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Abstract Adair Damman's affiliation with SEIU began in 1981, and Damman worked at SEIU for a number of years, most notably as an organizer. Presently. Damman works as the Legislative Director of Local 925 in Seattle, Washington. These records primarily document Damman's earlier work during the 1980s and 1990s. Much of the material focuses on Local 1864 in Nevada, Local 707 and the Mendocino County Employees Association in California, Local 880 in Boston, and organizing Local 6. Predominate topics are...
Dates: 1977 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1987 - 1998
Abstract This collection provides insight into the early years of the Change to Win Federation, an organization that formed in 2005 by bringing together seven labor unions that had formerly been part of AFL-CIO.
Abstract John J. Sweeny was a major figure in the American labor movement who served as president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from 1980 to 1995 and president of the AFL-CIO from 1995 until his retirement in 2009. Sweeney's campaign for the AFL-CIO presidency was the first contested election in the organization's history which helped to bring progressive reforms to the organization. Materials in this collection include correspondence, interoffice memoranda, photographs, campaign...
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. During the early 1980s SEIU sought new office space and constructed a new building at 1313 L Street, Washington, D.C. The materials within the SEIU Administrative Services Department Records are primarily from Eileen McCormick, the SEIU supervisor of the new...
Dates: 1974 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1984
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, and now comprises three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. The records of SEIU’s Communications Department document the International’s mass mailings from 1974 through 1987. Included in the collection are (predominately) monthly summaries listing all the mass mailings sent by the International (with the exceptions of June...
Dates: 1976 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1987
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. SEIU’s Department of Education generates training materials for its members on topics including workplace training (for all three divisions), internal staff professional development, collective bargaining, organizing, and political campaigns. Document formats found...
Dates: 1980 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1992 - 2002
Abstract For many, John Sweeney is known as the now former head of the AFL-CIO, a position from which he retired in 2009 after 14 years of service. For most of the previous 35 years, though, he was a member turned officer of the Service Employees International Union, having served 15 of those years as its President. The SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records document his tenure during these 15 years, although portions of these records predate his tenure in that office. The records...
Dates: 1921 - 1995
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. The Healthcare Division Records primarily detail various aspects of Hospital and Healthcare Workers Union Local 250’s trusteeship and transition back to self-governance from 1986 through 1989. Additional subjects covered are the 1986 Healthcare Division Conference, and...
Dates: 1986 - 1989
Abstract Local 31-M’s earliest manifestation, Local 191, began in 1938 with the organization of the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Commission (MUCC), the precursor to Michigan Employment Security Commission (MESC). MUCC was the first civil service agency within Michigan to become unionized. Initially an independent local, Local 191 eventually affiliated with the State, County and Municipal Workers of America. After facing several years of difficulty, Local 191 disbanded. Despite the...
Dates: 1960 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2002
Abstract Local 32B, located in New York, NY, was founded on April 19, 1934 and within months the young union was on strike in the garment district; within days the union won rights to a closed shop and gained a substantial number of new members. Local 32J had been charted in 1936 and was composed largely of women building service workers. The two unions merged in 1977, and the new 32B-32J had over 46,000 members. Part I of this collection is comprised entirely of correspondence from the members of the...
Dates: 1961 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1986 - 1994
Abstract The 1980s was a difficult time for American Labor. The American economy was in recession and national politics were not hospitable to organized labor. Yet, SEIU grew by 500,000 members. By 1992, SEIU reached the million-member mark. The membership achievements of SEIU can be largely credited to the efforts of its Organizing Department. The primary responsibility of the SEIU Organizing Department was to organize the unorganized. The SEIU Organizing Department sought to gain new membership for...
Dates: 1970 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1992
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, SEIU utilized the services of media consultants Abernathy and Associates for public relations and communication work. The collection consists of materials generated by Abernathy and Associates for SEIU, as well as source materials created...
Dates: 1978 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1995
Abstract SEIU Publications is primarily comprised of serials created by the International, Locals, Joint Councils, and Conferences. Included in the collection are International convention proceedings dating back to the official inception of SEIU, constitutions and bylaws, and serials published at the International level. However, the bulk of the materials are serials created by SEIU Locals, Joint Councils, and Conferences, documenting member concerns and plights, as well as important events and issues...
Dates: 1936 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1995
Abstract The SEIU Research Department was established in 1942 as the Research and Education Department. It was created mainly to help prepare negotiators at the bargaining table during World War II. Its main purpose was to gather data and information from the locals. The department would analyze the data, synthesize it and distribute reports throughout the organization. The department was expanded in 1945. Additional responsibilities grew to include analyzing new labor trends and organizational methods,...
Dates: 1930 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1994
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. With the number of retired SEIU members growing, SEIU developed a series of four workshops to address the needs of this population. The creation of the Retired Members Department soon followed. The Retired Members Department Records provide insight into these initial...
Dates: 979 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1980
Abstract Richard Cordtz’s affiliation with SEIU spanned nearly 50 years, beginning in the late 1940s as a member of Local 102 while he worked at the Del Mar Racetrack, and ending in 1996 as President of the International. During his journey from member to president, Cordtz held a variety of positions within SEIU including union organizer, Local 79 President, Joint Council 35 President, Central States Conference President, and Secretary-Treasurer of the International. Cordtz was also active in the...
Dates: 1920 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1992
- Names: Sweeney, John J. X
- Collective bargaining 9
- Labor unions -- Organizing 8
- Service industries 7
- Labor unions 6
- Women in the labor movement 4
- Collective bargaining -- Government employees 3
- Collective labor agreements 3
- Collective labor agreements -- Municipal employees 3
- Health care employees 3
- Health care workers 3
- Janitors 3
- Nurses 3
- Nursing homes 3
- Public employees 3
- Grievance arbitration 2
- Labor disputes 2
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 2
- Labor unions -- Mergers 2
- Political campaigns 2
- Retirees 2
- Strikes and lockouts 2
- Unfair labor practices 2
- Affiliation Agreement 1
- Canada 1
- Civil rights 1
- Collective bargaining -- Librarians 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Discrimination in employment 1
- Financial statements 1
- Health insurance 1
- Hospitals -- Employees 1
- Industrial relations 1
- Industrial safety -- Standards -- United States 1
- Labor 1
- Labor laws and legislation 1
- Labor leaders -- United States 1
- Labor union democracy 1
- Labor union meetings 1
- Medical care 1
- Medicare 1
- Older people 1
- Partnership for Working Families 1
- Political action committees 1
- Privatization 1
- Public health 1
- Public service employment 1
- Raiding 1
- Retirement 1
- Social security 1
- Strike votes 1
- Union dues 1
- Women employees 1 ∧ view less
- AFL-CIO 7
- Cordtz, Richard 5
- Stern, Andy 5
- Weinlein, Anthony G. 2
- Welsh, Bob 2
- AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
- Bevona, Gus 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Burger, Anna 1
- California State Employees' Association 1
- Change to Win Federation 1
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
- Cook, Victoria 1
- Damman, Adair 1
- Glenn, Elinor 1
- Henry, Mary Kay 1
- International Association of Fire Fighters 1
- Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
- McCormick, Eileen 1
- McFetridge, William 1
- Poling, Eileen 1
- Service Employees International Union. Local 31-M 1
- Service Employees International Union. Local 32B-32J (New York, N.Y.) 1
- United States. National Labor Relations Board 1 ∧ view less
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