International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union

The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union was once one of the largest labor unions in the United States, one of the first U.S. unions to have a primarily female membership, and a key player in the labor history of the 1920s and 1930s. The union, generally referred to as the "ILGWU" or the "ILG," merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in 1995 to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). UNITE merged with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) in 2004 to create a new union known as UNITE HERE. The two unions that formed UNITE in 1995 represented only 250,000 workers between them, down from the ILGWU's peak membership of 450,000 in 1969.

Read more about International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union:  Early History, The Uprising of 20,000 and The Great Revolt, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Its Aftermath, Growth and Turmoil, Internal Battles, Dubinsky's Rise To Power, The Great Depression and The CIO, Electoral Politics, Other Social and Cultural Efforts, Decline of The Union, Look For The Union Label

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