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Guide to the Communications Workers of America Records WAG.124

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Jane Latour, Harry Berberian; Miriam Diamond; Yune-Ah Bahk; Jacqueline Seaberg; Bruce Kayton; Keri Myers.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 07, 2021
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Heather Mulliner to include incorporation of April 2016 accretion Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate artwork being sent to offsite art storage in September 2017. Updated by Jackie Rider to include re-integrated photographs. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect updated administrative information and added archived websites.  , August 2016 , August 2017 , April 2018 , December 2020

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Communications Workers of America
Source: Communications Workers of America
Source - dnr: Easterling, Barbara
Source - dnr: Goldman, Debbie
Title: Communications Workers of America Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1908-2020
Dates [bulk]: 1947-1989
Abstract: The Communications Workers of America (CWA) which was founded in 1947 as an industrial union of telephone industry workers is now one of the largest unions in the United States with an active public employees department. This collection documents the unionization of telephone workers beginning shortly after the First World War. It includes records of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (the CWA's predecessor) which describes union activities from the mid -1930s through the Second World War. Materials consists largely of records from the President's office (Joseph A. Beirne, Glenn E. Watts and Morton Bahr) describing all aspects of union operations: organizing, collective bargaining, contract administrations, strikes, grievances, arbitrations, political action, and relations with the AFL-CIO.
Quantity: 363.5 Linear Feet in 369 boxes, 2 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 oversize folder in shared housing
Quantity: 7 websites in 7 archived websites.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: WAG.124