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SEIU Local 517M Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002459
Materials in this collection include publications, constitutions and bylaws, agreements and contracts, and audiovisual materials including photographs, videocassettes, and DVDs.

Important Subjects: Collective bargaining – Government employees Labor unions Labor unions—Mergers Labor unions – Organizing Labor unions—Records and correspondence Public employees

Important Names: Service Employees International Union

Series Description: Series 1: Manuscript Materials, 1976-2011 Series 2: Audiovisual Materials, 1985-2009

Dates

  • 1976 - 2011
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 2005

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

3.5 Linear Feet (3 SB, 1 MB)

Abstract

Two SEIU Michigan locals, Local 517M and Local 591, created the materials found within this collection. Local 591 represented multiple school districts within the state of Michigan and in January 2005, Local 591 merged into Local 517M. Local 517M primarily represented public employees working for the state of Michigan and previously merged with Local 31M in 2002. Local 517M is still active today, and as such, this collection will likely continue to grow.

Materials in this collection include publications, constitutions and bylaws, agreements and contracts, and audiovisual materials including photographs, videocassettes, and DVDs.

History

Two SEIU Michigan locals, Local 517M and Local 591, created the materials found within this collection. Local 591 represented multiple school districts within the state of Michigan and in January 2005, Local 591 merged into Local 517M. Local 517M primarily represented public employees working for the state of Michigan and previously merged with Local 31M in 2002. Local 517M is still active today, and as such, this collection will likely continue to grow.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series, based on format (paper, manuscript materials and audiovisual materials).

Folders and items in each series are simply listed by their location within each box. The manuscript materials are grouped by Local (Local 517M first, then Local 591). The audiovisual materials are grouped by format (photographic materials and videocassette tapes / DVDs). Materials on a specific subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes.

Acquisition

These materials were donated by SEIU Local 517M to the Reuther.

Related Materials

SEIU Local 31-M Records, SEIU Local 79 Records, SEIU Secretary-Treasurers Office: Constitutions and By-Laws Records, and SEIU Publications Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alexandra A. A. Orchard on November 5, 2013.
Title
Guide to the SEIU Local 517M Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Alexandra A. A. Orchard.
Date
2013-11-05
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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