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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...
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.
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.
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...
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 J. William Rioux was the president of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1967-1973, prior to which he worked for the U.S. Department of Education. He was a native of Detroit and received his Ed. D. at Wayne State University. During his time at Merrill-Palmer he worked to diversify the student body, establish a graduate degree program, work with urban youth, and bring more students into the program. He also emphasized dissemination and publication of research by Merrill-Palmer faculty and...
Abstract Dr. Michael D. Usdan was president of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1974-1977. Educated at Brown University and Teachers College at Columbia University, Usdan worked as a professor at City University of New York before joining Merrill-Palmer. He published widely, writing mainly on educational politics. His records document his work on urban and lower income youth in the Detroit area, as well as research and conferences focusing on urban poor, parent-child relationships and the impact of...
Abstract Dr. Pauline Park Wilson Knapp was the president and director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute from 1952-1967. Knapp received her B.S. in Home Economics from the University of Kentucky and M.A. and Ph. D in Psychology from Columbia University. She established the first Child Development Center in Georgia in 1928, was head of the Department of Family and Life at the University of Alabama from 1941-45 and the Dean of the School of Home Economics at the University of Georgia from 1946-52. In...
Abstract Dr. William Wakefield McKee was with the Merrill-Palmer Institute for 30 years in a variety of roles. He began as a faculty member in 1953, became Vice-President in 1957 and served as Acting-President during the 1973-73 school year, eventually retiring in 1983. McKee received his B. A. from the University of North Carolina, his B. D. from Yale Divinity School, a S. T. M. from Union Theological Seminary, NY, and his Ph. D. from Yale. Prior to coming to Merrill-Palmer he worked for the YMCA, the...
Abstract The Merrill-Palmer Institute was founded in 1920 by an endowment from Lizzie Merrill Palmer. Throughout its 61years of independent operation, the Institute was greatly respected and internationally known as one of the top institutions for education, training and research in Child Development. Merrill-Palmer staff conducted and published studies on families and children, operated a nursery school, children’s camps and clubs, offered marriage and family counseling, and performed community service...
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...
Scope and Content Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59, 1938-1987. Publications and correspondence.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Abstract The Utica Federation of Teachers Local 1448 records consist of materials that describe beginning stages of this local in Southeast Michigan in the early 1960s and trying to gain a presence in the Utica school district to challenge the Utica Education Association to represent teachers.
Abstract These records of the WSU English Department represent material accrued in three accession dates: 1978, 1979, and 1988. The arrangement of folders reflects these different accessions, so that similar subjects may appear in multiple places in the collection. The records include deliberations of major committees on policy, personnel and curriculum, as well as student requirements and activities on the undergraduate and graduate level. With these records, researchers could track changes in...
Abstract The Detroit Normal Training School was founded in 1881 by the Detroit Board of Education in order to train teachers for Detroit's public schools. The Normal School was renamed the Detroit Teachers College in 1920; in 1933, the Detroit Teachers College became the College of Education of the newly formed Wayne University.
- Subject: Teachers X
- American Federation of Teachers 23
- Shanker, Albert 8
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 5
- Wayne State University 5
- McElroy, Edward 3
- National Education Association of the United States 3
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
- Detroit Public Schools 2
- Feldman, Sandra 2
- Kugler, Phil 2
- Porter, Robert 2
- Skillman Center for Children 2
- United Federation of Teachers 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. Convention 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Executive Council. Meeting 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Great Lakes Regional Office 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Bartlett, Lynn M. (Lynn Mahlon), 1904-1970 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 Normal Training School (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors 1
- Detroit Teachers College 1
- Dubose, Demosthenes 1
- Dzendzel, Raymond 1
- East Detroit Federation of Teachers. Local 698 1
- East Detroit Public School District 1
- East, Dennis 1
- Elliot, John 1
- Epstein, Renee 1
- Fildaro, Ann 1
- Golodner, Dan (Daniel) 1
- Haynes, Donald 1
- Hill, Howard 1
- Hogan, Thomas F. 1
- Howe, Ray A. 1
- Hursey, Howard 1
- Illinois Labor Relations Board 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- Jablonower, Joseph, 1888-1971 1
- Kansas City Federation of Teachers 1
- Kikta, Raymond 1
- Knapp, Pauline Park Wilson 1
- Lamphere Federation of Teachers. Local 1614 1
- Levin, Sander 1
- Livonia Education Association 1
- Marec, Ronald 1
- McGough, Mary 1
- McKee, William Wakefield, Dr. 1
- Meister, Gerry 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Minneapolis Federation of Teachers. Local 59 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) 1
- Minnesota Education Association 1
- Mississippi Freedom Schools 1
- Missouri ERA Coalition 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
- Nayman, Lou 1
- New American Movement (Organization) 1
- Nielson, Robert 1
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Oregon Federation of Teachers 1
- Rhode Island Federation of Teachers 1
- Rioux, J. William 1
- Roth, Herrick S., 1916- 1
- Sachs Waldman (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Shabat, Oscar E. 1
- Shelley, Joan-Marie 1
- Springfield Federation of Teachers. Local 484 1
- St. Louis Teachers Union (Saint Louis, Mo.) 1
- St. Paul Federation of Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
- St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1
- State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio 1
- Swenson, Norman 1
- Teachers' Union of the City of New York 1
- United Educators of San Francisco 1
- Utica Federation of Teachers. Local 1448 (Utica, Mich.) 1
- Vargo, Joseph 1
- Washington Labor for Peace 1
- Wayne State University Federation of Teachers. Local 1295 1
- Wayne State University. College of Education 1
- Wayne State University. Labor Studies Center 1 ∧ view less
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