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

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.


  • Creation: 1974-1976


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)

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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.

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.

Service Employees International Union, Local 579 (Charleston, S.C.):
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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