Small collection of correspondence,
photographs and clippings related to the personal and professional activities
and concerns of Abe Plotkin, first organizer for the ILGWU in California
(1922-1932), who went on to organize in Hawaii, Miami, the Midwest, and New
Abe Plotkin was the first organizer for the ILGWU (International
Ladies Garment Workers Union) in California in 1922-1932. He was arrested for
vagrancy in Los Angeles in 1923. He went on to organize workers in Hawaii,
Miami, the Midwest, and New York City before retiring in 1957. Even after
retirement Plotkin kept up his union membership and remained in touch with many
of the people he had known through organizing. In 1947 Sarah (Sy) Rothblatt
became his second wife.
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