The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union was founded in the United States in 1900 by amalgamating seven local unions. The ILGWU was dominated by the Jewish and Italian immigrants who worked in the garment industries. The union was formed to protect their interests. In the early years it was troubled by politics, but still continued to grow. In Canada, the Toronto Cloakmakers Union became affilitated with the ILGWU in 1911, which was two years after their official formation.
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Item is a black-and-white photograph of the General Strike Committee of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union in 1934.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
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