United Transportation Union fonds [multiple media]
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United Transportation Union fonds [multiple media]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1886-2008.Reference:R2768-0-1-E, MG28-I216Type of material:Textual material, Photographs, Maps and cartographic material, Objects (including medals and pins)Found in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:105489Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:25 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1886-2008.Place of creation:CanadaAdded country of publication:France, United States, AustraliaExtent:55.28 m of textual records.
50 photographs : 23 col. and 17 b&w prints; 10 col. negatives.
2 buttons : 5.0 x 5.0 cm ; 5.7 x 5.6 cm.
1 lapel pin : 1.5 x 1.1 cm.
1 map : 87.0 x 42.5 cm.Language of material:EnglishAdded language of material:English, FrenchScope and content:Fonds documents the activities of the United Transportation Union (UTU) including lobbying, labour relations, collective agreements, organizing, certification, administration of the union, and other activities. Fonds includes legacy records of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLFE) and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT)., Fonds also contains panoramic photographs depicting delegates attending BRT conventions (1931-1954). Photos were taken by Cecil Thomson Studio, Mile High Studio, Ertler Photo, Miller-Ertler Studios, and Marchada Photo.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:United Transportation Union : The United Transportation Union (UTU) was formed in 1969 with the merger of four operating railway workers' unions: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (B of LF&E), Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT), Order of Railway Conductors of America (ORC), and Switchmen's Union of North America (SUNA). These unions had been founded in the United States in the late nineteenth century, primarily as insurance societies, and they soon spread into Canada. Until the introduction of the diesel locomotive and the relative decline of rail transport in the middle of the twentieth century, they were among the largest unions in North America. In 2008, the Canadian UTU merged with the Teamsters and became part of the Teamsters Rail Division. In 2011, in the United States in 2011, the UTU merged with the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association (SMWIA) and established the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART).Finding aid:Textual records (Electronic) MSS1004-1: The finding aid is a file list prepared by the staff of the Archives and copies of indexes prepared by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Part 1 provides file level information: file list for volumes 1 to 274: volume number, file number, file title and date. MSS1004-2: The finding aid is a copy of the union's subject index on card stock; and, a list of the missing files. Both finding aid can be viewed under the link below. MSS1004 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000153.pdfAdditional information:General Note:Presented in 1975, 1976, 1979, 1985 and 1989 from various officers of the Union. A small accession was received from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in 1976. The President's subject files of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen were donated in 1978 by the New York State School of Industrial and Labour Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.Arrangement note:There are 24 series in the fonds. The records of the UTU are arranged in the following 9 series: Administrative records; Agreements, Letters of Understanding and Ritual of Subordinate Lodges; Amalgamation, Mergers, and Re-Unification; Conferences, Committees, Conventions and Projects; Constitutions and By-Laws; Lobbying; Manuals and Reports; Organizing and Certification; Pre-Unification; and Railway Lines and Terminal, Yard and Railway Closures., The records of the BLFE are arranged in 10 series and the records of the BRT in 4 series. Oversize records of both the BLFE and BRT are arranged in 1 series.Related material:For related materials, see Louis J. Broten fonds (R4725 / MG31-B9).
For records related to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters union, see: Stanley G. Grizzle fonds (R12294, Mikan catalogue no. 3728356).
For records related to other railway unions, see: Brotherhood of Railway Carmen fonds (R16184, Mikan catalogue no. 5116990), Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers fonds (R2833, Mikan catalogue no. 100463), Canadian Railway Labour Association fonds (R3279, Mikan catalogue no. 105303), and Canadian Railway Mail Clerks' Federation fonds (R2869, Mikan catalogue no. 100017).Subject heading:
- Central Vermont Railway Company
- Trade-unions - Canada, 1886-1979 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, 1886-1969
- Trade-unions - Canada - History, 1886-1979 Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, 1897-1969
- Trade-unions - Law and legislation - Canada, 1907-1977 Canadian National Railways, [1909-1979]
- Trade-unions - Officials and employees, 1886-1979 Montreal (Quebec), 1922-1967
- Trade-unions - Railroads - Canada, 1886-1979 Canadian National Railways. Central Region, 1922-1967
- Trade-unions - Salaries, etc. [1886-1979] Canadian National Railways. Eastern Region, 1917-1961
- Trade-unions - Transport workers - Canada, 1886-1979 Canadian National Railways. Lines East, 1964-1979
- Railroad companies - Canada, [1886-1979] Canadian National Railways. General Grievance Committee. Eastern Region, 1909-1968
- Railroads - Employees, 1886-1979 Bunkhouse Survey, 1966
- Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen - History, 1886-1974 Emmett Hall, 1973-1974
- Collective bargaining - Canada, 1907, 1917-1971 Freedman Inquiry, 1952-1968
- Arbitration, Industrial - Canada, 1973-1974 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers - Canada, 1956-1979
- Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen - History, 1897-1971 International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers, 1941, 1960-1961
- Railroad terminals - Canada, 1952-1968 Quebec Central Railway Company, 1952-1955
- Grievance arbitration - Canada, 1909-1985 Toronto Freight Yard, 1962
- Industrial housing - Canada, 1966 VIA Rail Canada
- Canadian Railway Board of Adjustment No. 1, 1918-1964
- Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration, 1965-1985
- Roberval and Saguenay Railway Company, 1946
- Conrail, 1976-1977
- Old Sydney Collieries Railway, 1958-1964
- Temiscouata Railway, 1956-1962
- Canadian Association Of Railwaymen
- Montreal and Southern Counties Railway
- Labour - unions and organizations - archival fonds
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