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Meat Workers Unions:

A Guide to the Collection of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America and United Packinghouse, Food, and Allied Workers Contracts Collection at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

June 21, 2010



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, July 15, 2009..
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Title:Meat workers contracts collection
Dates: 1951-1976
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:The collection consists of 40 agreements, 1951-1976, between various local unions of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America or the United Packinghouse Workers of America and retail, manufacturing, or other entities.
Identification: L-contracts_AMCBW
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of 40 agreements, 1951-1976, between various local unions of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America or the United Packinghouse Workers of America and retail, manufacturing, or other entities.


Historical Note about American Meat Workers' Unions

Originally formed in 1897 under the auspices of the American Federation of Labor, the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMCBW) represented butchers and others in the meatpacking industry. The Meat, Food, and Allied Workers Union, Local 525 (Asheville, North Carolina) was affiliated with the AMCBW. In 1937, the Congress of Industrial Organizations chartered the United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA). The AMCBW and UPWA coordinated from 1953, and in 1968 the UPWA merged into the AMCBW.

In 1979, the AMCBW merged with the Retail Clerks International Union in 1979 to form the United Food and Commercial Workers. See the UFCW Website for more information.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America
United Packinghouse, Food, and Allied Workers
Collective labor agreements--Meat industry
contracts

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], Meat Workers Contracts Collection, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Bexley, 2009. Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Traci JoLeigh Drummond and William W. Hardesty, 2009-2010.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository:

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 442 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records (L1972-36)

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) Records(L1974-30)


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