More than $1,000,000 raised in this country has been sent to the Palestine Labor Federation to further welfare work and purchase tools and machinery for workers in the Holy Land, it was disclosed Friday night at the tenth anniversary convention of the National Labor Committee for Jewish Workers and Pioneers in Palestine.
The convention, held at the Hotel Pennsylvania, was attended by about 1,000 delegates from all parts of the United States and Canada. They represented locals of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, International Cap and Millinery Workers’ Union, the United Hebrew Trades, the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance, the Poale Zion-Zeire Zion, Workmen’s Circle groups, chapters of the League for Labor Palestine, Pioneer Women’s Organization and other fraternal and labor organizations.
Isaac Hamlin, general secretary of the National Labor Committee opened the convention with a report on the activities and growth of the organization in the ten years of its existence. Joseph Schlossberg, general secretary of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers’ Union of America presided.
A. F. OF L. EXPRESSES FRIENDSHIP
Sympathy of the American Federation of Labor for the organized labor movement in Palestine was expressed by William Green, president, in a message read to the convention. The message was read by David Dubinsky, president of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union and vice-president of the A. F. of L. Other messages were read from Max Zaritzky, Saul Metz, David Pinsky, David Wertheim, Harry Rogoff, Abraham Miller,, Sophie Udin and Rose Stoloff, all representatives of participating labor groups or interested organizations.
The convention will continue through Sunday. On Saturday afternoon members of the Palestine labor delegation were to report on the present situation in the Diaspora the progress achieved in Palestine and the constructive program of the Palestine Federation of Labor.
The Saturday evening session was to be devoted to the National Council of the League for Labor Palestine under the chairmanship of Rabbi Samuel Wohl of Cincinnati.