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Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastic and Allied Workers Union records

 Collection
Identifier: L1994-01

Scope and Contents of the Records

Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastic and Allied Workers Union records collection circa 1979-circa 1988 [bulk 1983-1988] consists of documents arising from disputes between the International Molders and Allied Workers Union (IMAWU), now know as The Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union, and the Magic Chef Corporation (Cleveland, Tennessee). Documents include correspondence, case exhibit files, pleadings, motions, depositions, decisions, hearing transcripts, attorney's notes, briefs, and employee statements and interviews.

Dates

  • circa 1979-circa 1988
  • Majority of material found within 1983 - 1988

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

After a lengthy campaign, workers at the Magic Chef appliance plant in Cleveland, Tennessee, organized in 1979 as International Molders and Allied Workers Union (IMAWU) Local 48. In 1983, a contentious strike at the plant lasted for more than seven months. In its aftermath, the National Labor Relations Board found that Magic Chef illegally retaliated against pro-union employees.

The Maytag Corporation bought Magic Chef in 1986 and the brand has since been resold. In 1988, the IMAWU merged with the Glass, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union and became the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union.

Extent

23.75 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastic and Allied Workers Union (GMP) formed with the merger of the International Molders and Allied Workers Union (IMAWU) and the the Glass, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union in 1988. IMAWU had originated in 1859 as the Iron Molders' Union of North America, which was established in 1859.

A series of mergers led the union to change its name to the. In 1988, the Molders and Allied Workers merged with (GPPA) to create the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union (GMP).

Collection [bulk 1983-1988] consists of documents arising from disputes between the International Allied Worker's Union (IAWU), and the Magic Chef Corporation (Cleveland Tennessee). Documents include, correspondence, case exhibit files, pleadings, motions, depositions, decisions, hearing transcripts, attorney's notes, briefs, and employee statements and interviews.

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 the law firm of Kircher, Robinson, Cook, Newman and Welch, February 23, 1994.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Carley Henderson at the box level July, 2014. The finding aid was created using a box level inventory created at the time of accession. Some inaccuracies may be present.
Title
Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastic and Allied Workers Union:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Carly Henderson
Date
July 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • July 2014: Finding Aid created by Carley Henderson.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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