||American Federation of Labor records pt. 1. Strikes and agreements file, 1898-1953. / Randolph Boehm, project editor ; guide compiled by Martin Schipper. Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America|
Subject Category: History US, Labor
Collection Dates: 01/01/1898 - 12/31/1953
Location: UNLV Microforms
This 55 reel microfilm collection provides an inside view of operations and strategy of more than 2000 local unions throughout the United States and Canada. Files include: detailed accounts of strike and negotiating strategy; documents revealing government efforts to resolve disputes; reports of AFL field organizers; and advice of local unions from national headquarters and from prominent AFL legal counsels. Several major strikes of the 1930's and 1940's are well documented, including F.L.U. 's #18344 and #18486 involving machinists and office equipment workers at Remington Rand in New York State; F.L.U. #18242, Northwest lumbers workers; F.L.U. #18384, United Auto Workers in Toledo, Ohio; and F.L.U. #18499, Steelworkers Cooperative Union of Wisconsin to name a few. The collection contains files on only a few F.L.U.'s which existed prior to 1933.
Finding Aids: A guide to the American Federation of Labor Records [MICRO HD8055 .A5 Guide]. Guide lists selected industries alphabetically on pages 47-49. Reel 55 of microfilm features a geographical index.