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U.J.A. Forms Division to Coordinate Trade Union Support

April 3, 1952
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Formation of a National Labor Division of the United Jewish Appeal to coordinate organized labor’s support of the U.J.A. and to serve as a source of information for trade unions and Labor Zionist groups in their efforts on behalf of the $151,500,000 nationwide Appeal was announced today by Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, executive vice-chairman of the U.J.A.

Dr. Schwartz announced also that four leading Labor Zionist groups have endorsed the newly formed division as a main channel of trade union support for the U.J.A. and have drafted Rabbi James G. Heller, of Cincinnati, O., to serve as the unit’s first national chairman. The four Labor Zionist groups which joined in endorsing the new division are the Labor Zionist Organization Poale Zion, the Jewish National Worker’s Alliance (Farband), the Pioneer Women, and Habonim.

Dr. Schwartz said that the new unit will serve as “a genuine link between the working people of the United States and Israel’s people who, despite food shortages and sub-standard shelter, are freely making sacrifices to create new institutions of freedom.”

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