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Upholsters International Union. Local 58

Upholsters International Union Local 58 Minutebooks, 1901-1939.

7 vols. (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 018

Upholsterers were among the earliest trades in the United States to organize into a national union, with the first efforts dating to the 1850s. The most successful of their unions, the Upholsterers International Union of North America, was founded in Chicago in 1892 and affiliated with the American Federation of Laborers in 1900. One year later, UIU Local 58 was established to organize workers in Washington, D.C.

The minutebooks of UIU Local 58 document the history of the union from its formation in 1901 through the late 1930s.

Background on Upholsterers International Union. Local 58

Upholsterers were among the earliest trades in the United States to organize into a national union, with the first efforts dating to the 1850s. The most successful of their unions, the Upholsterers International Union of North America, was founded in Chicago in 1892 and affiliated with the American Federation of Laborers in 1900. One year later, UIU Local 58 was established to organize workers in Washington, D.C.

Also known as the Upholsterers, Carpet and Lineoleum Mechanics International Union of North America, the Upholsterers made an aggressive effort in the late 1970s to expand its membership, particularly in the southern states, meeting with only limited success. The membership of approximately 35,000 became the Upholstery and Allied Industries Division of the United Steelworkers of America in October 1985.

Contents of Collection

The seven bound minutebooks of UIU Local 58 document the history of the union from its formation in 1901 through the late 1930s.

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Inventory of Collection
Upholsterer’s Union International Local 58 Minutes 1901-1903 Vol. 1
Upholsterer’s Union International Local 58 Minutes 1903-1907 Vol. 2
Upholsterer’s Union International Local 58 Minutes 1907-1911 Vol. 3
Upholsterer’s Union International Local 58 Minutes 1912-1916 Vol. 4
Upholsterer’s Union International Local 58 Minutes 1916-1920 Vol. 5
Upholsterer’s Union International Local 58 Minutes 1920-1925 Vol. 6
Upholsterer’s Union International Local 58 Minutes 1929-1939 Vol. 7
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Provenance

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Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Aug. 2013.

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Cite asUpholsterers International Union. Local 58 (MS 018). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Subjects

  • Labor unions--Washington (D.C.)
  • Upholsterers--Labor unions

Contributors

  • Upholsters International Union

Types of material

  • Minutebooks
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