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Welfare Employees Union Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000946
The Welfare Employees Union Collection contains correspondence, reports, minutes, newsletters, grievances and other material relating to the union activities of welfare workers in Detroit and Wayne County.

Dates

  • 1960 - 1979

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

19 Linear Feet (19 SB)

Abstract

Subjects include: Michigan Civil Service Commission employees; welfare rights; welfare reform; Detroit, Wayne Co. and Michigan welfare agencies

History

The Welfare Employees Union was organized in December of 1966 to represent clerks, caseworkers, typists and secretaries in the Wayne County Department of Social Services. Prior to that time, social service workers at the Wayne County Bureau of Social Aid belonged to Michigan Civil Service Employees Local 31-M of the SEIU. In 1978, the union affiliated with the Organization of Classified State Employees (OCSE)/MEA.

Arrangement

Folders are listed in the order they appear.

Acquisition

The Welfare Employees Union Records were deposited at the Reuther Library.

Related Materials

SEIU Local 31-M Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Welfare Employees Union Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA