International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America, Local 67 and Local 144 Records, 1946-1981 AIS.1986.06

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America, Local 67 and Local 144 Records
Creator
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. Joint Local Executive Board for Locals 22, 67, and 144 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Creator
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. Local 144 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Creator
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. Local 67 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1986.06
Date
1946-1981
Extent
10.0 linear feet (8 boxes)
Abstract
Workers at western Pennsylvania beer breweries were represented by three locals of the International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. Local 22 represented the brewers, Local 67 represented the drivers, and Local 144 represented the bottlers. This collection includes the records of Locals 67 and 144 at various breweries in western Pennsylvania, as well as records of the Joint Local Executive Board.

Preferred Citation

International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America, Locals 67 and 144 Records, 1946-1981, AIS.1986.06, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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History

Workers at western Pennsylvania beer breweries were represented by three locals of the International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. Local 22 represented the brewers, Local 67 represented the drivers, and Local 144 represented the bottlers. In 1946, Local 144 engaged in a literal battle with a faction of bottlers who formed Teamsters Local 232. The two groups exchanged beatings and fire bombs during the jurisdictional dispute after the breweries refused to recognize the Teamsters and fired anyone who did not return to work, resulting in pickets from the American Federation of Labor. Both Local 144 and 22 are now affiliated with the International Union of Electricians-Communication Workers of America (IUE-CWA).

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection includes minutes, dues records, and correspondence from International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America Locals 67 and 144. Also included are contracts and financial records from the Joint Local Executive Board, which represented these locals and Local 22.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, March 2010

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Revision Description

 Description of oversize materials added to finding aid. January 2011

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 Pittsburgh Beer Bottlers Local 144 Executive Board in June 1986.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Pamela Huffman and David Rosenberg in April 1989.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

Oversize materials are located in Range 1/12/3.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Duquesne Brewing Company.
  • Fort Pitt Brewing Company.
  • International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. Joint Local Executive Board for Locals 22, 67, and 144 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. Local 144 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. Local 67 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Iron City Brewing Company.
  • Jones Brewing Company (Smithton, Pa.).
  • Latrobe Brewing Company.
  • Pittsburgh Brewing Company.
  • Straub Brewery.
  • Tube City Brewing Company.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Latrobe (Pa.)
  • McKeesport (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Saint Marys (Elk County, Pa.)
  • Sharpsburg (Pa.)
  • Smithton (Pa.)

Subject(s)

  • Beer industry -- Pennsylvania -- Latrobe
  • Beer industry -- Pennsylvania -- McKeesport
  • Beer industry -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Beer industry -- Pennsylvania -- Saint Marys (Elk County)
  • Beer industry -- Pennsylvania -- Sharpsburg
  • Beer industry -- Pennsylvania -- Smithton
  • Brewery workers -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- Latrobe
  • Brewery workers -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- McKeesport
  • Brewery workers -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Brewery workers -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- Saint Marys (Elk County)
  • Brewery workers -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- Sharpsburg
  • Brewery workers -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- Smithton
  • Brewing industry -- Pennsylvania -- Latrobe
  • Brewing industry -- Pennsylvania -- McKeesport
  • Brewing industry -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Brewing industry -- Pennsylvania -- Saint Marys (Elk County)
  • Brewing industry -- Pennsylvania -- Sharpsburg
  • Brewing industry -- Pennsylvania -- Smithton
  • Labor

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Previous Citation

International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America, Locals 67 and 144 Records, 1946-1981, AIS.1986.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America, Local 67 

Scope and Content Notes

This series includes minutes, dues records, membership lists, arbitrations, government filings, contract proposals, and financial accounts of Local 67, which represented drivers, helpers, yardmen and members of the shipping department at: Duquesne Brewing Co. and Iron City Brewing Co. in Pittsburgh; Jones Brewing Co. in Smithton; and Latrobe Brewing Co. in Latrobe.

  BoxFolder
Meeting Minutes, 1942-1943, 1946-1968 11-25
  Folder
Dues Records, 1966-1972 26-43
  Folder
Arbitration, 1937, 1955-1961 44-48
  BoxFolder
Contracts and Proposals, 1961, 1967 21
  Folder
Correspondence from the International Union 2
  Folder
Joint Local Executive Board 3
  Folder
Miscellaneous Local Materials 4
  Folder
Receipts and Notes 5
  Folder
Dues Receipts, 1969-1973 6-10
  Folder
Membership Lists, 1958, 1963-1972 11-21
  Folder
Financial Records 22-25

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Series  II. International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America, Local 144 

Scope and Content Notes

This series includes minutes; dues, membership and financial records; contracts and contract proposals; correspondence; photographs; and charters of Local 144 which represented beer bottlers at: Duquesne Brewing Co., Pittsburgh Brewing Co. and Iron City Brewing Co. in Pittsburgh; Fort Pitt Brewing in Sharpsburg; Jones Brewing Co. in Smithton; Latrobe Brewing Co. in Latrobe; Straub Brewing Co. in St. Mary's; and Tube City Brewing Co. in McKeesport.

  BoxFolder
Dues Records, Duquesne Brewing Co., 1955-1957, 1968-1971 31-7
  Folder
Dues Records, Fort Pitt Brewing Co., 1955 8
  Folder
Dues Records, Iron City Brewing Co., 1955-1957, 1968-1971, 1976 9-10
  Folder
Dues Records, Jones Brewing Co., 1955-1957 11
  Folder
Dues Records, Latrobe Brewing Co., 1955-1956 12
  Folder
Dues Records, Pittsburgh Brewing Co., 1956-1957, 1965-1971 13-20
  Folder
Dues Records, Straub Brewery, 1955 21
  Folder
Dues Records, Tube City Brewing Co., 1955 22
  Folder
Dues Records, Pittsburgh Brewing Co., 1945-1970 23-24
  Folder
Dues Records, Duquesne Brewing Co., 1968-1969 25-26
  Volume
Finance Reports, July 1950-April 1969 1-5
  Folder
Jones Brewing Dues Receipts, 1956-1957, 1976 27
  BoxVolume
Check Books, 1966-1972 41-4
  Folder
Expense Receipts and Signatures, 1965-1967, 1971 1-2
  Volume
Expense Books, 1946-1970 5-9
  Volume
Payroll Book, 1963-1969 10
  Folder
Floral Reports, 1958-1964 3
  BoxVolume
Meeting Minutes, 1946-1969 51-6
  Folder
Audits, 1965, 1969-1970 1-9
  BoxFolder
Audits, 1966-1968, 1971-1972 61-9
  Folder
Lay-Off Call Books, 1968-1971 10
  Folder
Meeting Attendence, 1956-1963 11-12
  Folder
Bottlers Local 144 By-Laws and Photograph 13
  Folder
Membership Books, 1973-1974 14
  BoxFolder
Membership Books, 1973-1974 71
  Folder
Membership Records, 1955-1964 2-4
  Folder
Contracts, 1967-1969 5-9
  Folder
Correspondence, 1955-1981 10-14
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous Iron City Brewing Co. Records 81
  Folder
Miscellaneous Pittsburgh Brewing Co. Records 2
  Folder
Miscellaneous Duquesne Brewing Co. Records 3
  Folder
Miscellaneous Local 144 Correspondence 4

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Series  III. International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America, Joint Local Executive Board for Locals 22, 67 and 144 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains contracts, contract proposals and financial records of the Joint Local Executive Board which represented the workers of Locals 22, 67 and 144.

  Volume
Agreement with Duquesne Brewing Company, 1964-1966 1
  Volume
Agreement with Latrobe Brewing Company, 1972, 1980 2-3
  Volume
Agreement with Pittsburgh Brewing Company, 1966, 1972, 1976, 1979 4-7
  Folder
Audit, 1976 5
  Folder
Financial Spreadsheet, 1959 6
  Folder
Working Hours and Wages, 1959-1961 7
  Folder
Contract Proposals 8
  Folder
Memorandum of Agreement with Duquesne Brewing Company, 1972 9
  Folder
Financial Reports 10

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Series  IV. Oversize Materials 

Scope and Content Notes

This material was added to the finding aid in January 2011.

  Map-caseDrawer
 1. Certificate of Affiliation of the AFL with the International Union of the United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers, Local 144, 1960 311
 2. Certificate: 50th Anniversary of the Beer Bottlers Union Local 144 
 3. Charter: From the AFL to the International Union of United Brewery & Soft Drink Workers, Local 144, 1917 
 4. Charter: From the AFL to the International Union of United Brewery & Soft Drink Workers, Local 144, 1956 
 5. Charter: From the AFL to the International Union of United Brewery & Soft Drink Workers, Joint Locals 144, 22 and 67, 1934 
 6. Photo: 23rd Convention of the International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, and Soft Drink Workers of America, 1923 
  Oversize
Membership Ledgers 1-4
  Oversize
AFL-CIO Charter, 1973 5
  Oversize
United Brewery Charter, 1969 6

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