Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Affidavit of Virginia Ousley Stroup
Virginia Ousley Stroup's affidavit in Equity Case No. 2924: Donnelly Garment Company and Donnelly Garment Sales Company, Plaintiffs, vs. International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and all members of said union as defendants in this class action. In this affidavit, Stroup describes her experience working in the Donnelly Garment Company, addressing working hours and wages, the stress and pressure employees faced to speed up their work, and the company's practice of dropping piecework pay rates as efficiency increased. She also describes union members being sent to work in a new building apart from other employees, and company executives encouraging employees to join the Nelly Don Loyalty League.