MS 383 - Communication Workers of America, Local 4323
|MS 383 - Communication Workers of America, Local 4323
Local 4323 is a member of the Communication Workers of America (C.W.A.-C.I.O.). It was organized on February 12, 1953, at the City Hall in Tiffin, Ohio. It encompasses a multi-county region in Northwest Ohio including such cities as Defiance, Fostoria, Findlay, Fremont, Lima, Sandusky, Norwalk, Tiffin and Upper Sandusky. Local 4323's membership is predominantly composed of employees of A.T. and T. and Ohio Bell. There are no headquarters for this Local.
|Scope and Content
The strength of this collection lies primarily in the minutes of the meetings attended by the general membership. These minutes cover the years 1953, when the Local was established, to 1979. Records of grievance conferences between Local 4323 members and the companies that employed them provide insight into some of the problems employees faced on the job and how they looked to the Union for assistance. Contracts between the Union and employers such as A.T. and T. and Ohio Bell exist for the years 1974 through 1982. A monthly newsletter highlights problems and concerns of Local 4323 members, often with biting satire. A minimal amount of correspondence is found in this collection and provides little insight into the running of the Local as this series contains no copies of outgoing correspondence.
Some of the materials in this collection might prove useful to the labor historian as well as the historian interested in the impact of technology as the records cover a thirty year period when the major telephone companies were becoming increasingly computerized.
GENERAL LEGAL DOCUMENTS
COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE
GENERAL PAMPHLETS AND FLYERS