment of the Consortia of American Businesses in the Newly Independent States (CABNIS) grant program for companies interested in exporting to the former Soviet Union and aiding in its privatization, July 13, 1992; letter from the Council for American Fashion to the New Jersey Institute of Technology endorsing its application for CABNIS grant, August 21, 1992; handwritten notes

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NYC
Letter from ILG president Mazur to NYC mayor Dinkins requesting meeting to plan promotion of exports to Japan, December 12, 1990; letter from GIDC/ILGWU to NYC deputy assistant commissioner requesting additional grant money for Fashion Exports/New York for FY 1992-93; confidential letter from ILG president Mazur to NYC deputy mayor requesting additional grant money, noting state aid will run out; descriptive summary of Pilot International Matchmaking Program, a project of the NYC Office of International Trade & Investment (Department of Ports & Trade) with the European Cooperation Network; correspondence between Office of International Trade & Investment and Council for American Fashion re working together, May 7, 1990; draft text of brochure to promote NYC manufacturing facilities to foreign designers; description of Motexha international trade fair held in Dubai, United Arab Emerites, 1990; newspaper clippings

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NYC: Brooklyn Goes Global
A project of Brooklynworks, a coalition of industry, academic, and labor institutions. Program description; description of proposed global fashion show; letter from Garment Industry Development Corp. (GIDC) to ILG officials expressing reservations about show as promoting fragmentation of industry, but interest in telemarketing aspect, March 30, 1993

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NYC: Holtzman Report
Study by New York City comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman re possible public initiatives to promote exporting, with summary press release

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New York State
Letter from NYS Dept. of Economic Development commissioner Vince Tese to Garment Industry Development Corp. (GIDC) that grant has been approved under the Global Market Export Service (GEMS), Feb. 2, 1993; letter from Council for American Fashion (CAF) to NYS Dept. of Economic Development suggesting revising GEMS grant eligibility to reflect how NYC garment industry is organized (jobber/contractor distinction), August 4, 1993; announcement from NYS Dept. of Economic Development re availability of export assistance grants to small businesses and nonprofits, August 15, 1991, with application form; letter from the executive director of the Port Authority of NY & NJ to ILG president Mazur discussing closer collaboration with the Garment Industry Development Corp. (GIDC), Sept. 19, 1990; memo from FE/NY coordinator to GIDC proposing areas of collaboration with Port Authority, July 12, 1993; brochures for NYS Global Export Market Service (GEMS); for World Trade Center Network; bulletin from NYS Dept. of Economic Development, "Export Opportunities for New York State Businesses"; flyer from NYS Dept. of Economic Development, "Export to Europe Now"; description of Eximbank Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program, Port Authority of NY & NJ; brochure, "Bringing New Products to the World's Great Marketplaces," by XPORT, the Port Authority's export trading company

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Nonapparel Industries
Newspaper clippings

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Statistics
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J. FE/NY: Country Markets and Trade Shows
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Canada
Brochure, "Canada First! Textiles/Apparel Seminar," March 18-19, 1991; press release from accountants KPMG Peat Marwick, "'Canada First' Program Offers Apparel and Textile Companies Business Strategies for Canadian Market," September 3, 1991; newspaper clippings

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Europe
"Trade Opportunities: Europe," summary sheet by Fashion Exports/New York; list of international trade shows; memo re Premier trade show in England; list of European buyer groups for apparel and letter sent to them from FE/NY offering free services, April 20, 1992; breakfast meetings sponsored by FE/NY about exporting opportunities to Europe (Igedo trade show); list of apparel and textile export trade shows around the world through October 1992, by U.S. Dept. of Commerce; the Euro-American Club's Bulletin, Sept./Oct. 1991; announcement by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce of the establishment of the Consortia of American Businesses in the Newly Independent States (CABNIS) grant program for companies interested in exporting to the former Soviet Union and aiding in its privatization, July 13, 1992; letter to ILGWU from Scott Tag & Label, re need for conversion to metric system; newspaper clippings on trade fairs, including pullout of ACTWU and Clothing Manufacturer's Association from SEHM show in Paris; handwritten notes

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Europe: Igedo Trade Show
Announcements/information packets for annual Igedo Dusseldorf (Germany); memos from Council for American Fashion; list, "FE/NY Firms Potentially Interested in IGEDO"; list of U.S. exhibitors, 1991, with question as to whether any are ILGWU firms; newspaper clippings

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Europe: Igedo Trade Show Preparations and Follow-up
Memos from CAF re funding and letters of support for FE/NY coordinator Leah Kaplan to attend; letters from Kaplan to firms preparing to attend; post-conference briefing memos to firms re contacts made, interest expressed by German buyers

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Europe: Germany
Report by the Roche Group under contract to Kormos, Harris & Associates for Industry, Science and Technology Canada, "European Market Entry Planning: West Germany"; overview of market outlook; Business Week article, "Think Small"

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Europe: Netherlands
Apparel market study for the Netherlands, Aug. 1989; correspondence

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Hong Kong
"Hong Kong's Market for Apparel and Clothing Accessories"; "Industry and Product Profile: Hong Kong's Clothing Industry", 1991; visitor arrival statistics, 1991; correspondence between Garment Industry Development Corp. and Council for American Fashion re first trade mission of Hong Kong buyers to the U.S., expressing concern over whether intent of delegation is to "knock off" New York designers for local producers; faxed notice to ILGWU local managers re status of buyers' mission, noting concern over intent, Oct. 7, 1992; briefing itinerary at U.S. Dept. of Commerce office in NY; speech delivered to the Asia Society in New York by Kazuo Wada, chairman, Yaohan Department Store Company, "Yaohan's International Strategy," April 23, 1990, re why store is relocating to Hong Kong, with note from GIDC to CAF; press release from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council re Hong Kong Fashion Week 1991; press release from the Italian Trade Commission re participation in Hong Kong Fashion Week 1991; letter to Garment Industry Development Corp. from Hong Kong Trade Development Council confirming exhibit space at Hong Kong Fashion Week 1992, noting past participants from Italy and Japan;

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Japan
"The Japanese Apparel Market: A Brief Industry Report"; export regulations re labeling requirements, tariffs, list of trade shows; correspondence re trade shows, incl. announcement from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce re U.S. Children's Fashion Trade Fair, 1992; lists of Japanese buying delegation and other contacts; list of Japanese organizations in the Japan Apparel Initiative (JAI); letter from the U.S. Embassy in Japan to ILG exec. asst. Parrott re possible Japanese markets for New York apparel firms, Oct. 1991; newspaper clippings

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Japan: CAF Exports Workshop
Letter of invitation from Fashion Exports/New York (FE/NY) to manufacturers, with description of program; list of invited firms; agenda; prepared comments to participants

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Japan: Japan Apparel Initiative (JAI) Fashion Show and Buying Mission
A cooperative effort of the Council for American Fashion (CAF), Fashion Exports/New York, Garment Industry Development Corp. (GIDC), the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)'s Xport Advisory Service Extension (EASE), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's trading company XPORT, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). "Briefing on Japan Apparel Initiative" includes descriptive sheet with overview of each entity, description of Japanese market, agenda for August 12, 1991, briefing, preview description of October NY Women's Apparel Buying Mission (fashion show), preview description of Japan Trade Mission to Kobe Fashion Mart and Tokyo (Feb. 1992); press releases; letters of invitation to briefing; description of benefits of participating in Japan Apparel Initiative; description of fashion at Oct. 1991 show; newspaper clippings

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Japan: Japan Apparel Initiative (JAI) Fashion Show and Buying Follow-Up
List of Japanese participants; thank-you letter translated into Japanese; largely negative follow-up questionnaire of Japanese buyers at Oct. buying mission/fashion show; largely negative follow-up with U.S. firms participating in Oct. buying mission/fashion show; confidential memo re meeting with representative of Takishimaya department store, notes different view of Japanese demand for U.S. goods than thought by bureaucrats, poor timing of show set by Port Authority; memo from CAF director Carl Proper to ILGWU exec. asst. James Parrott re meeting with Xport/Port Authority, perception by Japanese of U.S. apparel as low quality, Dec. 5, 1990; list of jobbers/manufacturers and contractor jobs created; export surveys

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Japan: Japan Apparel Initiative (JAI) Japanese Retailers
Report, "Japan's Ten Leading Department Stores"; Japanese Trading Firms in the City of New York; Local Branches of Japanese Department Stores; memo re Japanese department store Isetan's request for coat manufacturers, with list; printed corporate literature of conglomerate Tomen, with cover letter from Tomen Apparel Group; correspondence with Ben, Ltd., chain store re buying trip for casual wear, men's wool sweaters

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Japan: Japan Apparel Initiative (JAI) Showroom Visits
Letters from Council for American Fashion to apparel design firms asking to visit showroom with representative of the Japanese External Trade Organization

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Japan: JETRO
Printed publications and statistical information by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) re doing business in Japan; NYS Dept. of Economic Development announcement re JETRO Leisure and Recreation Import Fair 1992

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Japan: Kobe Fashion Mart
Printed materials by the Japanese Market Center and correspondence with the Council for American Fashion (CAF), Fashion Exports/New York, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey re exhibiting at the Japanese trade show; lists of invited companies

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Japan: Market Studies
"Overview of the Japanese Distribution System," by Asia Link Consulting Group; several printed editions of "Your Market in Japan" series re formal wear, sportswear, and swimwear, 1990; business facts & figures for 1992; excerpt from report, "The Apparel Market in Japan," 1988

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Mexico
Market report prepared by Fashion Exports/New York (FE/NY); list of contacts expressing interest in NY manufacturers, 1993; fact sheets on NY firms with Spanish cover letter; brochure for export conference, "Negocios Mexico: Doing Business in Mexico," Mexico City, June 5-8, 1993; newspaper clippings

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Middle East and Motexha Trade Fair
"The Apparel Market in Saudi Arabia," analysis for the Dept. of Commerce; memorandum from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce for prospective participants in the Motexha International Trade Show in Dubai, United Arab Emerites; announcement for 21st Motexha Childexpo International Trade Fair (Fashion 1993), 22-25 October 1992, Dubai World Trade Centre, for men's and women's wear, children's wear, fabrics, home textiles, fashion accessories, printed brochure for the U.S. Pavilion at the trade show; letter to ILGWU from president of Denmarie, Inc., of Burlington, VT, offering assistance with exports to Turkey, with enclosed information re free trade zones

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K. New York City and New York State Subseries
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1. New York City
see also "Garment Industry Development Corporation" and "Fashion Exports New York"

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Apparel Industry
Overview of New York City garment industry, July 21, 1986; New York Garment Industry Task Force (ILGWU) memo re issues for discussion, with attached discussion papers, December 20, 1983; "Restructuring for Competitiveness within the Knitwear Production Industry in New York City," working paper by the New York Knitwear Industry Center (Queens County Overall Economic Development Corporation and Ridgewood Local Development Corporation), October 1988; census statistics

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Business Relocation Assistance Corporation (2 folders)
Retention and Relocation Program Rules, with cover letter to ILGWU for comment, 1992; report to the Business Assistance Relocation Assistance Corporation, "Renewing the Retention and Relocation Program," prepared by the Economic Policy and Marketing Group, Office o f the Deputy Mayor, February 1992; letters from ILG president Mazur to Mayor Dinkins and others, urging change of rules that disqualified businesses in traditional industrial neighborhoods, 1991; statements of Mazur, Manhattan borough president Ruth Messinger, and ILGWU associate director of research Walter Mankoff before the NYC Planning Commission, and press release, 1991; fact sheets re links between Manhattan and Queens in the ladies' apparel industry, consequences of displacement of garment district, 1984; list of approved manufacturers, 1986, 1988; notes of meetings and phone conversations; memos to Mazur; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

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Business Labor Coalition
Known officially as the Coalition of Business, Labor and Community Organizations of New York; devoted to lobbying for national policies to benefit cities. Mission statement; draft report of task force for rebuilding the port and rail transportation for New York City; press release, "Dinkins to Present City's Agenda for Clinton Administration to New York's Congressional Delegation," November 13, 1992; remarks of chairman Maurice S. Paprin, November 17, 1992

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Economic Development Manhattan: Planning Committee Reports
Reports of committee and correspondence between Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins and ILGWU president Mazur; Overall Economic Development Planning Committee meeting minutes, June 17, 1986; list of committee members; Progress Report, New York County Overall Economic Development Program, submitted by Manhattan Borough Development Corporation, June 1986; Draft and Draft II, New York County Overall Economic Development Program Report, June 1987; 1988 report, with comments by ILG exec. asst. James Parrott

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Economy: General
Press release, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, February 25, 1988; ILGWU (?) papers: "Economic Growth and Opportunities for New Yorkers," re economy under the Koch administration, "New York City's Garment Industry: Key Events, 1983-1988," "ILGWU Proposals to the City," "Garment Center Manufacturing Preservation District Zoning," March 25, 1988; newspaper clippings re abuse of funds by Harlem Commonwealth Council, job market

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Employment
Report, "New York City in the New Economic Environment: New Risks and a Changing Outlook," by Samuel M. Ehrenhalt, regional commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in New York, March 1988; press release summarizing report; Women's Wear Daily newspaper clipping re report; census statistics re employment by borough, 1949-83

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Government
City Council resolution condemning NAFTA, faxed to ILG's Carl Proper for comments, February 2, 1993; minutes of meetings between ILG officials, including president Mazur, and deputy mayor of NY, members of City Council, and other city officials; letter from Mazur to NYC mayor David Dinkins requesting meeting to plan promotion of exports to Japan, December 12, 1990; description of the New York City Alliance for International Business, Community Development Agency job readiness grant eligibility guidelines, Nov. 23, 1992; press release by NYC Ad Hoc Housing Capital Budget Coalition, "Ad Hoc Coalition Protests Elimination of Affordable Housing Production from the City's Capital Budget," April 9, 1992; newspaper clippings re job trends, misdirected public incentives, 1993 mayoral race (Giuliani); list of campaign contributions by ILGWU to all candidates for public office in NYC in 1989

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Industrial Literacy Project (ESL instruction)
A program of the New York City Industrial Technology Assistance Corporation in cooperation with ILGWU and Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC). Grant proposal and correspondence with ILGWU president Mazur, 1991; grant proposal for New Jersey project and correspondence with K-Mart re on-site English as a Second Language (ESL) training, 1992; Federal Register notice/request for proposals re Department of Education National Workplace Literacy Program, 1992; draft of study by St. John's School of Law professor David Gregory re workplace literacy, cover letter to Mazur, September 27, 1988. see also GIDC Advisory Committee on Training

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New York Urban Coalition
Critical analysis of Urban Coalition draft, "A Vision of a Just New York: The Decade Ahead," March 18, 1988; analysis by exec. asst. James Parrott, June 14, 1998; Mazur's comments to Urban Coalition on draft report, August 5, 1988; agenda and minutes of the Board of Directors, March 16, 1988; fund development statement and cover letter to Mazur, noting expectation that board members make a personal financial gift to the coalition, September 6, 1988; correspondence re luncheon honoring U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Rep. Charles Rangel

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Real Estate: Reports and Articles
Drafts of "Real Estate Pressures and the New York City Garment Industry: The Pressing Need for a Public Policy Response," with handwritten comments (by ILGWU vice president Susan Cowell?); April 4, 1986; "The Outlook for New York City in Real Estate and Construction," by Seymour B. Durst; "New York City Garment Center Study: Program and Zoning Recommendations," and "New York City Economic Development Programs and Strategies: Manufacturing, Office, and Small Business Sectors," June 1986, Policy Analysis Division, NYC Office for Economic Development; Dept. of City Planning; newspaper clippings, including special issue of Crain's New York Business

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Real Estate: Reports Garment Center Study
"NYC Garment Center Study: Program and Recommendations," NYC Office for Economic Development, Department of City Planning, Public Development Corporation October 1986

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Real Estate: Reports Garment Center Enforcement Project
A project of the Office of Midtown Enforcement, a department of the mayor's office. Final report, October 1991; use & occupancy survey, August 1, 1991; quarterly reports, 1990, 1992; newspaper clipping reporting drop in crime with increased police presence

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Real Estate: Commercial Rent
Memos of conversations with City Councilmen re pending legislation; testimony by ILGWU president Mazur in favor of Commercial Rent Binding Arbitration legislation (Intro. 1237), November 15, 1988; against substitute bill (Intro. 1245), June 14, 1989; testimony by Dennis Keating, assoc. prof. of law, Cleveland State Univ., in favor of Intro. 1237, June 9, 1989; letters from labor unions lobbying for passage of Intro. 914A; ILGWU press release re Intro. 1237, June 9, 1989; Fact Sheet, Commercial Rent Binding Arbitration New York City Council Intro. 914A, prepared by ILGWU; list, Firms Forced to Move as a Result of Rent Increase; memo summarizing survey of firms displaced due to rent pressures, July 9, 1985; memo re displaced firms and garment center zoning, January 7, 1987; Housing and Vacancy Report, prepared for the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, April 1988; background points for Manhattan Borough President Dinkins cable show, "Should Manufacturing Be Retained in Manhattan?", related correspondence; statement by Dinkins on inclusionary zoning, May 21, 1987; statement by Dinkins in favor of vacant building program, March 10, 1988; newspaper clippings re structure of New York City Council, negative impacts of rent control; handwritten notes

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Real Estate: Industrial Loft Advisory Council
Meeting minutes; letter/report to NYC mayor Ed Koch re preserving industrial space; newspaper clippings; testimony by ILGWU president Mazur before the NY City Council on Intro 914A, Commercial Rent Binding Arbitration, Nov. 15, 1988; testimony by Thomas Van Arsdale, president, New York City Central Labor Council; testimony by head of NY Chamber of Commerce against commercial rent control; testimony by NYC Corporation Counsel; testimony by the NY regional vice president of the American Arbitration Association; notes re telephone conversation; newspaper clippings, handwritten notes

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Real Estate: SoHo Alliance
Report, "The Prospect of Hotels in Soho," prepared for the SoHo Alliance by planning consultants Abeles Phillips Preiss & Shapiro; letter from Friends of SoHo to NY City Planning Commission "vehemently" opposing hotel development; letter to Mayor Dinkins; newspaper clippings

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Real Estate: Times Square Redevelopment Project
Testimony on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 42nd Street Development Project, by Jay Mazur, general secretary-treasurer, ILGWU, expressing concern with impact of Times Square redevelopment on adjacent garment district, leading to commercial conversions of production facilities and higher rents, March 26, 1984; testimony by Mazur at UDC hearing on redevelopment project, asking for balanced economic planning, mitigation measures, September 6, 1984; comments of the ILGWU to the UDC, May 1984; press release, "Union Calls for Measures to Counteract Effect of 42nd Street Redevelopment on Garment Center," Sept. 6, 1984; Statement by Mayor Edward I. Koch, Comptroller Harrison J. Golden, and City Council President Carol Bellamy, pledging to work with ILGWU to preserve and create apparel jobs in the garment district and elsewhere in the city, Nov. 8, 1984; statement by Dr. Roger Waldinger, City College of New York, "The Impact of the 42nd Street Redevelopment Plan on the Garment Industry," presented to the Board of Estimate hearings, October 25, 1984, arguing that merchandise mart plans for apparel should be abandoned; draft of report by Tom Davidoff (?) with cover note asking for comment by ILG staff; newspaper clippings; oversized poster

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Real Estate: Trends
Newspaper clippings re real estate changes and events; Crain's New York Business paper, "Changing face of New York"

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Sweatshops
Letter from Chinese Staff & Workers' Association asking for support in campaign against sweatshops in NYC, March 31, 1991, with attached fact sheet re Wai Chang Fashions, "Brooklyn garment shop owes workers over $100,000 in unpaid wages" and sample letter to NYS Dept. of Labor; correspondence between Assemblyman Frank Barbaro, chairman of the Labor Committee, and ILG president Mazur; transcript of testimony by Mazur before the committee re effectiveness of Apparel Industry Task Force, created by Barbaro, March 20, 1992; testimony by NYS Labor Commissioner John Hudacs; transcript of interview with Chinese worker; copies of four bills in Senate and Assembly to increase civil and criminal penalties for violating labor laws and holding manufacturers equally liable for violations by their contractors; certified letter from U.S. Dept. of Labor's Wage and Hour Division re enforcement of Fair Labor Standards Act, and attached letter sent to every manufacturer, contractor, and subcontractor in the U.S., citing high levels of noncompliance, stressing prohibition against homework in apparel industry, March 6, 1992; press release from U.S. Dept. of Labor re temporary restraining order against NYC garment manufacturer, April 30, 1992; newspaper clippings. see also "Sweatshops" (general subject files)

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Workforce Development Commission
Letter from NYC mayor Dinkins to ILG president Mazur inviting him to become a member of the Workforce Development Commission, with attached concept paper, June 28, 1993; text of address to commission (by Mazur?), "ILGWU Experience with Education, Training, Job Creation, Job Retention, Job Enhancement"; report by the commission, "New York City Labor Force Demand and Supply," heavily hand-annotated with critical comments (by Mazur?); draft recommendations ("confidential"), December 21; drafts of Research Project Approach, Discussion with Commissioners, hand annotated, September 14 ("confidential"); committee minutes, agendas, remarks by Mazur, notes

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Workforce Development Commission: Task Forces
Committee minutes of education task force and demand and supply task force; issues papers

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Workforce Development Commission: Task Forces on Training
Training committee minutes; preliminary findings, training, placement, and support services, Oct. 13; issues papers

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Workforce Development Commission: Worker Focus Groups
Transcripts of worker focus groups re workplace training programs, November; confidential summary and discussion by consultant McKinsey, November 16

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Workforce Development Commission: ILGWU Internal Discussion
Draft of letter to deputy mayor to be sent over Mazur's signature, with memo to several advisors seeking input, August 18; notes re recommendations for ILG participation in commission, internal ILG and Council for American Fashion (CAF) memos re issues

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2. New York State
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Apparel Industry: New York State
Narrative, "The Apparel Industry in New York State: A Statistical Profile," prepared by the NYS Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Business Research, March 1986; NYS Department of Labor report, "Occupational Needs in the 1980s: New York State 1987-1989" (projections); U.S. Dept. of Labor employment, hours, and earnings survey data, 1939-82 and supplement for 1980-84; overview of apparel industry, New York State, 1985; NYS apparel and knitting mill statistics by county, prepared by ILGWU Research Dept., based on data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1973-86; U.S. Dept. of Commerce/Bureau of the Census "County Business Patterns: New York" by industry, 1981-84; newspaper clipping

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Economic Development/Enterprise Zones
Department of Economic Development program. Program description; "Rebuilding Our Cities: The Case for Enterprise Zones," report by the Legislative Commission on Public-Private Cooperation, Senator Roy M. Goodman, Chairman, September 18, 1985; statements on enterprise zones, submitted by ILGWU president Jay Mazur before the Senate Finance Committee, June 17, 1992; before the House Ways and Means Committee, July 18, 1991; by ILG president Sol Chaikin before the Senate Finance Committee, April 21, 1992 and May 3, 1983; talking points for meeting with Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros, August 6, 1993; memos to Cisneros, April 1 and 6, 1993

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Economic Development/Enterprise Zones
Letter from ILGWU president Mazur to NYS AFL-CIO president Edward J. Cleary re concerns expressed to Economic Development Zone Review Commission; draft of legislation; transcript of testimony before hearing by local EDZ officials from Elmira, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Auburn, Ogdensburg, and Essex County, March 6; state-by-state list of enterprise zone incentives; meeting agendas; handwritten notes

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Economic Development/Enterprise Zones: Comptroller's Audits
Office of State Comptroller Report of Examination: Economic Development Zone Program, September 1, 1990; report by Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York, October 23, 1990

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Economic Development/Enterprise Zones: Review Commission Hearing
Transcript of hearing re Progress and Effectiveness of the NYS Economic Development Zones Program, held by Special Economic Development Zone Review Commission, April 3

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Economic Development/Enterprise Zones: Review Commission Reports
Updated proposed findings and recommendations, sent to commission members for comment, May 7, 1991; comments by ILGWU president Mazur, May 30, 1991; interim report, "Summary Findings and Recommendations of the Economic Development Zones Review Commission," June 19, 1991; final draft, for commission review, October 4, 1991; memo re future of EDDZ program; Mazur's recommendation, April 23, 1991; New York State Economic Development Zones Program Review Commission Final Report, November 1991

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Economic Development/Enterprise Zones: Articles
Scholarly and newspaper articles on enterprise zones, most of it negative; AFL-CIO Reviews the Issues: Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities: Promise and Pitfalls, June 1994; "Enterprise Zones: New Directions in Economic Development," Roy E. Green, editor (Sage Publications); "The Political Economy of States' Job-Creation Business Incentives," Bennett Harrison and Sandra Kanter, AIP Journal, October 1987

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Excelsior Fund
A program of the Governor's office. Description of program, list of Board of Directors and advisory committees; press releases announcing creation of award recognizing quality performance and cooperative labor-management relations in public, private, and educational sectors; noting first recipients; printed booklet describing criteria; newspaper clipping from Crain's NY Business, noting loan pool for midsized companies; memo to ILGWU president Mazur

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee
Text of 1981 Garment Industry Job Retention Act, establishing the Garment Industry Advisory Committee, with cover letter inviting ILGWU representation on committee; draft annual report, 1990-91; minutes and agenda of meetings, May 2, 1989, December 4, 1990, February - December 1991, held at ILGWU headquarters; report of the Subcommittee on Industry Development, Nov. 14, 1991; letter to NYS Labor Commissioner from the chair of the NYS Garment Industry Advisory Committee expressing concern over five vacancies on the Apparel Industry Task Force as well as decreased staffing of the Division of Labor Standards, October 22, 1991; other letters from the committee to the commissioner calling for maintenance of staffing levels, funding for the task force; official letter of complaint from ILGWU of industrial homework against Bronx/Manhattan firm Teammate Fashion/Reflex Accessories/Lending Trimming and intermediary New Light Enterprises with the NYS Dept. of Labor Fair Labor Standards Division, Sept. 7, 1989, and memos in response following 18-month investigation, noting largest fine in history, February-March 1991; newspaper clippings re fine; ILG memo to Mazur re additional further action in union context against industrial homework violators, February 25, 1991; statement of chief labor standards investigator and program administrator, NYS Apparel Industry Task Force, against lifting the ban on industrial homework, March 29, 1989; Status of Memorandum of Understanding between U.S. Dept. of Labor and NYS Dept. of Labor to enhance each agency's ability to enforce labor laws and regulations in the apparel industry, Sept. 19, 1991; press release from NYS Attorney General Robert Abrams's office re criminal prosecution of Brooklyn garment manufacturer for violations of labor law, with personal cover letter from Abrams to ILG present Mazur, May 20, 1991; press releases from NYS Dept. of Labor re expansion of enforcement inspections upstate, fines issued for homework violations, other fines, 1990-91; statistical report to ILG pres. Mazur re child labor law and other violations, fines, number of investigations and complaints, showing dramatic increases from 1988 to 1990; statistical report, Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 1991; printed Apparel Industry Task Force Report, c. 1989, re sweatshop policing; cover letter and first newsletter by NYS Dept. of Labor, Highlights & Issues, for advisory boards, March 4, 1991; handwritten notes; newspaper clippings

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee
Feb. 9, May 4, Sept. 7, 1993, and Feb. 8, 1994, meeting minutes; text of four proposed bills introduced in the NYS legislature strengthening contractor registration law, increasing funding for unemployment insurance, and ensuring terminated workers receive accumulated vacation pay, with cover letter from ILG exec. asst. noting need to fill five investigator positions on the Apparel Industry Task Force; letter from Garment Industry Advisory Committee to Commissioner of Labor urging him to call on legislature to fill the vacant positions; joint proposal by U.S. Dept. of Labor and NYS Dept. of Labor to the Garment Industry Advisory Committee re Feasibility of Master Agreements in the Garment Industry (examining San Francisco Master Agreements, investigative trends in NY, etc); newsletter, Greater Voice, published by Greater Blouse, Skirt and Undergarment Association (NY Chinatown manufacturers; Chinese and English language), issue 1, April 1993; newspaper clippings

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee: Awards by Media Subcommittee
Minutes of subcommittee on media/image, mostly ILG officials, discussing creation of award program

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee: Awards
Notice of annual awards to responsible garment manufacturers, press release announcing recipients; memos discussing criteria, related documentation

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee: Awards
Printed program for the NYS Labor Commissioner's Awards ceremony, "Outstanding Practices in the Apparel Manufacturing Industry," April 8, 1992, sponsored by the Council for American Fashion; text of remarks by keynote speaker Karen Schaffner, publisher, Apparel Industry Magazine, re efforts by manufacturers to improve workplace environment, attract and retain workers; text of welcoming remarks by ILGWU president (and co-chair of Council for American Fashion) Jay Mazur; list of attendees and award recipients; copy of declaration of Apparel Week, signed by Gov. Mario Cuomo, April 6, 1992; press release announcing the awards, from NYS Dept. of Labor; press release announcing the awards, from Council for American Fashion; letters of notification to award recipients; memos between ILG officials; editorials in Apparel Industry Magazine

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee: Minutes
Feb. 11, May 5, September 24, December 1, 1992, meeting minutes, held at ILGWU headquarters

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee: Registration Law
Press releases, memoranda, and text of legislation of the Apparel Registration Law of 1988, requiring all garment industry contractors and manufacturers in the state to register with the NYS Commissioner of Labor and also establishing an enforcement task force within the Dept. of Labor; designed to eradicate sweatshops in New York State. Notice of law, in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean; correspondence with ILG president Mazur negotiating terms of legislation (disclosure, exemption of men's wear); registration form and certificate; handwritten notes; newspaper clippings

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee: Enforcement Legislation Proposals
Proposed legislation designed to more effectively enforce labor laws in the garment industry, eradicate sweatshops and industrial homework; confiscation was major point of contention with Republican-controlled Senate. Drafts of Enhanced Apparel Registration Enforcement bill, 1988; mailgrams to members of state legislature, 1988; legislative program of NYS Dept. of Labor, 1989 and 1987, with cover letter to ILGWU president Mazur seeking support; correspondence between ILGWU president Mazur, union staff, and state officials; press releases from NYS Dept. of Labor announcing closer coordination with U.S. Dept. of Labor, report of advisory council1990; memo to Mazur analyzing governor's upcoming State of the State message, Jan. 6, 1988; newspaper clippings

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee: Enforcement Worksheets (Violations)
Dept. of Labor press releases re fines for homework and other labor law violators; worksheets of Apparel Industry Task Force re outcomes of contacts with manufacturers/contractors

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Garment Industry Advisory Committee: Registration List
List of garment industry firms registered under the Apparel Registration Law in 1992; Freedom of Information request from ILGWU to NYS Dept of Labor for names of firms cited for labor law or other violation during the first quarter of 1990

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Industrial Cooperation Council
A program of the Governor's office. List of NYS programs of use to apparel businesses and workers, January 27, 1989; Request for Proposals by ICC; grant proposal prepared by Emanuel Weintraub Associates (see also Management Consultants) for an Apparel Industry Strategic Development Project, working with ILGWU, ACTWU, and NYC-area apparel firms, September 1989; suggested amendments to proposal; "Scope of Apparel Industry Project," November 1, 1989; confidential memo from Weintraub to ILG re findings on NYC garment industry: most firms driven by marketing, not manufacturing, use Chinatown contractors, not interested in production improvements, May 1990; letters to ILG local 62-32 manager from the Associated Corset and Brassiere Manufacturers, Inc., the Intimate Apparel Manufacturers' Association., Inc., and the Pleaters, Stitchers & Embroiderers Association, Inc., recommending members to participate in a New York State grant program, January 1990; related correspondence and meeting notes; proposed "compact," agreement between the state and the business and labor communities re economic adjustments for plant shutdowns, with critical comments by ILGWU exec. asst. James Parrott, 1986; handwritten notes

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Industrial Cooperation Council: Policy Papers
Reports on apparel/garment industry, steel industry, comparative study on telecommunications in Europe, Japan, and U.S.; effect of deregulation and international competition; financial services; trade, technology, debt crisis, macroeconomic policy; food processing industry in western NY; handwritten notes

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Industrial Cooperation Council: Cuomo Commission on Trade & Competitiveness
Drafts of apparel industry study and final report, "A New American Formula for a Strong Economy," by the Cuomo Commission on Trade and Competitiveness, a broad-based entity under the governor's Industrial Cooperation Council; identified national trade imbalance, declining exports as major cause of job loss in NYS. Critical comments on the report's apparel section by ILGWU exec. asst. James Parrott; comments by commission member Jack Sheinkman, president of ACTWU; press releases from the governor's office; newspaper clippings, some annotated; John Herling's Labor Letter, June 25, 1988

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Industrial Cooperation Council: Task Force on Latin America
Draft of task force report , with handwritten comments; letter from ILGWU president Mazur giving critical comments

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Industrial Cooperation Council: New York Center for Employee Ownership and Participation
A program of Gov. Cuomo's Industrial Cooperation Council. Cover letter and announcement brochure for Sixth Annual Conference for Unions on Employee Ownership, cosponsored by center, October 9, 1987; letter from center to ILG president Mazur with materials from conference, including agenda, text of remarks by Lt. Gov. Stan Lundine, ALF-CIO representative Bert Siedman, press release, survey results, list of top ten ESOP companies, special report by Harvard Business Review, December 1, 1987; letter from center to Mazur requesting meeting, January 7, 1988, with attached materials: 1987 annual report, Industrial Cooperation Council; executive summary of research report by center, "Getting a Piece of the Action: Employee Ownership in New York State," October 1987; article from Bureau of National Affairs, "Employee Ownership Plans: Two Union Views" re Bricklayers and Steel Workers; newspaper clippings; descriptive brochures re center; announcement flyer for conference cosponsored by center and Cornell ILR Extension, "Labor's Experience with Employee Ownership: A One-Day Workshop for Union Leaders," May 6, 1988; Employee Ownership: Common Questions, New York State Industrial Cooperation Council, 1990

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Department of Labor Library
Selected Additions lists (new books and pamphlets available to DOL staff)

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Unemployment Insurance
Statement on Unemployment Insurance and Statement on Legislative Priorities for 1985, before the NYS Assembly Committee on Labor, by ILGWU exec. VP Wilbur Daniels, December 10, 1984; letter to ILG general secy. treas. Jay Mazur from Assemblyman Frank Barbaro re proposed increase in unemployment insurance benefits, February 3, 1988; AFL-CIO letter discussing recent national developments, March 8, 1991, with attached statistical report, "Worker's Compensation and Unemployment Insurance under State Laws, January 1, 1991"; NYS Department of Labor reports, "A History of Unemployment Insurance Legislation in the United States and New York State, 1935-1983" and "Shared Work: Maintaining the Foundation of Economic Security: Interim Evaluation Submitted to the Legislature," U.S. Dept. of Labor occasional paper, "Beginning the Unemployment Insurance Program - An Oral History," 1985; April 1987; Industrial Relations Research Association Series Proceedings of the Thirty- Seventh Annual Meeting, December 28-30, 1984; memo re rise in weekly claims, December 13, 1984

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Urban Development Corporation
Annual Report on Jobs Create and Retained, April 1994; press releases re awards to individual companies; memos to ILGWU president Mazur from exec. asst. James Parrott with analysis for meetings; meeting agendas; newspaper clippings

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Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Board of Directors Meetings
11/19/1992. Complete agenda and background information; items under consideration included grant for Bronx Land Use and Urban Design Study, permanent homeless family housing for Brooklyn (Kings County), Town of Huntington Olympic Corporate Headquarters Project

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Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Board of Directors Meetings: Huntington Olympic Project
11/19/1992. Town of Huntington Olympic Corporate Headquarters Project draft environmental impact statement, with cover memo from UDC chairman and CEO Vince Tese and proposed resolution, December 4, 1992

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Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Board of Directors Meetings
9/21/1994. Complete agenda and background information; items under consideration included regulations for Minority and Women-Owned Business Development and Lending Program, 42nd St. Development Project, Regional Economic Development Partnership Program (REDPP)

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Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Board of Directors Meetings
2/17/1994. Complete agenda and background information; items under consideration included grants for Chinatown Business Improvement District (Manhattan Neighborhood Renaissance Local Development Corporation), redevelopment plan for Staten Island Naval Station; with note from ILGWU president Mazur to CAF director/ILG staff Carl Proper, "see me - confidential - to call personally"

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Regional Economic Development Partnership Program (REDPP)
A program of the NYS Urban Development Corporation. Grant application form

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World Trade Council
A program of the Governor's office. Executive order establishing the World Trade Council, with primary responsibility to improve NYS competitive standing as an exporting state; letter from Gov. Mario Cuomo appointing ILGWU president Mazur to council; memo re committee assignments for Mazur; meeting minutes, agendas, follow-up questionnaire; publications: papers on "GATT Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations," "U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement: Implications for the NY-NJ Region," informational brochure re World Trade Institute courses, seminars, meetings