United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America, Local Union 102, Records, 1938-1979
United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America, Local Union 102 records, 1938-79
Prepared by James K. Stimpert, April 22, 1981; Prepared for the Web by Justin B. Keiser, July 14, 2000
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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
Constitution, United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America (URW): November, 1975
Constitutional changes, URW: November, 1949
Bylaws, URW, District 1: 1957; 1961; and undated
Bylaws, Local 102: 1945; 1954; 1956
Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: August, 1938
Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: March, 1946
Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: July, 1946
Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: April, 1947
Minutes, URW, District 1 Council: March, 1948
Minutes, Local 102: April, 1952-May, 1954
Minutes, Local 102: May, 1954-May, 1956
Minutes, Local 102: November, 1957-November 1959
Minutes, Local 102: January, 1960-November, 1961
Minutes, Local 102: December, 1961-October, 1963
Minutes, Local 102: November, 1963-November, 1965
Minutes, Local 102: November, 1967-August, 1969
Minutes, Local 102: September, 1969-July, 1971
Minutes, Local 102: August, 1971-February, 1974
Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: December, 1948-January, 1951
Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: November, 1957-October, 1960
Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: December, 1960-July, 1964
Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: July, 1964-April, 1967
Minutes, Local 102: Executive Board: November, 1970-January, 1975
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