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Abstract The Action Coalition of Strikers (ACOS) was a rank-and-file group of strikers and their families who were active during the Detroit Newspaper Strike. Representing reporters, editors, pressmen, and truck drivers, the coalition opposed the newspaper union leadership and their proposed back-to-work offer and instead pressed forward with a campaign to fight to restore all lost jobs. They sponsored peaceful and disciplined mass demonstrations in support of the strikers, and published the weekly...
Abstract AFSCME has produced a regularly published magazine since its inception. Publication duties for this organ and other materials were accomplished by the Education and Publications Department for the first twenty years of AFSCME’s existence. The 1954 Convention, however, passed Resolution 14, establishing a Publications and Public Relations Department. This new department would continue to publish the AFSCME magazine and other materials and would also take on new media public relations duties both...
Abstract Sanitation workers in AFSCME Local 1733 in Memphis, Tennessee led a strike in 1968 to gain union recognition. The strike lasted for 65 days and garnered national attention as Local 1733's campaign for labor rights became fused with the struggle for civil rights. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lent his support to the strikers by visiting Memphis and leading marches. While there, on April 4, 1968, King was assassinated. The strike was settled soon after King's death. Local 1733 went on to wage other...
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 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 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...
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.
Abstract Minutes, correspondence, reports, publications covering the president's office of Carl Megel and predominantly Charlie Cogen and David Selden. Important subjects are teacher strikes, contract negotiations, school desegregation, Oceanhill-Brownsville, education legislation, job stress, teacher centers.
The records are divided into two parts.
The records are divided into two parts.
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...
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.
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...
Abstract AWOC was chartered by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to organize farm workers in California. During its seven-year existence, AWOC called many strikes against growers and farm labor contractors and achieved some success in raising wages of farm laborers.
Abstract The ALPA Chicago/Rosemont UAL MEC Records were deposited in sections over time. The earliest deposit date was March 1980 and the most recent being November 2004. The records in this collection mainly focus on the meeting minutes of the United Airlines Master Executive Council (UAL MEC) from the 1960s to the early 1990s. Also included is correspondence on other topics such as strikes. The subjects in this collection are arranged primarily by date and then alphabetically when necessary.
Abstract The Central Executive Council (CEC) was formed by the Board of Directors in 1932 and consisted of the President, First Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and regional Vice Presidents. The council functioned mainly as an advisory body to the President, and also worked on policies, planning, and programs for ALPA. The records are made up of minutes of CEC meetings from 1933-1946. Many of the subjects focus on the Council’s work interpreting and creating policies for the still new Association,...
Abstract The Executive Council (EXCL) was created by the Board of Directors (BOD) in 1992 to replace the Executive Committee. Like the Executive Committee the Council draws its power from the BOD and is designed to help govern the Association when the BOD is not in session and also to interpret the Constitution, By-Laws and policy. Unlike the Executive Committee the Council was not designed to make recommendations in policy. The Council covers mainly Financial and Accounting, and Organizational and...
Abstract The Herndon EAL Strike Center Records document the 265 day strike on Eastern Airlines (EAL) from March 4, 1989 - November 23, 1989. During this period 3400 of 4200 EAL pilots went out on sympathy strike along with the flight attendants represented by the Transportation Workers Union (TWU), both of whom voted to honor the International Association of Machinists (IAM) strike of Eastern Airlines. The Herndon EAL Strike Center Records focus on the records of EAL Council 142 located in Herndon, VA,...
Abstract Parts 1 and 2 of the EAL MEC Records spans 30 years but focuses mainly on the last decade of Eastern’s operations. Major subjects include mergers, air safety and bankruptcy litigation.
Abstract The ALPA Publications is a collection of pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, bulletins, manuals, constitutions and by-laws, arbitration transcripts, and research reports produced by, or involving ALPA from 1933-2006. ALPA’s main publication, Air Line Pilot, is still in print and so not included here, but both ALPA national, and individual Master Executive Councils (MEC) also produced a wide variety of publications during the past 80 years which are included in this collection.
Abstract Air Line Pilot is ALPA’s main publication and has been in continuous print since April 1932. The first volumes were published twice a month, and came in newspaper form, running about 4 pages each. ALPA soon began to produce Air Line Pilot monthly and steadily increased the page count, eventually publishing in the present magazine form in 1949. Air Line Pilot covers a variety of topics relevant to pilots such as news in the airline industry, ALPA structure and Association news, technical...
Abstract These records represent roughly a decade’s worth of general business including correspondence with state offices, meeting minutes, conference materials, policy documents and other items relevant to educational issues and topics for locals under the Northeast Regional Office. There is also valuable information on Education Alternatives Inc in Hartford, Connecticut and in Baltimore, Maryland.
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...
Abstract In 1973, Philip A. Korth led a project in which he and others at Michigan State University conducted interviews with individuals involved in the 1934 Auto-Lite strike in Toledo, Ohio, as part of his research on the subject. The collection consists of 30 interviews. Recordings exist for all of the interviews, and transcripts exist for 25 of them.
Abstract The Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union formed in 1969 from the union of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union of America (f. 1886) and the American Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union (f. 1957). Local 77 in Detroit was organized and chartered in 1916 by immigrants from Poland under the official name Polish Local No. 77 of the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners, Labor Federation of America. This collection documents official...
Abstract In 1975, James Coppess interviewed labor organizers involved in the 1933 Briggs strike in Detroit, as part of research for his master's thesis at Wayne State University. Collection consists of recordings and transcripts for three interviews. Briggs workers and labor organizers John W. Anderson (Briggs metal worker and IWW organizer), William V. Banks (attorney and Detroit head of the International Labor Defense, later founder of WGPR TV and radio stations), and Fred Valle (barber and IWW...
Abstract Correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Simons, who was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection deals solely with the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. An oral history interview with Mr. Simons is available.
- Subject: Strikes and lockouts X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 52
- United Farm Workers 20
- American Federation of Teachers 19
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 11
- AFL-CIO 8
- Air Line Pilots Association 7
- Industrial Workers of the World 7
- Shanker, Albert 7
- General Motors Corporation 5
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 4
- Detroit Free Press Co. 4
- East, Dennis 4
- Newspaper Guild 4
- Service Employees International Union 4
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 3
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 3
- National Education Association of the United States 3
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 3
- National Farm Workers Association 3
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 3
- Newspaper Guild of Detroit 3
- United States. Federal Aviation Administration 3
- United States. National Mediation Board 3
- Young, Coleman A. 3
- AFSCME 2
- American Federation of Labor 2
- California Migrant Ministry 2
- Chrysler Corporation 2
- Ciampa, P.J. 2
- Continental Airlines 2
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
- Detroit Public Schools 2
- Detroit Sunday Journal 2
- Eastern Air Lines 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Department 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 2
- Kraus, Dorothy 2
- Kraus, Henry 2
- McElroy, Edward 2
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 2
- Stern, Andy 2
- Sweeney, John J. 2
- Tappes, Shelton 2
- Texas Air Corporation 2
- United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 2
- AFSCME. Local 1733 (Memphis, Tenn.) 1
- Action Coalition of Strikers 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Alpern, Ron 1
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Great Lakes Regional Office 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1175 (Alaska) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Northeast Regional Office 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 1
- Auto-Lite (Firm) 1
- Babson, Steve 1
- Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union of America. Polish Local 77 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Bartlett, Lynn M. (Lynn Mahlon), 1904-1970 1
- Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
- Beffel, John Nicholas 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Billups, Lovely H. 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Briggs Manufacturing Company 1
- Brooks, Dan 1
- Brown, Carl 1
- Bryce, William 1
- Burt, George, 1903- 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 1
- Causley, Monroe S. 1
- Cline, Alan D. 1
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Metro-Detroit Chapter 1
- Community Service Organization 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Cook County College Teachers Union. Local 1600 1
- Coppess, James 1
- Crawford, Elaine 1
- Creager, Ellen 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors 1
- Detroit Symphony Orchestra 1
- Detroit Typographical Union No. 18 (Mich.) 1
- Dobija, Jane 1
- Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 1
- Dunn, Nancy E. 1
- Dzendzel, Raymond 1
- Eldon, John 1
- Elliot, John 1
- Epstein, Renee 1
- Feldman, Sandra 1
- Fine, Sidney 1 ∧ less