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American Flint Glass Workers Union records

 Collection
Identifier: L1983-31

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of the records of the American Flint Glass Workers' Union from 1963-1980. Includes contract negotiations containing proposals and counter-proposals made between the American Flint Glass Workers' Union and the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute and its successor the Glass Packaging Institute. The conference notes consist of commentaries written by the union secretary on the bargaining procedures. The correspondence includes newsletters sent to various union locals and executive boards, contract summaries, and letters or telegrams sent between American Flint Glass Workers president George Parker and other labor management executives and officials. Also contains information on the American Flint Glass Workers' strike of 1977.

Dates

  • 1963-1980

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

Organized as the United Flint Glass Workers in 1878, it affiliated with the AFL in 1887. The union withdrew from the AFL in 1903, but reaffiliated in 1912 and adopted the name American Flint Glass Workers' Union.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of the records of the American Flint Glass Workers' Union from 1963-1980. Includes contract negotiations and conference notes, correspondence including newsletters and contract summaries. Also contains information on the American Flint Glass Workers' strike of 1977.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Richard Ray, August 23, 1983.

Separated Materials Note

During processing, printed material was separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. Material must be requested separately; consult archivist for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts Collection

  1. Amer. Flint Glassworkers Union w/Glass Container Manufactures, 1974
  2. Amer. Flint Glassworkers Union w/Metro Container Kraftco, 1974
  3. Amer. Flint Glassworkers Union w/Glass Packaging Institute, 1977
  4. Amer. Flint Glassworkers Union w/Glass Container Industrial Relations Council, 1980
  5. Glass Bottle Blowers Association w/Owens-Illinois, 1980

Processing Information

Inventoried by Edgar Ragin at the file level, October 7, 1983.
Title
American Flint Glass Workers Union:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
October 7, 1983
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • March 2006: Revised and EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty.
  • August 2015: EAD edited by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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