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UNITE HERE/Workers United Southern Region records

 Collection
Identifier: z-unpublished-L2019-13

Scope and Contents of the Records

UNITE HERE/Workers United Southern Region records consist of contracts, negotiations, grievances, videotapes, photographs, charters, periodicals, and t-shirts. The materials detail the Southern Region's representation of members who worked for companies such as Levi Strauss, Disney, Goya, K-Mart, Sodexho, and Bondo.

Dates

  • 1980s-2000s

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Access to box 34 restricted. Consult archivist for further information.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) was a United States labor union known for its support for "social unionism" and progressive political causes. Led by Sidney Hillman for its first thirty years, it helped found the Congress of Industrial Organizations. It merged with the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) in 1976 to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), which merged with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union in 1995 to create the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). UNITE merged in 2004 with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) in 2004 to create a new union known as UNITE HERE. After a bitter internal dispute in 2009, the majority of the UNITE side of the union, along with some of the disgruntled HERE locals left UNITE HERE, and formed a new union named Workers United, led by former UNITE president Bruce Raynor. At various times, the Southern Region of Workers United and its predecessors covered Virginia, South and North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.

Extent

54 Cubic Feet (54 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

UNITE HERE/Workers United Southern Region records consist of contracts, negotiations, grievances, videotapes, photographs, charters, periodicals, and t-shirts. The Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) merged in 2004 with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) in 2004 to create a new union known as UNITE HERE.

Off-Site Storage

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Workers United Southern Region, courtesy of Chris Bauman, October 2019.

Processing Information

Box-level inventory created during accessioning. No re-foldering, sorting, weeding, or other organizational or preservation work has been done.
Title
UNITE HERE/Workers United Southern Region:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
In Process
Author
Hal Hansen
Date
October 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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