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Action Coalition of Strikers Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001694
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...
Dates: 1944 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1997

AFSCME Communications Department Records

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Identifier: LR002204
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...
Dates: 1967 - 2002

AFSCME Local 1733: Memphis, Tennessee Records

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Identifier: LR001992
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...
Dates: 1962 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1970

AFT Great Lakes Regional Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001796
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

AFT Local 1700: Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago) Records

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Identifier: LR001072
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

AFT Office of the President Records

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Identifier: LR001553
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.
Dates: 1960 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974

AFT Organizing Department Records

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Identifier: LR002654
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

AFT Rhode Island Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR001349
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

AFT Secretary-Treasurer's Office Records

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Identifier: LR000348_STO
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

Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee Records

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Identifier: LR000221_AWOC
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.
Dates: 1959 - 1966

ALPA Chicago/Rosemont UAL MEC Records

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Identifier: LR002200
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.
Dates: 1963 - 1992

ALPA Governing Bodies: Central Executive Council Records

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Identifier: LR002439
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,...
Dates: 1933 - 1946

ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive Board Records

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Identifier: LR002246
Abstract The Executive Board (EXBD) was created in 1947 as part of ALPA’s governing structure to assist the Board of Directors (BOD) and manage the Association in between conventions. The Board is administrative in nature, exercises control over the association and manages its business affairs while the BOD is not in session. Made up of pilot and co-pilot representatives of each airline as well as the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Administration and Vice President of Finance,...
Dates: 1947 - 2003

ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive Committee

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Identifier: LR002245
Abstract The Executive Committee (EXCO) was established in 1951 as part of the organizational restructuring of ALPA, with the first meeting occurring in 1953. The Committee worked with the president in a consultation role and was designed to execute policies made by the Board of Directors (BOD) and Executive Board (EXBD) as well as recommend policy to both bodies. In addition the Committee also determined the organizational structure of the home office, ratified staff members, and was a trustee for ALPA...
Dates: 1953 - 1992

ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive Council Records

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Identifier: LR002247
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...
Dates: 1992 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1993 - 2001

ALPA Herndon EAL Strike Center Records

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Identifier: LR002456
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,...
Dates: 1986 - 1990; Majority of material found in 1989 - 1989

ALPA Miami EAL MEC Records

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Identifier: LR000247_Miami
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.
Dates: 1960 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1990

ALPA Miami Joint Council Office Records

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Identifier: LR002510
Abstract The ALPA Miami Joint Council Office (JCO) was a regional office for ALPA Region II and councils in the Southeast United States. It was home to several Master Executive Councils (MEC) and Local Executive Councils (LEC) including: Braniff Airways MEC and Council 29, Delta Airlines Council 71, Eastern Airlines MEC and Council 18, National Airlines MEC and Councils 8 and 73, Pan American Airways (PAA) Council 10, Pan American-Grace Airways (Panagra, PNG) MEC and Councils 38 and 83 and Riddle...
Dates: 1935 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960

ALPA President's Department Records

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Identifier: LR000247
Abstract The President's Department records are arranged in three parts. Part I: The Air Line Pilots Association was formed in secret in 1930 by a group of “Key Men” from each airline, they formed openly and affiliated with the American Federation of Labor in 1931. In that same year David Behncke was elected president of ALPA, an office he held twenty years, until being recalled in 1951 (and off and on through 1952 during his legal battle with ALPA). His successor, Clarence Sayen, held...
Dates: 1931 - 1998

ALPA Publications

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Identifier: LR002495
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.
Dates: 1933 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1968

ALPA Publications: Air Line Pilot

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Identifier: LR002500
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...
Dates: 1931 - 2019

ALPA Steward and Stewardess Division Records

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Identifier: LR002252
Abstract The Steward and Stewardess Division was created by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Board of Directors in 1960 after ALPA and the Air Line Stewards and Stewardess Association (ALSSA) separated in 1959. Following the same basic structure as ALPA, the division had its own Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Executive Board, and national officers of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Initially consisting of 20 airlines and around 3,580 stewardesses, by 1969 the S&S Division...
Dates: 1949 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1971

American Federation of Teachers: Northeast Regional Office Records

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Identifier: LR002219
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.
Dates: 1975 - 1999

American Federation of Teachers Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH000348
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

Auto-Lite Strike Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH000687
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.
Dates: 1973

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Newspaper strike, Detroit, Michigan, 1995-2000 5
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Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 4
Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 4
Newspaper publishing 4
Pesticides--Health aspects--California. 4
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Textile Workers' Strike, Lawrence, Mass., 1912. 4
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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 53
United Farm Workers 20
American Federation of Teachers 19
Air Line Pilots Association 11
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 11
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AFL-CIO 8
Industrial Workers of the World 8
Shanker, Albert 7
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 7
United States. National Mediation Board 6
General Motors Corporation 5
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 4
Democratic Party (U.S.) 4
Detroit Free Press Co. 4
East, Dennis 4
Newspaper Guild 4
Service Employees International Union 4
United States. Civil Aeronautics Board 4
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 3
Detroit News (Firm) 3
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 3
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 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
Young, Coleman A. 3
AFSCME 2
American Federation of Labor 2
California Migrant Ministry 2
Chrysler Corporation 2
Ciampa, P.J. 2
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 2
Continental Airlines 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
Kirkland, Lane 2
Kraus, Dorothy 2
Kraus, Henry 2
Lucy, William, 1933- 2
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 2
McElroy, Edward 2
Meany, George, 1894-1980 2
Stern, Andy 2
Sweeney, John J. 2
Tappes, Shelton 2
Texas Air Corporation 2
Textile Workers Union of America 2
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 2
United States. National Transportation Safety Board 2
Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 2
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 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
Brown, Olga Sacharoff 1
Brown, Raphael 1
Bryce, William 1
Burt, George, 1903- 1
California Teachers Association 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 1
Causley, Monroe S. 1
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 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
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