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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. (about 5.25 boxes)

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.

Processed by: Geoffrey Huth in 1990.

Collection record created by: Geoffrey Huth

Published: 1990

Converted to EAD with EADMachine, 2016 December

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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. (about 1 boxes)
BoxFolderContentsDate

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11Executive Board Meeting Minutes1936-1946

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12Executive Board Meeting Minutes1947-1952

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13Executive Board Meeting Minutes1953-1962

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14Executive Board Meeting Minutes1963-1965

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15Executive Board Meeting Minutes1966-1969

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16Executive Board Meeting Minutes1970-1975

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17Executive Board Meeting Minutes1976-1978

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18Executive Board Meeting Minutes1979-1984

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19Executive Board Meeting Minutes1985-1987

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110Membership Meeting Minutes 1936-1946

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111Membership Meeting Minutes 1947-1951

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112Membership Meeting Minutes 1952-1957

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113Membership Meeting Minutes 1958-1961

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114Membership Meeting Minutes 1962-1967

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115Membership Meeting Minutes 1968-1973

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116Membership Meeting Minutes 1974-1977

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117Membership Meeting Minutes 1978-1979

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118Membership Meeting Minutes 1980-1983

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119Knickerbocker News Unit Meeting Minutes1942-1956, 1966

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120Times Union Unit Meeting Minutes1942-1951

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121Glens Falls Unit Meeting Minutes1985-1986
Quantity: 2.66 cubic ft. (about 2.66 boxes)
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1-61Capital Newspapers--Injunction Against Chester W. Vanderbilt (strike initiation)1964

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1-62Capital Newspapers--NLRB Charges1968

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1-63Capital Newspapers--NLRB Case (interference with union activity)1988

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1-64Capital Newspapers--NLRB Case (bylines)1985

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1-65Glens Falls Newspapers--Contract with Albany Printing Pressmen, Assistants, and Offset Workers No. 231983

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1-66Glens Falls Newspapers--NLRB Case1984/1987

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1-67Glens Falls Newspapers--NLRB Case1984

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1-68Glens Falls Newspapers--Organizing1968/1969

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1-69Glens Falls Newspapers--Organizing1973, 1978, 1983-1984

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1-610Glens Falls Newspapers--Organizing1984

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1-611Hudson Unit--Decertification1987/1988

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1-612Hudson Unit--NLRB Case (unfair labor practice)1986

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1-613Knickerbocker News--Contracts with Press Circulation Union1950/1951, 1953, 1956, 1958

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1-614Knickerbocker News--Merger with Albany Times Union1960

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1-615Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1939/1942

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1-616Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1942

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1-617Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case (Scott Wanhope)1945/1946

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1-618Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1949/1950

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1-619Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1950

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1-620Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case1958

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1-621Knickerbocker News--Organizing1947, 1949-1951

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1-622Knickerbocker News Circulation--NLRB Petition1957

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1-623Knickerbocker News Circulation--Organizing1950, 1952

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1-624Knickerbocker News Circulation--Organizing1957/1958

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1-625Knickerbocker News Commercial--NLRB Case1942, 1944

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1-626Knickerbocker News Editorial Employees--NLRB Case1938

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1-627Non-Communist Affidavits1950, 1957-1958

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1-628Organizing--General1952, 1954-1955

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1-629Press Company Merger--NLRB Case1937/1941

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1-630Saratoga--Organizing1957

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1-631Schenectady--Organizing1952/1953

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1-632Schenectady Gazette--Organizing1937/1939, 1954, 1982

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1-633Schenectady Sun1938/1939

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1-634Schenectady Union Star--Organizing1936/1939

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1-635Times Union--Contracts with Circulation Independent Committee1946/1959

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1-636Times Union--NLRB Case1941

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1-637Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case1938, 1940

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1-638Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case1940

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1-639Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case on Independent Committee1940/1941

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1-640Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case1956/1958

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1-641Times Union Circulation--Organizing1944/1947

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1-642Times Union Circulation--Organizing1958

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1-643Times Union Independent Committee--Organizing1945

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1-644Troy Record--Organizing1937

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1-645Troy Record and Times Record--Organizing1946, 1948, 1954

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1-646Union Star--Organizing1958, 1965-1966, 1969

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1-647Union Star--Take-Over by Capital Newspapers1969
Quantity: 0.17 cubic ft. (about 0.17 boxes)
BoxFolderContentsDate

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11Bulletin Board Problem1976

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12Funiciello, John--Grievance1974

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13Graphics Editor--Grievance1976, 1981-1982

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14Grievance Procedure1952-1953

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15Kniskern, Paul--Grievance1982

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16Lowenkron, Henry--Grievance [missing 12/18/2005 acs]1970

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17Riley, George--Grievance1959

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18Rosenblatt, Linda A.--Grievance1974-1975

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19Schick, Timothy--Grievance [missing 12/18/2005 acs]1981-1982

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110Scott, Janet--Grievance1953-1954
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)
BoxFolderContentsDate

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11Bulletins1936-1940

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12Bulletins1941

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13Bulletins1942-1943

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14Bulletins1944-1946

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15Bulletins1948-1949

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16Bulletins1951-1957

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17Bulletins1958-1959

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18Bulletins1961-1966

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19Bulletins1967-1968

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110Bulletins1969-1972

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111Bulletins1975-1984, 1988
Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)
Quantity: 0.66 cubic ft. (about 0.66 boxes)