Accession consists of the following series of documents: National Director/National Office Series, ca. 1967-1989, consisting of files created by the National Director and his staff containing such documents as correspondence, memoranda, minutes, notes, and reports, and relating to: major USWA meetings and conferences (national policy, international conventions, Canadian directors' meetings); health and safety issues, notably asbestos; major developments in local unions, such as the closing of Sysco (Local 1064) and the investigation of Stelco Local 1005 in 1983; and the task force on the USWA constitution. USWA Canadian Policy Conference Series, 1962-1977, including proceedings, minutes, correspondence, resolutions, directors' reports, and other documents pertaining to these conferences. Canadian Labour Congress Series, 1968-1987, comprising files on CLC Executive Council and Committee meetings, including correspondence and notes from USWA Canadian National Director Gérard Docquier. Research Briefs Series, 1940s-1985, including: USWA research reports; briefing notes for USWA officers; reports and papers delivered by USWA staff and officers to USWA and other conferences; USWA briefs to governments; minutes of the USWA Ontario Foundry Council, 1950s; and correspondence and reference material on such topics as women's rights and equal pay, pensions, and white collar workers, 1940s-1960s (this series includes a small proportion of collected reference items; it primarily consists of documents created by the USWA). Research Department (Miscellaneous) Series, ca. 1948-1982, including correspondence, tape transcripts, memoranda, reports, notes, print matter, and questionnaires relating to such subjects as: the international aspect of the USWA, and its nationalist competitors, such as the Confederation of Canadian Unions; uranium mining and health; the use of injunctions in labour relations; strikes, and unemployment. Collective Agreements Series, ca. 1942-1988 (predominant 1960s-mid 1980s), consisting of collective agreements between the USWA and employers. Pensions and Benefits Series, ca. 1951-mid 1980s, pertaining primarily to pensions and benefits agreements between the USWA and employers.