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NALC Office of the President: Vincent Sombrotto Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001915
Abstract Vincent R. Sombrotto was elected the 16th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1978, serving nearly 24 years until his retirement in December 2002. Bolstered by the rank and file movement in the early 1970s, Sombrotto was overwhelmingly elected president following the adoption of reforms he advocated to make the union leadership more responsive to its members. His accomplishments included wage increases, improving working conditions, passing reform of the Hatch...
Dates: 1971 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1996 - 2002

Oregon Federation of Teachers Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001598
Abstract The Oregon Federation of Teachers Collection includes both the papers of the OFT and the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP). The OFT was chartered in June 1952 and during that decade was successful in securing teacher tenure laws. During the 1960s and 1970s the OFT grew in size by organizing more workers in K-12, community college and higher education in faculty, nurses and classified positions. In the 1990s the OFT changed its’ name by convention to the Oregon...
Dates: 1974 - 2004

Ray Howe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002130
Abstract Ray Howe was born 30 July 1921. After serving in the Korean conflict, Howe married and began teaching at Lowrey Junior High School in Dearborn Michigan and from 1955-1959 he taught at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn. In 1959 Howe was elected president of the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, Local 681, American Federation of Teachers and served till 1961. Howe began working for the Dearborn Public Schools in the late 1960s in various positions, from principal to deputy superintendent. He took...
Dates: 1959 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974

Robert Nielsen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001828
Abstract Dr. Robert M. Nielsen was born in Nebraska in 1933. Dr. Nielsen became a professor of mathematics at the University of Delaware. In the late 1960s he was the co-founder of the AFT local for faculty at the university and was president from 1969-1973. In 1973 Nielsen became director of the AFT’s colleges and universities department in which he took both aspects of academic professionalism and union professionalism into creating a strong and viable department within the AFT. Dr. Nielsen was...
Dates: 1967 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1983

Sachs Waldman: Detroit Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR002633
Abstract The law firm Sachs Waldman, Professional Corporation started in October 13, 1922 by Nicholas J. Rothe, considered by many as the first union labor lawyer in Michigan grew to represent the best interest of unions and workers. In 1951 Theodore Sachs joined the firm and was considered one of the best appellate attorneys in the country, under his leadership the firm grew in clientele and personnel. In 1965, the law firm began to specialize in public sector labor and began to represent those unions...
Dates: 1967-2007

SEIU Communications Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001885
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

SEIU Education Department Records

 Collection
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 Executive Vice President's Office: Patricia Ford Records

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Identifier: LR002423
Abstract In 1973, Pat Ford, then a clerical worker at Alameda County Hospital, aided in the creation of Local 616 by affiliating the 4000-member association with SEIU. Ford held various leadership positions in Local 616, including president (the Local’s first African-American woman president), and Executive Director. In addition to Ford’s service to Local 616, in 1996 she was elected as SEIU Executive Vice President, and reelected in 2000. During her tenure with SEIU, Ford helped to found the Caucus of...
Dates: 1997 - 2005; Majority of material found within 2002 - 2004

SEIU Healthcare Division Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001889
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

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 32B-32J Records

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Identifier: LR001893
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

SEIU Local 517M Records

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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 Research Department Records

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Identifier: LR001884
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

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

Stuart Strachan Papers

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Identifier: LP000556
Abstract Stuart Strachan held several positions in the United Auto Workers Locals 615 and 174, throughout his career. His papers reflect UAW activities at the time, both local and national.
Dates: 1935 - 1940; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1940

Tom Mooney Papers

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Identifier: LP002071
Abstract Tom Mooney was born September 12, 1954 in Albany, New York. Mooney attended Guardian Angel’s Catholic School and McNicholas High School in Cincinnati and then Antioch College from 1970-1973 focusing on political science and teaching. In high school, Mooney became involved in the United Farm Workers boycott committee in Cincinnati, becoming one of the lead volunteers. This exposed him to social justice and radical political ideas. At Antioch he set up a boycott office and surrounded himself in...
Dates: 1959 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1982

Tom Mooney Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP000603
Abstract Radical union activist Tom Mooney was a member of the International Molders Union (IMU) and the Socialist Party. Mr. Mooney was convicted of participating in the San Francisco Preparedness Day bombing of 1916, which resulted in 10 deaths, but was later pardoned after 20 years of imprisonment. Mr. Mooney’s papers consist of copies of correspondence between Mr. Mooney and IMU member, E. A. Carlson, and a series of articles related to the Mooney legal case, radicalism and the West Coast labor...
Dates: 1914 - 1919

UAW Chrysler Department Records

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Identifier: LR000106
Abstract The UAW Chrysler Department was formed in the year following the tumultuous sit-down strikes of 1937. Responsible of the department included planning, developing, negotiating, and administering collective bargaining agreements for Chrysler workers in the United States and Canada. The records of the department reflect its administration and activities and largely include the files of Arthur Hughes, an administrative assistant and assistant director in the department from 1940-1978.
Dates: 1938 - 1985

UAW Ford Department Records

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Identifier: LR000105
Abstract The UAW signed its first contract with Ford Motor Company in 1941 after years of confrontation between labor and management. They achieved many gains for Ford employees, including a pension plan, health care benefits, workplace health and safety protection, skilled trades recognition, a shortened work week, more paid days off, supplemental unemployment benefits, and a guaranteed annual income credit. Their records document department affairs under the leadership of Richard Leonard and Ken...
Dates: 1941 - 1981

UAW Local 53 Records

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Identifier: LR000243
Abstract United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (AFL-CIO) Local 53 represented the workers at Automatic Division of Yale and Towne Industries. The records reflect the local's militant stance towards company-worker relations, demonstrating an evolution of grievance procedures and contract negotiations.
Dates: 1957 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1964

UAW Local 80 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000008
Abstract Records of the United Auto Workers Local 80 reflect its administration and activities in the Detroit area.
Dates: 1940 - 1969

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American Federation of Teachers 24
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Service Employees International Union 14
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AFSCME 11
Shanker, Albert 10
Sweeney, John J. 10
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 7
Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 7
United Farm Workers 6
United States. National Mediation Board 6
General Motors Corporation 5
National Education Association of the United States 5
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 5
Lucy, William, 1933- 4
United States Postal Service 4
United States. Civil Aeronautics Board 4
United States. National Labor Relations Board 4
Bieber, Owen 3
Bluestone, Irving 3
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 3
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 3
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 3
Cordtz, Richard 3
Feldman, Sandra 3
Ford Motor Company 3
McElroy, Edward 3
Meany, George, 1894-1980 3
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 3
Porter, Robert 3
Stern, Andy 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
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 2
Ciampa, P.J. 2
Continental Airlines 2
Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
Eastern Air Lines 2
Flight Engineers' International Association 2
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 2
Kugler, Phil 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
Public Services International 2
Texas Air Corporation 2
United States. National Transportation Safety Board 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
AFT Ohio (Ohio Federation of Teachers) 1
African National Congress 1
Alexander, Gabriel N., 1910- 1
American Arbitration Association 1
American Association of University Professors 1
American Association of University Professors. Wayne State University Chapter 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. Local 1175 (Alaska) 1
American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
American Federation of Teachers. Southern Regional Office 1
American Nurses Association 1
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 1
Ballard, James 1
Bannon, Ken, 1914- 1
Barnard, John 1
Barry, Marion, 1936-2014 1
Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
Bevona, Gus 1
Bilik, Al 1
Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
Burciaga, David 1
Burrus, William 1
Burt, George, 1903- 1
California Teachers Association 1
Carlstrom, Lawrence 1
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
Cheng, Charles 1
Chrysler Corporation 1
Church, Al 1
Cincinnati Federation of Teachers. Local 1520 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
Collins, Joe 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
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