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Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1977-22

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1954-1972, of Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union Local 527 consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions, and other printed items. The negotiation files comprise four-fifths of the Records and are arranged by company. They contain correspondence, National Labor Relations Board case documents, reports, summaries of meetings between union and management negotiation teams, and assorted evidential material. Over half of the negotiation files describe Local 527's rocky relations with the Mead Paper Company. The general correspondence is primarily with other branches of the IPPAU, all levels of the AFL-CIO, and with members of Local 527.

Materials related to a petition before the Superior Court of Fulton County (Georgia) include correspondence, position statements, arbitration findings, and leaflets concerning a wildcat strike by some employees of Atlanta's Mead Packaging Company. Printing Specialties Local 527 (the bargaining agent for the company's production workers), the Community Relations Commission (CRC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) became involved in this dispute.

Dates

  • 1954-1972

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are restrictions on use of these materials. Please consult archivist for further information and 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.
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

History of Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527

Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union Local 527, was affiliated with the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America (IPPAU), and with two subordinate bodies of IPPAU, the Southern Conference of Specialty Workers and the Southeastern Printing Specialties and Paper Products union District Council No. S-7. Charlie Moss, B. L. Watkins, and Ralph Meers were the principal officers of the local during the period covered by this body of records.

Today, the Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 is known as the Graphic Communications Union Local 527-S. The Local 527-S has a proud history dating back to 1946 when it was chartered by 17 women. Local 527-S is affiliated with the Graphic Communications International Union. This Union is the result of mergers with the Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Lithographers and Photo Engravers Union, Electro Typers and Stereo Typers, International Brotherhood of Bookbinders Union, and January 2005 merger with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

More information can be found about the Graphic Communications Union Local 527-S on its website: http://www.gculocal527s.com

Extent

10 Linear Feet (24 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records of Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (1954-1972), consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions and other printed materials.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Abram L. Augustus and other members of the Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527, September 1977 and December 1980.

Separated Materials

During processing various materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. Oversized materials are stored offsite; 24-hour notice is required. Please contact Special Collections for access.

For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals collection finding aid for access. For the biographical information on Karen Silkwood see the Southern Labor Archives Biography Files finding aid for access. For contracts, see the International Printing Pressman and Assistants' Union contract finding aid for access. For books, see the Georgia State University Library catalog for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and Bylaws Collection

  1. IPPAU Local 527, Constitutions, 1952, 1959, 1966, 1968, 1974
  2. International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union, 1961, 1966, 1968
  3. Southern Conference of Specialty Unions, 1960 Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union, Local 8 (Atlanta, Ga.), 1964
  4. Printing Specialties and Paper Products, Local 394 (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 1943
  5. Atlanta, Ga., Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 1958
  6. International Association of Machinists, Fulton County Lodge No. 2, 1958
  7. American Bakery and Confectionary Workers International Union, Local No. 60 (Atlanta, Ga.), 1960
  8. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 613 (Atlanta, Ga.), 1951
  9. Office and Professional Employees International Union, 1971

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union, 1964, 1968
  2. IPPAU, Western Conference of Specialty Unions, 1958

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Biography File

  1. Karen Silkwood

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Printed Collection: Spec-Books

  1. A Keepsake, IPPAU, 1964

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection: See finding aid for acccess

  1. IPPAU Local 527 and Atlanta Machine Works, 1963, 1964 (and supplement), 1966 (and supplement)
  2. IPPAU Local 527 and Atlanta Film Converting Co. (division of Pollock Paper Co.), 1964 (and supplement), 1967
  3. IPPAU Local 527 and Container Corporation of America, 1967 (and supplement), 1971
  4. IPPAU Local 527 and Continental Can Co., 1966 (and pension and insurance supplements), 1968 (and pension and insurance supplements)
  5. IPPAU Local 527 and Crescent Ink and Color Co., 1963
  6. IPPAU Local 527 and Curtiss Printing Co., 1962, 1966
  7. IPPAU Local 527 and Dittler Brothers, Inc., 1966
  8. IPPAU Local 527 and Foote and Davies, Inc., 1966 (and supplements)
  9. IPPAU Local 527 and Frye Manufacturing Co., 1966
  10. IPPAU Local 527 and Globe Ticket Co., 1961
  11. IPPAU Local 527 and I. V. Sutphin Co., 1963 (and supplements)
  12. IPPAU Local 527 and Mead Corp., 1959, 1961 (and supplements), 1964, 1967
  13. IPPAU Local 527 and Merchandising Services, Inc., 1966
  14. IPPAU Local 527 and Michigan Carton Co., 1964, 1968
  15. IPPAU Local 527 and Miller and Miller, Inc., 1959, 1960
  16. IPPAU Local 527 and Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Local 21, 1964, 1965, 1966
  17. IPPAU Local 527 and Owens-Illinois Co., 1961, 1963, 1966
  18. IPPAU Local 527 and Paramount Paper Products Co., 1966
  19. IPPAU Local 527 and Philip Hano Co., 1963, and supplements to missing 1967 contract
  20. IPPAU Local 527 and Pollock Paper Co., 1954, 1955 (and supplements), 1962, 1963, 1966, 1968
  21. IPPAU Local 527 and St. Regis Paper Co. 1965 (and supplement)
  22. IPPAU Local 527 and Union Camp Corp., 1963, 1966
  23. IPPAU Local 527 and Westab Corporation (Montag Division), 1972
  24. IPPAU Local 641, Newnan, Ga., 1964, 1967
  25. IPPAU Local 394, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1968
  26. Atlanta Bookbinders and Binderywomen's Union #96, 1967
  27. Atlanta Typographical Union #48, 1959
  28. Stone and Allied Workers, Local 147 (Marble Hill, Ga.), 1959
  29. United Paper Makers and Paper Workers, Local 407 (Savannah, Ga.), 1963

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, January 29, 1980, and January 13, 1981. This collection guide was created by combining two legacy finding aids. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
Title
Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1980, 1981.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • March 2008: EAD created by Traci JoLeigh Drummond from 2 legacy finding aids.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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