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Abstract: E.T. (Edward Thomas) "Al" Kehrer (1921-1996) was a labor union official born near Brighton, Michigan. Kehrer served as the Southeastern Regional Director of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) (1953-1964) and Southern Director for the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department (1965-1989). His papers, 1940-1989, include records relating to educational activities (1940-1950); professional activities files (1953-1980) containing correspondence, expense reports, and weekly calendars...
Abstract: The Southeast Region office of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union opened in 1937. Its records, circa 1950s-1970s, contain correspondence, collective bargaining contracts, contract and strike negotiations, agreements, National Labor Relations Board materials, and strike materials. The bulk of the material relates to a strike against Marlene Industries in Westmoreland, Tennessee.
Abstract: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records, circa 1950s-1990s, contain correspondence, business contracts, negotiations, agreements, court documents, and strike materials. Also represented are audio tapes, video tapes, photography, and plaques.
Dates: circa 1950s-1990s
- Labor unions 2
- Textile industry 2
- Women labor union members 2
- Atlanta (Ga.) 1
- Civil rights 1
- Labor leaders 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Strikes and lockouts -- Textile industry 1
- Textile factories 1
- Westmoreland (Tenn.) 1 ∧ less
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Southeast Region 2
- AFL-CIO. Civil Rights Department 1
- Kehrer, E. T. 1
- Marlene Industries Corporation 1
- United States. National Labor Relations Board 1