Angela Bambace

Angela Bambace with David Dubinsky, president of the  International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), at the union’s 50th anniversary

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Angela Bambace

Photograph of Angela Bambace with David Dubinsky, president of the  International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), at the union’s 50th anniversary in 1950.  As a union organizer for the ILGWU in Baltimore during the 1930s, Bambace lead a successful labor action by women tailors against an employer planning to pay them less than their male counterparts.  She was head of the  Maryland-Virginia ILGWU and was eventually elected as the union’s Vice President. Her election was significant in a union that had mostly female members, but primarily male national leadership. 

1950

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