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United Steelworkers of America, District 35 [L1975-21]:

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

1976



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-05-30T15:09-0400
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator:United Steelworkers of America. District 35.
Title: United Steelworkers of America, District 35 records
Dates: 1940-1974
Quantity: 2.5 linear ft.
Abstract:The collection consists of records of District 35 of the United Steelworkers of America from 1940-1987. Contains mainly correspondence (1943-1987) between district directors William Crawford, Lorne Nelles, and M.C. Weston and various USWA officers and departments, including USWA President David McDonald, field representatives, and local unions mainly discussing organizing activities, contract negotiation, and strike activities; as well as company files (1943-1957); minutes of the Steelworkers Organizing Committee (1955) and various local unions (1942-1945); financial documents comprised mostly of International and local union audits (1945-1987); some legal documents; and printed material.
Identification: L1975-21
Language:English

Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of the United Steelworkers of America, District 35, 1941-1974, are composed primarily of correspondence between District Directors William Crawford and Lorne Nelles and various United Steelworkers of America officers and departments, including President David McDonald and Secretary-Treasurer I. W. Abel. Other correspondents include United Steelworkers of America field representatives, union locals, and employers. Principle topics of discussion are organizing activites, contract negotiations, and strike actions. The company files (1943-1957) concern negotiations and administration of collective bargaining agreements with companies in the district including Atlantic Steel Company, Link-Belt Co., Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp., and Southern Cross Industries. Also includes minutes of the Steelworkers Organizing Committee (1955) and various local unions (1942-1945); financial documents comprised mostly of International and local union audits (1945-1956); some legal documents; and printed material relating to the USWA, as well as some material (1941-1943) related to the Industrial Union of Marine Shipbuilding Workers of America. The Records bulk in the years 1941-1959.


History of United Steelworkers of America, District 35

The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) District 35 covers the states of Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia. District 35 is administered through an International Executive Board including a district director, sub-district director, assistant director, international representative and staff representatives. Prior to the merger that created the AFL-CIO in 1955, District 35 existed as a Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) steelworker's region (USA-35). In 1972, District 50 of the United Mine Workers of America and District 35 formally aligned. USWA District 35 represents the interests of organized labor in the six state region through grievance and arbitration procedure, collective bargaining and political education. USWA District 35 merged with District 36 (Birmingham, Ala.) to form the new District 9, which was headquartered in Birmingham Ala. M.C. Weston served as director from 1965-1976.


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.

Atlantic Steel Company.
United Steelworkers of America.
Collective labor agreements
Industrial relations--Southern States
Iron and steel workers--Labor unions--Southern States
Labor unions --Officials and employees--Southern States
Steel industry and trade--Southern States

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], United Steelworkers of America, District 35 records, L1975-21, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles Mathias, April 29, 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by Paul A. Cimbala 1976. EAD created by Chelsey Cashwell, November 2012.


Related Material

Related Materials in this repository:
United Steelworkers of America, District 35 records (L1982-15)
United Steelworkers of America, District 35 records (L1974-34)
United Steelworkers of America contracts collection (L-contracts_USWA)


Separated Material

Separated to Souther Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements collection
Contracts from Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Florida (1943-1971)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection
United Steelworkers of America, Constitution of the International Union, 1942
Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, Constitution. 1942

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection
Georgia AFL-CIO, Proceedings
Georgia AFL-CIO, Annual Reports of Officers, 1962
International Labour Conference, Proceedings, 1960
United Steelworkers of America, 10th Constitutional Convention, Special Report on Insurance, Pensions and SUB, 1960
10th Constitutional Convention, Special Study on Medical Care Programs for Steelworkers and Their Families, 1960
16th Constitutional Convention, Policy Resolutions, 1972
17th Constitutional Convention, Proceedings, 1974

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection,
Pamphlets concerning War Industry, Wages, Equal Pay for Women, Civil Liberties, National War Labor Board, the Steelworkers, Alcoholism, and Unions in General.

Separated to Souther Labor Archives Periodicals Collection,
Coke Oven Committee, Steelworkers Organizing Committee, The Gas Main, December 1940.
Merrill Stevens Organizing Committee, The CIO Blast, June-July, 1943; undated
Merrill Stevens Organizing Committee, The Yard Beacon, June 1943
Victory-Gram: Official Voice of the Jacksonville Shipyard Workers, February 1943

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Non-Print Collection (Films)
Pension, Insurance, SUB Agreements
Incentive and Job Classification
Collective Bargaining Contracts
Arbitration
Political Action, 1954
Future Goals, Panel Number 5
Confidence
Supplemental Unemployment Benefits
Monthly Television Meeting Number 21, United Steelworkers of America, June 14, 1959
Legislation, United Steelworkers of America, Film Number 4
State of Our Union, United Steelworkers of America
This is Your Union, United Steelworkers of America
Speech to United Steelworkers of America Convention, David J. McDonald, 1958
Speech to United Steelworkers of America Convention, David J. McDonald, 1960
The Necessity of Re-Electing President Lyndon Johnson, David J. McDonald, 1964
David J. McDonald's Interview with President John Kennedy, September 6, 1962
No Backward Steps, David J. McDonald, United Steelworkers of America
Speech to Pickets, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 16, 1959
Statements to Wage Policy Committee, David J. McDonald, New York City, April 30, 1959; June 12, 1959; July 14, 1959

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Non-Print Collection (Wax Discs)
Vice President Alben Barkley at the 6th Constitutional Convention, United Steelworkers of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 13-16, 1952, Parts 1 and 2
Part A: Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin at the 6th Constitutional Convention, United Steelworkers of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 13-16, 1952
Part B: Senator Hubert Humphrey at the 6th Constitutional Convention, United Steelworkers of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 13-16, 1952

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Non-Print Collection (Artifacts)
United Steelworkers of America Delegate Medal, 10th Constitutional Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 19-24, 1960


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