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Chattanooga Building Trades 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

August 12, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr., September 4, 2009.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Chattanooga Building Trades Council
Title:Chattanooga Building Trades Council records
Dates: 1901-1968
Quantity: 11.25 linear ft. (in 9 boxes)
Abstract:The Chattanooga Building Trades Council is a subsidiary of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department. The records, 1901-1968, of the Chattanooga Building Trades Council are composed primarily of correspondence, limited financial records, and work agreements.
Identification: L1978-07
LanguageEnglish.

Arrangement

This collection was processed using minimal standards processing, attempting at all times to make folder titles as descriptive as possible. Please contact the archivist for the Southern Labor Archives with questions about the materials in this collection.

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1901-1968, of the Chattanooga Building Trades Council are composed primarily of correspondence, limited financial records, and work agreements. The bulk of the collection is made up of correspondence between the council and selected constituent locals as well as national level organizations. These national organizations include the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the War Labor Board. The correspondence with local craft unions is comprised of general office correspondence and work agreements and wage scales.

In addition to the correspondence are limited financial documents, which include organizational audits (1952-1965); executive board minutes (1938-1946, 1956-1960); and apprenticeship correspondence and training booklets.

Unions included in the records:

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Truck Drivers and Helpers Local 515
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Taxi Drivers Local 594
Hotel and Restaurant Employees’ Alliance, Culinary Workers Union Local 574
Sign Writers Local 299
International Union of Painters and Paper Hangers Local 226
United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 43
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 46
Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, and Helpers Local 656
United Brick and Clay Workers Local 634
International Association of Bricklayers
Stonemasons, Tile and Terrazzo Workers Local 6
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 74
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 175
International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 77
Glaziers Local 1189
International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 704
Hod Carriers and Construction Laborers’ Union Local 846
Wood, Wire, and Metal Lathers International Local 265
International Association of Machinists Local 56
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 917
Operative Plasterers and Cement Finishers Local 157
Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 51
United Slate, Tile, and Composition Roofers, Damp and Waterproof Workers Association Local 122
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 704


History of Chattanooga Building Trades Council

Originally created to settle jurisdictional disputes between rival craft unions, the Chattanooga Building Trades Council lost much of its authority with the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act and creation of the National Labor Relations Board in 1947. The Chattanooga council followed the national pattern of transitioning into a new role, negotiating with local general contractors over wage scales while serving as the administrative nexus between the national labor relations board and the individual craft unions. Following the 1955 merger of the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the Chattanooga Building Trades Council became a subsidiary of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department. The Chattanooga unit served to help place unionized workers in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s many projects as well as building the Tullahoma Air Force base.


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.

AFL-CIO. Building and Construction Trades Dept.
Chattanooga Building Trades Council
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Union of Painters and Paper Hangers
Tennessee Valley Authority
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945)
Building Trades--Tennessee--Chattanooga
Labor unions--Building trades--Tennessee
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Correspondence

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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], Chattanooga Building Trades Council Records, L1978-08, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Charles Dunning, March 1978.

Processing Information

Processed by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr., August 2009.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository:

Southeastern Building Trade Conference records
Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council records
Chattanooga Area Labor Council records
Iron Workers Tennessee Valley and Vicinity District Council records


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