Guide to the UE Organizer's Bulletins, 1937-1977 UE.7.4

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
UE Organizer's Bulletins
Creator
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.
Collection Number
UE.7.4
Date
1937-1977
Extent
5.0 linear feet (4 boxes)
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.

Preferred Citation

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

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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.

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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.

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Arrangement

These files are arranged chronologically by document type.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, March 2009

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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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 1997.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Daniel Carthew in November 2008.

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Related Materials

Related Material

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

UE International Representatives Records, 1941-1972, UE.7.2, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

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

Genre(s)

  • Publications

Subject(s)

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

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Previous Citation

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

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Collection Inventory

  Box
Organizer’s Official Bulletin, 1937-1949 1

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UE Organizer’s Bulletins, 1949-1951 

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  Box
UE Organizer’s Bulletins, 1951-1958 2

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  Box
UE Organizer’s Bulletins, 1959-1962 3

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UE Organizational Reports, 1937-1962 

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  Box
UE Organizational Reports, 1962-1977 4

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UE Legislative and Political Action Bulletins, 1951-1967 

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UE Legislative Bulletins, undated 

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