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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 These records represent roughly a decade’s worth of general business including correspondence with state offices, meeting minutes, conference materials, policy documents and other items relevant to educational issues and topics for locals under the Northeast Regional Office. There is also valuable information on Education Alternatives Inc in Hartford, Connecticut and in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dates: 1975 - 1999
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 Mr. Jablonower began teaching in the New York Public School System in 1910. The trial of three New York teachers (1917-18) led Mr. Jablonower to join other teachers founding the New York City Teachers Union, associated with the New York Teachers Guild and the American Federation of Teachers. His papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on his appointment to the Board of Examiners (1938); the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture; his aid to European refugees, and...
Dates: 1936 - 1968
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 Labor Notes (officially titled the Labor Education and Research Project) is a media and organizing project for union rank and file activists based out of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for their self-titled monthly magazine, Labor Notes also publishes books, hosts a bi-annual conference, and runs organizing workshops and seminars for Union locals throughout North America. Since 1979 they have served an important networking and organizing role in the labor community, working to strengthen the...
Dates: 1965 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1999
Abstract Livonia Education Association was founded in 1945. The collection contains information from 1945 to 1968. It contains information on two strikes that the association had in the 1960s as well as general office files and organization files. Grievances are may contain information relevant to the issues of the strikes.
Dates: 1945 - 1968
Abstract These papers reflect Miss Wheeler's career as a vice-president of the AFT, and as an officer of the West Suburban Teachers Union (Chicago area) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other documents are included. Among the topics are professional standards for teachers, retirement plans, and negotiations and strikes by teachers.
Dates: 1938 - 1967
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; political education; Detroit government and politics; Detroit Federation of Labor; school desegregation; health and hospital services; Histadrut; labor education; Wayne County government
Dates: 1920 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1984
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 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 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
Abstract William Simons began his career as a high school teacher when he joined the black American Federation of Teachers union in Washington D.C. A year later the local was integrated and Simons served in several positions before assuming the presidency, a position he would hold until his retirement in 1991. He also served as an officer in the national organization as part of the Progressive and United Action caucuses and was involved in Democratic Party politics. His papers document his career with...
Dates: 1906 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1989
- Education 14
- Strikes and lockouts 9
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 8
- Labor unions 7
- Collective bargaining --Teachers 6
- School integration 6
- Collective bargaining 4
- Teachers 4
- Communism 3
- Michigan 3
- Busing for School Integration 2
- Class size 2
- Politics, Practical 2
- Salaries -- Teachers 2
- Student movements 2
- Teachers --Rating of 2
- Teachers' unions 2
- Academic freedom 1
- African Americans 1
- Civil rights 1
- Classroom management 1
- Collective bargaining -- Government employees 1
- Collective labor agreements 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Education -- Privatization 1
- Education, Bilingual 1
- Education, Secondary 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Ethical culture movement 1
- Government policy 1
- Health care employees 1
- International labor activities 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor disputes 1
- Labor education 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions -- Mergers 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Lay teachers 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Nurses 1
- Oral histories 1
- Parochial school unions 1
- Pensions 1
- Political Action 1
- Poverty 1
- Professional Identity 1
- Public School Closing 1
- Public employees 1
- Public schools 1
- Residency requirements 1
- School Violence 1
- School boards 1
- Segregation in education 1
- Teacher educators 1
- Teachers --Tenure 1
- Teachers Training of 1
- Transcripts 1
- Vocational education 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Women's rights 1
- Work environment 1 ∧ view less
- American Federation of Teachers 10
- Shanker, Albert 4
- National Education Association of the United States 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Northeast Regional Office 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Bartlett, Lynn M. (Lynn Mahlon), 1904-1970 1
- Billups, Lovely H. 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 1
- Detroit Public Schools 1
- Dzendzel, Raymond 1
- Elliot, John 1
- Hogan, Thomas F. 1
- Hursey, Howard 1
- Jablonower, Joseph, 1888-1971 1
- Kansas City Federation of Teachers 1
- Kirkland, Lane 1
- Labor Education & Research Project (U.S.) 1
- Labor Notes 1
- Levin, Sander 1
- Livonia Education Association 1
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Mississippi Freedom Schools 1
- Moody, Kim 1
- New York State United Teachers 1
- Parker, Mike 1
- Rhode Island Federation of Teachers 1
- Sachs Waldman (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Shelley, Joan-Marie 1
- Slaughter, Jane, 1949- 1
- Teachers' Union of the City of New York 1
- Turner, Tom 1
- United Educators of San Francisco 1
- United Federation of Teachers 1
- Wheeler, Mary R. 1 ∧ view less
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