Fur Workers

Some articles on fur workers, fur, workers, worker:

Ben Gold - Presidency
... elected president of the International Fur Workers Union in May 1937 ... as president, he authorized a sympathy strike of 13,000 fur workers in New York City to support striking fur workers in Canada ... as Gold pushed to organize the remaining fur shops in New York City ...
Ben Gold - Needle Trades Workers Industrial Union - Secretary-Treasurer
... well as secretary-treasurer for the Needle Trades Workers Industrial Union (NTWIU), Ben Gold pursued an aggressive and militant policy of collective bargaining ... the Great Depression began, leading to thousands of layoffs in the fur industry and strong downward pressure on wages ... A second strike in the New York City's fur industry occurred in June 1929, as NTWIU sought to organize AFL-affiliated locals of fur workers into the breakaway union ...
Ben Gold - Communism and Early Trade Union Career - Creation of A New Union
... the International Union's actions, and worker support for the Joint Council dwindled even further ... summer and fall of 1928, Gold began building support for a new international union of fur workers ... He met with the leaders of eight non-New York City fur workers' locals as well as a left-wing group of fur workers who were attempting to disaffiliate from ...

Famous quotes containing the words workers and/or fur:

    It is ... pathetic to observe the complete lack of imagination on the part of certain employers and men and women of the upper-income levels, equally devoid of experience, equally glib with their criticism ... directed against workers, labor leaders, and other villains and personal devils who are the objects of their dart-throwing. Who doesn’t know the wealthy woman who fulminates against the “idle” workers who just won’t get out and hunt jobs?
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)

    I have no doubt that they lived pretty much the same sort of life in the Homeric age, for men have always thought more of eating than of fighting; then, as now, their minds ran chiefly on the “hot bread and sweet cakes;” and the fur and lumber trade is an old story to Asia and Europe.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)