The Greyhound Strikers Solidarity Committee of the Capital District was created by Albany, New York-area labor union activists who supported the autumn 1983 Amalgamated Transit Union strike against Greyhound Bus Lines. After the strike ended, the organization was reconstituted as the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District (SCCD), a standing committee of the Albany County Federation of Labor (ACFL) [Solidarity Council of the Capital District (SCCD) meeting minutes, 12 January 1984; Greyhound Lines Strike folder, in Series 3, Subject Files, 1980-90, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District Records, 1980-90. The Greyhound strike precipitated similar developments elsewhere in the United States. See Kim Moody, An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism, Haymarket Series, ed. Mike Davis and Michael Sprinker (London: Verso, 1988), 309-13]. The ACFL was the umbrella organization of area AFL-CIO union locals, but the relations between the SCCD, which welcomed members of non-AFL-CIO unions, and the AFL-CIO were often tense. In early 1990, the Schenectady Central Labor Council complained that the SCCD was overstepping the ACFL's geographic jurisdiction. National AFL-CIO officials then asserted that the January 1984 ACFL meeting minutes made no mention of the SCCD's standing committee status and that the SCCD thus had no formal ties to the AFL-CIO [SCCD meeting minutes, 14 May 1987, 11 January 1990, and 24 January 1990, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District Records; Solidarity Notes, February 1990 and April 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1983-90, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District Records, 1984-90]. The SCCD followed through by drafting a resolution that established their ties to the Albany County Federation of Labor since 1984. The resolution was presented at the March 7, 1990 meeting of the ACFL and passed as a constitutional amendment, thereby recognizing the SCCD as a standing committee of the AFL-CIO [Solidarity Committee subject files, Series 3/Box 1/Folder 10. "Albany County Central Federation of Labor- Solidarity Challenge" (1990)].
The SCCD's mission is "to promote solidarity and understanding of the labor movement, through educating and organizing in times of need". Its founders envisioned an organization that would organize and support strikes, protest closures of manufacturing plants, aid unemployed workers, lobby for political and economic reform, and organize non-union workers [SCCD meeting minutes, 12 January 1984]. Their vision continues to guide the SCCD's activities through the present day. They sponsor showings of labor-oriented films, establish training sessions for labor organizers, and consistently support workers engaged in area labor disputes.
While the SCCD's purpose originated with the Amalgamated Transit Union strike in Albany, NY, it was not long before their helping hands extended well beyond New York's Capital Region. Over the years, the SCCD began supporting labor efforts throughout New York State, then across the northeast, until eventually they were active in national issues (ex. the table-grape boycott initiated by the United Farm Workers). Now their specialty is providing financial and psychological support to workers engaged in labor disputes throughout the United States while raising awareness of labor issues worldwide [For the SCCD's support of the grape boycott, see the Grape Boycott -- United Farm Workers folder, in Series 3, Subject Files, 1980-90]. Although chiefly concerned with labor issues, the SCCD is also actively interested in many other social issues. It has ties to reform-oriented organizations such as the Student Association of the University at Albany, SUNY and the New York State [Family] Farm Association [SCCD Meeting Minutes, 14 May 1987, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, and Solidarity Notes, July 1987, September 1987, June 1988, and April 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90], and has supported campaigns against South African apartheid Solidarity Notes, April 1985 and March 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90, and Apartheid Protests in Albany, NY folder and Divestment Lobbying Day, Albany, NY (March 19, 1985) folder, in Series 3, Subject Files, 1980-90], human-rights abuses in Central and Latin America [SCCD meeting minutes, 9 July 1987 and 17 March 1989, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, and Solidarity Notes, February 1988, September 1988, February 1990, and March 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90], nuclear weapons proliferation [SCCD meeting minutes, 14 February 1985 and 9 April 1987, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, and Solidarity Notes, April 1987, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90], and use of synthetic bovine growth hormone [SCCD meeting minutes, 13 April 1989, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, and Solidarity Notes, August 1987 and March 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90].
In the 1990s, the Solidarity Committee expanded their international efforts to include Latin America, Asia and Africa. Most notably, the Committee was involved in anti-apartheid demonstrations, boycotts, and food and clothing drives. In Latin America, the SCCD was especially interested in the problems going on in Nicaragua and El Salvador. They participated in a caravan to El Salvador that provided much-needed supplies. They also took an active interest in the role of Coca-Cola Corporation in Guatemala and the UFW's grape boycott.
A chairman, a treasurer, and a secretary perform most of the Solidarity Committee's administrative work. Subcommittees charged with coordinating various activities are formed as needed. Members attend monthly meetings that are open to all, and yearly dues are contributed voluntarily by unions and individuals alike. Some special events and causes require their own fundraising efforts during the year. The SCCD also publishes a monthly newsletter, Solidarity Notes, which keeps activists informed of SCCD's latest concerns [Courtesy of the website for the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District]. The Committee has faithfully maintained its local presence, continuing the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. and Labor Day festivities that it began in Albany years ago.
These records document the formation and activities of the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District (SCCD), a group of activists from New York State's capital district-area labor unions and social-reform organizations, and its links to the larger labor movement.
The collection contains minutes of all SCCD meetings held between November 1983 and May 1990; however, the minutes vary greatly in level of detail. Minutes from 2002-'03 (acquired 2005) are missing months and also vary in their level of detail. Additional administrative materials include correspondence, mailing lists, and financial records. There is also an extensive run (July 1984-February 2009) of the SCCD's monthly newsletter, Solidarity Notes, which began publication in 1984.
The bulk of the collection consists of subject files, some predating the founding of the SCCD and its predecessor organization, the Greyhound Strikers' Solidarity Committee of the Capital District. Most of the files concern labor disputes taking place in northeastern New York, but some files document strikes and other forms of protest taking place elsewhere in the United States or abroad (including Guatemala and South Africa). The files shed light upon the activities of a host of unions, including: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Amalgamated Transit Union, American Federation of Grain Millers, Aluminum, Brick, and Glass Workers International Union, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Civil Service Employee Association, Communications Workers of America, International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Ironworkers, International Association of Machinists, International Federation of Flight Attendants, International Leather Goods, Plastic, and Novelty Workers Union, International Longshoremen's Association, Laundry and Dry Cleaners International Union, National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians, Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Unions, Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, Service Employees International Union, United Auto Workers, United Farm Workers, United Food and Commercial Workers, United Mine Workers of America, United Paperworkers International Union, and United Steelworkers of America. Of particular note are copies of personal correspondence between actor and labor activist Ed Asner and SCCD chairman John Funicello.
Many of the files contain photographs, most notably, photos of Cesar Chavez and Jesse Jackson during Chavez's hunger strike in 1988 and photos of Solidarity Committee members at rallies and being arrested.
The subject files in Series 3 are divided into two alphabetical subseries. The materials in those subseries were arranged and described at two different times, several years apart, so rather than try to fit the new acquisitions into the existing subject files (which would have needed extensive rearranging and renumbering), we simply created a second series of subject files, A-Z. With that in mind, a researcher looking for information on the Albany Public Library, for instance, would want to look at both subseries for files on that topic.
The collection is organized as follows:
Series arrangement statement: SUNY will complete.
Related Collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives can be found in the subject guides for Labor and Conservation and the Environment. Of particular interest are the papers of Lawrence S. Wittner (APAP-100), which provide additional information about social activism in the Capital Region. Additional information about the campaign to stop Hydro-Quebec's James Bay project can be found in the records of Environmental Advocates of New York (APAP-104), the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter (APAP-130), and Nancy Papish (APAP-144).
Reproductions of items from this collection are available in the exhibit Documenting Labor Inside and Out: Labor History in New York State's Capital District.
In 1990, materials were lent to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, for photocopying, which totaled roughly .75 cubic feet. In April 2000, 6 cubic feet of material was transferred, including many of the original files as well as some new material. Additional records were transferred in September 2000 (10 cubic feet), March 2001 (3 cubic feet), and June 2005 (2.1 cubic feet).
Processed by: Geoffrey Huth (1990), Bonita L. Weddle (1999), Rosann Santos (2000), Kerry Lynch (2009) in 1990/2009.
Collection record created by: Conversion and encoding by ArchProteus,
EAD file created, 2014
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Solidarity Committee of The Capital District Records, 1978-2009. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).
(See Oversized Box 1).
|1||6||Financial Records, Fundraising||1987|
|1||7||Flyers and Pamphlets||1989-2008|
(See Oversized Box 1).
|1||8||General Information (Mission, by-laws, etc)||1985-1991|
|2||7||Membership Meeting||1992 December|
4 Buttons that say "I'm Labor Party Advocate" in Oversize Box.
|2||10||Office Database System Manual||1996|
|2||13||Programming, Film Series||1984-1985, 2003-2004|
|2||14||Solidarity Housing, Inc.||1989-1990|
(January to June and December 1984 missing; February and August 1985 missing).
(September 1997 missing).
(only one copy of September 1999).
(October 2000 missing).
(only one copy each of June and October 2001).
(only one copy each of January-March and August-December; October 2005 missing).
(only one copy each of January, March-July, and October-December 2006).
(only one copy each of January-May and September; missing June-August and October and November 2007).
(only one copy each of April and November 2008).
|3||5||Solidarity Notes||2009 (January-July)|
|1||2||AFL/CIO, Assistance Programs especially Drug and Alcohol||1988-1994|
|1||3||AFL/CIO, "Common Sense Economics for Working Families"||1998|
|1||4||AFL/CIO, Constitution and Bylaws||1988|
|1||5||AFL/CIO-COPE Convention, New York||1993, 1998|
|1||7||AFL/CLO, Executive Council Report||1999|
|1||8||AFL/CLO, Legislative Issues||1990-1999|
|2||1||AFL/CIO, Organizing Symposium||1995|
|2||2||AFL/CLO, Public Employee Division, Mailings||1997-1999|
|2||3||AFL/CIO, Union Label Service Trades Department||1998-1999|
(See Oversized Box 1).
|2||4||Airborne Express, Teamsters||1995|
|2||5||Albany Bus Company Strike||1991|
|2||6||Albany County Federation of Labor, Minutes and Notes||1998-2000|
|2||7||Albany Public Library||1995|
|2||8||Albany Yellow Communications, Inc.||1991, 1997|
|2||9||Alcoa Strike, Massena, NY, Aluminum, Brick, and Glass Workers International Union, Local 420||1986|
|2||10||Alliance for Democracy||1997|
|2||11||Allied Industrial Workers, Local 837||1993|
|2||12||AlTech Specialty Steel, Strike||1986, 1997|
|3||2||American Income Life Insurance, Labor Letter||1989-1999|
|3||3||American Linen Supply Company Strike, Laundry and Dry Cleaners International Union, Local 201||1985|
|3||4||American Postal Workers Union, Arbitration Awards||1983-1989|
|3||5||American Postal Workers Union, Clippings||1989-1999|
|3||6||American Postal Workers Union, Committee on Political Actions||1989|
|3||7||American Postal Workers Union, Compliance with the 1988 Budget, GAO Report||1988|
|3||8||American Postal Workers Union, Conferences||1998-2000|
|3||9||American Postal Workers Union, Correspondence||1987-1999|
|3||10||American Postal Workers Union, A Guide for the Craft Employee in Dealing with the US Postal Inspection Service||1988|
|3||11||American Postal Workers Union, Housekeeping Postal Office Maintenance Grievance||Undated|
|4||1||American Postal Workers Union, Local Safety Officer's Handbook||1992|
|4||2||American Postal Workers Union, Miscellaneous||Undated|
|4||3||American Postal Workers Union, Newsletters||1989, 1999|
(See Oversized Boxes 1-2).
|4||4||American Postal Workers Union, Pregnancy Leave||1978-1985|
|4||5||American Postal Workers Union, Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement||1998-2000|
|4||6||American Postal Workers Union, USPS Albany Division Drivers Manual||Undated|
|4||8||Asner, Ed, Correspondence||1982, 1985, 1986|
|4||9||AT&T Strike, Communication Workers of America||1986|
|4||10||BASF Strike, Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers, Local 4-620||1985-1986|
|4||11||Blueprint for Social Justice||1990-1993|
|4||12||Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Strike against Maine Central Railroad and Guilford Railroad||1986-1989|
|5||1||Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism||1985|
|5||2||Capital District Farmers' Market Association, Inc.||1987-1988|
|5||3||Capital District Labor-Religion Coalition||1983, 1987|
|5||4||Caravan Performance, Albany||1988|
|5||5||Cargill Strike, American Federation of Grain Miller, Local 540||1984-1986|
|5||6||CAT Workers, Caterpillar||1992|
|5||7||Cement Workers||1988, 1990|
|5||8||Central Federation of Labor, Albany County||1990|
|5||9||Chinese Staff and Workers Association||1992, 1994-1995|
|5||10||Civil Service Employee Association (CSEA)||1984-1989|
|5||11||Coalition for Labor Reform||1993-1994|
|5||12||Coalition for Social and Economic Justice||1990-1992|
|5||13||Coca Cola, Guatemala||1984|
|5||14||Colt Industries Strike, United Auto Workers||1986-1987|
|6||1||Commissioners' Management and Leadership Seminar, Workshop Summary||1991|
|6||2||Commissioners' Management and Leadership Seminar, Employee Involvement Programs||1991|
|6||3||Commisioners' Managements and Leadership Seminar, Leadership/ Team Building Resource Manual||1991|
|6||4||Communication Workers of America||1986-1987|
|6||6||Community Referral Center||1990-1991|
|6||7||Con-Way Express Strike, Teamsters Local 294||1990-1992|
|6||8||Copper Strike, News Clippings and Donations||1984-1985|
|7||1||Corporate Welfare, IBM||1995|
|7||2||Corporate Welfare, Reports by New York State Senator Franz Leichter||1995|
|7||3||Coyne Textiles, Unite Local 66L||1996|
|7||5||Daily News Strike||1990|
|7||6||Debt Framers' Union, South Central India||1985-1986|
|7||9||Directory of Labor Union and Employee Organizations in New York State||1994|
|7||11||Divestment Lobby Day, Albany||1985 March 19|
|7||12||Eastern Airlines Strike||1989-1990|
|7||14||Endicott Local 826||1991|
|8||1||Environment, The Adirondacks||1992-1993|
|8||2||Environment, "Altered Immune Status in Aluminum Reduction Plant Workers"||1989|
|8||3||Environment, Building a Movement||1990, 1991, 1995|
|8||4||Environment, Citizens' Environmental Coalition||1991-1993|
|8||5||Environment, News Clippings||1992-1993|
|8||7||Environment, "Draft Study for a Hudson Valley Greenway"||1990|
(See Oversized Box 2).
|8||8||Environment, "Economic and Social Implication of Waste in US Agriculture and Food Sectors"||1990|
(See Oversized Box 2).
|8||10||Environment, Hazardous Materials||1985-1993|
|8||12||Environment, Nationwide Environmental Groups' Information and Newsletters||1992-1993|
|9||1||Environment, "New York under a Cloud: The Need to prevent Toxic Chemical Accidents"||1989|
(See Oversized Box 2).
|9||2||Environment, Sierra Club||1990-1993|
|9||3||Environment, "Waste Not: Garbage as an Economic Resource for the Northeast"||1991|
|9||4||Fair Tax Committee||1992, 1995|
|9||7||"Fighting the Wrong Wars: Assessing New York's Executive Budget in Economic, Social and Fiscal Context"||1998-1999|
|9||8||Fiscal Policy Institute||1995|
|9||10||Food Pantries in the Capital District||Undated|
|10||1||Fulton County Economic Development||1988-1989|
|10||4||Glove Workers' Strikes||1984-1988|
|10||5||Greenway Testimony||1990 October 10|
|10||7||Greyhound Strike||1982 December-1984 April|
|11||3||Greyhound Strike, Amalgamated Council of Greyhound Local Unions||1990-1992|
|11||4||Greyhound Strike, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1202||1990|
(See Oversized Box 2).
|11||5||Greyhound Strike, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1202||1990|
|11||6||Greyhound Strike, News Clippings||1990-1993|
|11||7||Greyhound Strike, Coresspondence||1990-1992|
|11||8||Greyhound Strike, Damage Reports||1990|
|12||1||Greyhound Strike, Flyers and Newsletter||1990|
|12||2||Greyhound Strike, Greyhound Amalgamated Trusts||1990|
|12||3||Greyhound Strike, Miscellaneous||1990|
|12||4||Greyhound Strike, Vermont Transit Bus Drivers' Union||Undated|
|12||5||Harness Horsemen's Association||1993-1995|
|12||6||Health Care Project||1985-1993|
|12||7||Health Care Project||1985-1993|
|12||9||Hormel Strike, United Food and Commercial Workers, Local P-199||1987, Undated|
(See Oversized Box 2).
|13||1||Hunger Action Network of New York State||1988-1993|
|13||3||Imperial Foods, Inc., Wanted Posters||1991|
|13||5||Industrial Development Agencies||1995|
|13||7||International Longshoremen's Association, Local 333, Port of Albany||1988-1989|
|13||8||International Longshoremen's Association, Local 333, Port of Albany||1988-1989|
|13||9||Ironworkers Local 534, Menands Lockout||1985-1989|
|13||10||The Island, Yearbook||1923-1988|
|13||11||IUE Local 301 History||1985-1987|
|14||1||James Bay II, Aluminière Alouette et. al. versus Commission d'Accès à l'Information et. al||1991|
|14||2||James Bay II, Arctic Circle||1990-1991|
|14||3||James Bay II, Audubon||1990-1991|
|14||4||James Bay II, Ban the Dam Jam||1991|
|14||5||James Bay II, "The Buck Stops Here?"||1994|
|14||6||James Bay II, News Clippings||1989-1990|
|14||7||James Bay II, News Clippings||1991 January-1991 June|
|14||8||James Bay II, News Clippings||1991 July-1991 December|
|14||9||James Bay II, News Clippings||1992|
|14||10||James Bay II, News Clippings||1993-1995|
|15||1||James Bay II, Comments on Issues to be addressed in the New York State Energy Planning Report||1991|
|15||2||James Bay II, Conseil Central de Montreal||1991|
|15||3||James Bay II, Contract between Hydro-Quebec and Norsk Hydro Canada||Undated|
|15||4||James Bay II, Correspondence||1990-1991|
|15||5||James Bay II, Correspondence||1992-1994|
|15||6||James Bay II, Cree Regional Authority Annual Report||1990-1991|
|15||7||James Bay II, Cree Regional Authority||1991-1994|
|15||8||James Bay II, The CSN and the Great Whale Project||1991|
|15||9||James Bay II, Damming the Rivers of James Bay: Folly of the Century||Undated|
|15||10||James Bay II, "Draft Guidelines for the Environment Impact Study of the Great Whale Hydroelectric Project"||1992|
|15||11||James Bay II, "Electricity Conservation in the Northwest: A Hindrance or a Help to Economic Development"||1992|
|15||12||James Bay II, "Employment Effects of Electricity Conservation: The Case of British Columbia"||1991|
|15||13||James Bay II, "Employment Impacts of Energy Development in New York State: Draft"||1991|
|15||14||James Bay II, "Employment Impacts of New York State Energy Options"||1991|
|15||15||James Bay II, "Energy Development in the Quebec Context"||1989-1993|
|15||16||James Bay II, "Everything You Wanted to Know about Power Smart"||1991|
|15||17||James Bay II, Fact Sheets on Hydro-Quebec's James Bay II Project||Undated|
|15||18||James Bay II, Flyers and Pamphlets||Undated|
|15||19||James Bay II, Friedlander, Miriam||1991|
|15||20||James Bay II "Gambling for Gigabucks"||1986|
|15||21||James Bay II, "Guidelines for the Environment Impact Statement for the Proposed Great Whale River Hydroelectric Project"||1992|
|15||22||James Bay II, Innu Nation||1992|
|15||23||James Bay II, Action Network||Undated|
|15||24||James Bay II, James Bay Activists||1991|
|15||25||James Bay II, "The James Bay Power Project: The Environmental Cost of Reshaping the Geography of Northern Quebec"||Undated|
|15||26||James Bay II, James Bay Defense Coalition||1991|
|15||27||James Bay II, James Bay Publication Series||1991|
|15||28||James Bay II, Maps||1989|
|15||29||James Bay II, Memo Regarding Research on "Programme de Partage de Risques et Benefices"||1991|
|15||30||James Bay II, Miscellaneous||1991, Undated|
|15||31||James Bay II, Moynihan, Daniel P.||1991|
|15||32||James Bay II, "Megawatts: A Practical Remedy for Megagoofs"||1985|
|15||33||James Bay II, Newsletters||1990-1991|
|15||34||James Bay II, New York City Department of Telecommunications and Energy||1991 July|
|15||35||James Bay II, New York State Assembly||1990-1992|
|15||36||James Bay II, New York State Energy Office||1992|
|15||37||James Bay II, "New York's Revised Long-Run Avoided Costs and the Impact of the 800MW Hydro-Quebec/NYPA Contract"||Undated|
|15||38||James Bay II, "New York's Role in James Bay"||1991|
|15||39||James Bay II, NE Alliance to Protect James Bay||1991|
|15||40||James Bay II, NE Regional James Bay Action Conference||1991 October 4-6|
|15||41||James Bay II, Prudent Residents Opposed To Electric Cable Transmission (PROTECT)||1990-1993|
|15||42||James Bay II, Protected Economic Impact of the Revised Energy Sections of the State Building Code||1987|
|15||43||James Bay II, Publication Catalog, American Council for and Energy-Efficient Economy||1990|
|15||44||James Bay II, Resolutions, Statements, and Testimonies||1991-1992|
|15||45||James Bay II, Sierra Club||1991|
|15||46||James Bay II, Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)||1991|
|15||47||James Bay II, Transcripts of Oral Comment, Hearing||1990 September 17|
|15||48||James Bay II, Utility Workers Union of America||1990|
|16||1||Jobs with Justice||1994-1999|
|16||2||Jobs with Justice, I'll Be There||1996-1999|
|16||3||Joint Labor/ Management Relations Workshop, Participant Manual||1991|
|16||5||Labor Day Celebrations||1984-1985|
|16||6||Labor Day Celebrations||1986-1987, 1989-1991, 1997-1998, 2000, 2002|
|17||1||Labor Day Celebrations||1999-2000|
(See Oversized Box 2).
|17||2||Labor Day, Press Reactions||1983|
|17||5||Labor Notes, Team Concept School||1991|
|18||1||Latin America, El Salvador||1989-1995|
|18||2||Latin America, Guatemala||1991-1995|
|18||3||Latin America, Haiti||1997|
|18||4||Latin America, Mexico||1989-1997|
|18||5||Latin America, National Labor Committee, Education Fund Support of Worker and Human Rights in Central America||1995-1998|
|18||6||Latin America, Nicaragua||1992|
|18||7||Latin America, US/Guatemala Labor Education Project||1992-1997|
|18||8||Laundry Workers Strike, Stillwater||1984-1985|
|18||9||Legal Services Staff Association||1991-1992|
|18||10||Living Wage Campaign||1997-1998|
|18||11||May Day Dinners||1986, 1999, 2009|
|18||12||Mexican Workers in Albany||1994-1996|
|19||6||Minimum Wage, Campaign for Living Minimum Wage||1996|
|19||7||Minimum Wage, News Clippings||1985-1992|
|19||8||Minimum Wage, News Clippings||1993|
|19||9||Minimum Wage, News Clippings||1994|
|19||10||Minimum Wage, News Clippings||1995|
|20||1||Minimum Wage, News Clippings||1996-1997|
|20||2||Minimum Wage, Correspondence, Incoming||1993-1995|
|20||3||Minimum Wage, Correspondence, Outgoing||1991-1995|
|20||4||Minimum Wage, Earned Income Credit||1993-1994|
|20||5||Minimum Wage, Leaflets||1994-1995|
|20||6||Minimum Wage, Mailing Lists||Undated|
|20||7||Minimum Wage, Maximum Wage Information||1995|
|20||8||Minimum Wage, Meeting Notes and Minutes||1994|
|20||9||Minimum Wage, Miscellaneous||1993-1995|
|20||10||Minimum Wage, New York State Department of Labor||1993-1995|
|20||11||Minimum Wage, New York State Labor Law||1979-1991|
|20||12||Minimum Wage, Papers by Fred Pfeiffer||1994-1995|
|20||13||Minimum Wage, Petitions||1994-1997|
|20||14||Minimum Wage, Press Releases||1993-1995|
|20||15||Minimum Wage, Prevailing Rate Schedules||Undated|
|20||16||Minimum Wage, Public Hearing||1995 March 21|
|21||1||Minimum Wage, Reports||1994|
|21||2||Minimum Wage, Reports and Studies||1993-1995|
|21||3||Minimum Wage, Resolutions||1993|
|21||4||Minimum Wage, Teach In||1995 February 16|
|21||6||Miscellaneous, Pamphlets, General Activism||Undated|
|22||3||Miscellaneous, Newsletters and News Clippings||Undated|
|22||4||National Jobs for All Coalition||1999|
|22||5||The Neighborhood Works||1998|
|22||6||Newspaper Guild, Local 34||1985-1988|
|22||7||New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness||1998|
|22||8||New York State Assembly||1989-1999|
(See Oversized Box 2).
|23||1||New York State Capital Labor Parade||1999|
|23||2||New York State Constitutional Convention||1997-1998|
|23||3||New York State Department of Economic Development Capital Region Resource Manual||1991|
|23||4||New York State Department of Economic Development Capital Region Resource Manual||1991|
|23||5||New York State Farm Alliance||1986-1989|
|23||6||New York State King Community Service Initiative||1998|
|23||7||New York State Labor Party||1996-1998|
|23||8||New York State Labor Party, Capital District and Metro Chapters||1997-1999|
|23||9||New York State Labor Party, Education Conference||1998-1999|
|23||10||New York State Labor -Religion Coalition and New York State Interfaith Impact||1991-1995|
|23||11||New York State Legislative Workers||1995|
|24||1||"New York's Persistent Energy Crisis: The Consequences of Overuse and the Availability of Power through Energy Efficiency"||Undated|
|24||2||New York Solidarity, Pyramid Lake||1991-1994|
|24||4||North America Free Trade Agreement||1992-1993|
|24||5||North America Free Trade Agreement||1992-1993|
|25||1||North America Free Trade Agreement||1994-1999|
|25||2||North America Free Trade Agreement||Undated|
|25||3||Nuclear Testing Bans||1984-1988|
|25||4||Nurses, Visiting Nurses||1985|
|25||4||Nurses, Seton Nurses||1998|
|25||5||Nurses' Strike, Local 1199, Port Jervis, NY||1994-1994|
|25||6||Occupational Safety and Health Administration||1993-1995|
|25||7||Pittston Coal Strike||1989|
|25||8||Plant Closings and Lay-off Moratorium||1987|
|25||9||Plattsburgh Local 788||1991|
|25||10||Portec Strike, United Steel Workers of America, Local 8652||1986-1987|
(See Oversize Box 2).
|26||1||Professional Air Traffic Controllers Strike||1981-1982|
|26||3||Public Employees Federation||1984-1985, 1999|
|26||4||Public Employees Federation, Policy Manual||1994|
|26||5||Public Employees Federation, Policy Manual||1994|
|26||6||"Race in the Workplace: Is Affirmative Action Working?"||1991|
|26||7||Ravenswood Lockout, West Virginia||1991-1992|
|26||9||St. Anne's Institute Organizing, Albany, NY||1985|
|26||10||Salt Miners' Strike||1986|
|26||11||Save Our Cities||1992|
|27||2||Service Employee International Union||1984-1985|
|27||3||Siena College Speech about Mergers||1987|
|27||4||Slate Workers' Strike||Undated|
|27||7||Social Security Reform||1998|
|27||8||South Africa, Flyers, Pamphlets||1984-1986|
|28||1||South Africa, News Clippings||1983-1984|
|28||2||South Africa, News Clippings||1985|
|28||3||South Africa, News Clippings||1986, 1987|
|28||4||Supermarket Workers and the Teamsters||1984-1988|
|28||6||"Testimony of the Union Procedures and Programmers Network"||1991|
|28||7||Transamerica Coalition for Bargaining Strength||1985|
|28||8||Transit Workers Strike||1985|
|28||9||Troy Housing Authority||1993|
|28||10||TWA Strike, International Federation of Flight Attendants||1985-1987|
|28||12||Union Made Product Directory||1998|
|29||1||Unions and the High Performance Workplace||1993|
|29||3||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott||1984-1987|
|29||4||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott||1988|
|29||5||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott||1989|
|29||6||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott||1990-1995|
|29||7||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, News Clippings||1988|
|30||1||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, News Clippings||1989|
|30||2||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, News Clippings||1990-1991|
|30||3||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, Flyers||Undated|
|30||4||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, Food and Justice||1987-1988|
|30||5||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, "The Impact of Pesticides used on California Table Grapes on Farmers, Consumers and the Environment"||1989|
|30||6||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, News from UFW||1898-1990|
|30||7||Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott||Undated|
|30||8||United Paper Workers International Union, Local 871 against Tagsons Paper||1982|
|30||9||United Paper Workers International Union, Strike in Rumford, ME||1986|
|30||10||United Paper Workers International Union, Strike against International Paper Co.||1987-1988|
|31||1||United Paper Workers International Union||1992-1993|
|31||2||United Paper Workers International Union, Local 1478, South Glens Falls Encore Paper Strike||1985|
|31||3||United Parcel Service||1997|
|31||4||United Staff Union Constitution||1991|
|31||5||United Steelworkers of America, District, "Building Your Steelworkers Local"||1993|
|31||6||United Steelworkers of America, Local 3701, Local News||1991-1993|
|31||7||United University Professions||1983-1993|
|31||8||University at Albany Field House Construction||1989|
|31||9||The Vermont Job Gap, Phase I, Basic Needs and a Livable Wage||1997|
|31||10||Video Display Terminals and Safety||1984-1986|
|31||12||Weekly Federal Employees' News Digest||1988-1990|
|31||14||WMHT Organizing, National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians||1985-1986|
|31||15||WMHT Organizing, National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians||1985-1987|
|32||1||Workers Rights Board, Public Hearing on Workfare||1997|
|32||3||Workfare, Public Hearing, March 11||1997|
|32||5||World Food Day, Albany||1983|
|32||5||World Food Day, Churning||1988|
|32||6||WRGB TV, Channel 6 Technicians' Strike||1984 May-1984 June|
|32||7||Zinc Miners' Strike, United Steelworkers of America, Local 3701, Newsletter||1986-1989|
|32||8||Zinc Miners' Strike, United Steelworkers of America, Local 3701||1988-1989|
|32||9||Zinc Miners' Strike, St. Lawrence County||1985-1989|
|32||10||Zinc Miners' Rally||1988 December 3|
|33||1||1st Solidarity Pledge Drive||1987|
|33||2||Activist Directory (By Campus Action)||1992 September|
|33||3||AFSCME: Civil Rights Work||1989|
|33||4||AFSCME: Native American Union Projects||1994-1998|
|33||5||Agriculture- New York State||1979-1995|
|33||6||Akwesasne: St. Regis Casinos & Police Standoff||1990|
|33||7||Akwesasne: St. Regis Casinos & Police Standoff - Press Clippings||1990|
|33||8||Akwesasne Union- Mohawk Nation||1990-1994|
|33||9||Albany Community Land Trust: Appeal to NY Telephone||1991|
|33||10||Albany County Central Federation of Labor - Solidarity Challenge||1990|
|33||11||Albany Public Library: Blizzard Closings||1993|
|33||12||Amalgamated Bank of New York 60th Anniversary Packet||1983|
|33||13||American Labor Museum: Botto House||1985|
|33||14||A. Philip Randolph Institute: National Background & Albany, NY Chapter Activity||1979-1990|
|33||15||Attica: Analysis of Conditions in NYS Prisons||1982|
|33||16||BE&K Construction Campaign||1994|
|33||17||Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH)||1994|
|34||1||California Grape Boycott||1990-1992|
|34||2||Capital District Coalition for Southern Africa & Against Racism||1995|
|34||3||Capital District Labor- Religion Coalition: 8th Annual Awards Dinner||2005|
|34||4||Capital District Minority Workers Campaign||1992|
|34||6||Central America Democracy Rights||1990|
|34||7||Child Labor Issues (Local & National Involvement)||1995-1999|
|34||8||Citizens Environmental Coalition: Meeting Minutes||04/25/1993|
|34||9||Citizens for a Clean Environment- Family Farm Rights||2000|
|34||10||Citizens Utility Board Rally||1994|
|34||11||Communications Workers of America vs. AT&T||1992|
|34||12||Community Canning & Food Preservation||1988|
|34||13||Community Services Society: Bronx||1995|
|34||15||DECERT Local 424: Issues with Rival Unions||1994-1995|
|34||16||Drug Testing Issues||1988|
|34||17||Earthwise Education Center||ca. 1992|
|34||18||East Timor Action Network||1993-1995|
|34||19||Economic Conversion Coalition: Economic Diversity Conferences||1989-1990|
|34||20||Economic Conversion Coalition: NYS Defense Advisory Panel||1990|
|34||21||Economic Conversion Coalition: U.S./Soviet Relations||1987-1990|
|34||22||Economic Conversion Coalition: Watervliet Arsenal||1990-1995|
|35||1||Employee Ownership Project (EOP) of Albany Region||1979, 1985-1988|
|35||2||Employee Ownership Project (EOP) of Albany Region||1989-1993|
|35||4||Environmentalists vs. Economic Developers||1992, 1995|
|35||5||Farmworker Solidarity Network of NYS||1989|
|35||6||Farmworker Solidarity Network of NYS||1989|
|35||7||Farmworker Support Network||1989-1995|
|35||8||Finch, Pruyn & Company Union Rebuttal||1996|
|35||9||Focus on Farming Vol. VIII /#6||1987 March 23-29|
|35||10||Funiciello, John : Eugene V. Debs Award (1984) & Jim Perry Progressive Leadership Award (1995)||1984, 1985|
|35||11||Funiciello, Theresa : Anti-Poverty Work||1988-1990|
|36||1||General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade (GATT)||1994|
|36||2||General Electric Tax Assessment Fight & Layoffs||1992-1995|
|36||3||Great Law Documentary (Linda Tokarchuk)||1990-1992|
|36||4||Greenway Council of Hudson River Valley: River Compact||1990|
|36||5||Hunger Issues:Food Monitor||1982 July-1982 December, 1983 March-1983 April, 1983 July-1983 August|
|36||6||Hunger Issues New York State||1980-1992|
|36||7||Illegal Immigrant Cases||1999 February-1999 March|
|36||8||Industrial Cooperative Association - National Center for Employee Ownership||1984-1989|
|36||9||Infant Formula Action Coalition||1990-1992|
|36||10||Israeli Institute for Military Studies: Arab-Israeli Peace Process||1990|
Contains letter to John Funiciello from Jimmy Carter.
|36||11||James Bay II : Hydro-Quebec Costs||1993 Fall|
|36||12||James Bay II : Innu Nation Rights||1992-1993|
|36||13||James Bay II : Update by P.R.O.J.E.C.T., Inc.||02/1993|
|37||1||Jobs with Justice: Official Union with SCCD||1995|
|37||2||Jones, Mary Harris "Mother": Stamp Resolution||1994 March|
|37||3||Korean Labor Unions Bulk||1984-1985|
|37||4||Labor Action Coalition of New York||1982-1983|
|37||5||Labor Party Advocates||1993-1996|
|37||6||Labor Research Association:Economic Notes||1983 September-1985 August|
|37||7||Laborers' International Union||1980-1981|
|37||8||Leaflets: Types of Union Support||ca. 1981|
|37||9||Levi's Boycott/Fuerza Unida||1991-1994|
|37||10||Lucy, William: Photo & Brief Background||Undated|
|37||11||Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations||2001-2002|
|37||12||McEntee, Gerald W. (AFSCME President)||1981-1990|
|37||13||Minimum Wage Lawsuit||1995|
|37||14||National Center for the Laity: Initiatives & Correspondence||1984-1989|
|37||15||National Commission for Democracy in Mexico||1992-1995|
|37||16||National Commission for Democracy in Mexico - Cecelia Rodriguez Visit to Albany||1996|
|37||17||National Labor Committee: NAFTA Concerns||1993|
|37||18||Navajo Preference in Employment Act||1994|
|38||1||New York Civil Liberties Union||1986-1992|
|38||2||New York COMPACT Agreement||1986|
|38||3||NY Minimum Wage Action||1993-1996|
|38||4||New York Solidarity By-Laws& Mission Statement||1991|
|38||5||New York State Commission on Lobbying Guidelines||1998|
|38||7||Newsletter Collection-National Samples||1982-1997|
|38||8||Newsletters: How-to/ Instructions||ca. 1994|
|38||9||Niebuhr Institute at Siena College||1984|
|38||10||Ohio Family Farm Movement - AFSCME/NYS||1986|
|38||11||OPEIU Local 2- Tie Vote/ Contract Ratification||1992|
|38||12||Physicians Forum-Cooperation with Unions||1990-1991|
|38||13||Printing Bids-Mohawk& Precision Graphics||1988 April|
|38||14||Prison Reform Issues||1980-1982|
|38||15||Public Employees Federation||1984-1997|
|38||16||Pyramid Lake Annual Meetings||1995-1996|
|38||18||Rural Advancement Fund||1983-1984|
|38||19||Rural Coalition Assembly||1997|
|39||1||Schenectady: Economic Progess||1995 Spring|
|39||2||Self-Help & Resource Exchange (Share)||ca. 1986-1997|
|39||3||September 19 Union||ca. 1988-1994|
|39||4||September 19 Union||ca. 1988-1994|
|39||5||Sierra Club: NYC Branch (John Klotz)||1993|
|39||6||Solidarity Annual Retreat||2000 July, 2003 July|
|39||7||Solidarity Committee - 25th Anniversary DVD||2008 Fall|
|39||8||Solidarity Committee Press Clippings||1990-2000|
|39||9||Solidarity Day||1981 September 19|
|40||1||Solidarity Day-AFSCME Songbook||1981|
|40||2||Solidarity Day-Press Clippings||1981|
|40||3||Solidarity Member Organizations||1994|
|40||4||Solidarity Website Maintenance||1996-1997|
|40||5||"Songs & Poems by Working People of Troy"||ca. 1989|
|40||6||State of NY Commission of Investigation - Green Haven Correctional Facility||1981|
|40||7||Student Association of the State University of New York||1987|
|40||8||SUNY Graduate Students-Collective Bargaining||1992|
|40||9||Troy Housing Authority||1992|
|40||10||Troy Labor Center: Coalition for Jobs||Undated|
|40||11||Tanzania Trade Unions||1986-1994|
|40||12||Teamsters Local 284: Beer Wars||1994|
|40||13||Teamsters Truck Strike||1994|
|40||14||United Electrical 59th Annual Convention- Officers Report||1994|
|40||15||United Farm Workers||1993-1996|
|40||16||U.S.-Mexican Free Trade Agreement: Impact on NYS - J. Funiciello Testimony||1992|
|40||17||Watertown Nurses' & Techs' Strike (SEIU Local 721)||1992|
|40||18||Workers' Rights Board||1997-1998|
|40||19||"Wrongdoers Escape Act" -- Lobby Against Bill S.2277/A.4509||1999|
|1||1||Subseries 4.1: Daily News Strike||1990|
nam_apap042-4.1_1Family Day on the Picket Line
Striking copy editor Beverly Weintraub gives a ride to her three-year-old daughter Abigail on the picket line at the New York Daily News. Meanwhile, the New York police have refuted charges by publisher James Hoge that the 10 striking unions have conspired to "commit violence" against the newspaper as circulation plummeted and major advertisers dropped out. (25-1-90).
nam_apap042-4.1_2For a Fair Settlement
|1991 January 7|
New York Governor Mario Cuomo is applauded for calling for a fair settlement at the New York Daily News at a rally for strikers. Leading the applause are New York State AFL-CIO President Edward Cleary, Newspaper and Mail deliverers President Mike Alvino and ladies' Garment Workers President Jay Mazur. (1-1-91).
nam_apap042-4.1_3Rallying the Daily News Unions
|1990 November 12|
Union members and supporters, some 15,000 strong, rally strikers outside the New York Daily News building on 42nd Street. Represented by 10 unions, 3,000 employees of the third largest daily in the United States went on strike October 25. They had been working without contracts since March 31. Management brought in scabs immediately, but distribution of the paper is down sharply. (23-1-90).
For a Balanced Solution.
Trade unionists rally in Portland, Ore., to ease the economic plight of timber workers and their communities that the Bush administration had long ignored following a court order to halt cutting on federal lands to protect wildlife. President Clinton issued a directive to his cabinet to have a solution on his desk in two months. (8-4-93).
|1||3||Football & Labor Issues||1980s|
Two black and white photos depict a strike by National Football League players in the 1980s, though they do not specify if it is the 1982 or 1987 strike. (ID numbers on the photos may indicate 1987.) One picture shows the scab pick-up game between the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while the other shows fans picketing with the real Washington Redskins. The third photo, which is also undated, depicts the New England Patriots' Mosi Tatupu striking with Ladies Garment Workers in Fall River, Massachusetts.
|1||4||Subseries 4.4: Grape Boycott & United Farm Workers||1988-1992|
Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez, in a water-only fast since July 17 to draw attention to labor's boycott of table grapes and the use of toxic chemicals by California growers, embraces his granddaughter Nicole during a mass in Delano, Calif. The union has pointed up the dangers of pesticides to farm workers and consumers. (34-1-88).
nam_apap042-4.4_2Farm Workers Protest
Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez (center; Dolores Huerta, right) took the UFW's demand on five hazardous pesticides to the steps of the California capitol in Sacramento after UFW member Jose Campost Martinez, 25, died while spraying Parathion, a toxic pesticide. Chavez called on Governor George Deukmejian to ban Parathion immediately saying, "agribusiness and the agri-chemical industry reap their benefits. The workers bury their dead. That is not the way it should be". (4-2-90).
nam_apap042-4.4_3March for Justice
Hundreds of grape and citrus workers have been walking off their jobs at farms across California's Coachella Valley in rotating daily demonstrations to protest low pay and rotten working conditions. Growers have frozen pay over six years, Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez said in leading a march on the Highway 111. (13-3-92).
nam_apap042-4.4_4Boycott the Grapes
United Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez announced early this month that 15 consumer, environmental, and public health groups have joined the union's national "Wrath of Grapes" boycott and called for a ban on five pesticides used on table grapes. The coalition said it will ask 30 leading grocery chains to voluntarily support the Farm Workers campaign.
nam_apap042-4.4_5Solidarity with Farm Workers
At storefront demonstration in Washington to press labor's boycott of California table grapes, UFW Vice President Arturo Rodriguez gets some enthusiastic support. From left, Newspaper Guild President Charles Dale; TNG office administrator Mary Aldrich; Ron Richardson, President of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 25; TNG Secretary-Treasurer John Edgington; Josh Williams, President of the metropolitan Washington AFL-CIO, and Rodriguez. Dale, who participated in the UFW's "fast for life" campaign, called on union members to help ban five toxic pesticides used on California grapes. (40-4-88).
nam_apap042-4.4_6Passing the Cross
Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez at Mass where he ended his 36-day "Fast for Life" passes small wooden cross to Rev. Jesse Jackson who then fasted fro three days. The continuing fast by trade unionists, clergy, and celebrities underscores the UFW's drive to ban the use of five toxic pesticides on California table grapes. The pesticides have caused deaths and illnesses among the farm worker families in the San Joaquin Valley. (36-4-88).
nam_apap042-4.4_7March on Washington
Union banners were in place as nearly 100,000 people joined in a 25th anniversary renewal of the 1963 March on Washington that demanded and achieved passage of the Civil Rights Act. The dream of which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke is still alive the rally testified. (36-3-88).
|1||5||Subseries 4.5: Greyhound Strike||1990-1991|
nam_apap042-4.5_1Teamsters Rally Greyhound Strikers
Teamsters President, William J. McCarthy leads ITB members in a St. Louis march supporting Amalgamated Transit Workers, on strike against Greyhound bus lines for the past three months. Some 325 delegates to the IBT central states conference joined in the demonstration. (11-1-90).
nam_apap042-4.5_2Taking a Walk
Striking members of the Amalgamated Transit Union march to Washington's Union Station for a rally in their continuing efforts to win a fail settlement at Greyhound bus lines. March leaders included ATU President James LaSala and civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and Rosa Parks. The ATU struck Greyhound on March 2. (13-1-90).
nam_apap042-4.5_3Riding Out the Struggle
Pledges of labor solidarity with striking members of the Amalgamated Transit Union are made by AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland at the Greyhound bus terminal in Louisville, KY. Helping man the picket line were federation Vice Presidents William Bywater and Richard Trumka, as well as Kentucky AFL-CIO president Robert Curtis and Executive Secretary-Treasurer Ronald Cyrus. The ATU has been on strike against Greyhound since March 2. (21-2-90).
nam_apap042-4.5_4Support for Greyhound Strikers
Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1600 in New Orleans were buoyed by a show of solidarity from delegates to the Letter Carriers' convention. NALC President Vincent Sombrotto, center, leads members in picketing outside the Greyhound terminal. (18-3-90).
nam_apap042-4.5_5On ATU's Picket Line
This youngster joins in a rally at the Washington, DC Greyhound terminal where 150 trade unionists show their support for the 9,300 Amalgamated Transit Union members who have been on strike against Greyhound Lines Inc., since last March 2. Rallies were held in Atlanta, New York, Detroit, Dallas, Cincinnati, and Portland, Ore., where Brenda Bowman was a guest speaker. Bowman is the daughter of Bob Waterhouse, a striker who was killed by a scab-driven bus in Redding, Calif. (18-4-90).
nam_apap042-4.5_6In Memory of Robert Waterhouse
Flowers mark the spot where ATU member Robert Waterhouse was killed by a scab Greyhound driver in Redding, Calif. (6-2-90).
nam_apap042-4.5_7ATU Strike Stalls Greyhound Runs
Union supports rally striking members of the Amalgamated Transit Union in Washington as the nation-wide walkout against Greyhound Lines rolled into its third week. A scab bus driver ran into a police cruiser during the demonstration commemorating the death of a striking driver. (6-1-90).
nam_apap042-4.5_8Milwaukee Greyhound Rally
Bruce Colburn, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 98 and head of the Milwaukee AFL-CIO's solidarity committee, leads the call for justice for Greyhound strikers at a rally outside Milwaukee's federal building where the National Labor Relations Board was conducting a hearing on an unfair labor practice complaint against Greyhound. (2-4-91).
|1||6||Laundry Workers Strike||1984-1985|
Unidentified and Undated.
Two photos, one of a woman and the other of a woman, horse and little girl, were found with the files on the Laundry Workers Strike in Stillwater, 1984-85. The photos are neither labeled nor dated. There are negatives included.
Three black and white photos: first is Senator Robert C. Byrd, second is AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Thomas R. Donahue speaking to the Senate Labor & Human Resources Committee, and the third is Rep. John Conyers, Jr. meeting with union officials about high unemployment issues.
Minimum Wage Call-Up.
Offices of House Education & Labor Committee Chairman Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Calif.) is the Capitol Hill link of an AFL-CIO conference call to spur a grassroots lobbying effort in support of an effective minimum wage bill. Hawkins, center, is the bill's sponsor. Rep. Pat Williams (D-Mont.) is on the phone to union leaders in 14 key southern states. AFL-CIO Legislative Director Robert M. McGlotten, left, coordinated the congressional calls. Other AFL-CIO departments participated from the federation's headquarters. (24-4-88).
|1||9||Subseries 4.9: General|
nam_apap042-4.9_1Black & White Photo, unlabeled
Photo depicts five men walking through industrial setting.
Black and white cartoon originating from AFL-CIO News; construction worker with "Senate upholds wage protections" sign.
There are six color photos of a community fair of some kind outside a church. There is no indication of who the sponsors are or where the fair is being held.
nam_apap042-4.9_4Fired up by Colt
|1987 April 16|
A thousand trade unionists rally outside Colt Industries headquarters in New York in support of 1,100 locked out autoworkers. Members of UAW Local 376 in Hartford, CT were without a contract for 10 months prior to walking out. The state declared the impasse a lockout in August when the company refused to bargain. The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against Colt for its refusal to bargain.
There are eight photos of a demonstration. However, there is no indication of the date, place, or people in the photos.
International Longshoreman, Local 333 United Marine Division Strike.
Black and white photo of two men holding placards indicating their support for the union and the strike. There is no indication of the date or place of the photograph or the identification of the men in the picture.
nam_apap042-4.9_6Ravenswood Battle Goes On
A huge marionette of legendary union organizer Mary Harris "Mother" Jones is greeted with applause by Ravenswood Aluminum Corp. stakeholders in Charleston, WV. The Steelworkers called the January 22 meeting to challenge the company's demeaning attitude toward workers and the community. RAC "permanently replaces 1,700 USWA members with scabs in November 1990". (March, 1 1992).
|1991 August 31|
Included are 12 color photos of the Solidarity Day and rally in Washington, D.C. that drew more than 325,000 union members and their allies. The photos consist primarily of crowd/group shots. Most groups had on special t-shirts and or carried signs. (See the September 9 issue of the AFL-CIO News for details.).
nam_apap042-4.9_8Teamsters Elect Ron Carey
At a Washington press conference, Ron Carey claims victory in a three-way race for the presidency of the Teamsters. Carey, 54, was president of IBT Local 804 in Queens, NY and drew 48.5% of the membership vote; R.V. Durham 33.2%; and Walter Shea 18.2%. Durham filed a protest with federal elections officers who conducted the membership election. January 2, 1992.
There are several photographs that are neither labeled nor dated.
The black and white photo is coded 21-1-91 and it appears to be some kind of hearing or testimony, with three men sitting at a table with microphones.
Another photo is color and appears to be a planning and or business meeting.(To the far left with her back to the photo is Pat Beetle(?) and to the far left is John Funicello.).
|1||10||Subseries 4.10: NAFTA and US-Mexico Free Trade|
nam_apap042-4.10_1He Died for 45 Cents an Hour, April 29
Fighting back tears, Elizabeth Macias describes at Senate hearings how her 16-year-old son was killed at a Ford Motor Co. glass plant in Juarez, Mexico, during his first week on the job. The Ford maquiladora was paying him 45 cents an hour as a production worker when he was hacked to death in an underground waste grinder. Attorney Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson and interpreter Alicia Edwards at the US-Mexico trade policy hearings accompany Mrs. Macias. (9-1-91).
nam_apap042-4.10_2NAFTA Job Drain
This ad by a US broker was displayed during Senate hearings on the North American Free Trade Agreement showing how runaway American manufacturers can exploit Mexican workers at poverty pay levels of less than $1 an hour. (8-2-93).
nam_apap042-4.10_3Shame of the Maquiladoras
Struggling to make ends meet with poverty-level wages, workers at Mexico's maquiladora plants are forced to live in shantytowns on polluted streams. But President Bush continues to press for the North American Free Trade Agreement that woefully lacks worker rights and environmental safeguards. (3-3-91).
nam_apap042-4.10_4Job-Gutting Trade Pact, October 12
With their jobs on the line, union members rally in San Antonio to protest the dire impact the US-Mexico-Canada trade accord will have on their livelihoods. The demonstration came with the ceremonial initialing of NAFTA by President Bush, Mexican President Carlos Salinas and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. (21-1-92).
More American jobs will be wiped out under President Bush's proposed free trade agreement with Mexico, Electronic Workers President William H. Bywater tells reporters as IUE members picket outside the Commerce Department. The Bush administration is seeking renewal of 'fast track' authority, which would bar amendments and limit discussion on the trade proposal. (7-4-91). (Editors: See April 1, 1991, issue of AFL-CIO News for details.).
|1||11||Solidarity Day||1991 August 31|
Included are 12 color photos of the Solidarity Day march and rally in Washington, DC that drew more than 325,000 union members and their allies. The photos consist primarily of crowd/group shots. Most groups had on special t-shirts and or carried signs. (See the September 9 issue of the AFL-CIO News for details.).
|1||12||Teamsters Local 72 & NYS Thruway Authority||Undated|
Includes three unlabeled, undated photos (2 black and white, 1 color) of a demonstration near the NYS Thruway Authority building in Albany. The two black and white photos show SCCD chairman John Funiciello and another subject shaking hands and conversing. The color photo shows SCCD member Doug Bullock with a Solidarity banner.
|1||1||Financial Records, Log Sheets||1984|
(Series 1, Box 1, Folder 5).
|1||2||Flyers and Pamphlets, Labor History Month Poster and Flyer of Exhibits and Events||1999|
|1||3||AFL-CLO, Union Label Poster||2000|
(Series 3, Box 4, Folder 2.
|1||4||American Postal Workers Union-Miscellaneous-Posters|
(Series 3, Box 4, Folder 2).
|1||5||American Postal Workers Union, Newsletters, Postal Press||1991-1993|
(Series 3, Box 4 Folder 3).
|1||6||American Postal Workers Union-Newsletters, The American Postal Worker||1997-1999|
(Series 3, Box 4, Folder 3).
|1||7||American Postal Workers Union, Newsletters, News Service||1989-1992|
(Series 3, Box 4, Folder 3).
4 Buttons that say "I'm Labor Party Advocate" in Oversize Box.
|2||1||American Postal Workers Union, Newsletters, News Service||1989-1992|
(Series 3, Box 4, Folder 3).
|2||2||Environment, Draft Study for a Hudson Valley Greenway||1990|
Maps: Hudson River Valley Greenway Trails, Rails, Roads and Public Lands; Greenway Study Area by County, City, Town, and Village (Series 3, Box 8, Folder 7).
|2||3||Environment, Greenpeace, Newsletters||1990-1993|
(Series 3, Box 8, Folder 9).
|2||4||Environment, Poster Map of New York State funded Dumps||1995|
(Series 3, Box 9 Folder 1).
|2||5||Greyhound, Amalgamated Transit Workers Union, Local 1202, Poster||1990|
(Series 3, Box 11, Folder 4).
|2||6||Hormel, United Food and Commercial Workers|
New York Times Feature, June 14, 1987; Washington Post Feature, November 3, 1987 (Series 3, Box 12, Folder 9).
|2||7||Privatization, Wanted Poster of Anthony M. Frank, Postmaster General, Privatization||1989-1992|
(Series 3, Box 12, Folder 12).
|2||8||Labor Day, Celebrations||1999-2000|
Poster (Series 3, Box 17, Folder 1).
|2||9||National Arts Program Poster: sponsored by Leonard E.B. Andrews Foundation, Pennsylvania||Undated|
|2||10||New York State Assembly, Congressional Voting Record for Labor-related Bills||Undated|
City of Schenectady City Council Resolution, 2000 Series 3, Box 22, Folder 8.
|2||11||Tek Toothbrushes Poster: Brushworkers Local 20468, AFL-CIO||Undated|