Mortimer Gellis Insurance Workers International Union Papers

Collection Number: 6401

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Mortimer Gellis Insurance Workers International Union Papers, 1937-1981
Collection Number:
6401
Creator:
Gellis, Mortimer Insurance Workers International Union (IWIU)
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Reports, pamphlets, correspondence, constitutions, news clippings, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English

SUBJECTS

Names:
Abramson, Irving
Belser, Jack
Berney, Leon W.
Butler, William ("Bill")
Crima, Anthony ("Tony")
Drury, Patrick J.
Fitzmaurice, David J.
Gellis, Mortimer
Gillen, William A.
Hauens, C. Hauens
Heisel, Charles G.
Helfgott, Simon
Hill, James C.
Kane, W. Edward
Lawrence, R. P.
Lincoln, Leroy A.
McGoldrick, Joe
Merrill, Lewis
Miller, Frank B.
Murdock, William O.
Pollack, Joseph
Provenzano, John J.
Robinson, Rob
Roosevelt, Franklin Deleno
Schneider, Aaron D.
Young, Malcolm C.
Zaruba, Frank H.
Industrial Insurance Employees Union (IIEU), Local 30, United Office and Professional Workers of America (UOPWA), CIO
Industrial Insurance Employees Union (IIEU), Local 1706, CIO
Insurance Agents' International Union (IAIU), AFL
Insurance Agents' International Union (IAIU), AFL-CIO
Insurance Agents' International Union (IAIU), Local 5, AFL-CIO
Insurance Men's Benevolent Association
Insurance Workers International Union (IWIU), AFL-CIO
Insurance Workers International Union (IWIU), Local 5, AFL-CIO
Insurance Workers of America (IWA), CIO
Insurance Workers of America(IWA), AFL-CIO
John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
National War Labor Board (NWLB)
United Office and Professional Workers of America (UOPWA), CIO, Brooklyn, NY
United Office and Professional Workers of America (UOPWA), CIO, Cleveland, Ohio

Subjects:
Arbitration
The AFL-CIO Insurance Worker
The Daily Worker
The CIO Debit
The Insurance Worker
Newsletter of Local 1706, Industrial Insurance Employees Union, CIO

Form and Genre Terms:
Constitutions
Correspondence
By-Laws
Publications
Photographs


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Cite As:
Mortimer Gellis Insurance Workers International Union Papers #6401. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1946-1971
Box 1 Folder 1 1946
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1948
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1948
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1947
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1953
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1953
Copy 2.
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1955
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1955
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1957
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1955
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1957
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1957
Copy 2.
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1959
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1961
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1963
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1965
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1967
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1967
Copy 2.
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 1 1971
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2 1947-1969
Box 1 Folder 2 1947
Dated June 19, 1947
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2 1947
Dated June 19, 1947
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2 1947
Dated June 19, 1947 with handwritten edits changing the local union to Local 1706 of the Industrial Insurance Employees Union
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2 1968
Dealing with the number of full time officers and the rights of officers to receive a pension from the Union. Amendments to take effect March 1, 1969.
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2 1968
Dealing with the number of full time officers and the rights of officers to receive a pension from the Union. Amendments to take effect March 1, 1969. Copy 2.
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2 1969
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2
Copy 2.
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2
Copy 2.
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 2
Format: Constitutions and By-Laws.
Box 1 Folder 3
Box 1 Folder 4 1956
Box 1 Folder 5 1941
Insurance form 398. National Service Life Insurance
Box 1 Folder 6 1961
Including the Memorandum for the Union dated May 9, 1961 and the Award of the Arbitrator dated September 18, 1961
Box 1 Folder 7 1943-1950
Box 1 Folder 7 1943
Dated September 15, 1943 in the matter of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and the Industrial Insurance Agents Union, Local 30, United Office and Professional Workers of America, CIO
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 7 1944
Dated September 18, 1944. Dealing with the decision concerning compensation of agents
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 7 1944
September 29, 1944. Between Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, United Office and Professional Workers of America, CIO, the Escrowees, and Manufacturers' Trust Company, Depositary.
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 7 1946
Dated June 12, 1946 in the matter of Paris, Rogers, Mfyrich, Levy, Schechter, and Rosenbaum, Plaintiffs against Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Berney, North, and Nicholas, Defendants
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 7 1949
June 14, 1949. Regarding negotiations with UOPWA over the Escrow fund.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 7 1950
Dated November 10, 1950 in the matter of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and United Office and Professional Workers of America, CIO, Case No.2-CA-992
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 7 1950
Plaintiffs were agents and former agents of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; defendants were Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and several officers of the company
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 8 1955-1981
Box 1 Folder 8 1955
July 14, 1955.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1959
October 19, 1959. Dealing with disputes between the company and the union
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1959
May 3, 1959 accompanied by a letter of the same date to the Officers and Executive Board of Local 1706, IWA, AFL-CIO, acknowledging the dedication of room in the union office in memory of her late husband.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1960
May 26, 1960 on the occasion of a testimonial dinner for Mr. McGoldrick
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1962
May 3, 1962 on the occasion of Mr. Drury's retirement
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1962
November 1962 acknowledging assistance given by the union
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1964
December 10, 1964.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1964
December 15, 1964. Regarding testimonial dinner on December 10, 1964.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1966
July 1966.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1969
February 28, 1969. 2 copies.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1969
October 15, 1969. Dealing with the rights of retired union members
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1969
October 31, 1969.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1969
November 5, 1969. Dealing with constitutional issues
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1969
November 18, 1969.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1969
December 23, 1969.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1970
February 10, 1970.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1971
April 22, 1971. Regarding Mr. Abramson's retirement.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1971
May 10, 1971.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1977
August 27, 1977.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1977
August 29, 1977.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1977
November 16, 1977.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1981
January 1, 1981. Dealing with the history of the union in the 1950's including events leading up to the merger of the two insurance workers unions and a handwritten transcript of remarks by M. Gellis at a union meeting July 14, 1955 dealing with the elect
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1981
February 25, 1981 in response to item #10. It appears that following the letter from M. Gellis to Rob Robinson a subsequent article was published in the Insurance Worker magazine.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 8 1981
March 18, 1981 responding to a March 10 letter from M. Gellis on the occasion of Mr. Crima's retirement
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 9 1949-1969
Box 1 Folder 9 1949
August 8, 1949. Regarding the NY area to protest the trial of 12 Communists.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 9 1949
September 12, 1949. Regarding the NY area to protest the trial of 12 Communists.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 9 1949
October 4, 1949. Regarding the NY area to protest the trial of 12 Communists.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 9 1950
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 9 1952
November 1952.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 9 1969
January 31, 1969.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 9 1969
August 20, 1969.
Format: Letter.
Box 1 Folder 10 1950-1979
Box 1 Folder 10 1950
Dated May 19, 1950
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 10 1950
Official Publication of the Industrial Insurance Employees Union, Local 1706, IAWOC, CIO dated December 1950
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 10 1950
Includes mention of Local 30 UOPWA as well as the lifting of the "Negro ban"
Format: Newsletter.
Box 1 Folder 10 1951
from early 1951 reflecting the dispute with the IAWOC, CIO.
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 1 Folder 10 1957
September, 1957.
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 10 1959
Magazine published by the Insurance Workers of America , AFL-CIO dated March 1959; much of the issue is devoted to the forthcoming merger of the IWA and the Insurance Agents International Union.
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 10 1959
July 1959.
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 10 1979
August, 1979.
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 11 1955
January 1, 1955.
Box 1 Folder 12 1977-1978
Box 1 Folder 12 1977
February 3, 1977.
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 12 1977
April 7, 1977.
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 12 1977
May 5, 1977.
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 12 1978
December 31, 1978.
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 12 1978
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 13 1952
Box 1 Folder 13 1952
Surveyed June 20, 1952.
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 13 1952
June 26, 1952.
Format: Text.
Box 1 Folder 14 1965-1977
Box 1 Folder 14 1965
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 14 1968
Dated March 7, 1968 dealing with a Supreme Court decision that insurance salesmen/commission agents are "employees" within the scope of the National Labor Relations Act and as such cleared the way for union organizing attempts .
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 14 1971
Dated November 14, 1971 profiling the career of Leonard Boudin, a well-known attorney who defended left-wing activists and causes.
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 14 1977
From Business Week, November 21, 1977.
Format: News clipping.
Box 1 Folder 15 1937-1971
Box 1 Folder 15 1937-1938
Format: Union Membership Card.
Box 1 Folder 15 1938-1939
Format: Union Membership Card.
Box 1 Folder 15 1969
Format: Union Membership Card.
Box 1 Folder 15 1970
Format: Union Membership Card.
Box 1 Folder 15 1971
Format: Union Membership Card.
Box 1 Folder 16
Handwritten
Box 1 Folder 17 1965
January 6, 1965.
Box 1 Folder 18
Box 1 Folder 18
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 18
circa mid-1960s. Includes Mortimer Gellis and Edward Kane among others.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 18 1965
Dated January 7, 1965 signed by George A. Rollins. Includes Eugen Lefeure, Mortimer Gellis, Edward Kane, and Mimis Therry among others.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 18
Format: black and white photograph.