The office files of the Los Angeles J. P. Steven Boycott Committee, headed by Michael Linfield and Linda Paquette, document
the strategies and activities of the national boycott campaign in Los Angeles against the textile manufacturer in the South,
J.P. Stevens & Co., one of the most egregious labor law violators in this country. This grassroots movement with backing from
the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) culminated in a Public Hearing at the L.A. City Council Board of
Public Works on June 26, 1979 that barred the company as an "irresponsible bidder" from doing business with the city. In October
1980 J.P. Stevens signed a contract with the ACTWU at the Roanoke Rapids plant.
The Los Angeles office of the J. P. Stevens Boycott Committee was established in early 1976 by the Amalgamated Clothing and
Textile Workers Union and managed by Michael Linfield and Linda Paquette. (In that year, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers
Union of America had merged with the 500,000 members of the Textile Workers Union to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile
Workers Union.) Additional support came from the AFL-CIO Labor Committee Workforce which established the Labor Committee for
Justice for J. P. Stevens Workers. The Committee supported the boycott with strategy development, publications and staff.
8 letter boxes, 2 legal boxes
3 1/3 linear feet
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