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Meat workers contracts collection

 Collection
Identifier: L-contracts_AMCBW

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of 40 agreements, 1951-1976, between various local unions of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America or the United Packinghouse Workers of America and retail, manufacturing, or other entities.

Dates

  • 1951-1976

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.
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 about American Meat Workers' Unions

Originally formed in 1897 under the auspices of the American Federation of Labor, the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMCBW) represented butchers and others in the meatpacking industry. The Meat, Food, and Allied Workers Union, Local 525 (Asheville, North Carolina) was affiliated with the AMCBW. In 1937, the Congress of Industrial Organizations chartered the United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA). The AMCBW and UPWA coordinated from 1953, and in 1968 the UPWA merged into the AMCBW.

In 1979, the AMCBW merged with the Retail Clerks International Union in 1979 to form the United Food and Commercial Workers. See the UFCW Website for more information.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of 40 agreements, 1951-1976, between various local unions of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America or the United Packinghouse Workers of America and retail, manufacturing, or other entities.

Off-Site Storage

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

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 442 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1918-1968 (L1972-36)
  2. Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) records, 1957-1975 (L1974-30)
  3. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) records, 1944-1986 (L1986-22)

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Bexley, 2009. These contracts were separated and amalgamated from several collections.
Title
Meat Workers Unions:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Collection of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America and United Packinghouse, Food, and Allied Workers Contracts Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Traci JoLeigh Drummond and William W. Hardesty
Date
June 21, 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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