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Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1974-30

Scope and Content of the Records

The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) Records, 1957-1974, consist of correspondence (1961-1973) with national union officials and among intra-union sections; Executive Board Minutes (1967-1973); financial documents (1962-1973) including statements, receipts, and salary payments; organizer's weekly reports (1968); and legal documents (1972). The bulk of the collection consists of company files (1957-1975) relating to various companies mainly in North Carolina holding union contracts, particularly Holly Farms, Rose Hill Poultry Companies, A & P Tea Company, B & B Poultry Company, Colonial Stores and Webster Foods, Inc. The collection also contains general files documenting the local's relationship with the AFL-CIO, the Asheville Central Labor Union, and the North Carolina Labor Council.

Dates

  • 1957-1975

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.

History of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.)

The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) were affiliated with the Meat, Food, and Allied Workers Union and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. It claimed jurisdiction over both wholesale and retail poultry workers in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (in 18 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) Records, 1957-1975, consist of correspondence, financial reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, National Labor Relations Board case material, and contracts illuminating the activities of Local 525 in its dealings with numerous companies, primarily in North Carolina.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John Jervis on June 3, 1974 (L1974-30) and December 1, 1975 (L1975-41).

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For contracts, see the Meat workers contracts collection finding aid. For constitutions and bylaws and proceedings, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, AFL-CIO, Executive Board Meeting, October 16-17, 1963
  2. North Carolina State AFL-CIO. Convention Report, 1970-1971
  3. North Carolina State AFL-CIO, Convention Resolutions, 1971
  4. North Carolina State AFL-CIO, Convention Resolutions, 1973
  5. North Carolina State AFL-CIO, Convention Resolutions, 1974

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. Forty-three (43) pamphlets concerning organizing, civil rights, the AFL-CIO, various industries, union affairs, youth and the job market, labor films, voter registration, political action, foreign policy, Taft-Hartley, labor-management cooperation, AFL-CIO Local Central Bodies, and pension funds.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-Laws Collection

  1. Amalgamated Meat Cutters of and Butcher Workmen of North Carolina, 1968
  2. Asheville Central Labor Union, AFL-CIO, 1974
  3. Asheville Central Labor Union, undated
  4. Local Central Bodies, AFL-CIO, 1966
  5. Meat, Food, and Allied Workers, Local 525, undated

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. Twenty-three (23) photographs, 1957, 1967, undated. Rose Hill Poultry Company Pickets; Local 525 Parade; Registration; Annual Convention.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Periodical Collection

  1. IUD Digest, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, Fall 1962
  2. Viewpoint, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, Spring 1973
  3. Maritime, Marine Trades Department, AFL-CIO, April 1969; July-September 1971
  4. The Bricklayer, Mason, and Plasterer, July 1970
  5. The Butcher Workman, September 1967; November-December 1969; January-February 1970
  6. Retail Clerks Advocate, June-July 1975
  7. Poultry Meat, April 1969, August 1971
  8. Ullico Bulletin, Union Labor Life Insurance Co., May 1969
  9. Hard Hat, Riggers and Machinery Erectors Union, Local 575, Detroit, Michigan, July 1973
  10. Health and Welfare Newsletter, Group Health Association of America, April-July 1960
  11. Liberty, North Carolina Civil Liberties Union, December 1973
  12. Local 434 Bulletin, Hebrew Butcher Workers Union, Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, Fall 1960
  13. Local 525 News, Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, Local 525, 1964-1974
  14. Meatcutters News, Meatcutters Local 525, January 1963; August 1963; October 1963; February 1964
  15. Memo from COPE, Committee on Political Education, AFL-CIO, 1966-1975
  16. News and Views, Charlotte, North Carolina Office, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, June 1966
  17. North Carolina Labor and Industry, North Carolina Department of Labor, July-August 1974
  18. Northern California Labor, San Francisco Labor Council, April 12, 1974
  19. The Plumb Line, Barbers, Beauticians, and Allied Industries International Association, Vol. 4, No. 26
  20. Spotlight on Health Safety, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, Fourth Quarter 1974
  21. Union Labor Report, Bureau of National Affairs, July 24, 1969
  22. Wire Tap, Communications Workers of America, Local 3603, March 1969
  23. Affiliate, Metro Baltimore Council, AFL-CIO, March 1970
  24. Asheville News, September 15, 1967
  25. Elkin Tribune, (Elkin, N.C.), May 12, 1969
  26. Human Events, Washington, D.C., April 8 and 15, 1972
  27. The Labor Advocate, (Asheville, N.C.), 1966-1974
  28. Metrolina Union News, Charlotte Labor Council, December 1971
  29. The Paperworker, October 16, 1972; April 1975
  30. Public Employee, September 1974
  31. Service Union Reporter, California State Council of Service Employees International Union, March 1974
  32. Union Reporter, Amalgamated Food and Allied Workers Union, Local 56, December 1969
  33. The Wallace Enterprise, February 28, 1972
  34. Western North Carolina Labor News, Education and Welfare Committee, Asheville Central Labor Union, September 1962

Processing Information

Processed by R. L. Smith at the file level. 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.
Title
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1975
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • January 2009: EAD finding aid created by Traci JoLeigh Drummond.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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