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Communications Workers of America and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Agreements:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Communications Workers of America, Southwestern Division Number 20.Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
Title: Communications Workers of America and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Agreements
Inclusive Dates: 1937-1995
Abstract: The CWA, founded in 1947, and the Bell Co. have had an intertwined history. Originally part of AT&T, under the Bell System, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and the CWA negotiated many contracts, often with the use of strikes. They achieved their first nation-wide contract in 1974. The divestiture of AT&T in 1984 threatened to break-up the CWA. This collection is comprised of agreement books between the Communications Workers of America and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Identification: Unprocessed mss.2009-67
Extent: 2 boxes (0.8 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The CWA, founded in 1947, and the Bell Co. have had an intertwined history. Originally part of AT&T, under the Bell System, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and the CWA negotiated many contracts, often with the use of strikes. They achieved their first nation-wide contract in 1974. The divestiture of AT&T in 1984 threatened to break-up the CWA.


Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of agreement books between the Communications Workers of America and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.


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 and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company--Archives.
Communications Workers of America and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company--Records and correspondence.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

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Administrative Information

Citation

Communications Workers of America and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Agreements, Unprocessed mss. 2009-67, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, Unknown date.

Accessioned as number 2009-67.