United Furniture Workers of America

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The United Furniture Workers of America was organized in 1937 by seceding factions of the Upholsterers' International Union of North America; the Furniture, Carpet, Linoleum and Awning Workers International Union of North America, and by independent organizations.

From the description of United Furniture Workers of America records, 1943-1973. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38477513

Former members of the Upholsterers' International Union and others formed the United Furniture Workers of America (UFWA) as a Congress of Industrial Organizations' (CIO) affiliate in 1937. Chicago Local 18-B entered the UFWA in February 1940. In 1941, the UFWA, at its second convention, created several districts out of its 106 locals. Facing membership losses in the 1970s and 1980s, the UFWA merged with the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried and Machine Workers in 1987. This merger formed the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers.

From the description of United Furniture Workers of America, Midwest districts and local records, 1936-1981 (bulk 1950-1970). (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat record id: 713907332

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Copelof, Maxwell, 1897-. Arbitration files, ca. 1940-ca. 1970. Cornell University Library
creatorOf American Seating Company. American Seating Company. Jurisdictional dispute May 1946-June 1947 - United Furniture Workers, CIO vs. Upholsterers International Union, AFL , 1946-1949. Cornell University Library
referencedIn C.I.O. Organizing Committee. North Carolina. Papers, 1909-1957. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Papers, 1940-1954 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.). Publicity Dept. North Carolina. Papers, 1946-1953. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf United Furniture Workers of America. United Furniture Workers of America records, 1943-1973. Georgia State University
referencedIn Cioni, Peter J. Peter J. Cioni. Labor agreement collection. John Daffara, Collector. Cornell University Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sam Reiss Photographs - Part I: Negatives, Bulk, 1950-1969, 1946-1975, (Bulk 1950-1969) Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Nuchow, William, 1928-1993. William Nuchow papers, 1956-1985. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Rostan, June. June M. Rostan papers, 1975-1994. East Tennessee State University, TET
referencedIn C.I.O. Organizing Committee. South Carolina. Papers, 1946-1953. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn AFL-CIO. Internal Disputes Plan. Decisions of the Impartial Umpire, 1964-1976. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
referencedIn Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman: Legal Files, Bulk, 1940-1985, 1915-1992, (Bulk 1940-1985) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Maxwell Copelof arbitration files, ca. 1940-ca. 1970. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn Arroyo, Luis. Furniture workers. California State University, Long Beach
referencedIn Tennessee State Industrial Union Council. Papers, 1938-1953. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf United Furniture Workers of America. United Furniture Workers of America, Midwest districts and local records, 1936-1981 (bulk 1950-1970). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Joseph Magliacano Papers and Photographs, Bulk, 1923-1997, circa 1913-1997 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf United Furniture Workers of America. [Constitutions, agreements, etc.] Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn AFL-CIO Internal Disputes Plan Decisions of the Impartial Umpire, 1964-1976. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith AFL-CIO. person
associatedWith AFL-CIO. corporateBody
associatedWith American Seating Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Cioni, Peter J. person
associatedWith C.I.O. Organizing Committee. North Carolina. corporateBody
associatedWith C.I.O. Organizing Committee. South Carolina. corporateBody
associatedWith Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.). Publicity Dept. North Carolina. corporateBody
associatedWith Copelof, Maxwell. person
associatedWith Copelof, Maxwell, 1897- person
associatedWith Magliacano, Joseph person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Nuchow, William, 1928-1993. person
associatedWith Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman. corporateBody
associatedWith Reiss, Sam. person
associatedWith Rostan, June. person
associatedWith Sloan, Sam P. person
associatedWith Tennessee State Industrial Union Council. corporateBody
associatedWith United Furniture Workers of America. District 6. corporateBody
associatedWith United Furniture Workers of America. District 7. corporateBody
associatedWith United Furniture Workers of America. District 8. corporateBody
associatedWith United Furniture Workers of America. Local 18-B (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Upholsterers' International Union of North America. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
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Indiana
Chicago (Ill.)
Michigan
Illinois--Chicago
Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area
Middle West
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Furniture industry and trade--20th century
Furniture workers--Labor unions--20th century
Labor unions--20th century
Furniture workers
Furniture workers--20th century
Furniture workers--Labor unions--Organizing
Furniture workers--Labor unions
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Active 1943

Active 1973

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