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.
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. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to a large flagpole and backed by a large corporate parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 North Main Street, Akron OH 44308, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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 (about 500 feet away); 1936 Akron Rubber Strike (approx. ¼ mile away); Glendale Steps (approx. 0.3 miles Wesley Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); United States Synthetic Rubber Program 1939-1945 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Portage Path (approx. 1.3 miles 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.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.