Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract: Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.) was chartered in 1946. Its records, 1960s-1970s, consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions, and other printed items. Ralph Meers, longtime president of the local, created some of the files.
Abstract: The records of Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (1954-1972), consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions and other printed materials.
Abstract The records of Graphic Communications International Union, Local 527-S (Atlanta, Georgia) document negotiations, contracts and agreements, proposals, settlements, grievances, and arbitrations, 1970s-2000s. The records represent activities throughout the southeast and relations with assorted businesses and government organizations.
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Traci Drummond: Meers begins the interview by reminiscing fondly of growing up in rural Georgia to a farmer and sawmiller father and a boarder and homemaker mother. He describes in depth his first experiences and culture shock in moving to a boarding house in Atlanta and beginning work at the Atlanta Paper Company. Though he was initially pleased with the APC, he noticed the anti-union sentiment pervading the management when organizers began circulating information and...
Dates: October 5 and 22, 2010