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Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001659
The Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors Records contains correspondence, newsletters, and newspaper clippings about the sick-out, as well as documents explaining their ultimate collective bargaining goals. Additionally, this collection contains some newspaper clippings related to controversial administrative transfers and a case of an inappropriate relationship between two administrators and former students. Finally, this collection holds some materials from related organizations such as the American Federation of School Administrators and information about the NAACP Overground Railroad March in 1983.

Important Subjects: American Federation of School Administrators American Federation of Teachers Detroit Federation of Teachers Detroit Public Schools National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Strikes and lockouts – Teachers – Michigan

Important Names: Boggs, Donald Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors Detroit Teachers Association Gordon, Aaron

Dates

  • 1949 - 1990
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 1986

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

The Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors was formed in 1966 and received sole collective bargaining rights with the Detroit Board of Education in 1967. The union had between 1,300 and 1,400 members at its creation, and it continues to represent administrators and supervisors in Detroit Public Schools in regards to salaries and working conditions.

In the early 1980s, the administrators were working without a contract for a brief time and they conducted a sick-out, where principals and assistant principals used their sick days in order to protest labor without contract. Their main concerns wages and job security.

The Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors Records contains correspondence, newsletters, and newspaper clippings about the sick-out, as well as documents explaining their ultimate collective bargaining goals. Additionally, this collection contains some newspaper clippings related to controversial administrative transfers and a case of an inappropriate relationship between two administrators and former students. Finally, this collection holds some materials from related organizations such as the American Federation of School Administrators and information about the NAACP Overground Railroad March in 1983.

History

The Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors was formed in 1966 and received sole collective bargaining rights with the Detroit Board of Education in 1967. The union had between 1,300 and 1,400 members at its creation, and it continues to represent administrators and supervisors in Detroit Public Schools in regards to salaries and working conditions.

In the early 1980s, the administrators were working without a contract for a brief time and they conducted a sick-out, where principals and assistant principals used their sick days in order to protest labor without contract. Their main concerns wages and job security.

Arrangement

PLEASE NOTE: Folders in this collection are not necessarily arranged in any particular order. The box folder listing provides an inventory based on their original order. Subjects may be dispersed throughout the collection.

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are in original order based on the material as it was put together in scrapbooks, and not further arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Reuther Library by Donald Boggs on October 30, 1995.

Related Materials

American Federation of Teachers Publications, Michigan Federation of Teachers Records, AFT Local 698: East Detroit Federation of Teachers Records, AFT Local 231: Detroit Federation of Teachers Records, Helen and Mardy Polaner Papers, Detroit Education Association Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Meghan McGowan on March 5, 2015.
Title
Guide to the Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Meghan McGowan
Date
2015-03-05
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