Congress of Industrial Organizations Steel Workers Organizing Committee Agreement on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5415 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Congress of Industrial Organizations Steel Workers Organizing Committee Agreement on Microfilm, 1937
Collection Number:
5415 mf
Creator:
Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation;
Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Steel Workers Organizing Committee
Quantity:
2 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Records (documents), microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
CIO agreement between Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation and the Steelworkers Organizing Committee.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), proposed by John L. Lewis in 1928, was a federation of unions that organized workers in industrial unions in the United States and Canada from 1935 to 1955. The Committee for Industrial Organization was formed by the presidents of eight international unions in 1935. The presidents of these unions were dissatisfied with the American Federation of Labor's unwillingness to commit itself to a program of organizing industrial unions. In 1936, the A.F. of L. suspended the ten unions which proceeded to organize an independent federation, the Congress of Industrial Organizations. The CIO subsequently became the A.F. of L.'s chief rival for the leadership of American unions. The groups were reunited in 1955 as the AFL-CIO.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

CIO agreement between Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation and the Steelworkers Organizing Committee.
A negative copy is available upon request.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Steel Workers Organizing Committee (U.S.)
Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation

Subjects:
Steel industry and trade -- Employees -- United States.
Steel industry and trade -- Employees -- Labor unions -- United States.
Collective labor agreements -- Steel industry and trade -- United States.
Arbitration, Industrial -- United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)
Microfilm.


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Cite As:
Congress of Industrial Organizations Steel Workers Organizing Committee Agreement on Microfilm #5415 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Reel 1
positive