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Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Georgia) records

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Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Georgia):

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University Library
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

January 29, 1980



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, March 6, 2008.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:International Printing Pressmen and Assistants’ Union of North America. Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Georgia) records
Dates: 1954-1972
Quantity: 10 linear ft. (in 24 boxes)
Abstract:The records of Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (1954-1972), consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions and other printed materials.
Identification: L1977-22
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1954-1972, of Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union Local 527 consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions, and other printed items. The negotiation files comprise four-fifths of the Records and are arranged by company. They contain correspondence, National Labor Relations Board case documents, reports, summaries of meetings between union and management negotiation teams, and assorted evidential material. Over half of the negotiation files describe Local 527's rocky relations with the Mead Paper Company. The general correspondence is primarily with other branches of the IPPAU, all levels of the AFL-CIO, and with members of Local 527.

Materials related to a petition before the Superior Court of Fulton County (Georgia) include correspondence, position statements, arbitration findings, and leaflets concerning a wildcat strike by some employees of Atlanta's Mead Packaging Company. Printing Specialties Local 527 (the bargaining agent for the company's production workers), the Community Relations Commission (CRC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) became involved in this dispute.


History of Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527

Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union Local 527, was affiliated with the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America (IPPAU), and with two subordinate bodies of IPPAU, the Southern Conference of Specialty Workers and the Southeastern Printing Specialties and Paper Products union District Council No. S-7. Charlie Moss, B. L. Watkins, and Ralph Meers were the principal officers of the local during the period covered by this body of records.

Today, the Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 is known as the Graphic Communications Union Local 527-S. The Local 527-S has a proud history dating back to 1946 when it was chartered by 17 women. Local 527-S is affiliated with the Graphic Communications International Union. This Union is the result of mergers with the Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Lithographers and Photo Engravers Union, Electro Typers and Stereo Typers, International Brotherhood of Bookbinders Union, and January 2005 merger with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

More information can be found about the Graphic Communications Union Local 527-S on its website: http://www.gculocal527s.com


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.

Meers, Ralph.
Moss, Charlie.
Watkins, B. L.
AFL-CIO.
Graphic Communications International Union.
Mead Paper Company.
Southeastern Printing Specialties and Paper Products District Council.
Labor unions --Georgia --Local unions.
Labor unions --Printing industry --Georgia.
Printing industry --Georgia.
Minutes.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are restrictions on use of these materials. Please consult archivist for further information.

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Georgia) Records, 1954-1972), L1977-22, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Abram L. Augustus and other members of the Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527, in 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, January 29, 1980, and January 13, 1981.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository:

Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 donated additional materials in 1980 (L1980-42) and 1983 (L1983-02) (contact archivist, Southern Labor Archives for more information)

International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union Records, 1911-1977 (Southern Labor Archives, L1995-14)

Atlanta Typographical Union, Local 48 Records, 1895-1939 (Southern Labor Archives, L1971-02)

Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8 Records, 1940-1973 (Southern Labor Archives, L1973-36)

International Typographical Union, Women's International Auxiliary (Atlanta, Ga.) Collection (Southern Labor Archives, L1990-23, L1992-08, L2000-05)


Separated Material

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


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