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Collection Details


Collection Name: Labor History: Garment Workers
Repository Name: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Long Beach, California, United States
URL: http://salticid.nmc.csulb.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/OralAural.woa/
Material Formats: [20 documents with audio]
Description: Starting in the early 20th century, women worked in both men's and women's garment manufacturing, and were members of the unions that eventually represented these two industries. The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America represented the workers in the men's clothing industry and aligned immediately with the newly organized CIO in the 1930s. The International Ladies Garment Workers, which represented workers in the women's clothing industry, remained aligned with the AFL, except for a brief two year period.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 20
Interviews: [21 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Women's Studies; Industry and Labor; Ethnic groups; Economics
ASP Subjects: California; Chicago, IL; Clothing factories; Clothing trade; Clothing workers; Clothing workers--Labor unions; International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 1900-1995; Labor unions--United States; Los Angeles, CA; Mexican American labor union members; Mexican American women labor union members; New York; New York, NY; Oral history; United States; Women labor leaders--Los Angeles (Calif.); Women labor union members
Collection Code: OHC0004566