Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
United Rubber Workers International Union
In downtown Akron at the Portage Hotel, 12 September 1935, a national convention of rubber workers met and organized the United Rubber Workers of America. Convention delegates elected Sherman Dalrymple president and dedicated the URW international union to the betterment of working conditions for rubber workers and all working men and women.
Erected 1983 by The Ohio Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1935.
Location. 41° 5.167′ N, 81° 31.003′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is adjacent to a large flagpole and backed by a large corporate parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 North Main Street, Akron OH 44308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Creating Crossroads of Commerce (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard Street District (about 500 feet away); Site of Sojourner Truth's Speech on Women's Rights 1936 Akron Rubber Strike (approx. ¼ mile away); Glendale Steps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wesley Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cascade Valley / The Mustill Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Akron Community Service Center and Urban League (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Akron.
More about this marker. The marker is a standard Ohio Historical Marker but is unnumbered and painted black and silver instead of the normal brown and gold color scheme.
Also see . . .
1. United Rubber Workers. (Submitted on June 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. United Steel Workers. The United Rubber Workers merged into the USW in 1995. (Submitted on June 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.