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United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America, Local Union 102 records

United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America, Local Union 102 records, 1938-79

Finding Aid

Prepared by James K. Stimpert, April 22, 1981; Prepared for the Web by Justin B. Keiser, July 14, 2000
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Historical Note

Through the efforts of David Gray, Ohio Labor History Project, and Frank Ciarniello, President of Local 102, United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America (URW), these records arrived on November 21, 1980, at the American History Research Center, Kent State University.

The URW, an international union with headquarters at Akron, Ohio, was organized on September 12, 1935. Local 102 was formed shortly thereafter in Youngstown, Ohio. Members of Local 102 are employed at Aeroquip Corporation in Youngstown, a subsidiary of Libby- Owens-Ford Corportation. Prior to 1968, the plant was operated by Republic Rubber Division of the Lee Tire and Rubber Corporation. Throughout its existence, Local 102 has produced rubber hose and other rubber components for industrial use. During World War II, however, the company manufactured rubber parts for military aircraft.

Scope and Content

Although the materials in this collection date from 1938 through 1979, the heaviest concentration is on the 1950s and 1960s. The largest categories consist of corresponsence, as well as agreements, contract negotiation materials, arbitration proceedings, and grievances. There are also bound volumes of minutes from both membership meeting and Executive Board meetings, spanning the period 1948 through 1975. Materials relating to the Skilled Trades Council, a subdivision of the URW, have been kept together. They are separate from other local 102 records and may be found in the last eight folders of box seven. All materials have been arranged first by categories, and then ordered alphabetically in the case of subject files and chronologically in the case of the more numerous general files.

This collection, used in conjunction with the records of other Youngstown area labor unions, such as Local 476 of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers, Branch 385 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, and Local 1617 of the United Steelworkers of America, will prove of value primarily to researchers interested in labor affairs in the Youngstown area. In addition, there are folders of materials dealing with the industrial mobilization for World War II, the post-war recoversion to a peacetime economy, as well as the seniority rights of returning veterans who had been employed by Republic Rubber Division before the war.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Constitution, United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America (URW): November, 1975
  2. Constitutional changes, URW: November, 1949
  3. Bylaws, URW, District 1: 1957; 1961; and undated
  4. Bylaws, Local 102: 1945; 1954; 1956
  5. Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: August, 1938
  6. Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: March, 1946
  7. Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: July, 1946
  8. Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: April, 1947
  9. Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: March, 1948
  10. Minutes, Local 102: April, 1952-May, 1954
  11. Minutes, Local 102: May, 1954-May, 1956
  12. Minutes, Local 102: November, 1957-November 1959
  13. Minutes, Local 102: January, 1960-November, 1961
  14. Minutes, Local 102: December, 1961-October, 1963
  15. Minutes, Local 102: November, 1963-November, 1965
  16. Minutes, Local 102: November, 1967-August, 1969
  17. Minutes, Local 102: September, 1969-July, 1971
  18. Minutes, Local 102: August, 1971-February, 1974
  19. Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: December, 1948-January, 1951
  20. Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: November, 1957-October, 1960
  21. Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: December, 1960-July, 1964
  22. Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: July, 1964-April, 1967
  23. Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: November, 1970-January, 1975
  24. Correspondence, general: May, 1938-December, 1942
  25. Correspondence, general: January, 1943-December, 1945
  26. Correspondence, general: January-December, 1946
  27. Correspondence, general: January-April, 1947
  28. Correspondence, general: May-October, 1947
  29. Correspondence, general: November-December, 1947
  30. Correspondence, general: January-March, 1948
  31. Correspondence, general: April-July, 1948
  32. Correspondence, general: August-October, 1948
  33. Correspondence, general: November, 1948-February, 1949
  34. Correspondence, general: March-April, 1949

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence, general: May-December, 1949
  2. Correspondence, general: January-June, 1950
  3. Correspondence, general: July, 1950-June, 1951
  4. Correspondence, general: July, 1951-January, 1952
  5. Correspondence, general: February-June, 1952
  6. Correspondence, general: July-December, 1952
  7. Correspondence, general: January-August, 1953
  8. Correspondence, general: October, 1953-June, 1954
  9. Correspondence, general: August, 1954-April, 1955
  10. Correspondence, general: May-December, 1955
  11. Correspondence, general: January-July, 1956
  12. Correspondence, general: August, 1956-May, 1957
  13. Correspondence, general: June, 1957-July, 1958
  14. Correspondence, general: August, 1958-November, 1959
  15. Correspondence, general: January-October, 1960
  16. Correspondence, general: December, 1960-July, 1962
  17. Correspondence, general: August, 1962-February, 1963
  18. Correspondence, general: March-December, 1963
  19. Correspondence, general: January-October, 1964
  20. Correspondence, general: November, 1964-May, 1965
  21. Correspondence, general: June, 1965-February, 1966
  22. Correspondence, general: March, 1966-January, 1967
  23. Correspondence, general: February-June, 1967
  24. Correspondence, general: July-December, 1967
  25. Correspondence, general: January, 1968
  26. Correspondence, general: February, 1968
  27. Correspondence, general: March, 1968
  28. Correspondence, general: April, 1968
  29. Correspondence, general: May-September, 1968
  30. Correspondence, general: October-November, 1968
  31. Correspondence, general: December, 1968-February, 1969
  32. Correspondence, general: March-April, 1969
  33. Correspondence, general: May-June, 1969
  34. Correspondence, general: July-September, 1969
  35. Correspondence, general: October-December, 1969
  36. Correspondence, general: January-March, 1970
  37. Correspondence, general: April-August, 1970

Box 3
Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence, general: September-December, 1970
  2. Correspondence, general: January-April, 1971
  3. Correspondence, general: May-July, 1971
  4. Correspondence, general: August-September, 1971
  5. Correspondence, general: October-December, 1971
  6. Correspondence, general: January-March, 1972
  7. Correspondence, general: April-August, 1972
  8. Correspondence, general: September-December, 1972
  9. Correspondence, general: January-February, 1973
  10. Correspondence, general: March-July, 1973
  11. Correspondence, general: August-December, 1973
  12. Correspondence, general: January-March, 1974
  13. Correspondence, general: April-May, 1974
  14. Correspondence, general: June-October, 1974
  15. Correspondence, general: November, 1974-February, 1975
  16. Correspondence, general: April, 1975-May, 1976
  17. Correspondence, general: June, 1976-January, 1978
  18. Correspondence, general: undated
  19. Subject file, Federal Mediation and Councilation Service, miscellaneous items: June, 1949-March, 1959; and undated
  20. Subject file, Plant Protection workers, Local 102: October, 1951; February, 1952
  21. Subject file, Safety and Sanitary Committee, miscellaneous items, Local 102: July, 1951-October, 1974; and undated
  22. Subject file, URW, miscellaneous materials regarding re-employment of returning World War II veterans: August, 1943; January-July, 1946.
  23. Subject file, URW, union organization packets: 1970
  24. Agreements, URW: 1947; 1957
  25. Agreements, Local 102: 1941-1944
  26. Agreements, Local 102: 1946-1948
  27. Agreements, Local 102: 1950
  28. Agreements, Local 102: 1951-1953
  29. Agreements, Local 102: 1954-1956
  30. Agreements, Local 102: 1957-1958
  31. Agreements, Local 102: 1959-1961
  32. Agreements, Local 102: 1963-1965
  33. Agreements, Local 102: 1967
  34. Agreements, Local 102: 1968-1969
  35. Agreements, Local 102: 1970
  36. Agreements, Local 102: 1972; 1974-1975; and undated
  37. Agreements, Local 102 (cafeteria workers): 1949; 1960; 1962; 1966; 1969

Box 4
Folder -- Contents

  1. Agreements, Local 102, fringe benefits: 1949-1950
  2. Agreements, Local 102, fringe benefits: 1955
  3. Agreements, Local 102, fringe benefits: 1956-1959
  4. Agreements, Local 102, fringe benefits: 1961-1964
  5. Agreements, Local 102, fringe benefits: 1965-1967
  6. Agreements, Local 102, fringe benefits: 1968-1970
  7. Agreements, Local 102, fringe benefits: 1973
  8. Agreements, Local 102, fringe benefits: 1977; and undated
  9. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: February, August, 1941; March, June, August-December, undated, 1942
  10. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: January-March, May, July-August, October-December, undated, 1943
  11. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: January-March, 1944
  12. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: July-December, undated, 1944
  13. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: January-March, 1945
  14. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: April-May, 1945
  15. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: June-August, December, 1945
  16. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: January-June, 1946
  17. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: January, March-May, September-October, 1947
  18. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: March-July, September-December, undated, 1948
  19. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: January, March-April, June, 1949
  20. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: July-October, 1949
  21. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: November, 1949
  22. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: December, undated, 1949
  23. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: January-February, May-August, October, December, 1950
  24. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: January-February, June, September, November, 1951
  25. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: January-April, undated, 1952
  26. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: November, 1954; January-April, 1955
  27. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: July-September, November-December, undated, 1955
  28. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: March, May, September, 1956
  29. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: October-November, undated, 1956; April, 1959
  30. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: May, 1961; August, 1962; December, 1963; February, April-May, December, 1964
  31. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: February-June, 1965; June, August, 1967
  32. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: May, 1968; February, May-June, August-November 1969
  33. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: June, 1971; June, 1972; June-August, October-November, 1977
  34. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: undated
  35. Arbitration hearings, Local 102: undated

Box 5
Folder -- Contents

  1. Contract negotiations, Local 102: January-June, November-December, 1950
  2. Contract negotiations, Local 102: undated, 1950
  3. Contract negotiations, Local 102: March-June, September-November, undated, 1951
  4. Contract negotiations, Local 102: January, March-April, 1952
  5. Contract negotiations, Local 102: May-September, undated, 1952
  6. Contract negotiations, Local 102: January, March, September, November-December, 1953
  7. Contract negotiations, Local 102: undated, 1953; and undated
  8. Contract negotiations, Local 102: January-February, May, September, December, undated, 1954
  9. Contract negotiations, Local 102: January, May, July, September-October, undated, 1955
  10. Contract negotiations, Local 102: January, March-April, June-July, undated, 1956
  11. Contract negotiations, Local 102: February, April, 1957
  12. Contract negotiations, Local 102: April-May, 1963
  13. Contract negotiations, Local 102: June-July, 1963
  14. Contract negotiations, Local 102: August-December, 1963
  15. Contract negotiations, Local 102: undated, 1963
  16. Contract negotiations, Local 102: April, August-October, 1965
  17. Contract negotiations, Local 102: undated, 1965
  18. Contract negotiations, Local 102: January-February, April, June-July, 1970
  19. Contract negotiations, Local 102: August-October, undated, 1970
  20. Contract negotiations, Local 102: undated, 1970
  21. Contract negotiations, Local 102 (cafeteria workers): June, 1942; May, September, 1949; June, 1950; January, 1951; July-October, 1952; October-November, 1953
  22. Contract negotiations, Local 102 (cafeteria workers): October-December, undated, 1954; January, December, 1955; February, 1957
  23. Contract negotiations, Local 102, miscellaneous items: September, 1942-December, 1956
  24. Contract negotiations, Local 102, miscellaneous items: March, 1957-October, 1967
  25. Contract negotiations, Local 102, miscellaneous items: undated, 1970
  26. Contract negotiations, Local 102, miscellaneous items: December, 1971-undated, 1973
  27. Contract negotiations, Local 102, miscellaneous items: undated
  28. Contract negotiations, Local 102, miscellaneous items: undated
  29. Contract negotiations, Local 102, miscellaneous items: undated
  30. Disciplinary hearings: January, 1966-February, 1968
  31. Disciplinary hearings: March-October, 1968
  32. Disciplinary hearings: November, 1968-March, 1969
  33. Disciplinary hearings: April-June, 1969
  34. Disciplinary hearings: July-September, 1969
  35. Disciplinary hearings: October-November, 1969
  36. Disciplinary hearings: December, 1969-January, 1970
  37. Disciplinary hearings: February-June, 1970
  38. Disciplinary hearings: July-September, 1970

Box 6
Folder -- Contents

  1. Disciplinary hearings: October, 1970-March, 1971
  2. Disciplinary hearings: April-July, 1971
  3. Disciplinary hearings: August-October, 1971
  4. Disciplinary hearings: November, 1971-October, 1972
  5. Disciplinary hearings: January-June, 1973
  6. Disciplinary hearings: July-October, 1973
  7. Disciplinary hearings: November, 1973-February, 1974
  8. Disciplinary hearings: March-June, 1974
  9. Disciplinary hearings: July, 1974-January, 1975
  10. Disciplinary hearings: February, 1975-February, 1977
  11. Financial records, Local 102, monthly reports: June, September, December, 1952; January, March, May-June, August-November, 1953; January-May, October, 1954; January, March-May, July, September-October, December, 1955; January-February, May-September, 1956; January, March, May, July, September, November, 1957; and undated
  12. Financial records, Local 102, Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (SUB) Trust Fund: May, July-August, October, 1957; May-July, September-December, 1958; February, May-December, 1959; January-February, April-December, 1960
  13. Financial records, Local 102, SUB Trust Fund: January-December, 1961; January-February, April-December, 1962; January, 1963; June, 1969; February, 1970; December, 1973
  14. Grievances: September, 1939-March, 1944
  15. Grievances: April-September, 1944
  16. Grievances: October, 1944-May, 1945
  17. Grievances: June, 1945-December, 1947
  18. Grievances: January-December, 1948
  19. Grievances: January-December, 1949
  20. Grievances: January-December, 1950
  21. Grievances: January-December, 1951
  22. Grievances: February-December, 1952
  23. Grievances: March, 1953-March, 1954
  24. Grievances: April, 1954-July, 1955
  25. Grievances: January, 1956-July, 1960
  26. Grievances: July-December, 1961; December, 1964-September, 1965; June, December, 1966
  27. Grievances: January-December, 1967
  28. Grievances: January-April, 1968
  29. Grievances: May-October, 1968
  30. Grievances: November-December, 1968
  31. Grievances: January-February, 1969
  32. Grievances: March-April, 1969
  33. Grievances: May-June, 1969
  34. Grievances: July 1-10, 1969
  35. Grievances: July 24-31, 1969
  36. Grievances: August-September 2, 1969
  37. Grievances: September 4, 1969
  38. Grievances: September 5-30, 1969
  39. Grievances: October, 1969
  40. Grievances: November, 1969
  41. Grievances: December, 1969
  42. Grievances: January 1-19, 1970
  43. Grievances: January 20-31, 1970

Box 7
Folder -- Contents

  1. Grievances: February, 1970
  2. Grievances: March, 1970
  3. Grievances: April-May, 1970
  4. Grievances: June, 1970
  5. Grievances: July, 1970
  6. Grievances: August-September, 1970
  7. Grievances: October-November, 1970
  8. Grievances: December, 1970
  9. Grievances: January-March, 1971
  10. Grievances: April-September, 1971
  11. Grievances: October, 1971-March, 1972
  12. Grievances: April-December, 1972
  13. Grievances: January-March, 1974
  14. Grievances: May-July, 1973
  15. Grievances: September-December, 1973
  16. Grievances: January-March, 1974
  17. Grievances: April-June, 1974
  18. Grievances: July-August, 1974
  19. Grievances: September, 1974-March, 1975
  20. Grievances: June, 1975-February, 1976
  21. Grievances: March-June, 1976
  22. Grievances: July-December, 1976
  23. Grievances: January-March, 1977
  24. Grievances: April-July, 1977
  25. Grievances: August, 1977-March, 1978
  26. Grievances: undated
  27. Skilled Trades Program, URW, Skilled Trades Conference, miscellaneous minutes: 1969-1972
  28. Skilled Trades Program, URW, miscellaneous manuals: 1973
  29. Skilled Trades Program, Local 102, agreements: 1967
  30. Skilled Trades Program, Local 102, agreements: 1970
  31. Skilled Trades Program, Local 102, agreements: 1974; 1975; 1977; and undated
  32. Skilled Trades Program, Local 102, miscellaneous items: 1958-1967
  33. Skilled Trades Program, Local 102, miscellaneous items: January, 1968-April, 1976
  34. Skilled Trades Program, Local 102, miscellaneous items: undated

Box 8
Folder -- Contents

  1. Miscellaneous publications, leaflets and newsletters: June, 1945-June, 1971
  2. Miscellaneous publications, leaflets and newsletters: undated
  3. Miscellaneous items: March, 1938-May, 1969
  4. Miscellaneous items: February, 1970-June, 1979
  5. Miscellaneous items: undated
  6. Miscellaneous items: undated