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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board:

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

July 2013



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-12-11T16:26-0500
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator:Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Tennessee Joint Board (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Title: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board records
Dates: 1940s-1970s
Quantity: 3.75 Linear feet (in 3 boxes)
Abstract:The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), which represented textile workers throughout the United States, was formed in 1976 out of the merger of The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). The Joint Board served as an administrative support unit for locals in Tennessee and the southeastern United States. The records of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board (Knoxville, Tenn.), 1940s-1970s, contain correspondence, grievances, financial records, wage agreements, death benefit data, and audits.
Identification: L1982-24
Location: Off-site storage
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board (Knoxville, Tenn.), 1940s-1970s, contain correspondence, grievances, financial records, wage agreements, death benefit data, and audits. The bulk of the records reflect the operations of the ACTWU Locals 185, 2202, and 2094 as well as the operations of The American Federation of Hosiery Workers and TWUA.


Historical Note

The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) formed in 1939 in an attempt to organize Southern workers who up until then had failed to join the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). In 1976 the two unions merged to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), which represented textile workers throughout the United States and Canada until 1995 when ACTWU merged with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).

The ACTWU Tennessee Joint Board was an administrative support unit for the smaller locals within its region and was based out of Knoxville, Tennessee.


Index Terms

Arbitration, Industrial
Central labor councils
Industrial relations
Textile industry
Textile workers
Textile workers--Labor unions
Textile Workers Union of America
Knoxville (Tenn.)
Tennessee

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access restricted to three folders. Consult archivist.

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.

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [box number], Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board, Records, L1982-24, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mark Pitt, Business Manager ACTWU Tennessee Joint Board, 1982.

Processing Information

This collection has not been organized into series. The box level inventory was created using minimum standards processing techniques. Processed by Carley Henderson, July 2013. Electronic finding aid created by Carley Henderson, July 2013.


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