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Finding Aid to the Paul Pinsky Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) California Council Pamphlet Collection
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The Pinsky Pamphlet Collection contains printed material such as pamphlets, booklets and convention proceedings published by the CIO and affiliated unions including the United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America; United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America; International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union; Marine Cooks' and Stewards' Association of the Pacific Coast; and International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers primarily during the 1940's and 1950's. The materials address a wide range of labor issues of the period, including such topics as manpower problems during World War II, anti-fascism, racial discrimination, communism in unions, and automation. In addition, there are several pamphlets issued by the CIO Political Action Committee (PAC) that promote union-endorsed candidates and issues.
Paul Pinsky was born on November 22, 1912 in Harbin, Manchuria. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Pinsky joined the Federation of Architects, Engineers, Chemists, and Technicians in 1937. Pinsky later became a columnist in the Labor Herald and served as the Research Director for the California CIO Council from the early 1940's up to his retirement.
4.75 Cubic Feet (10 boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.