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Guide to the Transport Workers Union of America Records
||Transport Workers Union of America.
||Transport Workers Union of America Records
||The Transport Workers Union of America, founded in 1934 and led until 1966 by charismatic
Irish-American radical Mike Quill, initially organized subway workers and bus drivers
in the New York City area. Eventually the union chartered locals in cities and towns
across the country, and it branched out to include taxi drivers, railway employees,
airline workers and utility workers among its members. This collection is comprised
of administrative records of the Transport Workers Union of America. The Michael J.
(Mike) Quill files document the trade-union and political activity of Quill, who served
as TWU president from 1935 to 1966. The collection also contains records of Quill’s
three successful campaigns for the New York City Council (on the American Labor Party
ticket and as an independent) and his work as a councilman. Other series contain files
of Quill's successor, Matthew Guinan, other TWU officers and staff, TWU divisions,
and national conventions. Included are incoming and outgoing correspondence, financial
records, reports, speeches, bargaining files, arbitration and mediation decisions,
publicity materials and clippings.
NOTE: This collection is housed offsite and advance notice is required for use.
||146.0 linear feet (148 boxes)
||Boxes 1-145 are located offsite. Boxes 146-148 are located at Tamiment.
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English.