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Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sidney Hillman

 
 
Sidney Hillman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
1. Sidney Hillman Marker
Inscription.

1887 - - - - - 1946

President
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
1914 – 1946

Chairman
Textile Workers Organizing Committee
1937 – 1939


Sidney Hillman was a labor giant. He provided leadership for hundreds of thousands of working people. Hillman sought a Nation of social and economic justice, where “no child will cry for food in the midst of plenty.”

He saw an activist trade union movement as the key to social change. For Hillman, the Union Movement embraced workers’s lives from the cradle to the grave. He saw the power of coalition: shop floor militancy, matched by power in the White House.

Under his leadership, the ACWA led the way for Unemployment Insurance, Health Care, Housing Programs, a Union-Owned bank and a national policy of Fair Labor Standards.
 
Erected 1990 by Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union AFL-CIO, ClC.
 
Location. 39° 28.316′ N, 87° 24.314′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker can be reached from North 8th Street south of Spruce Street. Click for map. Located in back-yard of Eugene Debs home (museum). Can be reached by a back
Eugene Debs Home (Museum) image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
2. Eugene Debs Home (Museum)
access drive from Sycamore Street - west of North 9th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: (back yard of) 451 North 8th Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Luna (here, next to this marker); William D. "Big Bill" Haywood (here, next to this marker); Mother Jones (here, next to this marker); Patrick E. Gorman (here, next to this marker); Philip Murray (here, next to this marker); Michael J. Quill (here, next to this marker); Samuel Gompers (here, next to this marker); Walter Philip Reuther (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography (Courtesy - Hillman Foundation) ::. (Submitted on August 20, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Leaders of Industrial Unionism ::. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Sidney Hillman Marker - - (Third from Left) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
3. Sidney Hillman Marker - - (Third from Left)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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