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Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101 (East Point, Georgia) records [accession L1972-79]

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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 in XMetaL 4.5 by William Hardesty 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: 1953-1992
Quantity: 10.25 linear ft. (in 22 Boxes)
Abstract:The records of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada (GBBA), Local 101 (East Point, Ga.), 1953-1992, largely reflect the local’s relationship with its principal employer, the Owens-Illinois Company plant in East Point. Contains eight series: Administrative, Contracts, Correspondence, Financial documents, Grievances, Legal documents, Minutes, and Subject files.
Identification: L1972-79

Organization of the Records

Series I. Administration
Series II. Contract
Series III. Correspondence
Series IV. Financial documents
Series V. Grievances
Series VI. Legal Documents
Series VII. Minutes
Series VIII. Subject files

Scope and Content of the Records

The material consists of records of the Local 101 (East Point, Ga.) of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada (GBBA) from 1953-1992. The records reflect the union’s relationship with its principal employer, the Owens-Illinois Company’s East Point, Georgia, plant. Includes correspondence (1953-1977) between local President James Wilson and the national union's Area Director, Joseph Cordery; Owens-Illinois's Industrial Relations Director, Jim Hochuli; and GBBA International Representative, Joseph Pitts. Of particular interest is correspondence pertaining to the nationwide strike against the Glass Manufacturers Institute in 1968 that was mediated by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Other records include minutes (1953-1975); records relating to arbitration (1958-1981) and grievances (1958-1992); union and company contract proposals (1967-1977); legal documents relating mainly to litigation between the local and Owens-Illinois; and financial records. Subject files include apprenticeship standards as well as some correspondence related to apprenticeship programs and general information relating to the daily operation of the Local 101.

Historical Note

The Glass Bottle Blowers’ Association of the United States and Canada (GBBA) organized in 1868 as the Independent Druggist Ware Glass Blowers’ League. In 1895, the union adopted the GBBA name and affiliated with the AFL in 1899. Later, GBBA merged with the International Brotherhood of Pottery and Allied Workers into the Glass, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union (1982), which subsequently became the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union (1988).

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, [identify accession], Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by James H. Wilson, President Local 101 (East Point, Ga.), 1972-1984.

Processing Information

L1972-79 inventoried by Robert Dinwiddie, November 1972; L1974-20; L1975-25 inventoried November 1975; L1977-10 inventoried by Mary Froelich, August 1977; L1978-02 inventoried by Alice Gernazian, January 1979; EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty, March 2006; L1981-13, L1984-32 inventoried by Amanda Brown, August 2007. All accessions rehoused and combined into single finding aid by Hilary Morrish, December 2007.

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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