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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

United Sugar Workers Records, Local Industrial Union No. 917 (Sugar Land, Tex.):

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Sugar Workers. Local Industrial Union No. 917 (Sugar Land, Tex.)
Title: United Sugar Workers Records, Local Industrial Union No. 917 (Sugar Land, Tex.)
Inclusive Dates: 1938-1967
Identification: AR54
Extent: 7 boxes (2.75 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

United Sugar Refinery Workers, Local Industrial Union No. 917 was affiliated directly with the CIO until July 8, 1947, when they voted to affiliate with the United Packinghouse Workers of America. It then became the United Packinghouse Workers of America, Sugar and Allied Products Division, Local 399. Due to charges of Communist domination in the UPWA, the local officially disaffiliated from the UPWA on June 15, 1954. It reaffiliated directly with the CIO, received a new charter and a new name, United Sugar Workers, Local Industrial Union No. 917.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes, agreements, financial documents, reports, grievance cases, lists, clippings, news releases, certificates, contracts, proposals, and photographs. Includes records of Local 917 from 1939-1947, and 1954-1967, and records from the local’s affiliation with the UPWA as Local 399 from 1947-1954. Also includes minutes of the Southern Sugar Council from 1949-1953, and financial documents and political campaign materials from local, state, and national Committees on Political Education, 1959-1964.

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Organization

Materials are organized alphabetically by subject and thereunder chronologically. Two major divisions represent the different affiliations of the local, i.e. UPWA, Local 399 and USE, LIU 917.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
United Sugar Workers. Local Industrial Union No. 917 (Sugar Land, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Southern Sugar Council--Records and correspondence.
United Packinghouse Workers of America. Sugar and Allied Products Division. Local 399 (Sugar Land, Tex.).
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

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Related Material

For more information on Local 917's activities in UPWA as Local 399, see Sugar Conferences, UPWA (AR51) for the years 1948-1952.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of United Sugar Workers, Local 917, August 1971.

Citation

United Sugar Workers Records, Local Industrial Union No. 917 (Sugar Land, Tex.), AR54, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

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Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 Bilton, W. E., Secretary, USW, LIU #917, Incoming Corespondence, 1944-1946
2 Christopher, M. M., President, USW, LIU #917, Incoming Correspondence, 1960-1961
3 Christopher, M. M., President, USW, LIU #917, Outgoing Correspondence, 1960-1962
4 CIO, National Sugar Council, Convention, 1941-1946
5 Cooperative Committee of Sugar Workers, Meeting Minutes, 1955
6 Daniels, Mrs. Velah R., Secretary-Treasurer, UPWA, Local #399, Incoming Correspondence, 1952-1953
7 Daniels, Mrs. Velah R., Financial Secretary, USW, LIU #917 Incoming Correspondence, 1955-1962
8 Daniels, Mrs. Velah R., Financial Secretary, USW, LIU #917, Outgoing Correspondence, 1954-1961
9 Pomikal, Melvin, President, UPWA, Local #399, Incoming Correspondence, January-July, 1950
10 Pomikal, Melvin, President, UPWA, Local #399, Incoming Correspondence, August 1950 thru March, 1952
11 Pomikal, Melvin, President, UPWA, Local #399, Incoming Correspondence, April-June, 1952
Box Folder
2 1 Pomikal, Melvin, President, UPWA, Local #399, Incoming Correspondence, July 1952 through April, 1953
2 Pomikal, Melvin, President, UPWA, Local #399, Incoming Correspondence, May-December, 1953
3 Pomikal, Melvin, President, UPWA, Local #399, Incoming Correspondence, January-June, 1954
4 Pomikal, Melvin, President, UPWA, Local #399, Outgoing Correspondence, 1950-1953
5 Pomikal, Melvin, President, USW, LIU #917, Incoming Correspondence, June 1954 through May, 1955
6 Pomikal, Melvin, President, USW, LIU #917, Incoming Correspondence, June 1955 through April 1957
7 Pomikal, Melvin, President, USW, LIU #917, Outgoing Correspondence, 1954-1957
Box Folder
3 1 Rister, A. A. President, USW, LIU #917, Incoming Correspondence, March 1939 through October 1948
2 Rister, A. A., President, USW, LIU #917, Incoming Correspondence, June 1957 through April 1961
3 Rister, A. A., President, USW, LIU #917, Outgoing Correspondence, 1945-1959
4 Rome, F. J., Financial Secretary, UPWA, Local #399, Incoming Correspondence, 1949-1952
5 Rome, F. J., Financial Secretary, UPWA, Local #399, Outgoing Correspondence, 1950
6 Streich, Howard H., Secretary, USW, LIU #917, Incoming Correspondence, 1939-1941
7 Streich, Howard H., Secretary, USW, LIU #917, Outgoing Correspondence, 1939-1940
8 Single "S" Club, Sugarland Industries Employee's Association, Miscellaneous Records, 1957-1958
9 UPWA & Amalgamated Meat Cutters (AFL), Memorandum of Understanding, 1953
10 UPWA, International Union, Audit Report, 1948
11 UPWA, Local #399, Agreements & Negotiations, 1950-1953
12 UPWA, Local #399, Audit Reports, 1947-1952
13 UPWA, Local #399, Convention Credentials, 1950-1952
14 UPWA, Local #399, Disaffiliation with International Union, 1953-1954
Box Folder
4 1 UPWA, Local #399, Financial Records, 1947-1951
2 UPWA, Local #399, Government Reports, 1953
3 UPWA, Local #399, Grievance Cases, 1949-1950
4 UPWA, Local #399, Local Union Officer Lists, 1952-1954
5 UPWA, Local #399, Newsclippings, 1950
6 UPWA, Miscellaneous
7 UPWA, News Releases, undated
8 UPWA, Southern Sugar Council, Minutes, 1949-1953
9 USW, LIU #917, Agreements, 1942-1962
10 USW, LIU #917, Audit Reports, 1956-1962
11 USW, LIU #917, Bond Certificates, 1944-1957
12 USW, LIU #917, COPE Materials & Political Activities, 1959-1964
Box Folder
5 1 USW, LIU #917, Contract Negotiations, Correspondence, 1954-1962
2 USW, LIU #917, Contract Negotiations, Proposals, 1954-1962
3 USW, LIU #917, Contract Specifications for Construction of a Union Hall
4 USW, LIU #917, Contributions to Texas Rehabilitation Center
5 USW, LIU #917, Dues Deductions, 1965
6 USW, LIU #917, Financial Records, 1954-1956
7 USW, LIU #917, Fort Bend Utilities Co., WLB Case # 8-26, 777, 1945
8 USW, LIU #917, Government Reports, 1946-1959
9 USW, LIU #917, Imperial Sugar Co., Consent Election, 1939-1940
Box Folder
6 1 USW, LIU #917, Imperial Sugar Co., Job Postings, 1964
2 USW, LIU #917, Imperial Sugar Co., Miscellaneous
3 USW, LIU #917, Imperial Sugar Co., WLB case # 8-13, 285, 1944
4 USW, LIU #917, Local Union Officer Lists, 1946-1967
5 USW, LIU #917, Miscellaneous 1945-1960
6 USW, LIU #917, Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1942-1965
7 USW, LIU #917, Pension Plans, 1955-1965
8 USW, LIU #917, Sugarland Industries, NLRB Case #16-R-1220, 1945
9 USW, LIU #917, US Tax Relief Bill, Correspondence, Undated
10 USW, LIU #917, Workman's Compensation Bill, Correspondence, 1957
11 Photographs
12 USW, LIU #917, Meeting Attendance Ledger, 1960-1963
13 USW, LIU #917, Meeting Attendance Ledger, 1963-1967
Box Folder
OS152 1 UPWA, Local #399, Dues Ledger
2 UPWA, Local #399, Minutes, 1947-1954
3 USW, LIU #917, Minutes, 1938-1947
4 USW, LIU #917 Minutes, 1954-1958
5 USW, LIU #917, Minutes, 1958-1960

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