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AFSCME Michigan Council 25 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000884

Scope and Content

This collection contains meeting minutes and notes from contract negotiations with the City of Detroit for higher wages, shift specific wages, and sick and vacation days for municipal employees. Additionally, this collection holds executive board meeting minutes, negotiation notes, and memorandum from Council 77, a Detroit area council.

Important Subjects: Collective bargaining – Detroit (Mich.) United States, Comprehensive Employment Training Act Universal product coding Wage bargaining

Important Names: AFSCME, Council 25 AFSCME, Council 77 Ravitz, Mel Tambor, Milton

Dates

  • 1973 - 1980

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.

History

Council 25, previously Council 29, had offices in Lansing, Detroit, and Southfield. Upon consolidation, these papers were deposited at the Reuther.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 SB)

Abstract

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is an international union that maintains affiliates at the council and local level. Councils generally cover a greater geographic area than locals, and locals report to councils.

AFSCME Council 25, previously Council 29, had offices in Lansing, Detroit, and Southfield. Upon consolidation in the mid-1980s, these records were deposited at the Reuther. This collection spans 1973-1980 and contains meeting minutes and notes from contract negotiations with the City of Detroit for higher wages, shift specific wages, and sick and vacation days for municipal employees. Additionally, this collection holds executive board meeting minutes, negotiation notes, and memorandum from Council 77, a Detroit area council.

Arrangement

PLEASE NOTE: Material in this collection has been arranged by series ONLY. Folders are not arranged within each series – we have provided an inventory based on their original order. Subjects may be dispersed throughout several boxes within any given series.

The collection is arranged into one series. Folders are arranged topically.

Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Reuther in 1984 from the Lansing office in preparation for Council 25’s consolidation of their offices from Detroit, Lansing, and Southfield.

Related Materials

Milton Tambor Papers, Alton Cobb Papers, Thelma Bernstein Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Meghan McGowan on October 14, 2015.
Title
Guide to the AFSCME Michigan Council 25 Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Meghan McGowan.
Date
2015-10-14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA