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Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 455 (Savannah, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L2008-19

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1976-2004, of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Local 455, consist of correspondence, financial records, minutes, grievances, contracts, pamphlets, and periodicals. Most of the material deals with the negotiation of the union contract with Savannah Electric in 1999 and 2003. Also of interest are documents relating to the Canadian OPEIU and its relations with the American membership.

Dates

  • 1976-2004

Creator

Restrictions on Access

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Historical Note about the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 455 (Savannah, Georgia)

The Office Employees International Union (OEIU) was chartered in 1945 by the American Federation of Labor to represent stenographers, typists, bookkeepers and assistants. In 1965, the union changed its name to the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU). OPEIU Local 455, located in Savannah, Georgia, was composed of clerical and technical workers from Savannah Electric and Power Company. The Local was closed in the mid-2000s.

Extent

1.67 Linear Feet (in 4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Office and Professional Employees International Union was formed in 1945 as the Office Employees International Union. The membership of OPEIU Local 455, located in Savannah, Georgia, is comprised of clerical workers and technicians who were employed by Savannah Electric and Power Company. The records of Local 455 (1976-2004) consist of correspondence, financial records, minutes, grievances, and monthly reports.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Phillip Pope, December 9, 2008.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Office and Professional Employees International Union contracts collection, 1953-1978 (L-contracts_OPEIU)
  2. Office and Professional Employees International Union, Southern Region records, 1970-1976 (L1976-41)
  3. Office and Professional Employees International Union records, 1976-1978 (L1979-10)
  4. Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 21(Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1958-1979 (L1986-14)

Related Materials in Other Repositories

  1. Collection of George P. Firth on the Office and Professional Employees International Union, 1949-1976 (bulk 1960-1976). Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh
  2. Frank E. Morton papers, 1950-1975. Texas Labor Archives, University of Texas at Arlington Library

Processing Information

Processed by Carol Waggoner-Angleton at the file level, June 17, 2010.
Title
Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 455 (Savannah, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 17, 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 17, 2010: EAD created by Carol Waggoner-Angleton.
  • February 2016: EAD revised by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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