Sidney Hillman

Sidney Hillman (HM13RG)

Location: Terre Haute, IN 47807 Vigo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.316', W 87° 24.314'

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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.
HM NumberHM13RG
Year Placed1990
Placed ByAmalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union AFL-CIO, ClC
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 465144 N 4369228
Decimal Degrees39.47193333, -87.40523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.316', W 87° 24.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 18.96" N, 87° 24' 18.84" W
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Area Code(s)812, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 260 N 8th St, Terre Haute IN 47807, US
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