Labor:

  • Memorial Services Planned for Clara Lemlich

    The daughter of Clara Lemlich, an immigrant who, at 23, sparked and led the first general strike by 20,000 shirtwaist-makers in New York in 1909, said today a memorial service was being planned for her late mother in Manhattan. Rita Margolis, the daughter, said the time and place for the memorial service was still being… More ▸

  • Jewish Labor Body Forms Women’s Group to Aid Refugee Children

    In order to prepare the way and provide homes for the expected arrival of refugee children in large groups, a Women’s Division of the Jewish Labor Committee has been formed it was announced today, headed by Mrs. Simeon Strunsky and Miss Rose Schneiderman. The division will cooperate with the United States Committee for the Care… More ▸

  • Refugees’ Adjustment Described at Pioneer Women’s Parley

    The adjustment of women refugees from Central andEasternEurope to a life of pioneering in Palestine was described tonight to the seventh national convention of the Pioneer Women’s Organization at Hotel Pennsylvania by Dr. May Baer, of Palestine. Miss Mary Anderson, director of the Women’s Bureau of the United States Department of Labor, told the 300… More ▸

  • Vocational Training Seen Necessary for Execution of Roosevelt Plan

    Vocational retraining, such as the ORT is carrying on, is necessary for the execution of President Roosevelt’s plans for emigration of refugees, Max D. Steuer, attorney and chairman of the Greater New York ORT campaign, declared today to about 600 women attending the annual donor luncheon of the Women’s American ORT at the Hotel Astor…. More ▸