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Textile Workers Union of America, Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Joint Board records

 Collection
Identifier: L1985-10

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1952-1980, of the Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Area Joint Board of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA-GTA) consist of correspondence, minutes, contract negotiation papers, grievance cases and printed items of the six TWUA Local unions in the area. The records concern negotiation strategies, working conditions, seniority rights, retirement benefits, representation elections, and other areas of the Labor-management relationship.

The companies involved in the records are the Aberle Hosiery Company (Columbia, TN), Holston Manufacturing Company (Knoxville, TN), Kenyon Southern, Inc. (Rossville, GA), Rainbow Processing Company (Chattanooga, TN), Ridge Textile Company (Athens, TN), Roxbury Southern Mills (Chattanooga, TN), and Venture Carpets (Calhoun, GA).

The print series is primarily contracts, but also includes some constitutions and pamphlets.

Dates

  • 1952-1980

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.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Area Joint Board of the TWUA provides support and Leadership to the several TWUA local unions in northwest Georgia, northeast Alabama, and the Chattanooga area of Tennessee.

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet (in 8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Area Joint Board of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA-GTA) provides support and leadership to the several TWUA local unions in northwest Georgia, northeast Alabama, and the Chattanooga area of Tennessee. Its records, 1952-1980, consist of correspondence, minutes, contract negotiation papers, grievance cases and printed items of the six TWUA Local unions in the area.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers, courtesy of Mark Pitt, March 1985.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Textile Workers Union of America contracts collection, 1939-1976 (L-contracts_TWUA)
  2. Textile Workers Union of America, Northwest Georgia Joint Board records, 1949-1976 (L1980-22)

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives 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 constitutions and contracts, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. 3 photographs October 1, 1954

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and Bylaws Collection

  1. Allied Chemical Corporation and ACTWU Local #1742 (Knoxville, Tenn.), August 20, 1978
  2. Roxbury Southern Mills TWUA Local #1672 (Chattanooga, Tenn.), January 20, 1974; undated
  3. Holston Manufacturing Company and TWUA Local #2094 (Knoxville, Tenn.), November 6, 1966

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. Aberle Hosiery Company and TWUA, Columbia, TN, May 1, 1970
  2. Allied Chemical Corporation Automotive Products Division (Knoxville, Tenn.) and TWUA, January 1, 1976
  3. Allied Chemical Corporation Automotive Division (Knoxville, Tenn.) and TWUA, December 1, 1978; December 1, 1980
  4. American Carpet Mills and Upholsterers Union of North America, AFL-CIO (Cartersville, Ga.), April 4, 1969
  5. Ballet Fabrics, Inc. and ACTWU Local #2321 (Scottsboro, Alabama), April 10, 1978; April 9, 1981
  6. Beattie Manufacturing Company and TWUA (Little Falls, NJ), June 23, 1969
  7. Bellefonte Corporation and ACTWU Local #2331 (Scottsboro, Alabama), May 30, 1980
  8. Boaz Spinning Company and TWUA (Guntersville, Alabama), September 8, 1974
  9. Holston Manufacturing Company and American Federation of Hosiery Workers, Branch 94 (Knoxville, Tenn.) February 2, 1946; February 3, 1947; May 1, 1948; May 1, 1951; May 1, 1959
  10. Holston Manufacturing Company and TWUA Local #2094 (Knoxville, Tenn.) November 1, 1968; May 1, 1975
  11. Jim Robbins Seat Belt Co. and TWUA (Knoxville, TN), January 1, 1973
  12. Jim Robbins Seat Belt Company and TWUA (Knoxville, Tenn.), January 1, 1973
  13. Plus Mark, Inc. and ACTWU (Greenville, Tenn.), October 20, 1984
  14. Ridge Textile Company and American Federation of Hosiery Workers (Athens, Tenn.), June 25, 1953
  15. Ridge Textile Division and TWUA Local #2202 (Athens, Tenn.), 1968; 1971; February 24, 1974
  16. Ridge Textile Division and ACTWU Local #2202 (Athens, Tenn.), February 23, 1977
  17. Roxbury Carpet Company-Roxbury Division and Whittall Division and TWUA, Local #45 and Local #300, Saxonville, Mass., August 6, 1961
  18. Roxbury Southern Mills and TWUA (Chattanooga, Tenn.), September 30, 1968; September 30, 1976
  19. Schlegel Tennessee, Inc and ACTWU (Marysville, Tenn.), March 11, 1981
  20. Skyland International Corporation and TWUA Local #2102 (Chattanooga, Tenn.), February 26, 1971
  21. Standard-Coosa-Thatcher Carpet Yarn Division and ACTWU (Guntersville, Ala.), December 9, 1977; December 9, 1980
  22. Standard-Coosa-Thatcher Company and TWUA (Chattanooga, Tenn.), August 12, 1968; September 11, 1971
  23. Thomas Pride Mills and TWUA (Calhoun, Ga.), June 10, 1969
  24. Venture Carpets and TWUA (Calhoun, Ga.), July 24, 1972
  25. West Point Pepperell and ACTWU (Lindale, Ga.), December 10, 1978; December 10, 1981

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. Health Care: Kenyon Southern, Inc. Blue Cross-Blue Shield Health Care Protection Plan, undated
  2. Insurance: Kenyon Southern, Inc. Group Insurance Protection, January 1, 1973; August 1, 1977
  3. Roxbury Southern Mills, Inc. Group Benefit Plan -- Hourly Insurance Plan, June 8, 1973
  4. Management Practices for Non-Union Companies: This is What the Union Can Guarantee You... Nothing, undated
  5. Holston Manufacturing Company -- Summary of the National Pension Plan of the Textile Workers Pension Fund, 1979
  6. Holston Manufacturing Company -- Report of Operations of the Textile Workers Pension Fund, 1971
  7. Holston Manufacturing Company -- Your Pension Plan. National Plan. Textile Workers Pension Fund, 1971
  8. Shareholders Report: Champion International March 31, 1973; June 30, 1973
  9. It's Your Right To Have A Union, undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Holston Manufacturing Employees' Credit Union Newsletter, Knoxville, TN, October, 1966

Processing Information

Inventoried by Klaudia G. E. Bugenstein at the file level, November 1985.
Title
Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Area Joint Board:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
November 1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • February 2003: EAD revised by Morna Gerrard.
  • 2006, 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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