On October 14, IUE-CWA Local 201, the union for thousands of manufacturing workers across the Boston area, will host its 90th Anniversary Celebration, Exhibit Opening, and Digitization Event at the Lynn Museum. The union is inviting members, retirees, family, and friends to attend the event and share their memories from the past 90 years. The event is free and open to the public.
As part of the celebration of IUE-CWA Local 201’s history, the Lynn Museum will unveil an exhibit on the union and its members: the work they did, their struggles with General Electric, and their role in shaping the history of Lynn, of Massachusetts, and of the US labor movement.
Attendees of the event at the museum are encouraged to bring 1-3 photographs, documents, and/or artifacts from their or their family’s history connected to Local 201 or General Electric. Professional archivists from UMass Boston will be on hand to digitize these items with scanners and cameras to help the union preserve and celebrate the history and work of its members.
WHAT: IUE-CWA Local 201 90th Anniversary Celebration & Digitization Event
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10:00am to 3:00pm
WHERE: Lynn Museum/LynnArts, 590 Washington St., Lynn, MA 01901
WHO: Hundreds of IUE-CWA Local 201 members, retirees, family, and friends
Photographs and artifacts will be returned to attendees once they are photographed, scanned, and documented at the event. The archive this event helps build, along with the union’s oral history collection, will be published and available online, hosted by UMass Boston, for IUE-CWA Local 201 members, scholars, and future generations to access, study, and celebrate for ages to come.
Attendees can also choose a limited edition IUE-CWA Local 201 90th Anniversary pin. Everyone will be encouraged to check out the exhibit, which showcases the proud story of the union. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
IUE-CWA Local 201 is the union for over 1,500 workers at Avis and Budget Rental (East Boston), General Electric-Lynn, Lynn Wastewater Treatment Plant, Ametek Aerospace-Wilmington, MA, and Saugus Librarians. Our jobs range from Machinist and Aircraft Engine Assemblers, to Electricians and Secretaries, to Wastewater Treatment Operators, Rental Agents and Librarians. IUE-CWA Local 201 is part of the CWA, which has 700,000 members in every part of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit www.local201.org/about-us.
The above information was submitted to us by IUE-CWA Local 201.