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Service Employees International Union, Local 3 (Toledo, Ohio) - MS 39

Introduction | Agency History | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The records of Service Local 3 were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections on June 24, 1976 by Steven P. Gietschier with the cooperation of Financial Secretary, Richard A. Bowles. The collection consists of three and one-half linear feet of minutes, correspondence, agreements, and financial records, and documents the years 1939-1965.

Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and scholarly research. Joanna Passet, a graduate assistant employed by the Ohio Labor History Project, processed the collection and compiled the register.

Agency History

A fire which occurred in 1940 or 1941 destroyed almost all of Service Local 3's records. It is difficult, therefore, to ascertain the exact date of the organization. According to the Toledo City Directories, the Building Service Employees Union, Local 3 first appeared in 1936. Also because of the fire, it is difficult to relate the beginning aspects, membership and officers of this union.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Richard A. Bowles, Financial Secretary at the Local's offices, 616 and a half Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio.

Scope and Content

The records of Service Local 3 include regular and executive board meeting minutes, incoming and outgoing correspondence, negotiations, agreements with employers, annual financial reports, audits, and a Service Employees Newsletter. Both the agreements and the minutes are fairly complete. Agreements reveal the Service Local's progress in negotiations over the years and the minutes are available not only for the executive board but also for the regular meetings of the hotel and motel employees, office building and department store employees, window cleaners, and janitors.

The executive board minutes extend from 1949-1965 and the minutes of the regular meetings of the various groups document the years 1950-1965. Incoming and outgoing correspondence, from 1944-1965, is very scattered, and most of it pertains to routine union business. The collection also includes material about negotiations from 1962-1965, a large number of agreements with employers in and around Toledo from 1939-1970, annual financial reports from 1957-1964, an audit taken in 1960, and the Newsletter from 1971-1973.

Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES--EXECUTIVE BOARD
1949-1965
Arranged chronologically
Includes reports of stewards and business agent, attendance records, unfinished and new business, financial statements.

MINUTES--REGULAR
1950-1965
Arranged chronologically
Includes reports on membership, unfinished and new business, financial statements for the regular meetings of the union and those of the various groups within the union, i.e., Hotel and Motel employees, Office Building and Department Store employees, Window Cleaners, and Cleanware employees. Also includes some special meeting minutes.

MINUTES--COMMITTEES
1956, 1958, 1961
Arranged by committee and chronologically.
Includes minutes of the wage committee (1956) and the negotiation committee (1958, 1961).

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE
1944-1965
Arranged by incoming and outgoing letters and chronologically.
Includes correspondence with other unions and employers; letters on membership, internal problems, strikes, and financial matters. Also includes files on negotiations.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

AGREEMENTS
1939-1970.
Arranged by employer and within chronologically.
Includes agreements on wages, hours, working conditions, and related correspondence and papers.

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
1947-1960 (scattered).
Arranged chronologically
Includes constituions and by-laws of Local 3 and revisions.

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS
1955-1964.
Arranged by type and within chronologically.
Includes resolutions, insurance papers, ballots, and grievances.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS
1957-1964.
Arranged chronologically
Includes itemized listing of receipts and expenditures and balances.

AUDIT
1960.
Includes outside audit of Local 3 showing itemized listing of receipts and expenditures with balances.

IRS FORM 990--ANNUAL RETURN OF ORGANIZATIONS EXEMPT FROM INCOME TAX
1943-1958.
Arranged by organization and within chronologically.
Includes reports filed for Amusement and Bowling Alley Employees and Window Cleaners.

PRINTED MATERIAL

NEWSLETTERS
1964, 1965-1966, 1971-1973
Arranged by newsletter and within chronologically.
Includes Local 3's Newsletter (1971-1973), the Building Service Employee's International Union newsletter, Leadership News, (1965-1966), and Dollars and Sense, (1964).

Inventory

Box 1

Folders
  1. Minutes--Executive Board, January-November 1949
  2. Minutes--Executive Board, February-December 1950
  3. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1951
  4. Minutes--Executive Board, February-December 1952
  5. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1953
  6. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1954
  7. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1955
  8. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1956
  9. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1957
  10. Minutes--Executive Board, February-December 1958
  11. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1959
  12. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1960
  13. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1961
  14. Minutes--Executive Board, January-December 1962
  15. Minutes--Executive Board, February-December 1963
  16. Minutes--Executive Board, February-December 1964
  17. Minutes--Executive Board, February-December 1965
  18. Minutes--Regular, January-December 1950
  19. Minutes--Regular, January-November 1951
  20. Minutes--Regular, January-November 1952
  21. Minutes--Regular, January-December 1953
  22. Minutes--Regular, January-December 1954
  23. Minutes--Regular, January-December 1955
  24. Minutes--Regular, February-December 1956
  25. Minutes--Regular, January-December 1957

Box 2

Folders
  1. Minutes--Regular, February-December 1958
  2. Minutes--Regular, January-December 1959
  3. Minutes--Regular, January-November 1960
  4. Minutes--Regular, January-December 1961
  5. Minutes--Regular, January-December 1962
  6. Minutes--Regular, February-December 1963
  7. Minutes--Regular, February-December 1964
  8. Minutes--Regular, January-December 1965
  9. Minutes--Wage Committee, May1965
  10. Minutes--Negotiation Committee, June 1958, August, October 1961
  11. Office Building Negotiations, April-August 1963
  12. Office Building Negotiations, March-June 1965
  13. Janitorial Negotiations, May-July 1965
  14. Hotel Negotiations, May-July 1962
  15. Motel Negotiations, April-July 1964
  16. Cleanwear and Tisco Negotiations, October 1964
  17. Store Negotiations, April-June 1963
  18. Store Negotiations, April 1964
  19. Store Negotiations, April-June 1965

Box 3

Folders
  1. Annual Financial Reports, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964
  2. Audit of Service Local 3, 1960
  3. Correspondence--Incoming, 1944-1959, n.d.
  4. Correspondence--Incoming, 1960-1965
  5. Correspondence--Outgoing, 1944-1959
  6. Correspondence--Outgoing, 1960-1965
  7. Constitution and Bylaws, 1947-1960 (scattered)
  8. Amusement and Bowling Alley Employees IRS Form 990 (Local 3-A), 1943-1958
  9. Window Cleaners IRS Form 990 (Local 8), 1943-1956
  10. Miscellaneous insurance papers, 1955-1964
  11. Resolutions, 1964
  12. Material concerning Vater J. Wood's Grievance, 1956
  13. Material concerning Thomas J. Cains, 1957
  14. Miscellaneous ballots, grievance forms and papers, 1957-1964
  15. Lists of names, n.d.
  16. Service Employees International Union Newsletter, March-November 1971
  17. Service Employees International Union Newsletter, January-July 1972
  18. Service Employees International Union Newsletter, 1973
  19. Building Service Employees International Union, Leadership News, September 1965-August 1966
  20. Building Service Employees International Union, Dollars and Sense, April-September 1964
  21. Buildingg Service International Union, Local 29 (Pittsburgh) agreement with May Department Stores, 1955

Box 4

Folders
  1. Ambassador Motor Lodge--agreements/correspondence, 1963
  2. Amusement and Bowling Alley Employees--agreements, 1939-1960
  3. Amusement and Bowling Alley Employees--correspondence, 1955-1958
  4. Amusement and Bowling Alley Employees--miscellaneous papers/rosters, 1955-1960
  5. Argonne Hotel--agreements, 1947-1954
  6. Argonne Hotel--correspondence, 1946-1954
  7. Calvary Cemetery--agreements, 1950-1961
  8. Calvary Cemetery--correspondence, 1951-1954
  9. Calvary Cemetery--miscellaneous papers (pension and insurance plans), 1950-1952
  10. Clean-Wear Service--agreements, 1944-1954
  11. Clean-Wear Service--correspondence, 1944-1961
  12. Clean-Wear Service--Direct Labor Standards Manual, February 1956
  13. Clean-Wear Service--Miscellaneous papers, 1946-1951
  14. Clean-Wear Service--Miscellaneous papers, 1956-1958
  15. Davis (Daco) Investment Company--agreements, 1942-1959
  16. Davis (Daco) Investment Company--correspondence, 1945-1960
  17. Dependable Overall Company--agreements, 1951-1957
  18. Dependable Overall Company--correspondence and miscellaneous papers, 1952-1958

Box 5

Folders
  1. Edison Building--agreements, 1943-1963
  2. Edison Building--correspondence, 1942-1963
  3. Edison Building--miscellaneous papers (insurance, schedules), 1948-1957
  4. Ft. Miami Raceway--agreements, 1951-1953
  5. Ft. Miami Raceway--correspondence, 1947-1953
  6. Ft. Miami Raceway--miscellaneous papers (rosters, meeting minutes, etc.), 1951-1953
  7. Gardner Building--agreements, 1949-1961
  8. Gardner Building--correspondence, 1948-1962
  9. Grant Store--agreements, 1942-1943, 1947
  10. Grant Store--correspondence, 1944-1946
  11. Hillcrest Hotel--agreement, September 23, 1970
  12. Home Bank Building (United Saving Building)--agreements, 1942-1961
  13. Home Bank Building (United Saving Building)--correspondence, 1942-1962
  14. Howard Hotel--agreements, 1952-1956
  15. Howard Hotel--correspondence, 1952-1958
  16. Kennedy Furniture Company--agreements, 1942-1958
  17. Kennedy Furniture Company--correspondence, 1945-1955
  18. Lamson's--agreements, 1961-1969
  19. Lamson's--correspondence, 1969-1971
  20. Lamson's--miscellaneous papers (minutes/insurance), 1969
  21. LaSalle and Koch Company--agreements/correspondence, 1961-1963
  22. Libbey-Owens-Ford--agreements, 1960-1963
  23. Libbey-Owens-Ford--correspondence, 1962-1965

Box 6

Folders
  1. Lion Dry Good Store--agreements/correspondence, 1961-1965
  2. Lorraine Hotel--agreements, 1944-1970
  3. Lorraine Hotel--correspondence, 1944-1965
  4. Lowes Valentine and Esquire Theaters--agreements, 1949, 1955-1960
  5. Lowes Valentine and Esquire Theaters--correspondence, 1949-1959
  6. Madison (Michigan) Court Hotels--agreements, 1943-1956
  7. Madison (Michigan) Court Hotels--correspondence, 1944-1956
  8. Madison (Michigan) Court Hotels--miscellaneous papers, 1944
  9. Melrose Hotel--agreements, 1952-1959
  10. Melrose Hotel--correspondence, 1956-1961
  11. Milner Hotel--agreements, 1943-1954
  12. Milner Hotel--agreements, 1956-1968
  13. Milner Hotel--correspondence, 1943-1958
  14. Milner Hotel--correspondence, 1959-1970
  15. Milner Hotel--miscellaneous papers, 1959-1960
  16. National Bank Building (Nicholas Corp.)--agreements, 1942-1965
  17. National Bank Building (Nicholas Corp.)--correspondence, 1942-1968
  18. Ottawa Hills Memorial Park--agreements, 1950-1961
  19. Ottawa Hills Memorial Park--correspondence, 1955-1964

Box 7

Folders
  1. Owens-Illinois (Ohio) Building--agreements, 1942-1961
  2. Owens-Illinois (Ohio) Building--correspondence, 1944-1960
  3. Owens-Illinois (Ohio) Building--miscellaneous papers (National War Labor Board), 1943- 1944, 1954
  4. Pick (Ft. Meigs) Hotel Corporation--agreements, 1954-1964
  5. Pick (Ft. Meigs) Hotel Corporation--correspondence (outgoing), 1954-1960
  6. Pick (Ft. Meigs) Hotel Corporation--correspondence (incoming), 1954-1960
  7. Pick (Ft. Meigs) Hotel Corporation--miscellaneous papers (petitions/minutes/insurance), 1954- 1960
  8. Retail Associates, Inc.--agreements, 1955-1959
  9. Retail Associates, Inc.--correspondence, 1948-1959
  10. Retail Associates, Inc.--miscellaneous papers, 1957-1958
  11. Richardson Building (Board of Trades)--agreements, 1942-1963
  12. Richardson Building (Board of Trades)--correspondence, 1942-1964
  13. Richardson Building (Board of Trades)--miscellaneous papers (petitions/job descriptions), 1946-1956
  14. Security-Wayne Building--agreements, 1942-1963
  15. Security-Wayne Building--correspondence, 1942-1964
  16. Security-Wayne Building--miscellaneous papers, 1943-1951
  17. Spitzer Building--agreements, 1942-1959
  18. Spitzer Building--correspondence, 1942-1960
  19. Spitzer Building--miscellaneous papers, 1944-1945
  20. Sports Arena--agreements, 1950, 1959, 1972
  21. Sports Arena--correspondence, 1951-1965
  22. Sports Arena--miscellaneous papers, 1965
  23. Steins (Specialty Stores Assoc.)--agreements, 1945-1955
  24. Steins (Specialty Stores Assoc.)--correspondence, 1946-1955
  25. Surface Combustion--agreements, 1943-1962

Box 8

Folders
  1. Surface Combustion--correspondence, 1944-1965
  2. Surface Combustion--miscellaneous papers, 1945-1965
  3. Tiedtke's--agreements, 1957, 1969
  4. Tiedtke's--correspondence, 1957-1973
  5. Tiedtke's--negotiation meeting minutes, 1965
  6. Tiny Tot Diaper Service--agreements, 1952-1968
  7. Tiny Tot Diaper Service--correspondence, 1953-1965
  8. Tiny Tot Diaper Service--miscellaneous papers, 1952-1964
  9. Tisco Corporation--agreements, 1952-1964
  10. Tisco Corporation--correspondence/miscellaneous papers, 1956-1957
  11. Toledo Blade--agreements, 1946-1960
  12. Toledo Blade--correspondence, 1944-1959
  13. Toledo Blade--miscellaneous papers, 1946-1958
  14. Toledo Home Furniture Company--agreements, 1944-1958
  15. Toledo Home Furniture Company--correspondence, 1944-1959
  16. Toledo Home Furniture Company--miscellaneous papers, 1959
  17. Toledo Hotel Association--agreements, 1943-1950

Box 9

Folders
  1. Toledo Hotel Association--agreements, 1952-1964
  2. Toledo Hotel Association--correspondence, 1943-1959
  3. Toledo Hotel Association--miscellaneous papers, 1946-1951
  4. Toledo Maumee Raceway, Inc.--agreements, 1953-1959
  5. Toledo Maumee Raceway, Inc.--correspondence, 1959, 1965
  6. Toledo Medical Building--agreements, 1942-1961
  7. Toledo Medical Building--correspondence, 1944-1962
  8. Toledo Medical Building--miscellaneous papers (National War Labor Board), 1946-1952
  9. Toledo Mud Hens--agreements, 1950-1953
  10. Toledo Mud Hens--correspondence/miscellaneous papers, 1950-1955
  11. Toledo Turf Club--agreements, 1954
  12. Usher Furniture Company--agreements, 1948, 1953, 1957
  13. Usher Furniture Company--correspondence, 1949-1965
  14. Willard Hotel--agreements/correspondence, 1962-1970
  15. Window Cleaners, Local 8--agreements, 1952-1962
  16. Window Cleaners, Local 8--correspondence, 1952-1954
  17. Window Cleaners, Local 8--trust agreements, 1955
  18. Window Cleaners, Local 8--insurance plan and related correspondence, 1955, 1960
  19. Window Cleaner Contractors--janitorial agreements, 1943-1954
  20. Window Cleaner Contractors--janitorial agreements, 1955-1959
  21. Window Cleaner Contractors--janitorial agreements, 1960-1968
  22. Window Cleaner Contractors--correspondence, 1943-1959
  23. Window Cleaner Contractors--correspondence, 1960-1968
  24. Window Cleaner Contractors--miscellaneous papers, 1944-1964

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