Summary Information
Title: Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco Workers International Union Local 12 Records
Collection Number: AIS.1997.13
Creator: Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco Workers International Union. Local 12 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Collection Dates: 1945-1996
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers International Union, Local 12 represents workers at commercial bakeries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This collection includes meeting minutes and NLRB case reports of Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers’ International Union Locals 12 and 12-A.
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:

February 2011
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.
History

Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers International Union, Local 12 represents workers at commercial bakeries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Excessive wildcat strikes and factionalism within the local led to the national union placing Local 12 under trusteeship of their International Vice President before the AFL-CIO expelled the entire union due to corrupt practices in 1957. In 1958, the newly formed American Bakery and Confectionery Workers Union of the AFL-CIO won collective bargaining rights from the former union and the two unions merged in 1969. In 1991, when Braun Bakery closed its doors after 100 years in Pittsburgh, members of Local 12, with help from the Steel Valley Authority, were able to raise enough funds to create the partially employee-owned City Pride Bakery in Lawrenceville. The bakery closed in 1994.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection includes meeting minutes of Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers’ International Union Locals 12 and 12-A. Much of the minutes include both original and photocopied versions. Also included are National Labor Relations Board case reports regarding the local, as well as bakery union Pennsylvania state conference proceedings.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Bakery employees -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Bakery employees -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Confectioners -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Labor disputes -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • American Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union. Local 12 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union of America. Local 12 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco Workers International Union. Local 12 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • United States. National Labor Relations Board.

Genres/Forms
  • Correspondence
  • Decisions
  • Minutes
  • Proceedings

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Sam Papa in May 1997.

Preferred Citation:

Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco Workers International Unoin Local 12 Records, 1945-1997, AIS.1997.13, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by David Rosenberg in 1997.

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:

Bakery and Confectionery International Union Local 44 Records, 1917-1937, AIS.1978.21, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Bakery Drivers' Union, Teamsters Local 485 Records, 1954-1969, AIS.1997.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh


Collection Inventory

Box 1
Folder 1-15 Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1949-1991
Volume 1 Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers International Union 100 Years Souvenir Program, May 10, 1986

Box 2
Folder 1-49 Meeting Minutes, 1948-1995
Folder 50 "Beware and Behold" Union Label Bread Pamphlet
Folder 51 Anthony Guadagnino and Vincent Mero Investigation, 1951
Volume 1-5 American Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union, Local 12 v. National Biscut Co., Cracker Division, May 5-9, 1958
Volume 6 American Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union, Local 12 v. Clark Brothers Chewing Gum Co., August 4, 1958
Volume 7 American Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union, Local 12 v. D.L. Clark Co., September 2, 1958
Volume 8-10 Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union of America, Local 12-A v. Nickles Bakery, inc., July 7, 20, 22, 1970
Volume 11 Second Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania State Board American Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union, AFL-CIO, September 15-17, 1959
Volume 12 Eighth Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania State Board American Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union, AFL-CIO, October 12-13, 1965
Volume 13 Ninth Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania State Board American Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union, AFL-CIO, October 15-16, 1966
Volume 14 Tenth Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania State Board American Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union, AFL-CIO, September 14-16, 1967
Volume 15 Proposed Agreement of Merger between Bakery and Confectionery Workers' Internation Union of America and the Tobacco Workers International Union, August 16, 1978