Fonds MS-9-19 - United Textile Workers of America Local 159 fonds

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United Textile Workers of America Local 159 fonds

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  • 1946-1973 (Creation)

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7 cm of textual records (14 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 also was one of 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 1996, UTWA merged with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

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This material was donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 1978.

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This fonds contains minute books of meetings from 1946-1972, three filed employee grievances ( Janette Roy, Thelma Burgess, and Helen Haskem), conciliation board submissions and papers, arbitration board submissions and papers, reference material including newspaper clippings and miscellaneous reference material. The miscellaneous reference file contains receipts, an application for membership with the United Textile Workers of America, an efficiency report for 1969, and a record of proceedings and decision of board referees. As well this fonds includes collective agreements from 1948-1973, and miscellaneous correspondence.

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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], United Textile Workers of America, MS-9-19, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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