Granite Cutters' International Association

The Granite Cutters' International Association of America was a trade union founded in March 1877 near Rockland, Maine, USA.[1] Its official publication was the Granite Cutters’ Journal. It was among the founding organizations of the American Federation of Labor. Prominent leaders included Thompson H. Murch and James Duncan.

GCIA
Granite Cutters' International Association of America
Merged intoLaborers' International Union of North America
Founded1877
Location
AffiliationsAmerican Federation of Labor

It was founded as the Granite Cutters' National Union and later Granite Cutters' International Union of the United States and the British Provinces of America before taking its final name in 1905. Jobs for skilled granite cutters dwindled in the 1960s and the union eventually merged with Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).[2]

Further readingEdit

  • Grindle, Roger L. Tombstones and Paving Blocks: The History of the Maine Granite Industry. Courier-Gazette, Rockland, Me, 1977.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Granite Cutters International Association of America – Special Collections and University Archives". Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ "History of the Stonecutters Union". Retrieved 23 May 2017.