CTLabor. Labor History
The labor history collections document the activities of workers and labor unions in Connecticut in the twentieth century. The collecting area holds collections of mainly three distinct groups: the personal papers of labor activists, most of whom were active in the mid-20th century, including Dominic Badolato, Henry Becker, Roger Borrup; labor unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO of workers at the state’s Pratt & Whitney or Hamilton Sunstrand plants; and labor councils, particularly the State Labor Council and the Greater Hartford Labor Council. Other collections include the records of the university’s Labor Education Center and two AFSCME related groups. The focus is almost solely on workers and labor unions in Connecticut in the 20th century.
Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The collection contains records from the New England regional office of the AFL-CIO.
Abstract The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 4, founded in 1937 , is Connecticut's largest AFL-CIO union. Council 4, headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, currently represents 35,000 employees who work in occupations within a diverse range of fields which include but are not limited to technical, blue collar, professional, clerical, health care, corrections and law enforcement, welfare and social services, public workers, as well as K-12 education and...
Abstract Photocopies of articles from different newspapers related to a strike by employees of the Milford Mental Health Clinic in 1983. The strikers were a part of AFSCME Local 1303, a labor union that represents public service workers throughout Connecticut, and the United States.
Abstract Labor union of workers in the printing and publishing trades in the Hartford, Connecticut, region. Collection consists of a meeting minute book, 1896-1905, and a seal press of the Ladies Auxiliary No. 72, undated but indicating after 1926.
Dates: undated, 1896-1905
Abstract Records generated through the extensive career of Dominic J. Badolato (1919-1911), who served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing New Britain, from 1954 to 1976, and was the founding head of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union, Council 4, in New Britain, Connecticut, from 1968 to 1996.
Dates: undated, 1918-2003
Abstract Originally chartered in 1892 as Local 155 of the Journeymen Bakers and Confectioners International Union located in Waterbury Connecticut. In 1904, the name was changed to Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union. In 1978, the union merged with Tobacco Workers Union to create the present union. Each time the international name changed the local received a new charter. The Local history can be found in Series IV.
Abstract Henry T. Becker was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He attended George Washington University, Duquesne University, Western Reserve University and the University of Connecticut. Becker had a long and distinguished labor career beginning with Lodge 1746 of the International Association of Machinists while working for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford. He was also affiliated with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, American Federation of Teachers, Greater Hartford Labor...
Dates: undated, 1917-1989
Abstract Merlin D. Bishop was born 5 October 1907, in Alhambra, Illinois. Bishop worked at the Ford Motor Company between 1925 and 1931. He then attended Wayne University (Detroit, MI) and in 1935-1936, was a member of the Extension Staff of Brookwood Labor College. He was later involved with the United Auto Workers of America, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and the Connecticut Governor's Fact-Finding Commission on Education.
Dates: undated, 1924-1975
Abstract Born in 1913 in Plainville, New Jersey, Roger Borrup worked for the Hartford Times as a printer and typesetter for 44 years until his retirement in 1975. A long-time member of the Hartford Typographical Union, No. 127, Borrup was also the co-founder, incorporator and trustee of the Connecticut Electric Railway Association. Roger Borrup died 9 September 1987 at the age of 74.
Dates: undated, 1933-1986
Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employees Records
Abstract The Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employees was organized in 1899, and was affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. Union name variants were the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees, AFL-CIO; the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks; and the Railway Clerks of America, Order. It was the largest single railroad organization for employees who devoted a majority of their time to...
Dates: undated, 1910-1931, 1948
Abstract The Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges is a labor union formed to address the concerns and needs of the professional staff of the state's twelve community colleges. The records consist of correspondence, flyers, meeting minutes, membership lists, reports, newsletters, constitutions, pamphlets, press releases, and ballots created by the union and distributed to its members or among its leadership. The materials provide extensive information about the efforts of faculty and staff of...
Dates: undated, 1950-2013; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1992
Abstract The early history of the Connecticut Employees Union Independent is largely the story of one man, Salvatore Perruccio, a prominent labor leader in the state of Connecticut for almost forty years. The Connecticut Employees Union Independent was formed on 26 April 1967, when Perruccio and 325 state employees working at the Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown decided to break away from AFSCME and begin their own union. The split with AFSCME was not friendly, and the Federation attacked the...
Abstract The collection contains publications, contracts, convention materials, constitutions, shop manuals, labor agreements, histories, pamphlets and other published materials gathered from labor unions and organizations in Connecticut.
Abstract In 1957, the Connecticut Federation of Labor and the Connecticut State Industrial Union Council (CSIUC) merged to form the Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, generally referred to today as the Connecticut State AFL-CIO. The stated purpose of the new organization was to provide a more effective means of promoting and coordinating the principles and objectives of the AFL-CIO in Connecticut.
Dates: undated, 1909-1994
Abstract The Diocesan Labor Institute was founded in 1942 by Joseph F. Donnelly, then a Waterbury parish priest, later a monsignor, and eventually Auxiliary Bishop of the Hartford Archdiocese. The main purpose of Institute was to instruct workers on Catholic social philosophy and on the basics of trade unionism.
Dates: undated, 1944-1973
Abstract Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and photographs concerning Jeremiah Driscoll's activities with Royal Industrial Union (Local 937, UAW-CIO) of Hartford, Connecticut, public concerns of evictions of families from housing projects because of their "over-income", unionization efforts in Connecticut businesses, and state politics.
Abstract: Papers of John J. Driscoll, labor leader in the Connecticut state AFL-CIO. Materials include photographs, framed certificates of appreciation, day books, published material (newspaper and magazine articles, labor literature), and scrapbooks. Also includes some legal papers created by Bridgeport, Connecticut, judge Margaret Connors Driscoll, John's wife.
Abstract Collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by Gallagher documentingabout his tenure as a labor leader in Connecticut and about labor activities in Putnam, Norwich, and Willimantic, Connecticut.
Abstract Jacob (Jack) Goldring was born March 5, 1915, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Goldring's family moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1928 when Jack was thirteen. Jack Goldring had a lengthy association with the Connecticut Communist party. After becoming a party member in 1936, he held many posts in the party's state apparatus; among them, Chairman of the Stamford Branch, 1938-1940; Chairman, G.E. Club, Bridgeport, 1946-1947; Fairfield County Chairman, 1947, 1952; and Legislative Director, 1954. In...
Dates: undated, 1936-1984
Dates: undated, 1965-2010
Abstract The Greater Hartford Labor Council (GHLC) was formed in 1957. All local unions belonging to an international affiliated to the AFL-CIO or affiliated to the AFL-CIO directly are able to join the central labor body in their region upon payment of dues.
Dates: undated, 1947-1982
Abstract Collection consists of the records of labor unions in the greater New Haven, Connecticut, area, including the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Local 125/International Ladies Garment Workers Union Local 151; the Typographical Union of New Haven (ITU No. 47); the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 1939; the New Haven Council for Unemployed Workers; the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 153; and he New Haven Federation of...
Dates: undated, 1860-2008
Abstract This local was originally chartered on 1 March 1893 as Local 76 of the United Association of Journeymen Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Steamfitters and Steamfitters Helpers of the United States and Canada.
Abstract Contracts, correspondence, legal records, financial records, newspaper clippings and notes gathered and generated by James A. Ingalls, a field representative for the International Union of Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers, AFL-CIO, from the 1950s to the 1992. Materials give details from when Ingalls represented Connecticut local chapters to negotiate contracts, resolve strikes and lockouts, and develop collective bargaining agreements, pension plans and compensation and health benefits...
Dates: undated, 1916-1996
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Aeronautical Industrial District Lodge 91 Records
Abstract District Lodge 91 received its charter in May 1953. At that time the representative locals consisted of Hartford Aircraft Lodge 743, chartered in 1941, representing workers at Hamilton Standard (located in East Hartford until 1952 when it moved to Windsor Locks); Industrial aircraft Lodge 1746, chartered in February, 1945, representing workers at Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford; and Industrial Aircraft Lodge 1746A, chartered in October, 1951, representing Pratt and Whitney workers in...
Dates: undated, 1937-1983
Abstract The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), Canel Lodge 700 was founded on 20 April 1959. The lodge, located in Middletown, Connecticut, was organized by machinists at the Canel Atomic Testing Lab. In 1959, the local gained collective bargaining recognition from the Canel Lab. Pratt and Whitney took over the plant circa 1965. Pratt and Whitney continued union recognition after the takeover.
Dates: undated, 1958 - 1981, 2008
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Industrial Aircraft, Lodge 743 Records
Abstract Chartered in 1941 to represent members of the International Association of Machinists at Hamilton Standard in East Hartford, Connecticut. In 1952, it moved to Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Dates: undated, 1900-1983
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Industrial Aircraft Lodge 1746 Records
Abstract The International Aircraft Lodge 1746 was chartered on 1 November 1945. The local represents production workers at United Technologies Corporation's Pratt and Whitney plant in East Hartford, Connecticut. The workers make jet engines and other components for commercial and military aircraft. Lodge 1746 is a member of IAMAW District 91.
Dates: undated, 1943-1983
Abstract Chartered in 1974, representing machinists at United Aircraft’s Pratt and Whitney plant in North Haven, Connecticut. Originally organized as the United Automobile Workers Local 1234 in 1952.
Dates: undated, 1952-2002
Scope and Content The collection covers the period 1958 through 1961, although the majority of the materials are dated 1959-1960. The Lodge Records include correspondence, by-laws, agreements, minutes and financial records.
Dates: undated, 1958-1961