Ecumenical Coalition of Working People records
Scope and Content of the Records
The Records, 1973-1984, of the Ecumenical Coalition of Working People consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, printed material, and photographs.
- Ecumenical Coalition of Working People (Organization)
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.
The Ecumenical Coalition of Working People incorporated on March 15, 1979 as a non-profit corporation with a Board of Directors made up of Joe Irwin, coordinator, Bill Jenkins of Retail Clerks International Union, Harold Parker of the Atlanta Presbytery, and Herbert Green of the United Automobile Workers. The Coalition was organized to improve the living and working conditions of workers and their families, and sought to alleviate the historical bias against unions in the South by conducting labor education programs such as workshops, seminars, conferences, newspaper articles, church sermons, a radio broadcast, and by lobbying the Georgia General Assembly. Coordinator Joe Irwin was educated at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and was an ordained Congregationalist minister.
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The Ecumenical Coalition of Working People was incorporated on March 15, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Coalition was organized to improve the living and working conditions of workers and their families, and sought to alleviate the historical bias against trade unions in the South by conducting labor education programs and lobbying the Georgia General Assembly.
The records are arranged into three series:
- Series I: Administrative Files, 1975-1984
- Series II: Organization Files, 1976-1981
- Series III: Subject Files, 1973-1983
Donated by Joe Jacobs and Herb Green, July 1984.
During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time).
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection
- 13 negatives with matching proof sheet, and 3 enlargements of the Bell Telephone building under construction beside All Saints Episcopal Church, one line-shot negative of the Bell Telephone building and All Saints Episcopal Church, two lithoprinted half-tones of Zell Miller, and country and western singers Dolly Parton and Don Williams
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection
- Highlander Reports (Highlander Research and Education Center), March 1977-December 1978
- Industrial Worker (Industrial Workers of the World), January 1979
- Southern Fight - Back (Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice), February 1979
- USA (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), July/August, 1979
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection
- Twelve pamphlets concerning: United Automobile Workers, Day Care Centers,Humphrey - Hawkins Full Employment Bill, League of Women Voters, Religion and Labor, Steel Industry
Inventoried by C.E. Minihan at the file level, March 1987.
- Ecumenical Coalition of Working People:
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
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