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Newspaper Guild Local 82: Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001600
The papers of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild (Newspaper Guild Local 82) reflect the growth and activities of newspaper unionism. Its earliest records as Seattle-Tacoma Newspaper Guild, Local 82 date from audits beginning in 1937. In 1972, the local changed its name to Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild. The minutes of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild are broken down into three different types: executive board minutes, chapter minutes and membership minutes. The bulk of the collection is the strike negotiations, beginning in 1947 and ending in 1978, the largest being the years from 1971-1974. Negotiations material includes meeting minutes, inter-office memos explaining bargaining maneuvers, strike bulletins, and research that goes into a collective bargaining session such as monetary gains, health insurance, mileage, job classification and discrimination. The collection also contains the 1972 Seattle-Tacoma Newspaper Guild, Local 82 vs. U.S. Bureau of Prisons suit. This suit, with the help of the ACLU, was brought on by prisoner unrest and the demand by journalists to seek interviews with prisoners.

Important subjects covered in the collection are: ACLU Suit Collective Bargaining Discrimination Washington Post Strike

Among the important correspondents are: Charles A Perlik Jr. Wesley Bubb Shirley Caldwell Charlie Perlich

Series Description: Series I, Financial Records, 1937-1985: Audit records, budgets, financial reports, strike and defense funds, as well as other miscellaneous financial spending and income by the Guild.

Series II, Minutes, 1942-1985: Minutes of the executive council meetings, chapter/unit meetings and membership meetings.

Series III, Strike Negotiations, 1947-1978: Negotiation minutes, contracts, strike preparation, negotiation research topics and background materials, clippings, notes, pension, wage studies, exemptions, and bargaining and strike bulletins. Other city strikes and collective bargaining agreements are also included.

Dates

  • 1950 - 1976

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. 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

6.5 Linear Feet (13 MB)

Abstract

The papers of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild (Newspaper Guild Local 82) reflect the growth and activities of newspaper unionism. Much of the collection relates to strike negotiations, beginning in 1947 and ending in 1978, the bulk being between 1971-1974. The collection also contains the 1972 Seattle-Tacoma Newspaper Guild, Local 82 vs. U.S. Bureau of Prisons suit, which was brought on by prisoner unrest and the demand by journalists to seek interviews with prisoners.

Arrangement

Arranged in 3 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-3), Series 2 (Boxes 3-5) and Series 3 (Boxes 5-13). Folders are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

The papers of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in March of 1994 by the Guild.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in September 1996.
Title
Guide to the Newspaper Guild Local 82: Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1996-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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