Summary Information
Title: UE National Convention Records
Collection Number: UE.3.1
Creator: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. Convention.

Collection Dates: 1936-1994
Extent: 46.25 linear feet (37 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
Members of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) meet at national conventions to vote on matters concerning the union and to elect new officers. These conventions were held annually from 1936 to 2003 and are now held biannually. This subgroup contains materials collected from the national conventions, including proposed amendments, convention calls, and proceedings.
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.
Collection Scope and Content Notes

This subgroup contains materials collected from the national conventions of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE). These conventions were held annually from 1936 to 2003 and are now held biannually. Although material exists for many of the conventions, there is not as much documentation regarding meetings held from 1936 to 1938 and from 1950 to 1955. The material in this subgroup most strongly represents conventions from 1939 to 1949. The records from this period document both the original resolutions and amendments submitted by the locals to the convention, as well as the versions of these amendments ratified to the UE constitution. In addition, there are forms completed by each local stating whether or not they have accepted the amendments. Another important segment of information during these years are lists of convention committees and the participating delegates. The 1949 material also includes the Convention Appeals Committee proceedings from the cases of Albert Fineman and Viola and James Pascoe. Also present are copies of the UE constitution and by-laws which were amended at each convention.


Arrangement

The entirety of this collection has not been arranged; however, several boxes have been inventoried at the folder level. Please contact the Archives Service Center for more information.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- Congresses -- Periodicals
  • Electric industry workers -- United States -- Congresses -- Periodicals

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

Locations
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Genres/Forms
  • Proceedings

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America in 1986, 1997, 2001, and 2004.

Preferred Citation:

UE National Convention Records, 1936-1994, UE.3.1, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center staff. A processing plan for this collection was written by Zachary Brodt in July 2008. This finding aid was written in March 2009.

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 News Photograph Collection, 1933-1998, UE.14.1, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh, Series 14.1.1 National Conventions.

Separated Material:
A copy of the proceedings from the UE National Convention is in the cataloged book collection at the Archives Service Center for the years 1936 to 1992. The call number is HD6515.E3U5.