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AFSCME District Council 48 Constitutions and Contract

 Collection
Identifier: LR002969
Abstract AFSCME Local 58 (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin employees) and Local 2 (Milwaukee City employees), both in existence at the time of AFSCME’s AFL charter, merged to form District Council 48 in 1946. After Act 10 went into effect in 2011, AFSCME’s three Wisconsin councils – 24, 40, and 48 – merged to form Council 32. This collection contains constitutions from DC 48 and affiliated Local 1091 as well as a contract between DC 48 and the City of Milwaukee.
Dates: 1970 - 1989; 2001

AFSCME Education and Leadership Training Department Records

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Identifier: LR002636
Abstract The 1960s began a period of significant growth for AFSCME, which meant an increased need for knowledgeable members and staff. AFSCME began an education program around 1962, and by 1966 the International Union had established the Education and Leadership Training Department, later known simply as the Education Department. This collection contains records of the Education Department, particularly in regards to the department's collaboration with the AFSCME Organizing Department, and...
Dates: 1950 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1986

AFSCME International Executive Board (I.E.B.) Records

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Identifier: LR001991
Abstract The International Executive Board (IEB) is the top level legislative and policy-making body within AFSCME, except when the convention is in session. The IEB is responsible for interpreting the union’s constitution. The records of the IEB are maintained by the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer. Materials in this collection were pulled together from various shipments from the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer to make a comprehensive record of the proceedings of the AFSCME IEB. Some IEB-related...
Dates: 1935 - 2003

AFSCME Legislation and Political Education Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000682_LPE
Abstract This collection focuses on the efforts of the Legislation and Political Education Department to establish programs within AFSCME, government agencies and alongside other unions and agencies. The Department's activities can be divided into five areas: legislation, political action, community affairs, relations with government agencies, and international affairs. Important subjects covered in this collection are the Hatch Act, voter registration, fund raising and contribution rules and...
Dates: 1969 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1974 - 1975

AFSCME Local 1: Washington D.C. Records

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Identifier: LR002935
Abstract AFSCME Government Workers Union Local 1 represented public employees within Washington D.C. The founding local of the Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee-CIO (GCEOC) in 1950, Local 1 became an AFSCME affiliate after the AFL-CIO merger in 1955. By 1960, the Local was focused on organizing efforts, particularly in the Department of Sanitation, intended to eliminate racial discrimination in hiring and promotion for skilled positions and pay increases.The records consist...
Dates: 1954 - 1970

AFSCME Local 496: Genesee County, Michigan Records

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Identifier: LR001122
Abstract AFSCME Local 496 was established in December 1970 in Flint, Michigan. It was composed of maintenance, custodial, and clerical employees of Genesee County and was under the jurisdiction of AFSCME Flint Metro Area Council 29. Local 496's first president was Christine Daros, and its first secretary-treasurer was David Barkey. The records in the collection consist of routine office files reflecting the activities of Local 496; council and international convention materials; per capita payments to...
Dates: 1983

AFSCME Local 771 Wayne County, Michigan Library Employees Records

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Identifier: LR000396
Abstract The Wayne County, Michigan Library System was established in 1920 and built branches in the then-far flung rural areas of the county. Librarians in the system organized and received a charter for AFSCME Local 771 in 1943 and operated out of the Scripps Branch of the Detroit Public Library at 3661 Trumbull in Detroit. Activities included navigating the newly-established Wayne County Civil Service program. The local was active until 1964 when it disbanded. The county system disbanded in 2015, at...
Dates: 1943 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1952

AFSCME Local 1259: Detroit Public Library Records

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Identifier: LR002374
Abstract Local 1259, representing Detroit Public Library (DPL) employees, affiliated in 1949 with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Michigan Council 77. It represented professional librarians, as well as clerical and maintenance employees. A staff association existed for some years before union certification, and failed attempts to unionize were made before 1949. In 1970, the Association of Professional Librarians won the right to represent the professional...
Dates: 1920 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1972

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

AFSCME Michigan Council 25 Records

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Identifier: LR000884
Abstract The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is an international union that maintains affiliates at the council and local level. Councils generally cover a greater geographic area than locals, and locals report to councils. AFSCME Council 25, previously Council 29, had offices in Lansing, Detroit, and Southfield. Upon consolidation in the mid-1980s, these records were deposited at the Reuther. This collection spans 1973-1980 and contains meeting minutes...
Dates: 1973 - 1980

AFSCME Office of the President: Arnold S. Zander Records

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Identifier: LR001986
Abstract This collection encompasses the Office of the President's records during the tenure of AFSCME's first and founding president, Arnold S. Zander, from 1935 to 1964. Information on the formation of AFSCME and early AFSCME history can be found in this collection. Additionally, the collection reflects the organizing efforts of AFSCME throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and the relations between AFSCME and the AFL, CIO, AFL-CIO, and other unions and organizations. Further, Zander's particular...
Dates: 1927 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1964

AFSCME Office of the President: Gerald W. McEntee Records

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Identifier: LR001988
Abstract Gerald W. McEntee became president of AFSCME in 1981. Some of the issues reflected in Part I of this collection include the anti-apartheid movement; health care reform, especially under the Clinton White House; affirmative action; AIDS; presidential politics and union campaign support; international labor relations; and legislative affairs. The records also include information on state locals and councils, AFSCME's relationship to other labor unions and organizations, and AFSCME's judicial...
Dates: 1977 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1982 - 2003

AFSCME Office of the President: Jack Howard Records

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Identifier: LR002367
Abstract International affairs were handled out of the AFSCME Office of the President. Sometime after 1969, Jack Howard joined the AFSCME staff. When Gerald McEntee became president of AFSCME in late 1981, Jack Howard became his executive assistant. In this role, Howard was responsible for, among other things, international affairs. As such, Howard also worked closely with Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy who was heavily involved in international affairs, eventually becoming president of Public Services...
Dates: 1976 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1991

AFSCME Office of the President: Jerry Wurf Records

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Identifier: LR001987
Abstract This collection focuses on Jerry Wurf's tenure as AFSCME International President from 1964 until his death in 1981. Some information appears on an AFSCME affordable housing project that began prior to Wurf's election to the presidency. This housing project was one of the issues that led to a rift among AFSCME members and to Wurf's winning the presidency from incumbent president Arnold Zander. The bulk of the collection, though, represents the Office of the President's records during Wurf's...
Dates: 1959 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1980

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Chapman Records

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Identifier: LR001990
Abstract Gordon W. Chapman was elected secretary-treasurer of AFSCME in 1937. He served until 1944 when he became executive assistant to AFSCME president Arnold Zander. In 1948, he was reelected to the office of secretary-treasurer. Chapman resigned from AFSCME in 1961 to accept a State Department appointment as special assistant for the coordination of international labor affairs. In 1962, he was once again elected as secretary-treasurer of AFSMCE where he served until his retirement in 1966 due to...
Dates: 1926 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1961

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Gordon Chapman/Joseph Ames Records

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Identifier: LR002096
Abstract This collection primarily covers the end of Gordon Chapman’s tenure as Secretary-Treasurer, and all of Joseph Ames’s tenure. These years saw turbulence in the International Union’s politics where founding incumbent president Arnold Zander faced challenges from an opposing faction called the Committee on Union Responsibility (COUR). COUR candidate Jerry Wurf won the presidency at the 1964 convention. Gordon Chapman held the office of Secretary-Treasurer. In 1966, Chapman retired due to poor...
Dates: 1944 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1972

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee Records

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Identifier: LR000682_GEOC
Abstract In early 1950, the United Public Workers union was expelled from the CIO for alleged communist activities, leaving behind an anti-communist group called the Government Workers Union. In February of 1950, the CIO chartered the Government Workers Union as the Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee (GCEOC) and gave the new committee jurisdiction over federal, state, and local employees. In the next five years, GCEOC aggressively attempted to reach full union status within the CIO but...
Dates: 1939 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: William Lucy Records

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Identifier: LR001989
Abstract The AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer oversees the general financial health of the international union, keeping records for its locals, councils, and the headquarters staff. The Office keeps files on council and local trusteeships, maintains per capita dues payments by locals and councils, issues charters to new locals, and suspends and disbands locals or councils when problems arise. William Lucy held this position for 38 years, 1972-2010. Lucy joined AFSCME as a civil...
Dates: 1970 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1972 - 2000

AFSCME Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002240
Abstract Between 1975 and 1985, the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University and AFSCME undertook a cooperative oral history project to gather and preserve the memories of key persons who witnessed or played a major role in the development of AFSCME. Professor of History Philip Mason headed the project and interviewed several leading AFSCME members. Collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with seven of AFSCME's important early figures: Gordon Chapman,...
Dates: 1976-06-13 - 1985-09-30

AFSCME Organizing Department Records

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Identifier: LR000682_OO
Abstract This collection reflects the work done by and through the AFSCME Organizing Department, 1967-1972. Important subjects and people that appear in the collection include public employee organizing; recruitment; organizations; elections; strikes; Chairman of the AFSCME Judicial Panel Joseph L. Ames; International Field Director P.J. Ciampa; and International President Jerry Wurf.
Dates: 1967 - 1972

AFSCME Political Action Department Records

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Identifier: LR002343
Abstract The Political Action department at AFSCME monitors political campaigns and ballot measures at the national, state, and local levels, and works to mobilize voters on issues related to public employees. The AFSCME Political Action Department records relate to these activities and contain correspondence, memos, notes, reports, fliers, scripts, surveys, survey data, training manuals, and VHS and audiocassette tapes. Includes information on candidates and AFSCME member views.
Dates: 1972-2003

AFSCME Power to the Public Worker Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH002243
Abstract In 1973, Richard N. Billings and John Greenya contracted with AFSCME to write a history of the union, resulting in the 1974 book
Dates: 1973-03-26 - 1973-07-26

AFSCME Program Development Department Records, Part 1 and 2

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Identifier: LR002203
Abstract The AFSCME Program Development Department was created in January of 1973 to deal with matters such as health care, the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, employee protections, career development, and sex discrimination. It was funded by federal grant money until 1975 when the funds ran out, the department was disbanded, and its several functions were taken over by other AFSCME departments. The records in Part I reflect the Department's concerns with women's issues, sex...
Dates: 1964 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1975

AFSCME Public Policy Analysis Department Records

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Identifier: LR001994
Abstract Part 1 of the AFSCME Public Policy Analysis Department Records focuses on Deinstitutionalization, particularly at Wayne County General Hospital (WCGH). The hospital complex was located in western Wayne County, Michigan, approximately 16 miles west of downtown Detroit. Deinstitutionalization represented a major change in philosophy for mental health treatment delivery and was the term given to the process whereby mentally ill patients were moved out of large public hospitals and into smaller...
Dates: 1963 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1981

AFSCME Publications

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Identifier: LR002503
Abstract AFSCME Publications is a collection comprised of serials created and collected by AFSCME International, District Councils, and Locals. The collection also contains material produced as part of AFSCME’s biannual international conventions and articles published about AFSCME from an academic standpoint. The publications in this collection arrived at the Reuther Library over time and came from multiple sources. The collection features AFSCME’s official publication, which was first known...
Dates: 1935 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1973

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Wurf, Jerry, 1919-1981 24
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National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 20
Shanker, Albert 20
Young, Coleman A. 20
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Detroit Public Schools 19
Wayne State University. College of Education 19
United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 18
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 17
American Federation of Labor 16
Sweeney, John J. 16
Bluestone, Irving 15
Lucy, William, 1933- 15
Woodcock, Leonard 15
American Civil Liberties Union 14
Chrysler Corporation 14
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 14
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 14
Wayne State University. School of Medicine 14
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 14
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Meany, George, 1894-1980 12
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United States. Works Progress Administration 11
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 10
East, Dennis 10
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 10
McEntee, Gerald W. 10
National Education Association of the United States 10
United Steelworkers 10
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 9
Detroit Free Press Co. 9
Detroit Teachers College 9
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 9
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 9
Newspaper Guild 9
Socialist Workers Party 9
Textile Workers Union of America 9
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 8
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 8
Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 8
Detroit College of Medicine 8
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
Michigan State AFL-CIO 8
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 8
American Newspaper Guild 7
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 7
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 7
Cordtz, Richard 7
Gotbaum, Victor, 1921-2015 7
National Farm Workers Association 7
New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 7
United States Postal Service 7
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 7
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 7
Bieber, Owen 6
Boggs, Grace Lee 6
Detroit Federation of Teachers 6
Detroit Junior College 6
Hilberry, Clarence B. 6
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 6
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 6
Kramer, Leo 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 6
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 6
Stern, Andy 6
United States. National Mediation Board 6
AFSCME. International Convention 5
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Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 5
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Ciampa, P.J. 5
Communication Workers of America 5
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