United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America. Local 19: Records, 1933-1992

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Title: United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America. Local 19: Records
Inclusive Dates: 1933-1992

  • United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America. Local 19 (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AA

Quantity: 33.2 cubic feet (83 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Records of the labor union representing rubber workers and office employees of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company's Eau Claire plant. The union was formed in 1933 as Federal Labor Union #18684 when the plant was operated by the Gillette Tire Company (later United States Rubber Company). In 1935 it became Local 19 of the United Rubber Workers of America (CIO), later the United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America (URCLPWA). The plant was closed in 1991, following the purchase of Uniroyal Goodrich by Michelin. The records document the formation and development of the union, the history of collective bargaining and the settlement of grievances at the Eau Claire plant, labor relations from 1942 to 1943 when the plant was operated as an ordnance factory by U.S. Rubber on behalf of the government, the functioning of a departmental level union committee, and finally, the plant closing and its impact. The records consist of arbitration case files containing briefs, exhibits, and decisions; minutes of executive board, international policy committee, and general business meetings; minutes of grievance and contract meetings held with the company; contracts and local agreements; financial statements; and minutes and financial records of the Tire Finishing and Inspection Department union committee. Also included are copies of the union's 1977 constitution and by-laws, the 1990 uniform agreement with Uniroyal Goodrich, a detailed history of the union from 1917 to 1938, printed URCLPWA reports on the rubber industry in 1948 and 1949, job descriptions, and a history and records of the Rubber Workers Club. There are also subject, chronological, and litigation files concerning the plant closing.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-ec00aa
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