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Erica Harris Papers

Identifier: LR002000

Scope and Content

Series 1: Workshops and Conferences, 1975-2008 Series 2: Campaigns, 2003-2009 Series 3: Promotional Material, 2004-2008


  • 1975 - 2009


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.


Erica Harris was an organizer and trainer with SEIU. Around 2004, she worked on campaigns in Georgia with Local 1985 and other areas of the south before beginning her work with SEIU in Michigan. During her time in Michigan, she was the Education and Strategic Campaign Director for SEIU Healthcare and the Organizing Director of the MI Quality Home Care Campaign. While holding these positions, Ms. Harris was involved in campaigns to organize and mobilize union activity with home health care workers, most prolifically in Wayne County, Genesee County, and Hillsdale, Michigan. The main objectives of the campaigns were to expand union membership, achieve healthcare access to home care workers, and improve their wages. She traveled frequently, attending many conferences and workshops to enhance her skills and make contacts. In her role as a trainer she also led workshops to instruct members on how to be active participants in SEIU’s activities.


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Erica Harris worked as a trainer and organizer for SEIU in Georgia and Michigan between 2004 and 2008. These records represent Erica Harris’s work with SEIU from roughly 2004-2008. The majority of the material focuses on her work with SEIU Homecare Michigan and the Michigan Quality Home Care Campaign. To a lesser extent, her activities with Local 1985 in Atlanta, the Barack Obama campaign in Ohio, and other regional campaigns are also represented. The major themes of this collection are workshops and events, campaigns, and promotional materials. The collection is composed of documents of varying formats including meeting agendas, policies, reports, surveys, pamphlets, notes, campaign documents, training materials, and conference materials. The collection also contains t-shirts from various campaigns and events in which Ms. Harris had involvement.


Arranged in 3 series – Series 1 (Box 1-2), Series 2 (Box 2) and Series 3 (Box 2-3). Folders are arranged roughly alphabetically.


This collection was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library on December 18, 2008.

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Processed and finding aid written by Sarah Murrell and Sarah Lebovitz on March 15, 2019.
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