Inventory of the
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America fonds

Inventory #F0438

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0438
Title:United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America fonds
Extent:19.0 m of textual records
0.05 m of photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America was established in 1936, with the first Canadian local in Toronto created the following year. The union, long considered on the left-wing of Canadian labour unions, was dismissed from the Canadian Congress of Labour in 1949 for suspected Communist ties and it was not until 1973 that the union was re-admitted to the Canadian Labour Congress. The UE had forty-seven locals in Canada (1993) including locals in Toronto, Guelph, Peterborough and Montreal. In that year decreasing membership lead to an affiliation with the Canadian Auto Workers.
Scope and Content:

The fonds documents the activities of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America and some of its locals for the period, 1941-1978.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Financial records
Printed material
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Access is restricted. Written permission to view the material must be obtained from the Secretary-Treasurer of the UE, and directed to the Archivist, York University.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1984-018. Further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See Oliver Hodges fonds (F0325) for material on the Peterborough local.
Provenance Access Points:United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2003/05/07
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