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Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 28. Papers

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Collection Overview

Title: Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 28. Papers, 1977-1980

Primary Creator: Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 28

Extent: 1.5 cubic feet

Subjects: Cook County--Chicago (Ill.), Courts, Labor unions, Midwest Stock Exchange, Office and Professional Employees International Union, United States. National Labor Relations Board

Forms of Material: Legal records, Organizational records

Scope and Contents of the Materials

In 1977, Local 28 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) began to organize at Chicago's Midwest Stock Exchange (MSE). Although initially successful in gaining worker support, the union could not overcome management resistance. In May 1980, the U.S. Court of Appeals ended OPEIU's efforts by invalidating a successful 1978 vote that had called for unionizing the Exchange.

This collection includes correspondence, clippings, newsletters, notes, and leaflets that document OPEIU's efforts to organize MSE employees. These materials provide specific details on working conditions and MSE's opposition to unionization. The collection also contains materials pertaining to the cases before the National Labor Relations Board and the U. S. Court of Appeals.

Robert Christenson, organizer for the OPEIU, donated the collection to the Library in 1987. William Adelman and Margaret Chaplan facilitated the gift.

Subject/Index Terms

Cook County--Chicago (Ill.)
Courts
Labor unions
Midwest Stock Exchange
Office and Professional Employees International Union
United States. National Labor Relations Board

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Repository: Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

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URL: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ihx/inventories/opeiu.pdf

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