The United Garment Workers of America (UGW) established the first union of women workers in 1899, while the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, led by militant immigrant Jews, and the OBU made similar attempts in the early twentieth century.
What does UGW stand for?
UGW stands for United Garment Workers (est. 1891)
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We have 4 other meanings of UGW in our Acronym Attic
- User-Generated Video (digital video hosting)
- Usinage Grande Vitesse (French: High-Speed Machining; mechanics)
- Utrechtse Geologen Vereniging (Dutch: Utrecht Geological Student Society; Utrecht University)
- Unmanned Guided Vehicle Battle Labs Warfighter Experiment
- Unified Global Virtual Credits (Internet payment; Singapore)
- Unmanned Ground Vehicle Communications Technology
- Unmanned Ground Vehicle Rapid Obscuration Platform
- Ultimate Goal Weight (dieting)
- Um Gottes Willen (German: For God's Will; religious organization)
- UMTRA (Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action) Ground Water (US Department of Energy)
- Universal Gateway (telecommunications)
- United Garment Workers of America (est. 1891; more commonly see as UGW)
- Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association (Mullens, WV)
- United German Warhammer Clan (gaming organization)
- Utility Geothermal Working Group
- United General Workers Union (Belize)
- Uganda Shilling (ISO currency code)
- Umwelt- und Gesundheitsschutz Zürich (German)
- Udonis Haslem (basketball player)
- Ultimate Healing (Tibia video game)
Samples in periodicals archive:
In 1910 she participated in a major strike at Hart, Schaffner, and Marx, a strike initiated by women, and in the aftermath of the successful settlement became first an organizer for the United Garment Workers and then a founder of the ACW.
GWG workers were members of the United Garment Workers of America [UGWA], and later the United Food and Commercial Workers [UFCW] when it merged with UGWA in 1994.
The story begins in Chapters One and Two with the success of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) in a 1945 contest with the United Garment Workers Union (GMU) and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) for the loyalty of workers in the men's clothing industry in Winnipeg.