Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.) records
Scope and Content of the Records
The records of the Retail Clerks International Union, Local 1063, 1947-1974, consist of a ledger of membership dues, a cash book of receipts and expenses, a minute book, printed materials and photographs. The minutes (1962-1966) describe elections, membership participation in local and national conferences, negotiations with chain food stores, a boycott of Colgate-Palmolive products, and the Local's condemnation of company use of lie detector machines on employees. The arbitration cases (1978) consist of testimony pertaining to a grievance against the Kroger Company held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The collection also contains financial documents (1947-1949, 1953-1956) and printed material (1971-1974).
- Creation: 1947-1974, 1985, undated
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use. Arbitration files are restricted.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Historical Note about Retail Clerks International Union, Local 1063
Originally known as Retail Clerks National Protective Union, the Retail Clerks International Association was chartered by the American Federation of Labor in 1890. It existed as an independent entity until its 1979 merger with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union, which created the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
Retail Clerks International Union, Local 1063 was located in College Park, Georgia. There is some confusion as to whether this local is officially located in Atlanta or its suburb College Park, or whether it's official location switches over time.
0.8 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)
Language of Materials
The records of the Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063, 1947-1974, 1978, consist of a ledger of membership dues, a cash book of receipts and expenses, a book of minutes, testimony presented in an arbitration proceeding pertaining to a grievance against the Kroger Company and printed materials and photographs.
Collection donated by the Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.), courtesy of William N. Jenkins in 1974 [L1974-19] and 1979 [L1979-02]. Oral History Transcript [L1985-36] donated October 8, 1985.
The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.
During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For contracts, see the Retail Clerks International Association contracts collection finding aid. For consitutions and bylaws, consult archivist.
Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection
- 24 photographs of Local 1063 officers and others in conference and in Local's office, 1955-1974, undated
Separated to Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection
- Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.) Model Agreement, 1968
- Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.) Colonial Stores, 1973-1974
Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection
- Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.) Constitutions, 1963, 1967, undated
Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection
- Three (3) pamphlets concerning insurance fraud, pension fund
Processed by Karen Guertzman at the file level, 1975.
This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time. Multiple finding aids were combined into one collection guide.
- Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.):
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
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