Guide to the UE National Labor Relations Board Case Records 1936-1990s UE.9.2

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
UE National Labor Relations Board Case Records
Creator
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.
Collection Number
UE.9.2
Date
1936-1990s
Extent
91.0 linear feet (approx. 73 boxes)
Abstract
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was created in 1935 to administer union representation elections and oversee claims of unfair labor practices per the National Labor Relations Act. This subgroup contains materials regarding NLRB cases concerning the UE, including correspondence and legal documents from NLRB proceedings.

Preferred Citation

UE National Labor Relations Board Case Records, 1936-1990s, UE.9.2, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

In 1935 the National Labor Relations Act was enacted to ensure private sector employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain with their employers. To administer the act, Congress created an independent government agency, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB assures that a group of employees seeking collective bargaining are able to do so, typically by holding elections for labor union representation, and to prevent or remedy unfair labor practices. The five person board and the General Counsel, which make up the NLRB, are all chosen by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.

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Scope and Content Notes

This subgroup contains materials regarding NLRB cases concerning the UE, including correspondence and legal documents from NLRB proceedings on representation elections and unfair labor practices. NLRB representation election files also contain petitions submitted by the UE and other unions. Extensive files exist regarding General Electric.

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Arrangement

This collection has not been arranged; however, several boxes have been inventoried at the folder level. Please contact the Archives Service Center for more information.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 2009

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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Access Restrictions

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 on 1986, 1997, 2002, and 2003.

Processing Information

Portions of this collection have been processed and inventoried by Archives Service Center staff. A processing plan for this collection was written by Zachary Brodt in July 2008. This finding guide was written in April 2009.

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Related Materials

Related Material

UE Court Case Records, 1935-2000, UE.9.4, 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. Legal Department.
  • United States. National Labor Relations Board.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Electric industry workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History
  • Government
  • Labor
  • Labor unions -- Recognition -- Elections
  • Labor unions -- Records and correspondence -- Law and legislation -- United States
  • Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Unfair labor practices -- United States

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Previous Citation

UE National Labor Relations Board Case Records, 1936-1990s, UE.9.2, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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