UNITE HERE/Workers United Southern Region records
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.
- Creation: 1980s-2000s
- Workers United. Southern Region (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use. Access to materials containing personal or sensitive information in box 34 is restricted for 75 years from the date of creation.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.
UNITE HERE formed in 2004, with the merger of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE). Bruce Raynor of UNITE served as general president of the new union, which had over 400,000 members in the United States and Canada, and HERE's John Wilhelm as hospitality president. In 2009, following a bitter internal dispute, the majority of the UNITE side of the union, along with some HERE locals, split to form a new union, Workers United, which, under Raynor's leadership, affiliated with the Service Employees International Union. At various times, the Southern Region of Workers United and its predecessors covered Virginia, South and North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida, and represented workers for a variety of manufacturing and hospitality employers.
67.5 Linear Feet (54 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
The records retain their original order.
Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated by Workers United Southern Region, courtesy of Chris Bauman, October 2019.
Box-level inventory created during accessioning. No re-foldering, sorting, weeding, or other organizational or preservation work has been done.
- UNITE HERE/Workers United Southern Region:
- A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
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- Hal Hansen
- October 2019
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