Summary Information
Title: UE Organizer's Bulletins
Collection Number: UE.7.4
Creator: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Collection Dates: 1937-1977
Extent: 5.0 linear feet (4 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
The Organizer’s Official Bulletin, later renamed the UE Organizer’s Bulletin, was a report on the organizational efforts of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) and a means of informing the union’s organizers of issues concerning the union. These bulletins include a combination of articles, leaflets, editorials, and letters that dealt with information regarding the UE. This subgroup contains bulletins from 1937 to 1962, in addition to organizational and political action reports concerning 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 Daniel Carthew and Zachary Brodt.
History

The Organizer’s Official Bulletin began in 1937 as a report on the organizational efforts of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) and a means of informing the union’s organizers of issues concerning the union. In 1949, the report was renamed the UE Organizer’s Bulletin. These bulletins include a combination of articles, leaflets, editorials, and letters that dealt with information regarding the UE. This information included articles on such topics as McCarthyism and UE plant closings. The reports were created to inform UE organizers of current events and conditions affecting the workplace as they set out to coordinate the organizing and stability of locals.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This subgroup contains Organizer’s Official Bulletins and UE Organizer’s Bulletins from 1937 to 1962. These bulletins include information on union organizing, war production, McCarthyism, and the creation of the rival International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE). Also included are UE Organizational Reports, initially called Quarterly Reports, which include information on UE collective bargaining, changes in union staff, company profits, and unemployment or strike notices. Legislative and Political Action Bulletins from 1951 to 1967 are also present. These reports were used to inform union members about government policies affecting the workplace, such as taxes, wage freezes, prices, and the passage of new laws or acts.


Arrangement

These files are arranged chronologically by document type.


Subject Terms

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

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

Genres/Forms
  • Publications

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

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

Preferred Citation:

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

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Daniel Carthew in November 2008.

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 Campaign Materials, 1942-1990, UE.7.1, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

UE International Representatives Records, 1941-1972, UE.7.2, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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


Collection Inventory
Box 1 Organizer’s Official Bulletin, 1937-1949
UE Organizer’s Bulletins, 1949-1951
Box 2 UE Organizer’s Bulletins, 1951-1958
Box 3 UE Organizer’s Bulletins, 1959-1962
UE Organizational Reports, 1937-1962
Box 4 UE Organizational Reports, 1962-1977
UE Legislative and Political Action Bulletins, 1951-1967
UE Legislative Bulletins, undated