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Title:
Construction and General Workers Union. Local 1111 fonds

Date(s):
1948-1975, predominant 1960-1975

Physical Description:
8.13 m of textual records

History:
The Laborer's International Union of North America was established in the USA in 1903 and adopted its present name in 1965. The Construction and General Workers Union, Local 1111 is chartered by the LIU and was organized to represent construction workers in Calgary. The local's name was changed from "Construction and General Laborers Union" in the mid-1960s. Objectives of the LIU are: to increase membership within its trade jurisdiction, maintain job security, increase wages, improve work hours as well as conditions, and to maintain an effective system of conciliation and arbitration. Local 1111 administered a Union Hiring Hall out of its office to provide members with ongoing employment opportunities. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Local 1111 acted as a liaison with the Laborer's Health and Welfare Trust Fund of Alberta and Saskatchewan to provide its members with health and welfare coverage, and also established a pension fund.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minute books, membership records, correspondence, financial records and legal documents.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Construction and Labour Relations Association, Building and Construction Trades Council, Calgary General Contractors' Association, Calgary Labour Council, Calgary Labor Temple Co., Calgary Masonry Contractors' Association, Civic Labour Association, Lethbridge Building and Construction Trades Council, and Red Deer Labour Council.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Construction and General Workers Union, Local 1111, 1984.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/construction.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-6791

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