Guide to the UE Organizing Campaign Records, 1942-1990s UE.7.1

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
UE Organizing Campaign Records
Creator
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.
Collection Number
UE.7.1
Date
1942-1990s
Extent
68.0 linear feet (56 boxes)
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.

Preferred Citation

UE Organizing Campaign Records, 1942-1990s, UE.7.1, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, March 2009

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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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.

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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America in 1986, 1997, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

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.

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Related Materials

Related Material

UE National Office District and Local Records, 1936-1990s, UE.4.1, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

UE Organizer’s Bulletins, 1937-1977, UE.7.4, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

UE Organizers Records, 1937-2003, UE.7.3, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

UE International Representatives Records, 1935-1972, UE.7.2, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

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

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Previous Citation

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

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Company Campaigns 

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Series  II. Plastic Workers Organizing Committee 

Subseries  1. Company Campaigns 

Subseries  2. Geographic Campaigns 

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Series  III. UE District Campaigns 

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