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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 Education and Leadership Training Department Records

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Identifier: LR002636
Abstract The 1960s began a period of significant growth for AFSCME, which meant an increased need for knowledgeable members and staff. AFSCME began an education program around 1962, and by 1966 the International Union had established the Education and Leadership Training Department, later known simply as the Education Department. This collection contains records of the Education Department, particularly in regards to the department's collaboration with the AFSCME Organizing Department, and...
Dates: 1950 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1986

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 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 Power to the Public Worker Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002243
Abstract In 1973, Richard N. Billings and John Greenya contracted with AFSCME to write a history of the union, resulting in the 1974 book
Dates: 1973-03-26 - 1973-07-26

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

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

Al Bilik Papers

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Identifier: LP001501
Abstract Al Bilik served on the District Council 51, Cincinnati, Ohio and was an active labor member within the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Sensitive to the relationship of the larger international union working with and depending on the strength of locals and councils, he helped American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union members Victor Gotbaum, Rob Hastings, Jerry Wurf, Joseph Ames, Norm Schut and Father Albert...
Dates: 1961 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1964

Bob Johnson Papers

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Identifier: LR001345
Abstract Bob Johnson served Michigan’s AFSCME organizations in various roles throughout his life. In his early career, he helped Local 1182 organize and negotiate to win their first contract. Metropolitan Council 23 in Detroit elected him president soon thereafter. Johnson succeeded in his campaign to become president of Michigan’s powerful AFSCME District Council 25 in 1978. In 1980, he was elected an international vice president of the union to represent workers in the state of Michigan. Johnson died...
Dates: circa 1960s-1982

Jerry Wurf: Labor's Last Angry Man Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001093
Abstract Between November 1981 and January 1982, Joseph C. Goulden interviewed 10 individuals associated with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and influential, longtime leader Jerry Wurf, for Goulden's biography of Wurf,
Dates: 1981-11-03 - 1982-01-19

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Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 6
AFL-CIO 4
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 4
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 3
Ciampa, P.J. 3
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Kramer, Leo 3
Lucy, William, 1933- 3
AFSCME. International Convention 2
Bilik, Al 2
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
Gotbaum, Victor 2
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
AFSCME. Council 36 (Calif.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 25 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 37 (New York, N.Y.) 1
AFSCME. District Council 77 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
AFSCME. Judicial Panel 1
AFSCME. Local 1640 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
American Federation of Goverment Employees 1
Billings, Richard N. 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
Coalition of American Public Employees 1
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Fauntroy, Walter E. 1
Gore, Albert, 1948- 1
Goulden, Joseph C., 1934- 1
Greenya, John 1
Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Johnson, Erwin Robert 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
Kubista, Roy 1
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 1
McEntee, Gerald W. 1
McEntee, William J. (William Joseph), 1903- 1
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012 1
Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
Michigan State Employees Association 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
Trask, David 1
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964. 1
United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX. 1
Wasserman, Donald S. 1
Women's Equity Action League 1
Zinos, John 1
Zwerdling, Abe 1
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