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SEIU Education Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001930
Document formats found within the records are primarily training guides and manuals (including facilitator training materials), as well as materials such as publications and reports utilized by the Education Department.

Dates

  • 1980 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1992 - 2002

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.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 SB)

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. SEIU’s Department of Education generates training materials for its members on topics including workplace training (for all three divisions), internal staff professional development, collective bargaining, organizing, and political campaigns. Document formats found within the records are primarily training guides and manuals (including facilitator training materials), as well as materials such as publications and reports utilized by the Education Department.

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. SEIU’s Department of Education generates training materials for its members on topics including workplace training (for all three divisions), internal staff professional development, collective bargaining, organizing, and political campaigns.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location in each box. They are loosely arranged by subject in the following order: new staff training, staff development, political campaigns, collective bargaining, organizing, leadership, health, arbitration/grievances, stewards, and materials utilized by the Education Department. However, some materials cover multiple topics, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The SEIU Education Department of the Service Employees International Union Records were deposited by SEIU at the Reuther Library on July 24, 2006. The Reuther Library serves as the official repository for SEIU.

Related Materials

SEIU Education and Support Fund Records, SEIU Organizing Department Records, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: Richard Cordtz Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alexandra A. A. Orchard on February 25, 2013.
Title
Guide to the SEIU Education Department Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Alexandra A. A. Orchard.
Date
2013-02-25
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