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SEIU Local 502 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002194
This collection includes documents spanning the existence of the Wayne County Sheriff Employee Local 502. It comprises arbitration and grievance records, office files, and photographs. The majority of the collection documents the 1970s to 2007. Series Description: Series I: Office Files, 1960-2009 Correspondence, committee documents, officer academy lists, training, drug testing, election materials, lawsuits and settlements, contracts, Marine units, academy class photographs, mergers Series II: Arbitrations and Grievances, 1972-2005 Act 312, terminations, sick leave, Article 9, disability, misconduct, violations, discrimination, leave pay, health insurance, worker’s compensation, jail operations, overtime, correspondence, committee meetings, employee benefits

Dates

  • 1960 - 2008

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

4 Linear Feet (3 SB, 1 OS)

Abstract

The Wayne County Sheriff Employee Local 502 was founded in 1960 by Graten Little Jr. It became one of Michigan’s largest unions and was based out of Livonia, MI. The collection contains material from the Local 502 up until its affiliation around 2009 with the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). It comprises arbitration and grievance records, office files, and photographs.

History

The Wayne County Sheriff Employee Local 502 was founded in 1960 by Graten Little Jr. It became one of Michigan’s largest unions and was based out of Livonia, MI. Its members comprised of Wayne County police officers and, after a merger, of airport police. Local 502 became affiliated with AFL-CIO, where it remained for several decades. In 2008, the union’s contract with SEIU was expiring. Instead of reinstating the contract, Local 205, along with Local 3317, became affiliated with the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM), circa 2009.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in two series. Series I (Box 1) is arranged alphabetically. Series I (Box 2) contains photos and has no arrangement. Series II (Boxes 3-4) is arranged chronologically by year. Within some years, folders are then organized alphabetically.

Acquisition

This collection was placed on deposit at the Reuther Library June, 2011.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Julia Grannan on March 13, 2020.
Title
Guide to the SEIU Local 502 Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Julia Grannan.
Date
2020-03-13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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