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Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 21 (Atlanta, Georgia):

A Guide to Its Records 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 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, June 2001.
Language: English

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Office and Professional Employees International Union. Local 21 (Atlanta, Ga.)
TitleOffice and Professional Employees International Union, Local 21(Atlanta, Ga.) records
Dates: 1958-1979
Extent3.5 linear feet
Abstract:The Office and Professional Employees International Union was formed in 1965 from the Office Employees International Union (1945-1965). Local 21’s (Atlanta, Ga.) membership is comprised mainly of clerical workers employed in the offices of trade unions. The records of Local 21, 1958-1979, consist of correspondence, financial records, minutes, grievances, organizing files, contracts, pamphlets, and periodicals.
IDL1986-14
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1958-1979, of the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 21 (OPEIU) consist of correspondence, financial records, minutes, grievances, organizing files, contracts, pamphlets, and periodicals. The bulk of Local 21's membership is made up of clerical workers employed in the offices of trade unions in the Atlanta area. Most of the correspondence is from Ronna Jones, Local 21 president, and from the OPEIU International Union in Washington, D.C., primarily Howard Coughlin, president, and William A. Lowe, secretary-treasurer. The financial records include financial reports, financial statements, and dues and membership cards of Local 21, as well as OPEIU International Union financial reports. The grievances all concern union employers and include a protracted grievance against the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union. The organizing files document mostly unsuccessful attempts at organizing clerical workers in private businesses, public transportation, and Grady Hospital.


Historical Note

The Office and Professional Employees International Union was formed in 1965 from the Office Employees International Union (1945-1965). Local 21’s (Atlanta, Ga.) membership is comprised mainly of clerical workers employed in the offices of trade unions.


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.

Coughlin, Howard, 1913-
Jones, Ronna.
Lowe, William A., 1921-
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.)
International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.
Office Employees International Union. Local 21 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Clerks--Georgia.
Grievance arbitration--Georgia.
Labor unions--Professional employees--Georgia.
Labor unions--Professional employees--Organizing--Georgia.
Labor unions--Clerks--Georgia.
Labor unions--Clerks--Organizing--Georgia.
Labor unions--Georgia--Local unions.
Professional employees--Georgia.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
Georgia--Labor--Trade-unions.
Minutes.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 21(Atlanta, Georgia) Records, L1986-14, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ruth Stanley, Professional Employees International Union, Local 21, April 4, 1986.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Charles Minihan, February 5, 1987. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001; revised by William Hardesty, January 2006.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Office and Professional Employees International Union, Southern Region, L1976-41, Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, oversize records and printed material were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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