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L.l.g.w.u. Urges Admission of 10,000 Dp’s into U.S. As Needle-trade Workers

The executive board of the International ladies Garment Workers Union today approved a proposal to urge the United States Government to allow 10,000 displaced persons to enter this country to fill the shortage in experienced manpower in the cloak and suit industry.

The board also cabled an appeal to Prime Minister Attlee, urging him to extend “your practical cooperation toward realizing the recommendations of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine.” The partitioning of Palestine “points a (##)y toward a rational solution of the tragic and heart-breaking problems in the (##)ly Land,” the cable continued.

David Dubinsky, president of the I.L.G.W.U., emphasized that it has been established that there are many trained needle-trades workers among the displaced persons. He said that the clothing industry in the United States had been complaining for more than two years about the acute shortage of trained men, “and we are offering a solution to this problem.”

The board expressed the opinion that none of the 10,000 DP’s would become public charges. It also pointed out that the Canadian Government has already granted permission for the admission of 2,500 DP’s who are skilled needle-trades workers.

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