Summary Information
Title: International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers Local 601 Records
Collection Number: AIS.1989.16
Creator: International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers. Local 601 (East Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Collection Dates: 1939-1988
Extent: 97.5 linear feet (78 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE) Local 601 represents workers at the Westinghouse plants in East Pittsburgh, Trafford and other locations in western Pennsylvania. The local began in 1937 as a member of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE), but aligned with the IUE after the UE was expelled from the CIO. This collection contains minute books of Local 601, spanning periods of time while affiliated with both the UE and IUE, as well as grievance and arbitration information.
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:

May 2010
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.
History

Local 601 is an electrical workers union representing workers at the Westinghouse plants in East Pittsburgh, Trafford and other locations in western Pennsylvania. The local began in 1937 as a member of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE). When the UE was expelled from the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) for alleged communist affiliations, a heated internal struggle in Local 601 resulted in the local affiliating with the CIO's newly created electrical workers union. The new union, the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE), was headed by former UE President James Carey. The IUE has altered its name several times and was also known as the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried and Machine Workers, AFL-CIO from 1984 to 1986. Since 1987, the union has been called the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers and is now part of the Communication Workers of America.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains minute books of Local 601, spanning periods of time while affiliated with both the UE and IUE. Also included are grievances, arbitrations, and contract negotiations. Some photographs and subject files are present, as well as financial information.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Communication and traffic -- Employees -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- East Pittsburgh
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- East Pittsburgh
  • Labor disputes -- United States

Corporate Names
  • International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers. Local 601 (East Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. Local 601 (East Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Genres/Forms
  • Financial records
  • Minute books
  • Photographs

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the officers and trustees of IUE Local 601 in 1989.

Preferred Citation:

International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers Local 601 Records, 1939-1988, AIS.1989.16, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

An inventory to this collection was written by Kamilu Sani Fage in 1990.

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 Local 601, East Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1947-1954, UE.16.601, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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

Separated Material:
Oversize materials are located in Range 1/12/3.


Collection Inventory
Box 1 IUE Convention Proceedings, Local 601 Correspondence, IUE Contract Agreements, Clippings and Photographs, 1939-1953
Box 2 Quarterly Audit Reports, Pamphlets, Per Capita Reports, Officer Bulletins and IUE Conventions, 1962-1980
Box 3-5 UE and IUE Local 601 Meeting Minutes, 1940-1988
Box 6 Financial Reports, 1949-1988
Box 7 Constitutions, Contract Agreements, Insurance and Pension Plans, 1940s-1980s
Box 8 Election Ballots, 1978
Box 9 Contract Negotiations, 1966
Box 10-17 National Appeal Grievance Cases, 1974-1986
Box 18 Financial Records, 1966-1985
Box 19 Arbitration Reports, 1956-1976
Box 20-41 Grievance Cards, 1950-1988
Box 42-47 Disciplinary Furloughs, Releases and Discharges, 1960s-1980s
Box 48 Pension Fund, Foreign Trade, PCB Wild Cat Strike, and Save Our Jobs Hearings Subject Files, 1973-1978
Box 49 Contract Agreements, Pension Plans, National Appeals and IUE Pamphlets, 1960s-1970s
Box 50 Worksheets
Box 51 Grievances, Insurance Plans and Contract Negotiation Subject Files, 1970s
Box 52 Agreements, IUE District 1 Finances, and Local 601 Constitution, By-Laws and Officers/Stewards, 1940s-1980s
Box 53 Grievances, Arbitrations and Job Postings, 1971-1973
Box 54 Insurance Plans, Contract Agreements and National Appeal Answers Subject Files, 1950s-1970s
Box 55 Agreements, Insurance Plans, IUE Notices, Meeting Minutes and Hourly Rates Subject Files, 1970s
Box 56 Power Circuit Breaker Agreement, Exempt List, Job Openings, Executive Board, Pension Plan and Radio Program, 1960s-1980s
Box 57 Glassport Wild Cat Strike and Steward Suspensions, 1970s
Box 58 Withdrawls, Unemployment Compensation, Press Releases and Photographs, 1950s-1980s
Box 59 Leaflets, Photographs, IUE News and Other Publications, 1970s
Box 60 Arbitrations, 1963-1968
Box 61 Local 601 Finances, 1970-1972
Box 62 Keysheets, 1965-1978
Box 63 Job Postings, 1974-1984
Box 64 Financial Records, 1977-1981
Box 65 Grievance Cases, 1960s-1970s
Box 66 National Appeal Arbitration Information, 1970s
Box 67 Leaflets and Union Generator Newspaper, 1960s-1970s
Box 68 Steward Information, 1960s-1970s
Box 69 Keysheets and Elections, 1976-1980
Box 70 Arbitration, Conference Board Minutes and Equal Employment Opportunity Pay Act and Discrimination, 1960s
Box 71 Job Descriptions and Job Card Letters, 1960s-1970s
Box 72 Personnel, Plant-Level Correspondence, Job Postings and Lists of Hires/Retires, 1970s-1980s
Box 73 National Appeal Arbitration Information, 1970s
Box 74 Contract Agreements, Job Card Letters, and Minutes, 1970s-1980s
Box 75 Contract Negotiations, Wage Supplement, Bulletin Board Notices and Plant-Level Correspondence, 1958-1976
Box 76 Financial Records, 1970s
Box 77 Pennsylvania/Allegheny County AFL-CIO Council and NLRB Cases and Certification, 1960s-1970s
Box 78 Leaflets, 1960-1969
Oversize 1 Cash Receipt Ledger, 1963-1978
Oversize 2-3 Expense Ledgers, 1975-1985