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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 The American Federation of Teachers is a labor union representing primary and secondary school teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty, professional staff, and nurses and other health care professionals. Regional offices fall under the auspices of the Department of Organizing and are responsible for organizing efforts and other assistance to local and state federations. The Great Lakes Region includes Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, West Virginia, and Indiana. The...
Dates: 1970 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2002
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 The Ohio Federation of Teachers is a state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and represents primary and secondary school teachers, college and university professors, adjuncts, graduate and student workers, and support staff. The AFT established the Ohio State Federation of Teachers as their first experimental state federation in 1933, which was later officially chartered in 1938. Many locals did not affiliate with the state organization until 1968 when the AFT began to require...
Dates: 1938 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1961 - 2010
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 The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 and immediately made the American Teacher, published by the New York City Teachers Union, as its official organ. Since then the AFT has published numerous publications that range from organizing tools to professional development materials for its members. It has also published materials dealing with the labor movement, tenure, civil and human rights as well as teaching tools. Official publications of the AFT also spoke directly to the...
Dates: 1865 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
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 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 Gerry Meister joined the San Francisco Federation of Teachers (SFFT) Local 61 in 1963 and became a Building Rep in George Washington High School where she remained until retirement in 2001. During her time with the SFFT, she participated heavily in activism and the organization of several major strikes during the late 1960s and 1970s. Gerry played a role in the bargaining wars until the two unions merged November 6, 1989 to create the United Educators of San Francisco. The Meister’s papers are...
Dates: 1971 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1988
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 Howard Hill was a school teacher at Weaver High School in Hartford Connecticut school system for 32 years. He was past president of the Connecticut State Federation of Teachers, and a charter member of the West Hartford Regents. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Hartford. Mr. Hill was elected vice president of the CSFT in 1956 and president in 1958-1961. He continued to be active with the Hartford teachers union and participated in its strike. Hill died in 1995 at the age of 88. The...
Dates: 1959 - 1964
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 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 Ray Howe was born 30 July 1921. After serving in the Korean conflict, Howe married and began teaching at Lowrey Junior High School in Dearborn Michigan and from 1955-1959 he taught at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn. In 1959 Howe was elected president of the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, Local 681, American Federation of Teachers and served till 1961. Howe began working for the Dearborn Public Schools in the late 1960s in various positions, from principal to deputy superintendent. He took...
Dates: 1959 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974
- Collective bargaining --Teachers 20
- Collective bargaining 11
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 11
- Education 9
- Teachers 7
- School integration 6
- Michigan 5
- Labor unions 4
- Strikes and lockouts 4
- Academic freedom 3
- Busing for School Integration 3
- Class size 3
- Collective bargaining--College teachers 3
- Education, Higher 3
- Salaries -- Teachers 3
- Segregation in education 3
- Teachers' unions 3
- Agency fee 2
- Collective labor agreements 2
- Communism 2
- Community and school 2
- Curriculum 2
- Desegregation in Education 2
- Educational vouchers 2
- Health care workers 2
- Labor laws and legislation 2
- Nurses 2
- Public employees 2
- School Violence 2
- Student movements 2
- Teachers --Rating of 2
- Teachers --Tenure 2
- Vocational education 2
- Asian American history and culture 1
- Bus drivers 1
- Career development 1
- Charter schools 1
- Cincinnati Public Schools 1
- Civil rights 1
- Civil rights--America 1
- Classroom management 1
- Collective bargaining Nursing 1
- Connecticut 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Dearborn (Mich.) 1
- Desegregation 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Education, Bilingual 1
- Education, Primary 1
- Education, Secondary 1
- Education--Parent participation 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Educational reform 1
- Equal rights amendments 1
- Government policy 1
- Graduate Employee Unions 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Health care employees 1
- Health insurance 1
- Hospitals -- Employees 1
- Illinois 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Lay teachers 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Merit pay 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Nursing 1
- Oral histories 1
- Oregon 1
- Peer review 1
- Pensions 1
- Political Action 1
- Public School Closing 1
- Public schools 1
- Residency requirements 1
- Retired teachers 1
- Retirees 1
- Right to work 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Teacher educators 1
- Teacher testing 1
- Teachers Training of 1
- Transcripts 1
- Universities and colleges --Faculty 1
- Win-Win Collective Bargaining 1
- Work environment 1 ∧ view less
- American Federation of Teachers 17
- Shanker, Albert 7
- McElroy, Edward 3
- National Education Association of the United States 3
- Feldman, Sandra 2
- Kugler, Phil 2
- Porter, Robert 2
- AFT Ohio (Ohio Federation of Teachers) 1
- American Association of University Professors 1
- American Association of University Professors. Wayne State University Chapter 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Great Lakes Regional Office 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
- Cook County College Teachers Union. Local 1600 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Dearborn Public Schools 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
- Epstein, Renee 1
- Golodner, Dan (Daniel) 1
- Hill, Howard 1
- Howe, Ray A. 1
- Hursey, Howard 1
- Illinois Labor Relations Board 1
- Kansas City Federation of Teachers 1
- Kikta, Raymond 1
- Lamphere Federation of Teachers. Local 1614 1
- Marec, Ronald 1
- Meister, Gerry 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Mississippi Freedom Schools 1
- Missouri ERA Coalition 1
- Nayman, Lou 1
- New American Movement (Organization) 1
- Nielson, Robert 1
- Oregon Federation of Teachers 1
- Rhode Island Federation of Teachers 1
- Roth, Herrick S., 1916- 1
- Sachs Waldman (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Shabat, Oscar E. 1
- Shelley, Joan-Marie 1
- St. Louis Teachers Union (Saint Louis, Mo.) 1
- State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio 1
- Swenson, Norman 1
- United Educators of San Francisco 1
- Utica Federation of Teachers. Local 1448 (Utica, Mich.) 1
- Vargo, Joseph 1
- Wayne State University Federation of Teachers. Local 1295 1 ∧ view less
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