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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 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 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 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 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 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
- Collective bargaining -- Teachers 8
- Education 5
- Collective bargaining 4
- School integration 4
- Teachers 3
- Class size 2
- Michigan 2
- Salaries -- Teachers 2
- Teachers -- Rating of 2
- Teachers' unions 2
- Academic freedom 1
- Agency fee 1
- Bus drivers 1
- Busing for School Integration 1
- Classroom management 1
- Education, Bilingual 1
- Education, Secondary 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Educational vouchers 1
- Government policy 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor unions 1
- Lay teachers 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Nurses 1
- Oral histories 1
- Pensions 1
- Political Action 1
- Public School Closing 1
- Public employees 1
- Public schools 1
- Residency requirements 1
- School Violence 1
- Segregation in education 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Student movements 1
- Teacher educators 1
- Teachers Training of 1
- Transcripts 1
- Vocational education 1
- Work environment 1 ∧ view less
- American Federation of Teachers 7
- Shanker, Albert 3
- National Education Association of the United States 2
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- Ballard, James 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Detroit Public Schools 1
- Elliot, John 1
- Epstein, Renee 1
- Feldman, Sandra 1
- Golodner, Dan (Daniel) 1
- Hursey, Howard 1
- Kansas City Federation of Teachers 1
- Kugler, Phil 1
- Lamphere Federation of Teachers. Local 1614 1
- McElroy, Edward 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Mississippi Freedom Schools 1
- Nayman, Lou 1
- Porter, Robert 1
- Rhode Island Federation of Teachers 1
- Sachs Waldman (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Shelley, Joan-Marie 1
- United Educators of San Francisco 1 ∧ view less
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