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Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council:

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

May 2001



Profile Description

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

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council
Title: Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council records
Dates: 1941-1974
Quantity: 3 linear feet
Abstract:Organized in 1937 from a Tennessee Valley Authority employee relations committee. Composed of international representatives of 16 craft unions, the TVTLC represents employees of TVA in Tennessee and Alabama. The records, 1941-1974, consist of correspondence, committee files, grievances and documents pertaining to matters brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO).
Identification: L1978-03
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1941-1974, of the Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council (TVLTC), comprise correspondence, committee files, grievances, and documents pertaining to matters brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO). The bulk of the correspondence is between the TVTLC and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Files of joint committees (Central Joint Cooperative Committee, Joint Classification Committee, and Joint Wage Data Committee), indicate the extensive cooperation between the TVTLC and TVA. Some of the grievance and EEO material concerns charges of racial discrimination. Such allegations were filed against TVA in 1969 by the NAACP on behalf of black employees of the Allen Steam Plant in Memphis, and by the "Black Vietnam Veterans" in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1972. However, EEO investigations found no discrimination by TVA.


History of Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council

The Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council (TVTLC) was organized in 1937 from a TVA employee relations committee that had been formed by the TVA in 1935. The TVTLC is composed of International Representatives of sixteen craft unions: Painters; Bricklayers; Iron Workers; Asbestos Workers; Machinists; Boilermakers; Iron Ship Builders and Blacksmiths; Electrical Workers; Laborers; Operating Engineers; Plasterers and Cement Masons; Sheet Metal Workers; Teamsters; Plumbing and Pipefitter Workers; Carpenters; Roofers; and Lathers. The TVTLC represents employees of TVA in Tennessee and Alabama.


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.

Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council--Archives.
Tennessee Valley Authority.
United States--Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Labor union locals--Tennessee.
Building trades--Alabama.
Building trades--Tennessee.
Grievance arbitration.
Labor union locals--Alabama.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize material stored offsite; allow 24 hours for retrieval.

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], Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council Records, L1978-03, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, oversize records and printed material were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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