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Adair Damman Papers

 Collection
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 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

 Collection
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

AFT Great Lakes Regional Office Records

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Erica Harris Papers

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Identifier: LR002000
Abstract Erica Harris worked as a trainer and organizer for SEIU in Georgia and Michigan between 2004 and 2008. These records represent Erica Harris’s work with SEIU from roughly 2004-2008. The majority of the material focuses on her work with SEIU Homecare Michigan and the Michigan Quality Home Care Campaign. To a lesser extent, her activities with Local 1985 in Atlanta, the Barack Obama campaign in Ohio, and other regional campaigns are also represented. The major themes of this collection are...
Dates: 1975 - 2009

Irwin L. DeShetler Papers

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Identifier: LP000301
Abstract Material collected by Mr. DeShetler as secretary-treasurer of the AFL Flat Glass Workers Union (1935-37), president of the CIO Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Sand Workers (1939-42), CIO regional director of southern California (1946-52), CIO assistant regional director of Region 13 (1952-55), AFL-CIO assistant regional director of Region 22 (1955-68) and National AFL-CIO coordinator for Farm Workers (1968-71). Various activities of the Glass Workers Union, such as Executive Board meetings...
Dates: 1928 - 1984

Jewell Mills Papers

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Identifier: LP000287
Abstract Jewell Mills was active in organizing the Utica Federation of Teachers and was a vice president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. This collection contains issues surrounding teacher bargaining in the mid-1960s.
Dates: 1962 - 1968

Larry Carlstrom Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 9
Identifier: LOH002270
Abstract Professor of history John Barnard interviewed union official Lawrence "Larry" Carlstrom in 1997. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Carlstrom covers UAW organizing and collective bargaining in automobile and farm machinery plants in Wisconsin and Illinois, especially during the 1930s and 1940s.
Dates: 1997-03-07

SEIU Education Department Records

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Identifier: LR001930
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

SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records

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Identifier: LR001542
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

SEIU International Affairs Records

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Identifier: LR001871
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. While most of SEIU’s members reside in the United States, the SEIU is an international union with members and affiliates in countries all over the world. The records of SEIU’s International Affairs Department document the SEIU’s relationships with companies, unions,...
Dates: 1985 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1998

SEIU Local 31-M Records

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Identifier: LR001868
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

SEIU Local 517M Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002459
Abstract Two SEIU Michigan locals, Local 517M and Local 591, created the materials found within this collection. Local 591 represented multiple school districts within the state of Michigan and in January 2005, Local 591 merged into Local 517M. Local 517M primarily represented public employees working for the state of Michigan and previously merged with Local 31M in 2002. Local 517M is still active today, and as such, this collection will likely continue to grow. Materials in this collection...
Dates: 1976 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2005

SEIU Publications

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Identifier: LR002452
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

SEIU Secretary-Treasurer's Office: Richard Cordtz Records

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Identifier: LR001887
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

State Workers Organizing Committee Records

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Identifier: LR001948
Abstract The State Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) was a semi-caucus and political movement that worked within several unions, including the Welfare Employees Union (WUE), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA), and the United Auto Workers (UAW) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. SWOC was born from within the WEU and served as an activist organization that played a key role in establishing local union chapters,...
Dates: 1973 - 1985

UAW Local 239 Records

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Identifier: LR000353
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 239 serviced General Motors plant employees in Baltimore, MD. The records of the local reflect its activities as representative of Fisher Body Plant workers, before they merged with Local 678, Chevrolet assembly operations.
Dates: 1948 - 1969

UAW Local 417 Records

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Identifier: LR000715
Abstract UAW Local 417 was chartered in 1945. The original charter was issued to Great Lakes Greyhound Garage in Birmingham, Michigan. An amalgamated local, its membership comes primarily from auto parts companies in Detroit's northern suburbs: Clawson, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Troy, Ferndale and Sterling Heights. Dean Spooner became President of the Local in 1963, and remained in office for the remainder of the period covered by this collection. Subjects include: auto parts plants in Detroit's...
Dates: 1954 - 1983

UAW Local 833 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000377
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 833 has had divisive history between workers at the Kohler Co. in Kohler, WI and their employers. First organized in 1933 by the American Federation of Labor, workers were soon embroiled in a jurisdictional dispute with a company-formed union, the Kohler Workers' Association (KWA). Following a strike, the KWA won the bid from the NLRB to represent workers, but leadership soon became dissatisfied and voted in 1952 to join the UAW.
Dates: 1897 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1960

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United States. National Labor Relations Board 2
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African National Congress 1
Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
American Arbitration Association 1
American Federation of Labor 1
American Federation of Teachers. Great Lakes Regional Office 1
Barnard, John 1
Bluestone, Irving 1
Carlstrom, Lawrence 1
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
Church, Al 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
Collins, Joe 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
Cook, Victoria 1
Dailey, Ed 1
Damman, Adair 1
DeShetler, Irwin L. 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Detroit Federation of Teachers 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Glenn, Elinor 1
Harris, Erica 1
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 1
International Labour Organization 1
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 833 (Sheboygan Falls, Wis.) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 239 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 1
Kubista, Roy 1
Lucy, William, 1933- 1
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 1
McElroy, Edward 1
McEntee, William J. (William Joseph), 1903- 1
McFetridge, William 1
Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
Michigan State Employees Association 1
Michigan. Department of Social Services 1
Mills, Jewel 1
Mire, Joseph 1
National Education Association of the United States 1
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 1
Public Services International 1
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
Service Employees International Union. Local 31-M 1
Service Employees International Union. Local 517M (Detroit, Mich.) 1
Service Employees International Union. Local 591 1
Service Employees International Union. Local 79 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
Shanker, Albert 1
State Workers Organizing Committee 1
United Farm Workers 1
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964. 1
United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX. 1
United States.. Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management 1
Welfare Employees Union 1
Women's Equity Action League 1
World Bank 1
Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 1
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