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Series I. ILGWU [series]:
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ILGWU History
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UNITE, Constitution of a Merged Union
Includes legal opinion allowing merger of ILGWU and ACTWU; memo to Mazur from ILGWU asst president Gus Tyler re preamble, December 9, 1994; earlier draft with marked-up edits reflecting meeting with ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman, December 7, 1994; related correspondence

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ILGWU/ACTWU Merger Committee
Memo to Mazur re meeting of Merger Committee, April 12, 1994; related documents

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ILGWU (UNITE), merger, General Executive Board, Adam Klein Study, February 7
Agenda for General Executive Board meeting, February 1993; topics for discussion at retreat; report on organizing activities, December 23, 1992; notes for February 7-8, 1993, GEB executive session; memo from Adam Klein re next steps of strategic review of ILGWU, October 30, 1991; Klein proposed work plan through June 1992; notes on Ross Perot; material from the Triangle Civic Association, Melville, NY

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ILGWU (UNITE), merger, General Executive Board, Adam Klein Study, July 20
Memo from Mazur re retreat to discuss strategic planning outlined in Klein study, April 10, 1992; personal and confidential memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott outlining issues for GEB executive session, January 20, 1992, with outline of remarks

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ILGWU Convention, 1986 and 1989
Copy of Convention Daily for 39th Convention, May 30, 1986; letter of retirement from Henoch Mendelsund, director of ILGWU archives, March 20, 1986; "On the Move" publication at 1989 convention re staff; outline re AIM, Associate ILGWU Members (former and potential members), described at founding convention, December 14, 1988

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ILGWU Convention
Booklet, Signature of 450,000, pictorial history of ILGWU, for 65th Anniversary Convention, May 1965; report of the Health & Welfare Retirement and Supplementary Unemployment-Severance Funds, January 1, 1965 - December 31, 1965

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ILGWU General Executive Board
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ILGWU, General Advisory Council
Minutes of GAC meeting of December 7 - 9, 1994, with attached analysis of Dunlop Commission recommendations, report, "Worker Rights and Trade: Democracy's Next Frontier"; meeting notice; memo to Mazur from Carl Proper recommending comments re Leslie Fay; talking points for Mazur re need to rebuild progressive base and revitalized agenda for defeated Democratic Party, Leslie Fay strike, merger with ACTWU

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ILGWU General Advisory Council
See also Speeches - General Advisory Council 1993 Handwritten notes by Mazur, January 22, 1994; printed outline of notes for meeting, January 5, 1994; agenda for February 16, 1994, GAC meeting; agenda, summary of reports re health care from October 26-27, 1993, meeting, with cover letter to ILGWU vice presidents from Mazur, November 29, 1993; outline of remarks by Mazur for March 14 dinner re opportunities with Clinton administration, difficulty influencing trade policy; notecards for March 15, 1993, dinner remarks; agenda for GAC meeting of March 14-16, 1993

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ILGWU General Advisory Council
Outlines of Mazur remarks for November 13, 1990, GAC meeting, in memos from exec asst James Parrott; agenda of meeting; outline of remarks for September 24, 1991, meeting, focusing on health care; reports from workshops and committees at GAC meeting of September 25, 1991; minutes of November 11-14, 1990, GAC meeting re major market negotiations, with cover memo to General Executive Board from Mazur, calling meeting "most successful and productive this group has ever had"

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ILGWU General Advisory Council
Meeting agendas; memo re creation of General Advisory Council, with racial and gender composition in 1985 and 1986, January 1985; memo re purpose of establishing GAC in 1984 to expand participation by middle-level officers, January 30, 1987; list of members, 1986; letter to Mazur from Pacific Northwest District Council business agent Frank D. Monti, reminding him that he would like to be considered for Advisory Council, with attached resume, May 11, 1987; confidential memo to Mazur from Susan Cowell summarizing discussions at GAC meeting, June 15, 1987; handwritten notes by Mazur

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ILGWU General Advisory Council
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ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
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ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
List of task forces with descriptions of duties and members; memo to Mazur and others re demands, September 12, 1990; draft report of benefit fund task force, January 2, 1991; preliminary report, task force on benefits, January 8, 1991; minutes of the task force on benefits, October 15, 1990; report of task force on contract language, January 10, 1991; letter to Mazur from American Cloak and Suit Manufacturers Association re dire conditions in industry, July 23, 1990; chronology for 1991 outerwear negotiations; minutes of communications task force meeting, December 3, 1990

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ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
General Executive Board Executive Committee agenda, February 28, 1991; proposed two-tier liquidated damages for imports; policy guidelines; demands, outerwear negotiations, February 28; short list and full demands, March 7; talking points; National Association of Blouse Manufacturers Proposals for Modifications of the Collective Bargaining Agreement; memo to Mazur re coverage of called-up Reservists and National Guard, February 26; consumer price index, U.S. and NY area; press releases, "ILGWU Begins Negotiations with Outerwear Employers in Northeast," March 13, and "ILGWU, Sportswear Employers Agree on Contracts for 55,000 Workers in Northeast," May 30; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes by Mazur

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ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
Memo to Mazur from exec asst James Parrott re staff comments at New York Joint Board meeting, January 8, 1988; memo from Parrott re discussions of 35-hour week, January 15, 1988; fact sheet on trends in collective bargaining settlements; draft fact sheet for negotiations between ILGWU and the outerwear industry in the northeast, March 4, 1988; chronology of events in the history of ILGWU (1846-1988), March 3, 1988; standardized form for interim agreements in the event of an impasse, developed by ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny, May 4; model collective bargaining agreement, from Zimny, February 25; remarks by Edgar Romney for opening session of negotiations, March 9; benefit fund fact sheet and cost of living background information, March 1; report of the task force on vacations and holidays, February 1988; Q&A sheet; Local 102 demands for 1988 trucking division; agreement between New York Coat and Suit Association, Inc., and Infants' Children's & Girl's Sportswear Association, and New York Coat, Suit, Dress, Rainwear and Allied Workers' Union Local 89-22-1 (sometimes called the Joint Board) and locals in the New Jersey Region, New England Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, South Jersey Joint Board and New York State District workers covered by the agreement, June 1, 1988; packet of newspaper clippings on contract settlement, with cover memo to communications task force from Susan Cowell, July 15 and April 27, 1988; ILGWU press releases

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ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
Minutes of meeting of major market strike task force, May 18, 1988; agreement between Allied Underwear Association, Inc., and Intimate Apparel Workers' Union, ILGWU and Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, Local 10, ILGWU, July 1, 1984 to June 30, 1987; agreement between Intimate Apparel Manufacturers Association and Intimate Apparel Workers' Union, Local 62-32, ILGWU and Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, Local 10, ILGWU, July 1, 1984, to June 30, 1987; memo to Mazur from Northeast, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Department director Sol Hoffman re benefits issues discussed at staff meeting, December 11, 1987; letter from Hoffman to executive director of Atlantic Apparel Contractors' Association asking for early start on negotiations, citing desperate mutual problems in the industry, December 14, 1987; terms of clothing settlement, 1987; letter to members of Local 23-25 from manager Edgar Romney, noting upcoming series of meetings to discuss what members want in next contract, December 1987

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ILGWU Major Market Negotiations, Communications Task Force
Minutes of meeting January 15, 1988; outline of objectives; letters from Mazur to appointees, December 30, 1987; memo to Mazur from exec asst David Melman re preparations for 1991 major market negotiations, listing task forces, including communications, July 27, 1990

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ILGWU Major Market Negotiations
see also Agreements - Greater Blouse 1985 Collective agreement, New York Skirt and Sportswear Association, 1982-1985; with the National Women's Neckwear and Scarf Association, June 1, 1982-May 31, 1985; demands of Local 91-105, March 18, 1985; agreement between Fashion Apparel Manufacturers Association and the Philadelphia Dress Joint Board; agreement with Associated Garment Industries (Underwear Branch) with the Missouri-Mississippi River Valley District Council and the Texas-Oklahoma District Council, 10/13/82 - 10/15/85; handwritten notes by Mazur

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ILGWU Major Market Negotiations, Non-Accessible Allowances
Memos to Mazur re New York Dress Joint Board

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ILGWU Negotiations, Local 23-25
Remarks by Edgar Romney, opening session, collective bargaining with New York Skirt and Sportswear Association and guests Greater Blouse, Skirt and Undergarment Association, April 2, 1985; proposals; memos re contract negotiation; translation of Chinatown press, week of March 4-11, 1985; handwritten notes

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ILGWU Negotiations, New England Region
List of officers, handwritten notes; list of negotiation meeting dates

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ILGWU Negotiations,Locals
See also Koret of North America 1985 Demands and proposals of Locals 23-25, 91-105, 132-98, Dressmakers' Joint Council, NY Skirt and Sportswear Association; memo to Mazur from Muzaffar Chishti re 1982 contract developments, April 30, 1985; financial records; newspaper clippings

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ILGWU, Appointment Agendas
Daily reminder books for ILGWU president Jay Mazur

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ILGWU, Mazur, New York City Managers Meetings
Talking points, outline of discussion; handwritten notes by exec asst James Parrott

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ILGWU, Mazur, Regional Staff Meetings
Opening remarks for AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (IUD) Legislative Conference March 20, 1991; suggestions by exec asst James Parrott for Pennsylvania staff meeting, December 5, 1990; suggestions for Atlanta staff meeting, July 22, 1989; outline of talking points Southeast staff conference, June 6, 1991; handwritten notes by Parrott, November 11, 1987

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ILGWU, Mazur Staff
Memo re staff changes in president's office, n.d.; resume of Mazur secretary Rema Sherwood, 1995

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ILGWU, census comparison
Six-month comparisons of ILWGU membership figures by region/district/local, and percent change

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ILGWU, staff payroll records
Computer printout of names, annual salaries, local affiliations, week ending 12/31/91

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ILGWU, Health and Safety Department
Minutes of Occupational Health and Safety Forum (also called Occupational Safety and Health Forum) Meeting, June 7, 1989, with list of attendees, mission statement, accounting statement; paper submitted to forum re drug abuse in the workplace by Chrysler Motors' director of Occupational Safety and Health Services, April 25, 1989; memo from ILGWU Health & Safety director Betty Plattus asking to distribute information on new OSHA formaldehyde standards to all regional managers; training contract with NYS Dept. of Labor and production agreement with Shop Talk Productions for educational videotape in English, Spanish, and Chinese re fire hazards and musculoskeletal hazards; materials related to mental health and stress in the workforce: "New Options for Reducing Blue-Collar Stress," by Arthur B. Shostak, professor of psychology, Drexel University, May 1984; brochure, participant list, bibliography for conference, "Workers and Their Mental Health: Strategic Planning for the Next Decade," Columbia University School of Social Work, April 1986; press releases from U.S. Dept. of Labor re OSHA; memo to Mazur from Plattus re affiliation with Union Health Center, October 1, 1986

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ILGWU, Health Services
see also ILGWU Benefit Funds 1984-1988 ILGWU Health Services Plan Report to the Board of Trustees, meeting agenda, asset manager's report (for period ending October 31, 1987); minutes of Board of Trustees meeting for December 11, 1986, asset manager's report (ending September 30, 1986); agenda for Board of Trustees meeting, December 4, 1984, with director's report; director's report for November 1, 1983; minutes of Nov. 30, 1982 trustees meetings; auditor's reports/financial statements; resolutions by Local 188, re health and safety, equal opportunity for women within union, March 26, 1986; memos re availability of pharmacy services; report of presentations at meeting of Committee for National Health Insurance re statistics on uninsured and underinsured, February 10, 1986; memo re Vision Maintenance Plan, Feb. 3, 1986; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Greater New York description of Health Education Department Worksite Programs re blood pressure screening, CPR training, health workshops, referral services, available publications; AFL-CIO conference invitation re Negotiating for Improved Health Care, Mar. 11, 1986; ILGWU Health Service Plan descriptions; handwritten notes by Mazur

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ILGWU, International Relations Department
see also FITITVC; see also ITGLWF Letter from ILGWU International Relations Department director Michele Briones to counterpart in Italy re Cygne Designs and subsidiary T.wear S.r.l.; letters in Spanish from Mazur to counterpart in Chile inquiring about identity of buyer for worker-abusing Domsey Trading Company (Brooklyn, NY), August 8, 1990, and contribution to labor organization FITITVC, February 7, 1990

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Economic Policy Council, meeting, March 27
Correspondence re panel meeting, "U.S. Policy toward the Newly Emerging Industrial Countries"; memo replying to request from Mazur by ILG researcher Herman Starobin, with attached paper, "Export-Led Economic Development for Third-World Countries," October/November 1985

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Economic Policy Council
"Work and Family in the United States: A Policy Initiative," by the Economic Policy Council of UNA-USA, December 1985; memos re release of report, with newspaper clippings; detailed summaries of January 1986 meetings by ILG exec. asst. James Parrott; address by Mazur, "A Labor Perspective on U.S. Policy toward Newly Industrialized Countries," May 19, 1986; related draft

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Economic Policy Institute, annual report, papers/articles
See also NAFTA Principal liberal economic policy think tank in the U.S., funded originally by labor unions, later primarily by foundations and corporations. Letter from ACTWU president Jack Sheinkman to Mazur, urging continued support from UNITE, May 22, 1995; Annual Report, 1990; Working Papers: "Good Jobs at Good Wages: The Characteristics of Jobs Created by Lifting Line-of-Business Restrictions in Telecommunications for Baby Bells," by Jared Bernstein and Lawrence Mishel, November 1993; "Reconsidering the Benefits and Costs of Trade Protection: The Case of Textiles and Apparel," by Robert E. Scott and Thea M. Lee, April 1991; Briefing Papers: "Still a Debtor Nation: Interpreting the New U.S. International Investment Data," by Robert A. Blecker, July 1991; "No More Bank Bailouts: A Proposal for Deposit Insurance Reform," by Jane D'Arista, June 1991; article, "Who'll Advise the Democrats?" by Paul West (in The International Economy, The Magazine of International Economic Policy May/June 1991)

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Economic Policy Institute
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Economic Policy Institute, reports, Keeping Jobs in Fashion
"Keeping Jobs in Fashion: Alternatives to the Euthanasia of the U.S. Apparel Industry," by Richard Rothstein, with press release and letters from EPI president Jeff Faux to ILGWU research director Herman Starobin responding in detail to his critical comments about report, October 13-19, 1989; memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec. Asst. James Parrott outlining Starobin's objections to the report, November 16, 1989; letter from Mazur to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland re report, December 12, 1989; remarks by Mazur to AFL-CIO Executive Council endorsing report, February 1990; newspaper clippings about report

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Economic Policy Institute, reports
Memo to Mazur from exec. Asst. James Parrott describing EPI, January 11, 1989, with attached list of research papers, newspaper clippings; "The State of Working America," by Lawrence Mishel and Jacqueline Simon, 1988; "The Consumer Electronics Industry and the Future of American Manufacturing: How the U.S. Lost the Lead and Why We Must Get Back in the Game," by Susan Walsh Sanderson, 1989; "Job Displacement and the Rural Worker," by Michael Podgursky, 1989; briefing paper: "Scapegoating Rent Control: Masking the Causes of Homelessness," October 1989

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Emanuel Weintraub Associates
Letter to industry executives, with attached Weintraub Report, re on-time delivery logistics, September 6

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Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOPs) Study Group
Letter to Mazur from attorneys representing employee-initiated company purchases, discussing proposed congressional legislation to eliminate ESOPs, July 7, 1989; attached position paper; memos from the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (IUD) announcing meeting of study group, 1985; newsletters and brochures from the National Center for Employee Ownership, Inc; Newsday article discussing abuse and manipulation of tax advantages of ESOPs as a tool for corporate takeovers, leveraged buyouts; Union Labor Report article discussing ESOPs as positive force for job protection; reprint of scholarly article, "The Sociology of Worker Ownership and Participation," by Joseph Raphael Blasi, Harvard University (IRRA 37th Annual Proceedings); cartoons depicting owner and employee interpretations of ESOPs; handwritten notes by Mazur

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Evolution of Work Committee
See also Dunlop Commission Summary discussion of alternative representation models, from AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Donahue to members of the Evolution of Work Committee, February 10, 1994; memos to Mazur from ILGWU assistant president Gus Tyler critiquing alternative forms of representation as weakening industrial democracy, February 8 and March 3, 1994; memo to Mazur from ILGWU assistant legislative director Ann Hoffman, expressing grave concern about each of the models, March 7, 1994; text of committee report, "The New American Workplace: A Labor Perspective"; memo to Mazur from CAF director Carl Proper summarizing "New American Workplace" report, recommending endorsement, February 10, 1994; memo summarizing first meeting of the Dunlop Commission, June 7, 1993; handwritten notes by Mazur

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Evolution of Work Committee
Meeting reports; report on Canadian representation system, union trends; challenges to U.S. organizing (by Joe Danahy?); summary of speeches on labor-management cooperation, given at Williamsburg conference, with critique to Mazur by Gus Tyler; memo to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell re original intent of committee, i.e., whether to develop an insurance package and offer associate membership, September 25, 1985; memo to Mazur from Cowell discussing concerns of committee members re assumptions endorsing non-union representation models, January 26, 1989; handwritten notes by Mazur

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Media: The Forward
Article on Jewish voting patterns, with cover letter to Mazur from editor Bernard Bellush December 9, 1986; correspondence re Mazur's chairing the Trade Union Committee of the Forward's 90th anniversary event, 1987; draft and final article by Mazur on Dinkins mayoral race, September 24, 1993; article by Mazur, "The Courage of Dinkins," December 11, 1992; letter to Mazur from Manhattan borough president Ruth Messinger praising his article, December 31, 1992; article criticizing continued Israeli occupation of West Bank, with cover letter by author inviting commentary, January 22, 1988; loan proposal, April 29, 1991, and acknowledgement of repayment, January 23, 1992; list of comp subscribers (?)

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Freedom Summer
Booklet describing project by Andrew Goodman Foundation, founded by parents of voting rights activist killed in 1964

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Fund for an Open Society
A nonprofit mortgage fund to reduce housing segregation. Letter to Mazur from fund president nominating new board members, with resumes and copy of filled-in ballot, August 26, 1988; power of attorney form and disclosure questionnaires submitted by Mazur as a director of the fund; record of $5,000 contribution, May 25, 1988; securities offering with cover letters from fund cofounders James Farmer and Morris Milgram, July 23, 1988; minutes of Executive Committee, April 1, 1987, and Board of Directors, March 7, 1987; letters from Spring Garden United Neighbors, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, re "disturbing if not frightening" meeting with fund board members re low- income housing dispute; letter to Mazur offering him position on board replacing retired Sol Chaikin, noting past contributions from ILGWU, expectation of continued financial support, October 14, 1986; proposal that ILGWU invest $1,000,000 in Open mortgage loans, September 29, 1987; article from Shelterforce magazine re penion-financed housing, with cover letter to Mazur, July 15, 1991, July 15, 1991

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Future of American Workplace Conference
Conference agenda, speaker bios, and summaries of presentations; sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Commerce, July 25-26, 1993; eight pages of handwritten notes by Mazur from conference; newspaper clipping

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Garment Industry Development Corp (GIDC), fashions exports, New York
Remarks by Mazur at dedication of GIDC training center, October 24, 1989; newsletters, GIDC News; Bobbin special report on exporting by New York manufacturers; article reprints from Women's Wear Daily and Crain's New York Business; report, "Keeping New York in Fashion for 10 Years,1984-1994"; report, "Keeping New York in Fashion: A Strategic Plan for the Future of the New York Fashion Apparel Industry," March 1992; clipping from Apparel Industry Magazine, "Keeping New York in Fashion: Blueprint for a Rebound," re GIDC, May 1992; resumes of applicants for president, including Bruce Herman, schedule of interviews; activity reports, July 7, 1993, May 6, 1994, January 5 and November 1, 1995; printed attitude survey funded by GIDC and Women's Wear Daily, "A Study of Women's Apparel Buyers: Attitudes Toward Buying Trips to New York vs. Regional Markets," 1994; GIDC press release: "Partnerships Will Keep New York in Fashion: Study Shows NYC Fashion Industry Can Grow Under New Garment Industry Strategy of Quick Response Partnerships," March 31, 1992; memo to Mazur from GIDC director Bruce Herman listing points in response to NYC Deputy Mayor Sullivan's letter re duplication of services, alternate funding sources, February 22, 1993, with attached February 10 letter from Sullivan, rejecting request for funding increase

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GIDC
Letters to NYC government officials

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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
See also Globalization; see also Trade; see also NAFTA Policy paper (probably by ILGWU research director Herman Starobin) re GATT, NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), MFA (Multifiber Arrangement), and other trade issues, May 8, 1990; testimony by Herman Starobin ("HS") before committee hearing chaired by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D.-MA) re Uruguay Round, November 23, 1994

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Geto and de Milly, INC.
See also Media Projects 1986-1987 Draft of guide by Geto & de Milly to be sent to media sources, for review by Mazur, listing topics of possible interest for interviews (fashion industry, trade, worker health and safety, etc.), February 10, 1993; interview questions for Mazur for Ruth Jacobs Jewish Home Show, June 10, 1993; analysis by Geto & de Milly of "defection" of Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Democratic Party, with attached article by New York Times

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J. Paul Getty Trust
Letter to Mazur from trust president and CEO re importance of arts in education, attached remarks, December 8

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Globalization
See also Speeches - Globalization; see also NAFTA and Speeches - NAFTA; see also World Trade Organization; see also Textile & Apparel Trade Legislation; see also Workers' Rights and Trade; see also Trilateral Commission 2001; see also General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1993 Comments by ILGWU exec asst Carl Proper on "People-Power: The Global Human Resource Challenge for the '90s," by Frank Doyle, former CEO, General Electric; article from The Nation by Jeremy Brecher, "Global Village or Global Pillage?" December 6, 1993

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Haiti
see also National Coalition for Haitian Refugees 1986; see also National Immigration Forum 1994; see also National Labor Committee - Haiti 1996 Letter from church-affiliated Washington Office on Haiti re government-sponsored abduction of Charlot Jacquelin and Ernest Cadet and other and human rights abuses, October 7, 1986

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Health Care
Memo from Susan Cowell to ILGWU Health Care Grassroots Task Force tabulating state-by-state responses to survey of members, with messages from individuals urging reform, noting "horror stories"; letters from Mazur to union presidents soliciting financial support for Campaign for Health Security, January 4, 1994; letter to the editor of NY Times from Mazur critiquing editorial on health insurance legislation proposed by Rep. Jim Cooper, comparisons with Clinton plan, January 18, 1994

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Health Care
1993 AFL-CIO Health Care Campaign overview, talking points, and resource guide, description of importance of talk radio; AFL-CIO talking points, with transcript of speech by Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and attached fact sheet, May 28, 1993; white paper on the politics of health care as a campaign issue, noting Russo bill, problems with "pay or play" insurance; AFL-CIO Campaign Updates on Clinton health care reform, May 17 and June 3, 1993; U.S News & World Report article, "Clinton's Master Plan," May 24, 1993; opinion poll report to John Sweeney from Target, Inc., "National Survey on Expectations and Reactions of Middle Class and Working Class Voters on President Clinton's Health Care Reform - Union Households Report," May 4, 1993; memo to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell re survey, noting that union households were least likely to support the Clinton plan for fear of losing current good benefits, April 4, 1993; confidential memo to Mazur from Cowell re health care meetings of AFL-CIO policy group, March 20, 1993; memo to Mazur from Cowell re AFL-CIO health care statement, February 12, 1993; statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council on National Health Care Reform, February 16, 1993; flyers in English, Spanish, and Chinese by the Metro New York Mobilization for National Health Insurance, "Special Interests Make Us Sick"; handwritten notes by Mazur

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Health Care
Memo from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell to ILGWU General Executive Board recommending book by Paul Starr, The Logic of Health Care Reform, with attached excerpt and article from In These Times, December 22, 1992; related correspondence

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Health Care, Russo Bill
Statement in Support, ILGWU, The Russo Health Care Bill, March 6, 1991; statement of Congressman Marty Russo on the introduction of the Universal Health Care Act of 1991; news release by Russo, "Russo Introduces Comprehensive National Health Care Plan; Numerous Organizations Support Measure," released March 6, 1991; highlights of the Russo bill; Description of the Russo Universal Health Care Plan; list of organizations in support; flyer by New York City Task Force on National Health for event featuring Rep. Marty Russo (D-Ill.) speaking about his proposal, HR 1300, with attached list of cosponsors of the event, October 21, 1991; press release from ASFME, "Nation's Largest Health Care Workers Union Supports Congressmen Russo's 'SinglePayer' National Health Care Bill," March 6, 1991; press releases or letters in support from ACTWU, UAW, American Postal Workers Union, Public Citizen, National Association of Social Workers; letter from UAW expressing concern about a financing provision of the bill, February 28, 1991; statement by Chrysler Corporation expressing qualified support of bill; cover letter from the Health Security Action Council to its Board of Directors, with attached editorial by Joel Cantor and Steven Shroeder, M.D. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation president), on failure of cost controls, New England Journal of Medicine, October 10, 1991, and copy of brochure by the Committee for National Health Insurance, "An Innovative Approach to Health Care Cost Containment";

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Health Care
See also Committee for National Health Insurance 1984-1991; see also AFL-CIO Health Care Memos from Mazur to ILGWU directors urging support of campaign; letter to Mazur from John Sweeney, chairman, AFL-CIO Health Care Committee, with attached summary of Senate Labor-Finance Working Group Proposal on Health Care Reform, May 23, 1991; memo from Mazur to AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland criticizing the Senate Democratic leadership health care proposal as severely inadequate, June 4, 1991; analyses of Senate working group proposal; memo to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow re Policy and Legislation meeting on the Single Payer Health Care Campaign, March 11, 1991; agenda of meeting of AFL-CIO Health Care Committee, with attached fact sheet, February 18, 1991; AFL-CIO statement on health care reform, February 19, 1991; summaries of proposed legislation, S. 1669, "Improvements to the Health America Act of 1991," by Sens. Paul Simon and Brock Abrams, and H.R. 3205, "Health Insurance and Cost Containment Act of 1991," by Rep. Dan Rostenkowski; report and recommendations of the AFL-CIO Executive Council Committee on Health Care: The American Single-Payer National Health Care Plan, February 18, 1991; white paper, "The Permanent Replacement of Workers Striking over Health Care Benefits in 1990," prepared by the AFL-CIO Department of Employee Benefits, June 1991; "Additional Views on Health Care Recommendations of the [1991] Social Security Advisory Council [Commitment to Change: Foundations for Reform]," submitted by John Sweeney and others; Citizen Action report, "The Seven Warning Signs: Health Insurance at Risk," with cover press release, June 19, 1991; Citizen Action Health Care Alert newsletters, May and June 1991; remarks by AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland to the American Medical Association National Leadership Conference, February 17, 1991; statement on the National Healthcare Insurance Program Act by Jack Sheinkman, president, ACTWU, March 6, 1991; AFL-CIO press releases calling for reform, 1991; National Planning Association newsletter Looking Ahead, with lead article, "Reforming the Nation's Critically Ill Health Care System," March 1991; letter to the editor from Warren Greenberg, professor of health economics, George Washington University, "National Health Insurance Benefits Everyone," February 11, 1991 (New York Times?); letter to Mazur from Coalition of Labor Union Women re campaign to pass veto-proof legislation reversing gag-rule against abortion counseling for low-income women, June 13, 1991; summary of Harris survey of leaders of key stakeholder groups, "Trade-Offs and Choices: Health Policy Options for the 1990's"; description of proposed New Jersey Universal Health Care Plan, October 10, 1990; congressional resolution recognizing historic significance of the ILGWU Union Health Center, September 26, 1989; letter to Mazur from Douglas Fraser, Committee for National Health Insurance, summarizing attached article from Health Management Quarterly by Dr. Robert Blendon, Harvard School of Public Health, March 2, 1989

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High School of Fashion Industries
Letter to Mazur from principal, requesting his attendance at the school's annual fashion show, at which he would receive a humanitarian award, February 28, 1990

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Hill, Velma
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell expressing concern over conservative positions of newsletter (attached) of New York Coalition of Center Democrats, endorsing Democratic district leader candidates Velma Hill and Ed Rothstein, June 1987

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Histadrut Board Meeting, June 8
See also National Committee for Labor Israel Proposed resolutions to the National Committee for Labor Israel - Histadrut Board of Directors and National Council, June 8, 1988; report to the board; policy outline for regional offices re reorganization; brochure for Amal network, supporting technical education in Israel; Labor in Israel newsletter, March 1988; Israel 40th anniversary brochure; statement from Histadrut secretary general condemning cycle of violence, extremism, January 26, 1988; resolution adopted by Histadrut Executive Council, expressing concern over recent violence, urging political discussion; statement by AFL-CIO Executive Council condemning both violence by West Bank/Gaza Palestinians and excessive use of force against Israeli Arab civilians, urging greater diplomatic efforts by U.S., February 1988; bylaws, May 1988; newsletters "Backdrop Histadrut," Friends of Amal, spring 1988, Friends of Mishan, winter 1987

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Histadrut--International School
Correspondence with Mazur and Chaikin regarding the funding by ILGWU of the Sol C. Chaikin International School in Kiryut Chaim, Israel; floorplans; newsletter Amal, Winter 1985/6

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Home Ownership
Report re tax policy, "How to Expand Homeownership for More Americans," reprinted from Challenge, the magazine of economic affairs, March-April 1992

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Homeless Clothing Drive
Draft statement by Mazur, given to NYC Mayor's Office for Voluntary Action for press release, noting overwhelming response to ILGWU clothing drive for homeless, February 19, 1987

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Homework
Typed notes re position of Clinton administration retaining ban on homework, status of illegal operations, January 22, 1993; memo from law firm Shea & Gardner, Washington, D.C., re monitoring of Department of Labor enforcement of Fair Labor Standards Act with respect to homework, January - March, 1993; Washington Post clipping on homework, with cover memo to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow, July 14, 1993; letter from Mazur urgently requesting meeting with Labor Secretary Robert Reich re homework, June 15, 1993; position paper prepared by Shea & Gardner, "Why the Ban on Industrial Homework in the Women's Apparel Industry Should Remain in Place," April 28, 1993; memo to Mazur from ILGWU vice president Susan Cowell with attached list of firms certified by Department of Labor after homework ban was lifted, January 16, 1993

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Homework
Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Employment Standards Administration proposed rule allowing homework in women's apparel industry, July 7, 1992; handwritten notes by Mazur

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Homework
Two photos of homework in Brooklyn, NY, with cover memo to Mazur (color originals in Kheel photo archive), January 1989; photo of homework in Union City, NJ, n.d. (original in Kheel photo archive); memos to Mazur from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell and general counsel Max Zimny re talking points for Mazur meeting with Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole, February 15 and 16, 1989; letter to Dole from NYS Commissioner of Labor Thomas Hartnett expressing opposition to lifting ban on homework, January 16, 1989; notice to Mazur from U.S. Department of Labor advising him of department's intent to hold public hearings to lift ban on homework, with copy of legal notice in Federal Register, published December 30, 1988; Mazur press conference statement denouncing Dole's move to hold hearings to lift homework ban, March 29, 1989; notice of public hearing in New York; memos to Mazur from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow updating on activities re hearing, January - February, 1989; correspondence from Mazur with individuals and organizations re testifying; mailing list of organizations contacted; agenda for public hearing, Industrial Homework in the Women's Apparel Industry, March 8-9, 1989, with attached newspaper clippings; statement by M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly, associate professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University, in Response to Advance Notice of Hearing Respecting Employment of Homeworkers in the Women's Apparel Industry, March 9, 1989; statement by Mazur at Labor Department hearing to lift ban, March 29, 1989, with questions for review, March 24; transcript of hearing; statements of homeworkers about their experiences; testimony by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan at Labor Department hearing to lift ban, March 29, 1989; statement by Jack Otero, national president of AFL-CIO's Council for Latin American Advancement, at Labor Department hearing to lift ban, March 15, 1989; statement by Judith Lichtman, president Women's Legal Defense Fund, at Labor Department hearing to lift ban; industrial homework chronology; fact sheets on homework, describing Department of Labor response under the Reagan administration; press release, "California Democrats Oppose the Legalization of Industrial Homework," February 23, 1989; press release announcing ILGWU lawsuit against the Labor Department to keep ban on homework, January 5, 1989; correspondence re decision by Judge Gesell to uphold lifting ban by Department of Labor; memo from attorneys Shea & Gardner to Zimny discussing whether to appeal decision, ILGWU v. Dole, December 14, 1989

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Homework
Yearly account statements by attorneys Shea & Gardner for work on homework issue, 1981-89; letter signed by Mazur and Jack Sheinkman, president, ACTWU, urging Sen. Edward Kennedy, as chair of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, to vote against amendment to minimum wage bill by Sens. Nickels and Armstrong authorizing homework in apparel industries, April 4, 1989; letter to the editor of Wall Street Journal by Mazur, responding to article re homework, January 11,1989; text of Mazur column for Justice, January 1989; newsletter for ILGWU staff, "Memo for Staff" re homework; copy of "Homework: A Return to the Industrial Dark Ages of Sweatshops and No Protections," reprinted from the AFL-CIO Federationist, August 2, 1986; article in National Journal and other newspaper clippings, handwritten notes by Mazur

  2  
ILGWU, International Relations Department
see also FITITVC; see also ITGLWF Memo from ILGWU International Relations Department director Michele Briones re meeting of International Rescue Committee re situation in Afghanistan post Soviet defeat, refugee problem, perception of Afghans toward U.S., Nov. 16, 1988; report, "Technological Innovation in Textile and Apparel Industries: Its Impact on Employment and Labor Situation and the Response of Zensen," by Tsuyoshi Takagi, general secretary, Zensen (Japanese labor organization), September 1988; drafts of resolutions (FITITVC?), "Trade Union & Democracy" and "The International Debt Problem"; copy of the Ditchley Newsletter, Autumn 1988; agenda for meeting to discuss relationship between FITITVC and ITGLWF, August 16, 1988; memo re seminar in Mexico re worker education, Aug. 2, 1988; memo re Canadian affiliation; memos and text of cable message supporting striking textile and garment workers in Mauritius, July 1988; memo re meeting with British Labour Party delegation, May 20, 1988; press release by the American Institute for Free Labor development re Nicaraguan labor unions, Feb. 1988; draft of Mazur speech before South African consulate calling for sanctions against government crackdown on Congress of South African Trade Unions, March 3, 1988; letter to TWARO (Japanese labor organization) updating on organizing activities in Pakistan, Malaysia, Feb. 23, 1988; mailgrams to Chilean president Pinochet condemning arrest of labor activist Manuel Bustos, urging restoration of trade union and human rights, Feb. 17, 1988 and Jan. 15, 1986, with letter to ITGLWF affiliates calling for solidarity activities; letter from Egyptian textile union president asking to send delegation, with cover memo from ILGWU director Briones to Mazur, Feb. 8, 1988; memo from Briones re trip to Panama Women's Conference, Jan. 13, 1988; invitation to AFL-CIO Conference on International Labor Solidarity, with agenda, Nov. 7, 1986; schedule for visit of general secretary of Nigerian Textile & Garment Workers Union, Jan. 16, 1986; translation of statement to the French press by Force Ouvriere re assistance by U.S. trade unions, Jan. 13, 1986; lists of expenses for department for 1985

  2  
ILGWU, International Relations Department
Activity reports, November 20 and December 10, 1985; memo to Mazur from Michele Briones re TWARO seminar in Hong Kong, October 17; letter from All Indonesia Workers' Union re actions taken at second national congress, December 27; newspaper clipping, Women's Wear Daily, re Mazur, July 27, 1983

  2  
ILGWU, Investments
  2  
ILGWU, Legal Department
Memo re new tax rules, March 2, 1988; lobbyist annual report, Jan. 4, 1988; memo re union fees paid by nonmembers; memo re indictment against owner of garment manufacturer, Joseph Lam, for tax fraud and failure to contribute to union benefit fund, June 22, 1987; memo re federal investigation of Teamsters for alleged connections with organized crime, June 15, 1987; letter from general counsel Max Zimny to assistant U.S. attorney disavowing comments by attorney in Leonardi case re abuse of union benefit funds, April 23, 1987; ILGWU press release applauding apprehension and guilty plea by Leonardi, owner of Cinnabar Lane, for concealment of $3.6 million in payments to apparel contractors, February 6, 1987; notice of discrimination complaint filed with NYS Division of Human Rights by union organizer James Patterson, July 25, 1986; transcript of English translation of tape received from French Canadian Gilles Gauthier re internal dispute brought to the Appeals Committee of the General Executive Board, April 23, 1986; memo from ILGWU legal counsel Max Zimny re Chel La Cort case argued before the NLRB re multi-employer bargaining, December 17, 1994, with attached text of decision; memo to Mazur from Skadden, Arps firm representing major women's clothing manufacturer, asking for information about how best to trace counterfeit clothing, December 14, 1994

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ILGWU, Legislative Department
See also Textile & Apparel Trade; see also Import Task Force; see also NAFTA; see also Mexico Free Trade Agreement Letters from members of Congress re textile and apparel trade bill and family leave bill; letter to Sen. Kent Conrad from North Dakota AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Myron Yantzer re trade bill, Sept. 12, 1988; memo from ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow re visits with five members of the New York congressional delegation re trade bill, with recommendations as to whether to endorse their candidacies, Oct. 1, 1986; agenda for ILGWU legislative conference addressing national health insurance, trade, minimum wage, industrial homework, with congressional speakers, held March 20-21, 1989; memo and announcement of hearings on income-producing activities of nonprofit organizations, including unions, June 22, 1987; handwritten note to Mazur re status of IRS reform bill, possibility of attaching wool tariff bill to it, n.d.

  2  
ILGWU, Organization and Field Services
"Geographic Distribution of Apparel Employment," 1950-84; discussion notes re organizing task force recommendations for greater accountability, Aug. 3, 1988; resumes and letters of recommendation for organizing positions; detailed letter to Mazur from warehouse organizing director Ken Dermota re need for better ongoing servicing by business agents once a shop is organized, to prevent decertification, June 22, 1987; monthly reports from Ken Dermota, Sept. and Nov., 1987; draft of picket sign and leaflet in Claire Frocks (division of I. Appel) strike, Thurmond, MD, targeting J.C. Penny stores, May 21, 1987; "Report to the General Executive Board, Task Force on Organizing and New Directions," March 1987; follow-up memos requiring monthly field reports, April 29, 1987; survey results profiling former ILGWU members (non-retirees) and their interest in associate membership, health plan, October 14, 1985; statistics on apparel and knitting mill employment by state, 1973-86; Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Advisor (LCLAA) newsletter (AFL-CIO) re assisting application for legal residence, n.d.; materials for staff meeting with central states organizers re how to organize a workplace, August 12, 1987; press release re petition to NLRB for ILGWU representation by 1,500 workers at 30 Brooklyn factories, January 18, 1990; list of organizing staff as of July 6, 1992

  2  
ILGWU, Organization and Field Services
"AFL-CIO Organizing Survey, 1986-87 NLRB Elections"; "Using Health and Safety in Organizing"; testimony by Dept. of Field Services director Joseph Danahy before the General Industry Minimum Wage Board, New York City, November 12, 1985; memos re status of organizing activities at Leaseways Distribution Center, Brea, CA, April 29, 1987; at New Bedford Apparel, MA, April 7, 1987; at Winnipeg Leather in Manitoba, Canada, March 5, 1987; at Haymons wedding gown manufacturer in Union City, NJ, February 25, 1987; at Stepping Stone Mfg. Co., Chester, SC, December 19, 1986; report on an organizing training institute by a Chicago-area Chinese American participant, January 2, 1986; letter from training participant praising experience, August 14, 1987; five-page letter of resignation from organizer Rand Wilson, reviewing status of organizing work among 15 companies in the printed circuitry industry in Nashua and Lowell, MA, December 11, 1987; letter from International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers re discontinuation of organizing activities at Union Underwear in Campbellsville, Kentucky, October 30, 1987; letter from National Labor Relations Board to AGF Sportswear and Liberty House Trading, New York, re posting notice, October 21, 1987; memo re Calvin Klein Company's new warehouse in Wayne, NJ, plans for second one in Mahwah, November 6, 1986; memo proposing salary increases for organizers, June 11, 1986; list of organizers, dates of hire, and salaries as of June 10, 1987; notes by Mazur for National Organization Director's Meeting, Unity House, June 24, 1984; memo from Joe Danahy re COHOP merger with "Dues File," May 30, 1984; memo from Milton Spitz re dues status of several locals, January 14, 1985

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ILGWU, Organization Task Force
Memos from Mazur re purpose for appointing new task force on organizing, July 9, 1986; list of subcommittees; minutes of the Subcommittee on Organizing Methods (recorded by Gus Tyler), July 16, 1986; memo re full task force meeting for January 22, 1987, with reports of the Changing Structure, Organizing Methods, and New Directions subcommittees, January 16, 1987; Report to the General Executive Board: Task Force on Organization and New Directions, March 1987; follow-up memo to report from Mazur, April 14, 1987; confidential memo from VP Susan Cowell re concerns over memo by organizer Ken Dermota's criticism of business agents, July 1, 1987;

  2  
ILGWU, Metro Organizing Department
Proposal for New York City Metro Organizing Department, May 16, 1987; meeting minutes, July 9, 1986; revised outlines of department, July 23 and August 10, 1987; agenda and notes for remarks at Metro Organizing Conference, August 14, 1987

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ILGWU, Political Department, Campaign Committee, contributions from affiliates
Lists of contributions by locals to campaign fund supporting candidates for Senate, House, and state and local public office; lists of campaign committee collections, 1994 compared to 1993

  2  
Real Estate
See also ILGWU Unity House Letter of inquiry to Mazur from developer Landmark Associates re purchasing the Roundabout Theatre building, 44 Union Square, NYC, August 23, 1988; letter to Mazur from Roundabout Theatre Company thanking him for agreeing to extend their lease another year, August 17, 1989; letter from anonymous developer offering rental space at Suite #2349, 175 Fifth Avenue, April 23, 1987; letter to Mazur from Andover Realty describing potential lease/buyer for property at 218 West 40 St., NY, July 9, 1986; letter to Mazur from Fund for an Open Society re provision of short-term office space to prepare for a convocation, January 31, 1986; letter to Mazur from Assemblymember Deborah Glick, expressing concern re alleged harassment at ILGWU building at 275 Seventh Ave. of tenants AIDS Resource Center and Councilman Tom Duane by another tenant, Lanier Worldwide, asking for ILGWU to look into the matter, April 2, 1992; letter from Huberth & Peters, Inc., noting continuing interest in the purchase of 1710 Broadway in spite of it being not for sale, July 29, 1986

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ILGWU, Retiree Services Department, Early Retiree Campaign (Health Care)
Survey results and discussion re health care coverage for early retirees, need to lobby Congress

  2  
ILGWU, Retiree Services Department
List of top pension benefits and recipients as of Nov. 1, 1988; letter from actuary Martin E. Segal Company re potential benefit improvements of staff retiree fund, Sept. 8, 1988; article by associate director Judith Wineman, "Age Issues in the Workplace: A Labor Perspective," with cover memo from Wineman to Mazur, February 10, 1988; article by Wineman and Judith True, "Caregiving and Retirement Planning: A New Partnership," in Compensation & Benefits Management, summer 1989; correspondence with retiree clubs for appearances at events; letter from retired employee of Ishpeming, Mich., H.W. Gossard Co., closed in 1976, complaining of poor stewardship of retirement fund, Aug. 1987; memo re NYS-funded prescription drug plan for retirees, March 5, 1987; letter from Massachusetts Senior Action Council, affiliate of the National Council of Senior Citizens, urging support for a mailing solicitation for new members, February 13, 1987; Activities Report of Retiree Services Dept., January 22, 1987; request by Retiree Services Dept. to Mazur to give the department observer status at General Executive Board, National Retirement Fund, Health Service Plan, and other committee meetings, Dec. 22, 1986; memo to Mazur from associate director Judith Wineman re invitation that Wineman join board of International Society of Preretirement Planners, with OK from Mazur, Nov. 12, 1986; schedule of contributions from ILGWU retired members, by local/region, 8/1 - 10/31/86; memo from department to Mazur re endorsing boycott of TWA by Independent Federation of Flight Attendants, Sept. 8, 1986; letters from Mazur to retirees re campaign to regulate imports; minutes of General Executive Board Committee for Retiree Services, June 6, 1985

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ILGWU. Unity House
Recommendations of Subcommittee on Unity House, re decline in utilization due to decline in membership and change in composition of membership, March 16, 1978; luncheon menu, June 4, 1989; ILGWU Real Estate Committee meeting minutes, August 4, 1988, and February 28, 1989; list of developers as potential buyers, n.d.; confidential correspondence with attorneys Arnold & Porter and consultant ENVIRON re groundwater pollution problem, 1990; article about history of Unity House, "A Workers' Shangri-La," c. 1995; letters from Mazur to retiree leaders and other members re closing of Unity House, 1988-1990; draft and printed column in Justice re closing, February 1990; financial statement for Unity House outstanding mortgage bonds and loans, March 10, 1986; solicitation for donation to Pocono Hospital by Unity House, April 17, 1986

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ILGWU, Unity House, Arnold and Porter/APCO
Letter from Arnold & Porter re "golf course idea" for disposal of Unity House, May 1991; minutes, ILGWU Real Estate Meeting, March 30, 1988, and February 28, 1989; proposals from consultants APCO Associates and MPC & Associates (affiliated with APCO), detailing recommendations for developing various ILGWU properties; invoice from APCO; memo from ILGWU general secretary-treasurer Irwin Solomon to Mazur recommending what to do with several ILGWU properties, recommending against doing another expensive study, July 31,1986

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ILGWU, Unity House, Muss Development Company
Correspondence with Arnold & Porter re litigation over Unity House (Pike County Hotels Corp. v Muss Development Co, and Joshua L. Muss), dispute over litigation fees; proposed agreements; handwritten notes by Mazur; ILGWU Real Estate Meeting minutes December 22 and September 23, 1987; newspaper clippings as part of marketing materials for Muss

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ILGWU, Unity House, Muss Development Company
  3  
ILGWU, Unity House, Davis R. Chant Realtors
Correspondence re sale of Unity House; marketing material re realtor DRC Group

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ILGWU, Vacation/Holiday Pay Task Force
Memos to Mazur/Chaikin: Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on Holiday Pay, March 21, 1985; memo re Holiday Pay Task Force, November 24, 1986

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ILGWU, Welfare Funds Control Department (Donald Fischer)
Agenda of Board of Trustees meeting of the Puerto Rican Health & Welfare Fund, April 30, 1988, with minutes of meeting of April 25, 1987, and Financial Statements at December 21, 1987; description of funds; memos re pursuing accounts receivable, need to increase auditing staff; subpoena from U.S. District Court to turn over information re Robyn Scott Fashions and Lim Shun Fashions, with cover memo to Mazur, Feb. 24, 1987; printout of liquidated damages accounts receivables report, August 4, 1986

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ILGWU, Local 10
Background for Local 10 meeting, with fact cards about membership as of May 12, 1988 (percent cutters vs markers and graders, percent working inside shops vs contractors, average pay, utilization of health services and other benefits, etc); Report of the Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union Local 10 to the June 20, 1988, Meeting of the General Executive Board; Proposals of Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association, Inc., March 16, 1988 (40-hour work week, new wage structure, etc.); union proposals; description of status of ILGWU Health Services Plan 1986 vs 1987; Health Services Plan Fact Sheet; Wage and Price Developments under 1985-88 Industry Agreement, January 7, 1988; outline of remarks for staff meeting (Mazur?) preparing for 1988 contract negotiations; letter to Israel Mechlowicz, manager, Local 10, from employees of Metzger Group, asking about the company and union actions, February 16, 1987; urgent letter from Mazur to Mechlowicz requesting meeting re impending lift on ban against industrial homework, August 1, 1986; letter from Mechlowicz to members re special meeting to vote on dues increase, August 29, 1986; copy of President's Column re 1988 outerwear talks; handwritten notes by Mazur

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ILGWU, Local 23-25
See also ILGWU - Negotiations - Local 23-25 1985; see also ILGWU Major Market Negotiations 1994; see also Chinatown Letter from Mazur to Edgar Romney, manager of Local 23-25, with handwritten note thanking local for "great," "outstanding" contribution to 1988 campaign committee, December 28, 1988; letter to Mazur listing ACTWU jobbers giving work to Chinatown contractors, November 7, 1988; copies of checks, vouchers, and invoices; letter from Edgar Romney to members re status of negotiations, calling management proposals "outrageous," April 18, 1988; meeting notices for Major Market Negotiations Strike Task Force and Metro Organizing Committee, May 6, 1988; letter to Mazur from Edgar Romney re major conflicts with the A. Philip Randolph Institute about the executive composition of the newly established Bayard Rustin Fund; correspondence between Edgar Romney and the president of Carmelton Sportswear, Inc., re intention to outsource one-third of production to non-union shops in order to keep prices competitive and retain Sears as a client, September 23 and October 31, 1987; memo re free pre-natal health education available from the March of Dimes, based on program started by Local 23-25, August 18, 1987; Complaint of Blouse, Skirt and Sportswear Workers Union, Local 23-25, against American Thunder Ltd. For failing to pay into benefit funds, March 23, 1987; letter to Mazur from Romney re non-union jobber Walnut Sportswear, relationship with ACTWU, and agreement reached, March 11, 1987; subpoena to Local 23-25 for information about business agents from 1982 through 1986; legal brief against jobber Cinnabar Lane (Armand Leonardi) charging failure to make payments to Local 23-25 benefit fund, creation of shell corporations to defraud union, February 5, 1987; press release re guilty plea by Leonardi, industry-wide investigation into tax and labor violations of NYC garment manufacturers; letter from Gus Tyler commending member of Local 23-25 for union-building children's event, January 5, 1987; urgent letter from Mazur to Romney requesting meeting re impending lift on ban against industrial homework, August 1, 1986; letter to Mazur from Romney requesting $250 contribution to candidate for Civil Court Judge, August 4, 1986; letter to Mazur from member of 23-25 congratulating him on promotion to presidency of the union, noting that he designed a banner in honor of the occasion for Chinatown English class; letter to ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny from attorney re questions to be discussed at meeting with Justice Department Antitrust Division lawyer re various provisions of union-employer agreements with contractors and jobbers, June 16, 1986; report to Romney from director of the Management Engineering Department re inspection of floor set-up of L.C. Garment Manufacturing, May 8, 1986; letter from the deputy inspector general of the U.S. Department of Labor to the editor of Centre Daily News correcting misquote implying that ILGWU was guilty of bribery, with cover letter to ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny, and cover letter from Zimny to Edgar Romney noting plan to demand retraction, February 3, 1986; press release to Chinatown press from Local 23-25 denying accusations by owner of Graceful Sportswear, asserting that union staff were attacked by owner, February 6, 1986; correspondence between ILGWU president Sol Chaikin, Edgar Romney, the executive vice president of Inter Pacific Tours International, and a retired member of Local 22 re member's dissatisfaction with local's tour of China, January-February 1986; memorandum of agreement between Local 10, Local 23-25, and the National Association of Blouse Manufacturers, with cover letter from ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny to Edgar Romney, January 28, 1986; letter to Chaikin from Edgar Romney re hardship caused by sharp cuts in benefit funds, need to restore some, noting improved financial situation, with attached financial statement, January 22, 1986; financial statement, comparing 1985 with 1983; special event permit application, City of New York Parks & Recreation for concert/picnic in Chinatown, July 27, 1986

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ILGWU, Local 23-25
Collective agreement, June 1, 1979 to May 31, 1982, National Association of Blouse Manufacturers, Inc., with the Blouse, Skirt, and Sportswear Workers' Union, Local 23-25, ILGWU, and Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union Local 10, ILGWU; collective agreement, New York Skirt and Sportswear Association, Inc., with ILGWU and Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union Local 10, ILGWU, and Blouse, Skirt and Sportswear Workers' Union Local 23-25, ILGWU, 1979-1982; letter to Mazur re problems with laboratory services at the Chinatown Health Clinic, April 25, 1979; flyers for Garment Center Rally, featuring vice president Hubert H. Humphrey, ILGWU president Louis Stulberg, and "stars of TV & Hollywood," Oct. 30, 1968; poster for rally; flyer for Garment Center rally, featuring Sen. George McGovern and Sen. Edward Kennedy, November 1; copy of photo of 1972 rally (original in Kheel Center photo archives); flyer for Carter-Mondale, in Chinese and English; New York Post newspaper clipping about impending decline, "Garment Center, N.Y." November 18, 1974; report to the G.E.B. (General Executive Board) Meeting, December 15, 1977, by Jay Mazur, manager, Local 23-25; letter to the editor (of unnamed newspaper) from Mazur criticizing "irresponsible attack" on Local 23-25 by Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), March 2, 1983; articles from United Journal, World Journal, and China Post, July-August 1982

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ILGWU, Local 23-25, Education program
See also Labor Movement Local 23 Report on Education Program, January 1959 to December 1961; related materials

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ILGWU, Local 23-25, Garment Center Rally
List of staff for 1968 rally; copies of Justice, November 15, 1972; Local 23-25 News, January 1964

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ILGWU, Local 341 (New England)
Letter to Mazur from member at Concord Manufacturing, Morrisville, VT, re problems with district manager and business agent, perception that union is for the company, August 4, 1986

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ILGWU, Midwest Region
Letter from several members of Local 188 in Milwaukee asking Mazur to look into failure to elect the manager of the district council, with letter from Mazur to Lou Montenegro, director of the Midwest region, October 27 and November 9, 1988; letter from Mazur to Montenegro, noting resignation of assistant regional director, September 2, 1988; company profile of Wicker Park L.P., Chicago (Prattville Apparel/Smoler Bros.), notes for meeting with Lou Montenegro and Nick Bonanno, July 14, 1988; memo to Mazur from Montenegro re Henry Lee Mfg. Co., Chicago, litigation, with attached memo from attorneys, January 15, 1988; copy of check with thank-you letter to Mazur from Montenegro for financial support of Midwest Region's School for Workers Seminar at the University of Illinois, January 4, 1988; letter from Montenegro to Junior House Mfg. Co. asking for meeting, November 17, 1987; letter to ILGWU legislative director Evelyn Dubrow from Montenegro asking for contribution to fundraiser for congressman Lane Evans, November 5, 1987; letter from Montenegro to ILGWU general auditor asking for reinstatement of Midwest District Council #2, with attached letter from district manager, September 28, 1987; letter to Mazur from Montenegro re organizing campaign of Hispanic workers at Advanced Engineering Corp., unfair labor practices filing, strike fund support, July 10, 1987; petitions for charter by workers at Monterey Knitting Mills in Janesville, WI, to both ILGWU and ACTWU, with cover letter to Mazur from Montenegro recommending assigning the same local number as ACTWU assigns, June 25, 1987; memo from Montenegro re proposed salary increases for staff in Immigration Program, noting the program supervisor's salary should be at least as much as the man she supervises, May 1987; letter to Mazur from Montenegro re staff appointment of organizer, with attached resume, April 10, 1987; letter to Mazur from Montenegro noting reluctance to accept position as Chicago mayor Harold Washington's labor committee chairman on his re-election campaign because another contribution would be expected from the union, pressure to eventually accept because of "explosive" racial situation, request for $5,000, December 11, 1986; letter from Montenegro asking for additional $2,500 campaign contribution to re-elect Washington, March 10, 1987; press release, Statement by Lou Montenegro, Chairman of Labor Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Washington, November 20, 1986; letter to Montenegro, copied to Mazur, from member of Local 444, employed by Columbus Sportswear, noting problems with union business agent, November 24, 1986; correspondence between Mazur, Montenegro, exec. Asst Susan Cowell, and a member of Local 499 who quit Prattville Apparel (Herrin, IL) after 20 years over a proposed contract clause and filed a grievance seeking reinstatement, September-October 1986; memo re public liability insurance, July 25, 1986; newspaper clippings

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ILGWU, NY Joint Board/Dress Joint Board
Financial statement, November 15, 1983; audit records of hand-knit jobbers, August 1, 1983; list of Joint Board officers, salaries, ages, dates of hire; correspondence from organizer Joe Danahy re activities of firms within Joint Board purview, August 31, 1983; resolution dissolving the Joint Board and reconstituting it into Local 1- 35, renamed Local 89-22-1, c. September 1984; memo to Mazur from Arthur Silverstein re non-assessable allowances, August 15, 1984

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ILGWU, Northeast, Western Pennsylvania, and Ohio Department
Anonymous letter to Mazur from members noting problems with union business agent, November 14, 1988; memo to Mazur summarizing issues discussed at staff meeting of department, such as going from a 35 to a 40 hour week, benefits, etc., December 11, 1987; appeal from decision on welfare benefits (involuntary separation, shop closed), June 30, 1987; newspaper clipping from Scranton Times re working poor, older female ex-factory worker, with cover letter to Mazur from district director Sol Hoffman, April 14, 1987; request for purchase of tickets to a Luzerne County Democratic fundraiser, February 11, 1987; letter to ILGWU secretary treasurer Irwin Solomon from Local 111 president and other officers in Allentown, PA, endorsing the appointment of assistant manager to manager, noting good rapport with both workers and employers, November 6, 1986, forwarded to Mazur; official complaint forms from members of Shamokin-Sunbury District Council, Locals 185- 306, working at Model Garment (Frackville, PA) on non-union contracted work, re insufficient pay for complexity of garments, piece work vs time pay, with responses from management and time studies, cover letter to Sol Hoffman from district manager Thomas Mathews, about whom some complaints were made, with point-by-point response to petition (attached) sent by workers to Mazur, September 5, 1986; photocopies of photos (originals held in Kheel photo archives) of large American flag hand-sewn by the president of the Shamokin-Sunbury-Pottsville District Council, with Mazur and other members, marching on U.S. Capitol in demonstration against imports, August 6, 1986; letter to Mazur from Sol Hoffman re need to consolidate district offices in view of declining membership, July 23, 1986; memo to Mazur from Solomon suggesting cost-cutting measures, staff reduction, March 18, 1986; letter to Sol Chaikin as president of ILGWU from district manager Thomas Mathews responding to anonymous letters (attached) to Chaikin from members re Alma Dress Company and Christina Dress Company, both in Shenandoah, which closed down and reopened as non-union shops, January 31, 1986; report on problem of union shops closing and reopening as non-union shops in the Northeast department, including Katos Sportswear and Berks Franklin in Kutztown, PA; Lynden Mfg., Coopersburgh, PA; P.&F., Bath, PA; Pan Sportswear, Weisport, PA; Zukin Fashions, Allentown, PA; MIB, Benneville, PA; Tiempo Fashions, Lewistown, PA; Sew and Sew, Waymart, PA; Windsor Casuals, TJRM, and G&J Fabrics in Minersville, PA; Marvin Reichman's Shops, and many others, n.d.; confidential memo to Mazur from ILGWU exec asst Susan Cowell re his remarks to staff at upcoming Philadelphia meeting: "be upbeat," n.d.; handwritten outline of remarks to staff, by Mazur

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ILGWU, Pacific Northwest District Council
Memo to Mazur from ILGWU Pacific Northwest District Council manager Katie Quan expressing concern about plans for combining all Asians into one category in 1990 census, dated January 5, 1987 (stamped received January 8, 1988); newspaper clipping from Bay News, February 8, 1988, re harassment of Asians in Brooklyn, with cover note to Mazur from Quan

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Puerto Rico District Council-section 936
Financial statements; ILGWU statement supporting reform of Section 936, a regulation adopted 70 years earlier, providing income tax exemption to domestic corporations operating in U.S. possessions, primarily Puerto Rico, now being abused, June 28, 1993; statement by ACTWU supporting 936 reform, March 8, 1993; statement by Jack Sheinkman, president, ACTWU on the Administration's Tax Proposal Regarding Section 936 of the Internal Revenue Code, to the Committee on Finance of the U.S. Senate, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Chairman, May 13, 1993, with cover letter to Moynihan from Sheinkman, May 12; letter to Moynihan from Mazur re 936, June 14, 1993

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Puerto Rico District Council
Memo to Mazur re "critical situation" of apparel industry in Puerto Rico, particularly re firms moving to the Dominican Republic, December 23, 1993; letter notifying of pending termination of Health & Welfare Fund agreement with Ryder Memorial Hospital, October 19, 1994; testimony by ILGWU organizing director before the Labor, Veterans and Human Resources Commission of the Puerto Rico Senate re plant closings, April 25, 1994; statement of Efraim Ortiz re internal union management problem with Jose Torres, April 5, 1994; decision of complaint against Torres, dismissing sexual harassment and sex discrimination charges, decided by Irwin Solomon, ILGWU secretary-treasurer, March 1994; letters re other infighting, January 13, 1994; memo re organizing efforts at Barranquitas Knitting Mills, August 10, 1993; related report on activities, with booklet in Spanish, October 21, 1993; organizing report to General Executive Board Special Organizing Committee, September 15, 1993;

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Puerto Rico District Council
Correspondence; demands of Local 600 ILGWU to the Puerto Rican Corset & Brassiere Association, November 1991; settlement agreement with S. Klein of Puerto Rico, Inc., for failure to make payments to health and welfare fund, July 1991; report on trip to Dominican Republic, April 17, 1990; memo to Mazur re apparel companies under contract in Puerto Rico and the mainland, June 28, 1990; decision by appeals court in Ines Torres-Matos v. St. Lawrence Garment Co., Inc., upholding dismissal of lawsuit against the union, April 25, 1990; text of speech by regional director Jose Torres to fifth annual banquet of Puerto Rican Congress in New Jersey, April 30, 1990; biography of regional director Clifford Depin, April 25, 1989; speech by Mazur at Clifford Depin's retirement party, June 16, 1989

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ILGWU, Puerto Rico District Council
Letter to Mazur from Cliff Depin, regional director of Puerto Rico, re preparations for negotiations with the Corset & Brassiere Association, October 18, 1988; letters to Mazur from Depin about the necessity of severing relationship with Dr. Echegaray for medical services in the Ponce area, October 14 and November 1, 1988; letter to Depin from administrators of Puerto Rican Health & Welfare Fund re Echegaray issue, October 27, 1988; letter from Mazur to HUD representative re ILGWU sponsorship of public housing for union retirees in Puerto Rico funded under the National Housing Act, August 18, 1988; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin re organizing efforts, training of organizers, increase in rates from Lilly Kids, July 30, 1987; letter from Mazur responding to letter of support for Depin from the president of Puerto Rico District Council, with original letter in Spanish with English translation, and signatures of several members, August 11, 1988; letter to Mazur from Depin giving background for expression of support, anonymous accusations, opposition to assistant director as apparent successor, July 12, 1988; letter from assistant regional director Jose Torres to Sen. Orrin Hatch re anti-minimum wage response to letter from Torres in support of raising the minimum wage. May 18, 1988; letter to Mazur from assistant director Torres re anti-union tactics of Japanese-owned Wacoal General Fashions (Corozal, Puerto Rico), where low-key organizing efforts were being undertaken, July 5, 1988; letter to Mazur from Depin re wage dispute with Tejidos de Coamo, with attached letter to arbitrator and list of workers affected by mass layoff, August 17, 1988; handwritten letter to Mazur from Jose Torres thanking him for appointment as assistant regional director, noting adverse publicity received prior to appointment, December 15, 1987; handwritten letter to Mazur from Depin re closing of St. Lawrence Garment, Pantimatic, owned by Isaac Zacharias, plan to go before arbitrator, unhappiness of workers over union's failure to obtain severance pay, with attached company profile, noting major clients JC Penney, Sears, and Kmart, loss of hundreds of jobs, likelihood that Zacharias would reopen as non-union shop, December 15, 1987; letter to ILGWU secretary treasurer Irwin Solomon re staff attrition, July 30, 1987; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin re supporting documentation for federal minimum wage for Puerto Rico, with attached newspaper clipping from San Juan Star, August 20, 1987; handwritten notes re Lilly Kids, formerly Animal Crackers, list of company demands for give-backs, May 1, 1987; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin listing vacation benefit distribution, December 15, 1986; letter to Irwin Solomon from Depin asking for funds to equip the Alturas de San Juan housing project, November 13, 1986; report to the General Executive Board, October 7, 1987; letter to Despin, copied to Mazur, from the editor of Justicia, protesting the lack of photographs of the Puerto Rican delegation at the 39th convention, July 1, 1986; copy of check from Puerto Rico District Council to ILGWU for Statue of Liberty fund, March 31, 1986; note to Mazur from Depin re assistance being given to the United Industrial Workers to organize tuna workers, with attached letter from U.I.W. representative thanking Depin for help, March 31, 1986; briefing letter to Mazur from Depin re agenda for dedication ceremony for low-income member (retiree?) housing project, suggested talking points for speech, March 18, 1986; handwritten notes by Mazur for speech in Puerto Rico; letter to ILGWU general counsel Max Zimny from Depin re reduction of workers at Bali facility, with attached memo re meeting with company officials, noting client Kmart is having the same styles made in China, March 10, 1986; letter from Depin to company attorney re violation of collective bargaining agreement by Exquisite Form Industries by performing work in Mexico when the Puerto Rico facility was not fully employed from 1983 to 1985, noting claim of one million dollars, March 13, 1986; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin discussing Jose Torres as choice for assistant, with typed transcript, March 13, 1986; handwritten note to Mazur from Depin re success of event with congressman Charles Rangel, February 24, 1986; correspondence between Mazur and Depin re Depin's nomination to the Executive Committee of the Inter-American Textile Garment and Leather Workers Federation (FITITVC), February 1986; letter from Depin to Mazur and Sol Chaikin re trustee's meeting scheduled for April 1986, noting likely speaking opportunity at housing dedication event, January 31, 1986; handwritten draft of speech by Mazur

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ILGWU, Western States Region
Letter to Mazur from regional director Steve Nutter re organizing victory at Realite Optical/Younger Mfg, with attached NLRB tally of ballots, December 22, 1988; letter to Mazur from Nutter re close election victory at Sawyer of Napa, Inc., challenged ballots, with attached NLRB tally of ballots, December 12, 1988; report to Mazur on Southwest District Council re financial status, November 17, 1988; letter to Mazur from Nutter re Far West (water bed manufacturer) strike benefits and food allowance, notes union won, asks for financial support from International, with attached financial statement and NLRB certification, November 7, 1988; letter to Mazur asking to add an organizer to payroll for Pick Your Part campaign, involving 90 workers in a wrecking yard, going well, October 3, 1988; memo from Nutter re visit by South African labor delegation, September 22, 1988; letter to Mazur from Nutter re victory at Far West, possible plans to close down, with attached NLRB tally of ballots and letter to company from Nutter, September 19, 1988; letter from Nutter to presidential candidate Michael Dukakis describing anti-union activities by Dukakis supporter, owner of Somma Mattress Co., July 81, 1988; memo to Mazur from Joe Danahy re successful organizing campaign at Mutual Industries (Los Angeles, CA), successful conclusion of contract at Young on Headwear Corp. (Winslow, AZ), June 15, 1988; draft statement by the Coalition for Human Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) opposing employer sanctions for hiring illegal aliens, with cover letter to Mazur from Nutter analyzing how ILG should vote on issue, May 17, 1988; remarks read at the memorial service of Isidore Stenzor, giving a history of cloakmakers as founders of the ILGWU, March 29, 1988; memo to Mazur from Nutter re structure and staffing responsibilities of Western States Region Organizing Department, January 19, 1988; letter of resignation from member Edgar Zayas, noting move to Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union local 11, January 5, 1988; letter from Nutter to Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony thanking him for support on minimum wage issue, December 24, 1987; discussion paper, "H-2 Visas and the Urban Bracero Threat," refuting claim of labor shortage, noting thousands of garment workers on unemployment in California, with newspaper clipping from California Apparel News, November 6-12, 1987, outlining industry arguments against the minimum wage; letter to Mazur from Nutter summarizing conversation with Dept. of Labor re H-2 Urban Bracero program, implications for Los Angeles and national garment industries, September 18, 1987; Final Offer of City of Hope National Medical Center, Research Institute, and National Office, to Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 30, AFL-CIO, May 10, 1987, with amendment, August 31, 1987, and Informal Non-Binding Arbitration Fact Finding Recommendation, July 16, 1987, with cover letter to Nutter from OPEIU Local 30 general counsel, December 14, 1987; letter to Mazur from Nutter re attached invitation, signed by Cesar Chavez, to United Farm Workers 25th anniversary event, May 19, 1997; memos to Mazur from Nutter re staffing appointments, promotions, and salary increases, May 1987

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ILGWU, Canada, Ontario District (Toronto)
Financial statement, Ontario Cloakmakers, Dress and Sportswear District Council, for the year ended December 31, 1988; invoices and expense reports; correspondence re name change from Toronto Cloakmakers, Dress and Sportswear Union, May 1987; profile of business manager Herman Stewart in Our Times, March 1987; Globe and Mail newspaper clipping re contested election for business manager between Stewart and Tom Abrahams, n.d.; letter from district council to Gerald Roy, Canadian Director, expressing disappointment at his failure to attend meeting, opposition to appointment of Canadian organizing director because of lack of funds, December 5, 1986; memorandum of agreement between the Toronto Cloak Manufacturers' Association and the Toronto District Council, with cover letter to Mazur from Stewart noting tentative agreement with Phil Carry Sportswear, September 26, 1986; letter to Mazur from Stewart on status of negotiations, specific demands, with attached 1984 agreement between Toronto Cloak Manufacturers and union, July 29, 1986; letter to Mazur from manager William Villano re hours of work at various plants, January 27, 1986; report on ILGWU Training Institute for organizers, December 22, 1985; memo to Mazur from Theodore Bernstein re retirement benefits for union's Toronto clericals, December 26, 1985; handwritten notes by Mazur re benefits, census; financial statements, 1983-85; letter from Mazur to Alexandra Dagg, manager, Ontario Cloak Dress Sportswear District Council, remarking on her "bizarre and self-serving" letter re merger with ACTWU, April 3, 1995; related correspondence; letter from Mazur to Dagg and Celestino Ciampanelli, president, Quebec Joint Council, re conference call in violation of UNITE constitution, October 26, 1998

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ILGWU, Canada, Western Canada Region District Council
List of Nygard ILGWU shops in Winnipeg, March 22, 1993; letter from Winnipeg Local 286 co-manager Phyllis Webb to Canadian director Gerald Roy re co-manager Leslie Spillett's violent opposition to resolution calling for one manager, December 2, 1988; letter to Roy from Spillett with attached resolutions re dues, establishment of newsletter, payment for meeting attendance, December 15, 1988; memo re Tan Jay Inkster/McDermot contract and others, removal of definition of part-time employee, disqualification from bargaining unit, December 15, 1988; auditor's financial statements re income and losses for Western Canadian Region District Council, subsidies to Canadian affiliates, November 9-10, 1987; letter to Mazur from Spillett re arrears owed to ILGWU by district council, January 12, 1987; financial statements and auditor's report, Western Canadian Region Consolidated Health & Welfare Fund, for the year ended December 31, 1986; letter to Mazur from Roy re accusations by Spillett against Winnipeg member Joy Santos, August 17, 1987; letter from Manitoba Labour Board exonerating Santos, November 4, 1987; formal letter of complaint to the president of the district council against Spillett for Santos matter by members of Local 288, October 8, 1987; letter of resignation by Marlene Hill as manager of Vancouver and Edmonton locals 287 and 568, with cover letter to Mazur from Roy, August 29, 1986, and May 12, 1986, noting co-manager arrangement has not worked; ten-page letter to Mazur from Roy re organization of Western Canadian Region, constant confrontation between Spillett (Winnipeg) and Hill (Vancouver), fiscal instability, status of benefit plans, need for drastic action, August 27, 1986; letter to Roy from Vancouver/Edmonton manager Marlene Hill recommending ethnically diverse organizing teams, discussing difficulty recruiting organizers from Asian membership (language barrier, cultural perception of role of women), August 18, 1986; proposal for dental, extended health and weekly indemnity benefits, July 2, 1986; draft of booklet from actuaries to Quebec Fashion Industries Retirement Fund describing restructured pension plan, August 14, 1986; letter to Mazur from Hill re her appointment to the Review Board of the Workers Compensation Board, July 25, 1986; letter to Mazur from Spillett, congratulating him on election as president, June 11, 1986; resolution by Western Canadian Region District Council authorizing officers to execute documents accepting loans from ILGWU, May 12, 1986; letter of resignation by Marlene Hill as co-manager of Western Canadian Region District Council and local manager, noting co-manager arrangement has not worked, May 12, 1986; loan agreement between ILGWU and Western Canadian Region District Council, March 26, 1986; memo to Mazur from Theodore Bernstein noting problems cited in auditor's reports for Western Canadian Region's Retirement and Health and Welfare Funds, noting lack of professional investment management, significant amounts not being remitted, high administrative costs, February 13, 1986; increasingly strident correspondence between Marlene Hill and Nina Gribble, director of organizing, over a $20 reimbursement for clerical staff member, copied up to Mazur, January 1985; resolutions by Western Canada District Council to authorize loans from ILGWU, May 20,1986; letter from ILGWU Canadian director Gerald Roy to Canadian Labour Congress re dispute between Local 286 ILGWU, and Local 459 ACTWU over bargaining rights at 365 Valentine Ave., Winnipeg, May 13, 1986; extensive handwritten notes by Mazur

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ILGWU, Professional and Clerical Employees (PACE)
Memo to Mazur from PACE director Ann Hoffman re PACE organizing activities at Johnny Appleseed's (Beverly, MA), The Company Store (La Crosse, WI), Milton Hershey School (Hershey, PA), Teximpor (North Bergen, NJ), Bestform (Johnstown, PA), Deb Shops (Philadelphia, PA), Bon Ton-Pomeroys (York, PA), Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse (Burlington, NJ), Charming Shoppes (Bensalem, PA), Conston Corp. (Philadelphia), Casual Male (Boston, MA), Strawbridge & Clothier (Philadelphia), March 30, 1990; meeting agenda re organizing activities, January 19, 1989; press release, "Workers Set to Rally at New York's 'Other Daily News'" re Chosun Daily News (New York's first Korean-language newspaper) abuses during organization drive, October 17, 1990; new member fact sheet, signed by Mazur, Hoffman, other union officials, May 15, 1990; memo to Mazur from Hoffman detailing Matawan-Aberdeen Board of Education (NJ) tentative agreement, February 1, 1990; letter to Mazur from Hoffman informing him of possible lawsuit by Matawan Regional Teachers Association against teachers who invited organizing by PACE, June 12, 1989; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re PACE organizing and research staff, with attached agenda for training conference, March 22, 1990; draft letter from Mazur to Barry Liebowitz, M.D., president, Doctors Council, noting desire to expand union to include white- and pink-collar workers, proposing meeting to explore affiliating, with cover memo to Mazur from Hoffman, September 15, 1989; correspondence between Mazur and AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland re establishing an office of work and family within the federation, June-July 1989; letter to Hoffman from the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO, re invitation from Histadrut to trip to Israel, March 17, 1989; PACE press release, "Study Calls for Action to Boost Child Care Workers' Wages Above Poverty Level," March 6, 1989; letter to Mazur from Hoffman re endorsement by ILGWU of March for Women's Equality/Women's Lives (April 9, 1989, Washington, D.C.) and amicus brief for Center for Constitutional Rights in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, with attached statement by ILGWU supporting women's right to choose abortion, February 27, 1989; PACE organizing plan, August 1, 1989; confidential memo to Mazur from Hoffman re first draft of master plan for PACE, c. 1987; reply from Mazur noting no problems, June 26, 1987; correspondence re personnel matters; flyers; newspaper clipping

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ILGWU, Professional and Clerical Employees (PACE)
Letter from Hunter College Development Office soliciting funds to establish the Paul DuBrul Fellowship, December 12, 1988, with cover note to Mazur from director of PACE Ann Hoffman; note from Hoffman re her inclusion in Who's Who of American Women, December 14, 1988; memo from Hoffman to Sal Giardina re organizing Matawan, NJ, support staff unit, with newspaper clippings, November 3; press release, "Major Campaign Set To Bolster First-Ever VDT Health Safety Law" re information hotline by PACE to assist office workers in learning about rights under the new Suffolk (Long Island, NY) law protecting users of computer monitors (video display terminals), with PACE/ILGWU Health & Safety Department brochure, "Do You Know What the VDT in Your Office Is Doing To You?" October 19; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re establishing the hot line, July 30; urgent memo from Hoffman to Mazur re imminent wildcat strike of Borg Textiles workers in Rossville, GA, (local 550), asking him to call local president, September 29; memos to Mazur from Hoffman re several hiring recommendations (organizers, field directors, interns, and temps); memo to Mazur from Hoffman urging that the union sign on to an amicus brief in the drug testing case before the Supreme Court, June 10; memo to Mazur from Hoffman asking approval for purchase of $2,816 worth of paperclips, buttons, and bumper stickers as giveaway items, with OK notation from Mazur, June 10; memo to Mazur from Hoffman urging him to sign letter to Suffolk County Executive in support of VDT legislation, June 17, 1988; memo passing on suggestion by AFL-CIO National Organizing Committee that ILGWU use actual workers in organizing campaign ads, June 6; draft AFL-CIO National Organizing Committee Proposals for Labor Law Reform Agenda, with cover memo to Mazur from Hoffman noting that it is an alternative to Donahue proposal, June 6; memo to Mazur from Hoffman expressing extreme concern about Tom Donahue's labor law reform proposal as making unions look weak, suggesting alternatives, May 24; policy paper by Institute for Women's Policy Research, "Unnecessary Losses: Costs to Americans of the Lack of Family and Medical Leave," with press release, "Lack of Parental Leave Costs $715 Million Annually," with cover letter to Mazur from Hoffman, April 7; agenda on conference by the AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees on organizing professional, technical, and salaried women, with memo from Hoffman, April 5; memo to Mazur that PACE has opened an office in Barre, Vermont, to facilitate organizing at National Life, February 17; PACE Report to the General Executive Board, February 1988; memo from Hoffman to ILGWU regional directors discussing relationship of PACE to ILGWU, October 23, 1987; handwritten note to Mazur from Hoffman that union obtained ratified agreement covering K Mart Dallas distribution center, February 24, 1988; memo to Mazur from Hoffman that contracts were obtained for three elusive companies, January 7; letter of invitation to Hoffman from People to People International, inviting her to join a delegation to China, with cover memo to Mazur noting that she declined, January 22; booklet re ILGWU benefits; newspaper clippings

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ILGWU, Professional and Clerical Employees (PACE)
Memos to Mazur from Hoffman re several hiring recommendations; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re losing another organizer for financial reasons, to ACTWU, November 25; memos re clerical organizing efforts targeting insurance industry by Connecticut State AFL-CIO, with OPEIU, SEIU, and AFSCME participating, suggesting PACE/ILGWU also participate, with OK notation by Mazur, November 17; memo re potential organizing interest by clericals at Cornell ILR extension center in New York, with notation by Mazur to proceed, November 16; memo to Mazur from Hoffman suggesting adding scholarships for members' child care and adult dependent care expenses, possible foundation support, November 5; letters from Hoffman to NJ Gov. Kean and to chair of Task Force on Equitable Compensation urging support of pay equity legislation, October 29; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re future advertising plans for ILGWU, need for market research before embarking on ad campaigns, noting last one sent wrong message, October 15; PACE Report to General Executive Board, noting reactivation in June 1987 after being dormant since its creation in 1984, discusses organizing activity, October 1987; voucher for $1000 plus correspondence re contribution to National Institute for Women of Color as agent for Institute for Women's Policy research for study of wages of child care workers, September 21; galley proof of Executive Council Report on Working Women, with editing suggestions from Hoffman, September 9; letter to Mazur from Hoffman asking for approval of her joining the board of New Jersey Citizen Action, with OK by Mazur, September 1; letter asking permission to attend Graves, W.VA., union organizer retreat, August 27; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re newly created Institute for American Values, and organization with "an admittedly horrible but useful name," designed to take away the issue of the family from the Right in a productive way, with attached prospectus for developing a national family agenda supporting child care, pro-family workplace, pay equity, stronger child support enforcement, with newspaper clippings, August 20; memo from Hoffman to ILGWU Midwest Region director Lou Montenegro re possible meeting with Spiegel re catalog sales and telemarketing, organizing Hispanic workers and Midwest region generally, August 7; memo to Mazur from Hoffman suggesting greater use of members of Graphic Artists Guild for graphic needs, with attached letter from AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees, which notes efforts to persuade Guild to affiliate, August 7; memo to Mazur from Hoffman listing her "outside" board memberships, asking for approval to continue, with OK from Mazur, July 20; memo to Mazur from Hoffman re proposed supplemental agreement for 1988 negotiations giving union the right to represent office workers based on a card majority, November 5; letter to NY Gov. Mario Cuomo from Hoffman, with separate explanatory note to Mazur, opposing state's proposed pay-equity plan for state workers, July 8, and letter to Hoffman from Public Employees Federation president Rand Condell thanking her, August 4; PACE Advisory Committee meeting agenda, July 27, with cover FYI memo to Mazur; memo from Mazur to ILGWU officials and regional directors re reactivation of PACE to become a major player in the organization of white collar workers, appointment of Ann Hoffman as director, June 26 and 24; memo to Mazur from ILGWU general secretary-treasurer Irwin Solomon noting that PACE will be treated as separate department, July 20; letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO Department of Professional Employees informing him that affiliation has been accepted, May 13; outline of strategy for organizing white collar workers, n.d., possibly presented as speech by Mazur at meeting; meeting agenda, n.d.

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ILGWU, Professional and Clerical Employees (PACE)
Memo re union representation election results at New Horizons for the Retarded, Inc., in Ellenville, NY, February 11, 1986; related materials

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ILGWU, Benefit Funds
see also Benefit Funds - Financial Responsibilities 1994; see also ILGWU Health Services 1981-1987 Retirement Fund plan amendments, Dec. 4, 1988; transcript of ABC Evening News broadcast of Dec. 29, 1986, re union pension plan fraud; letter from dental plan provider, Feb. 27. 1987; memos re well baby coverage, memo from ILGWU VP Susan Cowell re importance of liberal maternity/paternity leave policies, Dec. 2, 1986; policy manual covering medical, life insurance, retirement, and other benefits, April 1986; letter to NYS legislative staff supporting mail-order pharmacy services, May 23, 1986; agenda for Workers' Benefits Committee, June 13, 1984; list of retirees with medical coverage, April 16, 1997; schedule of sick benefit increases, June 14, 1988; Forbes article with cover note to Mazur, Dec. 12, 1988; balance of accounts in Upper South Department Health & Welfare Fund, 1986

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ILGWU, Benefit Retirement Fund
Draft report, "Union Retirees: Enriching Their Lives, Enhancing Their Contribution," by National Institute for Work and Learning, May 1998; Director's Report to the Retirement Committee of the ILGWU Retirement Fund, December 6, 1988; letter re investment policy for staff retirement fund, September 17, 1987; letters from Retired Officers of the ILGWU re health insurance premiums, February 19 and October 15, 1986, with reply from Mazur; notification of settlement of claim re Petro-Lewis Securities Litigation, copy of check, October 20

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ILGWU, Death Benefit Fund, Investment Performance Review
Towers Perrin performance report on first quarter 1995

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ILGWU, Staff Benefit Fund, Investment Performance Review
Towers Perrin performance report on first quarter 1995

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ILGWU, National Retirement Fund-Arnold and Porter
Financial statements; letter to Mazur from Arnold & Porter re demand for change in contribution assessment by employer group in current collective bargaining negotiations, May 27, 1994; letter to Mazur re fund contribution negotiations with Rain or Shine and Jainard, July 25, 1990

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UNITE Retiree Health Benefits
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ILGWU, Benefits, National Retirement Fund
Report of the Director to the Board of Trustees, ILGWU National Retirement Fund, December 11, 1990; agenda of December 11, 1990, meeting; Investment Report, ILGWU - National Retirement Fund through September 30, 1990, by Pacific Investment Management Company; ILGWU National Retirement Fund Actuarial Valuation and Review as of January 1, 1990, by Martin E. Segal Company; printout, ILGWU Staff Retirement Fund Retirees Birthdate Sequence, May 30, 1990; minutes of joint meeting, Executive Committee and Finance Committee, August 29, 1990; minutes of Finance Committee meetings, January 24, March 21, and June 19, 1990; minutes of Executive Committee meeting, May 15, 1990; minutes of Executive Committee meeting and of Board of Trustees meetings, December 13, 1989; minutes of the Finance Committees of the Death Benefit Fund and Staff Retirement Fund, August 29, 1990; minutes of General Fund Pooled Investment Committee meeting, August 30, 1990; meeting agendas; correspondence from Buck Consultants re Death Benefit Fund, Staff Retirement Fund, and General Fund performance, third quarter, November 12, 1990; correspondence from Towers Perrin recommending replacing Wertheim Asset Management Services as the fund's fixed asset manager, April 1989; report by Towers Perrin, "Analysis of Fixed Income Managers Sanford C. Bernstein & Company and Pacific Investment Management Company"; letter to Mazur from Wertheim Asset Management Services expressing regret at decision to replace them, May 23, 1989; handwritten notes by Mazur

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ILGWU, Benefits, National Retirement Fund
Investment Report and Accounting Report, ILGWU - National Retirement Fund through September 30, 1989, by Pacific Investment Management Company; ILGWU National Retirement Fund Actuarial Valuation and Review as of January 1, 1989, by Martin E. Segal Company; ILGWU National Retirement Fund Report of Withdrawal Liability as of December 31, 1989, by Martin E. Segal Company; summary of fund management companies with annual rates of return, prepared by Buck Consultants, March 26, 1986; total of all funds, asset breakdown as of June 30, 1989, with rates of return for all funds; printout, ILGWU Staff Retirement Fund Retirees Benefit Sequence, May 29, 1990; meeting agendas; minutes of joint meeting of Executive/Finance Committees, April 11, 1989; minutes of Finance Committee, May 16 and October 6, 1989; minutes of Executive Committee, December 12, 1988; minutes of Board of Trustees, December 6 and 12, 1988; proposed amendments; memo to Mazur from director of the National Retirement Fund requesting approval of a temporary, part-time return to work by a recently retired clerk in the Nassau-Suffolk District office, August 9, 1989; Southern District court opinion and order re Anita Foundations and pension plan withdrawal liability of 12 defunct apparel companies, April 1989; correspondence with attorneys re conflict of interest of a trustee representing a withdrawn firm, August-December 1989; memo re reallocation of funds from equities to fixed-income to rebalance portfolio, April 25, 1990; routine correspondence

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ILGWU, National Retirement Fund
Financial statements

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ILGWU, National Retirement Fund, Western Asset Management Company
Memos to Mazur re bankruptcy of Bank of New England, impact on bond holdings for the National Retirement Fund, February 1 and April 15, 1991

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ILGWU, National Retirement Fund, Executive Committee
Annual Meeting proposed agendas for Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, December 12, 1988; Report of the Director to the Board of Trustees, ILGWU National Retirement Funds, December 12, 1988; Pension Plan Rules and Regulations as Amended through December 16, 1987; Finance Committee minutes; Report of Withdrawal Liability as of December 31, 1987; Actuarial Valuation and Review as of January 1, 1988; accountants statements; revised and additional plan amendments, December 7, 1988; agenda of December 1991 meeting; status of withdrawal liability as of December 31, 1990; memo re withdrawal liability, September 30, 1991; spreadsheet of statement of assets available for benefits, December 31, 1990; handwritten notes

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ILGWU, National Retirement Fund
Minutes of Executive Committee and Finance Committee meetings, summary plan descriptions

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ILGWU, National Retirement Fund, reports
Reports on withdrawal liability; valuation and review; report of the director to the Board of Trustees; description of Amivest Capital Management; Executive Committee meeting agenda, November 12, 1985