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Coalition of Labor Union Women: San Francisco Chapter Records

Identifier: LR001332

Scope and Content

Important correspondents: Mary Bergan Olga Madar Howard L. Berman Joyce Miller Hon. Sala Burton LaRene Paul Dianne Feinstein Ronald Pelosi Katie Ivanovic Leslie Rainey Gloria T. Johnson Marjorie Stern Walter L. Johnson Rachel Stern

Series Description: Series 1: CLUW Files: Topics of Interest to Women, 1974-1987 Correspondence, clippings, flyers, booklets, posters, newsletters, programs, agendas relating to CLUW-sponsored and non-CLUW-sponsored events of interest to women regarding labor and self-actualization. Event are sponsored by National and the San Francisco Chapter of CLUW, AFL-CIO, San Francisco Community College Labor Studies Program, the Commission on the Status of Women.

Series 2: CLUW Conventions and Events, Chapter and National, 1974-1986 Materials relating to specific events such as political rallies and conventions regarding women's issues and the workforce. News releases, flyers, pamphlets.

Series 3: CLUW Office Files of San Francisco Chapter, 1974-1985 Office and administrative papers, office and meeting notes, jottings with names and phone numbers, reports from various chapters of CLUW.

Series 4: Labor and Political Issues from CLUW Files, 1974-1987 Newsletters, flyers, pamphlets, clippings, Labor newspapers regarding CLUW events and Labor issues on a National level.

Series 5: San Frnacisco CLUW Office Administrative Files, 1974-1987 Material relating ot chapter finances, membership lists, status reports, activity reports

Series 6: Labor, Women, and Political Issues, 1975-1987 and one 1965 Resolution Booklets, resolutions, correspondence. Some overlap, regarding Resolutions, with other series material; which convention or event these were with was not entirely clear.


  • 1974 - 1987


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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.


San Francisco's chapter is part of the national organization. The collection is comprised of material documenting events of interest to women through national CLUW programs as well as the San Francisco chapter programs.

The founding conference of CLUW was held in Chicago in March 1974. The four main purposes of the Coalition of Labor Union Women are as follows: to organize unorganized women within the labor force by encouraging unions to be more aggressive in their efforts to bring women under collective bargaining agreements; to encourage women, through their unions, to recognize and take positive action against job discrimination in hiring, promotion, and classification; to lead women to become more active participants in the political and legislative processes through the labor unions particularly on affirmative action issues, and to persuade women to assume leadership roles and participate at the policy-making levels of their unions.


3 Linear Feet (6 MB)


Subjects include: working women; politics; job discrimination


Arranged in 6 series – Series 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Boxes 1-2), Series 3 (Box 2), Series 4 (Box 2), Series 5 (Boxes 3-5), and Series 6 (Box 6). Folders are arranged chronologically, or in original order, depending upon the series.


The papers of the San Francsico Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1987.

Related Materials

CLUW collections


Approximately 50 photographs were places in the Archives' Audiovisual department. Photos relate to Candidate's Night: San Francisco Labor Council, Recognition Night: CLUW Leadership, ERA Rally, CLUW Women in Unions...A Decade of Progress...Future of Growth...

Copies of each photograph were placed in their appropriate folder. There are two exceptions: the ERA Rally was placed in 1:2 of San Francisco CLUW flyers and CLUW Women in Unions... was placed in 2:33 as there was no identifying information.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in October 1993.
Guide to the Coalition of Labor Union Women: San Francisco Chapter Records
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Repository Details

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