International Longshoremen's Association. Local 815: Records, 1935-1975

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Title: International Longshoremen's Association. Local 815: Records
Inclusive Dates: 1935-1975

  • International Longshoremen's Association. Local 815 (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss DY

Quantity: 5.2 cubic feet (13 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Records of the International Longshoremen's Association, Local 815, from 1935 to 1976, a Milwaukee based labor union representing the city's waterfront workers. The collection includes administrative records, such as meeting minutes, membership lists, and financial record-keeping books; correspondence with the International office, Great Lakes District office, local executive officers, and the Milwaukee Harbor Commission; and materials relating to the Great Lakes District's lakes-wide collective bargaining and general cargo agreements, the Port of Milwaukee, and the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Additional materials document the local's role as collective bargaining agent on behalf of union members employed by Milwaukee's longshore contractors, warehouse companies, and inland temporary help agencies; and actions taken against uncompromising employers, including outside arbitration, labor strikes, and litigation brought before the National War Labor Board and, later, the National Labor Relations Board.

Language: English

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