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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 721 (Durham, N.C.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L2008-05
Records of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 721 (Durham, N.C.) contain mainly legal documents,1942-1990. They include items such as Local 721's bylaws from 1952, an agreement with Wright's Automatic Tobacco Packing Machine Company, and several booklet versions of the local's contracts with Wright's Automatic Machinery Company,1942-1968. The remainder of the records include arbitration hearing pleadings and opinions from various employee negotiations between the IAM Local 721 and IAM Local 2358 and various divisions of Wright’s Machinery or Sperry Corporation, 1953-1990. One additional legal document of interest is a 1968 pleading from a U.S. Labor Relations Board Decision and Election for a dispute between Wright Machinery Company, the Professional Employees International Union Local 84, and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Dates

  • 1942-1990

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Abstract:

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 721 (Durham, N.C.) records contain mainly legal documents,1942-1990. The legal records cover arbitrations over labor disputes between IAM and Wright's Machinery as well as Sperry Electro Components.

Historical Note

The United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers of America was founded in 1888. In 1889, the name was changed to National Association of Machinists. Two years later, it became known as the International Association of Machinists (IAM). IAM Local Lodge 721 was located in Durham, N.C.

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, June 2008.

Related Archival Materials

Georgia State University Library is the official repository for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the collection includes the Grand Lodge records as well as numerous Local and District Lodges. Please see the IAMAW Research Guide for more collections. In addition, GSU Digital Collections includes complete, full-text runs of the Machinist Monthly Journal and the Machinists Newspaper available in GSU Digital Collections as well as numerous photographs and local publications from both the US and Canada.

Separated Materials note

During processing, unrelated material was separated to Southern Labor Archives small collections.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Landel-Hernandez, June 2008. EAD edited by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr., September 2015.
Title
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 721 (Durham, N.C.):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 19, 2008
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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