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Memories of 1910 Cloakmakers’ Strike Recalled in Fete to Jewish Labor Victory Heroes

September 30, 1930
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Memories of the bitter cloakmakers’ strike of 1910, a strike that definitely established the Jewish labor movement in New York, were recalled Sunday night when 40 veteran members of the strike committee were honored with a dinner at the Broadway Central Hotel to mark the twentieth anniversary of the great labor victory which resulted in the establishment of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.

Justice Louis D. Brandeis, who was instrumental in the settlement of the strike, sent greetings through Meyer Bloomfield. Abraham Rosenberg, leader of the strike, and president of the International in 1919, was presented with a watch. Sol Polakoff, secretary of the 1910 organization, was given a writing set. Further memories were evoked with the presence of Mrs. Meyer London and Dr. Isabel London, widow and daughter of the late Meyer London, who, as attorney for the strikers, was one of the real heroes of the victory.

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