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Jennie Matyas and the I.L.G.W.U.: oral history
Gilb, Corinne Lathrop, 1925-
Bancroft Library. Oral History Center
Matyas, Jennie, 1895-
Date Created and/or Issued
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UC Berkeley, Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library
California Revealed from Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library
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Account of early life in Hungary to 1905; arrival in New York, 1905; work in garment industry in New York from 1911; her career in the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from its inception, with comments on communist infiltration, union organization on the west coast, especially in San Francisco, problems with Negro and Chinese ethnic groups; appointment as vice-president of the union, and initiation of health, education, retirement and welfare benefits for the union; observations on national and local politics, and her activity in the Olson campaign; her interest in compulsory health insurance; and her work on the U.S. Manpower Commission.
half track
1/4 inch audio tape
Oral histories
1 Tape of 1
Phonotape 278 B
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Labor movement--United States--History
Labor unions--United States--Officials and employees--Biography
Clothing workers--Labor unions--United States--History
Matyas, Jennie, 1895-
Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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