Special Collections and Archives

United Steelworkers of America, Local Union 6529 records

United Steelworkers of America, Local Union 6529 records, 1963-79

Finding Aid

Prepared by James K. Stimpert, April 9, 1981; Prepared for the Web by Shauntya Jones, July 16, 1999
1 record storage box, 2 volumes, 1 cubic foot, Storage


This material is housed in an off-site storage facility and requires up to 5 business days for retrieval. Please call or email the department with requests for this material prior to your visit.

Items under the heading of "SHELF" are oversized ledgers/volumes that remain onsite at Special Collections and Archives.


Historical Note

Through the efforts of David Gray, Ohio Labor Project, and Orien C. Brown, President of Local 6529, United Steelworkers of America (USWA), these records arrived on March 2, 1981, at the American History Research Center, Kent State University.

Local 6529 of the USWA was formed in March, 1964, and is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL/CIO). It is also a member of the Trumbull County Federation of Labor. The members of Local 6529 are employed at the Taylor-Winfield Corporation in Warren, Ohio, a company that produces welding machinery, induction heating and metal forming equipment as well as automated assembly lines.

Although Local 6529 did not come into existence until 1964, there is in the collection some material pertaining to the USWA’s organizing efforts in 1963, when the National Labor Relations Board ordered union representation elections to be held. Reference is also made in these records to an earlier organizing attempt on the part of the USWA, in the late 1940’s, which failed. Prior to the authorization of the USWA to act as bargaining agent for the employees of Taylor-Winfield, an independent company union had existed.


Scope and Content

The primary categories of materials in this collection are correspondence, in both general and subject areas, contract agreements and negotiation materials, and records of grievances and arbitration proceedings. These records are arranged first by categories and then ordered chronologically in the case of general files and alphabetically in the case of subject files. In addition, there are two oversize bound volumes of minutes from the regular membership meetings, covering the period from 1964 through 1974. These volumes also contain monthly financial reports.

This collection, studied in conjunction with the records of USWA Locals 1307, 1375 and 2243 in Trumbull County, and Local 1617 in Mahoning County, would be of value to researchers interesting in the 717 and 730 of the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, this collection would be interest to persons researching labor affairs in the Warren area. The records of Local 6529 are also useful for revealing the methods and procedures followed in organizing a local union in an already-established industrial operation.


SHELF (housed on-site)

  1. Minutes: United Steelworkers of America (USWA), Local 6529: March, 1964-December, 1969
  2. Minutes: USWA, Local 6529: January, 1970-August, 1974

Box 1
Folder -- Contents
  1. Correspondence: General: March, 1964-December, 1965
  2. Correspondence: General: January, 1966-December, 1967
  3. Correspondence: General: January, 1968-December, 1969
  4. Correspondence: General: February, 1970-December, 1971
  5. Correspondence: General: January, 1972-November, 1973
  6. Correspondence: General: January-March, 1974
  7. Correspondence: General: April-July, 1974
  8. Correspondence: General: August-December, 1974
  9. Correspondence: General: January, 1975-August, 1979; and undated
  10. Correspondence: Subject file, arbitration cases involving merit pay increases: July, 1965-October, 1967
  11. Subject file: Contract negotiations, Local 6529: January, 1967-April, 1971; and undated, 1971
  12. Subject file: Contract negotiations, Local 6529: January-May, 1974; and undated
  13. Subject file: Contract termination, Local 6529: August, 1967; January, 1971-February, 1974
  14. Subject file: Contract termination, Local 6529: undated
  15. Subject file: Executive Board meetings, Local 6529: November, 1971- April, 1972
  16. Subject file: Executive Board meetings, Local 6529: May-November, 1972; and undated
  17. Subject file: Grievance and arbitration case (Charles Adams): July-October, 1973
  18. Subject file: Grievance and arbitration case (James Alden): August-October, 1967; and undated
  19. Subject file: Grievance and arbitration case (Michael Bender): October, 1965
  20. Subject file: Grievance and arbitration case (Carl Coombs): undated
  21. Subject file: Grievance and arbitration case (John Gnat): April-August, 1972
  22. Subject file: Grievance and arbitration case (Ray Norton and Howard Wrey): November, 1969-April, 1970; and undated
  23. Subject file: Grievance and arbitration case (Tom Rogers): December, 1968-July, 1969; and undated
  24. Subject file: Grievance and arbitration case (Leo Traillon): October, 1971-February, 1972
  25. Subject file: Miscellaneous grievance and arbitration materials, Local 6529: March, 1965-July, 1975
  26. Subject file: Heavy Machine Builders Conference: August, 1967-August, 1968
  27. Subject file: Heavy Machine Builders Conference: September, 1969-April, 1970; and undated
  28. Subject file: Plant strike: September, 1967-February, 1968; and undated
  29. Subject file: Strike relief and benefits: November, 1969; January-June, 1974; and undated
  30. Subject file: Union election materials, Local 6529: May-June, 1970; January-February, 1973
  31. Subject file: Union representation election, Taylor-Winfield Corporation: May-June, 1964; and undated
  32. Subject file: Work stoppage: July-August, 1967
  33. Agreements: General, Local 6529: July, 1966-March, 1971; and undated
  34. Agreements: Job description and classification, Local 6529: February, 1968-February, 1971
  35. Agreements: Job description and classification, Local 6529: February, 1972-March, 1973; and undated
  36. USWA college scholarship program: September, 1968-December, 1970; and undated
  37. Publications: Arbitration Newsletter: August, 1973-June, 1975
  38. Publications: Program of Insurance Benefits, Local 6529: November, 1964; February, 1968
  39. Miscellaneous items: December, 1966-October, 1973; and undated