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Communication Workers of America, Local 3290 (Atlanta, 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
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

June 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, June 2001.
Language: English

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Communications Workers of America. Local 3290 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Communication Workers of America, Local 3290 Records
Dates: 1947-1966
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet
Abstract: The collection consists of the records of Local 3290 (Atlanta, Ga.) of the Communications Workers of America from 1947-1966. Mainly includes correspondence and contains information on Local 3290 officers’ attempt to disaffiliate from the CWA, Local 3290’s subsequent placement under a temporary administrator, and the struggle between the CWA and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to determine the national bargaining agent for Western Electric Company installers. Also includes minutes, financial statements, legal documents, grievance, and arbitrator case material.
Identification: L1975-03
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1947 - 1966, of Local 3290 (Atlanta) of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are primarily composed of correspondence, but also include minutes, financial statements, legal documents, grievances, and arbitration case material. The bulk of the correspondence is between Local 3290 President A. W. Sullivan and CWA officers Joe Beirne, P. J. Morgan, and W. A. Smallwood. Prominent topics of discussion include a 1962 attempt by the officers of Local 3290 to disaffiliate from the CWA, prompting the CWA to place the Local under a temporary administrator; and, also in 1962, a contest between the CWA and the Brotherhood of Teamsters to determine the national bargaining agent for Western Electric Company installers.


Historical Note

The Communications Workers of America began in 1939 as a group of unaffiliated unions in the telephone industry organized under the name of the National Federation of Telephone Workers. In 1947, the group changed its name to the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The CWA affiliated with the CIO and merged with the Telephone Workers Organizing Committee in 1949. The CWA, Local 3290 (Atlanta, Ga.) is comprised of employees of the Western Electric Company (Atlanta, Ga.).


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.

Beirne, Joseph A., 1911-
Morgan, Patrick J., 1920-
Smallwood, W. A.
Sullivan, A. W.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Western Electric Company.
Arbitration, Industrial--Georgia.
Grievance arbitration--Georgia.
Labor unions--Telephone company employees--Georgia.
Labor unions--Georgia--Jurisdictional disputes.
Labor unions--Georgia--Local unions.
Telephone companies--Georgia--Employees.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
Georgia--Labor--Trade-unions.
Minutes.

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], Communication Workers of America, Local 3290 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, L1975-03, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John Wright, January 8, 1975.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Mary Froehlich, March 18, 1978. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001; revised by William Hardesty, March 2006.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Communications Workers of America. Local 3204 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, L1972-59, Southern Labor Archives; Communication Workers of America, District 3 records, L1979-17, Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, printed material was separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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