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International Union of Steam Engineers, Local 62 Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1984-0008

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, grievance reports, by-laws and constitution of the local, and membership lists, with information about work conditions and a strike in 1904. Of interest are agreements between the Fur Hat Manufacturers Association and the Danbury Union of Steam Engineers made around the time of the famous Danbury Hatters Strike of 1902, when the striking workers of Loewe Hat Company in Danbury organized a national boycott of the company's hats in protest of unfair bargaining practices. The company sued the union, which was found guilty in 1908 by the U.S. Supreme Court of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

Much of the correspondence is to Irving E. Andrews, Secretary of Local 62, from the following union representatives: John E. Bruner, President of the I.U.S.E., writing from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Robert A. McKee, General Secretary-Treasurer of the I.U.S.E., writing from Peoria, Illinois.

Dates

  • undated, 1901-1905

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.

History

The National Union of Steam Engineers was organized on December 7, 1896. In 1898 the union became the International Union of Steam Engineers, and was affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. Local 62 in Danbury, Connecticut, was formed by 1901, originally as the Danbury Union of Steam Engineers.

In 1912 the union changed its name to the International Union of Steam and Operating Engineers, and in 1928 it became the International Union of Operating Engineers>, which it remains today.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Labor union of steam-driven construction equipment operators of Danbury, Connecticut. Collection consists of correspondence, grievance reports, by-laws and constitution, and membership lists. Includes information about work conditions of the union members and a strike in 1904.

Arrangement

Series I: Records (undated, 1901-1905) contains all the materials in the collection in one folder, arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by the Connecticut State Library in 1984.

Title
International Union of Steam Engineers, Local 62 Records
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2004 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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