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International Union of Electronic Electrical Technical Salaried And Machine Workers Local 379 Match Workers' Union Records


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The International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried, and Machine workers document the day-to-day operations of the first 41 years of this community organization founded in 1944.


International Union Of Electronic Electrical Technical Salaried And Machine Workers Local 379 Match Workers' Union
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1 cubic ft. (about 1 boxes)  processed to date

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.

Processed by: Geoffrey A. Huth

Collection record created by: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on

Published: 2018-03-06 04:58:23 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Michael Corcione, 2014

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We can also deliver digital scans for remote research for a fee.

Access to this record group is unrestricted with the exception of one folder, which is marked.

Copyright Statement

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]).

Contents of Collection



1 1"AFL-CIO Manual for Shop Stewards,"1971


1 2Constitution and By-laws1962, 1976, 1982


1 3Constitution of American Federation of Labor1944


1 4Constitution of AFL-CIO1969


1 5Constitution of International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried & Machine Workers1985


1 6Constitutions and By-laws, Samples from Other Unions1947, 1956, 1965


1 7Contracts1946-1956


1 8Contracts1958-1965


1 9Contracts1967-1971


1 10Contracts1971-1980


1 11Contracts1980-1987


1 12Contract Samples from Other Match Workers Locals1947-1951


1 13Contract Samples from Other Match Workers Locals1955-1961


1 14Contract Samples from Other Unions1946, 1948, 1956, 1975


1 15Minutes1946-1949


1 16Minutes1949-1951


1 17Minutes1952-1964


1 18Minutes1964-1975


1 19Occupational Safety and Health Pamphlets1975


1 20Universal Match Corporation Medical Benefits1977-1978, 1983


1 21Universal Match Corporation Retirement Plan1982