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an independent resource for residents of Amalgamated Dwellings,
East River Cooperative, Hillman Cooperative and Seward Park Cooperative

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Hillman: Edward A. Filene Building

500 Grand Street



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Edward A. Filene

President of Filene's in Boston - pioneer of the Bargain Basement - Edward A. Filene was known as the father of the credit union movement in this country. He was one of the first employers to implement a profit-sharing plan for his employees. He advocated a 5-day, 40-hour work week, and allowed his employees to engage in collective bargaining.

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