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Adair Damman Papers

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Identifier: LP002106
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

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 Local 1259: Detroit Public Library Records

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Identifier: LR002374
Abstract Local 1259, representing Detroit Public Library (DPL) employees, affiliated in 1949 with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Michigan Council 77. It represented professional librarians, as well as clerical and maintenance employees. A staff association existed for some years before union certification, and failed attempts to unionize were made before 1949. In 1970, the Association of Professional Librarians won the right to represent the professional...
Dates: 1920 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1950 - 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 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 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

AFT Great Lakes Regional Office Records

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Identifier: LR001796
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers is a labor union representing primary and secondary school teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty, professional staff, and nurses and other health care professionals. Regional offices fall under the auspices of the Department of Organizing and are responsible for organizing efforts and other assistance to local and state federations. The Great Lakes Region includes Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, West Virginia, and Indiana. The...
Dates: 1970 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2002

AFT Inventory Part II Records

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Identifier: LR000348_2
Abstract Contains Series VIII-XIII. Series VIII State publications, 1950s-1963 Series IX, miscellaneous materials 1935-1964 Series X communications to locals, 1934-1963 Series XI memos and mimeographed materials, 1921-1964 Series XII Locals, 1914-1960s Series XIII AFT conventions, 1916-1967
Dates: 1914 - 1967

AFT Local 698: East Detroit Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR000256
Abstract Teachers of East Detroit, Michigan, were first organized into the American Federation of Teachers in 1942, as members of the Macomb County Federation of Teachers, Local 698. The papers of the EDFT, beginning in 1953, include correspondence, minutes, constitutions, school board policy papers, and material on collective bargaining, co-ops, financial statements, conferences, grievances, merit rating, millage campaigns, strikes, mediation, insurance, retirement, and other matters of interest to...
Dates: 1953 - 1964

AFT Office of the President Records

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Identifier: LR001553
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.
Dates: 1960 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974

AFT Southern Regional Office Records

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Identifier: LR001863
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

ALPA Contracts

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Identifier: LR002541
Abstract Part 1: The ALPA Contracts are a collection of pilot contracts ALPA negotiated by airline. Ranging from 1939 with their first agreement with American Airlines, to the mid-1980s the contracts reflect the many changes the airline industry went through during ALPA’s first fifty years. Included are letters of agreements, memos of understanding, letters, mediation and arbitration agreements, and other negotiation materials. Part 2: The ALPA Contracts Part 2 are a collection of pilot...
Dates: 1939 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

ALPA Contracts: Airline Employees

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Identifier: LR002540
Abstract The ALPA Contracts: Airline Employees collection is made up of contracts for agents, clerical employees, clerks, communications employees, airline employees, flight dispatchers, flight engineers, flight instructors, flight simulator operators, flight superintendents, food service employees, maintenance employees, mechanics, meteorologists, navigators, passenger service employees, port stewards, ramp servicemen, security employees, and station employees from various U.S. airlines from the 1940s...
Dates: 1939 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1967

ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive Committee

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Identifier: LR002245
Abstract The Executive Committee (EXCO) was established in 1951 as part of the organizational restructuring of ALPA, with the first meeting occurring in 1953. The Committee worked with the president in a consultation role and was designed to execute policies made by the Board of Directors (BOD) and Executive Board (EXBD) as well as recommend policy to both bodies. In addition the Committee also determined the organizational structure of the home office, ratified staff members, and was a trustee for ALPA...
Dates: 1953 - 1992

ALPA Miami ALI MEC Records

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Identifier: LR002509
Abstract The records of the Airlift International (ALI) Master Executive Council (MEC) cover the last decade of ALI’s existence. The airline originated as Riddle Airlines and became Airlift in 1965, expanding in 1968 and buying out Slick Airways. The airline went into Chapter 11 in 1981 and reorganized but was plagued by problems for the rest of the decade. The pilots and management were at odds over collective bargaining and working agreements and the MEC spent much time negotiating contracts and...
Dates: 1981 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1987

ALPA Miami EAL MEC Records

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Identifier: LR000247_Miami
Abstract Parts 1 and 2 of the EAL MEC Records spans 30 years but focuses mainly on the last decade of Eastern’s operations. Major subjects include mergers, air safety and bankruptcy litigation.
Dates: 1960 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1990

ALPA Miami Joint Council Office Records

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Identifier: LR002510
Abstract The ALPA Miami Joint Council Office (JCO) was a regional office for ALPA Region II and councils in the Southeast United States. It was home to several Master Executive Councils (MEC) and Local Executive Councils (LEC) including: Braniff Airways MEC and Council 29, Delta Airlines Council 71, Eastern Airlines MEC and Council 18, National Airlines MEC and Councils 8 and 73, Pan American Airways (PAA) Council 10, Pan American-Grace Airways (Panagra, PNG) MEC and Councils 38 and 83 and Riddle...
Dates: 1935 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960

ALPA Publications

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Identifier: LR002495
Abstract The ALPA Publications is a collection of pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, bulletins, manuals, constitutions and by-laws, arbitration transcripts, and research reports produced by, or involving ALPA from 1933-2006. ALPA’s main publication, Air Line Pilot, is still in print and so not included here, but both ALPA national, and individual Master Executive Councils (MEC) also produced a wide variety of publications during the past 80 years which are included in this collection.
Dates: 1933 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1968

ALPA Steward and Stewardess Division Records

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Identifier: LR002252
Abstract The Steward and Stewardess Division was created by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Board of Directors in 1960 after ALPA and the Air Line Stewards and Stewardess Association (ALSSA) separated in 1959. Following the same basic structure as ALPA, the division had its own Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Executive Board, and national officers of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Initially consisting of 20 airlines and around 3,580 stewardesses, by 1969 the S&S Division...
Dates: 1949 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1971

American Federation of Teachers Research Department: Contracts

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Identifier: LR002886
Abstract The Research Department of the American Federation of Teachers is one of the oldest departments of within the AFT and this particular collection contains collective bargaining contracts negotiated by AFT affiliates and from the NEA, AAUP and other unions that represent teachers in K-16, paraprofessionals, nurses and public employees.
Dates: 1956 - 2014

Archie W. Robinson Papers

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Identifier: LP001355
Abstract Journalist Archie Robinson served as the labor editor of the Detroit News, as a press officer for the National War Labor Board, as labor editor of the U.S. News and World Report, and authored George Meany and His Times, a history of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and its president. Mr. Robinson’s papers document his career in journalism and his coverage of major labor issues.
Dates: 1927 - 1980

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

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Records

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Identifier: LR001535
Abstract The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) was founded at Demopolis, Alabama, in July, 1887 under the name of the Order of Railroad Trackmen, and eventually came to include all workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures of the railroads. Its Grand Lodge headquarters was permanently established in Detroit, Michigan in 1913, and is comprised of System Divisions or Federations, each of which has under its jurisdiction one or more railroad systems...
Dates: 1899 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Charles T. Hawkins Papers

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Identifier: LP000987
Abstract Captain Charles Hawkins was an airline pilot with Pan American Airlines (PAA) and served various terms as a representative in the the Airline Pilots Association throughout his career. His papers reflect his work as an official representative of the ALPA-PAA negotiation committees in the 1950s and 1960s.
Dates: 1956 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969

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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 19
Service Employees International Union 14
AFL-CIO 12
AFSCME 10
American Federation of Teachers 10
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Sweeney, John J. 10
Air Line Pilots Association 8
United Farm Workers 6
Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 6
General Motors Corporation 5
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 5
Shanker, Albert 5
Lucy, William, 1933- 4
United States. National Mediation Board 4
Bieber, Owen 3
Bluestone, Irving 3
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 3
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 3
Cordtz, Richard 3
Ford Motor Company 3
Meany, George, 1894-1980 3
Stern, Andy 3
United States Postal Service 3
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 3
United States. National Labor Relations Board 3
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 3
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 2
Agricultural Labor Relations Board 2
American Postal Workers Union 2
Ciampa, P.J. 2
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 2
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 2
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 2
Michigan State Employees Association 2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 2
National Education Association of the United States 2
Public Services International 2
AFL. Flat Glass Workers Union 1
AFL. Windows Glass Cutters League 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. International Convention 1
AFSCME. Judicial Panel 1
AFSCME. Local 101 (Santa Clara County, Calif.) 1
AFSCME. Local 1259 1
AFSCME. Local 1640 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
African National Congress 1
Alexander, Gabriel N., 1910- 1
American Arbitration Association 1
American Civil Liberties Union 1
American Federation of Goverment Employees 1
American Federation of Labor 1
American Federation of Teachers. Great Lakes Regional Office 1
American Federation of Teachers. Southern Regional Office 1
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 1
Bannon, Ken, 1914- 1
Barnard, John 1
Barry, Marion, 1936-2014 1
Bevona, Gus 1
Bilik, Al 1
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
Burciaga, David 1
Burrus, William 1
Burt, George, 1903- 1
Carlstrom, Lawrence 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
Chrysler Corporation 1
Church, Al 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
Collins, Joe 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
Continental Airlines 1
Cook County College Teachers Union. Local 1600 1
Cook, Victoria 1
Dailey, Ed 1
Damman, Adair 1
Davis, Carrolyn 1
DeShetler, Irwin L. 1
Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Detroit Federation of Teachers 1
Detroit Public Library 1
Detroit Typographical Union No. 18 (Mich.) 1
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 1
Dorosh, Walter 1
East Detroit Federation of Teachers. Local 698 1
East Detroit Public School District 1
Eastern Air Lines 1
Ephlin, Don 1
Fauntroy, Walter E. 1
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (U.S.) 1
Feldman, Sandra 1
Flight Engineers' International Association 1
Forchione, Dan 1
Ford, Pat (Patricia) 1
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