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Plumbers and Steamfitters

Collection 211

Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 106. Records, 1946 [1972] – 1983

5 in.

This collection reflects the activities of Carl R. Froitzheim in The Plumber and Pipe Fitting Industry union, Local # 106, Lake Charles, LA [also United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry]. It contains records mainly from the Plumber and Steamfitters Local #106 Health and Welfare Fund and Pension Trust Fund.

This collection contains correspondence, reports, passbook and membership cards, benefit booklets for the Pension Trust Fund and other miscellaneous materials as well. There is also some material from the Louisiana AFL-CIO especially regarding political issues and opposition to Right-to-Work Law.

This collection was donated by Carl R. Froitzheim.

See Collection 77 for photographs


A. Correspondence 1-01 through 1-05
B. Records 1-06 through 1-13
C. Froitzheim personal material 1-14 through 1-16
D. Pro-labor materials 1-17 through 1-19


A. Correspondence
1-01 correspondence: 1974-1979
1-02 correspondence: 1980-1984
1-03 correspondence: 1985-1987, n.d.
1-04 letters from Louisiana AFL-CIO and Political Information Committee, 1976-1979, 1986 (?)
1-05 letter from Southwest Louisiana Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO

B. Records
1-06 meeting notices, 1970s
1-07 meeting notices, 1980-1981
1-08 meeting notices, 1982-1987
1-09 Summary Annual Report: Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 106 Health and Welfare Fund; Pension Trust Fund - 1980-1984
1-10 Benefit Booklet: Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local #106, Pension Trust Fund, and Health and Welfare Fund, 1 September 1978
1-11 Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local #106, Pension Trust Fund and Health and Welfare Fund, n.d.
1-12 Pension fund and health fund: updated pages, 1982, 1983
1-13 Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #106: sample ballots, 1981-1982

C. Carl R. Froitzheim materials
1-14 dues books and membership cards:
dues books, 1946 - 1977.
membership cards: United Association; Buildings and Trades Council; Political Information Committee
1-15 Froitzheim dues assessments, 1976-1977
1-16 United Association membership certificates: 26 years of Service, 31 May 1967; 31 years, May, 1972; 35 years, n.d.; 40 years, n.d.
[with pin]

D. Pro-Union Materials
1-17 labor union publications
News from Louisiana AFL-CIO, Aug., 1976 - April, 1979 (5 issues)
Politics, Aug, 1979 - Oct., 1980 (6 issues)
Union Times [A Pro-Union Newspaper for Pro-Union People, Lake Charles], 1979 - 1980 (2 issues)
1-18 Political Information Committee materials, 1979-1980, n.d.
includes list of Lafayette area businesses and individuals who belong to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
(L.A.B.I.) and should be boycotted
1-19 Pro-union materials: pamphlets, article, bumper stickers, etc.
much of material in this series on Right-to-Work law and 1979 election