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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 143 records [L2011-09]

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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 143 [L2011-09]:

A Guide to the 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

2016



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2016-10-20T13:01-0400
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. District Lodge 143
Title: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 143 records
Dates: 1946-2009
Quantity: 56.25 Linear feet (in 45 boxes)
Abstract:International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 143 represented airline workers in the Great Lakes region of North America, specifically with Northwest Airlines. The records (1946-2009) consist of bylaws, benefits and retirement information, conventions proceedings, contracts, apprenticeship materials, publications seniority lists, committee materials, financial records, artifacts, photographs, audiovisual materials, and various types of correspondence.
Identification: L2011-09
Location: Off-site storage
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Records

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 143 records (1946-2009) consist of bylaws, benefits and retirement information, conventions proceedings, contracts, apprenticeship materials, publications seniority lists, committee materials, financial records, artifacts, photographs, audiovisual materials, and various types of correspondence. These materials detail District Lodge 143's interactions with various airlines including Northwest, Delta, Alaska Air, Air Wisconsin, and Republic Air. This includes work rules, contract negotiations, and other types of correspondence. In addition, the records include extensive materials relating to district officer elections and the internal management of the union. Lastly, the records boast an extensive collection of District Lodge periodicals including District 143 Bulletin, The Northern Light, and Northwest Airlines Bulletin.


Historical Note

History of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 143:
Formed in 1888 to organize railroad engineers, the International Association of Machinists expanded during the twentieth century to represent industrial workers in many fields. The union changed its name to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in 1964, following its expansion into the aerospace, air travel, and air freight industries. Members belong to Local Lodges, which in turn are organized into larger Districts. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, District Lodge 143 represented union employees that worked for Northwest Airlines, also headquartered near St. Paul. The district's membership was primarily in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. Over time, District Lodge 143 expanded its membership to include not just mechanics but also other types of airline employees including kitchen staff and desk clerks. In 2008, Delta Airlines acquired Northwest. The employees of the combined company voted against union representation in 2010, and District Lodge 143 closed.
History of Northwest Airlines:
Northwest Airlines Corporation (often abbreviated NWA) was a major United States airline founded in 1926 and absorbed into Delta Air Lines in a merger on October 29, 2008. Northwest was headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Northwest also established major hubs at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Memphis International Airport. Northwest was a pioneer in transpacific flights to Japan and Asia via Alaska, and had a partnership with the Dutch airline KLM.

Index Terms

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Northwest Airlines Corporation
Northwest Airlines, inc.
Airlines
Airlines--Employees--Labor unions
Collective labor agreements
Congresses and conventions
Grievance arbitration
Industrial relations
Machinists
Machinists--Labor unions
Minneapolis (Minn.)
financial records
periodicals

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access to materials with personal or sensitive information is restricted. 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.
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], International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 143 records, L2011-09, Archives of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, courtesy of Tim Klima, September 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, Jeremy Bright, and Harold Victor Hansen, Jr. utilizing minimum standards techniques, fall 2011. EAD created by Jeremy Bright, fall 2011; revised by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr., January 2016.


Related Material

Georgia State University Library Special Collections' Southern Labor Archives is the official repository of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. This constantly expanding resource contains local, district, and Grand Lodge records collections, personal papers, periodicals, and audiovisual materials. Please contact archivist for more information.

Related Materials in This Repository
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 143 records, 1950s-2010 (L2012-47)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers contracts collection, 1940-1992 (L-Contracts_IAMAW)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers records, 1891-2002 (L1992-14)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers photograph collection, circa 1890-1980 (L1985-13)

Related Materials in Georgia State University Library Digital Collections
In Digital Collections' IAM Publications, Grand Lodge Collection: Machinists Monthly Journal (1889-1956) and the Machinists Newspaper (1946-2004)
In Digital Collections' IAM Archives Collection: Photographs, Grand Lodge reports, and scrapbooks
In Digital Collections' IAM Canada Collection: Photographs and periodicals including Contact newsletter, The Machinist Canada, and Le Machiniste


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