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.
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. Touch for map. Located in back-yard of Eugene Debs home (museum). Can be reached by a back
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 . . .
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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.