Switchmen's Union of North America Oakland Lodge 158 Meeting Minutes

Collection Number: 5613

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Switchmen's Union of North America Oakland Lodge 158 Meeting Minutes, 1926-1955
Collection Number:
5613
Creator:
Switchmen's Union of North America (SUNA);
SUNA Lodge 158
Quantity:
0.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Minute books, minutes (administrative records).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Minute books
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Switchmen's Union of North America is among the older of the railway brotherhoods. Beginning in 1877 with the formation of a local Switchmen's organization in Chicago, the movement became national when the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America held its first meeting nine years later.
This association was destroyed, as a result of a disastrous lockout by the Chicago Northwestern and the 1888 strike against the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy which had equally unfortunate results. Building on what was left of the S.M.A.A., several lodges met in Kansas City in October of 1854 and formed the Switchmen's Union of North America.
By the time of its merger into the United Transportation Union in 1969, the single Chicago labor organization of 1877 had grown to international status with 275 lodges in the United States and Canada having a combined membership of 12,000.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Switchmen's Union of North America.
Switchmen's Union of North America. Oakland Lodge #158.

Subjects:
Railroads--United States.
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minute books
Minutes (administrative records)


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Cite As:
Switchmen's Union of North America Oakland Lodge 158 Meeting Minutes #5613. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1926-1947
Box 1 Folder 2 1947-1955