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Letter to Sheinkman from ILGWU general secretary treasurer Irwin Solomon re success of recent pooling of both unions' general funds for investments, proposing pooling of health and welfare funds, with attached financial documents, July 27, 1987; letter asking for support for strikers, boycott of Juvenile Shoe, Aurora and Carthage, MO, November 20, 1987; letter from recruitment firm soliciting applications for organizers for ACTWU in California, Southeast, and Southwest, with cover note to Mazur from ILGWU official, June 24, 1988; letters from Sheinkman to president of ITGLWF re appointments of replacements to Presidium and Executive Committee, questioning dues levy policy, 1987-88; press release announcing joint request by ACTWU and ILGWU for review of OSHA formaldehyde regulations, December 2, 1987, with attached press clippings and ILGWU brochure; In These Times article on organizing success of ACTWU in Southeast, May 4-10, 1988; correspondence between National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Television Playhouse, producers, and Sheinkman re need to raise funds for production of film about women in the early textile industry, "Lowell Fever," August 1986-April 1987; letter of recommendation from Sheinkman to Cornell ILR admissions office, February 10, 1987; letter from Sheinkman to John T. Joyce, president of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, declining invitation to join the Central America Peace and Democracy Watch, explaining that Central Americans have the monitoring of Arias Plan well in hand, noting affiliation of Watch with Contra supporters, November 17, 1987; letters to Mazur from Sheinkman re attached label on importer of men's tailored clothing, James Edmonds, claiming inspection by ILGWU Local 102 employees, July 30 and August 3, 1987; letter to Mazur from Sheinkman re knitting vs. dying and finishing operations at TPD plant in New Jersey, question of union jurisdiction, February 2, 1988; letter to Mazur from Sheinkman re overseas work for Ellen Tracy, potential to bring tailored jacket production back to the U.S. in Twinmore or other ACTWU shops, January 12, 1987; letter to Sheinkman from Australian apparel producer Dunlop Clothing, Footwear & Textiles re Australian government deregulation policy, with attached press release from the Ministry of Industry, Technology and Commerce, December 15, 1986; newspaper clipping from Labor Unity, "ACTWU Supports ILGWU Strike," December 1986; newspaper clipping from Women's Wear Daily re Curon dispute, March 10, 1987; memo re strategy on textile bill, December 1, 1986; correspondence and related material re Labor Committee of Martin Luther King Federal Holiday Commission, November 1986-May 1988; letter to Mazur from Sheinkman noting that dispute with Tahari, Ltd., has been resolved, need for planned strike obviated, thanking him for support, September 24, 1986; letter from Sheinkman to Edward Cleary, president, New York State AFL-CIO, supporting Mazur's position that labor endorsement of congressional candidates be based heavily on their vote on Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, August 20, 1986; memo to ACTWU vice presidents from president Murray H. Finley and Sheinkman, urging final lobbying effort to override Reagan veto of Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, with two attached statements in case of victory or defeat, July 25, 1986; brochure, "ACTWU Social Services: At Work and in the Community"; financial statement showing dues payments of ILGWU and ACTWU to the Inter-American Federation of Textile & Garment Workers, March 1, 1984- Sept. 30, 1985, with cover letter to Mazur from Sheinkman urging that the ILGWU pay the same amount as the ACTWU, June 18, 1986; letter from Sheinkman to NYC labor leaders in support of likely Democratic candidate for the 15th Congressional District, George Hirsch, challenging incumbent Republican Bill Green, June 2, 1986; letter from Sheinkman to new president of ITGLWF (?) re need for broader representation for North America on Presidium, March 28, 1988; letter to Mazur from ILGWU director of the New York State District re competitive organizing efforts by ACTWU at Sanyo Fashion House, Oneonta, NY, with cover note from Mazur to Sheinkman, requesting that he contact Mazur immediately, April 20, 1987; letter from Mazur to Sheinkman asking for support for Labor Resources Service being organized by Frontlash, n.d.; sample of Political Action Committee deduction authorization form, with cover note from Sheinkman to Mazur, September 17, 1986

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