Special Collections and Archives

United Steelworkers of America, Local Union 1375 records

United Steelworkers of America, Local Union 1375 records, 1938-1973

Finding Aid

Prepared by John A. Muntean July 14, 1980; Prepared for the Web by Mikhail Slobodinskii, June 14, 1999
4 record storage boxes, 4 cubic feet, Storage
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Scope and Content

Through the efforts of Patricia Burnett of the Ohio Labor History Project and Milton Cross, President, Local Union 1375, United Steelworkers of America, these records arrived on May 23, 1980, at the American History Research Center, Kent State University.

Local 1375 is a steelworkers union associated with the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (A. F. L.-C. I. O.). Although the majority of the members of Local 1375 have been employed at the Republic Steel Corporation in Warren, Ohio, others work for either the Koppers Company or the Warren Slag Corporation which are also located in Warren.

The records in this collection span the years 1938 to 1973, although the bulk of the material relates to the 1950's and the 1960's. Among the type of material contained within this collection are bylaws, correspondence, minutes, special in-mill union meeting minutes, contract agreements, complaints and grievances, and arbitration hearings and decisions. There is little by way of financial records. The records have been kept in topical categories and then arranged chronologically.

This collection will prove especially useful to researchers interested in grievance and arbitration matters between labor and management. It also helps to document the reaction of a local to the steelworker strikes in 1952, 1955, and 1959.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents
  1. Constitutions of United Steelworkers of America (USWA): 1950, 1952, 1954
  2. Constitutions of USWA: 1956, 1960, 1962
  3. Constitutions of USWA: 1966, 1968, 1970
  4. Constitutions of USWA: 1972, 1974
  5. Bylaws: 1947, 1965, 1967
  6. Correspondence: February, 1949-March, 1949; May, 1949-August, 1949; November, 1949-December, 1949
  7. Correspondence: January, 1950-September, 1950; November, 1950
  8. Correspondence: February, 1951-April, 1951; June, 1951-July, 1951; October, 1951-December, 1951
  9. Correspondence: February, 1952-December, 1952
  10. Correspondence: January, 1953-March, 1953; May, 1953-August, 1953
  11. Correspondence: January, 1957; October, 1957
  12. Correspondence: January, 1958-March, 1958; June, 1958; August, 1958 - September, 1958
  13. Correspondence: October, 1958-December, 1958
  14. Correspondence: January, 1959-March, 1959
  15. Correspondence: April, 1959-August, 1959
  16. Correspondence: October, 1959-December, 1959
  17. Correspondence: January, 1960-March, 1960
  18. Correspondence: April, 1960-June, 1960
  19. Correspondence: July, 1960-September, 1960
  20. Correspondence: November, 1960-December, 1960
  21. Correspondence: January, 1961-May, 1961; August, 1961; November, 1961 - December, 1961
  22. Correspondence: January, 1962-February, 1962; July, 1962; October, 1962 - December, 1962
  23. Correspondence: February, 1963-March, 1963
  24. Correspondence: January, 1964; April, 1966-July, 1966; December, 1967
  25. Correspondence: January, 1968-March, 1968
  26. Correspondence: April, 1968-June, 1968
  27. Correspondence: July, 1968-August, 1968
  28. Correspondence: September, 1968-December, 1968
  29. Correspondence: January, 1969-April, 1969
  30. Correspondence: May, 1969-August, 1969
  31. Correspondence: September, 1969-December, 1969
  32. Correspondence: January, 1970-June, 1970
  33. Correspondence: March, 1972; May, 1972-June, 1972; September, 1972; March, 1973
  34. United Steelworkers of America, Local 1375 (USWA/1375), minutes: December, 1951; January, 1952; June, 1952-August, 1952
  35. USWA/1375, minutes: June, 1956-July, 1956; October, 1957
  36. USWA/1375, minutes: April, 1960; July, 1960; August, 1961-December, 1961
  37. USWA/1375, minutes: January, 1962-March, 1962
  38. USWA/1375, minutes: April, 1962-June, 1962
  39. USWA/1375, minutes: July, 1962
  40. USWA/1375, minutes: August, 1962-September, 1962
  41. USWA/1375, minutes: October, 1962-December, 1962
  42. USWA/1375, minutes: January 1963-March, 1963
  43. USWA/1375, minutes: April, 1963-July, 1963
  44. USWA/1375, minutes: August, 1963-October, 1963
  45. USWA/1375, minutes: November, 1963-December, 1963
  46. USWA/1375, minutes: January, 1964-February, 1964; September, 1965
  47. USWA/1375, Executive Board Meeting, minutes: May 26, 1952; September 2, 1952; July 20, 1953; June 25, 1955; April 27, 1957
  48. USWA/1375, Executive Board Meeting, minutes: November 9, 1960; July 5, 1962; July 25, 1962; September 29, 1962; July 5, 1962; July 25, 1962; September 29, 1962; July 27, 1963

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. USWA/1375, Special In-Mill Union Meetings, minutes: June, 1961-December, 1961
  2. USWA/1375, Special In-Mill Union Meetings, minutes: January, 1962-February, 1962
  3. USWA/1375, Special In-Mill Union Meetings, minutes: March, 1962-June, 1962
  4. USWA/1375, Special In-Mill Union Meetings, minutes: July, 1962-December, 1962
  5. USWA/1375, Special In-Mill Union Meetings, minutes: January, 1963; March, 1963-September, 1963; March, 1964
  6. USWA/1375, Steel Strike Committee Meetings, minutes: April, 1952-June, 1952
  7. USWA/1375, Steel Strike Committee Meetings, minutes: July, 1952
  8. USWA/1375, Steel Strike Committee Meetings, minutes: June, 1955
  9. USWA/1375, Steel Strike Committee Meetings, minutes: July, 1959
  10. USWA/1375, Steel Strike Committee Meetings, minutes: August, 1959-November, 1959
  11. USWA/1375, Steel Strike Committee Report, USWA, District 26: 1959-1960
  12. USWA/1375, Financial reports: 1938-1944; 1950; 1953; 1961
  13. USWA, Contracts with Republic Steel Corporation: 1942; 1947; 1949
  14. USWA, Contracts with Republic Steel Corporation: 1954
  15. USWA, Contracts with Republic Steel Corporation: 1956
  16. USWA, Contracts with Republic Steel Corporation: 1960
  17. USWA, Contracts with Republic Steel Corporation: 1962
  18. USWA, Contracts with Republic Steel Corporation: 1968
  19. USWA, Contracts with Warren Slag Corporation: 1952; 1954
  20. USWA, Contracts with Warren Slag Corporation: 1955-1956
  21. USWA, Contracts with Warren Slag Corporation: 1958-1959
  22. USWA, Contracts with Warren Slag Corporation: 1960
  23. USWA, Contracts with Warren Slag Corporation: 1968
  24. USWA, Extension Agreement with Koppers Company, Inc., Tar Products Division: June 30, 1959
  25. Job classifications and descriptions: 1951; 1952; 1959
  26. Preliminary grievances: May, 1955; November, 1955; January, 1956-February, 1956; June, 1956
  27. Preliminary grievances: September, 1957; January, 1959; March, 1959-June, 1959; November, 1959
  28. Preliminary grievances: January, 1961-march, 1961; August, 1961
  29. Preliminary grievances: September, 1961
  30. Preliminary grievances: October, 1961
  31. Preliminary grievances: November, 1961
  32. Preliminary grievances: December, 1961

Box 3
Folder -- Contents

  1. Preliminary grievances: January, 1962-February, 1962
  2. Preliminary grievances: March, 1962
  3. Preliminary grievances: April, 1962
  4. Preliminary grievances: May, 1962-June, 1962
  5. Preliminary grievances: July, 1962
  6. Preliminary grievances: August, 1962; October, 1962-December 1962
  7. Preliminary grievances: January, 1963-February, 1963
  8. Preliminary grievances: May, 1963-August, 1963
  9. Preliminary grievances: September, 1963; November, 1963; February 24, 1964
  10. Grievances filed against Republic Steel Corporation: 1944; 1948; 1951 - 1952; 1955; 1963
  11. Agreements reached between Local Union 1375 and Republic Steel Corporation concerning grievances filed: 1953-1954
  12. Grievance withdrawn, W902: March 14, 1955
  13. Grievance withdrawn, W910: April 6, 1955
  14. Grievance withdrawn, W901: May 2, 1955
  15. Grievance withdrawn, W909: May 17, 1955
  16. Grievance withdrawn, W907: June 8, 1955
  17. Grievance withdrawn, W925: June 20, 1955
  18. Grievance withdrawn, W930: June 22, 1955
  19. Grievance withdrawn, W927: June 23 1955
  20. Grievance withdrawn, W923: July 15, 1955
  21. Grievance withdrawn, W913: July 28, 1955
  22. Grievance withdrawn, W908: July 29, 1955
  23. Grievance withdrawn, W919: August 15, 1955
  24. Grievance withdrawn, W770; W900: August 29, 1955
  25. Grievance withdrawn, W929: September 8, 1955
  26. Grievance withdrawn, W932: September 8, 1955
  27. Grievance withdrawn, W979: September 9, 1955
  28. Grievance withdrawn, W918: September 15, 1955
  29. Grievance withdrawn, W928: September 28, 1955
  30. Grievance withdrawn, W939: October 10, 1955
  31. Grievance withdrawn, W943: October 10, 1955
  32. Grievance withdrawn, W974: October 13, 1955
  33. Grievance withdrawn, W917: October 28, 1955
  34. Grievance withdrawn, W962: November 1, 1955
  35. Grievance withdrawn, W906: November 3, 1955
  36. Grievance withdrawn, W937: November 3, 1955
  37. Grievance withdrawn, W942: November 3, 1955
  38. Grievance withdrawn, W953: November 3, 1955
  39. Grievance withdrawn, W948: November 16, 1955
  40. Grievance withdrawn, W950: November 16, 1955
  41. Grievance withdrawn, W945: November 21, 1955
  42. Grievance withdrawn, W984: November 23, 1955
  43. Grievance withdrawn, W914: November 25, 1955
  44. Grievance withdrawn, W941: December 2, 1955
  45. Grievance withdrawn, W960: December 2, 1955
  46. Grievance withdrawn, W963: December 2, 1955
  47. Grievance withdrawn, W982: December 15, 1955
  48. Grievance withdrawn, W933: December 23, 1955
  49. Grievance withdrawn, W931: December 29, 1955
  50. Grievance withdrawn, W959: December 31, 1955
  51. Grievance withdrawn, W936: January 4, 1956
  52. Grievance withdrawn, W993: January 4, 1956
  53. Grievance withdrawn, W947: January 11, 1956
  54. Grievance withdrawn, W971: January 13, 1956
  55. Grievance withdrawn, W976: January 18, 1956
  56. Grievance withdrawn, W946: January 25, 1956
  57. Grievance withdrawn, W911: February 1, 1956
  58. Grievance withdrawn, W961: February 14, 1956
  59. Grievance withdrawn, W1012: February 21, 1956
  60. Grievance withdrawn, W1010: February 22. 1956
  61. Grievance withdrawn, W998: February 25, 1956
  62. Grievance withdrawn, W997: March 9, 1956
  63. Grievance withdrawn, W926: April 4, 1956
  64. Grievance withdrawn, W954; W975; W989; W825: April 4, 1956
  65. Grievance withdrawn, W990: April 5, 1956
  66. Grievance withdrawn, W996: April 12, 1956
  67. Grievance withdrawn, W992: April 20, 1956
  68. Grievance withdrawn, W1019: May 3, 1956
  69. Grievance withdrawn, W952: May 4. 1956
  70. Grievance withdrawn, W978: May 9, 1956
  71. Grievance withdrawn, W1017: May 24, 1956
  72. Grievance withdrawn, W995: May 28, 1956
  73. Grievance withdrawn, W973: June 28, 1956
  74. Grievance withdrawn, W938: June 30, 1956
  75. Grievance withdrawn, W904: September 10, 1956
  76. Grievance withdrawn, W924: October 11, 1956
  77. Grievance withdrawn, W940: October 11, 1956
  78. Grievance withdrawn, W951: October 11, 1956
  79. Grievance withdrawn, W970: October 11, 1956
  80. Grievance withdrawn, W988: October 11, 1956
  81. Grievance withdrawn, W1013: October 11, 1956
  82. Grievance withdrawn, W1014: October 11, 1956
  83. Grievance withdrawn, W1018: October 11, 1956
  84. Grievance withdrawn, W977: October 24, 1956
  85. Grievance withdrawn, W1016: October 25, 1956
  86. Grievance withdrawn, W987: November 24, 1956
  87. Grievance withdrawn, W1011: February 25, 1957
  88. Grievance withdrawn, W1205: March 26, 1957
  89. Grievance withdrawn, W1202: April 1, 1957
  90. Grievance withdrawn, W1221: April 5, 1957
  91. Grievance withdrawn, W1227: April 10, 1957
  92. Grievance withdrawn, W1224: May 1, 1957
  93. Grievance withdrawn, W1223: May 2, 1957
  94. Grievance withdrawn, W1232: May 6, 1957
  95. Grievance withdrawn, W1207: May 8, 1957
  96. Grievance withdrawn, W1246: May 10, 1957
  97. Grievance withdrawn, W1235: May 17, 1957
  98. Grievance withdrawn, W1242: May 23, 1957
  99. Grievance withdrawn, W1210: June 27, 1957
  100. Grievance withdrawn, W1222: July 15, 1957

Box 4
Folder -- Contents

  1. Grievance withdrawn, W1216: July 15, 1957
  2. Grievance withdrawn, W1220: July 15, 1957
  3. Grievance withdrawn, W1204: August 23, 1957
  4. Grievance withdrawn, W1231: September 9, 1957
  5. Grievance withdrawn, W1241: September 9, 1957
  6. Grievance withdrawn, W1211: September 13, 1957
  7. Grievance withdrawn, W1243: September 16, 1957
  8. Grievance withdrawn, W1203: September 18, 1957
  9. Grievance withdrawn, W1206: September 18, 1957
  10. Grievance withdrawn, W1208: September 18, 1957
  11. Grievance withdrawn, W1209: September 18, 1957
  12. Grievance withdrawn, W1212: September 18, 1957
  13. Grievance withdrawn, W1213: September 18, 1957
  14. Grievance withdrawn, W1219: September 18, 1957
  15. Grievance withdrawn, W1237: October 9, 1957
  16. Grievance withdrawn, W1233: November 1, 1957
  17. Grievance withdrawn, W1214: November 25, 1957
  18. Grievance withdrawn, W1217: November 25, 1957
  19. Grievance withdrawn, W1215: December 5, 1957
  20. Grievance withdrawn, W1201: December 7, 1957
  21. Grievance withdrawn, W912: December 12, 1957
  22. Grievance withdrawn, W969: December 12, 1957
  23. Grievance withdrawn, W1230: December 20, 1957
  24. Grievance withdrawn, W1247: January 9, 1958
  25. Grievance withdrawn, W1225: January 10, 1958
  26. Grievance withdrawn, W1226: January 10, 1958
  27. Grievance withdrawn, W1229: January 10, 1958
  28. Grievance withdrawn, W1234: January 10, 1958
  29. Grievance withdrawn, W1236: January 10, 1958
  30. Grievance withdrawn, W1240: January 10, 1958
  31. Grievance withdrawn, W1218: January 23, 1958
  32. Grievance withdrawn, W1228: January 23, 1958
  33. Grievance withdrawn, W1244: January 23, 1958
  34. Grievance withdrawn, W1245: January 23, 1958
  35. Grievance withdrawn, W1239: March 23, 1959
  36. Grievance withdrawn, W1238: December 1, 1959
  37. Requests for Arbitration of Grievance: July, 1957; November, 1957; January, 1958
  38. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: July, 1946; October, 1946; March, 1948
  39. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: January, 1954; April, 1954; August, 1954
  40. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: February, 1955-March, 1955; May, 1955 - July, 1955
  41. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: August, 1955-December, 1955
  42. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: January, 1956-March, 1956
  43. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: April, 1956-September, 1956
  44. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: October, 1956-December, 1956
  45. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: January, 1957-March, 1957
  46. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: April, 1957
  47. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: May, 1957-September, 1957
  48. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: October, 1957-December, 1957
  49. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: January, 1958-March, 1958
  50. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: May, 1958; July, 1958
  51. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: August, 1958; November, 1958-December, 1958
  52. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: January, 1959-February, 1959; April, 1959-May, 1959
  53. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: June, 1959-July, 1959; December, 1959
  54. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: January, 1960-February, 1960; June, 1960-August, 1960; October, 1960-December, 1960
  55. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: April, 1961; August, 1961
  56. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: January, 1962-March, 1962
  57. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: June, 1962-August, 1962
  58. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: September, 1962
  59. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: October, 1962
  60. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: November, 1962 -December, 1962
  61. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: March, 1963
  62. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: April, 1963-May, 1963
  63. Arbitration decisions, Local 1375: June-July, 1963; August, 1966
  64. Arbitration matters, Local 1098, Cleveland, Ohio: 1966
  65. Arbitration matters, Local 1200, Canton, Ohio: 1966
  66. Arbitration matters, Local 2265, Cleveland, Ohio: 1966
  67. Miscellaneous publications