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SEIU Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: Affiliate Officers Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001715

Scope and Content

This collection contains information about executive affairs, officer appointments and elections, and membership activity at the local union, joint council, and state conference levels. Many local unions and several joint councils have either merged into single organizations, or had their charters revoked during the period covered by the collection. Consequently, certain local unions have changed their designations and/or trade affiliations. Please consult the “SEIU Charter Book” for complete information regarding mergers and revoked charters. Also, check the “SEIU Charter Book” and the actual files for other names that affiliates were given, as the names occasionally changed. For organizational descriptions of affiliates please consult the SEIU Constitution and Bylaws. Series Description: Series I, SEIU Local Union Files, 1967-1987: Correspondence, officer rosters, and other materials relating to local union officer activities and membership.

Series II, SEIU Joint Council Files, 1967-1987: Correspondence, officer rosters, and other materials relating to joint council activities and membership.

Series III, SEIU Conference and Council Files, 1967-1987: Correspondence, officer rosters, and other materials relating to other conference and council activities and membership.

Dates

  • 1967 - 1987

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

Founded as the Building Service Employees International Union in 1921 with a core of janitors, window washers and elevator operators, the modern SEIU grew to become the largest health care union and second largest public employee union in North America by the late-1980s. Chartered affiliates operate throughout North America. For a history, please consult A Need For Valor: The Roots of the Service Employees International Union, 1902-1992.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (7 SB)

Abstract

Founded as the Building Service Employees International Union in 1921 with a core of janitors, window washers and elevator operators, the modern SEIU grew to become the largest health care union and second largest public employee union in North America by the late-1980s. Chartered affiliates operate throughout North America. This collection contains information about executive affairs, officer appointments and elections, and membership activity at the local union, joint council, and state conference levels. Many local unions and several joint councils have either merged into single organizations, or had their charters revoked during the period covered by the collection.

Arrangement

Arranged in 3 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-7), Series 2 (Box 7) and Series 3 (Box 7). Folders are arranged numerically by local or council or alphabetically by location.

Acquisition

The papers of the SEIU Secretary-Treasurer's Files: Affiliate Officers were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in February of 1994 by SEIU.

Related Materials

SEIU collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Louis Jones in February 1999.
Title
Guide to the SEIU Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: Affiliate Officers Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Louis Jones.
Date
1999-02
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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