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AFSCME Communications Department Records

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Identifier: LR002204
Abstract AFSCME has produced a regularly published magazine since its inception. Publication duties for this organ and other materials were accomplished by the Education and Publications Department for the first twenty years of AFSCME’s existence. The 1954 Convention, however, passed Resolution 14, establishing a Publications and Public Relations Department. This new department would continue to publish the AFSCME magazine and other materials and would also take on new media public relations duties both...
Dates: 1967 - 2002

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Chapman/Joseph Ames Records

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Identifier: LR002096
Abstract This collection primarily covers the end of Gordon Chapman’s tenure as Secretary-Treasurer, and all of Joseph Ames’s tenure. These years saw turbulence in the International Union’s politics where founding incumbent president Arnold Zander faced challenges from an opposing faction called the Committee on Union Responsibility (COUR). COUR candidate Jerry Wurf won the presidency at the 1964 convention. Gordon Chapman held the office of Secretary-Treasurer. In 1966, Chapman retired due to poor...
Dates: 1944 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1972

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee Records

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Identifier: LR000682_GEOC
Abstract In early 1950, the United Public Workers union was expelled from the CIO for alleged communist activities, leaving behind an anti-communist group called the Government Workers Union. In February of 1950, the CIO chartered the Government Workers Union as the Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee (GCEOC) and gave the new committee jurisdiction over federal, state, and local employees. In the next five years, GCEOC aggressively attempted to reach full union status within the CIO but...
Dates: 1939 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957

AFSCME Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002240
Abstract Between 1975 and 1985, the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University and AFSCME undertook a cooperative oral history project to gather and preserve the memories of key persons who witnessed or played a major role in the development of AFSCME. Professor of History Philip Mason headed the project and interviewed several leading AFSCME members. Collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with seven of AFSCME's important early figures: Gordon Chapman,...
Dates: 1976-06-13 - 1985-09-30

AFSCME Organizing Department Records

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Identifier: LR000682_OO
Abstract This collection reflects the work done by and through the AFSCME Organizing Department, 1967-1972. Important subjects and people that appear in the collection include public employee organizing; recruitment; organizations; elections; strikes; Chairman of the AFSCME Judicial Panel Joseph L. Ames; International Field Director P.J. Ciampa; and International President Jerry Wurf.
Dates: 1967 - 1972

AFSCME Program Development Department Records, Part 1 and 2

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Identifier: LR002203
Abstract The AFSCME Program Development Department was created in January of 1973 to deal with matters such as health care, the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, employee protections, career development, and sex discrimination. It was funded by federal grant money until 1975 when the funds ran out, the department was disbanded, and its several functions were taken over by other AFSCME departments. The records in Part I reflect the Department's concerns with women's issues, sex...
Dates: 1964 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1975

State Workers Organizing Committee Records

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Identifier: LR001948
Abstract The State Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) was a semi-caucus and political movement that worked within several unions, including the Welfare Employees Union (WUE), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA), and the United Auto Workers (UAW) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. SWOC was born from within the WEU and served as an activist organization that played a key role in establishing local union chapters,...
Dates: 1973 - 1985

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Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 5
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 4
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 3
Lucy, William, 1933- 3
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 3
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AFL-CIO 2
Ciampa, P.J. 2
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
Gotbaum, Victor 2
Kramer, Leo 2
Kubista, Roy 2
McEntee, William J. (William Joseph), 1903- 2
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
AFSCME. International Convention 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Church, Al 1
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
Coalition of American Public Employees 1
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
Collins, Joe 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
Dailey, Ed 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Fauntroy, Walter E. 1
Gore, Albert, 1948- 1
Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 1
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Kirkland, Lane 1
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 1
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 1
McEntee, Gerald W. 1
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012 1
Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
Michigan State Employees Association 1
Michigan. Department of Social Services 1
Mire, Joseph 1
Mondale, Walter F., 1928- 1
Newman, Winn, 1924-1994 1
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 1
Reagan, Ronald 1
Roberts, Lillian 1
Saunders, Lee 1
State Workers Organizing Committee 1
Trask, David 1
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964. 1
United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX. 1
Welfare Employees Union 1
Women's Equity Action League 1
Zinos, John 1
Zwerdling, Abe 1
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