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Founding Convention of the CIO

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 21, 2012
1. Founding Convention of the CIO Marker
Inscription. Near here on November 14, 1938, the first convention of the Congress of Industrial Organizations was held. 34 international unions were represented. Pittsburgh's Philip Murray was president from 1940-1952.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.26′ N, 80° 0.275′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on North Commons east of Montgomery Place, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Hay Reed (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Taze Russell (about 600 feet away); First Free Public Library Building in the United States (about 600 feet away); Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (about 800 feet away); Stephen Collins Foster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allegheny Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Allegheny Market House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Perry's Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. America's Union Movement
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2011
2. Founding Convention of the CIO Marker
. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Founding Convention of the CIO [Steel and Great Depression] - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Founding Convention of the CIO Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 21, 2012
3. Founding Convention of the CIO Marker
First Constitutional Convention of the Congress of Industrial Organizations image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1938
4. First Constitutional Convention of the Congress of Industrial Organizations
After a series of successful strikes in the auto and steel industries, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1938 split from the AFL and held its founding convention at the Islam Grotto in Pittsburgh, from November 14-18. In 1941, the CIO-affiliated United Steel Workers of America would finally win recognition from Little Steel – Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Youngstown Sheet and Tube, National Steel, Inland Steel American Rolling Mills and Republic Steel –through strikes and crucial changes in the National Labor Relations Board. Archives and Labor Collection, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 21, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on February 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 21, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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