Summary Information
Title: UE Organizing Campaign Records
Collection Number: UE.7.1
Creator: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Collection Dates: 1942-1990s
Extent: 68.0 linear feet (56 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
This subgroup documents the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America's (UE) activities to recruit new members or to mobilize its members to action. Materials consist of leaflets, correspondence, memoranda, National Labor Relations Board materials, reports, and articles.
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 documents the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America's (UE) activities to recruit new members or to mobilize its members to action. Materials consist of leaflets, correspondence, memoranda, National Labor Relations Board materials, reports, and articles. These materials offer a view into the typical means the UE used to publicize the union at plants during organization campaigns. Often, the UE found itself competing for recognition within the plants with other unions, such as the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers (IUE) or the International Association of Machinists (IAM). Two UE organizational campaigns worth noting are efforts at General Electric plants and in companies in the southeastern United States.


Arrangement

The entirety of this collection has not been arranged; however, inventories exist for several of these boxes. Please contact the Archives Service Center for more information.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History
  • Labor unions -- Organizing -- United States -- History
  • Labor unions -- United States -- History

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

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

The 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 in 1986, 1997, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

Preferred Citation:

UE Organizing Campaign Records, 1942-1990s, UE.7.1, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was originally processed by Archives Service Center staff. A processing plan for this collection was written by Zachary Brodt 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 National Office District and Local Records, 1936-1990s, UE.4.1, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

UE Organizer’s Bulletins, 1937-1977, UE.7.4, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

UE Organizers Records, 1937-2003, UE.7.3, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

UE International Representatives Records, 1935-1972, UE.7.2, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.