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Dubinsky, David

(1892-1982), labor leader and president of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) in New York from 1932 to 1966.

He started as a fabric cutter. Under his leadership the ILGWU became one of the most successful unions in America. In 1934, the ILGWU joined with other organizations in forming the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC), which was involved in anti-Nazi work in Europe and in post-war relief for child survivors.


Sources: www.biography.com; Lebowitz, "Jewish Labor Committee," www.remember.org/educate/labor.html.



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