Summary Information
Title: UE District 6 Records
Collection Number: UE.15.6
Creator: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. District 6.

Collection Dates: 1940s-1980s
Extent: 22.5 linear feet (18 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
District 6 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America included western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This subgroup contains correspondence, flyers, and research materials regarding District 6 of the UE.
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:

March 2009
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.
History

District 6 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) included western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Locals in District 6 represented workers at such companies as Westinghouse and General Electric. The locals of District 6 now comprise part of the new UE Eastern Region, created at the 2005 UE National Convention.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This subgroup contains correspondence, flyers, and research materials regarding District 6 of the UE. Much of the correspondence includes information from organizers and district officers, as well as other letters and publications concerning inter-union conflict and red-baiting. Also included are District Council Officers' Reports and materials regarding strikes and working conditions at various companies in West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.


Arrangement

This subgroup has been divided into two series as follows:

Series 15.6.1. District Records

Series 15.6.2. District 6 Locals


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History
  • Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 20th century

Corporate Names
  • United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. District 6.
  • United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Locations
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Genres/Forms
  • Publications

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Records of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America are closed for a period of twenty-five years after their creation.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, District 6, in 1986, 1994, and 2002.

Preferred Citation:

UE District 6 Records, 1940s-1980s, UE.15.6, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This subgroup was processed by Peter Bess in April 2009. This finding aid was written in February 2009 and updated in April 2009 by Zachary Brodt.

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 National Office Records Relating to District 6 and District 6 Locals, 1936-1990s, UE.4.1.6, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.


Collection Inventory

Series 15.6.1. District Records

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains materials regarding District 6. Included are records on district governance; correspondence between national, district and local officers; company information; publications and press releases; and radio scripts.

Box 1-4 District 6 Records

Series 15.6.2. District 6 Locals

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes records on District 6 locals. Included are local newsletters, correspondence, agreements with companies, and grievances. Political action notices and leaflets are also present. Extensive files exist for Locals 611, 612, and 623.

Box 5 Local 168-Local 610
Box 6 Local 611
Box 7 Local 611-Local 623
Box 8 Local 623-Local 645
Box 9 Local 645-Local 1139