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SEIU Secretary-Treasurer's Office: International Executive Board Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001542_IEB

Scope and Content

This collection includes meeting minutes, reports, agenda, correspondence, notes, and other material related to the activities and concerns of the International Executive Board. Researchers should note that records within this collection need to be at least ten years old before they can view them for research or other purposes. For example, records of the December 13-15, 1993 board meeting will not be available for research until mid December of 2003.

Important Correspondents: Asher, Lester Donahue, Thomas Fairchild, George Hardy, George Hearn, Albert Israelson, Harold G. Moats, Eugene P. Shellow, Henry Sindel, Samuel Sullivan, David Weinlein, Anthony

Important Subjects: AFL-CIO AFSCME Auditors’ reports Civil rights Civil service Collective bargaining – College Employees Collective bargaining – Correctional Institutions Collective bargaining – County employees Collective Bargaining – Government employees Collective Bargaining – Health facilities – United States Collective Bargaining – Hospitals – United States Collective Bargaining – Municipal employees – United States Collective Bargaining – Nursing – United States Collective Bargaining – Physicians Collective Bargaining – Police Collective Bargaining – Service industries Collective Bargaining – State government employees – United States Collective labor agreements Collective labor agreements – Building-Service Employees Collective labor agreements – Government employees – United States Collective labor agreements – Health facilities Collective labor agreements – Hospitals – United States Collective labor agreements – Janitors Collective labor agreements – Municipal employees Collective labor agreements – Nurses Collective labor agreements – Physicians Collective labor agreements – Private security services Collective labor agreements – Service industries Collective labor agreements – Social workers Discrimination Discrimination, racial Discrimination, sexual Discrimination in employment Financial statements Grievances arbitration Industrial relations Janitors Labor laws and legislation Labor unions – law and legislation Labor unions – organizing Nursing homes Open and closed shop Open and closed shop – Law and legislation – United States Pensions Public service employment Race tracks Service Employees International Union Service industries Social workers Strike votes Strikes and lockouts Trade-union meetings Trade-unions – consolidations Trade-unions – jurisdictional disputes Trade-unions – Service industries workers Unfair labor practices United States. National Labor Relations Board Veterans’ hospitals Welfare funds (Trade-union) Series Description: Series I, Records of the International Executive Board, 1921-1996: This series includes meeting minutes, reports, agenda, correspondence, notes, and other material related to the activities and concerns of the International Executive Board.

Dates

  • 1921 - 1996

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

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.

History

Subject to action of the international convention, the Executive Board is the final authority and the highest governing body of the union. It hears and rules on appeals of affiliates and their members or officers, protects the rights and privileges of its members, adopts, repeals and amends policies and procedures for the union, establishes and approves financial transactions, decides questions of jurisdiction, takes legal action to protect or otherwise advance the interests of the union, invests the funds of the International union for the benefit of the union and its members, buys, rents, leases, or disposes of property, comments on matters of national and international consequence, considers and pursues affiliations between SEIU and other organizations or bodies, and generally guides, manages and directs the activities and affairs of the union and its affiliates. The Board holds periodic meetings to discuss matters of importance as outlined above. In 1972, the General Executive Board (G.E.B.) changed its name to the International Executive Board (I.E.B.), although its duties and responsibilities remained essentially the same.

The Service Employees International Union has been a continuously existing international union since 1921. In its initial years it primarily organized janitors, window washers and elevator operators. Later it would extend its base of membership to include a wide range of public employees, healthcare workers, stadium workers, security guards, amongst many others. In 2003 its membership exceeded 1.5 million. The records of the I.E.B. reflect many of the changes of the union from 1921 until 1996.

Extent

11 Linear Feet (11 SB)

Abstract

The International Executive Board (I. E. B.) is the final authority and the highest governing body of the union. Some of its duties include: hearing and ruling on appeals of affiliates and their members or officers, protecting the rights and privileges of its members, adopting, repealing and amending policies and procedures for the union, establishing and approving financial transactions, taking legal action to protect or otherwise advance the interests of the union, commenting on matters of national and international consequence, considering and pursuing affiliations between SEIU and other organizations or bodies, and generally guiding, managing and directing the activities and affairs of the union and its affiliates. The records of the I.E.B. reflect many of the changes of the union from 1921 until 1996, including its expansion in membership and name change. Materials include meeting minutes, reports, agenda, correspondence, notes, and other material related to the activities and concerns of the International Executive Board.

Arrangement

Arranged in 1 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-11). Folders are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

The records of the SEIU International Executive Board were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in September of 1997 by SEIU.

Related Materials

For records of individual SEIU Executive Board members, see the collections of SEIU International Executive Office.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Louis Jones in August 2003.
Title
Guide to the SEIU Secretary-Treasurer's Office: International Executive Board Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Louis Jones.
Date
2003-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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