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John Dillon Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: D, Box 4, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: LP000701

Scope and Content

The papers of Mr. Dillon consist primarily of correspondence, flyers, and memoranda of both union officials of the UEW and the dissident members of the Mergenthaler unit of the UEW, led by Mr. Dillon, who were seeking to disaffiliate with the UEW and to form a new union under the aegis of the UAW. In a National Labor Relations Board election in November, 1948, the dissidents won overwhelmingly, and Mr. Dillon was elected president of the new, UAW-CIO Local 770.

Dates

  • 1946 - 1949
  • Majority of material found in 1948 - 1948

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

John Dillon was active in union affairs of the Mergenthaler unit of Local 475 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UEW), 1946-1948, serving as chairman of the unit and also as president of Members for Democratic Action of Local 475. He subsequently became president of Local 770, UAW-CIO when the Mergenthaler unit voted in November, 1948 to leave the UEW and affiliate with the UAW.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Abstract

As unit chairman of Mergenthaler Local 475 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) and president of Members for Democratic Action of Local 475, John Dillon led the dissident faction of the Mergenthaler unit to leave the UE and affiliate with the United Auto Workers, becoming UAW-CIO Local 770, for whom Mr. Dillon served as president. The papers of Mr. Dillon relate the transition of the Mergenthaler unit into Local 770.

Arrangement

Materials arranged chronologically in one folder.

Acquisition

The papers of John Dillon were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in December of 1974 by Mr. Dillon and were opened for research in September of 1983.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in September, 1983.
Title
Guide to the John Dillon Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1983-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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