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AFSCME Career Development Program Records

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Identifier: LR002369
Abstract Seeing success in a program run by AFSCME District Council 37 in New York City that upgraded Nursing Aides to Licensed Practical Nurses, the International union wished to bring career development training to its members who were hospital employees. As such, in 1967, AFSCME began investigating how to develop hospital career development training programs. In 1969, AFSCME was awarded a grant from the Department of Labor and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) to work with...
Dates: 1966 - 1975

AFSCME Central Files Department Records

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Identifier: LR002070
Abstract The AFSCME Central Files Department was established in 1966 to which all departments within the international headquarters contributed correspondence and reports so all material related to a particular incident would be filed together. In 1974, Dr. Philip Mason of the Reuther Library at Wayne State completed a thorough records management survey of AFSCME and recommended that the Central Files Department be dissolved and that individual departments maintain their own records. His recommendation...
Dates: 1944 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1973

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 International Executive Board (I.E.B.) Records

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Identifier: LR001991
Abstract The International Executive Board (IEB) is the top level legislative and policy-making body within AFSCME, except when the convention is in session. The IEB is responsible for interpreting the union’s constitution. The records of the IEB are maintained by the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer. Materials in this collection were pulled together from various shipments from the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer to make a comprehensive record of the proceedings of the AFSCME IEB. Some IEB-related...
Dates: 1935 - 2003

AFSCME Local 1733: Memphis, Tennessee Records

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Identifier: LR001992
Abstract Sanitation workers in AFSCME Local 1733 in Memphis, Tennessee led a strike in 1968 to gain union recognition. The strike lasted for 65 days and garnered national attention as Local 1733's campaign for labor rights became fused with the struggle for civil rights. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lent his support to the strikers by visiting Memphis and leading marches. While there, on April 4, 1968, King was assassinated. The strike was settled soon after King's death. Local 1733 went on to wage other...
Dates: 1962 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1970

AFSCME Office of the President: Jerry Wurf Records

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Identifier: LR001987
Abstract This collection focuses on Jerry Wurf's tenure as AFSCME International President from 1964 until his death in 1981. Some information appears on an AFSCME affordable housing project that began prior to Wurf's election to the presidency. This housing project was one of the issues that led to a rift among AFSCME members and to Wurf's winning the presidency from incumbent president Arnold Zander. The bulk of the collection, though, represents the Office of the President's records during Wurf's...
Dates: 1959 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1980

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: William Lucy Records

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Identifier: LR001989
Abstract The AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer oversees the general financial health of the international union, keeping records for its locals, councils, and the headquarters staff. The Office keeps files on council and local trusteeships, maintains per capita dues payments by locals and councils, issues charters to new locals, and suspends and disbands locals or councils when problems arise. William Lucy held this position for 38 years, 1972-2010. Lucy joined AFSCME as a civil...
Dates: 1970 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1972 - 2000

AFSCME Publications

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Identifier: LR002503
Abstract AFSCME Publications is a collection comprised of serials created and collected by AFSCME International, District Councils, and Locals. The collection also contains material produced as part of AFSCME’s biannual international conventions and articles published about AFSCME from an academic standpoint. The publications in this collection arrived at the Reuther Library over time and came from multiple sources. The collection features AFSCME’s official publication, which was first known...
Dates: 1935 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1973

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Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 3
Apartheid 2
Collective bargaining -- Government employees 2
Equal rights amendments 2
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Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 5
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 4
Ciampa, P.J. 4
McEntee, Gerald W. 4
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 3
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Gotbaum, Victor 3
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 3
Kramer, Leo 3
AFL-CIO 2
AFSCME. District Council 37 (New York, N.Y.) 2
AFSCME. International Convention 2
AFSCME. Judicial Panel 2
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 2
Fauntroy, Walter E. 2
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 2
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 2
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 2
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 2
Meany, George, 1894-1980 2
Newman, Winn, 1924-1994 2
Roberts, Lillian 2
Trask, David 2
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
AFSCME. Council 36 (Calif.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 25 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 77 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. Local 1640 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. Local 1733 (Memphis, Tenn.) 1
Barry, Marion, 1936-2014 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
Coalition of American Public Employees 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Gore, Albert, 1948- 1
Harrington, Michael, 1928-1989 1
Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson), 1925-2010 1
Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935- 1
Kirkland, Lane 1
Kubista, Roy 1
McEntee, William J. (William Joseph), 1903- 1
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012 1
Mondale, Walter F., 1928- 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 1
Public Services International 1
Reagan, Ronald 1
Robinson, Randall, 1941- 1
Saunders, Lee 1
Sheffield, Horace 1
Transafrica Forum (Organization) 1
United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1
United States. Department of Labor 1
Zinos, John 1
Zwerdling, Abe 1
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