United Steelworkers of America. District 31.

Title:

United Steelworkers of America, District 31 records

Identifier:

BMRC.CHM.STEELWORKERS31.SURVEY

Repository:

Chicago History Museum

Extent:

426.0 Linear feet

Dates:

1936-1999

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, minutes, grievances, contracts, appeals to the international union, dues reports, and political campaign material relating to the operations of District 31, serving northern Illinois and Indiana, and to the activities and policies of USWA's international office in Pittsburgh. Topics include Steelworkers Organizing Committee, local unions and USWA officials in District 31, labor negotiations, worker protests and grievances, union political activity, District 31's construction of apartments designed for but never occupied by union members, and various federal agencies, especially during World War II and the Korean War, among them U.S. Wage Stabilization Board, War Labor Board, and War Manpower Commission. Includes files of international research director Otis Brubaker, international presidents David J. McDonald, Philip Murray, and I.W. Abel, and District 31 director Joseph Germano. Includes some original and photocopied materials relating to the event known as the Memorial Day massacre at Republic Steel (May 30, 1937) and its aftermath.

Related Archival Materials note

United Steelworkers of America, Local 2374 Records - Chicago History Museum United Steelworkers of America, Local 65 and Local 1033 Records - Chicago History Museum United Steelworkers of America, Local 1033 Records - Chicago History Museum

Custodial History note

Most of this collection was given by the United Steelworkers of America, District 31.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 October 18 by Lisa Calahan and Andrew Steadham.

Subjects

INVENTORY