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United Food & Commercial Workers Union of America, Local 204 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L2003-13

Scope and Contents of the Records

United Food & Commercial Workers Union of America, Local 204 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records, 1976-1996, consist of grievances, contract negotiations, office files, newspaper clippings, NLRB cases, legal files, and financial records. Almost all of these materials concern Local 204's work to represent workers at Harris-Teeter Grocery stores in North Carolina. Many of these files were retained by Local 204 to assist them in representing members from the newly absorbed Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.).

Dates

  • 1976-1996

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

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

Historical Note

The UFCW was created through the merger of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMCBW) union and Retail Clerks International Union (RCIU), following the new union's founding convention in June 1979. William H. Wynn, president of the RCIU and one of the designers of the merger, became president of UFCW at the time of its founding. The merger created the largest union affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The UFCW continued to expand both by organizing and merging with several smaller unions between 1980 and 1998.

UFCW Local 204 was originally based in Charlotte, N.C., before moving to Winston-Salem. Local 204 primarily represents the interests of grocery store and nursing home employees. In 1986, Local 204 absorbed Local 525 from Asheville. Local 525 began as a part of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of America, and in 1960-1961 had absorbed most of the smaller locals throughout North Carolina, creating a large union that divided the state into 8 districts. Local 525 continued to represent its members who worked in the poultry industry, grocery stores, and meat packing over a large geographic area until 1986.

Throughout the time period represented by these materials, Local 204 was led by Eileen Hanson.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (in 7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

United Food & Commercial Workers Union of America, Local 204 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) records, 1976-1996, consist of grievances, contract negotiations, office files, newspaper clippings, NLRB cases, legal files, and financial records. UFCW Local 204 was based in Charlotte, North Carolina, before moving to Winston-Salem and primarily represents the interests of grocery store and nursing home employees.

Off-site storage

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

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 UFCW Local 204, September 2003.

Related Materials

Related Materials in this Repository

  1. United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) records, 1944-1986 (L1986-22)
  2. United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 204 (Charlotte, N.C.) records, 1977-1994 (L1996-13)
  3. Meat workers contracts collection, 1951-1976 (L-contracts_AMCBW)

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hal Hansen, November 2019. This collection has received basic processing attention, with minimal re-foldering. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are based on those provided by the creator. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
Title
United Food & Commercial Workers Union of America, Local 204 (Winston-Salem, N.C.):
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library, Atlanta, Georgia
Status
Completed
Author
Hal Hansen
Date
November 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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