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Abstract The St. Louis (Missouri) Teachers Union was organized in 1935 by Paul W. Preisler, as the Teachers Union of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Its jurisdiction extended over these separate political entities in order to include members from Washington University. In 1944 the name of the local was changed to Teacher’s Federation of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Its 1948 merger with Local 680, St. Louis Vocational Teachers’ Union, extended Local 420’s jurisdiction to include “all eligible teachers...
Dates: 1951 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1962 - 2007
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
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
Abstract Serving employees of Wayne State University, this local was originally established as a branch of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. The collection contains minutes, reports, and some correspondence. The subjects deal with internal union organization and activities.
Dates: 1957 - 1974
Abstract Files consist of correspondence, memos, reports, lists and other related materials to the unions operations. The collection contains information on contract negotiations and the Seton High School strike in 1968.
Dates: 1962 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1975
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.
The records are divided into two parts.
Dates: 1960 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974
Abstract Papers consist of correspondence, reports, organizing materials, minutes and general files. The information contains information about the AFT, actions by the executive board and issues facing various locals in Rhode Island. Important correspondence are with Carl Megel, Senator Claiborn Pell, Albert Shanker, Edward McElroy, and John Fewkes.
Dates: 1946 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1977
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
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
Scope and Content This collection is unique to anyone interested in education reforms, social justice and teacher unionism in the 1960s and 1970s. Series 1: Personal and Work Related Files, 1959-1978. The series contains correspondence, obituary and tributes about Cheng, papers from classes Cheng took, work related materials at Harvard and UCLA, white papers, union records pertaining to organizing, desegregation, budgets, convention material and negotiations files. Of note are the files on the WTU and how he and...
Dates: 1959 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1978
Abstract Part of the national American Federation of Teachers and statewide Michigan Federation of Teachers, the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, was chartered on February 28, 1945. Twenty years later, in1965, Michigan passed the Public Employee Relations Act; a law making organization and collective bargaining legal for public employees. Members of the union serve at four high schools, seven middle schools, 21 elementary schools, a community college and one early learning center within the city of...
Dates: 1939 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989
Abstract Helen Marie Newman Bowers was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on May 16, 1908. After graduating from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, she began teaching art in Detroit, Michigan in 1933 and quickly got involved with the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT), Local 231. She left the teaching profession in 1958 to become the executive secretary of the DFT. Together with DFT President Mary Ellen Riordan, Detroit teachers won collective bargaining in 1964. Helen Bowers won duty-free...
Dates: 1934 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1970
Abstract Howard Hursey was a national representative for the American Federation of Teachers. This collection documents his time as an organizer from the 1960s through the early 1970s. The American Federation of Teachers experienced huge growth in membership during this time and the collection represents this and the strain on AFT workers. Mostly Hursey organized in the Southern United States, but there are materials from Los Angeles and Illinois and points in-between. The correspondences contain...
Dates: 1961 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1974
Abstract The Kansas City Federation of Teachers, Local 691 of the American Federation of Teachers, represents classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, security officers, and school nurses in Kansas City, Missouri. Part I consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, and publications documenting negotiations, strikes and grievances. There is also information on integration, education reform issues and the rivalry between the AFT and the National Education...
Dates: 1942 - 2005
Abstract Mary Ellen Riordan (1920-2010) was president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1960-1981. In 1965, teachers and the school board signed their first contract, only the third teacher contract in the country. Riordan also guided the Detroit Federation of Teachers through three strikes, the Detroit Public Schools desegregation case Bradley v. Milliken, and agency fee case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. In addition to her work with DFT, she served on the AFT Executive Council as...
Dates: 1920 - 2004
Abstract MIke Kerwin moved to Detroit in 1950 and began work at American Metal Products Co. which led to his membership with the UAW Local 174. Mike Kerwin also served as an Editor of the Local 174 newsletter, Union Voice. After 3 years in this position and becoming increasingly involved in Local 174’s Education Committee, Kerwin began working directly for the UAW as a Technician in the Education Department. Kerwin worked in the UAW Education Department for most of his career, creating educational...
Dates: 1920 - 1965
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...
Dates: 1934 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975
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
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
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...
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
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 9
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
Abstract The United Educators of San Francisco formed in 1989 after a merger of the local American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association chapters. The Union represents teachers and paraprofessionals in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Prior to the merger, membership was split between the two unions - AFT Local 61 San Francisco Federation of Teachers, and the NEA affiliated San Francisco Classroom Teachers Association - and a large number of teachers opted out of...
Dates: 1942 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1956 - 2009
- Education 12
- Collective bargaining -- Teachers 11
- Collective bargaining 9
- School integration 8
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 7
- Teachers 5
- Busing for School Integration 4
- Labor unions 4
- Academic freedom 3
- Class size 3
- Communism 3
- Education, Higher 3
- Salaries -- Teachers 3
- Segregation in education 3
- Strikes and lockouts 3
- Collective bargaining -- College teachers 2
- Collective bargaining -- Education 2
- Collective labor agreements 2
- Community and school 2
- Contract negotiations 2
- Curriculum 2
- Desegregation 2
- Desegregation in Education 2
- Educational reform 2
- Health care workers 2
- Labor 2
- Labor education 2
- Michigan 2
- Michigan -- Politics and government 2
- Political Action 2
- Public employees 2
- Student movements 2
- Teacher educators 2
- Teachers -- Rating of 2
- Teachers -- Tenure 2
- Teachers' unions 2
- Vocational education 2
- Agency fee 1
- Asian American history and culture 1
- Cincinnati Public Schools 1
- City planning 1
- Civil rights 1
- Civil rights -- America 1
- Classroom management 1
- Collective bargaining -- Government employees 1
- Collective bargaining Nursing 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Education -- Parent participation 1
- Education, Bilingual 1
- Education, Primary 1
- Education, Secondary 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Elections -- United States 1
- Equal rights amendments 1
- Ethnic groups -- United States 1
- Government policy 1
- Graduate Employee Unions 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Health insurance 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor laws and legislation 1
- Labor literature 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 1
- Labor unions -- Mergers 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Lay teachers 1
- Local elections 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Merit pay 1
- Nurses 1
- Oregon 1
- Parochial school unions 1
- Pensions 1
- Public School Closing 1
- Public schools 1
- Radicalism 1
- Residency requirements 1
- Retired teachers 1
- School Violence 1
- School employees 1
- Socialism 1
- Teacher testing 1
- Teachers Training of 1
- Universities and colleges -- Faculty 1
- Urban development 1
- Wages 1
- Win-Win Collective Bargaining 1
- Women's rights 1
- Work environment 1 ∧ view less
- American Federation of Teachers 12
- Shanker, Albert 5
- National Education Association of the United States 4
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
- Detroit Public Schools 2
- 15th District Democrats 1
- AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 1
- American Association of University Professors 1
- American Association of University Professors. Wayne State University Chapter 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Southern Regional Office 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Cheng, Charles 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Dubose, Demosthenes 1
- East Detroit Federation of Teachers. Local 698 1
- East Detroit Public School District 1
- Elliot, John 1
- Feldman, Sandra 1
- Hursey, Howard 1
- International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 174 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Education Department. 1
- Kansas City Federation of Teachers 1
- Kerwin, Michael W. 1
- Kugler, Phil 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Michigan State AFL-CIO 1
- Mississippi Freedom Schools 1
- Missouri ERA Coalition 1
- New American Movement (Organization) 1
- Nielson, Robert 1
- Oregon Federation of Teachers 1
- Porter, Robert 1
- Rhode Island Federation of Teachers 1
- Roth, Herrick S., 1916- 1
- Sachs Waldman (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Serve Our Schools 1
- Sexton, Brendan, 1911-1988 1
- Shelley, Joan-Marie 1
- St. Louis Teachers Union (Saint Louis, Mo.) 1
- United Educators of San Francisco 1
- Wayne State University Federation of Teachers. Local 1295 1 ∧ view less
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