University of Texas Arlington

International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America.
Title: International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America Records
Dates: 1942-1973
Abstract: The National Union of the Brewers of the United States (later the International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America) was founded in Baltimore, Maryland on August 29, 1886. In 1941, the union was suspended from the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and merged with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1973. The items in this collection originate during the time period between the Brewers’ AFL suspension and their merger with the Teamsters, and include agreements, by-laws, constitutions, dues books, union cards, an authorization form, and several issues of a union magazine.
Identification: AR614
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The National Union of the Brewers of the United States was founded at its first convention in Baltimore, Maryland on August 29, 1886. The union began publishing its craft paper Brauer-Zeitung (later The Brewery Worker) on October 2, 1886. The union applied for membership in the newly-formed American Federation of Labor (AFL) that same year and was issued a charter on March 4, 1887.

At the second convention in Detroit in September 1887, the brewers changed the organization’s name to the National Union of United Brewery Workmen of the United States. In 1903, the organization changed its name again to the International Union of United Brewery Workmen of America. After a series of jurisdictional disputes with other unions over beer drivers, brewers had their AFL. charter revoked in 1907. The union continued to grow; its name changed again in 1917 to the International Union of United Brewery and Soft Drink Workers of America and again in 1920 to the International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal and Soft Drink Workers of America.

After being suspended from the AFL in 1941, the Brewery Workers affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Relations in July 1946. That same year, they changed their name again to the International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink and Distillery Workers of America. In 1973, the union merged with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Sources:

International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America. (1961). Union with a heart: 75 years of a great union, 1886-1961. Cincinnati, Ohio: The Union.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters. (2013). Brewery & soft drink. Retrieved from http://teamster.org/divisions/brewery-soft-drink.

Schlüter, H. (1910). The brewing industry and the brewery workers’ movement in America. New York: Burt Franklin.


Scope and Contents

The International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America Records collection is, with one exception, comprised of agreements, by-laws, constitutions, dues books, union cards, an authorization form, and several issues of a magazine related to said union. It also contains an agreement between Braniff Airways, Inc., and the International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, CIO.


Organization

The folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically therein.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America --Records and correspondence.
Braniff Airways--Records and correspondence.
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Brewery workers--Labor unions.
Brewery workers--Labor unions--Periodicals.
Brewery workers--Periodicals.
Brewing industry--Periodicals.
Collective labor agreements--Aeronautics--United States.
Airlines--Employees--Labor unions--United States.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR56: Mullinax, Wells Labor Case Records, 1945-1968

AR123: United States Office of Labor-Management and Welfare-Pension Reports Records, 1959-1975

PAM 3037: Union with a heart: 75 years of a great union, 1886-1961


Separated Material

Three duplicate union constitutions and by-laws booklets were deaccessioned from the collection.


Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Jim Holden of Arlington, Texas, 1988.

Citation

International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America Records, AR614, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1988. Accessioned as number 88-13.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Agreement, 1949
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Braniff Airways, Inc.
2 Agreements, 1956-1970
Local #159, Standard Brands Incorporated, 1956
Local #159, Standard Brands Incorporated, Part VII: Dallas, approximately 1956
Locals #10, 42, 109, 121, 159, 293, 317, & 370
Standard Brands Incorporated, 1970
3 The Brewery Worker, 1956
4 The Brewery Worker, 1957
5 The Brewery Worker, 1958-1968
6 By-Laws, 1945
Local #157
7 Constitutions, 1942-1971
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, and Soft Drink Workers of America, 1942
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink and Distillery Workers of America, 1952, 1956, 1961, & 1971
8 Membership Books, 1943-1944
Harry Herring, Local #157
Garrett E. Walling, Local #157
9 Membership Cards, 1949-1951
Leo Heyman, United Brewery Workers of America, CIO, 1949
Herry [sic] Herring, Yeast Workers Local #159, 1951
10 Printed Materials,
International Brotherhood of Teamsters