Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Affidavit of Virginia Ousley Stroup

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Description: 

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.

Date: 
1937
Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
Person Name: 
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Kansas City.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
NARA ID 572373, Equity Case Files, 1913 - 1938
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARA-2924-0008
Transcription: 
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