"ILGWU Local 25 Executive Board" (from UNITE Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901 [1915]). Male domination of union leadership positions in the ILGWU is dramatically captured in this group portrait. In a local almost entirely composed of women, the board has only three women. Women in Local 25 turned to languages of union democracy and class empowerment in Communism to voice resentment over their exclusion from leadership positions.

From Sweated work, weak bodies: anti-sweatshop campaigns and languages of labor by Daniel E. Bender

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  • Figure 17 "ILGWU Local 25 Executive Board" (from UNITE Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901 [1915]). Male domination of union leadership positions in the ILGWU is dramatically captured in this group portrait. In a local almost entirely composed of women, the board has only three women. Women in Local 25 turned to languages of union democracy and class empowerment in Communism to voice resentment over their exclusion from leadership positions.