Service Employees International Union, Local 579 (Charleston, S.C.) records
Scope and Content of the Records
The records of the Service Employees International Union, Local 579, 1974-1976, comprise correspondence, National Labor Relations Board case documents and affidavits pertaining to an attempt by the local to establish a bargaining unit at he St. Francis Xavier Hospital, Charleston, S.C.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
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.
History of the Service Employees International Union
The Service Employees International Union was founded in 1921 in Chicago as the Building Services Employees Union, its first members being janitors, elevator operators, and window washers. In 1968 it renamed itself Service Employees International Union, and in the 1980s it absorbed the International Jewelry Workers Union, the Drug, Hospital, and Health Care Employees Union (Local 1199), and the Health and Human Services Workers.
0.2 Linear Feet (in 4 folders)
Language of Materials
The records of the Service Employees International Union, Local 579, consists of materials related to the local's attempt to establish a bargaining unit at the St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Charleston, SC.
Collection donated by Lucy Manning, 1977.
Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, 1978. This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
- Service Employees International Union, Local 579 (Charleston, S.C.):
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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