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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 The Organizing Department facilitates the growth of local affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers. Under the tenures of David Selden and Albert Shanker, both of whom had extensive organizing experience prior to their respective presidencies, organizing efforts ramped up significantly in the 1960s and 1970s. The AFT was the fastest growing union in the mid-1970s when organizing became a distinct department. The department provides services and resources to state and local affiliates...
Dates: 1961 - 2004
Abstract Papers covering the activities of various secretary-treasurers of the AFT. The secretary-treasurer oversees departments within the national office, collects per capita dues, responds to affiliates’ needs such as strike and collective bargaining assistance, and is closely involved with the AFT Executive Council and the AFL-CIO secretary-treasurers. Part I topics of note include organizing, segregated locals, worker education, international teacher unions, federal aid to education, and academic...
Dates: 1916 - 2005
Abstract Between 1985 and 1987, as part of an American Federation of Teachers-sponsored project, oral historian Renee Epstein interviewed leading figures in AFT on signficant aspects of their history with the union. From 2001 to 2009, AFT Archivist Dan Golodner concluded the project. Collection consists of transcripts and recordings of 29 interviews. Topics discussed in Part 1 include the rise of the militant teacher, early collective bargaining and strikes, AFT political structure, Shanker vs. Selden...
Dates: 1985-06-29 - 2009-10-26
Abstract The Cook County College Teachers Union, AFT Local 1600, began to organize the faculty of the City Colleges of Chicago in 1965 and won official recognition in 1966. This collection represents a comprehensive record of the CCCTU’s administrative operations, its meetings, strikes, and publications. Also included in the collection are news clippings, photos, videos, and various memorabilia from the CCCTU’s history. Personal and official correspondence from the CCCTU’s longtime president, Norman G....
Dates: 1966 - 2009
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 The Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors was formed in 1966 and received sole collective bargaining rights with the Detroit Board of Education in 1967. The union had between 1,300 and 1,400 members at its creation, and it continues to represent administrators and supervisors in Detroit Public Schools in regards to salaries and working conditions.In the early 1980s, the administrators were working without a contract for a brief time and they conducted a...
Dates: 1949 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1986
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 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 Lamphere Federation of Teachers, Local 1614 was chartered by the American Federation of Teachers on July 27, 1965. The local slowly grew to be the sole collective bargaining union for the district’s teachers. In 1973 the union went on strike against the district. Later that year the school board filed a lawsuit against the union seeking damages for refusing to bargain in good faith. By 1977 the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that a union could not be sued for damages.
Dates: 1973 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1985
Abstract In 1970, Dennis East and Donald Haynes of the Reuther Library and Jim Robinson of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers interviewed educator and labor leader Mary McGough, a founding member of the American Federation of Teachers local in St. Paul and co-organizer of the nation's first organized teachers' strike. Collection consists of an interview transcript. McGough discusses her background, career as an educator and administrator, and, especially, her labor involvement, including the St. Paul...
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...
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 9
- Teachers 7
- Collective bargaining --Teachers 6
- Education 6
- Collective bargaining 5
- Labor unions 4
- Michigan 4
- Strikes and lockouts 4
- Teachers' unions 4
- Oral histories 3
- School integration 3
- Transcripts 3
- Communism 2
- Student movements 2
- Teachers --Rating of 2
- Academic freedom 1
- Agency fee 1
- Bus drivers 1
- Busing for School Integration 1
- Class size 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Educational vouchers 1
- Ethical culture movement 1
- Government policy 1
- Illinois 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Lay teachers 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Nurses 1
- Pensions 1
- Public School Closing 1
- Public employees 1
- Public schools 1
- Residency requirements 1
- Salaries -- Teachers 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Teachers --Tenure 1
- Teachers Training of 1
- Vocational education 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
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- Shanker, Albert 4
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
- Detroit Public Schools 2
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Cook County College Teachers Union. Local 1600 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors 1
- East, Dennis 1
- Elliot, John 1
- Epstein, Renee 1
- Feldman, Sandra 1
- Golodner, Dan (Daniel) 1
- Haynes, Donald 1
- Hogan, Thomas F. 1
- Illinois Labor Relations Board 1
- Jablonower, Joseph, 1888-1971 1
- Kugler, Phil 1
- Lamphere Federation of Teachers. Local 1614 1
- McElroy, Edward 1
- McGough, Mary 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Minnesota Education Association 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
- National Education Association of the United States 1
- Nayman, Lou 1
- Porter, Robert 1
- Sachs Waldman (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Shabat, Oscar E. 1
- St. Paul Federation of Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
- St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
- Swenson, Norman 1
- Teachers' Union of the City of New York 1
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