International Fur & Leather Workers Union
|Full name||International Fur & Leather Workers Union|
|Union merger||Amalgamated Meat Cutters (United Food and Commercial Workers)|
|Affiliation||AFL, CIO, expelled for communist ties|
|Key people||Ben Gold, President|
|Office location||New York City|
The International Fur and Leather Workers Union (IFLWU), was a labor union that represented workers in the fur and leather trades. The IFLWU was founded in 1913 and affiliated with the American Federation of Labor (AFL).
In 1937, the IFLWU left the AFL and joined the new Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), led by John L. Lewis. Between 1949 and 1950, with Cold War tensions rising, the CIO expelled the IFLWU and 10 other unions that it accused of being "communist dominated."
In 1955, the union dissolved into the Amalgamated Meat Cutters union.
- Steve Rosswurm, The CIO's Left-Led Unions (Rutgers University Press, 1992), pp. 159–181.
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