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RG28. AFL-CIO. Organization and Field Services Department

 Record Group

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

AFL, AFL-CIO Organization and Field Services Department, International and National Union Charter files

 Collection 0001-LBR-RG28-003
Overview The AFL-CIO Organization and Field Services Department is primarily responsible for coordination of union organizing, and monitoring union issues in elections. This collection is comprised of the charter files of the AFL and AFL-CIO which record the affiliation of national and international unions with the national body from 1886 to 1989.

AFL and AFL-CIO Organization and Field Services Department, State Charter records

 Collection 0021-LBR-RG28-005
Overview The Organizing Department was given responsibility for administering charter records in the 1970s. This collection contains copies of AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO state charters and related correspondence gathered or generated by the AFL-CIO Organization and Field Services Department. AFL charter materials date 1890-1955, CIO materials from 1937-1956, and AFL-CIO materials from 1956-1985. The bulk of all materials date from the 1930s to the 1950s

AFL and AFL-CIO Organizing Department records

 Collection 0050-LBR-RG28-002
Overview The Organizing Department was created in the 1930s in the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and in the 1940s in the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) with similar purposes of fostering cooperation among unions to achieve common goals for workers. The Department was also active in promoting union causes during National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) elections. These records document organizing activities from 1953-1975 (bulk dates) through activity reports, service reports, monthly...

AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO Department of Organization and Field Services, Local Central Body Charter records

 Collection 0081-LBR-RG28-006
Overview The Department of Organization and Field Services for AFL and CIO and then AFL-CIO was responsible for promoting cooperation between national and local union bodies, as well as advocating for union victories in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) elections. These records document the relationships between local central bodies and their parent federation. Types of materials include charters and local documents.

AFL-CIO Organization and Field Services Department, Local Central Body Constitutions and Bylaws records

 Collection 0022-LBR-RG28-008
Overview In the 1970s, the Organization and Field Services Department gained responsibility of union charter records. This collection consists of materials related to the organization and function of local central union bodies. Materials include constitutions and bylaws of AFL-CIO local central bodies in the United States, as well as accompanying correspondence.

AFL Federal Local Unions (FLUs) and AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Unions (DALUs) Charter records

 Collection 0016-LBR-RG28-001
Overview Administered by the AFL-CIO Office of the Secretary-Treasurer, and later the AFL-CIO Organizing Department, this collection contains an annotated listing of charter grants for AFL Federal Local Unions (FLUs) and AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Unions (DALUs), an index, and charter record forms for DALUs from 1924 to 1981. FLU and DALU charters were granted to local organizations of wage workers who were also trade unionists but not members of any affiliate. The collection provides a quick...

Organization and Field Services Department, AFL Federal Local Union (FLU), CIO Local Industrial Union (LIU), and AFL-CIO Directly Affiliated Local Union (DALU) Charter Records

 Collection 0002-LBR-RG28-007
Overview The Organization and Field Services Department is responsible for supporting AFL-CIO union organizing. Charters, or certificates of affiliation, represent the official record of a labor organization's affiliation with the American Federation of Labor (AFL), the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and subsequently the AFL-CIO. This collection consists of charter applications, charter records, correspondence, data collection forms, bylaws and constitutions, collective bargaining...