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United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America, Local 12 (East Gadsden, Ala.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1992-06

Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America, Local 12 (East Gadsden, Ala.) primarily contains printed material, circa 1930s-1980s. The records include pamphlets and newspaper clippings regarding Local 12's history, Goodyear policy committee records, agreements and settlements with Goodyear, an AFL-CIO Steward Manual, general union manuals, the 1987 URW constitution, general correspondence, pension conference documents, OSHA and EPA documentation, materials from Edward Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign, notes from the 32nd URW Officers Convention, a URW Newsletter, and general union organization materials.

Dates

  • 1930s-1980s

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note about United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America, Local 12 (East Gadsden, Ala.)

Incorporated in 1935, the United Rubber Workers of America (URW) acted as a CIO-affiliated union representing the interests of rubber workers throughout the country. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant in East Gadsden, Alabama, had opened in 1929. After a decade of organizing efforts, often met with violent opposition, URW Local 12 was chartered and won a vote to represent the plant's workers in 1943. In 1945, the national changed its official name to United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America. The URW merged into the larger United Steelworkers of America (USWA) in 1995 and the local was redesignated USWA Local 12L.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Chartered in 1943, United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America, Local 12 (East Gadsden, Ala.) represented workers at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant there. The records contain pamphlets and newspaper clippings regarding Local 12's history, Goodyear policy committee records, agreements and settlements with Goodyear, manuals, general correspondence, and other printed material.

Off Site Storage

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America, Local 12 (East Gadsden, Ala.), courtesy of J.R. Countryman, February 1992.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America, Local 12 (East Gadsden, Ala.) records, 1943-1974 (L1980-32)

Processing Information

Processed by John Thompson at the box level, Fall 2013.
Title
United Rubber Workers of Americam Local 12 (East Gadsden, Ala.) [accession L1992-06]:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
Fall 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • Fall 2014: Finding aid created by John Thompson.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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