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[[preprinted]] National Women's Trade Union League of America Endorsed by the American Federation of Labor and The Trades and Labor Congress of Canada Room 610, 166 West Washington Street, Chicago Telephone Franklin 3281 [[image - circular seal showing two women shaking hands, surrounded by the words NATIONAL WOMEN'S TRADE UNION LEAGUE ; standing on either side of a tablet containing the words THE EIGHT HOUR DAY A LIVING WAGE TO GUARD THE HOME 1903 ]] PATENTED JUNE 22, 1909 [[image - oval seal containing the words ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL CHICAGO]] 236 OFFICIAL MAGAZINE LIFE AND LABOR EDITOR, S. M. FRANKLIN [[line]] CABLE ADDRESS LIFELABOR, CHICAGO [[line]] EDITOR MRS. JAMES A. FIELD OFFICERS MRS. RAYMOND ROBINS - PRESIDENT MISS MELINDA SCOTT - VICE-PRESIDENT UNITED HAT TRIMMERS UNION 43 EAST TWENTY-SECOND STREET, NEW YORK MISS EMMA STEGHAGEN - SEC'Y-TREAS. BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS UNION EXECUTIVE BOARD MISS MABEL GILLESPIE MISS S. M. FRANKLIN MISS LOUISA MITTELSTADT - TIN FOILERS MISS AGNES NESTOR - GLOVE WORKERS MISS NELLE A. QUICK - BINDERY WOMEN MISS ROSE SCHNEIDERMAN CLOTH HAT AND CAP MAKERS LOCAL LEAGUES BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO ST. LOUIS SPRINGFIELD, ILL. KANSAS CITY, MO. BALTIMORE DENVER PHILADELPHIA LOS ANGELES SIXTH BIENNIAL CONVENTION KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI JUNE, 1917 [[/preprinted]] [[stamped]] ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART [[/stamped]] March 30, 1916. Miss Dorothea Dreier, 99 Central Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey. Dearest Dad:- The Executive Board of the National Women's Trade Union League met in Chicago, January 22, 23 and 24, 1916. For the first time since the organization of the League eleven years ago, we were in the position to plan constructively for a full year's work. I cannot begin to tell you what it meant to all of us to be able to look beyone the immediate tomorrow in our work and to lay the foundations on which to build in the coming years. It was because of your understanding and your faith in us and in the work we are trying to do that we were able at that meeting to so plan. And, it is because of our deep appreciation for this co-operation that we want you to know something of the plans agreed upon at the January meeting and of the work undertaken. We arranged for scholarships in our Training School for Active Workers in the Labor Movement for Sadie Kossibuski, a young Polish girl, a pottery worker by trade, of Trenton, New Jersey; for Mrs. Schwartz, a printer of New York City; for Mrs. Cora Hogan, a glove worker by trade of Gloversville, New York; for Leone Baker, a boot and shoe worker by trade of Boston; and for May Shannon, a bindery girl of St. Louis. We also voted to extend the scholarship of Agnes Burns of Murphysboro, Illinois - daughter and sister of miners/ Agnes Burns came to us the first of October and was immediately taken seriously ill with an attack of appendictis. This necessitated a very grave operation and weeks of convalescence. Through the co-operation of the Women's Trade Union League of Chicago and the leading women physicians who serve on the Health Committee, we were able to give Miss Burns the services of the surgeon, all hospital care and the care in the convalescent home without cost to any of us. Agnes Burns is now better than she has ever been in her life. She is a very remarkably gifted [[preprinted]] UNION MADE PAPER [[/preprinted]]
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