American Federation of Teachers
Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Holgate Young served in various capacities in several labor organizations throughout his career. In the 1950s he worked as the UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division Financial Secretary, AFSCME Wisconsin Field Representative, and International Association of Machinists Education Director. In the 1960s & 70s, Young held positions as the CWA Education Coordinator and AFT Washington D.C. Workers Education Local 189 Education Chairman. Part I of his papers reflects his work...
Dates: 1948 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975
Abstract The International Socialists existed from 1968 -1986 in the U.S. with national headquarters in Detroit, and branches in 14 other cities. It was preceded by the Independent Socialist Club, established in Berkley in 1964, which then formed an International Socialist Committee. The International Socialist Club appealed to radical student and Maoist groups. Kim Moody, contributor of several pivotal writings to the socialist cause, helped to establish a branch of the Independent Socialist Club in...
Dates: 1943 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 4
Abstract Jewell Mills was active in organizing the Utica Federation of Teachers and was a vice president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. This collection contains issues surrounding teacher bargaining in the mid-1960s.
Dates: 1962 - 1968
Abstract Mr. Jablonower began teaching in the New York Public School System in 1910. The trial of three New York teachers (1917-18) led Mr. Jablonower to join other teachers founding the New York City Teachers Union, associated with the New York Teachers Guild and the American Federation of Teachers. His papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on his appointment to the Board of Examiners (1938); the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture; his aid to European refugees, and...
Dates: 1936 - 1968
Abstract Lamphere Federation of Teachers, Local 1614 was chartered by the American Federation of Teachers on July 27, 1965. The local slowly grew to be the sole collective bargaining union for the district’s teachers. In 1973 the union went on strike against the district. Later that year the school board filed a lawsuit against the union seeking damages for refusing to bargain in good faith. By 1977 the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that a union could not be sued for damages.
Dates: 1973 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1985
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
Abstract Layle Lane was a public school teacher in New York City and active in the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Guild. She was the first African-American vice-president of the New York City AFT local and chaired their Committee for Democratic Human Relations. Her papers relate primarily to civil rights and the role of African-Americans in American society, including copies of two briefs filed by the AFT in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Dates: 1940 - 1969
Abstract The Alaska Federation of Teachers Local 1175, originally named the Alaska State Employees Association, formed in 1959 before state employees were allowed to bargain collectively. In 1972 Alaska passed a public employee relation act giving the ASEA the power to bargain for its members. In 1988 the association joined the AFT. The records contain information on the 1978 strike; the decertification and joining of the AFT campaign, membership information, executive board minutes, and legal issues...
Dates: 1956 - 1992
Abstract Educator Manilla Topdahl was active in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), serving a term as president of the St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers, Local 28, and as vice-president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers. Ms. Topdahl’s papers relate to the activities of these unions through the Joint Council of Teachers and the merger of the Federation of Women Teachers Local 28 and the men’s St. Paul AFT Local 43.
Dates: 1946 - 1965
Abstract Marjorie Stern worked as on organizer for the American Federation of Teachers in various cities, served seven consecutive terms as secretary to the San Francisco Federation of Teachers Local 61, and played an instrumental role in the creation of the AFT Women’s Rights Committee. Ms. Stern served as coordinator of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) Task Force on Union Women, and served as a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Stern’s papers relate to her...
Dates: 1963 - 1985
Abstract Long active with the AFT, Miss Herrick was its director of research and vice-president, and served in other positions with that union. During the 1930s, she was particularly concerned with organizing teachers in the Chicago area. The communist controversy in the AFT, federal aid to education, Workers Defense League, and teacher salaries and problems are covered. Correspondents include Irvin Kuenzli, Jerome Davis, Selma Borchardt, Charles Cogen, Estes Kefauver, and Paul Douglas.
Dates: 1932 - 1966
Abstract In 1970, Dennis East and Donald Haynes of the Reuther Library and Jim Robinson of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers interviewed educator and labor leader Mary McGough, a founding member of the American Federation of Teachers local in St. Paul and co-organizer of the nation's first organized teachers' strike. Collection consists of an interview transcript. McGough discusses her background, career as an educator and administrator, and, especially, her labor involvement, including the St. Paul...
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Wheeler's career as a vice-president of the AFT, and as an officer of the West Suburban Teachers Union (Chicago area) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other documents are included. Among the topics are professional standards for teachers, retirement plans, and negotiations and strikes by teachers.
Dates: 1938 - 1967
Abstract The first teacher to serve on the Minnesota Board of Education, Mercedes Nelson served as American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Vice-President and the Wisconsin-Minnesota Region Representative. Dr. Nelson was also active in various social justice organizations, including the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, the United Nations Association, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Dr. Nelson’s papers primarily reflect her work an organizer and as Vice-President of the...
Dates: 1935 - 1971
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...
Dates: 1934 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975
Abstract The Oregon Federation of Teachers Collection includes both the papers of the OFT and the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP). The OFT was chartered in June 1952 and during that decade was successful in securing teacher tenure laws. During the 1960s and 1970s the OFT grew in size by organizing more workers in K-12, community college and higher education in faculty, nurses and classified positions. In the 1990s the OFT changed its’ name by convention to the Oregon...
Dates: 1974 - 2004
Abstract The oral history chronicles Mason’s life and career, beginning with his early years in Massachusetts, participation in WWII, education at Boston University and, then the University of Michigan where he received his doctorate in history and learned about archival work at what would become the Bentley Historical Library. The interview also explores the collections he acquired, the archival education program he established, the universities, state governments, labor unions, and foundations that...
Abstract Ray Howe was born 30 July 1921. After serving in the Korean conflict, Howe married and began teaching at Lowrey Junior High School in Dearborn Michigan and from 1955-1959 he taught at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn. In 1959 Howe was elected president of the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, Local 681, American Federation of Teachers and served till 1961. Howe began working for the Dearborn Public Schools in the late 1960s in various positions, from principal to deputy superintendent. He took...
Dates: 1959 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, financial statements, and bulletins collected by Mr. Peck, who served the Ohio Federation of Teachers as president, executive secretary-treasurer, and legislative lobbyist. He was also a vice-president of the American Federation of Teachers. The collection reflects concern with such problems as teacher education and certification, school financing, labor, and politics.
Dates: 1937 - 1968
Abstract Richard Reist was a charter member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 1620 (Lansing Federation of Teachers), holding the posts of vice-president, treasurer, and publications chairman, and served as vice-president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. Mr. Reist’s papers reflect local and statewide efforts to unionize teachers, and the union’s interest in education legislation.
Dates: 1941 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1967
Abstract Dr. Robert M. Nielsen was born in Nebraska in 1933. Dr. Nielsen became a professor of mathematics at the University of Delaware. In the late 1960s he was the co-founder of the AFT local for faculty at the university and was president from 1969-1973. In 1973 Nielsen became director of the AFT’s colleges and universities department in which he took both aspects of academic professionalism and union professionalism into creating a strong and viable department within the AFT. Dr. Nielsen was...
Dates: 1967 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1983
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 15
Abstract The law firm Sachs Waldman, Professional Corporation started in October 13, 1922 by Nicholas J. Rothe, considered by many as the first union labor lawyer in Michigan grew to represent the best interest of unions and workers. In 1951 Theodore Sachs joined the firm and was considered one of the best appellate attorneys in the country, under his leadership the firm grew in clientele and personnel. In 1965, the law firm began to specialize in public sector labor and began to represent those unions...