American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
“Betsy Ross never joined the ILGWU, so whatever she produced would have been boycotted.”
“Though the owners were found not guilty when brought to trial, the public outrage increased and politicians--including those in Tammany Hall--finally realized that they needed to work with the fledgling ILGWU to enact legislation to improve safety conditions and wages for garment workers.”
“We used to have sweat shops in this country until unions like the ILGWU fought to put an end to such working conditions.”
“The tragedy helped galvanize the trade union movement and especially the ILGWU.”
“With all the talk abut union-busting and collective bargaining in the controversy over public employee unions, those union ladies of the ILGWU came to mind when I was looking for some socks the other day -- even though socks weren't mentioned in the song.”
“Seeing these earnest women, thinking of them at their sewing machines, made some of us race to the closet and check our clothes for that ILGWU imprimatur.”
“For several years prior to the fire, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union ILGWU had tried unsuccessfully to implement regulations at Triangle.”
“The official centennial commemoration is organized as it been every year by the textile workers union, Workers United formerly the ILGWU.”
“In November 1909, over 20,000 shirtwaist makers from more than 500 factories, led by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union ILGWU, walked off their jobs.”
“Representing the ILGWU and later as a member of the executive board of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, Pesotta became one of the most successful organizers in the United States.”
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