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Textile Workers Union of America

Textile Workers Union of America Club Button Museum
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TEXTILE WORKERS UNION of AMERICA TWUA AFL-CIO
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IMBER QUALITY PRODUCTS
L.J. IMBER CO.
1639 W. EVERGREEN AVE.
CHICAGO, ILL
OFFICES IN DETROIT & NEW YORK

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The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) was founded in 1939 when the United Textile Workers of America (UTW) and the Textile Workers Organizing Committee (TWOC) merged. The TWUA campaigned for higher wages, safer working conditions, and better health insurance and benefits for textile workers working in southern America. They were a driving force behind Operation Dixie in 1946, a post-World War II campaign to unionize industry in the south that persisted until 1954, but was ultimately unsuccessful. TWUA officially dissolved in 1976, when they merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU).

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CL0471
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