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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 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 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 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 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
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
- Collective bargaining -- Teachers 11
- Education 9
- Collective bargaining 7
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 7
- School integration 6
- Teachers 5
- Busing for School Integration 3
- Class size 3
- Education, Higher 3
- Labor unions 3
- Salaries -- Teachers 3
- Segregation in education 3
- Academic freedom 2
- Collective bargaining -- College teachers 2
- Collective labor agreements 2
- Communism 2
- Community and school 2
- Curriculum 2
- Desegregation in Education 2
- Health care workers 2
- Michigan 2
- Strikes and lockouts 2
- Student movements 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
- Civil rights 1
- Civil rights -- America 1
- Classroom management 1
- Collective bargaining Nursing 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Desegregation 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Education -- Parent participation 1
- Education, Bilingual 1
- Education, Primary 1
- Education, Secondary 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Educational reform 1
- Equal rights amendments 1
- Government policy 1
- Graduate Employee Unions 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Health insurance 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor laws and legislation 1
- Lay teachers 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Merit pay 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Nurses 1
- Oregon 1
- Pensions 1
- Political Action 1
- Public School Closing 1
- Public employees 1
- Public schools 1
- Residency requirements 1
- Retired teachers 1
- School Violence 1
- Teacher educators 1
- Teacher testing 1
- Teachers Training of 1
- Universities and colleges -- Faculty 1
- Win-Win Collective Bargaining 1
- Work environment 1 ∧ view less
- American Federation of Teachers 9
- Shanker, Albert 3
- National Education Association of the United States 2
- 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
- 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
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 1
- Detroit Public Schools 1
- Dubose, Demosthenes 1
- East Detroit Federation of Teachers. Local 698 1
- East Detroit Public School District 1
- Elliot, John 1
- Hursey, Howard 1
- Kansas City Federation of Teachers 1
- Kugler, Phil 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 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
- 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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