UE was the first union to be chartered by the new
Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1938, two
an a half years after the UE's founding Convention
in 1936. UE would also become to the first union
to win a CIO contract (with Decca Records).
Dated November 16, 1938, this is the first charter
ever granted by the CIO.
-> About UE -> UE History in Brief
-> CIO Charter
Home • About UE • Organize! • Independent Unions • Search • Site Guide • What's New • Contact UE
UE News • Political Action • Info for Workers • Resources • Education • Health & Safety • International • Links