United Steelworkers of America - Local #1397
Local #1397 of the USWA was organized in 1936 in Homestead, PA, home of the infamous lockout of 1892. The early years of this local union were marked with sluggish membership rolls and feelings of mistrust and indifference from the rank and file. But, by the 1940's the union had gained a permanent foothold in the community as well as the workplace, and Local #1397 became one of the more militant groups of organized steelworkers. This group was particularly active in the late- 1970's and eighties when U.S. Steel began its cut backs and its eventual decline.
The Local #1397 collection is arranged into seven series: Union Case Files, Third-Step Minutes, Arbitration Case Files, TRA Claims, Convention Information, Publications, and the Tri-State Conference on Steel. The materials in this collection date from 1954 to 1981.
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