Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
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 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
Item — Box Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 2
Abstract In 1993, health care labor leader and nurse activist Candice Owley was among 27 women interviewed as part of the Women of Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project and the resulting book, "Like Our Sisters Before Us." The project was directed by Joanne Ricca and most of the interviews, including Owley's, were conducted by Jamakaya. The collection consists of a printed transcript. Owley talks about her background, training and education, entry into nursing, changes over time in hospital practices and...
Abstract Children's Hospital of Michigan was conceived and founded in 1886 as the Children's Free Hospital Association after a general practitioner, Dr. Charles Devandorf, realized that there were no facilities in the Detroit community which provided for the medical care of sick children of indigent parents. He sought the support of a group of socially prominent women whom he asked to provide funds to subsidize "free beds" for the care of such children. They began with just twelve beds at Harper...
Dates: 1886 - 2013
Abstract The Grace Hospital Training School for Nurses was established in 1889, the second nursing school created in Michigan. The first class of nurses graduated in 1891 and the Grace Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association was created in 1899. The Alumnae Association stayed active until at least the early 1980s. The Alumnae Association Records contain material created by the Alumnae Association including board meeting minutes, by-laws, a guest book from alumni events, newsletters,...
Dates: 1893 - 1983
Abstract Lorraine (Halsted) Decker graduated from the Grace Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. Decker was a member of the Grace Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association and served as the Social Chairman in the early 1980s. This collection is comprised of some 75th anniversary of the Alumnae Association material and correspondence from her work with the Alumnae Association. The collection also includes two diplomas of Grace nursing graduates, photographs, and publications from School of Nursing...
Dates: 1912 - 1983
Abstract Marion Josephine Wright was a registered nurse at Harper Hospital and later at Jennings Memorial Hospital in Detroit, MI. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the District Nurses Association, a Vice-President if the Detroit Council on Community Nursing, and was on the advisory committee for the Practical Nurses school. In the early 1950s, Wright was the Associate Director of Harper Hospital. During her tenure as associate director, she was the author of many articles on patient care,...
Dates: 1950 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957
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 For many, John Sweeney is known as the now former head of the AFL-CIO, a position from which he retired in 2009 after 14 years of service. For most of the previous 35 years, though, he was a member turned officer of the Service Employees International Union, having served 15 of those years as its President. The SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records document his tenure during these 15 years, although portions of these records predate his tenure in that office. The records...
Dates: 1921 - 1995
Abstract The formation of SEIU Local 535 began when members of the Social Workers Action Committee of #434, SEIU united with the Social Workers Standards Committee in Los Angeles, California. In 1964, these Los Angeles County social workers led a successful strike against the county, the result of which was SEIU chartering Local 535 as the social workers union. As more California public employees continued to strike and join Local 535, the union grew. Eventually Local 535 helped pass the...
Dates: 1967 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1995 - 2006
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, SEIU utilized the services of media consultants Abernathy and Associates for public relations and communication work. The collection consists of materials generated by Abernathy and Associates for SEIU, as well as source materials created...
Dates: 1978 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1995
Abstract The SEIU Research Department was established in 1942 as the Research and Education Department. It was created mainly to help prepare negotiators at the bargaining table during World War II. Its main purpose was to gather data and information from the locals. The department would analyze the data, synthesize it and distribute reports throughout the organization. The department was expanded in 1945. Additional responsibilities grew to include analyzing new labor trends and organizational methods,...
Dates: 1930 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1994
Abstract The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals (WFNHP) is part of the healthcare division of the American Federation of Teachers. The WFNHP began as the Staff Nurses Council of Milwaukee (SNC), which won the right to represent nurses in 1965. Originally, the SNC was affiliated with the American Nurses Association (ANA), but due in part to the ANA’s reluctance to participate in collective bargaining, the SNC disaffiliated in 1977. In 1979, the SNC began expanding to include...
Dates: 1964 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1995