MS 158 - Millwrights Local 1359
|MS 158 - Millwrights Local 1359
The records of Millwrights Local 1359 of Toledo, Ohio, date from 1948 to 1978. The collection consists of three and one-fourth linear feet of District Council minutes, correspondence, pension reports, negotiation files, and agreements.
The records of Millwrights Local 1359 were donated to the Center for Archival Collections in August 1980, through the cooperation of Paul Yon, Associate Director of the Center, and David Gray, Field Representative for the Ohio Historical Society. Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and scholarly research. The register was prepared by Jill Morse, graduate assistant at Bowling Green State University.
Millwrights Local 1359 is a separate branch of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. The Carpenters' Union was chartered in approximately 1918, according to Local 1359's current business manager, Mr. Jonoff. Millwrights Local 1359 became a separate branch of the Carpenters' Union in approximately 1921. Offices for Millwrights Local 1359 are now located at 1217 Prouty Avenue, Toledo, Ohio.
Very few of this Local's early records have been saved; only within the last ten years has the Local been conscious of maintaining records. Thus, for more information, the researcher may wish to consult the records within the Carpenters Local 1138, Toledo, Ohio (MS 147), collection also held at the Center for Archival Collections.
|Scope and Content
The records of Millwrights Local 1359 document the history of this local union from 1948 to 1978. The records are rather scattered, but can be of some use to the labor historian.
The minutes of Local 1359 are not to be found in this collection except for the 1955-1957 unit minutes from those members employed at the Thyer Manufacturing Company. The District Council minutes are more complete, documenting union concerns from 1957-1969. Also within the collection are scattered minutes of the Board of Trustees of the Carpenters Pension Plan.
The general correspondence of Local 1359 spans the years 1956-178. Additional correspondence detailing the evolution and adoption of the pension plan is available for 1965-1978. Agreements between area businesses and Local 1359 are relatively complete from the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s. Specific contract disputes can be traced within the negotiation files for 1970-1975. Those researchers especially interested in labor pension plans will find that the Local 1359's records are relatively complete on this subject for the 1960s.
Financial records also are scattered and are mostly comprised of dues records, listed by company for the years 1968-1969, and a dues ledger, 1954-1957. Miscellaneous pamphlets, membership applications, and tax forms complete this collection.
MINUTES--MAUMEE VALLEY DISTRICT COUNCIL
MINUTES--THYER MANUFACTURING UNIT
MINUTES--BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CARPENTERS PENSION PLAN
MINUTES--MODEL CITIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MONTHLY PENSION REPORTS
PENSION PLAN FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
PENSION PLAN VALUATION REPORTS
PENSION FUND ACCOUNTS
TREASURER'S CASH BOOK
MISCELLANEOUS FINANCIAL RECORDS
MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED MATERIAL
Box 1: MinutesFolders
Box 2: CorrespondenceFolders
Box 3: AgreementsFolders
Box 4: Negotiation FilesFolders
Box 5: Dues RecordsFolders