Guide to the UE District 6 Records, 1940s-1980s UE.15.6

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
UE District 6 Records
Creator
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. District 6.
Collection Number
UE.15.6
Date
1940s-1980s
Extent
22.5 linear feet (18 boxes)
Abstract
District 6 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America included western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This subgroup contains correspondence, flyers, and research materials regarding District 6 of the UE.

Preferred Citation

UE District 6 Records, 1940s-1980s, UE.15.6, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

District 6 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) included western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Locals in District 6 represented workers at such companies as Westinghouse and General Electric. The locals of District 6 now comprise part of the new UE Eastern Region, created at the 2005 UE National Convention.

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Scope and Content Notes

This subgroup contains correspondence, flyers, and research materials regarding District 6 of the UE. Much of the correspondence includes information from organizers and district officers, as well as other letters and publications concerning inter-union conflict and red-baiting. Also included are District Council Officers' Reports and materials regarding strikes and working conditions at various companies in West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.

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Arrangement

This subgroup has been divided into two series as follows:

Series 15.6.1. District Records

Series 15.6.2. District 6 Locals

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, March 2009

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

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, District 6, in 1986, 1994, and 2002.

Processing Information

This subgroup was processed by Peter Bess in April 2009. This finding aid was written in February 2009 and updated in April 2009 by Zachary Brodt.

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Related Materials

Related Material

UE National Office Records Relating to District 6 and District 6 Locals, 1936-1990s, UE.4.1.6, 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. District 6.
  • United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Genre(s)

  • Publications

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subject(s)

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

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Previous Citation

UE District 6 Records, 1940s-1980s, UE.15.6, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  15.6.1. District Records 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials regarding District 6. Included are records on district governance; correspondence between national, district and local officers; company information; publications and press releases; and radio scripts.

  Box
District 6 Records 1-4

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Series  15.6.2. District 6 Locals 

Scope and Contents note

This series includes records on District 6 locals. Included are local newsletters, correspondence, agreements with companies, and grievances. Political action notices and leaflets are also present. Extensive files exist for Locals 611, 612, and 623.

  Box
Local 168-Local 610 5
  Box
Local 611 6
  Box
Local 611-Local 623 7
  Box
Local 623-Local 645 8
  Box
Local 645-Local 1139 9

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