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Service Employees International Union, Local 579 (Charleston, S.C.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1977-26

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.

Dates

  • 1974-1976

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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.

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.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (in 4 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Lucy Manning, 1977.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Building Services Employees International Union contracts collection, 1953-1958 (L-Contracts_BSEIU)
  2. Service Employees International Union contracts collection, 1960-1973 (L-contracts_SEIU)
  3. Service Employees International Union, Southern Region records, 1951-1974 (L1973-40)

Processing Information

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.
Title
Service Employees International Union, Local 579 (Charleston, S.C.):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1978
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2010: Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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