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International Ladies Garment Workers Union

(Encyclopedia) International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), former U.S. labor union, formed in 1900 by the amalgamation of seven local unions. At the turn of the century most of the workers in…

Service Employees International Union

(Encyclopedia) Service Employees International Union (SEIU), labor union representing U.S. and Canadian workers in health care (doctors, nurses, health technicians), public services (government…

Dubinsky, David

(Encyclopedia) Dubinsky, David doobn´sk, 1892–1982, American labor leader, president (1932–66) of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), b. Brest-Litovsk, Poland. He was a baker…

Triangle Waist Company

(Encyclopedia) Triangle Waist Company, often called the Triangle Shirtwaist Co., manufacturers of women's cotton and linen blouses. Located in lower Manhattan in the early 20th cent., on Mar. 25…

Labor Day

Work in America: history, facts, statistics, and leaders Related Links The History of Labor Day Labor Day by the Numbers—from the U.S. Census Notable Labor Leaders Abel, Iorwith…