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United Hebrew Trades

Title: United Hebrew Trades
Inclusive Dates: 1899-1979
ID: RG 434 
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7'8"; 6 5"ltr; 4 5"lgl; 1 3"lgl; 3 Bankers boxes
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A federation of Jewish labor unions, organized in New York in 1888 under the leadership of Jacob Magidoff, Morris Hillquit, Abraham Cahan and Philip Weinstein.  The UHT supported labor demands such as the eight hour day, regulation of child labor and the abolition of the sweatshop.  In 1910, 89 unions were affiliated with the UHT with a membership of 100,000.  By 1914, there were 250,000 members.  Thereafter, the UHT declined in membership.  It continued to be active in labor issues and was still holding annual conventions in the 1970s.
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