Summary Information
Title: UE Conference Board Records
Collection Number: UE.5
Creator: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Collection Dates: 1939-1969
Extent: 127.0 linear feet (approx. 102 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
The materials in this record group were collected for and generated during conference board meetings between the UE and companies that held national contracts with the union. Included are meeting minutes, contracts, correspondence, and negotiations regarding conference board activities.
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:

June 2009
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.
Collection Scope and Content Notes

The materials in this record group were collected for and generated during conference board meetings between the UE and companies that held national contracts with the union. The purpose of conference boards was to coordinate collective bargaining activities, designate negotiating committees, and determine whether or not strikes should be called to obtain satisfactory agreements. This record group contains meeting minutes, contracts, correspondence, and negotiations regarding conference boards between the UE and companies. Also included are research materials about the companies and their respective UE locals, such as grievances, arbitrations, and leaflets.


Arrangement

This subgroup has not yet been processed, but it is likely that the materials will be arranged into the following subgroups:

Subgroup 5-1. General Electric Subgroup 5-2. International Harvester Subgroup 5-3. Sylvania Subgroup 5-4. Remington Rand Subgroup 5-5. Westinghouse Subgroup 5-6. RCA Subgroup 5-7. Other Companies


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Collective bargaining -- United States
  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History
  • Labor union meetings -- United States
  • Labor unions -- Recognition -- United States
  • Labor unions -- United States -- History

Corporate Names
  • General Electric Company.
  • International Harvester Company.
  • Radio Corporation of America.
  • Remington Rand, Inc.
  • Sylvania Electric Products, Inc.
  • Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.

Genres/Forms
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes

Category
  • Business and Industry
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America on 1976, 1986, and 1989.

Preferred Citation:

UE Conference Board Records, 1939-1969, UE.5, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

A processing plan for this collection was written by Zachary Brodt in July 2008. This finding guide was written in April 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 Company Records, 1930s-1980s, UE.10.2.5, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh