Archives of the Cigar Makers' International Union
The Cigar Makers International Union was formed in 1864 as the Cigar Makers National Union of the United States and became international in 1867 with the affiliation of Canadian locals. Samuel Gompers was instrumental in the growth of the union. The union merged with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers Union in 1974. Union documentation includes administrative files, records of locals, financial records, convention proceedings, and publications. Important subjects include strikes and strike negotiations; benefits; amalgamation; per capita tax; cigar making machinery; union labels; cooperatives; insurance; and Communism. Also documented are bank failures of the 1930's, the National Labor Relations Board and labor contracts, and organization of locals.
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Archives of the Cigar Makers' International Union, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1229
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