- (1887–1946)US labour leader. In his youth, Hillman rejected his orthodox background in Lithuania and became a revolutionary. He was imprisoned by the czar and on his release at the age of twenty, emigrated to the United States. At that time the garment industry, both owners and workers, was almost entirely Jewish. Hillman found work as a cutter in Chicago and turned his energy to reforming the ‘sweat shops’. By a series of strikes, he pioneered the forty-four-hour week and various other lasting reforms. He moved to New York and was elected president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in 1915.During World War II he was Roosevelt’s chief adviser on labour affairs. After the war he became vice-president of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). Hillman took a keen interest in the Histadrut, Israel’s labour federation, and tried to influence Roosevelt in favour of Zionist aspirations.
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HILLMAN, SIDNEY — (1887–1946), U.S. labor leader. Hillman was born in the small town of Zagare in Lithuania, son of an Orthodox flour merchant and grandson of a rabbi. He received a traditional ḥeder education, and at the age of 14 was sent to study at a yeshivah… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Hillman, Sidney — orig. Simcha Hillman born March 23, 1887, žagarė, Lith. died July 10, 1946, Point Lookout, N.Y., U.S. Lithuanian born U.S. labour leader. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1907, became a garment worker, and was elected president of the Amalgamated… … Universalium
Hillman, Sidney — (1887 1946) Sidney Hillman was born in Lithuania. He came to the United States in 1907 after being arrested for his labor activities, and he found work in the clothing industry in Chicago, Illinois. In 1915, he became president of the newly… … Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era
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