UOPWAUnited Office and Professional Workers of America (early union)
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So it was no surprise that FAECT, in order to maintain what strength remained within its thinning ranks, decided in March 1946 to amalgamate with the closely associated, and considerably larger, left-led UOPWA, which had thirty-four thousand members.
Like other locals that were under Communist leadership, Local 19's parent, the United Office and Professional Workers of America (UOPWA) at first refused to sign the Taft-Hartley provision that required union officers to sign a non-Communist affidavit as a condition for protection under the National Labor Relations Act.
In its educational and social programs, UOPWA recognized the particular culture of office work.