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SIDNEY HILLMAN'S name is synonymous with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA), but author Karen Pastorello argues that Bessie Abramowitz, who later became his wife, was "more instrumental" (xii) in establishing the union than Hillman, and that she nominated him as president.
They were members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.
Amalgamated Bank, based in New York, was founded in 1923 by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.
However, after 1930 the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, embraced new forms of trade unionism that stressed tripartite cooperation among labour, capital, and the State.
But the Hillman approach, as practiced by the union he led, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA), also promised workers freedom from arbitrary managerial hiring and firing decisions, ended pre-employment physical examinations, and banned unilaterally established piece rates and production standards.
Eventually, the Italian women joined one of the three garment unions that survived the 1919 Red Scare's antiradical fervor--the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the United Garment Workers Union, or the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
The story begins in Chapters One and Two with the success of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) in a 1945 contest with the United Garment Workers Union (GMU) and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) for the loyalty of workers in the men's clothing industry in Winnipeg.
She coordinated the West Coast "buy union" campaigns of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) and cofounded Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality), which promoted a labor ERA that would maintain women-only labor laws until they could be extended to men, rather than eliminating such sex-based protections in the workplace.
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