University of Texas Arlington

Tarrant County Central Labor Council Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: AFL-CIO. Tarrant County Central Labor Council.
Title: Tarrant County Central Labor Council Records
Dates: 1953-1988
Abstract: The Tarrant County Central Labor Council served as a central organizing body to coordinate the activities of the labor unions in Tarrant County, Texas. The collection contains two manuscript boxes of files from the office of the Tarrant County Central Labor Council. Records contain correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and printed material. Memoranda and minutes of regular and executive board meetings of the Tarrant County Central Labor Council are included, 1976-1985. Other materials are pamphlets on right-to-work laws, booklets on labor history, wage rate schedules, rules handbooks, labor law brochures, AFL-CIO leaflets and brochures, manuals, resolutions, and miscellaneous printed materials, 1953-1983.
Identification: AR412
Extent: 2 boxes (0.83 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The Tarrant County Central Labor Council served as a central organizing body to coordinate the activities of the labor unions in Tarrant County, Texas. The body was created on August 15, 1957 by the merger of the AFL-affiliated Fort Worth Trades Assembly and the CIO-affiliated Tarrant County Industrial Union Council.


Scope and Contents

Records contain correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and printed material. Memoranda and minutes of regular and executive board meetings of the Tarrant County Central Labor Council are included, 1976-1985. Other materials are pamphlets on right-to-work laws, booklets on labor history, wage rate schedules, rules handbooks, labor law brochures, AFL-CIO leaflets and brochures, manuals, resolutions, and miscellaneous printed materials, 1953-1983. Correspondence is with Nicholas Kurko, Director Region 17, 1966-1983; the Office and Professional Employees International Union Welfare Plan, 1964-1988; the Texas Senior Citizens Association, 1977-1983; and the Union Optical Company, 1978-1981.


Organization

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to subject.

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
AFL-CIO. Tarrant County Central Labor Council--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Fort Worth--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR2: Fort Worth Trades Assembly Records, 1901-1957

AR3: Tarrant County Industrial Union Council-CIO Records, 1950-1957

AR4: Tarrant County Central Labor Council Records, 1956-1971

AR237: Tarrant County Central Labor Council Records, 1957-1976


Administrative Information

Citation

Tarrant County Central Labor Council Records, AR404, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1989.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 AFL-CIO - Leaflets, brochures, 1956, 1957, 1964-1969, 1978, n.d.
2 Central Bodies - Rules, handbook, 1956, 1963-1965, n.d.
3 International Union of Operating Engineers - Decisions and Opinions, magazine, 1955, 1963
4 Kurko, Nicholas (Director, Region 17) - Correspondence, memoranda, 1966-1983
5 Labor History - Booklets, 1968, 1972-1979, 1983, n.d.
6 Labor Law - Brochures, 1963, 1977
7 Manuals, 1972, n.d.
8 Memoranda, 1976, 1977
9 Memoranda, 1978, 1979
10 Memoranda, 1980, 1981
11 Memoranda, 1982
12 Memoranda (Including Constitutional Amendments), 1983
13 Memoranda, 1984
14 Memoranda, 1985
15 Minutes (Executive Board), 1976, 1977
16 Minutes (Executive Board), 1978, 1979
17 Minutes (Executive Board), 1980, 1981
18 Minutes (Executive Board), 1982, 1983
19 Minutes (Executive Board), 1984, 1985
Box Folder
2 1 Minutes (Regular), 1976, 1977
2 Minutes (Regular), 1978, 1979
3 Minutes (Regular), 1980, 1981
4 Minutes (Regular), 1982, 1983
5 Minutes (Regular), 1984, 1985
6 Miscellaneous Booklets, 1953, n.d.
7 Office and Professional Employees International Union Welfare Plan - Correspondence, plans, 1964-1988, n.d.
8 Resolutions, 1958, 1961-1969, 1971-1975, n.d.
9 Right-to-Work Law - Booklets, 1957, 1958, 1977
10 Texas AFL-CIO - Brochures, 1957, 1981, n.d.
11 Texas Senior Citizens Association - Correspondence, newspaper clippings, statements, legislative reports, the living will, contract, newsletter, conference on aging platform, news release, directive to physicians, resolutions, questionnaires, 1977-1983
12 Union Optical Company - Price list, correspondence, identification card, 1978, 1979, 1981, n.d.
13 Wage Rates - NLRB rules and regulation, constitution by-laws, agreements, correspondence, contracts, 1951, 1953, 1957, 1958