David Kaplan Papers, 1941-1965

Summary Information

Title: United Packinghouse, Food, and Allied Workers Records
Inclusive Dates: 1937-1968

  • United Packinghouse, Food, and Allied Workers
Call Number: Mss 118; Tape 375A; Disc 114A

Quantity: 288.4 c.f. (546 archives boxes, 70 record center cartons), 41 tape recordings, 20 disc recordings, 3 films, and 1 videorecording

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee (1937-1943) and the United Packinghouse, Food, and Allied Workers (1943-1968), organized first as a CIO affiliate, the United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA). Included is correspondence, by-laws, convention proceedings, executive board minutes, organizers' reports, contracts and negotiation records, grievance files, speeches, arbitration records, research files, and publications. The records document internal union affairs; issues relating to national politics, civil rights, women's rights, and workplace discrimination; labor legislation; relations of the international with local unions; relations with employers and government bodies such as the National Labor Relations Board; national strikes; master contracts; and merger in 1968 with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Specific files within the collection concern the Sugar Division, representing workers in the sugar industry in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; organizing activities in canning companies; farm-labor relations; the Armour Automation Fund Committee which addressed the problem of displaced workers; and 1959 investigations of the union by the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00233
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