Marc R. Levinson papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Papers, 1975-1978, of Marc R. Levinson, consist of correspondence, newsclippings, official statements, depositions, and other documents related to three specific labor relations disputes: a strike by Local 1644 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) against the city of Atlanta, 1977; the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union's recognition campaign against the J.P. Stevens Company, 1976-1978; and an attempt by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union to organize Cagle, Inc., a chicken procession plant in Camilla, Ga., 1976. Also included are two cassette tapes containing interviews done by Levinson of Jerry Wurf, President of AFSCME, and Albert Shanker, President of the American Federation of Teachers, in which the issues of public employee unionism, Atlanta labor relations, rivalry between the AFT and the National Education Association, school integration, standardized tests, and union political coalitions are raised.
- Creation: 1975-1978
- Levinson, Marc R. (Person)
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Collection is open for research use.
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Mr. Levinson was a journalist and news editor of Creative Loafing, an Atlanta weekly. ACTWU was formed in 1976 by a merger of the Textile Workers Union of America and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.
0.25 Linear Feet (in 14 folders)
Language of Materials
Marc R. Levinson was a journalist and news editor of Creative Loafing, an Atlanta weekly. His papers, 1975-1979, contain three series. The AFSCME Local 1644/City of Atlanta series includes correspondence, news clippings, news releases, and printed materials relating to a strike by Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.) of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) against the City of Atlanta in 1977. The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America/J.P. Stevens Company series contains legal documents, news releases, and printed materials pertaining to the union's 1976-1978 recognition campaign against the J.P. Stevens Company. The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union/Cagle series contains materials relating to the union's 1976 efforts to organize Cagle, a chicken processing plant in Camilla, Georgia. The collection also includes two audio cassette tapes of interviews Levinson made with Jerry Wurf, AFSCME president and Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
The papers are arranged into four series:
- Series I: AFSCME Local 1644/City of Atlanta, 1975-1977
- Series II: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America/J. P. Stevens Company, 1976-1978
- Series III: Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/Cagle, Inc. (Camilla, Ga.), 1976
- Series IV: Oral Histories, 1977
Donated by Marc Levinson, January 1983.
During processing, pamphlets were separated to the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection (note that this collection has been weeded over time).
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection
- J. P. Stevens and Co., Inc. (7)
Processed by Special Collections Staff at the file level.
- Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (Organization)
- AFSCME. Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
- Cagle (Firm : Camilla, Ga.) (Organization)
- Shanker, Albert (Person)
- Wurf, Jerry, 1919-1981 (Person)
- J.P. Stevens & Co. (Organization)
- Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (Organization)
- Creative Loafing (Firm) (Organization)
- Marc R. Levinson:
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- May 2001
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