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Gift of

Mass. Eureau of Stat sties

Directory of Local Unions

LOCAL UNION

1.

New York Cloak Operators. 2. Philadelphia Cloakmakers.. New York Piece Tailors. Baltimore Cloakmakers..

3.

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5. New Jersey Embroiderers.

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New York Embroiderers..

7.

Boston Raincoat Makers...

8.

San Francisco Ladies' Garment Workers.

9.

New York Cloak and Suit Tailors....

10.

New York Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters.
Brownsville, N. Y., Cloakmakers..

11.

12.

Boston Cloak Pressers...

13.

14.

Montreal, Canada, Cloakmakers. Toronto, Canada, Cloakmakers. 15. Philadelphia Waistmakers... 17. New York Reefermakers...

Chicago Cloak and Suit Pressers.
Montreal, Canada, Cloak Cutters..

20.

New York Waterproof Garment Workers.. 21. Newark, N. J., Cloak and Suitmakers.

22. New Haven Conn., Ladies' Garment Workers.

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New York Skirtmakers.....

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25.

Boston Skirt and Dressmakers' Union.
New York Waist and Dressmakers...
Cleveland Ladies' Garment Workers.
27. Cleveland Skirt Makers...

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28. Seattle, Wash., Ladies' Garment Workers.
Cleveland Cloak Finishers' Union....
31. St. Louis, Mo., Cloak Pressers...
32. Winnipeg Ladies' Garment Workers.
33. Bridgeport Corset Workers...
Bridgeport Corset Cutters.

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35. New York Pressers...

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Boston Ladies' Tailors...

BOOT &SHOE

WORKERS UNION

UNION STAMP

495 Factory

OFFICE ADDRESS

121 E. 18th St., New York City .244 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, Pa. .9 W. 21st St., New York City .1000 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 144 Bergenline Ave., Union Hill, N. J. 133 2nd Ave., New York City .38 Causeway St., Boston, Mass. .352-19th Ave. 113 E. 10th St., New York City .....7 W. 21st St., New York City .219 Sackman St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

.241 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. .37 Prince Arthur, E. Montreal, Canada. 194 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Canada.

.40 N. 9th St., Philadelphia, Pa. .31 Union Square, New York City 1815 W. Division St., Chicago, Ill. 1178 Cadieux, Montreal, Canada

115 E. 10th St., New York City .103 Montgomery St., Newark, N. J. 83 Hollock St., New Haven. Conn. .113 E. 10th St., New York City .241 Tremont St., Boston, Mass.

..16 W. 21st St., New York City .112 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, Ohio .112 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, Ohio

153–15th Ave., Seattle, Wash. .112 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, Ohio

.920 N. 17th St., St. Louis, Mo. .Labor Temple, Winnipeg, Man.

414 Warner Building, Bridgeport, Conn. 414 Warner Building, Bridgeport, Conn.

228 Second Ave., New York City .241 Tremont St., Boston, Mass.

(CONTINUED ON INSIDE YIDDISH COVER)

Named shoes are frequently made in Non-Union factories

DO NOT BUY ANY SHOE

no matter what its name, unless it bears a plain
and readable impression of this UNION STAMP
All shoes without the UNION
STAMP are always Non-Union

Do not accept any excuse for absence of the UNION STAMP BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION

246 Summer Street, Boston, Mass.

JOHN F. TOBIN, Pres.

CHAS. L. BAINE, Sec'y-Treas.

THE LADIES' GARMENT WORKER

VOL. VIII

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JANUARY, 1917

KUVVE

THE PAST YEAR-A YEAR OF STRUGGLES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

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Our International Union has no reason to look back at the past year with regret or disappointment. An anxious year it has been all along for our officers, both local and general, but with one solitary exception, that of the embroidery workers of New Jersey, their efforts have met with

success.

Right at the beginning extensive movements were impending, involving some 60,000 workers exclusive of the cloak industry. In our issue of January, 1916, we referred to these impending movements as "hopes and prospects" and predicted that "before 1916 has made any impress on our time the waist and dressmakers of New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Newark will have contributed an important chapter to the history of organization in the Ladies' Garment Industry."

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Substitute "Worcester" for "Newark" and our prediction was literally fulfilled. The strikes and victories in the cities referred to are so fresh in everyone's mind that it is needless to review them in detail. We shall merely refresh the memories of our readers by recalling the victory of the waist

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CLOAK EMPLOYERS
OVERLOOKED

IMPORTANT FACTORS throughout

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makers of Philadelphia which invigorated our Local No. 15; the victory of the waist and dressmakers of New York, which increased the strength of Local No. 25 by some fifty per cent.; the victory of the waist-makers of Boston, which resulted in improved conditions and a reorganized local union of strength and influence; the victory of the kimono and housedress workers and the victories, after a prolonged struggle, of the children's dressmakers, embroidery workers of New York and waist and white goods workers of Worcester, Mass. The past year was barely three months old. when these crowning successes were consummated, bringing cheer and inspiration to thousands of hearts and redounding to the credit and prestige of the International Union.

While our people

the country were being encouraged and exhilerated by the good results of these struggles, trouble was brewing in the cloak industry of New York. The rank and file of our union hardly realized how grave and alarm

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