Flyers and other materials pertaining to the
fight between three unions, the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers
of America (UE), the International Union of Electrical, Radio, & Machine
Workers, Congress of Industrial Organizations (IUE-CIO), and the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), over the right to represent Standard
Coil workers in 1951-1953. Also a few pamphlets published by the UE and flyers
on other concerns of the day.
In the early 1950s three unions vied for the right to represent the
workers at the Standard Coil plant in Los Angeles. The unions were the
independent United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), the
International Union of Electrical, Radio, & Machine Workers, Congress of
Industrial Organizations (IUE-CIO), and the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers (IBEW), which was affiliated with the American Federation of
Labor. The UE, which had been representing Standard Coil, was replaced by the
IUE-CIO in 1952. IUE-CIO tactics included calling the UE leadership communist.
Shirley Davis, whose name appears on a few of the documents, including pay
records from Standard Coil and Louis Brothers, may have originally collected
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