File MS-9-29, Microfilm Box 1 - Records of the Malagash Salt Mine Workers' Union and the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers' International Union, Local 9-823

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Records of the Malagash Salt Mine Workers' Union and the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers' International Union, Local 9-823

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MS-9-29, Microfilm Box 1

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  • 1937-1972 (Creation)

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2 microfilm reels

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The Malagash Salt Miners Union was one of the earliest unions formed in Nova Scotia. It was formed in 1937.

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The Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW) was founded as the International Association of Oil Field, Gas Well, and Refinery Workers of America in 1918 after a major strike in the Texas oil fields in late 1917. Local 9-825 was chartered by the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers' International Union on February 17, 1969. However, this local was founded on February 1, 1942 when the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) organized the employees of S. Cunard & Co. For many years, the ILA represented the employees of S. Cunard & Co. Ltd., Archibald Coal & Dominion Coal. As oil became more prominent than coal, a feeling of separation began to emerge amongst the members. Oil workers wanted their own union because they felt that they had little in common with the members of the ILA. A separation took place in 1964 and Local 9-825 was chartered by the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers' International Union in 1969.

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Materials were donated to Dalhousie University in 1979 and 1980. Prior to that, they were in the custody of John Kane, a member of the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union in Truro, Nova Scotia.

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File contains two microfilm reels with ca. 550 pages of records from the Malagash Salt Mine Worker's Union and the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union, Local 9-823 (1937-1946; 1958-1968). Materials include Malagash Salt Mine Workers' Union minute books (1946-1959), the union charter (1941), collective agreements (1943, 1948, 1950-1954, 1956-1957, 1959, 1961-1967). Microfilm also contains collective agreements of the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union (1969-1973), the constitution of the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union (1970) and miscellaneous papers (1952-1972).

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item],Records of the Malagash Salt Mine Workers' Union and the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers' International Union, Local 9-823 , MS-9-29, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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December, 2012

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  • Box: MS-9-29, Microfilm Box 1