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Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union, Local 7-550 Records

Collection Title: Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union, Local 7-550 Records
 
Series Number: MS70-07
 
Processed and Cataloged by: Originally processed by Cecilia Droege in 1970. Reprocessed by Dieter C. Ullrich.
 
Date Listed: April 21, 2010
 
Date Span: 1952-1960
 
Size of Collection: 0.5 linear feet.
 
Number of Boxes: 1 letter size document case.
 
Type of Material: Meeting minutes, correspondence and photographs.
 
Condition of Material: Good.
 
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
 
Biographical / Historical Information: The Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union of Paducah, Kentucky was organized as the Atomic Energy Local 550 of the United Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers of America on January 5, 1953. Their first executive board meeting was held on January 17, 1953. The union was founded to establish a higher standard of living for its members and their families. United Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers of America later merged with the Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union in February of 1955. Presently the Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union is part of the United Steelworkers union via merger in 2005.
 
Scope and Content: Collection consists of the minutes of the executive board and general membership meetings of the United Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers of America, Local 550 of Paducah, Kentucky from 1953 to 1955 and the Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union, Local 7-550 from 1955 to 1959. Included with the meeting minutes are handwritten notes of the meeting minutes, photographs of members and historical records related to the founding of the union in 1952.
 
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union, Local 7-550
United Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers of America, Local 550
Labor unions – Kentucky – Paducah.
Kentucky – Labor – Trade-unions.
 
Additional Sources: See The Government of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union by Murray Rothbaum.
Box List
Box 1
  1. Election Hearing 1952
  2. Executive Board Meeting Minutes 1953-1954
  3. Executive Board Meeting Minutes 1954-1955
  4. Executive Board Meeting Minutes 1956
  5. Executive Board Meeting Minutes 1957
  6. Meeting Minutes 1958
  7. Meeting Minutes 1959
  8. Notes to Meeting Minutes 1955
  9. Notes to Meeting Minutes 1956
  10. Notes to Meeting Minutes 1957-1958
  11. Historical Documents
  12. Photographs

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