Welfare Employees Union Records
Scope and Content
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.
- 1960 - 1979
- Welfare Employees Union (Organization)
Collection is open for research.
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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.
19 Linear Feet (19 SB)
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Subjects include: Michigan Civil Service Commission employees; welfare rights; welfare reform; Detroit, Wayne Co. and Michigan welfare agencies
Folders are listed in the order they appear.
The Welfare Employees Union Records were deposited at the Reuther Library.
Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
- Welfare Employees Union Records
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