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AFL-CIO Region 5 (Atlanta office) records

Identifier: L1985-15

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1976-1978, of AFL-CIO Region 5 (Atlanta) consist of correspondence, newsletters, memos and reports covering AFL-CIO's stand on political issues and candidates for office, Lobbying, political campaigns, internal problems, issues involving union and non-union businesses, promotions and general business. Included are files on State and Local Central Bodies, the Don Luna case and trial, and the J. P. Stevens Organization and Boycott. Reports include: Report of the Department of Organization and Field Services, 1976; The Economy in Contrast--Nixon-Fords Years vs. Kennedy-Johnson Years, 1976; Profile of the Construction Industry, 1976. Memoranda include an Outline to assist State and Local Central Bodies in obtaining new affiliates and/or increasing the per capita payments of existing affiliates.


  • Creation: 1976-1978


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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.

Historical Note about AFL-CIO Region 5

AFL-CIO Region V includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.


2.09 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Language of Materials



AFL-CIO Region 5 (known as Region 6 until 1973) encompassed Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The records consists of correspondence, newsletters, memos and reports, covering AFL-CIO's stand on political issues and candidates for office, lobbying, political campaigns, internal problems, and general business.


The records are arranged into six series:

  1. Series I: Department of Organization and Field Services, 1976
  2. Series II: Executive Secretary-Treasurer, 1976
  3. Series III: Region V, 1976-1978
  4. Series IV: State and Local Central Bodies, 1976-1978
  5. Series V: Subject File [Correspondence and related material], 1976-1978
  6. Series VI: J. P. Stevens Organization and Boycott [Correspondence and related material], 1976-1978

Acquisition Information

Donated by the AFL-CIO George Meany Memorial Archives, April 1985.

Related Archival Materials

The Southern Labor Archives holds numerous AFL-CIO collections. These collections include State level organizations (Virginia State AFL-CIO, Mississippi AFL-CIO, Florida State AFL-CIO, Georgia State AFL-CIO, South Carolina State AFL-CIO, and North Carolina State AFL-CIO). In addition, the SLA has a number of regional office collections (the designations and locations have changed over time) including: AFL-CIO. Region 5, AFL-CIO. Region 6, AFL-CIO. Region 8 (Knoxville, Tenn.), and AFL-CIO. Region 10 (Nashville, Tenn.) as well as the AFL-CIO. Civil Rights Department. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For oversized materials, contracts, constitutions, and proceedings, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Oversize Location

  1. El Cuhamil, August 1, 1977
  2. Equal Rights Advocate, July 1, 1977
  3. Greensboro Daily News, April 17, 1978
  4. The People's Press, 1978
  5. A Report on Congress
  6. Durham Morning Herald August 29, 1976
  7. We Need an Effective Labor Law, 1978
  8. Newspaper articles, 1972-1978
  9. Newspaper articles, 1979-1982
  10. Poster, Read what a famous newspaperwriter says about unions
  11. Poster, Stevens could not cut your benefits if you had a union contract
  12. Poster, End the low-wage conspiracy against Southern workers
  13. Poster, Someone is trying to mislead you!
  14. Poster, That message from the boss...
  15. Poster, This contract was a result of peaceful negotiations! Not one day of work was lost!
  16. Poster, Florida Steel wants to take you for a ride!
  17. Poster, Some facts for "The Loyal Employees Committee" to consider:
  18. Poster, Stand and fight together -- Let's get organized!
  19. Poster, J. P. Stevens Worker his back-pay jackpot!
  20. Poster, $1.85 per hour ain't hay!

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements and Contracts Collection

  1. Carter County, TN, American Federation of Teachers, Local 1140 AFL-CIO and Carter County Board of Education, 1974
  2. Tennessee Valley Authority and Salary Policy Employee Panel, as of July 1, 1975

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and Bylaws Collection

  1. Alabama Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Alabama C.O.P.E. 1972, 1977
  2. Birmingham Labor Council, AFL-CIO, undated
  3. North Carolina State, AFL-CIO, 1975
  4. Tennessee State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 1975
  5. Tennessee Valley Authority Public Safety Service Employees' D.A.L.U. #3033, AFL-CIO, 1971

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. Alcoholism: What every worker should know about alcoholism.
  2. AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department: Dues Checkoff; Are you a weak link?; Government workers; Guideline Agreement
  3. AFL-CIO Union Label and Service Trades Department: Lessons for Americans
  4. AFL-CIO, Legislative Reports -- State: Mississippi AFL-CIO Legislative Report, 1977
  5. AFL-CIO, Mississippi Labor Council: Mississippi AFL-CIO Labor Directory 1977
  6. Boycotts: How boycotts have helped workers win economic justice
  7. Clothing and Textile Workers Union Amalgamated: Guidelines for planning an ACTWU Retired Members program
  8. Drug Industry: Stop Drugs at the source
  9. Frontlash: Making Democracy Work -- A Time For Action, 1976
  10. Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Bill: We need Humphrey - Hawkins now 48th Anniversary - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  11. J. P. Stevens: Boycott the product, not the store
  12. North Carolina Labor Law Center: North Carolina Labor Law Center

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. AFL-CIO Council of Jacksonville News, June 1976
  2. Alabama AFL-CIO Legislative Newsletter, March 3 and 19, 1977
  3. Alabama Labor Council Newsletter, March, April, May, September 28, 1977
  4. Consumer Report -- Blue Cross Association, October, November 1977
  5. Florida AFL-CIO C.O.P.E. Report, October, November, December 1977
  6. Focus on Full Employment -- National Council for Full Employment, August, September, October 1976
  7. Georgia State AFL-CIO Newsletter, September 1977
  8. Group Research Report -- Group Research, Inc. May 2, June 7, 28, September 20 October 25, November 22, December 13, 1976
  9. Health Labor Relations Report, October 1976
  10. Health Security News -- Committee for National Health Insurance, September, November 1976
  11. International Labor Press Association Reporter, February 12, June 28, 1976
  12. Labeletter -- AFL-CIO Union Label and Service Trades Department, March 1976
  13. Legislative Newsletter -- Florida State AFL-CIO, April, May, June 1978
  14. Mississippi AFL-CIO Report, January 29, February 26, October 10, 1976, January 17, February 12; February 26, August 6, 1978
  15. Mississippi Legislation -- Mississippi Manufacturers Association, April 1976
  16. News and Views -- Democratic Women of DeKalb (GA), January 1977
  17. North Carolina Labor Law Center, December 1977
  18. Of Human Rights -- Georgetown University, Spring 1978
  19. Project M.O.V.E./ On the M.O.V.E. American Postal Workers Union, Atlanta, Local, November, December 1976
  20. Social Justice -- Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union, September 1976
  21. Southern Labor Studies Report -- Southern Labor Conference, November 1978
  22. Tennessee State Labor Council Newsletter, May 14, 1976
  23. Textile Labor -- Textile Workers Union of America, May 1976
  24. What's Going On -- Winston-Salem (N.C.) Central Labor Union, AFL-CIO, February, March, May, June, July, September 1976

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Alabama Labor Council, AFL-CIO Report to the President, Resolutions to be acted upon, Official Committees, 1977
  2. American Federation of Teachers Resolutions, 1976
  3. Florida AFL-CIO, 1976
  4. Georgia State AFL-CIO, 1977
  5. North Carolina State AFL-CIO resolutions, 1977, 1978
  6. Tennessee State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 1975-1977

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Staff at the file level.


AFL-CIO, Region 5 (Atlanta Office) [accession L1985-15]:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
June 2001
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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