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

About this Symbol

 

Hillman: Meyer London Building

530 Grand Street



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Meyer London

Russian-born Meyer London moved to NYC where he became interested in politics and where he provided legal services to the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). He ran on the Socialist ticket for a seat on the NYS Assembly, representing the Lower East Side. He lost that election, but, years later, ran three times for Congress, on the Socialist ticket, finally winning in 1914. In Congress, he sponsored bills - all of which were defeated then, but, which were eventually adopted through the efforts of others years and decades later, including minimum wage, unemployment insurance and civil rights.

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