Mississippi AFL-CIO, Congress of Industrial Organization and AFL-CIO files, 1952-1985.


Mississippi AFL-CIO, Congress of Industrial Organization and AFL-CIO files, 1952-1985.

The collection consists of records pertaining to the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO); the AFL-CIO and its various departments, committees, and trade and industrial councils; the Mississippi AFL-CIO; and a few other state labor councils from 1952-1985. The CIO files (1952-1955) include correspondence from President Walther Reuther, Vice-Presidents Allan Haywood and John V. Riffle, and Secretary-Treasurer James B. Carey. The AFL-CIO material includes correspondence of President George Meany and Secretary-Treasurer William Schnitzler; records relating to the various departments of the AFL-CIO, in particular the files of the Committee on Political Education which contain a twenty-year (1960-1980) run of Mississippi COPE Activity Reports submitted by the Mississippi AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Knight.

5 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7404234

Georgia State University

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AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education

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Schnitzler, William Frank, 1904-

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Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)

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The Committee for Industrial Organization was formed by the presidents of eight international unions in 1935. The presidents of these unions were dissatisfied with the American Federation of Labor's unwillingness to commit itself to a program of organizing industrial unions. In 1936, the A.F. of L. suspended the ten unions which proceeded to organize an independent federation, the Congress of Industrial Organizations. The CIO subsequently became the A.F. of L.'s chief rival for the leadership of...


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The AFL and CIO merged in 1955 as an umbrella organization for skilled trade and industrial unions. Its regional office in Baltimore represented worker interests against this railroad merger. From the description of AFL-CIO response to merger of Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads, 1962-1963. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 238572652 Created by merger of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955. ...

Mississippi AFL-CIO

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The Mississippi State Federation of Labor was organized in 1918 and held its annual conventions until 1957, when it became known as the Mississippi AFL-CIO. The Mississippi AFL-CIO held annual meetings until it switched to biennial conventions in 1962. From the description of Mississippi AFL-CIO records, 1947-1986. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38477517 From the description of Mississippi AFL-CIO, Congress of Industrial Organization and AFL-CIO files, 1952-...

Pascagoula Metal Trades Council.

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Riffle, John V.

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Meany, George, 1894-1980

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Labor official; interviewee d.1980. From the description of Reminiscences of George Meany : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587289 President, AFL-CIO, 1955-1980. George Meany (1894-1980) was elected president of the American Federation of Labor (A.F. of L.) in 1952. His efforts to unite his organization with its rival, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), was successful, and he was ...

Mississippi Building Trades Council.

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Haywood, Allan S., 1888-1953

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Mississippi State Federation of Labor.

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Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970

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Knight, Thomas, 1919-

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