Fonds RBSC-ARC-1134 - Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 601 fonds

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Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 601 fonds

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  • Predominant 1985-1995 (Creation)
  • ca. 1940-1999 (Creation)
  • 1919 (Creation)
    Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. Local 601 (Port Moody, B.C.)

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10 m of textual records

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The Refinery Workers Union at the Imperial Oil plant in Port Moody had a long history prior to being permanently closed. The plant was organized by the United Oil Workers Union, Local #3, in 1946 and became the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers, Local 16-614 in 1955 and the Energy and Chemical Workers Union, local #614 in 1980. In 1991 it changed its name to Communication, Energy, and Paperworkers Union, Local #614 and became Local #601 in 1995. A national history of much of the union's history can be found in Wayne Roberts, Cracking the Canadian Formula, The Making of the Energy and Chemical Workers Union, 1990.

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The fonds consists of correspondence and subject files, minutes, financial records, printed material and ephemeral items relating to the activities of the Refinery Workers Union. chiefly dealing with Imperial Oil Ltd.

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