Donnelly Garment Company

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Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Petition for Injunction

Petition for injunction 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 petition, the plaintiff asserts the ILGWU has been conspiring to force employees of the Donnelly Garment Company to join the defendant union. This includes employees already part of the Donnelly Garment Workers Union.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Findings of fact and conclusion of law 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. This document, created by Circuit Judge Arba S. Van Valkenburgh and District Judges Albert F. Reeves and Merrill E. Otis, lists 20 facts found during the case and 29 conclusions of law.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibits "A-30", Graph of Minimum Hourly Wages

A bar graphs displaying the minimum hourly wage provision for the lowest paid crafts in the dress industry from 1913 to 1939. The 'x' axis charts the year and the 'y' axis charts the minimum hourly wage in cents. The graph shows a gradual increase in wage over time with a dip in 1933.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibits "A-29", Graph of Maximum Hours Worked Per Week

A bar graphs displaying the maximum hours worked per week in the dress industry from 1913 to 1939. The 'x' axis charts the year and the 'y' axis charts maximum hours worked. The graph shows a gradual decline in maximum hours worked over time.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibits "A23", ILGWU Application for Membership

Application for membership to the Local No. 124 of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, filled out by Katie L. McKinsey, age 26. At the time of application on January 18, 1934, McKinsey was employed at Donnelly Garment Company and had been a sewing machine operator for 6 years.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibits "A-11", Production Statistics

Production statistics for the Donnelly Garment Company for the calender years 1936 through 1938. During these three years, the company produced 5,178,474 articles of clothing worth a total of $16,375,096.67.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibits "172-176, 179, 182, 185", Graph of Hourly Earnings

Eight line graphs that display the hourly earnings of Donnelly Garment Company employees in relation to other national garment companies in early 1937. These companies include the Apex Dress Co., Action Dress Inc., Philip Zahn & Co., Samax Dress Co., Max Wiesen, Inc., Famous Dress Co., Haas and Bernstein, and Rudy Dress Co.. The data shows that a majority of Donnelly Garment Company employees earn less than the company's national competitors.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibits "145-148", Graph of Working Hours

Four bar graphs that display how many hours Donnelly Garment Company employees worked each week during a period of four weeks in early 1937. The 'x' axis charts the number of workers up to 550 and the 'y' axis charts hours worked. The graph shows that most employees worked between 40 and 54 hours per week with the most common amount being 53 hours per week.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit No. 9, Garment Inspectors

Employees of The Donnelly Garment Company inspecting newly created clothing in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit No. 8, Sewing Department

Photograph of the sewing department at The Donnelly Garment Company in the Corrigan Building at 1828 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit No. 76, ILGWU Demonstration on March 17, 1937

Photograph of police restraining a protestor at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was captured outside of the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company building at 2617 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken near the back entrance of the building by Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper photographer George Cauthen.

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit No. 75, ILGWU Demonstration on March 17, 1937

Photograph of protestors waving at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was captured outside of the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company building at 2617 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken near the front entrance of the building by Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper photographer George Cauthen.