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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Worker's Union (ACTWU), Hudson Valley Area Joint Board Records

1919-1989

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Abstract

The Hudson Valley Area Joint Board was formed in 1957 through the merger of the Columbia County and Mid-Hudson Valley Joint Boards. At that point, the two joint boards were affiliated of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), which merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) in 1976 to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU). The collection documents the organization, administration, and activities of the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board and its predecessor organizations.

Summary

Creator:
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Worker's Union. Hudson Valley Area Joint Board.
Date Coverage:
1919-1989
Quantity:
14.2 cubic ft. (about 14.2 boxes)

The Hudson Valley Area Joint Board was formed in 1957 through the merger of the Columbia County and Mid-Hudson Valley Joint Boards. At this point, the two joint boards were affiliated of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), which merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) in 1976 to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU). The Columbia County Joint Board, which had existed at least since 1947 and was made up of Locals 96, 791, 792, 793, 938, 1122, 1246, and 1342, merged with the Mid-Hudson Joint Board, chartered 1948 and made up of Locals 464, 501, 673, 683, 893, 982, 988, 1001, 1032, 1088, 1121, 1122, 1277, 1818, 1338, and 1420, in 1957 to form the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board. The Capital District Joint Board chartered in 1937 (the year the TWUA began, as the Textile Workers Organizing Committee or TWOC) and made up of Locals 89, 237, 238, 346, 574, 575, 675, 907, 964, 976 and 1351, joined with the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board as well in 1968. The Amsterdam Joint Board, chartered 1942 and made up of Locals 1, 489, 646, 835, 846 and 1761, merged with the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board during this period as well.

This collection divided into five series and a total of 20 sub-series documents the organization, administration and activities of the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board of the ACTWU and its predecessor organizations. The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, contracts and arbitration documents, board by-laws and organizing leaflets for the Hudson Valley Board and its predecessors.

This collection is organized into five series. Series 1 is made up of the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board's Records and is divided into 9 sub-series. The second series is made up of the Amsterdam Joint Board's Records and includes 2 sub-series. The third series is made up of the Capital District Joint Board's records and includes 4 sub-series. Series 4 is made up of the Columbia County Joint Board's Records and is made up of 2 sub-series. The fifth and final series is made up of the Mid-Hudson Valley Joint Board's records and has 3 sub-series.

Amsterdam Joint Board

(chartered 1942; merged with the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board at an unknown date)

BAM Industries, Inc. (Local 1761) Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company (Local 1) Chalmers Knitting Company (Local 835) Fownes Brothers and Company, Inc. (Locals 646) Mohasco Industries (Local 489) Mohawk Carpet Mills (Local 489 and Local 856) Montco Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Local 835)

Capital District Joint Board (chartered, 1937; merged with Hudson Valley Area Joint Board, 1968)

Albany Parlor Company (Local 976) Batt and Shoddy Manufacturers (Garnett Workers Union, Local 577) Beaunit Mills (Local 89) Cohoes Dyeing and Finishing Company, Inc. (Local 575) Cohoes Screen Print Corporation (Local 346) Cohoes Textile Printing Company (Local 346) Enterprise Garnetting Co. (Garnett Workers Union, Local 577) Lowenthal and Co. (Garnett Workers Union, Local 577) Montague Furniture Company (Local 976) Montague Upholstering Company (Local 976) NAFI Corporation (Local 237) National Automotive Fibres, Inc., NAFI (Local 237) National Automotive Wadding Co., Inc. (Local 237) National Textile Manufacturing Co. (Garnett Workers Union, Local 577) Peerless Fibre Company (Local 238 and Garnett Workers Union, Local 577) Regis Textiles (Local 907) Star Textile and Research (Local 1351) Star Woolen Company (Local 1351 and Garnett Workers Union, Local 577) United Waste Manufacturing Co. (Garnett Workers Union, Local 577) Waterford Industries (Local 237) William Barnet and Son, Inc. (Local 964 and United Textile Workers of America, Local 520--see Organizing Files) Wilson Athletic Goods Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Local 574) Wilson Brothers, Inc. (Local 675)

Columbia County Joint Board (existed at least since 1947; merged with the Mid-Hudson Joint Board in 1957 to form the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board)

Faith Mills, Inc. (Local 1122) High Rock Mills, Inc. (Local 792) Hudson Glue Corporation (Local 1246) Imperial Pen and Pencil Co. (Local 938) Nassau Pen Manufacturing Co. (Local 938) Springdale Mills (Local 793) Union Piece Dye Works (Local 1342)

Mid-Hudson Valley Joint Board (chartered 1948; merged with the Columbia County Joint Board in 1957 to form the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board)

Atlas Fibres Company, Inc. (Local 1338) Bernhard Altmann International Corp., High Rock Div. (Local 792) Braendly Dye Works, Inc. (United Textile Workers of America, Local 282--see Organizing Files) Capitol Piece Dye Works, Inc. (Local 464) Dutchess-Lockwood Holdings (Local 673) Dutchess-Lockwood, Inc. (Local 673) Elk Piece Dye Works, Inc. (Local 464) Faith Mills, Inc. (Local 1122) Garnerville Dye Works, Inc. (Local 464) Highland Prints, Inc. (Local 1121) High Rock Knitting Corporation (Local 792) High Rock Mills (Local 792) Metrotex, Inc. (Local 1318) Poughkeepsie Finishing Corporation (Local 501) Price Fire and Waterproofing Company (Local 1318) Printex Corporation of America (Local 1032) P-V-M Corporation (Local 673) Springdale Mills (Local 793) Steinfeld Fabrics Company, Inc. (Local 1001) S. Stroock and Company, Inc. (Local 898) Tex Ray Fabrics, Inc. (Local 988) Textile By-Products (Local 791) United Wire Goods (Local 683) Winston Prints, Inc. (Local 1121)

Hudson Valley Area Joint Board (formed in 1957 from the merger of the Columbia County and the Mid-Hudson Joint Boards, TWUA)

A. D. Julliard (Local 96) A and W Products Co., Inc. (Local 1456) Academic Press (Local 1870) Ace Fibers Company (Local 1537) Ace Fibre Mills, Inc. (Local 1537) Albany Parlor Company (Local 976) Atlas Fibers (Local 1338) Baldwin NAFI Division of Chris-Craft (Local 237) BAM Industries (Local 1761) Beaver Cloth Cutting Machines, Inc. (Local 1761) Bernhard Altman International Corporation (Local 792) Blouses by Vera (Local 1032) Carnegie Coating Company (Local 1648) Carnegie Industries (Local 1648) Change-O-Matic Corporation (Local 1625) Chris-Craft (Local 237) Cohoes Fabric Printers (Local 346) Cohoes Sleeping Bag Factory/Sander Consumer Product Corporation Local 2317) Crown Carton (Local 1466) Cryogenic Structures, Inc. (Local 1916) E and S Finishing Corporation (Local 464) Elite Manufacturing Company (Local 1122) Elite Yarn Corporation (Local 1122) Elk Piece Dye Works (Local 464) Faith Mills, Inc. (Local 1122) Fasco Coated Products (Local 1939) Fownes Brothers (Local 646) French-American-British Woolens Corp. (Local 898) Futura Fabrics Corp. (Local 1873) Garnerville Holding Company (Local 982) Go-Bar Footwear Company (Local 1537) High Rock Mills (Local 792) Hightstown Rug Co. (Local 200) Hoerner Waldorf Bag Co. (Local 2318) House of Montague (Local 976) Hudson Glue Corporation (Local 1246) Hudson Industries Corporation (Local 1246) I.M.I. Warp Knits, Inc. (Local 1001) Industrial Knitted Fabrics & Finishing Corporation (Local 2325) Inflated Products Contract (Local 1596) Insl-X (Local 1277) International Cord and Thread Corporation (Local 1625) Johnson Reprint Corporation (Local 1870) Julliard, A. D. (Local 96) Jack Barnett and Sons (Local 1420) Jack Barnett Slipper Company (Local 1420) K and P Enterprises, Inc., T/A Carnegie Industries (Local 1648) Keuffel and Esser Company (Local 2342) Label Products Corporation (Local 683) Leewin Fabrics (Local 1001) Lion Brand, Inc. (Stottville Independent Union) Lorbrook Corporation (Local 791) Lynrus Company (Local 1318) Mastercraft Industries (Local 1338) Maybern Corporation (Local 1466) Metrotex, Inc. (Local 1318) Modern Dust Bag Company, Inc. (Local 683) Modern Filters, Inc. (Local 683) Mohasco Corporation (Local 489) Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, Inc. (Local 2317) Mohawk Carpet Mills (Local 489) Montague Upholstering Company (Local 976) NAFI Division of Chris Craft (Local 237) Ogden Allied Industrial Service Corporation (Local 1939-O) Packaging Lithographers Division, Packaging Systems Corp. (Local 1939) Packaging Systems Corporation (Local 1939) Philmont Finishing Corporation (Local 792) Piermont Sales Corporation (Local 464) Prince High Rock Mills, Inc. (Local 1032) Prince Mills, Inc. (Local 1032) Printex Corporation (Local 1032) Rockland Knitting Company (Local 683) Roselle Shoe Corporation (Local 1420) Sander Consumer Products Corporation (Local 2317) SD Sales Corporation (Local 464) Sealy of Eastern New York, Inc. (Local 1714) Skydyne, Inc. (Local 1410 and Federal Labor Union No. 24087, AFL) Star Textile and Research (Local 976) Steiner and Company (Local 1351) Steinfeld Fabrics Company (Local 1001) S. Stroock and Company, Inc. (Local 898) T/A Carnegie Industries (Local 1648) Textile By-Products Company, Inc. (Local 791) Universal Needle Craft Corporation (Local 2317) Vaucanson Silk Mills (Local 1477) William Barnet and Son, Inc. (Local 964) X-Tyal International Corporation (Local 1946) Zamax Manufacturing Company (Local 683)

Berkshire Joint Board (chartered 1946; overseen by the Capital District Joint Board, 1968?; overseen by the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board, 1968-69; apparently merged with the Connecticut Joint Board in 1969)

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Local ) Dewey and Almy Chemical Division of W. R. Grace and Co. (Local 841) James Hunter Machine Company (Local 1280) W. R Grace and Co.--Dewey and Almy Chemical Division (Local 841)

All the items in series 1 of this manuscript group were lent to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board, ACTWU, and were subsequently microfilmed as a part of the Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., Labor History Project. The originals have been returned to the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board. The original items in series 2-5 were subsequently donated.

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Published: 2019-02-05 23:00:02 -0500