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Abstract The American Federation of Teachers is a labor union representing primary and secondary school teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and professional staff, and nurses and other health care professionals. The AFT Educational Issues Department, originally the Task Force on Educational Issues, is the research and development arm of the union. The department tracks education policies from local, state and national bodies, conducts research and analysis on those policies, produces...
Dates: 1934 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1971 - 2002
Abstract The Human Rights and Community Relations Department of the American Federation of Teachers was created by Vice President Richard Parrish October 2, 1966. Before the official department was created it was a standing committee and then a permanent committee with in the executive council. The department was created as an office in the AFT that would be responsible for collecting and distributing information about the government, education and community policies and programs dealing with civil...
Dates: 1960 - 2005
Abstract Papers consist of correspondence, ballots, proceedings from meetings, clippings, local finances, per capita reports, charter applications. Subjects include integration, federal works programs, loyalty oaths, academic freedom, federal aid to education, communist issues.
Dates: 1914 - 1980
Abstract Minutes, correspondence, reports, publications covering the president's office of Carl Megel and predominantly Charlie Cogen and David Selden. Important subjects are teacher strikes, contract negotiations, school desegregation, Oceanhill-Brownsville, education legislation, job stress, teacher centers.
The records are divided into two parts.
The records are divided into two parts.
Dates: 1960 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974
Abstract The Organizing Department facilitates the growth of local affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers. Under the tenures of David Selden and Albert Shanker, both of whom had extensive organizing experience prior to their respective presidencies, organizing efforts ramped up significantly in the 1960s and 1970s. The AFT was the fastest growing union in the mid-1970s when organizing became a distinct department. The department provides services and resources to state and local affiliates...
Dates: 1961 - 2004
Abstract Papers covering the activities of various secretary-treasurers of the AFT. The secretary-treasurer oversees departments within the national office, collects per capita dues, responds to affiliates’ needs such as strike and collective bargaining assistance, and is closely involved with the AFT Executive Council and the AFL-CIO secretary-treasurers. Part I topics of note include organizing, segregated locals, worker education, international teacher unions, federal aid to education, and academic...
Dates: 1916 - 2005
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), was founded in 1916 to improve the working lives of teachers through-out the country and has grown to be one of the largest unions in the United States that is affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The southern regional office is one of five satellite offices of the AFT. The southern region represents teachers from elementary school through higher education, paraprofessionals, and school-related personnel who are members of the AFT in the states of Alabama,...
Dates: 1968 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1985
Abstract Albert Shanker is considered one of the most important labor leaders of the late 20th century, as the longest sitting president of the American Federation of Teachers. He was considered a leader in the development of public education, civil rights, and trade unionism. His papers reflect mainly his college years and early career as a teacher in New York City.
Dates: 1928 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1968
Abstract These records represent roughly a decade’s worth of general business including correspondence with state offices, meeting minutes, conference materials, policy documents and other items relevant to educational issues and topics for locals under the Northeast Regional Office. There is also valuable information on Education Alternatives Inc in Hartford, Connecticut and in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dates: 1975 - 1999
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 and immediately made the American Teacher, published by the New York City Teachers Union, as its official organ. Since then the AFT has published numerous publications that range from organizing tools to professional development materials for its members. It has also published materials dealing with the labor movement, tenure, civil and human rights as well as teaching tools. Official publications of the AFT also spoke directly to the...
Dates: 1865 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
Abstract The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers Collection contains information about this unique local of the American Federation of Teachers. The local reformed in 1964 as the Cincinnati Teachers Union and changed its name to the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers (CFT) in 1971 and immediately began petitioning for a collective bargaining election. By 1976 the CFT won the election and remained the bargaining union for teachers of Cincinnati. In 1979 Tom Mooney became president and took the union on a...
Dates: 1963 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1989
Abstract Part of the national American Federation of Teachers and statewide Michigan Federation of Teachers, the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, was chartered on February 28, 1945. Twenty years later, in1965, Michigan passed the Public Employee Relations Act; a law making organization and collective bargaining legal for public employees. Members of the union serve at four high schools, seven middle schools, 21 elementary schools, a community college and one early learning center within the city of...
Dates: 1939 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 11
Abstract Gabriel Mason was a teacher and administrator in the New York City Public School System for over fifty years. He lectured in philosophy and education, was active in teachers unions, and was the author of a number of books. His papers consist of a manuscript copy of a chapter of his autobiography, "The Teachers' Union," plus a draft of a dedicatory note to Albert Shanker.
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...
Dates: 1934 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975
Abstract Dr. Robert M. Nielsen was born in Nebraska in 1933. Dr. Nielsen became a professor of mathematics at the University of Delaware. In the late 1960s he was the co-founder of the AFT local for faculty at the university and was president from 1969-1973. In 1973 Nielsen became director of the AFT’s colleges and universities department in which he took both aspects of academic professionalism and union professionalism into creating a strong and viable department within the AFT. Dr. Nielsen was...
Dates: 1967 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1983
Abstract Workers Education Local 189, American Federation of Teachers, was founded in November 1922 as the bargaining agent for the faculty members of Brookwood Labor College. After Brookwood closed its doors in 1937, Local 189 opened its membership to all persons, regardless of geographic location, who were engaged in workers' education. Throughout its existence Local 189 had been active in distributing workers' education materials to other members of the AFT, and to public schools, colleges and to the...
Dates: 1939 - 1977
- Education 8
- Collective bargaining 7
- Labor unions 5
- Academic freedom 3
- Labor education 3
- School integration 3
- Strikes and lockouts 3
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 3
- Affirmative action 2
- Busing for School Integration 2
- Civil rights 2
- Collective bargaining -- Teachers 2
- Education, Higher 2
- Educational vouchers 2
- Health care employees 2
- Michigan 2
- Nurses 2
- Political Action 2
- Public employees 2
- School Violence 2
- Teachers 2
- Vocational education 2
- Wages 2
- Women's rights 2
- African Americans -- History 1
- Agency fee 1
- Bus drivers 1
- Class size 1
- Collective bargaining -- College teachers 1
- Collective bargaining -- Government employees 1
- Collective labor agreements 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Desegregation 1
- Dropouts 1
- Education -- Privatization 1
- Education -- Standards 1
- Educational Research 1
- Educational change 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Educational reform 1
- Gay rights 1
- Government policy 1
- Hospitals -- Employees 1
- Inclusive education 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor 1
- Labor literature 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 1
- Labor unions -- Mergers 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Minorities 1
- Nursing 1
- Ohio 1
- Parochial school unions 1
- Pay equity 1
- Pensions 1
- Racism 1
- Religion in the public schools 1
- Reproductive rights 1
- Retirees 1
- Salaries -- Teachers 1
- Segregation 1
- Student Discipline 1
- Student movements 1
- Teacher certification 1
- Teacher educators 1
- Teacher-principal relationships 1
- Teachers -- Rating of 1
- Teachers -- Tenure 1
- Teachers Training of 1
- Universities and colleges -- Faculty 1
- Win-Win Collective Bargaining 1 ∧ view less
- National Education Association of the United States 5
- Feldman, Sandra 4
- Kugler, Phil 3
- McElroy, Edward 2
- Porter, Robert 2
- AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
- American Association of University Professors 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Northeast Regional Office 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Southern Regional Office 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
- Billups, Lovely H. 1
- Cincinnati Federation of Teachers. Local 1520 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Didier, Gene 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Kirkland, Lane 1
- Mason, Gabriel R. 1
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Nayman, Lou 1
- New York State United Teachers 1
- Nielson, Robert 1
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 1 ∧ view less
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