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Fonds RC0041 - United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. Local 504/550 (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds

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United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. Local 504/550 (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds

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RC0041

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  • 1937 - 1975 (Creation)
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    United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. Local 504 (Hamilton, Ont.)
  • 1937 - 1975 (Creation)
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    United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. Local 550 (Hamilton, Ont.)

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37.9 m of textual records and graphic material.

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United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. Local 504 (Hamilton, Ont.) (1937-1992)

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In March 1937 a group of workers at Westinghouse Electric Corporation started to organize a union. Bert McClure, an electrician, acting as a volunteer organizer in Hamilton, contacted the United Electrical union at Buffalo, New York and charter number 504 was issued. In 1977, 504 divided into 504 and 550. In 1992 the United Electrical union was merged into the National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW Canada). CAW merged with Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) to form Unifor, maintaining Local 504. An early history by C. S. Jackson, "UE Canada: 30 Years, 1937-1967", can be found in the master file.

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United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. Local 550 (Hamilton, Ont.) (1977-1992)

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In 1977, United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers Local 504 divided into 504 and 550. In 1992 the United Electrical union was merged into the National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW Canada).

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There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of correspondence, briefs and agreements, contract negotiation notes, grievance records and correspondence, minutes of the executive board and other committees, job classification files, photographs, financial records and publications, 1937-1972. The second accrual consists of correspondence, grievances, minutes, press releases, newsletters and other printed materials. It has been arranged into the following series: correspondence, Executive Board and committiees, greivances and printed materials.

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The first accrual was acquired in 1979 and the second one at a later date, possibly 1987, both from the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers.

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Access restrictions: Access to grievance files is restricted for 100 years from the last date of file activity, except with permission of the Service Representative of Unifor Local 504. The grievance files are located in the following boxes:
First accrual: Grievance Reports (Boxes 126-185, 214-215); additional grievance files (Boxes 190- 213, 216-227).
Second accrual: Series 3: Grievances, 1952-1975; predominant 1973-1975 (boxes 297-298).

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First accrual: Online Finding Aid
Second accrual: Online Finding Aid

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