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Mississippi; correspondence, 2003

 File — Box: 169, Folder: 20
Part I: Important correspondents in this collection include: Bob Boldin Paul Booth Linda Chavez Thompson Jerry Clark Cathy Collette Frank Cowan Hans Engelberts Bob Harman Jack Howard Tom King Richard Kirschner Lane Kirkland Linda Lampkin William Lucy Rob McGarrah Winn Newman Vincent O’Brien George Popyack Dave Prouty Larry Reinhold Ernest Rewolinski Lee Saunders Philip Starcks John Sweeney

Important subjects covered in this collection include:

Affirmative Action Affirmative Action – Government Employees Affirmative Action – Municipal Employees AIDS AIDS – Correctional Employees Apartheid – South Africa Child Care Collective Bargaining – Government Employees Collective Bargaining – Municipal Employees Deinstitutionalization Federal Government – Budget Federal Government – Budget – Balanced Federal Government – Budget - Reaganomics Health Care Health Care – Reform Health Care – Reform – Universal Health Care North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Pay Equity – Government Employees Pay Equity – Municipal Employees Presidential Campaigns – Electoral Polling Presidents – United States – Elections – 1984 Presidents – United States – Elections – 1988 Presidents – United States – William Jefferson Clinton Privatization Privatization – Contracting Out Public Employees Trade Unions – Government Employees Trade Unions – Jurisdictions Trade Unions – International Labor Activities Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – Eastern Europe Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – El Salvador Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – Germany Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – Great Britain Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – International Labor Organization Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – Japan Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – Latin America Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – Russia Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – South Africa Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – Soviet Union Trade Unions – International Labor Activities – Sweden Trade Unions – Jurisdictional Disputes Trade Unions – Municipal Employees Trade Unions – Organizing Trade Unions – Service Employees International Union Trade Unions – AFSCME – Affiliates – Corrections United Trade Unions – AFSCME – Affiliates – United Nurses of America Urban Affairs Women Workers



Series Description: Series 1, International Administration: Correspondence, memos, reports, financial documents, conferences, and international affairs materials from the various departments at headquarters in Washington DC. Executive (President’s) Office materials deal with departments, legislative topics, the International Executive Board, committees, task forces, working groups, and strategic planning from Gerald W. McEntee. Files are arranged alphabetically by department then subject. All PSI files have been removed by AFSCME Legal and are located at the Headquarters in Washington DC.

Series 2, State, Local, and Council Files, 1982-1995 Correspondence, memos, reports, financial documents, complaints and grievances pertaining to state councils and locals as monitored by the Executive (President’s) Office. Files are arranged alphabetically by state and subject, then council

Series 3, AFL-CIO Internal Files, 1982-1995 Correspondence, memos, notes, meeting and convention materials, and legal cases. The AFL-CIO Files deal with AFL-CIO departments, committees, and Executive Council meetings, correspondence with affiliates and non-affiliates, and jurisdictional disputes. Files are arranged in the following order: General Correspondence, Affiliates/Non-affiliates, Article XX, Article XXI, AFL-CIO Departments, AFL-CIO Committees, AFL-CIO Executive Council Meetings, and ORP Cases. The files are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within these categories.

Series 4, Associations, 1982-1995 This series deals with the correspondence regarding various associations Gerald W. McEntee and AFSCME had contact with. Files are arranged chronologically then alphabetically.
Part II: Part II of the AFSCME Office of the President: Gerald McEntee Records consists of documents created mostly between 1996 and 2003, while the bulk of Part I was created between 1981 and 1995. As a result, Part II contains evidence of AFSCME’s reactions to changes in the labor movement in a post-NAFTA economy. These changes are evident in the internal functions of AFSCME’s Executive Office, affiliates, and in the union’s work within the AFL-CIO and allied organizations. Documents include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, handwritten notes, budgets, flyers, invitations, surveys, photographs, and a VHS tape.

Important Subjects: Affirmative Action Affirmative Action – Government Employees Affirmative Action – Municipal Employees AFL-CIO Child Care Collective Bargaining – Government Employees Collective Bargaining – Municipal Employees Deinstitutionalization Federal Government – Budget Federal Government – Budget – Balanced Federal Government – Welfare Reform Health Care Health Care – Reform Health Care – Reform – Universal Health Care North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Pay Equity – Government Employees Pay Equity – Municipal Employees Presidential Campaigns – Electoral Polling Presidents – United States – Elections – 1996 Presidents – United States – Elections – 2000 Presidents – United States – William Jefferson Clinton Presidents – United States – George W. Bush Public Services International Social Security Solidarity Day II

Important Names: Bilik, Al Booth, Paul Chavez-Thompson, Linda Clark, Jerry Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, William Cowan, Frank Gore, Albert Howard, Jack Korpi, Kerri Lampkin, Linda Lucy, William 1933- Nolan, Jean Reinhold, Larry Saunders, Lee Stern, Andy 1950- Sweeny, John

Series Description: Series 1: Internal Administration, 1981-2004 This series contains materials related to communications between various AFSCME headquarters departments and the Office of the President under Gerald McEntee. Subjects include departmental reorganizations, convention planning, relationships with political figures, staff policies and procedures (including pensions), activities of the International Executive Board, political surveys and political planning documents, and AFSCME’s relationship with Public Services International. The series also includes correspondence, memoranda and reports related to issues affecting AFSCME members, such as Affirmative Action, Social Security, and welfare reform. Several files document the planning process for Solidarity Day II in 1991. Formats in this series include memoranda, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, hand-written notes, agendas, talking points, and flyers. Files are grouped alphabetically and then by creation date.

Series 2: State, Local, and Council Files, 1995-2003 This series contains material related to the Office of the President’s relationship with AFSCME affiliates at the state, local, and district council level, including affiliates in Puerto Rico and Panama. The majority of material in this series consists of correspondence between affiliates and headquarters on organizing, staff, and administrative issues. Memoranda, reports and invitations are also significant portions of the series. Some of the documents in this series are related to grievances or administratorship records at the local level. Many letters include notes from President McEntee indicating his answer to the given letter or memoranda. Files are grouped by year and then alphabetically by state.

Series 3: AFL-CIO Internal Files, 1996-2003 This series contains materials related to AFSCME and President McEntee’s participation in the AFL-CIO. As leader of one of the largest unions in the organization, McEntee participated in numerous committees and groups charged with steering AFL-CIO strategy. This series represents the AFL-CIO’s efforts to navigate the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a long-term shift toward a more service-based economy, and changing priorities in inter-union relationships as illustrated by The New Alliance and other AFL-CIO campaigns. Some materials relate to AFL-CIO Article XX and XXI cases, which are jurisdictional disputes between member unions. Materials in this series include memoranda, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and notes. Files are grouped by year and then as they were originally arranged by AFSCME staff in categories: Correspondence, Affiliates/Non-affiliates, Article XX, Article XXI, AFL-CIO Departments, AFL-CIO Executive Council Meetings.

Series 4: Associations, 1996-2003 This series contains materials documenting the Office of the President's relationships with various organizations outside of AFSCME and the AFL-CIO. These include political organizations, such as the Democratic National Committee, governmental organizations, such as the United States Department of Labor, and community organizations, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Some of the organizations with very few items are listed by the organizations’ first letter, as arranged by AFSCME staff. The bulk of this series consists of correspondence and invitations, but material related to meetings or policy-making is also present. Files are grouped by year and then alphabetically.

Dates

  • 1977 - 2003
  • Majority of material found within 1982 - 2003

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

From the Collection: 190 Linear Feet (190 SB)

Creator

  • From the Collection: AFSCME (Organization)

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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