Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer, whose office coordinated implementation of the agreement with the international union "contact officers" assigned to receive complaints from the field. Also included are periodic status reports providing statistical data on compliance, pending cases, and agreements of extension forwarded to the Secretary-Treasurer by the internationals.
Disputes and agreements between local affiliates at the plant level. Most of the correspondence is between international representatives and the Secretary-Treasurer's office. Also included are telegrams, reports, memoranda, transcripts, copies of agreements, and decisions rendered by the Impartial Umpire, David L. Cole.
The largest series in the collection consists of correspondence reflecting Meany's wide-ranging interests and activities beyond the labor movement (i.e., correspondence with church and civic organizations, research institutes, and prominent individuals).
This series includes letters exchanged by officers of the federation and officers of affiliated unions pertaining to general AFL and AFL-CIO policy matters and to such specific matters as organizing drives, strike settlements, and jurisdictional disputes. In some cases particular subjects appear as sub-headings (e.g., the 1953 disaffiliation of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters of particular NLRB decisions).