Communications Workers of America, District 3 records
Scope and Content of the Records
The records, 1953-1969, of Communication Workers of America, District 3, consist primarily of more than 5500 non-precedent grievances filed by the union against its principal employer, the Southern Bell Telephone Company. Each grievance file contains correspondence, testimony, minutes of grievance committee meetings, and exhibits, which often include maps, photographs, or diagrams relating to the case. The grievance bulk in the period 1957-1968, and primarily concern pay practices, suspensions, discharges, fringe benefits, and promotions. A smaller number pertain to discrimination in promotions or discharges due to sex, race, or union membership; contract work; supervisors performing craft work; and general working conditions. The bulk of the grievances were dropped at the State (third) or District (fourth) level, but some were settled or rendered moot. A small amount of correspondence and documents related to arbitration cases conclude the collection.
- Creation: 1953-1974
- Communications Workers of America. District 3 (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
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.
The Communication Workers of America (CIO) was formed in 1947; the former Southern Federation of Telephone Workers (independent) became CWA Division 49. In 1950, through a reorganization of the structure of CWA, the nine southern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee became District 3 of the CWA.
59 Linear Feet (in 144 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Communications Workers of America (CIO) was formed in 1947; the former Southern Federation of Telephone Workers (independent) became CWA Division 49. In 1950, through a reorganization of the structure of CWA, the nine southern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee became District 3 of the CWA. The records consist primarily of more than 5500 non-precedent grievances filed by the union against its principal employer, the Southern Bell Telephone Company, 1953, 1956-1974.
The records are arranged into four series:
- Series I: Non-Precedent Grievances, 1953-1969
- Series II: Correspondence, 1962-1967
- Series III: Arbitration Cases, 1957-1967, 1972-1974
- Series IV: Miscellaneous, 1963
Donated by Communication Workers of America, District 3. The bulk of the collection was donated on May 31, 1979 (L1979-19); a single file was donated on April 20, 1973 (L1973-27).
Inventoried by E. L. E. Mize at the file level, November 26, 1973 (L1973-27) and by Debra L. K. Carter at the file level, June 1, 1979 (L1979-17). Multiple finding aids were combined into a single collection guide.
- Communication Workers of America, District 3:
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- 1973, 1979
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description