Fonds MS-9-2 - United Textile Workers of America Local 152 fonds

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United Textile Workers of America Local 152 fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1950-1952 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records (7 folders)

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The United Textile Workers of America (UTWA) was chartered in 1901 as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor. It was a charter member of the Committee for Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1935, and in 1937 was one the founding unions of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Once in the CIO in 1937, the UTWA was renamed the Textile Workers Organizing Committee and then the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA). In 1939, a small dissident faction of TWUA sought for and was allowed to re-affiliate with the AFL under their old, UTWA name. In 1946 mill employees from Cosmos Cotton mill joined United Textile Workers of America as Local 152. In 1996, UTWA merged with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Custodial history

Fonds was owned by the United Textile Workers of America until it was donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 1977.

Scope and content

Fonds includes correspondence, contract documents, district council documents, annual conference proceedings/documents, information about the conference on trade union rights in 1951-1952, press releases issued by the United Textile Workers of America, and miscellaneous reference material including, a sheet outlining the, "commonplace precaution against war" with a diagram about the potential damages of an atom bomb blast. The reference material contains blank due deduction slips for the United Textile Workers of America Local 152, newsletters issued by the Canadian Textile Council, a pamphlet issued by the Trade Union Research Bureau titled, "Wages and the Cost of Living", and amendments submitted by the "Local 100 United Textile Workers of America for negotiations with the Montreal Cottons Limited."

Files are listed alphabetically by title.

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  • English

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

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

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Associated materials

See the Dominion Textile fonds at the Yarmouth County Museum Archives in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

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No further accruals expected.

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April 2013

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