Finding aid for the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 40 Records


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 40
Title: National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 40 Records
Dates: 1889-1971
Extent: 3.50 linear feet (4 containers and 4 oversize volumes)
Abstract: Branch 40 of the National Association of Letter Carriers was established in 1889 in Cleveland, Ohio, as the Cleveland Letter Carriers' Association. In 1890 it joined with other independent associations to form the National Association of Letter Carriers and was subsequently chartered as Branch 40 of the National Association. In 1898 Branch 40 began calling itself the Forest City Branch. It was changed to the William C. Doherty Branch in 1965. In 1970 Branch 40 joined in the union's first strike, a wage dispute, which resulted in a fourteen percent pay raise. It remains active in local and national labor affairs. The collection consists of reports of the treasurer, the trustees, and the financial secretary, dues books, financial journals, minutes of monthly meetings, attendance books, material on a contested election, materials relating to the 1970 strike, union publications, clippings, scrapbooks, and a miscellaneous file.
MS Number MS 3701
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English