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Los Angeles J. P. Stevens Boycott Committee 1975-1980
MSS 030  
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Description
The office files of the Los Angeles J. P. Steven Boycott Committee, headed by Michael Linfield and Linda Paquette, document the strategies and activities of the national boycott campaign in Los Angeles against the textile manufacturer in the South, J.P. Stevens & Co., one of the most egregious labor law violators in this country. This grassroots movement with backing from the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) culminated in a Public Hearing at the L.A. City Council Board of Public Works on June 26, 1979 that barred the company as an "irresponsible bidder" from doing business with the city. In October 1980 J.P. Stevens signed a contract with the ACTWU at the Roanoke Rapids plant.
Background
The Los Angeles office of the J. P. Stevens Boycott Committee was established in early 1976 by the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union and managed by Michael Linfield and Linda Paquette. (In that year, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union of America had merged with the 500,000 members of the Textile Workers Union to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.) Additional support came from the AFL-CIO Labor Committee Workforce which established the Labor Committee for Justice for J. P. Stevens Workers. The Committee supported the boycott with strategy development, publications and staff.
Extent
8 letter boxes, 2 legal boxes

3 1/3 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles. The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.