The second-largest trade union was the International Ladies Garment Workers Union [with about 140,000 members, of whom in 1928 about 90,000 were Jews]. There was also a union for hat makers, with about 15,000 members, 85 percent of whom were Jews, as well as a furrier trade union, among others. Jews were also represented in the construction unions, food production unions, and in the print and hairdressing industries.
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About the Author: Ezra James Nollet is a retired U.S. government chemist living in Poland where he is officer of the local synagogue in Legnica. Before the Deluge appears the last week of each month.
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