Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59
Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59, 1938-1987. Publications and correspondence.
- circa 1938-1987
Language of Materials
Material entirely in English.
Collection is open for research.
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Rules for Use of Archival Materials.
1 Linear Feet (1 SB)
The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers were founded April 1919 by both men and women teachers. Over the next couple of decades the men would pull out to form their own local over various reasons but by 1958 the two locals merged together and have remained united as Local 59. Over the past 100 years the MFT Local 59 has fought for the well being of its members by ensuring tenure, sabbatical leave, and fair compensation. In February 1948 the Minneapolis teachers struck the school district because the school district went back on an agreement to raise teacher’s salaries. In 1972, the MFT Local 59 become the first exclusive bargaining agent for teachers in Minneapolis. This collection contains some correspondence but it is mostly publications reflecting the history of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers. The MFT Action newsletter is not a complete run of the dates listed in the container list.
Folders are listed by their location within the box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.
Processed and finding aid written by Dan Golodner on October 31, 2019.
- Guide to the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59 collection
- Processed by Dan Golodner.
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