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CRA159 -- USWA Local 3008 Records


2.25 Linear Feet
March 1998
Inventory Written By: Kevin Clutter

Scope and Content

These records document some aspects of Local 3008 of the United Steelworkers of America from 1952 to 1973. Unfortunately, the collection is incomplete. Company correspondence (1952-1959) deals with the day-to-day operations of the union office. Several files reveal information about the local's activities with the county, state, and international union offices and councils, such as reciprocal membership agreements. The membership gains and losses folders, along with the reconciliation reports, will provide researchers with some membership data from 1952 to 1959.

Of special interest is a set of affidavits designed to keep communists out of the union. The documents were produced during the height of the Cold War and offer an interesting reflection of that time. Picket lists (1952) may be of particular interest to labor studies students. Financial records include statements and tax reports, furnishing information on revenues and tax liabilities of the local. A minute book (1960-1966) includes membership lists as well as attendance records and financial statements.

Several files appear to have been produced by another local, USWA Local 2697. For example, a unique set of files cover the trials of union official A.B. Gibson, documenting some internal conflicts within Local 2697. A small series of records dealing with air pollution issues also came from that local.

Box Folder Description
1 1-6 Correspondence, Company, (1952-1959)
7 Correspondence, Lake County and Indiana AFL-CIO and Industrial Union Councils, (1952-1970)
8 Correspondence / Forms, Per Capita Tax Statements, County/State Industrial Union Councils, 1955-1959
9 Correspondence, International, 1953-1960
10 Correspondence and Related Materials, A.B. "Hoot" Gibson, (1960-1970)
11-13 Reports, Membership Gains and Losses, 1952-1959
14-17 Reports, Reconciliations, 1952-1959
18 Affidavits, Affirming Allegiance to the United States Constitution and Steelworkers Union, 1950, 1956
19 Picket Lists, Strike, 1952

Box Folder Description
2 1 Job Descriptions, Production Planning, 1947-1948
2 Job Descriptions, Accounting, 1948
3 Job Classifications, 1948
4 Employee List, 80" Hot Strip Department, 1945
5 Reports, Air Pollution, General, 1970
6 Reports, Air Pollution, Plant, 1970
7 Reports, Air Pollution, Community, (1965-1970)
8 Remarks, Mayor A. Martin Katz, Failure of Negotiations Between the City of Gary and United States Steel Corporation, Regarding Air Pollution, 1965
9 Printed Material, Right-to-Work Legislation, 1957-1958
2 10 Printed Material, Insurance Plans, 1954, 1961
11 Agreements, Tires and Eyeglasses, 1970, 1973
12-13 Financial Statements, (1952-1959)
14-16 Tax Reports, 1951-1959
17-21 Payroll and Expense Vouchers, 1955-1958

Box Folder Description
3 1 Payroll and Expense Vouchers, 1959
2 Per Capita Tax Forms, Legislative Fund, 1958-1959
3 Dues Reports, 1952

Location Description
Minute Book, 1960-1966
Cash Book, 1953-1959
Map Case, Drawer 7 Strike Posters, n.d.

Subject Tracings

  • Communism
  • Katz, A. Martin
  • Labor
  • Pollution
  • Strikes
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • United Steelworkers of America
  • United Steelworkers of America Local 3008