Fonds 8 - Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds

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Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds

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CA ON00210 8

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  • [190-?]-1961 (Creation)

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7 cm of textual records. -- 5 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller

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The Toronto Cloakmakers Union was established in 1909 as an organized effort to assist and protect workers in the women's garment industry. Two years later they became affiliated with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (I.L.G.W.U.) in Toronto and became Local 14. Today they are the oldest local still in existence and are now called Unite Here Canada.

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The fonds consists of textual and graphic material documenting the activities and membership of the Toronto Cloakmakers Union and International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Included are I.L.G.W.U. membership dues and strike cards issued to Sara Clodman; letters and cards announcing I.L.G.W.U. meetings, celebrations, and other matters; an invitation to a dinner honouring A. Magerman's 25 years in the Cloakmaker's Union; copies of the Golden Jubilee Souvenir Journal and the 40th Jubilee Celebration book; a photocopy of the Constitution of the I.L.G.W.U.; Toronto Cloakmakers' Union Local 14 Minute Book in Yiddish; and five black and white photographs of union members, events, and committees.

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  • English
  • Yiddish

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