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Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101 (East Point, Georgia) records [accession 1978-30]

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Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101 (East Point, 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
Fax: 404-413-2881

March 2006

Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 1.0 finding aid created from HTML source, March 2006.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada. Local 101 (East Point, Ga.)
Title: Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101 (East Point, Georgia) records
Dates: 1954-1978
Quantity: 3 linear ft. (in 8 boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of records of Local 101 (East Point, Ga.) of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association (GBBA) of the United States and Canada from 1954-1978. The records reflect the union's relationship with its principal employer, the Owens-Illinois Company's East Point, Georgia plant. Includes correspondence (1957-1978) between the local and national union and Owens-Illinois; minutes (1964-1977); records relating to arbitration (1956-1977) and grievances (1962-1978); union and company contract proposals (1954-1965; 1970-1977); legal documents relating mainly to litigation between the local and Owens-Illinois; and some financial records. Of particular interest are records relating to the 1965 and 1968 strikes against the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute.
Identification: L1978-30

Organization of the Records

Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Grievances
Series III. Legal Documents
Series IV. Printed Material
Series V. General
Series VI. Minutes
Series VII. Miscellaneous

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1954-1978, of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101, (East Point, GA) comprise correspondence, grievances and related documentation, legal documents, minutes, contract negotiation materials, and printed items. These Records primarily describe the contractual relationship between Local 101 and the East Point Plant of the Owens-Illinois Company, and on the national level, between the GBBA and the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute. Principal correspondents are Local 101 President James Wilson, GBBA Area Director Joseph Cordery, and GBBA International Representative Joseph Pitts, and Owens-Illinois Industrial Relations Director Jim Hochuli. Some correspondence pertains to the nationwide strike against the Glass Manufacturers Institute in 1968 that was mediated by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The printed items include apprenticeship standards as well as some correspondence related to apprenticeship programs.

Historical Note

The Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada organized in 1868 as the Independent Druggist Ware Glass Blowers' League. In 1895, the union adopted its present title and affiliated with the AFL in 1899.

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.

Cordery, Joseph C. (Joseph Carl), 1932-
Hochuli, Jim.
Pitts, Joseph C. (Joseph Clifton), 1937-
Wilson, James Harvey.
Glass Container Manufacturers Institute.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company.
Arbitration, Industrial--Georgia.
Collective bargaining--Glass manufacture--Georgia.
Grievance arbitration--Georgia.
Labor unions--Georgia--Local unions.
Labor unions--Glass-workers--Georgia.
Strikes and lockouts--Glass trade--Georgia.
East Point (Ga.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
Collective labor agreements.


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


[item], [folder title], [series title], Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101 (East Point, Georgia) Records, L1978-30, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by James Wilson, President Local 101 (East Point, GA), December 1, 1978.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Alice Gernazian, January 16, 1979. EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty, March 2006.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Glass Bottle Blowers Local 101 Records, L1978-02, Southern Labor Archives (separately arranged and described; finding aid available in the reading room)

Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, photographs 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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