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Standard Coil Organizing Campaign Collection (UE vs. IUE-CIO), 1949-1954, n.d.
MSS 058  
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Description
Flyers and other materials pertaining to the fight between three unions, the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), the International Union of Electrical, Radio, & Machine Workers, Congress of Industrial Organizations (IUE-CIO), and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), over the right to represent Standard Coil workers in 1951-1953. Also a few pamphlets published by the UE and flyers on other concerns of the day.
Background
In the early 1950s three unions vied for the right to represent the workers at the Standard Coil plant in Los Angeles. The unions were the independent United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), the International Union of Electrical, Radio, & Machine Workers, Congress of Industrial Organizations (IUE-CIO), and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which was affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. The UE, which had been representing Standard Coil, was replaced by the IUE-CIO in 1952. IUE-CIO tactics included calling the UE leadership communist. Shirley Davis, whose name appears on a few of the documents, including pay records from Standard Coil and Louis Brothers, may have originally collected these materials.
Extent
1 half-box

1/6 linear foot
Restrictions
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Availability
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