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Iron Workers Local 783 records

Identifier: MSS-024

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the activities of Iron Workers Local 783. The collection consists of by-laws, meeting minutes, contracts, correspondence, financial records, audits, Pension Fund, Benefit Fund, and Health and Welfare Trust records. The collection also includes election information. The significant components of the collection are the by-laws, contracts, and a complete set of membership meeting minutes since 1957.

Bylaws and Meeting Minutes, 1957-1997 Records include a complete set of membership meeting minutes. The material also includes a complete set of bylaws, revisions, and an original charter listing.

Financial Records This material represents a extensive collection of financial material and includes IRS tax information and audits, Apprenticeship Training Fund, ledgers, canceled checks, membership dues records, bank account records, benefits, trust agreements, vacation fund, and office equipment. The records also include payroll records (1977-1992) and a general fund tax audit (1993).

Pension Fund, Benefit Fund, and Health and Welfare Trust Records Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, audits, financial reports, Pension Reciprocity Transfer and Agreements. Material documents the administration of the fund first by the Travelers, Inc. and then by the Benefit Plan Administration of Wisconsin, Inc. Many of the records are contained in 9 three-ringed binders, including one binder of microfiche Benefit Fund records.

Election Information, 1973-1991 These records include correspondence, administrative material, ballots, and election results.


  • 1957-1994


Conditions Governing Access Note

Pension Reciprocity Transfer and Agreements include confidential information. Access is restricted. See the Archivist for more information.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Iron Workers Local 783 records, MSS-024, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Historical note

The Iron Workers Union Local 783 (officially known as the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 783) was formed in 1957 during the construction of the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. The union merged with Local 8 in 1994, taking on the name Local 8.


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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged according to the following record series: I. Bylaws and Meeting Minutes; II. Financial Records; III. Pension Fund, Benefit Fund, and Health and Welfare Trust Records; IV. Independent Auditor's Reports; V. Election Information.
Iron Workers Local 783 records
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


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