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Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101 (East Point, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-79

Scope and Content of the Records

The material consists of records of the Local 101 (East Point, Ga.) of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada (GBBA) from 1953-1992. The records reflect the union's relationship with its principal employer, the Owens-Illinois Company's East Point, Georgia, plant. Includes correspondence (1953-1977) between local President James Wilson and the national union's Area Director, Joseph Cordery; Owens-Illinois's Industrial Relations Director, Jim Hochuli; and GBBA International Representative, Joseph Pitts. Of particular interest is correspondence pertaining to the nationwide strike against the Glass Manufacturers Institute in 1968 that was mediated by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Other records include minutes (1953-1975); records relating to arbitration (1958-1981) and grievances (1958-1992); union and company contract proposals (1967-1977); legal documents relating mainly to litigation between the local and Owens-Illinois; and financial records. Subject files include apprenticeship standards as well as some correspondence related to apprenticeship programs and general information relating to the daily operation of the Local 101.

Dates

  • 1953-1992

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.

Historical Note

The Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada (GBBA) organized in 1868 as the Independent Druggist Ware Glass Blowers' League. In 1895, the union adopted the GBBA name and affiliated with the AFL in 1899. Later, GBBA merged with the International Brotherhood of Pottery and Allied Workers into the Glass, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union (1982), which subsequently became the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers International Union (1988).

Local 101 represented workers at the Owens-Illinois Company plant in East Point.

Extent

10.25 Linear Feet (in 22 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada (GBBA), Local 101 (East Point, Ga.), 1953-1992, largely reflect the local's relationship with its principal employer, the Owens-Illinois Company plant in East Point. Contains eight series: Administrative, Contracts, Correspondence, Financial documents, Grievances, Legal documents, Minutes, and Subject files.

Acquisition Information

Donated by James H. Wilson, President Local 101 (East Point, Ga.), 1972-1984.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For contracts, see the Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada contracts collection finding aid. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For pamphlets, Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For Constitutions and bylaws or proceedings, consult archivist.

Separated to Contracts and agreements Collection

  1. Georgia, Atlanta Local 101, [L1972-79], 1957-1959
  2. Georgia, Atlanta Local 101, [L1978-02], undated
  3. GBBA, [L1972-79], 1950,1954,1957,1960,1962,1965,1968,1970
  4. GBBA Union Shop, [L1974; L1975-25], 1968
  5. GBBA of the United States and Canada and Owens-Illinois, Inc. (Production and maintenance), [L1977-10], undated
  6. GGBA, international, [1978-2], 1970, 1974
  7. GBBA, West coast, [L1978-02], 1974
  8. Maryland, Baltimore Locals 9, 30, 33, 56, [L1972-79], 1960
  9. Pennsylvania, Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties Locals 27 and 77, [L1972-79], 1956

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Georgia, Atlanta Local 101, [L1978-02], 1971
  2. Georgia, Atlanta Local 101, [L1972-79], undated
  3. Georgia, GBBA, Local 101,[L1977-10], July 10, 1974
  4. GBBA, [L1972-79], 1957
  5. GBBA, International, [L1978-02], 1969; 1973

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. GBBA, Horizon, November, 1963-1972 [L1972-79]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. 7 pamphlets concerning [L1972-79]: wages, Taft-Hartley Law, legislation, labor, history, shop steward duties, retirement, glass recycling
  2. 4 pamphlets concerning [L1978-02]: the Fair Labor Standards Act, history of the Glass Bottles Blowers; and Ritual

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. GBBA, Georgia State Federation of Labor proceedings [L1972-79], (265 leaves) 1964
  2. GBBA proceedings [L1978-02],1969,1973,1977

Processing Information

L1972-79 and 1973-07 inventoried by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, 1972 and 1973. L1974-20 and L1975-25 inventoried at the file level, November 1975. L1977-10 inventoried by Mary Froelich at the file level, August 1977. L1978-02 and L1978-30 inventoried by Alice Gernazian at the file level, January 1979. L1981-13 and L1984-32 inventoried by Amanda Brown at the file level, August 2007. All accessions rehoused and combined into single finding aid by Hilary Morrish, December 2007.
Title
Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101 (East Point, Georgia) [L1972-79]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
December 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • March 2006: Electronic finding aid created by William Hardesty.
  • 2007: EAD revised by Hilary Morrish.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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