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Summary Information

Title: Charles McCollester Papers
Collection Number: AIS.2015.12
Creator: McCollester, Charles J.

Collection Dates: 1978-2009
Extent: 11.25 linear feet (9 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
Charlie McCollester worked at the Union Switch and Signal and became involved in the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 610 where he served as Chief Steward. He helped organize the Tri-State Conference on the Impact of Steel and the Steel Valley Authority (SVA) in an effort to save the steel industry the Pittsburgh region. This collection contains meeting minutes, articles and publications of Tri-State and SVA documenting their efforts to save the steel industry. There are also materials included that pertain to McCollester’s work as Chief Steward of UE Local 610. Materials also include reports and research on MAGLEV, automation and other topics.