Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
The first part of this video is of an ACTWU press conference about the disputed vote over unionization that occurred at the Fieldcrest Cannon Mill in Kannapolis, N.C. The second part of this video is with the unidentified vice-president of the ACTWU local at Fieldcrest Cannon. He discusses the current drive for unionization within the context of previous attempts at unionization, how this campaign differs, and his beliefs about the union.
The first half of this video consists of a union rally by Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) members. The second half of the video consists of a press conference given by ACTWU to discuss the results of a inconclusive election that occurred at the Fieldcrest-Cannon plant in Kannapolis, N.C.
The collection consists of 16 agreements, 1977-1981, between various local unions of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union and manufacturers.
The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Joint Board collection contains grievance files, arbitration files, newspaper clippings, publications, meeting minutes, training manuals, contracts, negotiations, union-management meeting transcripts, and correspondence from 1963-1993.
The records consist of Local 1716 (Rome, Ga.) of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) of the United States from 1954-1988. The records reflect the union's relationship with the Textile Workers Union of America, (TWUA) Local 689, Local 1942 and other locals. Includes correspondence between the various local unions; minutes, records relating to arbitration and grievances; and union and company contract proposals.
The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks contains three scrapbooks of printed material, 1976-1991, when the union attempted to organize Cannon Mills (Kannapolis, N.C.). The scrapbooks cover textile industry issues such brown lung, the ACTWU's involvement in other mills, and Kannapolis' problems with illiteracy and crumbling infrastructure. The bulk of materials in the ACTWU vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks fall between 1976 and 1981.
Cleveland Walton, Clara Smith, Angie Rosner, Don Rodgers, Interviews and ACTWU local 1855 meeting, 22 July 1990
Walton and Smith discuss the attempts at unionization in the 1930s and how they impacted union organization in the 1990s. Rosner and Rodgers discuss the layout for a union newsletter. Rosner, Rodgers, Harris, Long, Gulligan, Roosevelt, Reese, and various other unidentified union members participate in a meeting discussing various events as well as the company's desire to go to on twelve hour shifts.
She discusses her union organizing efforts with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, wages, government support, and union efforts to obtain better working conditions.
The Georgia State AFL-CIO was created in 1957 by the merger of the Georgia State Industrial Union Council (CIO) and the Georgia Federation of Labor (AFL). The bulk of the records of the Georgia State AFL-CIO (1980s-1990s) consist of minutes, correspondence, campaign and political materials, convention materials, photographs, newsletters, VHS and cassette tapes.
Thornburgh, Wade, Rodgers, and Leper discuss how companies use footage of the textile workers' strike of 1934 as a way to convince employees not join the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), also discussed is the issue of race and union organizing.
Lucille Thornburgh, Roy Wade, Don Rodgers, Bill Winn, and Angie Rodgers Interviews, 29 December 1991
Thornburgh, Wade, Don Rodgers and an unidentified woman watch a newsreel of the funeral of strikers at Honea Path, S.C. and discuss these deaths and the textile workers' strike of 1934. Winn, Don Rodgers and Angie Rodgers discuss letters to Franklin Delano Roosevelt from cotton mill workers.
The National Planning Association (NPA) was established in 1934 to engage in research in policy formation for the United States private sector. The collection contains a photograph, press release, and correspondence related to the presentation of the NPA's Gold Medal Award to former Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) General President Murray Finley.
The North Carolina State Federation of Labor was organized in 1907 and held annual conventions until 1957. The North Carolina State AFL-CIO was then organized in 1958. The collection consists of administrative files, 1945, 1949-1981, and also includes material regarding the North Carolina gubernatorial campaign of Wilbur Hobby, president of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO.
In 1934, Southern textile workers took the lead in a nationwide strike that saw half a million workers walk off their jobs in the largest single-industry strike in the history of the United States. This finding aid describes the digitized oral history-style interviews available in Georiga State University Library's Digital Collections.
The Workers United, Southern Region Records consist of contracts, grievances, negotiation materials, correspondence, constitutions and videotapes, 1980-2013. Workers United grew out of a series of older textile workers unions including ILGWU, UNITE!, UNITE HERE, ACTWU, ACWU, and TWUA.
- Collection 12
- Archival Object 7
- Textile workers -- Labor unions 9
- Textile workers 5
- Industrial relations 4
- Kannapolis (N.C.) 4
- Textile industry 4
- Knoxville (Tenn.) 3
- Labor unions -- Organizing 3
- Strikes and lockouts -- Textile industry 3
- Collective bargaining -- Textile industry 2
- Columbus (Ga.) 2
- Georgia 2
- Labor union locals 2
- Labor unions 2
- Labor unions -- Political activity 2
- North Carolina 2
- Rome (Ga.) 2
- Southern States 2
- Strikes and lockouts 2
- Alabama 1
- Arbitration, Industrial 1
- Atlanta (Ga.) 1
- Awards 1
- Birmingham (Ala.) 1
- Boycotts 1
- Byssinosis 1
- Camilla (Ga.) 1
- Chattanooga (Tenn.) 1
- Civil rights movements 1
- Clothing factories 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Collective labor agreements -- Textile industry 1
- Equal rights amendments 1
- Fletcher (N.C.) 1
- Government employee unions 1
- Greenville (Tenn.) 1
- Guntersville (Ala.) 1
- Honea Path (S.C.) 1
- Journalists 1
- Labor leaders 1
- Labor unions -- Recognition 1
- Labor unions and education 1
- Lindale (Ga.) 1
- Maryville (Tenn.) 1
- Municipal officials and employees 1
- Municipal officials and employees -- Labor unions 1
- Phenix City (Ala.) 1
- Poultry industry 1
- Poultry industry -- Employees 1
- Race relations 1
- Roanoke Rapids (N.C.) 1
- Rossville (Ga.) 1
- Saint Louis (Mo.) 1
- Scotttsboro (Ala.) 1
- Tennessee 1
- Textile Workers' Strike, Southern States, 1934 1
- Virginia 1
- Voter registration 1
- Washington (D.C.) 1
- Women textile workers 1
- Working class -- Songs and music 1
- case files 1
- contracts 1
- correspondence 1
- minutes (administrative records) 1 ∧ less