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Inter-American Region: Paraguay, 1984

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 12

Scope and Content

From the Collection: This collection contains correspondence, schedules, publications, planning documents, photographs, workshop materials, and reports related to AFSCME’s activities in foreign countries, both as a union itself and in interaction with foreign public employee unions and international organizations. Also covered are exchange visits where AFSCME members and leaders traveled to foreign countries. AFSCME also frequently hosted international visitors. Information about these trips is also included in the collection.

Important Subjects: African-American Labor Center American Institute for Free Labor Development Asian-American Free Labor Institute (U.S.) El Salvador—History—1979-1992 Gewerkschaft Öffentliche Dienste, Transport und Verkehr Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Panama Public Services International

Important Names: Englebert, Hans Howard, Jack Lucy, William McEntee, Gerald W. Sinclair, William

Series Description: Series 1: International Labor Organizations, 1982-1997 This series contains files related to organizations like the African-American Labor Center (AALC), the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD), the Asian-American Free Labor Institute (AAFLI), and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). Some of these organizations were affiliated with the AFL-CIO, and AFSCME partnered with them to conduct trainings in countries around the world and to arrange exchange visits between AFSCME members and leaders and members and leaders of foreign unions.

Series 2: Internal AFSCME Files, 1987-2000 This series contains files related to internal AFSCME matters.

Series 3: Panama, 1982-1992 This series contains files related to Panama and to AFSCME’s Panamanian Local 907. Local 907 represented Panamanian and U.S. citizens working in the U.S. military-run Panama Canal Zone.

Series 4: Public Services International (PSI), 1976-1996 This series contains files related to Public Services International. AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy was president of PSI in the mid-1990s, and AFSCME was a strong supporter and active member of the group. These files document AFSCME’s activity with PSI through conferences, seminars, trainings, and exchange visits.

Series 5: International Regional Files, 1979-1990 These files contain information about public employee unions in countries around the world, publications by and about these unions, information about exchange visits between AFSCME and these unions, and information about training sessions that AFSCME helped conduct for these unions.

Series 6: Photographs, 1988; undated These photographs were mostly found in Series 5 and show foreign union members visiting AFSCME or participating in workshops and training sessions that AFSCME helped lead.


  • 1976 - 2000
  • Majority of material found within 1982 - 1991

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Majority of material is in English, but other languages appear, including Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Swedish, and others.


Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 6.75 Linear Feet (6 SB, 2 MB)


  • From the Collection: AFSCME (Organization)

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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Detroit MI 48202 USA