University of Texas Arlington

Communications Workers of America Records, Local 6201, Fort Worth, Texas:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Communications Workers of America, Local 6201, Fort Worth, Texas.
Title: Communications Workers of America Records, Local 6201, Fort Worth, Texas
Inclusive Dates: 1939-1996
Bulk Dates: 1951-1990
Abstract: The Southwestern Telephone Workers Union, Local 3028, organized approximately 1937. In 1947, the members voted to join the newly organized Communications Workers of America (CWA). The local was originally CWA, Local 2003, but was renamed Local 6201 about 1950. Texas was a separate district between 1974 and 1986, and during that time the local was named 12201. Another reorganization of CWA in 1986 returned the name to Local 6201. The majority of members of Local 6201 were employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company or AT&T Corp., formerly known as American Telephone and Telegraph Company. The records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, financial records, legal documents, reports, convention materials, topical files, and printed material. The records reflect the activities of the union on the local and district levels as well as limited participation on the national level. The topical files include information on bargaining, grievances, labor/management cooperation, annual conventions, and safety. The printed material includes agreements, contracts, constitutions and bylaws, booklets, brochures, bulletins, manuals, pamphlets, and newsletters.
Identification: AR424
Extent: 4.61 linear ft.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The first organization of telephone employees in Fort Worth was the company-sponsored Southwestern Bell Telephone Employees Association. In 1937, some of the employees of Southwestern Bell in Fort Worth organized as Local 3028 of the Southwestern Telephone Workers Union. This union became affiliated with the National Federation of Telephone Workers (NFTW) when it formed in 1939. The NFTW had organizational weaknesses, and did not survive the "divide and conquer" strategy of AT&T Corp. while negotiating a settlement to a strike in 1947. A new national union, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), organized later in 1947. The members of Local 3028 voted to join the CWA, and their group became CWA, Local 2003. The first two numbers of the local indicated it was in Division 20 of the national union. When the national organization restructured in about 1950, Texas became part of District 6, and the Fort Worth local became Local 6201. Texas was separated from District 6 in 1974. The state was designated as District 12, and the name of the Fort Worth local changed to 12201. The national CWA reorganized again in 1986, and Texas rejoined District 6. Local 12201 was renamed Local 6201. The local originally met in a rented Southwestern Bell meeting room. To be more independent of their employer, meetings were moved to other locations. The local bought a building in 1973 at 421 S. Adams.

Most of the members of Local 6201 worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company or AT&T Corp., formerly known as American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Southwestern Bell was a subsidiary of AT&T. Southwestern Bell operated in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. CWA, District 6 is composed of these same states. Southwestern Bell was part of AT&T until 1984. Because of an anti-trust suit the U.S. government brought against AT&T, the company divested itself of the Bell subsidiaries. Divestiture ended the possibility of national negotiations between CWA and the Bell System.

The records indicate how some concerns of union members have changed over time, but others have remained constant. The minutes from 1941 record requests from telephone operators for improved ventilation, the opportunity to accept brief long distance calls while on duty, and an increase in wages. Records from the late 1970's indicate concern for changes in hours, the safety of cathode ray tubes, and an increase in wages.

Sources:


  • The Background to Divestiture. Hp. 1999.Online. AT&T Corp. Available: http://www.att.com/corporate/restructure/h-ist2.html. May 20, 1999.
  • AR59: Blanche Wells Papers (1944-1973), Box 2, Folder 7, Special Collections Division, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.
  • CWA History 101. Hp. 1999. Online. Communications Workers of America, District 6. Available: http://www.cwa-district6.org/history2t.htm. March 4, 1999.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, financial records, legal documents, reports, convention materials, topical files, and printed material. The records reflect the activities of the union on the local and district levels as well as limited participation on the national level. The topical files include information on bargaining, grievances, labor/management cooperation, annual conventions, and safety. The printed material includes agreements, contracts, constitutions and bylaws, booklets, brochures, bulletins, manuals, pamphlets, and newsletters.

This collection of records for CWA, Local 6201 dates from predecessor organizations through 1996. Only a few records are from the early years. The records are more complete between 1951 and 1974. The most complete time period represented is 1974 to 1986. The records are housed in 158 folders contained in eleven legal-sized document boxes and total 4.61 linear feet. They consist of minutes, financial records, topical files, and various printed materials. The records were apparently collected by the officers of the local.

The collection is divided into five series based on the various names of the local: Southwestern Telephone Workers, Local 3028; CWA, Local 2003; CWA, Local 6201; CWA, Local 12201; and CWA, Local 6201. These five series are arranged chronologically from the oldest to the most recent. Most of the records are in the last three series, which are divided into subseries.

Series I, Southwestern Telephone Workers, Local 3028, contains a union constitution, correspondence, and an agreement with Western Electric. The records are incomplete, but the financial reports and minutes help provide information about the activities and concerns of the members of the local. The bulk of these records date from 1940-1943.

Series II, CWA, Local 2003, is limited to ledger pages showing receipts and expenses in 1949 and a 1950 agreement with Southwestern Bell Telephone.

Series III, CWA, Local 6201, is subdivided into three series: minutes, financial records, and printed material. The minutes span 1953-1974 and record the actions of the local, including bargaining, strikes, and purchasing a building. The minutes are separated into two groups, general meetings and executive board meetings. The financial records range from 1955 through 1974 and contain annual and monthly reports of expenses and revenue, federal and state quarterly employer's reports, income tax returns, and labor organization reports. The printed material dates from 1951 through 1974 and includes agreements with Southwestern Bell, bylaws of Local 6201, and miscellaneous material.

Series IV, CWA, Local 12201, is divided into four subseries: minutes, financial records, topical files, and printed material. The minutes range from 1974 through 1982 and are arranged chronologically. The financial records date from 1974 to 1980 and include annual reports, federal and state quarterly employer's reports, and income tax returns. The topical files range from 1975 through 1986, and include material concerning the 1986 annual convention resolutions committee, bargaining, correspondence to district officers, grievances, leadership, and safety. The printed material from 1977 through 1986 includes agreements, bylaws, and newsletters.

Series V, CWA, Local 6201, is divided into two subseries: topical files and printed material. The topical files are arranged chronologically and date from 1985 to 1996. The subjects include the annual convention, bargaining, labor/management cooperation, and political involvement. The printed material ranges from 1986 through 1992. It contains agreements with AT&T and Southwestern Bell, bylaws, and several different newsletters.

When the records were received, they were roughly grouped by chronological periods. The officers of the local established the topical files, and only minor changes were made to the contents of these files. Some file names were changed for clarification.

These records contain part of the story of a local in a large national union. They provide much information about the union at the local and district levels, and include limited information about the national level. Only a few records from a predecessor to the CWA and the early years of the CWA are present in the collection. The records from 1951 to 1974 are more inclusive. The series for CWA, Local 12201, 1974 to1986, are the most complete because they include minutes, financial records, files kept by the officers, and printed material. The most recent series, 1984 to 1996, lacks minutes and financial material, but provides much information in the topical files.


 

Organization

The Communications Workers of America, Local 6201 Records are divided into five series, and some series have subseries.
Series I. Southwestern Telephone Workers, Local 3028, 1939-1946, undated. 0.04 linear ft. (5 folders)
Series II. CWA, Local 2003, 1949-1950. 0.04 linear ft. (2 folders)
Series III. CWA, Local 6201, 1951-1974, undated. 1.25 linear ft. (40 folders)
Series IV. CWA, Local 12201, 1974-1986, undated. 1.36 linear ft. (57 folders)
Series V. CWA, Local 6201, 1985-1996, undated (bulk 1986-1990). 1.92 linear ft. (54 folders)

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.


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
Communications Workers of America. Local 6201 (Fort Worth, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Communications Workers of America--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Telephone companies--Employees--Labor unions--Organizing--Texas--Fort Worth.
Telephone companies--Employees--Labor unions--Texas.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR59: Blanche Wells Papers, 1944-1973

AR143: Robert W.Staley Papers, 1944-1975

AR270: Communications Workers of America Photograph Collection (1938-1966)

AR353: Communications Workers of America, Local 6215, Records (1949-1986)

Unprocessed mss. 2001-10: "History of the Communications Workers of America, Local 6290, 1941-1987 by T.E. Monkres and Clarence R. Taylor"

HD 6515 .T33 Annual Meeting. Communications Workers of America. District 6


Separated Material

Many duplicate copies of minutes, financial reports, and printed material were deaccessioned.

The following items were transferred to the main library of the University of Texas at Arlington:

Communications Workers of America. Daily Proceedings and Reports, … Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America. 44th 1982-50th 1988, 52nd 1990-53rd 1991.

Communications Workers of America. Daily Proceedings and Reports, … Special Committee on the Future Convention. 1983.


Administrative Information

Citation

Communications Workers of America, Local 6201, Fort Worth, Texas, Records, AR424, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1996 and 1997.

Approximately half of the records of CWA, Local 6201 were transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Special Collections on June 4, 1996, and half were transferred on July 1, 1997. Pat Crowe, Executive Vice President, CWA, Local 6201 was the contact person, and Dr. George Green brought the records to the archives. Jane T. Boley acknowledged the donation on July 15, 1997.

Accessioned as number 96-34.


 Note to the Researcher 

The following table is a list of abbreviations common in the CWA, Local 6201 Records:

Abbreviation Complete Name
AFL-CIO American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
ATT AT&T Corp., formerly known as American Telephone and Telegraph Company
AT&T-C AT&T Communications
AT&T-IS AT&T Information Systems
COLA Cost of living adjustment
COPE Committee on Political Education
CWA Communications Workers of America
OSPS Operator Services Position System
PM Participative Management
QWL Quality of Work Life
Southwestern Bell Southwestern Bell Telephone Company

 


Container List

 

Series I. Southwestern Telephone Workers, Local 3028, 1939-1946, undated.
0.04 linear ft. (5 folders)

Box Folder
1 1 Constitution and Bylaws of Southwestern Telephone Workers Union, approximately 1942
2 Correspondence, 1940, 1945:
Contains four letters from 1940 that concern renting a meeting room and one letter from 1945 from the area chairman of the union reminding the local to elect new officers.
3 Financial Reports, 1939-1943, undated:
Contains an annual report for 1939 and quarterly reports for 1941-1943, which record dues collected and expenses. Some reports are missing.
4 Minutes, 1940-1943, undated
Contains minutes for 1940-1943, and undated, which record the local's business, including dues, bargaining and improving working conditions and wages.
5 Western Electric Agreement, 1946
Contains a printed copy of the General Agreement between Western Electric and the Association of Communication Equipment Workers.



 

Series II. CWA, Local 2003, 1949-1950.
0.04 linear ft. (2 folders)

Box Folder
1 6 Agreement with Southwestern Bell Telephone, 1950
Contains a printed copy of the agreement between CWA Southwestern Division No. 20 and Southwestern Bell Telephone.
7 Financial Records, 1949
Contains ledger pages that record the receipts and expenses, including payroll records.



 

Series III. CWA, Local 6201, 1951-1974, undated
1.25 linear ft. (40 folders)

Subseries A. CWA, Local 6201 Minutes, 1953-1974
0.38 linear ft. (16 folders).
Box Folder
1 8 Minutes, 1953-1955
Contains the minutes for January 1953 meeting, and all the 1954 monthly meetings except August, also the 1955 meetings. It includes the report of a trial on May 18th of a union member charged with working behind a picket line.
9 Minutes, 1956
Contains the minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1956. The minutes for March and October are handwritten. Includes minutes for a special Construction Department meeting April 16, 1956.
10 Minutes, 1957-1958
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1957 and 1958. The are no minutes for September, November, and December. Includes the minutes of a Special Stewards Meeting on March 27, 1958. The minutes for November are handwritten.
11 Minutes, 1959-1960
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1959 and 1960. There are no minutes for November 1959.
12 Minutes, 1961-1962
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1961 and 1962. Includes a letter from Ben Whiteman, V.P. CWA of the Texas AFL-CIO, to notify the local he was contesting their selection of delegates to the state AFL-CIO convention.
13 Minutes, 1963-1964
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1963 and 1964.
14 Minutes, 1965-1966
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1965 and 1966. Includes membership development reports and some new members lists for January through May. There are no minutes for September 1965.
15 Minutes, 1967-1969
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1967, 1968, and 1969. Includes new members lists for May and June 1968. Includes pages six and seven of unidentified minutes, possibly of a district meeting. There are no minutes for April and November of 1967 or for October and December 1968.
16 Minutes, 1970-1971
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1970 and 1971. Includes an April 20, 1971, memorandum regarding changes to the CWA constitution. There are no minutes for October 1970. There are only handwritten minutes for January 1971.
17 Minutes, 1972-July, 1974
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1972, 1973, and 1974. In December 1972, the Building Committee was authorized to borrow money for a new building. The minutes for November 1973 are the first to indicate a meeting at the new location, 421 S. Adams. Includes handwritten minutes of a special meeting July 9, 1974, to explain Texas separating from District 6 and being designated District 12. Also includes some monthly lists of new members.
18 Minutes, Executive Board, 1956
Contains minutes for executive board meetings in 1956. All of the minutes are handwritten. There are no minutes for January, March, April, or December.
19 Minutes, Executive Board, 1959-1961
Contains minutes for executive board meetings in 1959, 1960, and 1961. There are no minutes for April, May, and August 1959, or for September, November, and December 1960. The minutes for October, 1961 are handwritten.
20 Minutes, Executive Board, 1963-1965
Contains minutes for executive board meetings in 1963, 1964, and 1965. There are no minutes for January 1963, October, November, and December 1964, or February 1965.
21 Minutes, Executive Board, 1969-1971
Contains minutes for executive board meetings in 1969, 1970, and 1971. Many copies are handwritten, and there are no minutes for several months.
Box Folder
2 1 Minutes, Executive Board, 1972-1974
Contains minutes for executive board meetings in 1972, 1973, and 1974. Many minutes are handwritten. There are no minutes for February, March, May, October, or December 1972. There are no minutes for October 1973 or October 1974. Includes a letter of resignation from a member of the board, Roy Burks.
2 Executive Board Members Attendance Lists, 1955-1974
Contains records of executive board members' attendance at monthly meetings and indicates when there were not enough in attendance for a quorum.
Subseries B. CWA, Local 6201 Financial Records, 1955-1974
0.27 linear ft. (10 folders).
Box Folder
2 3 Annual Reports, 1955/56-1969/70
Contains annual reports of the local's revenue and expenditures for 1955/56-1963/64, and 1966/67-1969/70. Their fiscal year started in October and ended in September. The file includes a "statement of all receipts and disbursements" and a balance sheet which are both for 1956-1957. Some annual reports are handwritten.
4 Employer's Quarterly Reports, 1959-1974
Contains the local's 941 forms, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return for 1959 and 1963-1974 and also has its Texas Employment Commission Employer's Quarterly Reports for 1972-1974.
5 Federal Unemployment Tax Returns, Annual, 1972-1974
Contains 940 forms filed by the local.
6 Income Tax Returns, 1959-1974
Contains 990 forms, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, filed by the local for 1959-1963, 1965-1966, 1968, and 1970-1974. Includes some notices from the IRS regarding errors on returns.
7 Labor Organization Financial Reports, 1960-1974
Contains LM-2 forms filed by the local with the U.S. Department of Labor. Includes an amended report for 1973/74 filed in 1975.
8 Labor Organization Registration, 1956-1959
Contains R-1 forms filed by the local reporting to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Standards, and Distribution of Financial Report Certificates reporting to the National Labor Relations Board. Includes a letter from the National CWA office with instructions for filing four forms required by various government departments.
9 Monthly Reports, January 1956-September 1964
Contains monthly reports of the local's revenue and expenditures. There are no reports for some months.
10 Monthly Reports, 1964-1974
Contains monthly reports of the local's revenue and expenditures for December 1964-June 1965, April-May 1969, and October 1969-September 1974.
11 Office Building Expense Ledger, September, 1966-June, 1967
Contains pages recording monthly expenses including utilities, maintenance, and repair costs.
12 Proposed Budgets, 1959/60-1973/74
Contains proposed budgets prepared by the local for 1959/60-1963/64, [1965/66]-1967/68, and 1971/72-1973/74.
Subseries C. CWA, Local 6201 Printed Material, 1951-1974, undated
0.60 linear ft. (14 folders).
Box Folder
2 13 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Accounting Department, 1952-1968
Contains agreements for 1952, 1954-1957, 1959-1960, 1963, 1967-1968.
14 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Commercial Department, 1951-1968
Contains agreements for 1951-1952, 1954-1957, 1959-1960, 1963, 1967-1968.
Box Folder
3 1 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Departments (Combined), 1971, 1974
These agreements have appendices for each department.
2 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Major Medical Expense Insurance, 1960
3 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Plant Department, 1952-1968
Contains agreements for 1952, 1954-1957, 1959-1960, 1963, 1967-1968.
4 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Traffic Department, 1951-1969
Contains agreements for 1951-1952, 1954-1957, 1959-1960, 1963, 1967-1969, and includes a 1969 Appendix A Wage Progression Schedules.
5 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Settlement Agreements for Departments, 1962, 1965-1966
6 Agreements and Contracts with Western Electric, 1963-1974
Contains a CWA-10 1963 contract, Supplement CWA-10 1964, CWA-11, 1966 contract, Meaning and Intent CEW & JC Contracts, 1967, and general and supplementary agreements, 1974.
7 Agreements, Miscellaneous Aeronautical and Electrical, 1951-1964
Contains the following agreements and contracts: North Texas Chapter National Electrical Contractors Association, Fort Worth, Texas, Local Union No. 116 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1951; Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation Fort Worth Division and International Association of Machinists Aeronautical Industrial District Lodge 776 (Production and Maintenance Unit), 1954; Convair, a Division of General Dynamics (Fort Worth) and Aeronautical Industrial District Lodge No. 776 International Association of Machinists, AFL-CIO (Production and Maintenance Unit), 1956; Dallas Power & Light Company and Local Union No. 69 The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1964; and Gulf States Utilities Company and Independent Electrical Workers Union, 1964.
8 Agreements and Contracts, Miscellaneous Telephone Companies, 1955-1971
Contains printed contracts and agreements with the following companies, Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, 1955; Saskatchewan Government, 1957; Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company, Plant Department, 1959; and Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1966; and Southwestern States Telephone Company, 1967; Mid-Texas Telephone Company, 1969; Ohio Bell Telephone Company, 1971.
9 Bylaws and Rules for Local 6201, undated
Contains two undated versions of the bylaws.
10 Bylaws and Constitutions, Miscellaneous, 1951-1965, undated
Contains the constitutions and by-laws for the Tarrant County Industrial Union Council, 1951; the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1952; "draft" of the constitution for the newly merged AFL-CIO, 1955; 1958 and 1960 editions for CWA Local 6290; CWA Local 10677, undated; Texas AFL-CIO and COPE, 1965.
11 CWA Defense Fund Rules, 1970
Contains a forty-six page booklet of rules regarding funds to provide "relief" when necessary because of labor disputes.
12 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1952-1972
Contains a 1952 certificate in memory of Jeff Hickman, a 1956 pamphlet Corporate Structure and Interlocking Financial Connections Bell System, and a January 1972 Labor Council Bulletin.



 

Series IV. CWA, Local 12201, 1974-1986, undated
1.36 linear ft. (57 folders)

Subseries A. CWA, Local 12201 Minutes, 1974-1982
0.15 linear ft. (6 folders).
Box Folder
4 1 Minutes, August, 1974-1977
0.15 linear ft. (6 folders).
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977. Some minutes are handwritten. Includes minutes for a quarterly officers' meeting, a "Special Combined Committee" meeting, and a stewards' meeting all in January. There are no minutes for May 1975.
2 Minutes, 1978, 1980-1982
Contains minutes for regular monthly meetings in 1978, 1980, 1981, and 1982. There are only minutes for one month in 1981, December.
3 Minutes, Executive Board, 1975-1976
Contains minutes of the executive board's monthly meetings in 1975 and 1976. The November 1975 meeting was held at 421 S. Adams. Includes the minutes of a stewards' special meeting in January 1976. The majority of these minutes are handwritten. There are no minutes for December 1976.
4 Minutes, Executive Board, 1977-1978
Contains minutes of the executive board's monthly meetings in 1977 and 1978. All of the minutes are handwritten. The minutes for January 1977 are dated 1976, and the minutes for January 1978 are dated 1977.
5 Minutes, Executive Board, 1979-1980, 1982
Contains minutes of the executive board's monthly meetings in 1979, 1980, and 1982. Includes a handwritten note about creating a parking lot. There are no minutes for March or July 1979.
6 Executive Board Members Attendance Lists, 1975-1981
Contains records of executive board members' attendance at the monthly board meetings and indicates when they lacked enough for a quorum.
Subseries B. CWA Local, 12201 Financial Records, 1974-1980
0.12 linear ft. (6 folders).
Box Folder
4 7 Annual Reports, 1975/76-1979/80
0.12 linear ft. (6 folders).
Contains annual reports of the local's revenue and expenditures. Some are handwritten.
8 Employer's Quarterly Reports, 1975-1978
Contains 941 forms, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return, and Texas Employment Commission Employer's Quarterly Report for 1972-1974 filed by the local.
9 Federal Unemployment Tax Return, Annual, 1975-1978
Contains 940 forms filed by the local.
10 Income Tax Returns, 1974/75-1976/77.
Contains 990 forms, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, filed by the local with the IRS.
11 Labor Organization Annual Reports, 1974/75-1976/77
Contains LM-2 forms filed by the local with the U.S. Department of Labor.
12 Monthly Reports, October, 1974-December, 1978
Contains monthly reports of the local's revenue and expenditures.
Subseries C. CWA, Local 12201 Topical Files, 1975-1986, undated
0.65 linear ft. (29 folders),
Box Folder
4 13 Annual Convention, 45th, 1983
Contains one pamphlet with the schedule of events.
14 Annual Convention, 48th, Resolutions Committee, 1986
Contains correspondence/memorandum sent to committee members regarding proposed resolutions. Ms. Pat Crowe served on the committee. Includes an index and galley proofs of resolutions submitted to the convention.
15 Bargaining, 1983
Contains correspondence and booklets: Items Reviewed by Bargaining Committee, St. Louis, Missouri, April 13-15, 1983; Directory Items, Items Reviewed by Bargaining Committee, St. Louis, Missouri; 1983 Union Proposals, Communications Workers of America District #6 and District #12 Presented to Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, May 19, 1983; and 1983 Bell System Bargaining Council, Resolution.
16 Bargaining, AT&T, 1983-1985
Contains correspondence with attachments and the agenda of the first meeting of the CWA/AT&T Information Systems Bargaining Council in March 1985.
17 Bargaining, Local Final Report, 1980
Contains an "index to the report" (one leaf), and a table for cost of living increases for 1981 (two leaves). The index lists the benefits included in the bargaining and sometimes the agreement reached.
18 Branding, 1984
Contains one letter expressing concern about managers' lack of uniformity in branding, and a list of operators who "branded below 80% of their evaluative opportunities."
19 Chief Stewards and Committee Members, undated
Contains lists with names, phone numbers, and often addresses. The committees listed are Building, Bylaws, Community Service, Education, Election, Finance, Legislative, Public Relations, Recreation, and Women's Affairs.
20 Coffee Break Documents, 1983
Contains a letter with enclosures that include copies of documents from 1958, 1973, and 1983 regarding coffee breaks.
21 Coin Collectors, 1982-1983, undated
Contains correspondence/memoranda regarding an arbitration case filed because of the vacation schedule for coin collectors. Also has an undated list of duties and procedures intended for coin collectors to read and sign.
Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence/Memoranda, 1980-May, 1983
Contains communications sent to officers in locals of District 12. Many memoranda are from Paul Gray's office. Mr. Gray was the Vice President of District 12. Some correspondence is from the national CWA office. Subjects include job titles, assigned overtime, bargaining, and grievances. Included are some financial statements and a revised AT&T code of conduct booklet.
2 Correspondence/Memoranda, June 1983-February 1985
Contains communications sent to officers in locals of District 12. They are primarily from the office of L. D. Magee, the Vice President of District 12. The topics include filling job vacancies, financial matters, "scabs," COPE, reassigning employees, arbitration, and training.
3 Correspondence/Memoranda, AT&T-IS, 1981-1985
Contains CWA and AT&T communications to officers in locals of District 12. Topics include benefits to temporary employees, bargaining, concessions to retirees, "force management" to reassign employees, a new medical department, and phone center stores.
4 Grievances, AT&T-C (Communications) (other than operator services), 1984
Contains two memoranda from District 12 to officers of locals.
5 Grievances, Fact Sheets, 1982-1984, undated
Contains completed "fact sheet" forms registering various grievances, including observation practices and schedule changes. Includes a blank observation form, a list with names and phone numbers, and a list with names and possibly seniority numbers.
6 Grievances, General, 1981, 1983-1984, undated
Contains correspondence and memoranda regarding benefits, procedures for handling grievances, and operator monitoring.
7 Grievances, Operators' Change of Hours, 1983, undated
Contains nine complaints from operators, a group assignment list, and a list of new hours.
8 Holt, Tom, Secretary/Treasurer, 1981-1984, undated
Contains correspondence/memoranda related to Holt's leaves of absence in 1981 and 1982; changes in health coverage; grievances about quality of "work life" and inconsistent pay periods; organizing; and an American Express quarterly management report for 1985. Also contains photocopies of a 1972 Travel and Transportation Table for Fort Worth exchange area and a blank form for community services assistance.
9 Job Vacancy Selection, 1985
Contains one letter with a Job Vacancy Selection Report dated March 25, 1985, and an Anticipated Job Vacancies Report for May through July 1985.
10 Leadership Conference, First, approximately 1982
Contains printed notes of the conference about handling grievances and learning guidelines for understanding contracts.
11 Leadership Conference, Second, approximately 1982
Contains handwritten notes of the "Opinion and Award" of mock arbitration and printed notes of the conference about arbitration.
12 Organizing, 1984, undated
Contains correspondence/memoranda with membership development reports and the pamphlet CWA Internal Organizing.
13 Restructure of CWA, 1984
Contains agenda of District 12 Special Meeting June 29 and eleven typed pages of questions and answers about the restructuring. Also has the June 1984, issue of CWA on the Issues.
14 Safety, AT&T Communications, 1985
Contains memoranda with minutes of a Safety Advisory Committee meeting expressing concern about the safety of a chemical stripper and the response from Bell Laboratories.
15 Safety, General, 1975-1985, undated
Contains various items from 1975, 1980, 1983, and 1985, including memoranda about occupational safety and eleven CWA Fact Sheets about topics such as asbestos, cathode ray tubes, and solvents. Also has one OSHA report citing hazards at a Southwestern Bell Telephone location in Fort Worth.
16 Safety, Radiofrequency and Laser Radiation, approximately 1976
Contains a 112 page report by Paul Brodeur titled The Health Hazards of Radiofrequency, Microwave, and Laser Radiation.
17 Southwestern Bell and AT&T Organization, 1981-1985
Contains lists of employees by units, a 1981 Southwestern Bell report on the company's change in organization structure, 1984 charts showing the organization of AT&T Information Systems, and a 1985 memorandum with charts of Southwestern Bell's structure.
18 Tax Liability, 1979-1981
Contains three memoranda sent by the national secretary/treasurer of CWA regarding income taxes.
19 Testing Employees, 1982
Contains memoranda regarding a change in the Electronic Systems test required for three electronic oriented craft positions.
20 Traffic Department, 1980-1983, undated
Contains primarily statistics and correspondence/memoranda about operator evaluations and job pressure caused by strict requirements for operators.
Subseries D. CWA, Local 12201 Printed Material, 1977-1986, undated
0.44 linear ft. (16 folders),
Box Folder
6 1 Agreements and Contracts with AT&T, 1983-1984
Contains 1983 agreement with AT&T Information Systems (AT&T-IS), 1983 Issues I Agreement Wage Schedules and Special City Allowance. Also contains the 1983 contract for the AT&T Long Lines Department and a 1983 Issue I appendices nine through thirteen for the contract and wage progression schedule for the combined departments effective in 1984.
2 Agreements and Contracts with Universal Blueprint Paper Company, 1982, 1985
3 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Benefit Agreements, 1983
4 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Departments (Combined), 1977, 1980, 1985
5 Agreements with Southwestern Bell, Settlement Guide, 1980
Contains a sixty page booklet published by the CWA.
6 Agreements, Miscellaneous, 1983
Contains an agreement between the Union of Telephone Workers and the New York Telephone Company.
7 Bylaws, 1984
Contains a printed pamphlet with the bylaws for Local 12201.
8 CWA Constitution, 1984
9 CWA Publications, 1979-1986
Contains a brochure for the Joseph A. Beirne Community Services Award for United Way involvement, 1979; a pamphlet titled CWA Security '83, A Message From Your Union, 1983; and two issues of CWA News, December 1985, and January 1986.
10 Cross Talk, 1983
Contains the July issue (v.6, no.7) of the newsletter for Local 12201.
11 Southwestern Bell Affirmative Action, approximately 1979
Contains a sixty-five page booklet titled It's Your Move describing Southwestern Bell's affirmative action program.
12 Southwestern Bell Benefits, 1981, undated
Contains five booklets about separate topics, including life insurance, disability benefits, and the pension plan.
13 Southwestern Bell Directory of Retired Employees, 1980
14 Workers' Compensation Law, Texas, 1985



 

Series V. CWA, Local 6201, 1985-1996, undated (bulk 1986-1990).
1.92 linear ft. (54 folders)

Subseries A. CWA, Local 6201 Topical Files, 1985-1996, undated
1.48 linear ft (40 folders),
Box Folder
7 1 AFL-CIO, 1987, 1996, undated
Contains a few memoranda; the Minutes of District 6 Texas AFL-CIO State Convention CWA Caucus for August 11 and 14, 1987; a 1996 statement of the AFL-CIO Executive Council; and an undated brochure titled This is the Texas AFL-CIO.
2 Annual Convention, 49th , Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1987
Contains the newsletter Convention News dated July 29, 1987, a schedule brochure, an In Memoriam brochure, and a handout publicizing a boycott of grapes.
3 Annual Convention, 49th, Resolutions Committee, 1987
Contains correspondence/memoranda sent to committee members regarding proposed resolutions. Ms. Pat Crowe served as chairman of the committee.
4 Annual Convention, 50th, 1988
Contains miscellaneous memoranda about various subjects, including electing a bargaining committee for negotiations with Southwestern Bell, supporting pending legislation favorable to parental leave and childcare, and life insurance. Includes a copy of the CWA financial statement dated December 31, 1987. Also contains Convention News for August 30 and 31, 1988, the CWA News for September 1988, an In Memoriam brochure, and the CWA 50th anniversary calendar.
5 Annual Convention, 52nd, 1990
Contains memoranda regarding the convention, a schedule of events brochure, handouts from the convention, an issue of Capital Comments dated June 11, 1990, an issue of CWA News dated June 1990, and an In Memoriam brochure.
6 Annual Meeting District 6, 1989, undated
Contains the contents of a prepared folder with the agenda, twelve biographical sketches, the Permanent Rules Governing the Conduct of CWA District 6 Meetings, a voting list for the convention, lists of staff assignments and committees. Also has a CWA Occupational Safety & Health Fact Sheet #5: Visual Display Terminal/Cathode Ray Tube Operators & the Workplace.
7 Bargaining, AT&T, 1986
Contains memoranda from the CWA national office, District 6, and Local 6201 regarding negotiating a new contract and the strike that preceded a settlement. It includes reports from picketers hit by cars on June 5, a "stand up for justice" poster, and 1986 ATTIS Bargaining Proposals.
8 Bargaining, AT&T Company Counter Proposal, 1986
Contains pages of a Company Counter Proposal dated June 1986.
9 Bargaining, AT&T, Reports, 1986
Contains computer printouts of ATTCOM and ATTIS Bargaining Messages.
10 Bargaining, AT&T, Wage Schedules, 1986
Contains charts of wage schedules by job title and city.
Box Folder
8 1 Bargaining, AT&T-IS, 1989, undated
Contains computer printouts of message dated May 27-31 from the CWA/IBEW Unity Network regarding a national settlement with AT&T. Includes the CWA News for March 1989, Cross Talk June 1989 v.10, no.6, printed Final Bargaining Reports 1989 between CWA and AT&T, and handwritten notes from workshops regarding OSPS and "mobilization."
2 Bargaining, Southwestern Bell, 1986, undated
Contains memoranda regarding the 1986 district negotiations, and handling local defense fund bank accounts. Also has a picket roster dated August 10, undated company proposals and issues of the CWA Negotiating Report, which tracked the status of negotiations. The report for October 9 includes the addendum to the 1986 settlement agreement. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company operated in the states that composed District 6: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
3 Bargaining, Southwestern Bell Bargaining Council Meeting, 1989
Contains an indexed notebook from the meeting that includes rules of the council meetings; bargaining schedules; a membership report; Southwestern Bell "financial highlights;" and proposals for wages, health care, employment security, family care, working conditions, and pensions.
4 Bargaining, Southwestern Bell, District 6 Committee, 1986
Contains a booklet for the District 6 Bargaining Committee to review May 19-21, 1986, and a booklet of the proposals District 6 presented to Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in June 1986.
5 Bargaining, Southwestern Bell, Reports, 1986
Contains computer printouts of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Negotiations Report.
6 Bowling, 1988, 1990
Contains a list of 1988 Southwestern Bell Telephone Bowling League standings with a schedule, and a1990 Bowl for Kids Sake certificate from Big Brothers and Sisters.
7 Communications and Technologies Operations Unit Meeting, 1990
Contains the agenda, newsletters, brochures, and copies of correspondence related to the topics of the meeting. The topics include AT&T's "direction", the union defense fund, force adjustment, the AT&T Transfer System (ATS), and contract negotiating. Includes handwritten notes probably taken by Pat Crowe.
8 COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention, 1987
Contains the Texas AFL-CIO Constitution 1987, a program from the convention, reports from the secretary/treasurer and president of the Texas AFL-CIO, committee recommendations, two lists of roll call votes, list of candidates for March 13 primary, campaign material from candidates, and news articles regarding the candidates and the convention. None of the three Democratic candidates for Governor of Texas received enough votes for endorsement by the AFL-CIO.
9 Correspondence/Memoranda, 1986-1990
Contains communications on topics that include travel expenses, COLA (Cost of living adjustments), wage increases, revised job descriptions, and pensions.
10 Defense Fund, 1986
Contains four leaves titled Defense Fund Guidelines.
11 Directory of District 6 Officers and Staff, 1986-1988
Contains loose-leaf pages with the names, addresses and phone numbers of the officers of the district and the locals.
Box Folder
9 1 Force Imbalance Statistics, AT&T-IS, 1987
Contains information about which geographic areas actually have more technicians than necessary and lists of employee names with titles, location of work, and their seniority ranking.
2 Jurisdictional Disputes, 1988
Contains a decision on a dispute between CWA Locals 2108 and 2350, and an interim procedure for a dispute between CWA Locals 6321 and 6326, and interim procedure for a dispute between CWA Locals13000 and 13550.
3 Labor/Management Cooperation Resources, 1986-1988
Contains pamphlets requested from a speaker at a workshop on labor/management cooperation. Includes Labor Management Cooperation Brief published by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Labor Compact of Members of Local 175 UWUA AFL-CIO and Dayton Power and Light Company, and Innovations in Sunbelt Collective Bargaining written by Thomas J. Manley and John R. Stepp.
4 Labor/Management Regional Conference, 1988
Contains a schedule, notes, printed brochures from a workshop at Denton sponsored by the Labor and Industrial Relations Institute at North Texas State University, The Western Region of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the Bureau of Labor Management Cooperation.
5 Legislation, General, 1985-1990
Contains primarily material from 1987 including correspondence/memoranda from the national CWA office, from the Texas AFL-CIO, and CWA District 6. The communications are about state and national legislation on various topics, including job security, a union bank in Texas, telephone companies, and foreign policy.
6 Mediation Manual, undated
Contains loose-leaf pages of a thirty page manual with instructions for resolving grievances for mutual satisfaction.
7 Monitoring in the Workplace, 1987-approximately 1990, undated
Contains correspondence/memoranda, CWA Fact Sheets regarding secret monitoring, information about legislation to outlaw such monitoring, and photocopies of a Don't Bug Me kit. Also includes CWA Occupational Safety & Health Fact Sheet #21: Occupational Stress & the Workplace.
8 Monitoring in the Workplace, Legislation, 1987
Contains correspondence/memoranda concerning legislation to outlaw secret monitoring of employees. Includes a photocopy of an article Monitoring on the Job and training material for canvassers.
9 Operator Services Position System (OSPS), 1987-1990
Contains memoranda regarding OSPS and how this new technology would impact AT&T telephone operators.
10 Participative Management, 1986-1990, undated
Contains memoranda, minutes, handwritten notes taken at meetings, and an agenda for a meeting October 10, 1986, regarding the Fort Worth pilot program. Fort Worth was a pilot city for changing from the Quality of Worklife (QWL) program to the Participative Management plan. Also contains the June 1988 issue of The Team Communicator.
11 Participative Management Examples, 1986
Contains several forms documenting suggestions from employees, whether the suggestions were implemented or not, and the date the employee was notified of the decision.
12 Participative Management Pilot Interview Summary, 1987
Contains summaries of interviews conducted to learn the "attitudes toward and the impact of" the project from the people involved in it.
13 Participative Management Session, 1987
Contains pages prepared for a meeting to explain how participative management was being implemented as the next "generation" of the Quality of Work Life program.
Box Folder
10 1 Participative Management Summaries, 1986
Contains a loose-leaf manual with summaries of barriers and characteristics of participative environment at different levels. It includes an index.
2 Political Information, 1990
Contains the following titles: Let's Make It Happen! A Handbook for Union Political Action by the Texas AFL-CIO in 1990, Texas Democratic Party in Convention, June 1990 at Fort Worth.
3 President's Conference, 1987
Contains two letters and a ballot related to the Texas Local Presidents' Conference.
4 Southwestern Bell Job Vacancy Manual (Sections 1-5), 1987
Contains a manual prepared by Southwestern Bell with instruction and procedures for handling employees' requests for transfer to other positions, copies of qualification tests, and "job briefs" describing job responsibilities.
5 Southwestern Bell Job Vacancy Manual (Sections 6-7), 1987
6 Southwestern Bell Supervisor's Manual, 1986
Contains instructions for supervisors dated October 1986.
Subseries B. CWA, Local 6201 Printed Material, 1986-1992
0.44 linear ft. (14 folders),
Box Folder
10 7 Agreements and Contracts with AT&T, 1986-1992
Contains an agreement with AT&T-IS and a contract with AT&T Communications, both dated 1986.
8 Agreements and Contracts with AT&T, 1987-1989, 1992
Contains a 1987 Issue 2 Contract Between AT&T Communications and Communications Workers of America, Appendices 5-10 and a 1988 Issue 3 Contract Between AT&T Communications and Communications Workers of America, Appendices 5-10. Also contains a 1989 Appendix 4 of the agreement between "certain business units and divisions" of AT&T and CWA, and the 1992 agreement between "certain business units and divisions" of AT&T and CWA.
Box Folder
11 1 Agreements with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, 1988-1989
Contains wage progression schedule for the combined departments for 1985. Also contains the Articles of Agreement for 1988 and 1989.
2 Agreements with Universal Blueprint Paper Company, 1988, 1991
3 Benefits, Southwestern Bell, 1989
Contains a summary of benefit plans published by the telephone company.
4 Bylaws, CWA Local 6201, 1988, 1990
5 Capital Comments, 1987
Contains photocopies of seven issues of the monthly national newsletter about national legislation.
6 CWA News, 1986-1990
Contains seventeen issues of the monthly national newsletter, primarily from 1987.
7 CWA Newsletter, 1987
Contains photocopies of twelve issues of this national newsletter, which seems to have been published weekly.
8 Legislative Look Out, 1986-1987
Contains two issues of this state newsletter regarding legislation and elections, and includes a legislative directory.
9 Newsletters, Miscellaneous, 1987-1990
Contains six newsletters, including two issues of AFL-CIO News (1987, 1990), one issue of CWA Alert (1988), and one Journeys (1990).
10 Newsline, 1986-1987
Contains eleven issues of this District 6 monthly newsletter.
11 Texas AFL-CIO Capitol Report, 1987
Contains five issues of this state newsletter about legislation.
12 Texas AFL-CIO Labor News, 1987
Contains three issues of this monthly state newsletter.