Papers, 1940-1954


Papers, 1940-1954

Papers, 1940-1954

Clothing manufacturer and labor arbitrator. Correspondence and other papers, relating to Copelof's personal and business affairs, and to his career in labor arbitration, chiefly as Commissioner of Conciliation in the U.S. Dept. of Labor, 1940-1947, and as arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association; and records of arbitration proceedings in which Copelof was involved. Correspondents include J.R. Steelman, head of the Conciliation Division of the Dept. of Labor.

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Decorators and Paperhangers of America (corporateBody)

Diehl Manufacturing Company. (corporateBody)

Spring Products Company (corporateBody)

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (corporateBody)

In 1937 a group known as the Players of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union wrote, produced and starred in Pins and Needles, a "witty and tuneful" musical revue satirizing organized labor in general and the ILGWU in particular. Numbers include "Sing us a song with social significance," Doin' the reactionary," and "One big union for two." The play was so successful that it was given a regular run at the Labor Stage in New York, with new skits and songs added periodically to keep the ...

Worthington Corporation (corporateBody)

Amos Rice Coal Company (corporateBody)

Wilkes - Barre Lace Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

Associated Shoe Industries, inc. (corporateBody)

Innersole Manufacturers (corporateBody)

International Ladies' Garment Workers of America (corporateBody)

Federation of Glass, Ceramic, Silica Sand Workers of America (corporateBody)

Century Skirt Company (corporateBody)

Associated Corset and Brassiere Manufacturers, inc. (corporateBody)

Shenango Furnace Compnay (corporateBody)

Parks' Sausage and Provisions Company, Incorporated (corporateBody)

Monsanto Chemical (corporateBody)

Field and Flint Company (corporateBody)

Daly Brothers Shoe Company (corporateBody)

Electrical Departments (corporateBody)

New England Counter Company (corporateBody)

United Chemical Workers of America (corporateBody)

Templeton Radio Company (corporateBody)

Wesel Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

United Shoe Machinery Corporation (corporateBody)

This collection contains the transcripts and records of the 1949-1952 Sherman Act antitrust proceedings against the United Shoe Machinery Corporation in Massachusetts' federal court. United Shoe Machinery was created in 1899 by a merger of Goodyear Machinery Company, Consolidated Hand Lasting Machine Company, and McKay Shoe Machinery Company. It quickly became an international corporation and achieved nearly complete market domination in the United States. Un...

Algy Shoes, Inc. (corporateBody)

Lace, Accessory and Finisher's Union (corporateBody)

American Brake Shoe Company (corporateBody)

Manhattan Rubber Workers (corporateBody)

Stillman Shoe Company (corporateBody)

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (corporateBody)

District 7 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) consisted of locals throughout Ohio and are now part of the UE's Eastern Region. From the description of UE National Office records relating to District 7 and District 7 locals, 1936-1990s. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 767644242 District 5 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) consisted of locals throughout Canada. From the description...

Harjer Furniture Limited (corporateBody)

United Shoe Workers of America Joint Council (corporateBody)

Babcock and Wilcox Company. (corporateBody)

Two papers written by e.G. Bailey and W.I. Collins for Babcock and Wilxcox. From the description of Two articles : Development of power from coal and Small and medium size cyclone furnace boilers 1935-1954 [manuscript] (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 402690219 ...

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (corporateBody)

U.S. Bobbin and Shuttle Company (corporateBody)

Weil Baking Company (corporateBody)

Dan River Mills, Inc (corporateBody)

Joint Board, Cloak, Skirt and Dressmakers Union (corporateBody)

Jamaica Buses Incorporated (corporateBody)

Union Cutlery Company (corporateBody)

National Fireworks Company (corporateBody)

Counter Manufacturing Companies (corporateBody)

Textile Workers Union of America and central Massachusetts (corporateBody)

Amory Worsted Mills (corporateBody)

United Wholesale and Warehouse Employees' Union (corporateBody)

Begelow Sanford Carpet Co., Inc. (corporateBody)

Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Silica Sand Workers of America (corporateBody)

Consolidated Distilleries, Inc. (corporateBody)

Paragon Worsted Company (corporateBody)

United Rubbers Workers (corporateBody)

Industrial Union Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America (corporateBody)

Cut Sole Local and Wind Innersole and Counter Company (corporateBody)

Dan River Mills, Incorporated (corporateBody)

Otis Elevator Company (corporateBody)

Otis Elevator Company, founded in 1853, manufactured safety elevators. From the description of Otis Elevator Company collection, 1903-1906. (Art Institute of Chicago). WorldCat record id: 83218163 ...

Retail Employees Union (corporateBody)

Spray Cotton Mills and Textile Workers Union of America (corporateBody)

United Steel Workers of America (corporateBody)

Joseph R. Ryerson and Sons, Inc. (corporateBody)

Brotherhood of Painters (corporateBody)

H.C. Stillman Shoe Compnay (corporateBody)

Stephen Spinning Company (corporateBody)

Stitch Pocket Operations in the Pioneer Factory (corporateBody)

Jay Shoe Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

Celanese Corporation of America (corporateBody)

United States Tool Company (corporateBody)

Federation of Woolen and Worsted Workers. (corporateBody)

Diamond Iron Works Incorporated (corporateBody)

Rothmund, Eugene (person)

Airway Manufacturing Corp. (corporateBody)

Unity Shoe Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

Remington Rand, inc (corporateBody)

Joint Council (corporateBody)

Walton Shoes (corporateBody)

Casket Makers' Union (corporateBody)

Wire Special Ties, Inc. (corporateBody)

Old Colony Furniture (corporateBody)

Reynolds Metal Company (corporateBody)

Department of Woolen and Worsted Workers (corporateBody)

American Felt Company. (corporateBody)

International Shoe Company (corporateBody)

Aldrich Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

Amalgamated Printing Co. Red Hand Compsoition Company (corporateBody)

Monsanto Chemical Company (corporateBody)

Style Shoe Compnay (corporateBody)

H. Cohen and Company (corporateBody)

Amalgamated Clothing Workers (corporateBody)

United Wire and Metal Workers Union (corporateBody)

Paramount Printing and Finishing Company (corporateBody)

Cut Sole Local Brotherhood of Shoe and Allied Craftsmen (corporateBody)

Caspter Lowenstein Company (corporateBody)

Symington Gould Corporation (corporateBody)

Plainfield Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

Kramer Shoe Co. (corporateBody)

Merrimac Mills (corporateBody)

Endicott Johnson Corporation (corporateBody)

Less Neal, Jr. (person)

A.B. Julliard Company (corporateBody)

Ida Stanley (person)

Industrial Trades Union of America (corporateBody)

Cineflex Corporation (corporateBody)

Webster Spring Company (corporateBody)

International Fur and Leatherworkers Union of America (corporateBody)

Pittsburgh plate glass company (corporateBody)

The Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (PPG) was founded in 1883 in Creighton, Pennsylvania, by Captain John Baptiste Ford and John Pitcairn. The plant quickly became known for its glass products using the plate process and developed methods for creating thinner, and more versatile, high quality glass. The company made glass for the automobile industry and, during World War II, focused production on military projects, such as glass for airplanes and developing synthetic resins. In addition to glass,...

Sunray Yarn Company (corporateBody)

Sterling Button Company (corporateBody)

Marine Painters Local Union (corporateBody)

Plax Corporation (corporateBody)

Davenport Brown Furniture Company (corporateBody)

Textron, Incorporated and Textile Workers Union of America (corporateBody)

Kramer Shoe Company (corporateBody)

Goldman-Nasher Company (corporateBody)

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (corporateBody)

Founded in 1881, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) represents and offers training to carpenters, cabinetmakers, millwrights, piledrivers, lathers, framers, floor layers, roofers, drywallers, and workers in forest-products and related industries. UBC Locals represented in this collection include Ladies Auxiliary Local 603 (Wichita Falls, Tex.); Local 977 (Wichita Falls, Tex.); Local 1706 (Vernon, Tex.); and Millmen's Local 2324 (Wichita Falls, Tex.) which voted to ...

International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (corporateBody)

Boston Apparel Guild (corporateBody)

United Shoe Machinery Compnay (corporateBody)

Thomas J. Downing and Sons, Inc. (corporateBody)

A.B.C. Steel Wire Co. (corporateBody)

Lounging Robe Company (corporateBody)

John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company (corporateBody)

Borque Shoe Company (corporateBody)

Arlington Mills of Lawrence (corporateBody)

Industrial Trade Union of America (corporateBody)

Mills, Stevens (person)

J.S. Givren Shoe Company (corporateBody)

Leart, Incorporated (corporateBody)

Lisson-Melen Company, Inc. (corporateBody)

National Casket Company, Inc. (corporateBody)

Dotten Dunton Desk Company (corporateBody)

Central Clothing Company (corporateBody)

Greenfield Tap and Die Corporation. (corporateBody)

Southeastern Massachusetts Shoe Manufacturing (corporateBody)

Arlington Mills (corporateBody)

Arlington Woolen Mills organized in 1865 by Robert M. Bailey; name changed to Arlington Mills in 1875; in Lawrence, Mass., with additional facilities in Methuen, Mass.; in 1948 mills became known as Arlington Division of William Whitman & Company (also known as William Whitman Company); closed in 1952 and properties sold. From the description of Photographs, 1921. (Lawrence Public Library). WorldCat record id: 70974687 ...

Street Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America (corporateBody)

Social Services Employees Union (corporateBody)

Noble Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

Consolidated Car Heating Company (corporateBody)

Leona Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

Joseph T. Ryerson and Sons, Inc. (corporateBody)

Ashland Corporation (corporateBody)

Art Chrome Co. (corporateBody)

Industrial Trades Union (corporateBody)

Seely Tube and Box Company (corporateBody)

F.W. Danielson Company (corporateBody)

International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (corporateBody)

The International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) emerged in 1916 from the more radical Western Federation of Miners (WFM) which organized mine and copper industry workers. IUMMSW reasserted its presence in the western mines, most successfully during the five-month strike in Butte and Anaconda (Montana) in 1934. A founding member of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), the IUMMSW was expelled in 1950 because of the Union's perceived Communist ties. In 1967, the IUMMS...

Tarlow Cut Sole Company (corporateBody)

Wisco Electric Company (corporateBody)

Joseph Stone Cut Sole Co (corporateBody)

Doughnut Corporqation of America (corporateBody)

Gluckin Corporation (corporateBody)

Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (corporateBody)

Pueblo, Colo.-based steel company. Founded 1872. From the description of Report on sound values of fixed assets and other corporate features of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, March 31, 1934. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 13239337 ...

Corset and Brassiere Manufacturers Association (corporateBody)

Mutual Shoe Company (corporateBody)

International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers (corporateBody)

Established in 1896. From the description of Tennessee Valley and Vicinity District Council records, 1959-1995. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 51484339 ...

S and L Wood Hell Company (corporateBody)

Vuncannon, Jesse (person)

United Steelworkers of America (corporateBody)

The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) was established 22 May 1942, by a convention of representatives from the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers (AAISTW) and the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) after an intensive organizing initiative by the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the 1930s. After mergers in 2005, it was renamed United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW...

Boot and Shoe Workers of America (corporateBody)

Suffolk Gardner Show Company (corporateBody)

Salesman Furniture Department (corporateBody)

United Automobile Workers of America. (corporateBody)

Trailways of New England and Amalgamated Association of Electric (corporateBody)

Prudence Clothes and Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (corporateBody)

American Shearer Company (corporateBody)

Hartman Shoe Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

Price Brothers Incorporated (corporateBody)

Wholesale Garment Association (corporateBody)

Tabor Instrument Corporation (corporateBody)

Clayton Manufacturing Company. (corporateBody)

Lawrence Print Works (corporateBody)

W. Warren Thread Works, Inc. (corporateBody)

Cutters Union (corporateBody)

Ideal Factory, Sole Leather Department (corporateBody)

Lasters' Local Brotherhood of Shoe and Allied Craftsmen (corporateBody)

Steelman, J. R. (person)

Federation of Wollen and Worsted Workers of America (corporateBody)

Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence (corporateBody)

New York Association (corporateBody)

Yantic Woolen Mills (corporateBody)

American - West Africa Line, Inc. (corporateBody)

F.W. Danielson and Company (corporateBody)

A.O. Schoonmaker Insulation Company (corporateBody)

Empire Furniture Company (corporateBody)

Knapp Brothers (corporateBody)

American Lady Corset Company (corporateBody)

Goldberg Brothers Shoe Company (corporateBody)

Federal Labor Union (corporateBody)

National Biscuit Company (corporateBody)

The National Biscuit Company was founded in 1898, the product of a merger among the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Company, the New York Biscuit Company, and the United States Baking Company. The new conglomerate was headquartered in New York City with 114 bakeries across the United States. Over the next several decades the company grew by acquiring companies such as the F.H. Bennett Company, maker of Milk-Bone Pet Products, and the Shredded Wheat Company, maker of Triscuit Wafers and Shredd...

International Upholsteres Union (corporateBody)

Stacy Machine Works, Incorporated (corporateBody)

General Seafoods Corporation (corporateBody)

Suffolk Gardener Shoe Company (corporateBody)

Continental Diamond Fibre Company. (corporateBody)

New York and Brooklyn Casket Company (corporateBody)

New England Spun Silk Corporation (corporateBody)

Goodall Sanford Company (corporateBody)

Premier Worsted Mill (corporateBody)

Textile Workers' Union of America (corporateBody)

Located in Boston, the TWUA began in 1937 as the Textile Workers' Organizing Committee of the CIO. By 1939, its success in organizing workers led to its becoming an independent CIO-affiliated union. One of the first victories was a contract with the American Woolen Co. in Lawrence, Mass. By 1942, mills in a number of New England cities were unionized. After World War II, the TWUA faced serious problems from national anti-labor legislation such as the Taft-Hartley Act, and the slump in the textil...

Foreman and Gumner Dress Company (corporateBody)

Wonalancet Company (corporateBody)

The Yale and Towne Manufacturing Company (corporateBody)

Pittsylvania County, Joint Board. (corporateBody)

Summerfield Company (corporateBody)

Kent Shoe Corporation (corporateBody)

United Coin and Machine Employees Union (corporateBody)

War Labor Board (corporateBody)

Metal Polishers Union (corporateBody)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehouse men and Helpers (corporateBody)

Davega City Radio, Incorporated (corporateBody)

United Packinghouse Workers of America (corporateBody)

United Paper Workers (corporateBody)

Federation of Woolen and Worsted Workers of America. (corporateBody)

Union Engineering Corp. (corporateBody)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers. (corporateBody)

Gloucester Seafood Workers Union (corporateBody)

North Star Woolen Company (corporateBody)

New England Retinning, Inc. (corporateBody)

Paper Handlers and Straighteners Union. (corporateBody)

United Paperworkers of America (corporateBody)

Erwin Mills (corporateBody)

United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America (corporateBody)

Graceform-Camlin Corset Company (corporateBody)