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United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Records, 1936-1981
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Series 1. UE-General, 1940-1970s

Physical Description: 20 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes UE constitutions, agreements, pamphlets and publications, fliers, leaflets, steward guides, newsletters, reports, organizing manuals, strike guides and other printed materials dating from the 1940s through the 1970s. The records are organized chronologically although the earlier folders are also arranged by material type. This means that the first folders follow a chronological order but are also further separated so that all the constitutions, agreements and pamphlets are in discrete folders. The later part of the choronology is more general and though arranged by date, the materials found in each folder are mixed. Further, some of the later folders in the series, while in chronological order, are organized by substantive area, such as a the IUE/IAM controversy.
Box-folder 1/1

Guides and manuals, n.d.-1969

Box-folder 1/2

Printed informational materials, 1964-1969

Box-folder 1/3

Printed informational materials, 1961-1963

Box-folder 1/4

Steward guides and member mailings, 1943-1963

Box-folder 1/5

IUE/IAM controversy, ca. 1952-1959

Box-folder 1/6

Printed informational materials, 1957-1958

Box-folder 1/7

Printed informational materials, 1953-1956

Box-folder 1/8

James Matles Case, 1953-1956

Box-folder 1/9

Steward (bound volume), 1951-1953

Box-folder 2/1

Printed informational materials, 1951-1952

Box-folder 2/2

Facts About the High Cost of Living, 1951

Box-folder 2/3

Printed informational materials, 1947-1949

Box-folder 2/4

Organizing guide, ca. 1940s

Box-folder 2/5

Organizing bulletins, ca. 1950s

Box-folder 2/6

Pamphlets, ca. 1960s-1970s

Box-folder 3/1

Pamphlets, ca. 1950s

Box-folder 3/2

Pamphlets, ca.1940s

Box-folder 3/3

UE-Westinghouse national agreements, 1943-1956

Box-folder 3/4

Non-California locals agreements, 1944-1961

Box-folder 3/5

Constitutions, 1942-1970

 

Series 2. UE-General Executive Board, 1959-1970

Physical Description: 34 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series primarily includes correspondence from/to the General Executive Board (GEB) which is arranged chronologically by year. Within each year, correspondence is further separated categorically as "General", or as related to: the "IUE", "GE" and "Westinghouse". While the majority of the materials in this series are correspondence, folders also contain minutes, conference proceedings, convention summaries, reports, newspaper clippings, bulletins, legislative fact sheets, brochures, arbitration materials, contract summaries, employee benefits packages, and printed information published by industry.
Box-folder 3/6

General, 1959

Box-folder 3/7

General, 1960

Box-folder 3/8

General, 1961

Box-folder 4/1-4/4

1962

Folder 4/1

General

Folder 4/2

IUE

Folder 4/3

GE

Folder 4/4

Westinghouse

Box-folder 4/5-4/8

1963

Folder 4/5

General

Folder 4/6

IUE

Folder 4/7

GE

Folder 4/8

Westinghouse

Box-folder 4/9-4/11

1964

Folder 4/9

General

Folder 4/10

IUE

Folder 4/11

GE

Box-folder 4/12, 5/1-5/3

1965

Folder 4/12

General

Folder 5/1

IUE

Folder 5/2

GE

Folder 5/3

Westinghouse

Box-folder 5/4-5/7

1966

Folder 5/4

General

Folder 5/5

IUE

Folder 5/6

GE

Folder 5/7

Westinghouse

Box-folder 5/8, 6/1-6/3

1967

Folder 5/8

General

Folder 6/1

IUE

Folder 6/2

GE

Folder 6/3

Westinghouse

Box-folder 6/4-6/7

1968

Folder 6/4

General

Folder 6/5

IUE

Folder 6/6

GE

Folder 6/7

Westinghouse

Box-folder 6/8-6/10

1969

Folder 6/8

General

Folder 6/9

IUE

Folder 6/10

GE

Box-folder 6/11

IUE, 1970

 

Series 3. UE Assorted Administrative Files, 1959-1970

Physical Description: 15 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series is administrative files kept by union officials. The files are arranged substantively with two subseries: (1) James L. Daugherty's correspondence and filings and (2) files on the IUE. The series primarily consists of correspondence but also includes arbitration documents, notes on organizing trips, reports, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, analysis of legislation, and other printed informational materials.
Box-folder 6/12-6/20, 7/1

Daugherty, James L. - Correspondence and filings

Folder 6/12

Filings-reports to New York City, 1970

Folder 6/13

Filings-attorney research, 1961-1964

Folder 6/14

Filings-UE staff correspondence, 1960-1970

Folder 6/15

Filings-National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), general

Folder 6/16

Correspondence-Chown, Paul 1967-1969

Folder 6/17

Correspondence-Personal "Out," 1963-1967

Folder 6/18

Staff orders, 1960-1970

Folder 6/19

ILWU, 1959-1970

Folder 6/20

Matles, James correspondence, 1962-1968

Folder 7/1

Chief Stewards reports, 1965-1967

Box-folder 7/2-7/6

International United Electrical, Machinist and Radio Workers (IUE-AFL/CIO)

Folder 7/2

UE printed informational material, 1968

Folder 7/3

IUE News, Jan. 1967- Nov. 1968 (incomplete)

Folder 7/4

IUE News, Sept. 1965- Oct. 1966 (incomplete)

Folder 7/5

GE Fight in Schenectady, NY., 1964-1965

Folder 7/6

Assorted materials, 1959-1968

 

Series 4. UE-GE 1969 Strike and its Antecedents, 1950-1970

Physical Description: 22 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series primarily consists of materials regarding the UE-GE strike of 1969 but also includes a short subseries at the end on negotiations during the years leading up to the strike. Further, there is a subseries on select locals and their activities during the strike. (For those locals in District 10, see Series 5 for folders on strike activity at locals 1010, 1012, and 1421.)
The series is arranged chronologically. Materials found here include correspondence, negotiating agendas and strategies, strike bulletins, certificates, picket schedules, informal notes and minutes, fliers, strike reports, newspaper article reprints, press releases, UE newsletters, clippings, pamphlets, GE company printed information, handbook for UE members, minutes, mailings to members, and other printed informational materials.
Box-folder 7/7

After the strike settlement, 1970

Box-folder 7/8

Negotiations and outcomes, 1969

Box-folder 8/1

Strike bulletins, 1969-1970

Box-folder 8/2

Press related materials, 1969-1970

Box-folder 8/3

UE strike reports, 1969-1970

Box-folder 8/4

Labor News, 1969-1970

Box-folder 8/5

Fliers and pamphlets, 1969

Box-folder 8/6

Correspondence, national, 1970

Box-folder 8/7

Correspondence, Los Angeles and national, Oct.- Dec. 1969

Box-folder 8/8

Correspondence, national, Jan.- Sept. 1969

Box-folder 8/9

News clippings, Ohio, 1969

Box-folder 8/10

GE generated materials, 1969

Box-folder 8/11

Speaking points on GE strike, 1969

Box-folder 8/12-9/2

UE locals during the strike

Folder 8/12

Local 107 (VA), 1965-1970

Folder 8/13

Local 124, 506 (PA), 1966-1970

Folder 9/1

Locals 703, 707 (Ohio), 1969

Folder 9/2

Local 731 (Ohio), 1969

Box-folder 9/3

Westinghouse, 1969

Box-folder 9/4-9/7

Antecedents to GE strike/ Negotiating under Boulwarism

Folder 9/4

News clippings--GE/Westinghouse, 1966

Folder 9/5

GE negotiations, 1966

Folder 9/6

GE-Westinghouse negotiations, 1960

Folder 9/7

GE-UE National agreements, 1950-1969

 

Series 5. UE Locals--District Ten, 1936-1981

Physical Description: 62 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials on the locals in District 10, which covers the West Coast states of California and Washington. There is a short subseries on materials related to the Executive Board followed by three main subseries of files on three of the California locals: 1010 (Ontario), 1012 (Ontario), 1015 (Glendale) and 1421 (Los Angeles). There is also one non-California local file (Local 1111). Within each subseries, the files are arranged in a loosely chronological order but also substantively according to the original organization of the records. Some of the records found here are donated from James L. Daugherty's (JLD's) files and, within this series, certain folder titles reflect his personal organizational schema.
Materials found in this series include: minutes, manuals, correspondence, reports, mailings to members, leaflets, fliers, newsletters, legislative analysis, voting records, resolutions, council calls, constitutions, rosters, organizing materials, memos, stewards manuals, guide to negotiations, legislative programs, notes, company printed informational materials and mailings to staff, informational bulletins, newsletters, unemployment insurance board arbitration materials, job classification lists, leaflets, ballots, salary schedules, NLRB arbitration materials, article reprints, process reports, piece work formula data, organizing materials, CIO union contact lists, transcribed speeches, convention proceedings, and other printed informational materials (English and Spanish).
Box-folder 9/8-10/1

Executive Board

Folder 9/8

1969

Folder 9/9

1967-1968

Folder 9/10

1965-1966

Folder 10/1

1963-1964

Box-folder 10/2

Staff meetings, 1963-1967

Box-folder 10/3

Company materials, 1957-1962

Box-folder 10/4

Ontario - company materials, 1964-1966

Box-folder 10/5-11/6

Local 1010

Folder 10/5

Assorted documents, 1969-1970

Folder 10/6

Assorted documents, 1968

Folder 10/7

Assorted documents, 1967

Folder 10/8

Assorted documents, 1963-1966

Folder 10/9

Leaflets, 1967

Folder 10/10

Leaflets, 1963-1966

Folder 10/11

Assorted "data", 1965

Folder 10/12

1966 GE strike, after January 1970

Folder 10/13

Data on 1966 IAM jet shop raid, 1954-1966

Folder 11/1

JLD's packet on labor legislation

Folder 11/2

JLD's assorted research, 1954-1966

Folder 11/3

Supplement agreements, 1964-1965

Folder 11/4

Non-union shop data, 1964-1967

Folder 11/5

Elections, 1963-1967

Folder 11/6

Constitutions and by-laws, 1964-1970

Box-folder 11/7-12/2

Local 1012

Folder 11/7

Fight in Ontario GE plant, 1979-1981

Folder 11/8

Strike related materials, 1969-1970

Folder 11/9

Leaflets, 1958-1970

Folder 11/10

Assorted documents, 1968

Folder 11/11

Assorted documents, 1967

Folder 11/12

GE - general, 1967

Folder 11/13

Assorted documents, 1966

Folder 11/14

Assorted documents, 1962-1965

Folder 12/1

Seniority lists, 1964-1965

Folder 12/2

Constitutions and by-laws

Box-folder 12/3

Local 1015 - agreements, 1969

Box-folder 12/4

Local 1111

Box-folder 12/5-14/5

Local 1421

Folder 12/5

Krako strike (Compton), 1979

Folder 12/6

During the strike, 1969-1970

Folder 12/7

Assorted documents, 1954-1979

Folder 12/8

Monarch Enterprise, 1968-1969

Folder 12/9

RC Can Company, 1967-1969

Folder 12/10

Teledyne Company, 1967-1968

Folder 12/11

Los Angeles Service Shop (GE), 1967

Folder 12/12

AWD negotiations, 1967

Folder 12/13

GE Jet Shop elections, 1963

Folder 12/14

GE Jet News, 1958-1962

Folder 12/15

GE (Los Angeles), 1959-1961

Folder 12/16

Credit Union materials, ca. 1960s

Folder 13/1

Organizing efforts, 1964-1968

Folder 13/2

JLD's materials for organizing efforts

Folder 13/3

15th Annual Convention, 1970

Folder 13/4

13th Annual Convention, 1967

Folder 13/5

12th Annual Convention, 1966

Folder 13/6

11th Annual Convention, 1965

Folder 13/7

10th Annual Convention, 1964

Folder 13/8

9th Annual Convention, 1963

Folder 13/9

Live Wire, 1968-1979

Folder 13/10

Live Wire, 1952-1971

Folder 13/11

Fliers/leaflets, 1966-1967

Folder 13/12

Fliers/leaflets, 1964

Folder 13/13

Fliers/leaflets, 1948-1962

Folder 14/1

Correspondence, 1963-1969

Folder 14/2

Forms and letterhead

Folder 14/3

Agreements, 1961-1972

Folder 14/4

Constitutions and by-laws, 1968-1969

Folder 14/5

Agreements and constitutions, 1936-1971