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

 Collection
Identifier: L1978-30

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1954-1978, of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101, (East Point, GA) comprise correspondence, grievances and related documentation, legal documents, minutes, contract negotiation materials, and printed items. These Records primarily describe the contractual relationship between Local 101 and the East Point Plant of the Owens-Illinois Company, and on the national level, between the GBBA and the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute. Principal correspondents are Local 101 President James Wilson, GBBA Area Director Joseph Cordery, and GBBA International Representative Joseph Pitts, and Owens-Illinois Industrial Relations Director Jim Hochuli. Some correspondence pertains to the nationwide strike against the Glass Manufacturers Institute in 1968 that was mediated by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The printed items include apprenticeship standards as well as some correspondence related to apprenticeship programs.

Dates

  • 1954-1978

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 organized in 1868 as the Independent Druggist Ware Glass Blowers' League. In 1895, the union adopted its present title and affiliated with the AFL in 1899.

Extent

3.34 Linear Feet (in 8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of records of Local 101 (East Point, Ga.) of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association (GBBA) of the United States and Canada from 1954-1978. The records reflect the union’s relationship with its principal employer, the Owens-Illinois Company’s East Point, Georgia plant. Includes correspondence (1957-1978) between the local and national union and Owens-Illinois; minutes (1964-1977); records relating to arbitration (1956-1977) and grievances (1962-1978); union and company contract proposals (1954-1965; 1970-1977); legal documents relating mainly to litigation between the local and Owens-Illinois; and some financial records. Of particular interest are records relating to the 1965 and 1968 strikes against the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute.

Acquisition Information

Donated by James Wilson, President Local 101 (East Point, GA), December 1, 1978.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada Contracts collection, 1950-1980 (L-Contracts_GBBA)
  2. Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101 (East Point, Ga.) records, 1953-1992 (L1972-79)

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 periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For contracts, constitutions, and proceedings consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. 3 photographs of a GBBA-Owens-Illinois exhibit, Southeastern Fair (Atlanta), 1964

Separated to Agreements and Contracts Collection

  1. Georgia, Atlanta Local 101, 1966; 1976

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Georgia, Atlanta Local 101, 1959; 1964; 1971

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. American Labor Volume 3, No.2, February 1970
  2. AFL-CIO Legislative Action Bulletin Volume 7, No. 2, May 1963
  3. AFL-CIO Legislative Department Fact Sheets Numbers 2, 3, 1963
  4. Memo From Cope, January 1972
  5. Newsletter-Local Union No. 101 Volume 1, November 1973
  6. The Catalog Volume 1, No. 2, undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. 6 pamphlets concerning: the Fair Labor Standards Act, Insurance and Ritual

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. GBBA Conventions Delegate lists, 1965; 1973

Processing Information

Inventoried by Alice Gernazian at the file level, January 16, 1979.
Title
Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 101 (East Point, Georgia) [L1978-30]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1979
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • March 2006: EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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