Geneva Central Labor Union Records

Collection Number: 5352

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Geneva Central Labor Union Records, 1919-1968
Collection Number:
5352
Creator:
Geneva Central Labor Union (Geneva, NY)
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents) .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection includes incoming letters, minute books, financial records, copies of agreements, and various documents relating to the operation of the Geneva Federation of Labor and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 840 (Geneva, N.Y.).
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Geneva Federation of Labor serves as the central labor body of Geneva, N.Y. From October 1959 to January 1967, the organization was known as the Ontario, Yates and Wayne County Federation of Labor.
Major unions affiliated with the Federation include the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, the International Association of Machinists, the Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcher Workmen, the Optical and Instrument Workers of America, the American Federation of Grain Millers, the Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers' International Union of America, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection includes incoming letters, minute books, financial records, copies of agreements, and various documents relating to the operation of the Geneva Federation of Labor and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 840 (Geneva, N.Y.).
Specifically, the collection includes incoming letters to the Geneva Federation of Labor from officers of the affiliated locals dealing with employment of non-union workers by contracted employers (1925); jurisdictional disputes between IBEW and the Switchmen's Union (1919); disability benefits for members of affiliated unions (1925); expulsion of members from the International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners for membership in the Trade Union Educational League (1925); the resignation of the Journeymen Barbers, Local 7 (1973); the "Buy American" campaign (1971); and the Labor Committee on Justice in Northern Ireland (n.d.)
Includes, as well, a Geneva Federation of Labor account book covering the years 1951-1959, detailing revenues and expenses of the Federation.
Also various documents relating to Geneva Federation of Labor operations, including applications for membership; questionnaires concerning working conditions in the area; and receipts and statements relating to Federation financial transactions (n.d.)
The IBEW, Local 840 file contains incoming letters relating to the origins of Local 840 (1918, 1966); entrance examination results (n.d.); jurisdictional disputes (1918, 1919, 1922, 1925); constitutional changes (1921); alleged mistreatment of a fair employer by Local 840 (1924); National Joint Apprenticeship Program (1945); wage scales of various IBEW locals since 1900 (1924); finances of the local (1945); and personnel matters (1946). Other documents include rituals of IBEW (n.d.); by- laws of the Geneva Federation of Labor (n.d.); agreements with local employers (1919-1938); a graph showing union wage movements from 1937-1969; and applications for membership (n.d.).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Geneva Federation of Labor (N.Y.)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Switchmen's Union of North America
Trade Union Educational League (U.S.)
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 187.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 840.

Subjects:
Disability insurance z New York (State) z Geneva.
Open and closed shop z New York (State) z Geneva.
Apprentices. Electric industries. United States.
Contracting out. Electric industries. New York (State). Geneva.
Trade-union expulsion. New York (State). Geneva.
Trade-union insurance. United States.
Trade-union rituals.
Trade-unions. Barbers. New York (State). Geneva.
Trade-unions. Carpenters. New York (State). Geneva.
Trade-unions. Electric industry workers. New York (State). Geneva.
Trade-unions. New York (State). Geneva. Local unions.
Trade-unions. New York (State). Geneva. Jurisdictional disputes.
Trade-unions. Railroads. New York (State). Geneva.
Wages. Electric industries. United States.
Working conditions. New York (State). Geneva.

Geographic Subjects:
Geneva (N.Y.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Geneva Central Labor Union Records #5352. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1952-1959
July 1952-September 1959
Box 1 Folder 2 1939-1953
Box 1 Folder 3 1953-1971
Box 1 Folder 4 1925-1972
Box 1 Folder 5 1924-1925
Geneva, NY
Box 1 Folder 6 1921-1924
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Box 1 Folder 7 1918-1966
Geneva, NY; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Box 1 Folder 8
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers