© 2002 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and
Archives, Cornell University Library
The Steelworkers Election. Manuscript,
Forms of Material:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives,
Cornell University Library
Copy of a 78 page unpublished manuscript by
Meyer Bernstein on the United Steelworkers of America election of officers held
Collection material in English
The following personalities predominate throughout the manuscript:
David J. McDonald (president of the United Steelworkers seeking re-election);
Howard J. Hague (vice-president, seeking re-election); Al Whitehouse (candidate
for secretary-treasurer, running with McDonald); James Griffen (McDonald's
campaign manager); I.W. Abel (presidential candidate); Joseph Molony
(vice-presidential candidate); Walter Burke (candidate for
secretary-treasurer); Joseph Germano (Abel's campaign manager); and Donald
Rarick (Dues Protest Committee).
Events and issues discussed include the decline in Steelworkers'
membership while staff was being enlarged; a union constitutional amendment on
retirement; the election of district directors; the controversy over the
appointment and activities of election "tellers"; a union-commissioned poll by
Oliver Quayle and Company (national polling organization); the solicitation of
campaign funds; then current contract negotiations; "tuxedo trade unionism";
racism and the black vote; the impact of the Landrum-Griffin Law; and the
effect of the Honest Ballot Association.
McDonald, David J.(David
United Steelworkers of
Iron and steel workers--Labor
Iron and steel workers.
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