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Abe Plotkin Papers (ILGWU), 1924-1980
MSS 60  
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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 York.
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.
2 boxes

2/3 linear foot
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