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Newspaper Guild Local 13 Records

Identifier: LR001311

Scope and Content

The papers reflect the union's official files for a period of over fifty years.

Series 1, Union Business, 1934-1986 Bylaws, local and national elections, minutes, officer lists, and correspondences related to the functioning of Local 13 of The Newspaper Guild in Columbus, Ohio.

Series 2, NLRB and Local 13, 1943-1983 Union records of NLRB elections and of petitions filed with the NLRB by both the union and the employer. This includes petition (9-UC-215) which removed District Managers and Traveling Representatives, over one-third of the membership, from this local.

Series 3, Employer-Union Relations, 1950-1986 Contracts and negotiations including full minutes of the protracted 1981-1983 negotiations.

Series 4, Grievances, 1944-1984 Grievances and grievance correspondence. Includes arbitration regarding distribution of duties after District Managers and Traveling Representatives were removed from union.


  • 1934 - 1986



Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


This local has existed since the earliest days of the Newspaper Guild in the 1930's. It was certified by the NLRB in 1944 and survived a decertification election in 1983. Relations with the employers have been strained for much of the local's history.


6.5 Linear Feet (11 MB)

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Subjects include: Columbus, Ohio local; decertification issue


Arranged in four series - Series 1 (Boxes 1-2), Series 2 (Boxes 3-5), Series 3 (Boxes 6-8), and Series 4 (Boxes 8-11). Folders in series 1 and 3 are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each subject area.

Series 2 is arranged chronologically, using the commencement date of actions, and alphabetically within a subject if more than one heading is used. Series 4 is arranged with the correspondence and general files first, with grievances following in chronological order.


The papers of Local 13 of The Newspaper Guild (TNG), the Columbus, Ohio local, were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in February of 1987 by the local and were opened for research in May of 1988.


A small amount of material regarding arbitration has been placed in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in May, 1988.
Newspaper Guild Local 13 Records
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Repository Details

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