Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers fonds [multiple media]
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Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers fonds [multiple media]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1900-1994.Reference:R2833-0-X-E, MG28-I215Type of material:Textual material, Art, Photographs, Maps and cartographic material, Objects (including medals and pins)Found in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:100463Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:8 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1900-1994.Place of creation:CanadaAdded country of publication:United States, Switzerland, SpainExtent:26.08 m of textual records.
1 microfilm reel negative and positive.
2 drawings : b&w, cartoons ; 38 x 33 cm.
14 photographs : b&w ; various sizes.
2 buttons : col. ; 4.5 cm (diam.) or smaller.
2 maps : col. ; 42 x 28 cm and 38 x 72 cm.
2 charters : b&w, seal ; 52 x 32 cm.
1 armband : paper ; 10 x 39 cm.Language of material:EnglishAdded language of material:English, FrenchScope and content:Fonds consists of records that document the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers (CBRT&GW) including conventions, executive officers, financial records, interactions with other labour organisations, and labour relations and collective bargaining with employers, and subject files maintained by the union.
The fonds also includes local charters and cartoons (see in horizontal storage, container nos. 92 to 94). Two scrapbooks documenting strikes are also included.Biography/Administrative history:Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers : The Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees (CBRE) was formed in 1908. The name was changed to Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers (CBRT&GW) in 1958. The CBRE was formed by a small group of non-operating workers on the Intercolonial Railway, who had been organized into the International Brotherhood of Railway Employees the year before. Between 1908 and 1917, the union's strength was its sizeable representation along the Intercolonial line in Quebec and the Maritimes. However by 1919, expansion in central and western Canada justified moving the national office from Halifax to Ottawa. Over the years the brotherhood has broadened its jurisdiction to include workers in a variety of other transportation and transportation-related industries, although non-operating employees of Canadian National have remained a majority of its membership. Bus, tram, truck, and taxi drivers were organized, as were canal workers and some shipping workers on the Great Lakes. Canadian National and Canadian Pacific hotel employees also joined the brotherhood. The two name changes of the union reflect this widening jurisdiction: in 1939, the words "and Other Transport Workers" were added to the original title and in 1958, the name was changed to "Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers". Until 1917, when it joined the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, the brotherhood was not affiliated to any central labour body. Expelled from the craft union Congress in 1920 on jurisdictional grounds, the CBRE was an important member of the All-Canadian Congress of Labour and the Canadian Congress of Labour. Its long-time president, A.R. Mosher, also served as President of both congresses.Finding aid:Multiple media. (Electronic) The finding aid is a list of the files of original documents in the national office collection. It also includes a brief essay on the organization of the records. Finding aid describes files from volumes 1 to 135 MSS0774 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002473.pdfAdditional information:General Note:The National Office Records were received in 1974 from the National Executive Board of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers through Mr. Richard A. Gingerich, National Secretary-Treasurer. The charter of Local 40, Engelhart, Ontario, was presented in 1973 by the Local., On 1 June 1994, the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers (CBRT&GW) merged with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW).Location of originals note:Originals with the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers.Related material:Records documenting the CBRT&GW may also be found in the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) fonds (R3341, MG28-I119, Mikan no. 106766).
For records related to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters union, see: Stanley G. Grizzle fonds (R12294, Mikan catalogue no. 3728356).
For other related to other railway unions, see: Brotherhood of Railway Carmen fonds (R16184, Mikan catalogue no. 5116990), Canadian Railway Labour Association fonds (R3279, Mikan catalogue no. 105303), Canadian Railway Mail Clerks' Federation fonds (R2869, Mikan catalogue no. 100017), and United Transportation Union fonds (R2768, Mikan catalogue no. 105489).Subject heading:
- Trade-unions - Canada, 1907-1970 Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, 1917-1920, 1934-1968
- Trade-unions - Railroads - Canada, 1907-1970 All Canadian Congress of Labour, 1917-1920, 1934-1968
- Trade-unions - Transportation workers - Canada, 1907-1970 Canadian Congress of Labour, 1917-1920, 1934-1968
- Trade-unions - Organizing, 1952-1955, 1966 International Transport Workers' Federation, 1917-1920, 1934-1968
- Trade-unions - Local unions, 1917 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 1917-1920, 1934-1968
- Railroads - Canada, 1907-1970 International Labour Office, 1917-1920, 1934-1968
- Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees and Other Workers, 1939-1958
- Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees
- Labour - unions and organizations - archival fonds
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