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Millwrights Local 1359 - MS 158

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

Introduction

The records of Millwrights Local 1359 of Toledo, Ohio, date from 1948 to 1978. The collection consists of three and one-fourth linear feet of District Council minutes, correspondence, pension reports, negotiation files, and agreements.

The records of Millwrights Local 1359 were donated to the Center for Archival Collections in August 1980, through the cooperation of Paul Yon, Associate Director of the Center, and David Gray, Field Representative for the Ohio Historical Society. Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and scholarly research. The register was prepared by Jill Morse, graduate assistant at Bowling Green State University.

Agency History

Millwrights Local 1359 is a separate branch of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. The Carpenters' Union was chartered in approximately 1918, according to Local 1359's current business manager, Mr. Jonoff. Millwrights Local 1359 became a separate branch of the Carpenters' Union in approximately 1921. Offices for Millwrights Local 1359 are now located at 1217 Prouty Avenue, Toledo, Ohio.

Very few of this Local's early records have been saved; only within the last ten years has the Local been conscious of maintaining records. Thus, for more information, the researcher may wish to consult the records within the Carpenters Local 1138, Toledo, Ohio (MS 147), collection also held at the Center for Archival Collections.

Scope and Content

The records of Millwrights Local 1359 document the history of this local union from 1948 to 1978. The records are rather scattered, but can be of some use to the labor historian.

The minutes of Local 1359 are not to be found in this collection except for the 1955-1957 unit minutes from those members employed at the Thyer Manufacturing Company. The District Council minutes are more complete, documenting union concerns from 1957-1969. Also within the collection are scattered minutes of the Board of Trustees of the Carpenters Pension Plan.

The general correspondence of Local 1359 spans the years 1956-178. Additional correspondence detailing the evolution and adoption of the pension plan is available for 1965-1978. Agreements between area businesses and Local 1359 are relatively complete from the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s. Specific contract disputes can be traced within the negotiation files for 1970-1975. Those researchers especially interested in labor pension plans will find that the Local 1359's records are relatively complete on this subject for the 1960s.

Financial records also are scattered and are mostly comprised of dues records, listed by company for the years 1968-1969, and a dues ledger, 1954-1957. Miscellaneous pamphlets, membership applications, and tax forms complete this collection.

Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES--MAUMEE VALLEY DISTRICT COUNCIL
1948, 1957-1969
Arranged chronologically
Contains description of business conducted, letters read, reports (including finances) given, and votes taken.

MINUTES--THYER MANUFACTURING UNIT
1955-1957
Arranged chronologically
Includes description of business conducted, reports given, and votes taken.

MINUTES--BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CARPENTERS PENSION PLAN
1965-1966, June 1970
Arranged chronologically
Includes list of trustees present, motions made, suggestions and reports given. Minutes for June 1970 are for a meeting of the Trustees of the Millwrights Pension Plan.

MINUTES--MODEL CITIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
October 1969
Contains roll call and list of recommendations

AGREEMENTS
1955-1974
Arranged chronologically and by company
Contains names of agreeing parties, date, articles, and sections of agreement, and any subsequent amendments.

NEGOTIATION FILES
1970-1975
Arranged chronologically and by company.
Includes materials generated by union-company contract negotiations such as meeting announcements and minutes, correspondence, notes, and proposals.

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE
1956-1978
Arranged chronologically
Includes both incoming and outgoing correspondence, most being generated by the business manager. Correspondence regarding the adoption and implementation of the pension plan also is included.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

DUES RECORDS
1954-1957
Arranged by member's name.
Includes list of monthly dues collected by various companies employing members of Local 1359.

DUES LEDGER
1959-1967
Arranged by member's name.
Includes name, address, birth date, initiation date, and dues payments of individual members.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
1959-1967
Arranged chronologically
Contains itemized listing of receipt and expenditures and balances.

MONTHLY PENSION REPORTS
1967-1969
Arranged chronologically and by company.
Includes description of monthly pension funds expended by individual companies.

PENSION PLAN FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
1959, 1961-1969
Arranged chronologically
Contains listing of pension fund and expenses and balances.

PENSION PLAN VALUATION REPORTS
1966-1969
Arranged by type and chronologically
Includes report of assets, planned costs, and employee statistics with one report (investment account record) detailing monetary value of investments

PENSION FUND ACCOUNTS
1958-1970
Arranged chronologically
Contains itemized account of income and expenses in pension fund balances.

TREASURER'S CASH BOOK
1960-1962
Arranged chronologically
Includes itemized account of monies paid out and dues collected.

MISCELLANEOUS FINANCIAL RECORDS
1950s-1970s
Arranged by type and within chronologically.
Includes tax forms, bond applications, annual financial reports to U.S. Department of Labor, savings book, and pension plan death claims.

PRINTED MATERIAL

PAMPHLETS
1949-1974 (scattered)
Arranged by type of pamphlet.
Includes general union literature and information on Carpenters' pension plan benefits, working rules, health and welfare plan, annual convention, and constitution.

MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED MATERIAL
1968-1977 (scattered)
Arranged by type of material.
Includes membership lists, news clippings, and training program proposal.

Inventory

Box 1: Minutes

Folders
  1. Maumee Valley District Council, May 29, 1948
  2. Maumee Valley District Council, March-December 1957
  3. Maumee Valley District Council, January-December 1958
  4. Maumee Valley District Council, January-December 1959
  5. Maumee Valley District Council, January-November 1960
  6. Maumee Valley District Council, March, April 1961
  7. Maumee Valley District Council, June-December 1964
  8. Maumee Valley District Council, January-December 1965
  9. Maumee Valley District Council, March-December 1967
  10. Maumee Valley District Council, April-November 1968
  11. Maumee Valley District Council, January-December 1969
  12. Local 1359--Thyer Manufacturing Unit, August 1955-June 1957
  13. Board of Trustees of Carpenters Pension Plan, November-December 1965
  14. Model Cities Management Committee, October 6, 1969
  15. Board of Trustees of Millwrights Pension Plan, June 12, 1970

Box 2: Correspondence

Folders
  1. 1956-1969
  2. 1970
  3. 1971
  4. 1972
  5. 1973
  6. 1974
  7. 1975
  8. 1976-1977
  9. Pension plan, 1965-1969
  10. Pension plan, 1970
  11. Pension plan, 1971-1973
  12. Pension plan, 1974-1978
  13. Frigitemp Marine Corporation, 1972-1973

Box 3: Agreements

Folders
  1. Michigan Wholesalers, 1955
  2. Toledo Area Retail Lumber Dealers, 1958
  3. Toledo Area Retail Lumber Dealers (Supplemental), 1958
  4. Michigan Wholesalers, 1959
  5. Associated Building Contractors of Toledo, 1960
  6. Toledo Area Retail Lumber Dealers, 1961
  7. Toledo Area Retail Lumber Dealers, 1964
  8. Ohio Truss Mart, 1965
  9. Lake Shore Industries, Inc., 1965
  10. Active-Ad Incorporated, 1966
  11. Affiliated Unions and American Shipbuilding Company, 1966
  12. Toledo Area Retail Lumber Dealers, 1967
  13. Scholz Homes, Inc., 1968
  14. Jennison-Wright Corporation, 1968
  15. Ohio Truss Mart, 1968
  16. Lake Shore Industries, Inc., 1968
  17. Crown Store Equipment Company, 1969
  18. Kuhman Sales-Countertops, 1969
  19. Ettl Furniture Company, 1970
  20. Toledo Show Case Company, 1970
  21. Crown Store Equipment Company, 1970
  22. Associated Building Contractors of Toledo, 1970
  23. Michigan Wholesalers, Inc., 1970
  24. Toledo Area Retail Lumber Dealers, 1970
  25. Jennison-Wright Corporation, 1971
  26. Affiliated Unions and American Shipbuilding, 1972
  27. Kamenca Cabinet, 1974

Box 4: Negotiation Files

Folders
  1. Toledo Retail Lumber, 1970-1973
  2. Lake Shore Industries, 1971
  3. Crown Store Equipment Company, 1972
  4. Ettl Furniture Company, 1972-1974
  5. A. A. Smith Company, 1973
  6. Ohio Truss Mart, 1973-1974
  7. Jennison-Wright Corporation, 1974
  8. Crown Equipment Company, 1974
  9. Lake Shore Industries, 1974
  10. American Shipbuilding Company, 1975

Box 5: Dues Records

Folders
  1. Toledo Show Case Company, 1968
  2. Swan Creek Lumber Company, 1968
  3. Starr Lumber Company, 1968
  4. Rentner Lumber Company, 1968
  5. Ohio Truss Mart, 1968
  6. Lumber Suppliers, Inc., 1968
  7. Lake Shore Industries, 1968
  8. Jennison-Wright Corporation, 1968
  9. Kuehule Lumber Company, 1968
  10. Good Display Company, 1968
  11. Gallant Lumber Company, 1968
  12. Ettl Furniture Company, 1968
  13. Clark Snodgrass Company, 1968
  14. A. A. Smith Company, 1968
  15. Crown Store Equipment Company, November-December 1969
  16. Ettl Furniture Company, 1969
  17. Gallant Lumber Company, 1969
  18. Good Display Company, 1969
  19. Jennison-Wright Corporation, 1969
  20. Kuehnle Lumber Company, 1969
  21. Lake Shore Industries, 1969
  22. Lumber Suppliers Company, 1969
  23. Michigan Wholesalers, September-December 1969
  24. Ohio Truss Mart, 1969
  25. Rentner Lumber Company, 1969
  26. Starr Lumber Company, 1969
  27. Swan Creek Lumber Company, 1969
  28. Show Case Company, 1969
  29. Bond reports (semi-annual funds report of Trustees), 1955-1966
  30. Savings Book, 1956-1962
  31. Financial Statements, 1959-1967
  32. Fidelity bond applications, 1956
  33. Income tax exempt forms, 1972-1976
  34. Labor organization annual report (US Department of Labor), 1959, 1972-1976

Box 6

Folders
  1. Monthly pension reports, Ettl Company, 1967
  2. Monthly pension reports, Ettl Company, 1968
  3. Monthly pension reports, Activ-Ad Corporation, 1968
  4. Monthly pension reports, Ettl Company, 19769
  5. Pension files--Gerald Riker, 1966-1967, 1972
  6. Pension plan--death claims, 1970-1977 (scattered)
  7. Group Retirement Plan Summary (Aetna), 1957
  8. Pension plan--financial statements, 1959
  9. Pension plan--financial statements, 1961
  10. Pension plan--financial statements, 1962
  11. Pension plan--financial statements, 1963
  12. Pension plan--financial statements, 1964
  13. Pension plan--financial statements, 1965
  14. Pension plan--financial statements, 1966
  15. Pension plan--financial statements, 1967
  16. Pension plan--financial statements, 1968
  17. Pension plan--financial statements, 1969
  18. Pension plan--investment account report, 1966
  19. Pension plan--valuation report, 1967
  20. Pension plan--valuation report, 1968
  21. Pension plan--valuation report, 1969
  22. Pamphlet--Working rules of Locals Affiliated with Maumee Valley District Council of Carpenters, 1949, 1959
  23. Pamphlet--Constitution of Ohio State Council of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 1956
  24. Pamphlet--miscellaneous union literature, 1959, 1971
  25. Pamphlet--Toledo Millmen's Pension Plan--Retirement Benefits, 1959
  26. Pamphlet--Carpenters Pension Plan, 1965
  27. Membership Applications, 1968, n.d.
  28. Membership lists, 1968-1971
  29. Statement of Secretary of Labor, George P. Schultz on the Philadelphia Plan, 1969
  30. Building Trades Training Program Proposal, 1969
  31. Dues Book (L. Malecki), 1970
  32. Convention information, 1974
  33. Referendum vote results--Carpenters Home, 1972
  34. Strike Settlement with Toledo Area Lumber Dealers, 1972
  35. News clippings on the American Shipbuilding Company strike, 1977
  36. Non-communist affidavits, n.d.
  37. Toledo Area Construction Workers Health and Welfare Plan, 1968
  38. Constitution of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (amendments), 1974

Box 7

Folders
  1. Treasurer's cash book, 1960-1962
  2. Dues ledger, 1954-1957
  3. Pension fund accounts, December 1958-1970

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