Fonds F3187 - Transportation-Communication Employees Union, Division 7 fonds

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Transportation-Communication Employees Union, Division 7 fonds


  • 1951-1968 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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The Order of Railroad Telegraphers was established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1886 and grew rapidly in the United States, with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. The order spread to Canada in 1896 with their participation in a strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). From the beginning the union accepted women members. The Canadian headquarters was established in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the union eventually encompassed telegraphers, agents and assistant agents, dispatchers, linemen, traffic supervisors, train directors, levermen and tower and signalmen. Divisions were established in various regions of the country, with the employees of the CPR in Alberta and British Columbia becoming part of Division 7. In 1965 the Order changed its name to the Transportation-Communications Employees Union, and in 1969 it merged with the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express & Station Employees.


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Gift of Doug Phillips, 2015.

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The fonds consists of seniority lists for Division 7 (Alberta and British Columbia), including Canadian Pacific Railway employees and Esquimault and Nanaimo employees. Includes an Order of Railroad Telegraphers Constitution (1956).

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The material is in English.

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Monday, February 23, 2015




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