C) HglC) MSS 740
H I S T O R Y Laborers' International Union of
North America. Mail Handlers'
Division. Amalgamated Local
Union 304 Records.
1/ 4 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Laborers'
International Union of North America. Mail Handlers' Division.
Amalgamated Local Union 304, Records as a gift of Local 304,
through the auspices of the Secretary- Treasurer, Ode1 Langston,
in February 1981. Clara Ireland processed the collection in
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Local Union 304 has dedicated such copyrights as it
possesses in this collection to the public. Consideration of all
other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and publisher.
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Organizational sketch: The Laborers' International Union of North
America. Mail Handlers' Division. Amalgamated Local Union 304
was organized in February 1973 by a merger of 28 local Mail Handlers'
unions in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The purpose of the merger
was to strengthen the collective bargaining power of individual
locals within the three states. Local 304 is governed by a presi-dent,
vice- president, recording secretary, secretary- treasurer, and
one member of the executive board from each local involved in the
establishment of local 304.
Mail. Laborers, non- skilled employees of the U. S. Post Office Depart-ment,
first organized in 1905. The name " laborer" was changed to
" handler" in 1944. Employees of the Mail Handlers' Division merged
nationally with the Laborers' International Union of North America
in 1969. In 1970, the Postal Reorganization Act created the U. S.
Postal Service, and a massive postal strike resulted in the first
federal contract - the National Postal Working Agreement.
Source: LIUNA, Mailhandlers Local 304 Records, MSS 740.
Scope and content: The LIUNA. Kail Eandlers' Division. Amalgamated
Local Union 304, Records date from 1963 to 1980 and occupy one-quarter
cubic foot. Although fragmented, the records reflect the
movement during the early 1970s to merge mail handlers' locals.
These are also the only records e ter a fire in 1972.
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