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Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 5 (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds.
First accrual (combined). -- 1932-1998; 1970-1997 predominant. -- 11.3
m of textual records and graphic materials. – 82 mini audio cassettes
: 1 audio cassette : 3 video cassettes.
Collective bargaining agreements. -- 1946-1996. -- 94 cm of textual records
(Boxes 1-5). -- Title based on content of series. -- All agreements concern
Local 5 and the City of Hamilton unless noted otherwise.
F.1 Agreements, 1946-1950
F.2 Agreements, 1950-1960
F.3 Agreements, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1956-1969
F.4 Agreements, 1960-1961
F.5 Joint agreement, Local 5 and Local 167, 1965
F.6 Agreements, 1973-1974
F.7-9 Agreements, 1975
F.10 Agreements, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1975-1979
F.11 Agreements, 1976-1977
F.12 Agreement, 1978
F.13 Agreement, 1979
F.14 Agreement, Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, 1980
F.15 Agreement, 1980
F.16 Agreement, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1980
F.17 Agreement, Flamborough, 1980
F.18 Agreement, Glanbrook, 1980
F.1 Income Protection plan agreement, City and Region, 1981
F.2 Agreement, 1981
F.3 Agreement, Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, 1981
F.4 Agreement, Glanbrook, 1981
F.5 Agreement, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1981
F.6 Agreement, Flamborough, 1982
F.7 Agreement, Glanbrook, 1982
F.8 Agreement, 1983
F.9 Agreement, 1984
F.10 Agreement, Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, 1984
F.11 Agreement, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1984
F.1 Agreement, 1985
F.2 Agreement, Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, 1985
F.3 Agreement, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1985
F.4 Agreement, Flamborough, 1985
F.5 Agreement, Glanbrook, 1985
F.6 Agreement, 1987
F.7 Agreement, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1987
F.8 Agreement, Flamborough, 1987
F.9 Agreement, Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, 1987
F.10 Agreement, 1989
F.11 Agreement, Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, 1989
F.12 Agreement, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1989
F.13 Agreement, Flamborough, 1989
F.14 Agreement, 1991
F.15 Agreement, Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, 1991
F.16 Agreement, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1991
F.17 Agreement, Flamborough, 1991
F.18 Agreement, 1996
Agreements for Local 167, 1949-1991.
Agreements for various other locals and other unions. Includes:
Local 2457, Town of Simcoe, Big Brothers, 1986-1987
Local 2190, Catholic Children’s Aid, 1988
Local 181, Brantford, 1988
Local 2, Toronto Transit, 1983
Local 1521, Ottawa, 1988
Local 1727, Frontenac County, 1986
Local 2171, Town of Flamborough, 1990
Locals 2191, 1479, 424, 794, 6, 2176, 3009, 1, 1585, 57
Hamilton Police Association, 1979
Canadian Textile Workers, Local 53
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 772, 1979?
Labour negotiations. -- 1949-1996. -- 96 cm of textual records (Boxes
6-8). -- Title based on content of series. -- This series includes correspondence
with, and proposals made to, the various employers of Local 5 members;
minutes of meetings; correspondence with the Labour Relations Board; SALADS.
-- See also correspondence series, Boxes 9, 10, 12 and 13, and constitution
and by-laws series, Box 35.
Box 6: 1949-1984
Box 7: 1984-1987
Box 8: 1987-1996
Correspondence. -- 1952-1995. – 1.3 m of textual records (Boxes
9-13). -- Title based on content of series. -- Much of the correspondence
was found either loose or in unlabelled files and has been arranged chronologically.
F.1-10 Correspondence log sheets, 1981-1992
Correspondence with employers:
Note: See also relations with employers series, Boxes 14-16. Additional
correspondence with employers can be found in the labour negotiation series,
Boxes 6-8, and the chronological sequence in this series, Boxes 12 and
F.11-20 Correspondence with City of Hamilton, 1983-1992
F.21-8 Correspondence with Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth,
F.1-7 Correspondence with City of Hamilton and Regional Municipality of
Hamilton-Wentworth, 1988-90, 1996
F.8-9 Correspondence, Airport Unit, 1983-1989
F.10 Correspondence with Flamborough, 1978-1980
F.11-2 Correspondence with Flamborough, 1980-1987
F.13-5 Correspondence with Glanbrook, 1982-1987
F.16-9 Correspondence with Royal Botanical Gardens, 1973-1989; 10 col
photographs of strike, 2 information leaflets
Correspondence listed by union officials:
F.1 Rick Campanella, 1981. Includes correspondence with local members
of parliament and members of provincial parliament: Ian Deans, Sheila
Copps, Geoff Scott, Bob Mackenzie re Labour Relations Act.
F.2 G. Letwin, 1989
F.3 F. Loft, 1990
F.4 E. A. Magnes, 1966-1972
F.4a Ed Palmateer, 1984
F.5-7 F. O. Rodgers, 1952-1976. File 7 concerns the decertification of
F.8 Ed Thomas, 1995
F.8a-b Ed Thomas, correspondence re Hamilton and Regional Cultural Industries,
Correspondence with CUPE and other organizations:
See also Box 46.
F.9 CALM, 1989
F.10-3 Canadian Labour Congress, 1989-1991
F.14 Canadian Staff Union, 1976-1978
F.15-9 CUPE National Office, 1986-1990
F.20-4 CUPE Ontario Division Office, 1964-1989
F.25-6 CUPE Hamilton Area Office, 1979-1988
F.27-30 Ontario Federation of Labour, 1980-1989
F.31 Ontario Ministry of Labour, 1983
F.32 Other locals, 1982
F.33 Other organizations, 1987
F.34 Youth Employment Centre, 1985
Subject arranged correspondence:
F.35 Book orders, 1989
F.36 Education Trust Fund, 1982-1984
F.37-8 Legal, 1970-1983
F.39 Pay Equity, 1990
F.40 Purchasing, 1985
F.41 Sanitation downsizing, 1993
F.42 Subscriptions, 1990
F.43 Unemployment Insurance Act, 1979-1981
Chronologically ordered correspondence:
F.2 1973-1987 includes general correspondence, correspondence re the Day
of Mourning, (with letters from mayors of Hamilton, Dundas, Glanbrook),
brief on CUPE jobs in relation to free trade, minutes from the London
District CUPE Council, minutes from the Hamilton and District CUPE Council,
minutes on wage controls, minutes from the first ever CUPE Ontario All
Presidents Meeting (1982), minutes re wage controls in Premier Bill Davis’s
Conservative government, information of the CUPE Ontario Strike fund,
newspaper articles, A. J. (Slim) Paver’s (member of Local 5) union
F.6-8 1990-1992 City Unit general correspondence on the following issues:
City CAO reprimand of members of Local 5 for non-performance of work,
Local 5 charging employer with harassing members, CAO retracting letter
of reprimand, performance appraisal information, Hamilton Civic Charity
Committee minutes, Child Care Task Force minutes, employer’s promotion
practice, downsizing, Unemployment Insurance Section 25, Job Creation
programs, negotiations and conciliation, organizing school crossing guards,
maintenance of city walkways, and memorandums of agreement.
Relations with employers. -- 1935-1997. -- 96 cm of textual records (Boxes
14-16). -- Title based on content of series.
F.1 City and Regional handbooks, 1981-1998
F.2 City and Regional employee handbook, 1992
F.3-8 Canada Works, 1984-1986
F.9-12 Employee Assistance, 1983-1990
F.13 In-house training, 1983-1984
F.14 Explorations, 1989
F.15 Federal grants, 1985
F.16-19 Literacy, 1995
F.20-1 Make Work, 1982-1986
F.22 Ontario Youth Corps, 1985
Regional government and amalgamation:
The files concern the following:
Formation of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth. Includes
Bill 155, an Act to Establish Regional Government, correspondence between
CUPE National Office and the Hamilton locals, a brief submitted by the
locals, information from the Ontario Division of CUPE, correspondence
between the employer and Local 5.
Restructuring of Regional government or the formation of a Super City.
Includes correspondence from CUPE with regard to the negative effects;
also numerous newspaper articles, a brief submitted by Local 5, and extensive
reports prepared by the Region and committees.
F.32 List of Regional councillors, 1982-1985
F.33 City council, 1982
F.34 City personnel committee, 1985
F.35 Royal Botanical Gardens luncheon, 1991
F.1-18 Job descriptions, 1967-1990. Includes City, Region, and Royal Botanical
Gardens, but not for every year.
F.19 Maintenance log, 1935-1943
F.20-6 Job evaluation, 1972-1989, n.d. Includes memorandums of agreement,
job evaluation rating manuals, manual of procedures, correspondence between
Local 5 and the City of Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth Region, and the Royal
Botanical Gardens. Also includes information on Local 167 job evaluation.
F.27 Work questionnaire
F.30 Snow removal practices, 1983
F.31-5 Job classifications and rates of pay, 1939-1983; includes salary
report by Thomas J. Punkett and Associates, 1965
F.1-5 Performance Excellence Program (PEP) and absenteeism, 1990-1994
F.6 Attendance list, 1985
F.7-13 Name and address lists of employees, 1982-1992
F.14 Work locations of employees, 1984
F.15-7 Appointments and terminations, 1979-1985
F.18-9 Layoffs, 1982-1986
F.20-2 Transfer of employees, 1984-1989. Tapleytown and Stoney Creek
F.23-4 Twin Pad arena, 1993. The City built this new facility and then
approached Local 5 requesting that the local make some concessions with
regard to the length of shifts. The union refused. The employer then privatised
the facility, which was in turn followed by the union organizing the workers.
F.25 Lawfield rink, 1989
F.26 Glanbrook arenas, shift changes, 1984
F.27 SWARU, 1977-1993
F.28-30 Contracting out, 1980-1986. Partly concerns contracting out water
service from roadway to house. Includes union brief presented to Regional
Council, letters between the Region and the union, newspaper articles,
CUPE staff representative notes, Regional report prepared by staff for
Regional Council, spread sheet of cost for this service, form for tender.
F.31 City Income Protection plan, 1982-1983
F.32-45 Labour-Management committee, 1982-1992; includes minutes and programs
Grievances. -- 1971-1989. -- 1.4 m of textual records (Boxes 17-21). --
Title based on content of series.
Each file contains several cases.
F.1-27 City, 1975-1989.
Each file contains several cases.
F.1-4 City (continued), 1989
F.5-9 City, resolved, 1985-1988
F.10-2 City, Culture and Recreation Department, 1979-1985
F.13-5 City, Public Works Department, 1985-1986
F.16-7 City, policy, 1983-1986
F.18-20 City and Region, 1982-1986. Each file contains several cases.
Each file contains several cases, except for F.18.
F.1-17 Regional, 1980-1989
F.18 Regional, Crash Fire, 1985-1986. Transferring Crash Fire Rescue,
done by the Hamilton Fire Fighters, Local 288, to the Region. Includes
correspondence between the firefighters, City Council, Regional Council,
and Local 5. Also includes information relating to an arbitration case:
exhibits used at arbitration, CUPE staff representative notes.
F.19-20 Regional, Engineering, 1981-1985
F.21-2 Regional, Water meter shop, 1983-1986
F.23 Regional, Leaves of Absence, 1984-1986
F.24 Regional, Overtime, 19880
F.25-7 Regional, Policy, 1985-1987
F.28 Regional, Promotions, 1980
F.29 Regional, Schedule A, 1985-1986
F.30-1 Glanbrook, 1980-1984
F.32-3 Royal Botanical Gardens, 1981-1985
Files are arranged alphabetically by name of griever, 1971-1988. Box 20,
Aldridge to Ptolmey. Box 21, Reekie to Zivanovic. Includes a file (F.4)
on Al Rockhead who charged the union with unfair representation in the
handling of his grievance. The file contains memorandums of agreement,
minutes from Local 5, correspondence between employer, Local 5, Ministry
of Labour, etc.
Health and safety. -- 1979-1996. -- 84 cm of textual records (Boxes 22-24).
-- Title based on content of series. -- See also Workmen’s Compensation
Board series, Box 39.
Box 22 and Box
Health and Safety committee, minutes and correspondence, 1980-1996.
Box 23, F.5-20:
The Health and Safety Certification Program was developed by the Workplace
Health and Safety Agency. The Agency was set up as a joint board with
both representatives from labour and management by the New Democratic
Party provincial government. The process of Certification Training started
in 1993. Files include the Agencies Rules and Guidelines with regard to
Certification Training; correspondence between the Health and Safety Officer
for both the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Wentworth Region and Local
5; correspondence between Local 5 and the other employers; newsletters
from Local 5; newsletters from the Workers Health and Safety Centre, CUPE
and the Ontario Federation of Labour; a document from the Workers Compensation
Board, and also an evaluation of Certification Training that was done
by SPR Associates.
F.1 Regional accident reports, 1987-1988
F.2 Royal Botanical Gardens accident reports, 1986
F.3-4 Asbestos removal, 1991-1992
F.5 Industrial waste, 1982-1987
F.6 Long term disability, Dennis Doyle, 1985-1986
F.7 Quality of Life, 1982-1992
F.8-14 Various health and safety conferences, 1986-1988
F.15-24 Various briefs, reports, and submissions, 1979-1995
Conventions and conferences. -- 1966-1994. -- 32 cm of textual records.
-- Title based on content of series. -- For heath and safety conferences
see Box 24, F.8-14.
F.1-4 Canadian Labour Congress, 1980-1988
F.5 CALM, 1989
F.6-15 CUPE National, 1966-1989
F.16-27 CUPE Ontario Division, 1968-1993
F.28 CUPE Saskatchewan Division, 1981
F.29-34 Ontario Federation of Labour, 1984-1989
F.35-8 Ontario Municipal Employees’ Co-ordinating Committee, 1984-1994
F.39 Ontario Museum Association, 1985
F.40 Protective Equipment, 1984
F.41 Recycling Council of Ontario, 1988-1989
F.42-8 Various conferences, 1975-1990
Community services and charity donations. -- 1977-1997. -- 20 cm of textual
records. -- Title based on content of series.
Many of the files contain correspondence.
F.1 Charity committee minutes, 1978-1981
F.2-18 Charity donations, 1977-1993.
F.19-21 Housing projects and Labourhood, 1994-1997
F.22-4 Camp Maple Leaf, 1958-1988. Camp Maple Leaf is a camp run by veterans
for under- privileged children. Local 5 supports this camp and has built
a cabin there.
F.25-8 Minor sports teams, 1982-1989.
F.29 Various community organizations, 1984-1988
F.30 Hamilton Municipal Employees Credit Union, 1984-1986. See also Box
Education. -- 1950-1990; 1980-1990 predominant. -- 20 cm of textual records.
-- Title based on content of series.
F.1 Education committee minutes and correspondence, 1986-1988
F.2-7 CUPE Ontario Division schools and seminars, 1984-1987
F.8-14 Various summer schools, 1950-1990
F.15 Fall school, 1989
F.16-31 Various schools, 1978-1990
F.32 Labour College of Canada, 1980-1983
F.33 Ontario Federation of Labour free trade seminar, 1988
F.34 Industrial Relations project
Minutes of general membership and executive board. -- 1953-1992. -- 32
cm of textual records. -- Title based on content of series. -- For other
minutes see specific series, e.g. education.
F.1-22 General membership minutes, 1953-1992
F.23-37 Executive board minutes, 1978-1992
F.38 Various minutes, 1987-1993
Political action. -- 1950-1996. -- 1.1 m of textual records (Boxes 29-31).
-- Title based on content of series. -- Series includes strikes and the
Ontario government’s Social Contract.
F.1-3 Strike of 1950. Includes brief and article by Edwin L. Stringer.
F.4-11 Strike of 1973. Includes correspondence, diary of F. O. Rodgers,
petitions, news clippings, and an article by Ed Thomas.
F.12-5 Hospital Strike of 1981. Includes correspondence, newspaper articles,
flyers. During this strike the CUPE National President and Ontario Division
President were imprisoned.
F.16-9 Strike appeals and defence funds, 1980-1992
F.20 Strike manual
The Ontario government’s social contract (Bill 48). Introduced by
Premier Bob Rae’s New Democratic Party, the bill cut payments to
the public sector by 4 billion dollars. Two billion of this amount was
to come directly from the wages of public sector workers. Various union
members were given up to fifteen unpaid leave days for each of the three
years the Social Contract was in effect. Includes memorandum of agreements,
local agreement information, correspondence, notes, flyers, bulletins,
CUPE’s Guide to the Social Contract, minutes from meetings with
the City, Region, Flamborough and Royal Botanical Gardens, Local 5 newsletter
on the Social Contract, copy of Bill 48, many newspaper articles, 1993-1996.
F.1 Bills 79, 111, 162, etc., 1966-1979
F.2-4 Wage controls, 1976-1977. Includes paper on the consumer’s
dollar, wage control up-date papers, correspondence, fact book on wage
controls, leaflets, CUPE paper on how different locals across Canada have
been affected by wage controls.
F.5-29 Various political files, 1981-1994. Includes demonstrations, boycotts,
wage restraint, New Democratic Party, municipal politics, pay equity,
donations, Ontario Labour Relations Act, CUPE elections. Most of the files
F.1-7 Workfare/government cutbacks, 1995. Include newspaper articles,
articles from Local 5’s newsletter, briefs, correspondence, flyers.
See also Box 42 for audio cassettes and a video cassette about workfare.
F.8-14 Bill 26, Ontario government Omnibus Savings and Restructuring Act,
1997. Ed Thomas participated in the fight against this bill. Part of Thomas’s
campaign was organizing Shadow Hearings. Files includes briefs that were
presented, also correspondence from CUPE and the Ontario Federation of
Labour, newspaper articles, flyers, notes on strategy, Thomas’s
daily activity report and expenses. See also Box 42 for a video cassette
on the hearings.
F.15-24 Hamilton Days of Action, 1996. Ed Thomas was on CUPE’s Fightback
committee. Includes correspondence from CUPE and the Ontario Federation
of Labour, newspaper articles, minutes from Team Hamilton’s meetings.
See also Box 42 for audio cassettes of meetings dealing with the Days
Stewards. -- 1978-1995. -- 17 cm of textual records. -- Title based on
content of series.
F.1-8 Minutes and meeting notices, 1979-1989
F.9-18 Applications, membership lists, educational courses, petitions,
Officers and other lists and reports. -- 1974-1995. -- 7 cm of textual
records. -- Title based on content of series.
F.1-16 Officer, committee, and membership lists, 1974-1989
F.17-20 President’s reports, 1988-1995
F.21 CUPE Ontario Division Executive board members, n.d.
F.22 CUPE Ontario locals, secretaries, 1992
Newsletters. -- 1979-1997. -- 4 cm of textual records (Box 34). -- Title
based on content of series.
F.23 Newsletter committee, 1984-1994
F.24 Ed Thomas’s notes about The Outsider. The Outsider
has been catalogued for Research Collections periodicals.
F.25 Newsfive, 1979
F.26-7 Local Five News, n.d., 1984-1985
F.28 Newsfive Revived, 1988, 1993-1997
Social events. -- 1980-1988. -- 4 cm of textual records (Box 34). -- Title
based on content of series. -- Committee files do not contain minutes.
F.29 Social committee, 1980-1981
F.30 Social committee, 1984?
F.31 Union and social committee, n.d.
F.32 Dances, 1981-1984
F.33 Labour Day, 1979-1988
F.34 Bibles, 1985
F.35-8 Thank-you and other cards, n.d., 1982, 1985
Petitions. -- 1979-1984. -- 2 cm of textual records (Box 34). -- Title
based on content of series.
F.39 Clothing petition, outside workers, 1984?
F.40 In support of hospital workers, n.d.
F.41 In support of aviary technician, Dundurn Castle, n.d.
F.42 Canadian Labour Congress petition, Petro-Can, 1979
Office administration. -- 1981-1995. -- 3 cm of textual records (Box 34).
-- Title based on content of series. -- Files concern the running of Local
F.43-7 Office supplies, finances, correspondence, and insurance, 1981-1987
F.48 Room rentals, 1982-1984
F.49 Clerical position, 1985
F.50 Full-time officer position, 1995. See also Box 42 for an audio-cassette
on a 1990 meeting.
Constitution and by-laws. 1956-1989. -- 10 cm of textual records. -- Title
based on content of series. -- See also labour negotiation series, Boxes
F.1 CUPE constitutions, 1973, 1981, 1985, 1987
F.2 CUPE, Ontario Division constitution, 1986, 1988
F.3 National Union of Public Service Employees, constitution, 1956
F.4 Other CUPE locals, Local 503 constitution, 1987
F.5 Other organizations’ constitutions, 1974-1977
F.6 Local 5 constitution, 1975
F.7 Local 5 constitutions, 1980, 1986, 1987
F.8 City of Hamilton and Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth,
various by-laws, 1974-1977
F.9-10 By-law committee, 1983-1986. F.9-13 contain minutes, proposed bylaw
F.11 By-law committee, 1983-1985
F.12 By-law committee, 1986-1987
F.13 By-law committee, 1989
Retirement. -- 1966-1993. -- 10 cm of textual records (Box 35). -- Title
based on content of series.
F.14 Hamilton Municipal Retirement Fund (HMRF), annual report, 1977
F.15 HMRF, statement, 1966, by-law, 1981, etc.
F.16 HMRF, benefits, updates, by-laws, 1982-1983
F.17 HMRF, minutes, updates, 1982-1984
F.18 HMRF, minutes, correspondence, 1984
F.19 HMRF, minutes, correspondence, 1984-1985
F.20 Ontario Municipal Employees Co-ordinating Committee (OMECC), report
by Ed Thomas, 1993
F.21 CUPE pension information, 1984
F.22 Local 5 retirements, 1991
F.23 Canadian Council of Retirement, correspondence, newsletters, 1982-1983
Hamilton and District CUPE Council. -- 1971-1989. -- 17 cm of textual
records. – Title based on content of series.
F.1-17 Minutes, membership and officer lists, correspondence, attendance
records, receipts, circulars, and by-laws.
Hamilton and District Labour Council. -- 1978-1992. -- 17 cm of textual
records. -- Title based on content of series.
F.1-14 Correspondence, lists of representatives, a few minutes, speech
by Shirley Carr, circulars, report on Worker Education Centre.
Financial records. -- 1948-1989. -- 10 cm of textual records. -- Title
based on content of series.
F.1 Balance sheet and statements, 1948-1950
F.2 Order forms, 1977
F.3 Correspondence and statements, 1978-1989
F.4 Per capita tax, 1979-1982
F.5 Misc. receipts, 1981-1985
F.6 Per capita tax, 1982
F.7 M. Gawrylash, financial inventory, 1982
F.8 Hamilton Municipal Employees Credit Union, 1981-1985. See also Box
F.9 Treasurer’s report, 1982
F.10 Per capita tax, 1983
F.11 Expense vouchers, 1983-1986
F.12-3 Petty cash receipts, 1985-1992
F.14 Financial statement, 1985
F.15 Financial statement, 1986
F.16 Cheque stubs, 1986
F.17 Expenditures, 1987-1988
F.18 Financial reports, 1988-1990
F.19 Correspondence and financial circulars, 1988-1990
F.20 Correspondence, 1989
Seniority lists. -- 1952-1990. -- 10 cm of textual records (Box 38). --
Title based on content of series.
F.28 Regional, 1983-1984
F.29 Civic, 1985
F.30 Regional, 1985
Leaves of absence. -- 1980-1990. -- 12 cm of textual records. -- Title
based on content of series.
Series consists of correspondence, lists, and financial records for Local
5 members requesting leaves of absence from work for union business.
F.1 City, 1980-1981
F.2 City, 1980-1982
F.3 Region, 1982-1984
F.4 City, 1984-1986
F.5 Region, 1984-1986
F.6 City, 1986-1988
F.7 Region, 1986-1988
F.8-9 City, 1986-1987
F.10-1 Region, 1988-1989
F.12 Region, 1990
Workmen’s Compensation Board. -- 1979-1997. -- 8 cm of textual records
(Box 39). -- Title based on content of series.
F.13 Roy Edwards, 1979-1982
F.14 Jim Ellis, 1982
F.15 Tony Green, 1988-1989
F.16 Russell Webb, 1984
F.17 Various cases, 1980-1982
F.18 Various cases, 1981-1984
F.19 Various cases, 1984-1985
F.20-2 Hamilton-Oakville Health and Safety and Workmen’s Compensation
Board Steering committee, 1996-1997. See also Health and safety series,
Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (OWAHC), Hamilton, Ont.. -- 1989-1996.
-- 40 cm of textual records (Boxes 40-41). -- Title based on content of
F.1-8 Notes made by Ed Thomas (who was involved in getting Hamilton chosen
as the site), letters of support from politicians and others in support
of the centre, news clippings, and proposals that contractors made to
OWAHC for renovations to the Custom House, the building which houses the
centre. Some of the proposals are bound and not placed within file folders.
F.1-9 Brief on OWAHC that was submitted to the Mayor of Hamilton; minutes
of the OWAHC Advisory committee; OWAHC Board of Directors minutes; minutes
of OWAHC’s Building, Outreach, Fundraiser, Programming, Exhibits,
and Executive committees; some articles on members of OWAHC’s Board;
pamphlets on exhibits, and copies of OWAHC’s newsletter Worklines.
Sound recordings and moving images. -- 1990-1996. -- 82 mini audio cassettes
: 1 audio cassette : 3 video cassettes. -- Title based on content of series.
Mini audio-cassettes. This listing prepared by Ed Thomas. The cassettes
contain interviews with various people concerning the history of Local
5, and the recording of meetings, rallies, and protests. The cassettes
have not been numbered.
T.1 Meeting of CUPE Locals 5, 1344, 167, 1041, Operating Engineers Local
772, and Ontario Nurses Association Local 50 with regard to the Social
T.2 August 1993 - Special Local 5 Stewards’ meeting and membership
ratification meeting re Social Contract.
T.3-4 July 10, 1993 - Two audio cassettes of a rally in Toronto with regard
to Social Contract.
T.5 June 17, 1993 - Rally at Boat Club and meeting of Hamilton District Labour
Council re Social Contract.
T.6 May 28, 1993 - Rally at City Hall re Social Contract.
T.7 June 29, 1993 - Special Meeting Local 5 re Social Contract.
T.8 July 27, 1993 - Wake & Rally at City Hall organized by OPSEU re Social
Contract. Also Local 5 ratification meeting.
T.9 June 22, 1996 - CUPE all-presidents meeting held in Toronto re Social
T.10 Parks #2 Operations meeting, chaired by Ed Thomas. Note: some of this
audio cassette covers the Social Contract.
T.11 July 23, 1996 - Meeting with CUPE Locals 5, 167, 932, 974, 1344, 1006,
786, 1041, and Firefighters Local 288 re Social Contract.
T.12 April 11, 1996 - CUPE Team Hamilton follow-up meeting to Days of Action.
T.13 January 1996 - Regional Council meeting regarding reprisals for Regional
employees participating in the Hamilton Days of Action.
T.14 January 24, 1996 - Judy Darcy, National President of CUPE and Sid Ryan,
CUPE Ontario President re Hamilton Days of Action.
T.15 February 23 and 24, 1996 - Hamilton Days of Action.
T.16 February 8, 1996 - CUPE Team Hamilton meeting re Hamilton Days of Action.
T.17 February 4, 1996 - Hamilton Days of Action.
T.18 February 13, 1996 - City Council meeting and meeting at Hill Crest re
Hamilton Days of Action.
T.19 March 7, 1996 - Conference call with Team Hamilton & CUPE director
Julie Davis about Hamilton Days of Action.
T.20 November 1993 - Meeting with CUPE Locals 5, 167, 1344 and 1041 concerning
the raiding of Local 5 by the Labourers’ International Union of
North America. See also Box 46, F.1.
T.21 November 24, 1993 - Special Local 5 Meeting to discuss the downsizing
in the Sanitation Section. Also the raiding of Local 5 by the Labourers’
International Union of North America.
T.22 December 6, 1993 - Meeting with CUPE Local 5, Labourers Union, and the
Canadian Labour Congress re the raiding that was occurring on Local 5
by the Labourers’ International Union of North America.
T.23 February 4, 1996 - Meeting at Teamster’s Hall with representatives
from OFL and the various unions. The meeting was the kick-off meeting
for the Days of Action.
T.24 April 3, 1996 - Press conference by the Hamilton Against Workfare Coalition.
T.25 May 7, 1996 - Rally at City Hall organized by the Hamilton Against Workfare
T.26-31 Six audio cassettes of various articles that appeared in The Outsider,
Local 5’s newsletter--the audio cassettes are just some of the highlights
of the newsletter. These audio cassettes cover the period 1952 to 1978.
T.32 August 23, 1990 - Interview with Ann Jones, Hamilton Wentworth Regional
Chair, about her involvement in dealing with Local 5 from 1973 to 1978
and Gil Levine, Director of CUPE Research about the strike of 1973. See also tapes 35-36.
T.33 Stephen Lewis, leader of the New Democratic Party speaking at the CUPE
National Convention in Vancouver in 1980s and Lofty McMillian, CUPE organizer
discussing the strike of 1973.
T.34 August 14, 1990 - Interview with Jim Inrig, President of Local 5 about
the strike of 1973.
T.35-36 Interview with Gil Levine, CUPE Research Director, about the strike of
1973 and also Keealy Cummings about Local 5’s earlier days, 1940s
and 1950s. Gil Levine’s interview is on three audio cassettes. (See tape 32 for remainder of interview.)
T.37-41 Five audio cassettes of an interview with Stan Little, first National
President of CUPE. He talks about the National Organization Civic Utilities
and Electrical Workers (1944-1953), National Union of Public Service Employees
(1953-1963), the merger of the National Union of Employees (1953-1963),
the merger of the National Union of Public Service Employees and the National
Union of Public Employees into CUPE (1956-1963), and Local 5’s strike
of 1973. On one of the audio cassettes is an interview with Mr. and Mrs.
Hicks about their experiences during the depression of the 1930s.
T.42 Senator Eugene Forsey talking to Ed Thomas. Also on this audio cassette
is an interview with Joe Cave, resident of Macassa Lodge, about life in
T.43 January 22, 1996 - Meeting with Hamilton CUPE leadership discussing Days
T.44 March 1, 1996 - CUPE all-presidents meeting held in Toronto at the Constellation
Hotel. Speakers on this audio cassette are Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario Division
President; Judy Darcy, CUPE National President; other people from different
CUPE Sectors and Lia Castleman, President of OPSEU (she talks about the
OPSEU strike). The audio cassette also concerns possible job action by
CUPE members. This was one of the first CUPE meetings leading up to the
Ontario Federation of Labour’s Days of Action. These days of actions
were held in Hamilton, Toronto, Peterborough, London, Sudbury, Kitchener,
Windsor, North Bay, etc.
T.45 September 26, 1996 - Interview with Bill Fraser Jr., son of president
of Local 5 during the 1950s about his father’s involvement with
Local 5 during the strike of 1950, etc.
T.46-47 July 16, 1990 - Interview with Mrs. Crawford, resident Macassa Lodge,
about her life during the 1930s. Also an interview
with Herb Barker, past President of Local 167 about his local’s
involvement with Local 5 in the 1950s, etc. The second Barker audio cassette
also contains an interview with Bob Rose, past President of Local 5.
T.48 August 16, 1990 - Special Local 5 membership meeting on creating a full-time
officer’s position for Local 5.
T.49 1990 - Interview with Ollie Wilson, past executive member of Local 5
and member of the Negotiating Committee during the strike of 1950.
T.50 November 16, 1992 - CUPE National holds a meeting with all the Hamilton
locals about what to do with the building at 231 Bay St. North. The National
Secretary-Treasurer and her staff were at this meeting.
T.51-53 1990 - Interview with Larry Byers, retired member of Local 5 who served
overseas with F.O. Rogers, Recording Secretary of Local 5 for 33 years.
Also three audio cassettes of an interview with Ellen Fairclough, who
was on the Hamilton Board of Control, re the strike of 1950. The second
audio cassette contains an interview with Grace Hartman who was a past
national president of CUPE. She discusses her involvement with Local 5
during the 1970s and 1980s, with a brief mention of the hospital strike
of 1981. The third audio cassette contains an interview with Harold Booth,
a resident of Macassa Lodge, about his memories of the 1930s.
T.54 Interview with Patty Patterson, chauffeur to both Mayor Sam Lawrence
and Mayor Jackson. Patty was also a very close cousin and friend of F.O.
Rogers past Recording Secretary of Local 5. Paterson talks about Rogers,
T.55 1994 - Interview with George Bould past Executive Board member of Local
T.56-57 July 1992 - Interview with Joe Monkley, past President of Local 5 after
the strike of 1973. Also an interview with Gord McDonald, Local 5 staff
representative, during the strike of 1973. Note: Monkley is also interviewed
on another audio cassette with Ray Whitehead and Jack McDonald, staff
representatives talking about their involvement with Local 5.
T.58 Interview with Joe O’Grady past Executive Board member of Local
5 about the strike of 1950.
T.59 Interview with Jack Meckeller, past President of Local 5 for the years
1959 & 1960.
T.60 Interview with Stan Patrick, Executive Board member of Local 5 1960 to
T.61 December 21, 1993 - Parks and Recreation Committee meeting, City Hall
re the structuring of the golf courses of King’s Forest and Chedoke.
Local 5 members would be affected by this.
T.62 September 10, 1996 - Dedication of Memorial Urn Garden at Mountain Cemetery
for Bill Morden, member of Local 5. Bill was pinned between the garbage
truck he was working on and a pick-up truck on February 14, 1996; he died
the following day. People speaking on this audio cassette are the mayor
of Hamilton and CUPE National Health and Safety Director Colin Lambert.
T.63-65 September 30, 1993 - Three audio cassettes of Lean Machine Conference
(Total Quality Management--Team Concept, Quality Working Life) held in
Port Elgin. Ed Thomas is heard on one of these audio cassettes co-facilitating
one of the workshops. He talks about the City of Hamilton Performance
Excellence Program. Also heard on these audio cassettes is Rob Farley,
president of Local 1. He talks about the Social Contract.
T.66-67 November 1, 1991 - Interviews with Jimmy Walker and Elvin Ladd, past
executive members of the National Organization of Civic Utilities and
Electrical Workers. This Union was chartered in 1944 to 1953, the prelude
to the National Union of Public Service Employees which became CUPE in
1963. Note: Jimmy Walker’s interview is on two audio cassettes.
T.68 1993 - Interview with Fred Taylor, Vice-President of the National Union
of Public Employees. He talks about the merger of his union with the National
Union of Public Service Employees as CUPE in 1963.
T.69 July 13, 1995 - Interview with Bill Scanlan, a City of Hamilton labour
councillor during the strike of 1973.
T.70 January 18, 1995 - Interview with Stan Roberts, past president and Executive
Board member of Local 5 during the 1950s and 1960s. [The cassette case with this description was empty at the time of donation. An additional cassette with 'Stan Roberts' written on it is in the box and maybe the material listed here.]
T.71 Autobiography of Ed Thomas - The audio cassette concerns the highlights
of his involvement with Local 5 from 1981 to 1996.
T.72 "Oliver Hodges, CCL. CCL Strike. Joy & Oliver. 1950". [This was not included in the original listing. Description transcribed from note on cassette.]
T.73 Debate between Sid Ryan, President of CUPE Ontario and Terry Cooke,
Hamilton Regional chairperson, 1996. Also file of correspondence concerning
T.74 Workfare Public Forum, 1996.
T.75 Hazardous Wastes with Ed Thomas. The video contains footage of interviews
with people on the subject of Hazardous Wastes. Ed Thomas discusses his
involvement with the Brampton St. Dump, 1993. Also file of correspondence,
Book and diaries of Ed Thomas. -- 1932-1998. -- 49 cm of textual records
(Boxes 43 and 44). -- 3 photographs. -- Title based on content of series.
The Crest of the Mountain: The Rise of CUPE Local Five In Hamilton.
One copy of the book is in F.1. Another copy has been catalogued for Research
F.1 The Crest of the Mountain.
F.2 Five letters, 1989, from Senator Eugene Forsey to Ed Thomas with regard
to writing the history of Local 5. Also a draft manuscript of the history
of Local 5 that Forsey commented on. Colour photograph of Forsey and Ed
F.3 Letters of support for Ed Thomas on his project to write the history
of Local 5. Includes letters from Bob Storey, Professor of Labour Studies,
McMaster University; Ed Broadbent, Bob Rae, David Peterson, Andy Brandt,
Geoff Scott and Stan Keyes; Michael R. Stokes, President of CUPE Ontario
Division; Jeff Rose, CUPE National President; and others, 1989.
F.3a Correspondence concerning the book, 1989-1995, including grant application.
F.4 Correspondence concerning the book, 1995-1996.
F.5 Financial contributions to the book, 1991-1992.
F.6 Book launch, conventions, panels, talks, 1995
F.7 Ed Thomas’ expenses, 1994-1995
F.8 Student assistant
F.9 Receipts from book sales, 1996
F.10 Drafts of book
F.11 Reviews of book
F.12-3 Interviews and research notes. Includes interviews with past members
of Local 5, the mayor, CUPE representatives, and politicians, on the history
of Local 5 from 1944 to 1980s. See also Box 42 for audio cassettes of
F.14-9 Research notes
Original materials collected by Ed Thomas
F.20 Correspondence, 1932-1947. Letters to Wm. H. L. Fraser.
F.21 Union membership lists, 1943-
F.22 Separation from Local 794 in 1960
F.23 Photographs: 1 colour, 1 b&w
F.24 Hamilton Spectator, scattered issues, 1942-1945
Photocopies collected by Ed Thomas from National Archives of Canada,
York University, and elsewhere.
F.1 Ed Thomas diary, 1987-1997
F.2 Ed Thomas diary, 1991-1994
F.3 Ed Thomas diary, 1997
F.4 Ed Thomas diary, 1998
F.5 Ed Thomas, autobiographical notes, 1993, n.d. See also Box 42 for
F.6 Ed Thomas, personal documents
F.7 Articles by and about Ed Thomas, 1995
F.8-11 Trial proceedings against Ed Thomas and Dave Michor. Includes correspondence
and reports relating to these two trials, 1994.
F.12 Ed Thomas’s nomination of F. O. Rogers, former Recording-Secretary
of Local 5, to the Canadian Labour Hall of Fame, 1994.
News clippings, scrapbooks, other printed materials. -- 1949-1996. --
49 cm of textual records (Boxes 45-46). -- Title based on content of series.
See also news clippings in Box 43.
Scrapbook 1. News clippings on hospital and garbage strikes, 1966-1968.
Scrapbook 2. News clippings, 1965-1986
Scrapbook 3. News clippings, 1949-1965
Scrapbook 4. News clippings, 1984-1993
Scrapbook 5. News clippings, 1949-1985
See also news clippings in Box 43.
F.1-2 News clippings, 1971
F.3 News clippings, 1993
F.4 News clippings, 1993-1995
F.5 News clippings, 1995-1996
F.6 Printed notices, 1983-1988
Other locals and other unions. -- 1977-1994. -- 12.5 cm of textual records.
-- Title based on content of series. -- See also Boxes 5 and 11.
F.1 Raiding of Local 5 by Labourers’ International Union of North
America, 1993. Includes minutes of meetings with other CUPE locals, minutes
of a special Local 5 meeting on the raid, notes of a meeting between representatives
of Local 5, the Labourers’ Union and the Canadian Labour Congress;
also has a copy of Newsfive Revived with an article about the raid;
copies of correspondence from CUPE National and a letter from the Labourers’
Union stating they have called off the raid. See also Box 42 for audio
cassettes of meetings dealing with this raid.
F.2 Photographers’ Union, 1982-1986.
F.3 Other locals, officers’ lists, 1977, n.d.
F.4 Other locals: Locals 44, 786
F.5-8 Hamilton-Wentworth Federation of Unions, 1993-1994
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