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SEIU International Affairs Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001871
The records of SEIU’s International Affairs Department document the SEIU’s relationships with companies, unions, organizations, and labor activists in other countries, as well as detail departmental operations. Document formats found within the records primarily include correspondence, meeting minutes and agenda, booklets, and reports.

Dates

  • 1985 - 2002
  • Majority of material found within 1992 - 1998

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

5.5 Linear Feet (5 SB, 1 OS)

Abstract

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. While most of SEIU’s members reside in the United States, the SEIU is an international union with members and affiliates in countries all over the world. The records of SEIU’s International Affairs Department document the SEIU’s relationships with companies, unions, organizations, and labor activists in other countries, as well as detail departmental operations. Document formats found within the records primarily include correspondence, meeting minutes and agenda, booklets, and reports.

History

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. While most of SEIU’s members reside in the United States, the SEIU is an international union with members and affiliates in countries all over the world.

Arrangement

The folders are arranged alphabetically based on the folder headings utilized by the records creator.

Acquisition

The International Affairs Department of the Service Employees International Union Records were deposited by SEIU at the Reuther Library in 2005. The Reuther Library serves as the official repository for SEIU.

Related Materials

SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: International Executive Board Records

Transfers

Photographs (see Audiovisual Department) have been moved to the Reuther’s Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alexandra A. A. Orchard on November 8, 2012.
Title
Guide to the SEIU International Affairs Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Alexandra A. A. Orchard.
Date
2012-11-08
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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