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AFL and AFL-CIO Office of the President, George Meany papers

 Collection 0062-LBR-RG1-038
Abstract George Meany began his career as a journeyman plumber in New York City, and soon was elected to be business agent of New York Local 463 in 1922. After serving in the New York City Central Trades and Labor Assembly, and the New York State Federation of Labor, he was elected to be Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL in 1939. Upon the death of AFL President, William Green, George Meany was elected as the next president of the AFL. This collection comprises the records of the last two decades of...

AFL-CIO Legislation Department, Testimony

 Collection 0052-LBR-RG21-002
Abstract The AFL-CIO Department of Legislation acts as the lobbying arm of the AFL-CIO, with their original purpose being defined by the AFL to run convention business, carry out convention instructions, and monitor legislative measures directly affecting the question of labor. This collection consists of testimony and statements made primarily by officers and employees of the AFL and later AFL-CIO to Senate and House committees on a variety of economic, social, and political issues dating from 1953...

Frontlash records

 Collection 0082-LBR-RG50-001
Abstract Frontlash was an activist group that was created to increase political interest and engagement among young adults and was, one of the most enduring college-aged activist groups to emerge from the 1960s. This collection has extensive material related to instruction in labor organizing and union support, as well as significant material relating to Frontlash's political activity. Types of records include organizational records, financial records, minutes, mission statements, reports, and...

AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department records

 Collection 0068-LBR-RG9-003
Abstract This collection is comprised of the records of the AFL-CIO's Civil Rights Department, primarily from the 1960s through the 1980s and under the directorships of Donald Slaiman (1964-1974) and William Pollard (1974-1986). The Civil Rights Department worked to oppose employment discrimination and for other labor civil rights causes. Materials include correspondence, press releases, reports, subject files, and interviews. The topics in this collection cover all the activities conducted by the...

AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO scrapbooks

 Collection 0094-LBR-RG98-004
Abstract

The AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO scrapbooks were created by different departments of the AFL, CIO, AFL-CIO, and affiliated unions. They depict and commemorate various events in labor history, such as conventions, cornerstone ceremonies, and special dinners. Materials within the scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, photographs, and advertisements.

AFL-CIO Economic Research Department, Office of Wage and Industrial Relations Records, Anne Draper records

 Collection 0041-LBR-RG13-006
Abstract

Anne Draper was a staff member and economist of the AFL-CIO Economic Research Department, specializing on issues of wages and prices. Her work shows the interest of the Federation on issues such as credit unions, consumer problems, and the women's movement. The Economic Research Department specialized on providing information about economic issues to the AFL-CIO. This collection consists of material created and collected by Anne Draper.

AFL and AFL-CIO Organizing Department records

 Collection 0050-LBR-RG28-002
Abstract 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...

Tobacco Workers International Union (TWIU) records

 Collection 0105-LBR
Abstract Founded in 1895 as the National Tobacco Workers Union of America, the Tobacco Workers International Union merged in 1978 with the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union to form the Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco Workers International Union. The Tobacco Workers International Union (TWIU) records date from 1896-1979 and include administrative files, organizers' correspondence and reports, documentation of locals' activities, financial records, memorabilia, publications, and...

Alan Kistler papers

 Collection 0086-LBR-RG95-009
Abstract Alan Kistler was director of the Department of Organization and Field Services of the AFL-CIO from 1974 to 1986. His early career consisted of membership and leadership in union locals in Pittsburgh before he became an organizer for the CIO and then the AFL-CIO. Kistler's papers document his official activities in organizing disputes during the years 1987 to 1992, and extensive correspondence from his time as department director. Other material types include research files, articles, memos,...

AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education, Research Division records

 Collection 0080-LBR-RG22-001
Abstract

The AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education (COPE) was founded in 1955 to encourage workers to participate in political life. While COPE may have compiled voting statistics and published some of the printed material, this collection contains mostly secondary material issued by others and collected by office staff. The materials consists of correspondence, voting statistics, printed materials, and clippings pertaining to election campaigns, politicians, and political issues.

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