Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1887 - - - - - 1946
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
1914 – 1946
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Labor Unions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 39° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: (back yard of) 451 North 8th Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
Also see . . . Sidney Hillman. Sidney Hillman Foundation website entry (Submitted on August 20, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 4. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.