Policy on Consolidation
- Policy on Consolidation
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
- International Workers Order (IWO)
- New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- International Workers Order
- Work Type:
- organization files
political ideologies and attitudes
IWO JPFO Organizational History
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
- 10 pages. Organizational plan to grow from membership level of 166,000. Internal document concerning lodges in 1938-39 and what needs to be done to improve them organizationally and politically by making smaller lodges bigger and establishing more structure. Focus on Pennsylvania and Ohio as industrial areas. Provides "ethnic" breakdown: these are areas in which Slavic branches are far more important than Jewish ones. Sees national sections as a weakness, one that prevents members from focussing on American issues such as the Campaign for Social Security which the lodge growth and organizational plan is tied to. Wants to put "national clubs" into large local lodges. "This makes the organizational subdivision of the Order along national lines a matter of tactical necessity." Written after Fifth Convention.
- The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order was the largest ‘national’ section of the International Workers Order (IWO) which focused on cultural awareness and celebration, mutual support especially in health insurance coverage, and anti-fascist activities. The IWO also gave particular emphasis to supporting the rights and interests of African Americans. Documents include language and representations which comprise the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that Cornell University or its staff endorse or approve of negative representations or stereotypes presented.
- Cite As:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
- Archival Collection:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
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