Meeting of the Committee for Unification
- Meeting of the Committee for Unification
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Culture Front
Popular Front Years
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
- Meyers|Malinky|Schifell|Bebricht; Zaltsman, R. (Reʾuven) (Rubin Saltzman, Reuben Zaltzman)
- Slovak Workers Society|Hungarian Sick and Death Benefit Society|Russian Mutual Aid Association|International Workers Order
- Work Type:
- political ideologies and attitudes
- Membership- Benefits, Insurance
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
Culture Front- Organizing
IWO JPFO Organizational History
- 2 pages. Minutes of the meeting of the Committee for Unification which has convened a representative from each of the following groups: the Hungarian Sick and Death Benefit Society; the Slovack [Slovak] Workers Society; the Russian Mutual Aid Association and the I.W.O. (Rubin Saltzman). The sentiment seems to be in favor of affiliation (amalgamation). The document appears to be missing what would be page 2; page 3 is a list of Jewish IWO members from outside New York, subsumed perhaps under the initials M.E.L.
- Meyers chaired the meeting and may have taken the notes
- 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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