The match workers at the Universal Match plant in Hudson, New York were first organized in 1946 as Federal Labor Union No. 24122. Federal Labor Unions were unions chartered and administered directly by the AFL (and afterwards the AFL-CIO) in trades that otherwise would not have been organized. In 1971 the local voted to affiliate with IUE over the Textile Workers Union of America (whose organizing drive was run by the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board) and became IUE Local 379. In 1981 Swedish Match bought Universal Match Corporation, and by 1989 the firm had closed its Hudson plant, marking the end of Local 379.
The collection contains minutes, 1946-1987; state contracts, 1946-1987; state by-laws, 1962-1982; and sample constitutions and contracts from other match workers' unions, 1947-1965.
The collection is organized alphabetically. There are no series.
All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by IUE Local 379, Match Workers on March 6, 1990.
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Access to this record group is unrestricted with the exception of one folder, which is marked.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, International Union of Electronic Electrical Technical Salaried And Machine Workers Local 379 Match Workers' Union Records, 1944-1985. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).
|1||1||"AFL-CIO Manual for Shop Stewards,"||1971|
|1||2||Constitution and By-laws||1962, 1976, 1982|
|1||3||Constitution of American Federation of Labor||1944|
|1||4||Constitution of AFL-CIO||1969|
|1||5||Constitution of International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried & Machine Workers||1985|
|1||6||Constitutions and By-laws, Samples from Other Unions||1947, 1956, 1965|
|1||12||Contract Samples from Other Match Workers Locals||1947-1951|
|1||13||Contract Samples from Other Match Workers Locals||1955-1961|
|1||14||Contract Samples from Other Unions||1946, 1948, 1956, 1975|
|1||19||Occupational Safety and Health Pamphlets||1975|
|1||20||Universal Match Corporation Medical Benefits||1977-1978, 1983|
|1||21||Universal Match Corporation Retirement Plan||1982|