Summary Information
Title: UE National Office Records Relating to District 12 and District 12 Locals
Collection Number: UE.4.1.12
Creator: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Collection Dates: 1937-1985
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (1 box)

Language: English

Abstract:
This series contains files on United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) District 12 and its locals collected by the UE national office. Included are correspondence, officer lists and charter applications.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

October 2011
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt and Erin Nihiser.
Revision Description:
August 2012:
Addition of container list.

Collection Scope and Content Notes

District 12 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) was comprised of locals in the southeastern United States, including those in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Alabama. These locals that are still in existence are now part of the UE's Eastern Region. This series contains files on UE District 12 and its locals collected by the UE national office. Included are correspondence, officer lists and charter applications. Most of the correspondence is between UE national officers and district or local officers.


Arrangement

This series has been arranged into two subseries. The first contains records pertaining to District 12. The other subseries contains records pertaining to specific locals within the district, and are further arranged numerically by local number into sections.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- Alabama -- History
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- Florida -- History
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- North Carolina -- History
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- South Carolina -- History
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- Southeastern States -- History
  • Labor unions -- Alabama -- History -- 20th century
  • Labor unions -- Florida -- History -- 20th century
  • Labor unions -- North Carolina -- History -- 20th century
  • Labor unions -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century
  • Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 20th century

Corporate Names
  • United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. District 12.
  • United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Personal Names
  • Emspak, Julius, 1904-1962
  • Matles, James J.

Locations
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Southeastern States

Genres/Forms
  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Publications

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America in 1975, 1986, 1997, and 2001.

Preferred Citation:

UE National Office Records Relating to District 12 and District 12 Locals, 1937-1985, UE.4.1.12, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

Portions of this collection were originally processed by Archives Service Center staff. This finding aid was completed by Zachary Brodt and Erin Nihiser in August 2012.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Related Material:

UE Local 1201 Records, 1960s-1980s, UE.16.1202, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Records concerning the UE's Southern Organizing Campaign can be found in: UE Organizing Campaign Records, 1942-1990s, UE.7.1, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh


Collection Inventory

Subseries 1. District 12


Box 1
Folder 1 District 12 Auto Mechanics Organization, January 23 - February 7, 1939
1. Karl Bayer to James Carey, January 23, 1939
2. Carey to Bayer, February 7, 1939
Folder 2 District 12 Birmingham Western Electric Organization, December 1 - 13, 1940
1. W. F. McKenzie to Congress of Industrial Organizations, December 1, 1940
2. Allan Haywood to James Carey, December 5, 1940
3. Carey to McKenzie, December 13, 1940
Folder 3 District 12 Correspondence, November 22, 1939 - September 29, 1953
1. James Matles to E. B. Epping Regarding Federal Local Transfer and Fort Smith CIO, November 22, 1939
2. Maurice J. Dineen to James Carey Regarding El Paso Organization, August 21, 1939
3. Allan Haywood to Carey Regarding Fort Smith Federal Local Transfers with Haywood Letter to Toney Honey, July 30, 1940
4. James Matles to Emmett Ramsay Regarding Staff Members, September 29, 1953
Folder 4 District 12 Organization and Finances, 1972 - 1977
Folder 5 District 12 Atlanta, GA, Morse Electro Organizing, 1973 - 1974
Folder 6 District 12 Southern Organizing Campaign, 1972
Folder 7 District 12 Charlotte, NC, Westinghouse Warehouse, 1971 - 1979
Folder 8 District 12 Wayne Yarborough, Tampa, FL, 1971
Folder 9 District 12 Tampa, FL, Organization Committee, 1970 - 1971
Folder 10 District 12 Charlotte, NC, Warehouse, 1982 - 1985
Folder 11 District 12 Charlotte, NC, Signed Supplements, 1968 - 1980
Folder 12 District 12 Correspondence Regarding Southern Organizing, 1980 - 1981
Folder 13 District 12 Temporary Organization and District Arrangements, 1983 - 1984

Subseries 2. District 12 Locals

Section: Local 1201

Folder 14 Local 1201 Officers Lists, May 10, 1947 - September 1951
Folder 15 Local 1201 General Incoming Correspondence, Julius Emspak to Wadus Danton Regarding Dues and Veterans, June 18, 1947
Folder 16 Local 1201 General Outgoing Correspondence, December 8, 1948 - March 29, 1950
1. Myrtle Hall to Julius Emspak Regarding Blanks, December 8, 1948
2. George Markland to James Matles Regarding Staff Members, March 29, 1950
Folder 17 Local 1201 Tampa, FL, Westinghouse Electric Turbine Division Correspondence, 1982
Folder 18 Local 1201 Newspaper Clippings, April 1953
1. "Ammunition Plant Strike Begins", April 1953
2. "UE Local Here Hits Un-American Witness", undated
3. "Union to Demand Raises", undated
Folder 19 Local 1201 Organization, September 1 - October 1, 1946
1. Henry Fiering to James Matles, September 1, 1946
2. Fiering to Julius Emspak, September 17, 1946
3. Emspak to Fiering, October 1, 1946
Folder 20 Local 1201 Correspondence, November 27, 1947 - April 10, 1950
1. Clara Fiering to Albert Fitzgerald Regarding Negotiations, November 27, 1947
2. Rufus Paret to Arthur Kinoy, May 11, 1948
3. Secretary to James Matles to Henry Rhine, April 10, 1950
Folder 21 Local 1201 Strikes, Subsidies, and Other Monies, 1973 - 1981
Folder 22 Local 1201 Thank You Support Letter, Hugh Harley, 1973

Section: Local 1202

Folder 23 Local 1202 Ladson, SC, General Electric Steam Turbine Newsletters and Correspondence, 1975 - 1984
Folder 24 Local 1202 Organizing Campaign List, 1976

Section: Local 1204

Folder 25 Local 1204 Washington, NC, Atwood and Morrill Correspondence, 1979 - 1981

Section: Local 1205

Folder 26 Local 1205 Tampa, FL, General Electric Newsletter and Correspondence, 1979 - 1980

Section: Local 1238

Folder 27 Local 1238 Charter Application, November 29, 1937

Section: Local 1239

Folder 28 Local 1239 Incoming Correspondence, Julius Emspak to P. Tidewell Regarding Organization, April 7, 1938
Folder 29 Local 1239 Outgoing Correspondence, F. Bidinbaugh Regarding Organization, March 31, 1938
Folder 30 Local 1239 Per Capita Reports, March - June 1938
Folder 31 Local 1239 Notices of Delinquency, February - September 1938
Folder 32 Local 1239 Organization, December 4, 1937 - January 29, 1938
1. CIO Charter Application, December 4, 1937
2. CIO Representative Report, December 10, 1937
3. Yelverton Cowherd to Julius Emspak, January 29, 1938

Section: Local 1240

Folder 33 Local 1240 General Incoming Correspondence, July 1, 1938 - March 3, 1939
1. James Carey to Martin Eversole Regarding Labor Legislation, October 6, 1938
2. Julius Emspak to Georgia Bale Regarding Constitution, July 1, 1938
3. Emspak to Eversole Regarding Unemployment, December 13, 1938
4. Emspak to Eversole Regarding Organization, February 2, 1939
5. Emspak to Genevieve Roberson Regarding Walsh Healy, March 3, 1939
6. James Matles to Roberson Regarding Contracts, December 28, 1938
Folder 34 Local 1240 General Outgoing Correspondence, October 3, 1938 - January 1939
1. Martin Eversole to James Carey Regarding Fair Labor Standards Act Wages, October 3, 1938
2. Eversole to Julius Emspak Regarding Organization and Negotiations, January 1939
Folder 35 Local 1240 Per Capita Reports, May - July 1938
Folder 36 Local 1240 Notices of Delinquency, 1938
Folder 37 Local 1240 Organization Attempt, March 26 - November 1938
1. Charter Application, March 26, 1938
2. Harry Howard to Julius Emspak, March 26, 1938
3. Howard to Emspak, April 6, 1938
4. Notice of Issued Charter, April 7, 1938
5. William Mitchell to Howard, April 13, 1938
6. Howard to Mitchell, May 6, 1938
7. Howard to James Matles, June 15, 1938
8. Arbitration Award, November 1938

Section: Local 1501

Folder 38 Local 1501 Incoming Correspondence, Julius Emspak to J. B. Nalley, April 25, 1938
Folder 39 Local 1501 Per Capita Reports, July - September 1937
Folder 40 Local 1501 Notices of Delinquency, November 1937
Folder 41 Local 1501 Charter Application with Petition, June 19, 1937
Folder 42 Local 1501 Birmingham, AL, 1937

Section: Local 1502

Folder 43 Local 1502 Charter Application, June 24, 1937

Section: Local 1503

Folder 44 Local 1503 Charter Application, July 14, 1937

Section: Local 1504

Folder 45 Local 1504 Charter Application, 1937

Section: Local 1508

Folder 46 Local 1508 Bluefield, WV, West Virginia Armature Company, 1937 - 1938

Section: Local 1509

Folder 47 Local 1509 Charter Application, September 18, 1937

Section: Local 1510

Folder 48 Local 1510 Charter Application, September 25, 1937
Folder 49 Local 1510 Charlotte, NC, Southern Electric Equipment Company, 1937