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Newspaper Guild of Albany, N.Y., Local 34 Records

1936-1989

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Abstract

Chartered in 1934, as the Tri-City Newspaper Guild of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, the Guild signed its first contract with the Albany Times Union in 1937. The Albany Guild's last strike in 1964 formed the basis for The Ink Truck, the first published novel of William Kennedy, who was one of the strikers.

Summary

Creator:
Newspaper Guild of Albany, N.Y.
Date Coverage:
1936-1989
Quantity:
5.25 cubic ft.

The Newspaper Guild of Albany, N.Y., Local 34 was chartered on March 20, 1934, as the Tri-City Newspaper Guild of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, N.Y. as well as nearby cities. In 1937, the guild won its first agreement and the first Newspaper Guild agreement in upstate New York when it signed a contract with the Albany Times Union. The Albany Guild's last strike in 1964 formed the basis for The Ink Truck, the first published novel of William Kennedy, who was one of the strikers. The local began as a union of reporters and editors, but over the years other newspaper occupations have been organized as the guild has subsumed independent unions. Currently, janitors and drivers, as well as employees from the business office and sales and circulation departments are represented by the guild. Although the guild has confined most of its activities to the tri-cities, it has opened offices in Hudson and Glens Falls, New York.

Contains executive board and membership minutes, 1936-87; unit minutes, 1942-87; bulletins, 1936-84; contracts, 1937-89; and organizing and litigation files, 1935-88.

The collection is organized into 4 topical file series.

All items in this manuscript group were loaned to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Newspaper Guild of Albany, Local 34 and subsequently preservation photocopied as a part of the Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., Labor History Project. The originals have been returned to Local 34.

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Newspaper Guild of Albany, Local 34 Records, 1936-1989. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Newspaper Guild of Albany Records).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 1 cubic ft.
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1 1Executive Board Meeting Minutes1936-1946

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1 2Executive Board Meeting Minutes1947-1952

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1 3Executive Board Meeting Minutes1953-1962

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1 4Executive Board Meeting Minutes1963-1965

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1 5Executive Board Meeting Minutes1966-1969

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1 6Executive Board Meeting Minutes1970-1975

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1 7Executive Board Meeting Minutes1976-1978

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1 8Executive Board Meeting Minutes1979-1984

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1 9Executive Board Meeting Minutes1985-1987

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1 10Membership Meeting Minutes1936-1946

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1 11Membership Meeting Minutes1947-1951

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1 12Membership Meeting Minutes1952-1957

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1 13Membership Meeting Minutes1958-1961

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1 14Membership Meeting Minutes1962-1967

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1 15Membership Meeting Minutes1968-1973

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1 16Membership Meeting Minutes1974-1977

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1 17Membership Meeting Minutes1978-1979

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1 18Membership Meeting Minutes1980-1983

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1 19Knickerbocker News Unit Meeting Minutes1942-1956, 1966

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1 20Times Union Unit Meeting Minutes1942-1951

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1 21Glens Falls Unit Meeting Minutes1985-1986
Quantity: 2.66 cubic ft.
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1-6 1Capital Newspapers--Injunction Against Chester W. Vanderbilt (strike initiation)1964

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1-6 2Capital Newspapers--NLRB Charges1968

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1-6 3Capital Newspapers--NLRB Case (interference with union activity)1988

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1-6 4Capital Newspapers--NLRB Case (bylines)1985

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1-6 5Glens Falls Newspapers--Contract with Albany Printing Pressmen, Assistants, and Offset Workers No. 231983

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1-6 6Glens Falls Newspapers--NLRB Case1984/1987

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1-6 7Glens Falls Newspapers--NLRB Case1984

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1-6 8Glens Falls Newspapers--Organizing1968/1969

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1-6 9Glens Falls Newspapers--Organizing1973, 1978, 1983-1984

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1-6 10Glens Falls Newspapers--Organizing1984

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1-6 11Hudson Unit--Decertification1987/1988

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1-6 12Hudson Unit--NLRB Case (unfair labor practice)1986

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1-6 13Knickerbocker News--Contracts with Press Circulation Union1950/1951, 1953, 1956, 1958

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1-6 14Knickerbocker News--Merger with Albany Times Union1960

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1-6 15Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1939/1942

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1-6 16Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1942

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1-6 17Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case (Scott Wanhope)1945/1946

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1-6 18Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1949/1950

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1-6 19Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1950

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1-6 20Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1958

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1-6 21Knickerbocker News--Organizing1947, 1949-1951

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1-6 22Knickerbocker News Circulation--NLRB Petition1957

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1-6 23Knickerbocker News Circulation--Organizing1950, 1952

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1-6 24Knickerbocker News Circulation--Organizing1957/1958

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1-6 25Knickerbocker News Commercial--NLRB Case1942, 1944

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1-6 26Knickerbocker News Editorial Employees--NLRB Case1938

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1-6 27Non-Communist Affidavits1950, 1957-1958

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1-6 28Organizing--General1952, 1954-1955

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1-6 29Press Company Merger--NLRB Case1937/1941

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1-6 30Saratoga--Organizing1957

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1-6 31Schenectady--Organizing1952/1953

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1-6 32Schenectady Gazette--Organizing1937/1939, 1954, 1982

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1-6 33Schenectady Sun1938/1939

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1-6 34Schenectady Union Star--Organizing1936/1939

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1-6 35Times Union--Contracts with Circulation Independent Committee1946/1959

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1-6 36Times Union--NLRB Case1941

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1-6 37Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case1938, 1940

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1-6 38Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case1940

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1-6 39Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case on Independent Committee1940/1941

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1-6 40Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case1956/1958

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1-6 41Times Union Circulation--Organizing1944/1947

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1-6 42Times Union Circulation--Organizing1958

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1-6 43Times Union Independent Committee--Organizing1945

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1-6 44Troy Record--Organizing1937

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1-6 45Troy Record and Times Record--Organizing1946, 1948, 1954

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1-6 46Union Star--Organizing1958, 1965-1966, 1969

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1-6 47Union Star--Take-Over by Capital Newspapers1969
Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Bulletin Board Problem1976

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1 2Funiciello, John--Grievance1974

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1 3Graphics Editor--Grievance1976, 1981-1982

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1 4Grievance Procedure1952-1953

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1 5Kniskern, Paul--Grievance1982

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1 6Lowenkron, Henry--Grievance [missing 12/18/2005 acs]1970

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1 7Riley, George--Grievance1959

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1 8Rosenblatt, Linda A.--Grievance1974-1975

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1 9Schick, Timothy--Grievance [missing 12/18/2005 acs]1981-1982

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1 10Scott, Janet--Grievance1953-1954
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Bulletins1936-1940

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1 2Bulletins1941

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1 3Bulletins1942-1943

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1 4Bulletins1944-1946

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1 5Bulletins1948-1949

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1 6Bulletins1951-1957

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1 7Bulletins1958-1959

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1 8Bulletins1961-1966

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1 9Bulletins1967-1968

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1 10Bulletins1969-1972

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1 11Bulletins1975-1984, 1988
Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft.
Quantity: 0.66 cubic ft.