University of Texas Arlington

Labor Agreements, Constitutions, and By-laws Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Title: Labor Agreements, Constitutions, and By-laws Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1902-1992
Abstract: The majority of this artificial collection consists of constitutions and agreements for the International Longshoremen Association. The International Longshoremen Association, formed in 1892 along the Great lakes, is the largest union of maritime workers in North America. This collection also contains constitutions and agreements for additional unions, including the AFL-CIO, Building and Construction Trades department of the AFL-CIO, Laborers International Union of North America, Office and Professional Employees International Union, Communications Workers of America, Plumbers and Steamfitters of the United Association, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, International Union United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, United Cement, Lime, and Gypsum Workers International Union, and United Plant Guard Workers of America.
Identification: Unprocessed mss.2009-75
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 International Longshoremen Association, formed in 1892 along the Great lakes, is the largest union of maritime workers in North America. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, AFL-CIO, was formed by the merger of the AFL and CIO in 1955. Laborers’ International Union of North America was founded in 1903 as the International Hod Carriers and Building Laborers Union. The Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945. The Communications Workers of America, or CWA, was founded in 1947. The United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters was founded in 1889 and is now known as the United Association, or UA, which is short for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada. The Sheet Metal Workers International Association, or SMWIA, was founded in 1888 as the Tin, Sheet Iron, and Cornice Workers International Association. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, also known as the United Auto Workers, or UAW, was founded in 1935. The United Cement, Lime, and Gypsum Workers International Union is now the Cement, Lime, and Gypsum and Allied Workers Division of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. The United Plant Guard Workers of America, formed in 1948 is now known as the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America.


Scope and Contents

The majority of this artificial collection contains constitutions and agreements for the International Longshoremen Association. Additional unions included are AFL-CIO, Building and Construction Trades department of the AFL-CIO, Laborers International Union of North America, Office and Professional Employees International Union, Communications Workers of America, Plumbers and Steamfitters of the United Association, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, International Union United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, United Cement, Lime, and Gypsum Workers International Union, and United Plant Guard Workers of America.


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

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Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

Labor Agreements, Constitutions, and By-laws Collection, Unprocessed mss. 2009-75, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Legacy, Unknown date.

Accessioned as number 2009-75.


 Note to the Researcher 

This is an artificial collection with unknown provenance.