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Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 4
Abstract In 2009, Mike Smith interviewed James H. Rademacher, a longtime president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) who oversaw the creation of the United States Postal Service (USPS) as an independent postal authority. Collection consists of an interview audio recording and transcript. Rademacher recounts his union activity, leadership roles, achievements, and significant events over the course of his career, including his entry into union activity; rise to higher offices at branch...
Abstract During the 5th National Convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1905, the wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of letter carriers also met, forming the National Ladies' Auxiliary. On September 5, 1905, seventy-two women attended the founding meeting, unanimously electing Nellie Heffelfinger of Los Angeles as the first president. The organization existed to provide a social network for Auxiliary members and their families, pursue charitable work, and affect...
Abstract The national position of City Delivery Director of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) was created in 1972 to focus on all organizational activities relating to city delivery service, including grievances, training programs, and policies and regulations. Records in this collection reflect the activities of two directors: Gustave J. Johnson, the first City Delivery Director, and his successor, Joseph H. Johnson. The majority of the materials relate to grievances and arbitration...
Abstract The National Association of Letter Carriers Comptroller's Office performed a variety of functions, mostly relating to the administration of the union's finances. The records of this department reflect the tenure of the union's final comptroller, Harold J. Isbell.
Abstract The Department of Research and Education (R & E) developed to provide information and educational materials for officers and members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). R & E, under the director F. John Miller, not only produced and distributed information in the form of manuals, handbooks, and guides, but aimed to develop, expand, and continually improve a collection of educational and training material to support NALC departments and research projects, and assist in...
Abstract The position of executive assistant to the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) assumes duties and responsibilities that address the needs and requirements of the existing NALC president. F. John Miller held the position of executive assistant to President Vincent R. Sombrotto from 1984 to 2002, and later President William H. Young from 2002 until 2005. After earning a graduate and doctoral degree in history from the University of Minnesota, and a law degree from...
Abstract Letter Carriers answered a call to meet in Milwaukee in 1889, with the intention to form a national association to ensure improved salaries, better working conditions, and greater security for letter carriers and their families. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) continues its efforts while representing over 300,000 active and retired city letter carriers from 2,500 branches across the country.
Abstract The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Information Center, located at NALC headquarters in Washington, DC, is the result of efforts by NALC research director F. John Miller to create a collection of material to support research activities and meet the information and educational needs of the officers and staff. The information center works to gather and disseminate current information, consolidate and preserve historic documents, and to support NALC research initiatives. This collection...
Abstract The constitutional amendment creating the Office of the Executive Vice President for the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) was approved by the delegates of the 48th Biennial Convention in 1972. The collection contains the records of the second and third officers to hold this position, Tony Huerta (1976-1986) and Francis J. Conners (1986-1998).
Abstract J. Joseph Vacca was elected the 15th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) at the 50th Biennial Convention in 1976, with his official term beginning in January of 1977. Vacca began his career in the Post Office Department at Branch No. 40 in Cleveland in 1948. Moving quickly through the ranks, Vacca served as station representative and branch president before being elected national assistant secretary-treasurer in 1968, vice president in 1972, and executive vice...
Abstract James H. Rademacher was elected the 14th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) at the 46th Biennial Convention in 1968 and held that position until 1976. Rademacher was born into a family of letter carriers, and began his career as a temporary substitute carrier in 1941. During his time at Branch No. 1 in Detroit, Rademacher entered into union activity by accepting the job of station representative. From there, Rademacher served as Branch secretary, then president,...
Abstract Vincent R. Sombrotto was elected the 16th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1978, serving nearly 24 years until his retirement in December 2002. Bolstered by the rank and file movement in the early 1970s, Sombrotto was overwhelmingly elected president following the adoption of reforms he advocated to make the union leadership more responsive to its members. His accomplishments included wage increases, improving working conditions, passing reform of the Hatch...
Abstract During the 40th Biennial Convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1956, delegates approved a plan to reorganize the administration, resulting in the elimination of the treasurer position, and the formation of a secretary-treasurer who would assume the duties of both offices. Other responsibilities now under the new secretary-treasurer position included supervision of regional offices, maintaining and publishing a record of all proceedings, overseeing funds, and...
Abstract The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Office of the Vice President primarily contains the records of Francis J. Conners, who during his tenure as vice president served under Presidents J. Joseph Vaccan and Vincent R. Sombrotto from 1976 until his election as national executive vice president in 1986.
Abstract The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Public Relations Department was established in 1988 to promote the activities and programs of the union. Internally it assists NALC branches and state associations with their public relations and edits NALC publications. Outside the union, the department promotes the NALC image through media efforts as well as coordinates involvement with community services.The records of the department reflect its various functions and document the...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 2
Abstract In 2006, Mike Smith interviewed Vincent Sombrotto, a letter carrier and later a long-serving president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) from 1978 through 2002. Collection consists of the interview transccript. Sombrotto covers his personal life and career with National Association of Letter Carriers, especially his leadership, as New York City branch president, of the 1970 wildcat strike and the subsequent rank-and-file movement that elected him national president.
Abstract The Vertical Files Collection is comprised of newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, public relations materials, and other ephemera related to the Reuther Library’s urban affairs and labor collections.
- Names: National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) X
- Labor 9
- Letter carriers 7
- Collective bargaining 3
- Contract negotiations 3
- Fair labor standards act 2
- Oral histories 2
- Pensions 2
- Transcripts 2
- African American labor union members 1
- Air Traffic Controllers' Strike, U.S., 1981 1
- Arbitration, Industrial 1
- Civil rights 1
- Collective labor agreements 1
- Grievance arbitration 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Labor unions 1
- Labor unions--History 1
- Lobbying 1
- Local elections 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Newsletters 1
- Political Action 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Postal Service- United States 1
- Postal service --Employees 1
- Publications 1
- Retirees 1
- Social security 1
- Social security reform 1
- Taxation 1
- Violence in the workplace 1
- Wildcat strikes 1 ∧ less