Register of the California CIO Council Union Research And Information Services Records, 1935-1956

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Register of the California CIO Council Union Research And Information Services Records, 1935-1956

Collection number: MSS 013

Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research

Los Angeles, California

Contact Information:

  • Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
  • 6120 S. Vermont Avenue
  • Los Angeles, California 90044
  • Phone: (323) 759-6063
  • Fax: (323) 759-2252
  • Email: archives@socallib.org
  • URL: http://www.socallib.org
Processed by:
Patricia Martinez
Date Completed:
July 1995
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California CIO Council Union Research And Information Services Records,
Date (bulk): 1935-1956
Collection number: MSS 013
Creator: California CIO Council Union Research And Information Services
Extent: 9 boxes
Repository: Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research.
Los Angeles, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.  The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], California CIO Council Union Research And Information Services Records, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles.

History

The California CIO Council's Union Research and Information Services (URIS) was the research arm of the state CIO Council from the mid-1940's to the early 1950's. Housed in the Los Angeles CIO building at Avalon and Slauson, it was directed by Sanford Goldner. Like the research departments of most unions, the CIO Research and Information Services gathered and analyzed information about political, economic, and governmental issues pertinent to industrial workers. Among these issues were collective bargaining regulations, job classifications, wage determinations, unemployment service, and the Taft-Hartley Law of 1947.

Scope and Content

The records of URIS preserved at SCL cover the approximate period 1945-1955. They are arranged in a single alphabetical file. They are also identified geographically, primarily to highlight which files pertain to Los Angeles.
In addition to research files on economic issues, there are also files on individual unions, like the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 26 (a warehouse local), on strikes in Los Angeles, and on social issues like segregation in housing and education. These files reflect the CIO's historic commitment to building a broad-based union movement, representing workers of all races and ethnic groups. Files in the collection on the Taft-Hartley Law and the Un-American Activities Committee are pertinent to the assault on the Left in the Union movement in the immediate post-war years. The loyalty oath requirement of the Taft-Hartley law, which required union officers to sign anti-Communist affidavits, hastened the demise of a militant CIO.
James L. Daugherty, a former president of the California CIO Council, rescued the URIS files, as well as much other labor material in the Los Angeles CIO building, when the CIO offices there were closed in the 1950's. He brought these materials to Emil Freed, SCL founder, to form the basis of the Library's labor archives.
See related SCL Collection: James L. Daugherty Papers.

Related Collections

Title: James L. Daugherty Papers, 1937-1980.
Title: Shevy Wallace Healey Papers (CIO Los Angeles Organizing), 1938-1962.
Title: Standard Coil Organizing Campaign Collection (UE vs. IUE-CIO), 1949-1954, n.d..
Title: Julius Mel Reich Labor Archives Collection.

Container List

 

California CIO Council Union Research and Information Services

Box 1, Folder 1

Los Angeles Annual Wages-1944-1948, 1953

Box 1, Folder 2

Los Angeles Anti-Labor Legislation-1947, 1954

Box 1, Folder 3

Los Angeles Arbitration and Grievance Procedures-1941, 1943, 1948-1949

Box 1, Folder 4

Arbitrations, General Information-1946-1950

Box 1, Folder 5

California Arbitrations, Holiday Pay-1947-1950

Box 1, Folder 6

Los Angeles Association of Catholic Trade Unionists, Secession Raiding and Red-Baiting 1947-1949, 1954

Box 1, Folder 7

California Harry Bridges, Pamphlets

Box 1, Folder 8

Los Angeles Harry Bridges-1938, 1949-1953

Box 1, Folder 9

California Harry Bridges-1944, 1945

Box 1, Folder 10

Brownell-Butler Law-1946, 1954, 1955

Box 1, Folder 11

Los Angeles Budget-1947, 1953, 1954

Box 1, Folder 12

Los Angeles Bureau of the Census-1944, 1947

Box 1, Folder 13

Los Angeles California CIO Council-1947

Box 1, Folder 14

California CIO Council-1945, 1946, 1947, 1948

Box 1, Folder 15

Pasadena California Institute of Technology-1948, 1949, 1952

Box 1, Folder 16

Pasadena California Institute of Technology-1949, 1951-1953, 1955

Box 1, Folder 17

Los Angeles California Legislative Conference-1955

Box 1, Folder 18

California State Reconstruction and Reemployment Commission-1943-1947, 1953-1954

Box 1, Folder 19

Los Angeles Child Care Program, Survey-1943-1946, 1950-1951

Box 1, Folder 20

Los Angeles CIO Unions-1947, 1948

Box 1, Folder 21

Civil Liberties-1953

Box 1, Folder 22

California Civil Rights-1947, 1949, 1951, 1953

Box 1, Folder 23

Los Angeles Civil Rights, Walter-McCarran Act-1952-1953

Box 2, Folder 1

Los Angeles Collective Bargaining-1947, 1950, 1951, 1953

Box 2, Folder 2

Los Angeles Collective Bargaining, Agreements-1947-1956

Box 2, Folder 3

Collective Bargaining, BNA's Personnel Policies Forum-1952-1955

Box 2, Folder 4

Los Angeles Collective Bargaining, ContractProvisions-1945, 1951, 1953-1956

Box 2, Folder 5

California Collective Bargaining, Employee Benefits-1950, 1953, 1954

Box 2, Folder 6

California Collective Bargaining, Grievances-1943-1946, 1950-1951, 1953

Box 2, Folder 7

Los Angeles Collective Bargaining, Job Descriptions-1945

Box 2, Folder 8

Collective Bargaining, Pension Plan-1943, 1946, 1951, 1953, 1954

Box 2, Folder 9

Collective Bargaining, Seniority-1941, 1945, 1946

Box 2, Folder 10

California Collective Bargaining, Vacations-1946, 1953

Box 2, Folder 11

California Collective Bargaining, WageIncreases-1945, 1947, 1948

Box 2, Folder 12

Los Angeles Department of Employment-1945, 1946, 1954, 1955, 1956

Box 2, Folder 13

California Department of Employment,Releases-1954-1955

Box 2, Folder 14

Los Angeles Department of Employment,Unemployment Insurance Act-1946, 1947, 1948, 1949

Box 2, Folder 15

California Department of Industrial Relations-1949-1952

Box 2, Folder 16

California Department of Industrial Relations, Reports-1953

Box 2, Folder 17

California Disability Insurance-1947-1950, 1952

Box 2, Folder 18

Economic Outlook-1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1955

Box 2, Folder 19

California Education-1949, 1950, 1951, 1954

Box 2, Folder 20

Los Angeles Education, Inter-Cultural-1944, 1945-1955

Box 2, Folder 21

Education, Labor-1946, 1947, 1950

Box 2, Folder 22

California Education, Labor - Outlines for Classes-1947, 1953, N.D.

Box 2, Folder 23

Education, Labor: The Truth About Unions - N.D.

Box 2, Folder 24

Education, National Labor Service- N.D.

Box 3, Folder 1

California Employment-1954-1955

Box 3, Folder 2

Los Angeles Employment, CIO Policy-1949-1950

Box 3, Folder 3

Los Angeles Golden State Agents-1947-1951

Box 3, Folder 4

California Governor Warren Project-1946

Box 3, Folder 5

Los Angeles The Haynes Foundation, Publications 1944, 1947

Box 3, Folder 6

Los Angeles Health Plans-1949

Box 3, Folder 7

California Hours of Work-1935, 1942-1946, 1951

Box 3, Folder 8

Housing, United States Department of Labor-1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1951

Box 3, Folder 9

Immigration-1946

Box 3, Folder 10

California Industrial Welfare Commission - N.D.

Box 3, Folder 11

California Industrial Welfare Commission-1942, 1944, 1946, 1950

Box 3, Folder 12

Los Angeles Industrial Welfare Commission-1945, 1946, 1951, 1952, 1954

Box 3, Folder 13

California Industrial Welfare Commission-1946

Box 3, Folder 14

Los Angeles Insurance Plans-1949-1953

Box 3, Folder 15

Los Angeles Insurance Plans-1948-1954

 

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 26

Box 3, Folder 16

Los Angeles 1939, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1952-1955

Box 3, Folder 17

Los Angeles 1943, 1953, 1954

Box 3, Folder 18

Los Angeles 1949, 1950, 1952

Box 3, Folder 19

Los Angeles 1950-1954

Box 3, Folder 20

Los Angeles 1951-1955

Box 3, Folder 21

1950-1954

Box 3, Folder 22

California Research Department, Bulletins-1947-1948

 

International Union Of Mine, Mill And Smelter Workers, Local 700

Box 4, Folder 1

Los Angeles Local 700-1944-1945, 1947-1948, 1952-1955

Box 4, Folder 2

Los Angeles Local 700, 877-1948, 1949, 1950, 1954

Box 4, Folder 3

California Job Analysis and Classification-1947, 1948, 1951, 1952

Box 4, Folder 4

California Job Analysis and Classification-1945-1948, 1950, 1952

Box 4, Folder 5

California Proceedings of the 8th Annual Convention-1945

Box 4, Folder 6

Los Angeles Labor, Clippings-1950-1956

Box 4, Folder 7

California Labor History-1941, 1947, 1948, 1954

Box 4, Folder 8

Labor History-1943-1945

Box 4, Folder 9

Los Angeles Labor Law Enforcement, Sanitation-1947, 1953

Box 4, Folder 10

Legislation, Federal-1890-1945, 1950, 1952

Box 4, Folder 11

The Meat Of It!-1950-1955

Box 4, Folder 12

Los Angeles Membership-1942-1943

Box 4, Folder 13

Minorities-1942-1946, 1948

Box 4, Folder 14

Los Angeles Minorities, African-Americans-1942, 1945, 1952, 1950

Box 4, Folder 15

Minorities, African-Americans-1787-1914

Box 4, Folder 16

Minorities, African-Americans-1930-1936, 1944, 1945, 1946

Box 4, Folder 17

California Minorities, African-Americans-1940-1944

Box 4, Folder 18

Minorities-1942-1947

Box 4, Folder 19

Los Angeles Minorities, CIO Policy-1945, 1946, 1948

Box 5, Folder 1

Minorities, Fair Employment Practice Committee-1943-1944, 1946, 1948

Box 5, Folder 2

Minorities, Fair Employment Practice Committee-1943-1946, 1948-1949, 1952

Box 5, Folder 3

Los Angeles Minorities, Fair Employment Practice Committee-1945, 1949, 1952

Box 5, Folder 4

Los Angeles Minorities, Inter-Racial Relations-1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1955

Box 5, Folder 5

Minorities, Inter-Racial Relations-1944, 1947, 1954

Box 5, Folder 6

Minorities, Inter-Racial Relations-1945, 1946

Box 5, Folder 7

Minorities, Japanese-Americans

Box 5, Folder 8

Minorities, Jews-1945, 1946, 1948

Box 5, Folder 9

Minorities, Mexican-Americans-1945

Box 5, Folder 10

California Mundt-Nixon Bill-1948

Box 5, Folder 11

National Health Program-1946

Box 5, Folder 12

News Letter, Department of Education, AFL-1954-1955

Box 5, Folder 13

Los Angeles The Open Forum - October 1950 - June 1952

Box 5, Folder 14

Los Angeles The Open Forum - August 1953-March 1955

Box 5, Folder 15

Pension Plan-1955, 1956

Box 5, Folder 16

Los Angeles Political Action, Voting Records-1947-1949

Box 5, Folder 17

Los Angeles Public Assistance-1948-1949

Box 5, Folder 18

California Public Assistance, Aid to Needy Children-1947

Box 5, Folder 19

Los Angeles Public Assistance, Old Age Assistance-1948, 1950

Box 5, Folder 20

Publications, CIO-1946, 1953-1955

Box 5, Folder 21

Berkeley Publications, University of California, Berkeley-1947-1950

Box 5, Folder 22

Berkeley Publications, University of California, Berkeley-1951-1953

Box 6, Folder 1

California Research Department Reports-1943, 1947

Box 6, Folder 2

California Research Department Reports-1954

Box 6, Folder 3

Research Report - American Federation of Labor-1954, 1955

Box 6, Folder 4

California Restrictive Covenants-1945, 1947

Box 6, Folder 5

Los Angeles Franklin D. Roosevelt-1947

Box 6, Folder 6

Segregation-1944, 1948

Box 6, Folder 7

Los Angeles Gerald L.K. Smith-1945-1946

Box 6, Folder 8

Los Angeles Smith Act-1949, 1953, 1956

Box 6, Folder 9

Social Security, Publications/ Literature-1945-1946, 1950, 1952

Box 6, Folder 10

Social Security, Publications/ Literature-1945, 1948, 1950, 1951

Box 6, Folder 11

Stewards, Labor Education-1947

Box 6, Folder 12

Los Angeles Strikes-1947, 1948, 1952, 1953

Box 6, Folder 13

Los Angeles Taft-Hartley Act-1947-1948, 1958

Box 6, Folder 14

California Taft-Hartley Act-1947, 1953

Box 6, Folder 15

California Taft-Hartley Act-1947-1948

Box 6, Folder 16

Taft-Hartley Act-1947-1948

Box 6, Folder 17

Los Angeles Taft-Hartley Act-1947-1949

Box 6, Folder 18

Los Angeles Taft-Hartley Act, AFL Policy-1947-1949

Box 6, Folder 19

Taft-Hartley Act, Independent Union Policy - N.D.

Box 6, Folder 20

California Taft-Hartley Act, Research Department Reports-1947-1948

Box 6, Folder 21

Los Angeles Taxation-1943, 1952, 1953,1954

Box 6, Folder 22

Los Angeles Teamsters-1947, 1948, 1950

Box 6, Folder 23

Los Angeles Un-American Activities Committee-1953-1954

Box 6, Folder 24

Un-American Activities Committee-1947-1952

Box 7, Folder 1

Un-American Activities Committee 1946-1948, 1953

Box 7, Folder 2

Un-American Activities Committee, Hearings-1946-1948

Box 7, Folder 3

Los Angeles Unemployment-1949

Box 7, Folder 4

Los Angeles Unemployment Compensation-1943-1946, 1948-1949

Box 7, Folder 5

California Unemployment Compensation-1947, 1948, 1952

Box 7, Folder 6

California Unemployment Insurance-1945, 1954

Box 7, Folder 7

California Unemployment Insurance-1945-1946, 1948-1950, 1953

Box 7, Folder 8

Los Angeles Unemployment Insurance-1946, 1948, 1950-1952

Box 7, Folder 9

Los Angeles Unemployment Insurance, Cases-1951, 1953

Box 7, Folder 10

Los Angeles Unemployment Insurance, Cases-1951-1954

Box 7, Folder 11

Los Angeles Unemployment Insurance, Cases-1951-1954

Box 7, Folder 12

Los Angeles Unemployment Insurance, Cases-1953, 1954

Box 7, Folder 13

Los Angeles Unemployment Insurance, Cases-1953-1954

Box 7, Folder 14

Los Angeles Unemployment Insurance, United States Employment Service-1946

Box 7, Folder 15

California Union Labor in California-1946-1952

Box 7, Folder 16

California Union Labor in California-1946-1952

Box 7, Folder 17

Los Angeles United Auto Workers-1947, 1949

Box 7, Folder 18

Los Angeles United Auto Workers, Local 230, 1948, 1950, 1952-1955

Box 7, Folder 19

Los Angeles United Auto Workers, Local 230, Feather Merchant-1947-1955

Box 7, Folder 20

Los Angeles United Auto Workers, Local 230-1948-1951, 1954-1955

Box 7, Folder 21

Los Angeles UAW-CIO News-1954

 

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

Box 8, Folder 1

1945, 1953, 1954

Box 8, Folder 2

1949, 1950, 1951, 1954

Box 8, Folder 3

Los Angeles 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954

Box 8, Folder 4

Los Angeles 1949, 1953, 1954

Box 8, Folder 5

Brownell-Butler Law-1954

Box 8, Folder 6

Los Angeles Legislative and Political Action Bulletin-1953

Box 8, Folder 7

Pamphlets

Box 8, Folder 8

UE Steward-1949, 1952-1955

 

United Furniture Workers of America

Box 8, Folder 9

Los Angeles Local 576, Arbitration Award-1948, 1954

Box 8, Folder 10

Los Angeles Local 576-1950-1952

Box 8, Folder 11

Los Angeles Local 576-1952-1953

Box 8, Folder 12

United Packinghouse Workers of America-1943-1944, 1946-1953

Box 8, Folder 13

Los Angeles United Shoe Workers of America, Local 122-1948-1950, 1952-1954

Box 8, Folder 14

United States Department of Labor-1947, 1951-1952, 1956

Box 8, Folder 15

Los Angeles United States Department of Labor, Budget-1948, 1950, 1953, 1956

Box 8, Folder 16

Los Angeles United States Department of Labor, Consumer Price Index-1951, 1953-1955

Box 8, Folder 17

United Steelworkers of America - N.D.

Box 8, Folder 18

Los Angeles Wage and Salary Survey-19461947, 1949-1950

Box 8, Folder 19

Los Angeles Wage Determination-1951-1952

Box 8, Folder 20

Wage Fight, CIO, United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America-1947

Box 8, Folder 21

Wage Fight, CIO, Steel Industry-1947-1949

Box 8, Folder 22

Wage Fight, CIO, Unions-1945

Box 8, Folder 23

Wage Fight, CIO, Unions-1947, 1948, 1949, 1950

Box 8, Folder 24

Wage Fight, CIO, Wage Increases-1936-1949

Box 9, Folder 1

Los Angeles Wage Negotiations-1947-1948, 1951-1953

Box 9, Folder 2

Wage Policy, Nathan Report-1947

Box 9, Folder 3

Los Angeles Wage Rates, AFL Sheet Metal Workers-1951-1954

Box 9, Folder 4

Los Angeles Wage Rates, ILWU-1954

Box 9, Folder 5

Los Angeles Wage Rates, Jobs-1949-1955

Box 9, Folder 6

Wage Rates, Machinists-1948-1951

Box 9, Folder 7

Los Angeles Wage Rates, Steelworkers-1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955

Box 9, Folder 8

Wage Rates, Teamsters-1948, 1949, 1950-1951

Box 9, Folder 9

Los Angeles Wage Rates, United Electrical-1949, 1950, 1952, 1953-1954

Box 9, Folder 10

California Wage Rates, Utility Workers-1950, 1953

Box 9, Folder 11

Los Angeles Wage Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics-1951, 1953, 1954

Box 9, Folder 12

Los Angeles Wage Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics-1952, 1953, 1954, 1955

Box 9, Folder 13

California Wage Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics-1948-1955

Box 9, Folder 14

California Wage Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Areas Outside Los Angeles-1952-1955

Box 9, Folder 15

Los Angeles Wage Surveys, Other Than Bureau of Labor Statistics-1949, 1951-1953

Box 9, Folder 16

What's New in Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts-1950

Box 9, Folder 17

What's New in Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts-1951

Box 9, Folder 18

What's New in Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts-1952

Box 9, Folder 19

What's New in Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts-1953

Box 9, Folder 20

What's New in Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts-1954

Box 9, Folder 21

What's New in Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts-1955

Box 9, Folder 22

California Women-1945, 1950

Box 9, Folder 23

Los Angeles Women of the Pacific-1938, 1944-1947