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AFL-CIO No-Raid Agreement, 1953-1967

 Series 2

Prior to the merger, on June 9, 1954, the AFL and CIO signed a No-Raiding Agreement to resolve jurisdictional claims in a manner mutually beneficial to the two parties. Following the merger in December 1955 the provisions of the No-Raiding Agreement were incorporated into the AFL-CIO Constitution as Article III, Sections 3 and 4, forming the basis of the federation's internal disputes plan. Under this plan, disputes which could not be resolved through conferences between the contending parties were submitted to an impartial umpire, David L. Cole, for final settlement.

Unions represented in this series include: National Labor Relations Board, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union; International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; International Union of Operating Engineers; International Brotherhood of Firement and Oilers; International Association of Machinists; United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada; Bakery, Confectionary and Tobacco Workers International Union; Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Iron Ship Builders of America; United Steelworkers of America; International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink and Distillery Workers of America; United Brick and Clay Workers; National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians; International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States, its Territories and Canada.


  • 1953-1967

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.


7.125 Linear Feet


This series is divided into two subseries: Administrative Files and Dispute Case Files.

Sub-series 1
Administrative Files, 1953-1963
Sub-series 2
Dispute Case Files, 1954-1967


Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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