A Guide to the AFSCME, Council 4 Records, 1962-2000

A Guide to the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 4 Records

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the AFSCME, Council 4 Records
Creator
AFSCME. Council 4 (Conn.).
Inclusive Dates
1962-2000
Extent
44.25 Linear feet
Abstract
The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 4, founded in 1937 , is Connecticut's largest AFL-CIO union. Council 4, headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, currently represents 35,000 employees who work in occupations within a diverse range of fields which include but are not limited to technical, blue collar, professional, clerical, health care, corrections and law enforcement, welfare and social services, public workers, as well as K-12 education and higher education. The records contains the correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, manuscripts, publications, and files of AFSCME, Council 4.
Call Number
2004.0118
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Kristen DeBona. (December 2009)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#] AFSCME Council 4 Records.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

These records were donated by AFSCME Council 4 in October 2004, December 2004, and other times in 2005.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#] AFSCME Council 4 Records.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records
  • Bylaws
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Financial Records
  • Fliers [printed matter]
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Petitions
  • Posters
  • Press releases
  • Publications
  • Resolutions (administrative records)

Subject(s)

  • Interviews
  • Labor unions--Organizing

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History

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 4 is Connecticut's largest AFL-CIO union and was founded in 1937 with only 28 members. Today, Council 4 represents 35,000 employees who work in occupations within a diverse range of fields which include but are not limited to technical, blue collar, professional, clerical, health care, corrections and law enforcement, welfare and social services, public workers, as well as K-12 education and higher education. Headquartered in  New Britain, Connecticut, Council 4 provides its nearly 500 local unions with a variety of services, including collective bargaining, economic and contract research, education and training, political and legislative affairs, public relations and legal representation. Council 4 is governed by its own constitution and elected governing bodies: the Council 4 Executive Board and Council 4 Delegates' Body. Council 4 members determine the union's action agenda and elect the union's leadership. The mission of Council 4 is to deliver fair contracts that provide members with decent pay and benefits, employment security and a real voice on the job while standing at the forefront of the fight for strong public services and fair budgets.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, manuscripts, publications, and files of union locals represented by AFSCME, Council 4, including corrections officers with Council 16 which later merged with Council 4. Topics covered in the records include contract negotiations, grievances, pensions, arbitration hearings, mediation, job specifications, workmen's compensation, settlements, compensation When the town or city was noted in a file this was noted in the box scope and content note.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Inventory, 1962-2000 

Box

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1987-1989   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: Grievance Files, headed by Grievant name.]

2004.0118_01

Administrative records, correspondance, clippings, legal documents, notes, 1985-1988   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: Contract Negotiations, Bristol, Darien Nurses, Hamden Schools, Plymouth, Southington, West Hartford, Woodbridge.]

2004.0118_02

Administrative records, correspondance, financial records, legal documents, notes, transcripts, 1978-1983   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: Town of Hamden Arbitration Hearings, Contracts, MBAs, Mediation, Notes, Offers, Pensions, Revisions.]

2004.0118_03

Administrative records, correspondance, legal documents, 1988   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by town, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Arbitration scheduling; grievance appeals; International Convention planning correspondance, lobbyist reports; filed by Boards of Education, Cafeteria employees, Custodians, Departments of Public Works, Park departments, Townhalls.]

2004.0118_04

Administrative records, legal documents, 1980-1991   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by town, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Contracts; field representative files, Weston, Westport, Windsor, Winsted, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodstock.]

2004.0118_05

Administrative records, correspondance, legal documents, notes, 1995-2000   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Arbitration; evidence for arbitration; grievances; for Milford Department of Public Works and Board of Education custodians.]

2004.0118_06

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1962-1975   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Billings for due deductions; grievances; job specifications; policy meeting notes; by Southbury Local 321.]

2004.0118_07

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1962-1971   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by name and category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Officer requests for reimbursement; workmen's compensation; equipment manuals.]

2004.0118_08

Administrative records, legal documents, notes, 1987-1990   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Appeals; audits; contract negotations; reopened cases; by OPE, C.D.]

2004.0118_09

Administrative records, correspondance, legal documents, notes, 1994-2000   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Arbitration hearings; grievances; miscellaneous papers and documents; by Town of Willington.]

2004.0118_10

Administrative records, correspondance, legal documents, notes, 1994-2000   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Arbitration; evidence used for arbitration; firings; general information; grievances; safety and security briefings; for Monroe Board of Education, Monroe custodians]

2004.0118_11

Administrative records, correspondance, legal documents, notes, 1982-1984   1.3 Linear feet File headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Negotiations; proposals; settlements; from towns of Branford, Meriden, New Britain, Norwalk, Stamford, Watertown, West Hartford, Windsor, Wolcott.]

2004.0118_12

Administrative records, clippings, correspondance, legal documents, notes, 1981-1984   1.3 Linear feet File headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Employee agreements and terms; employee grievances; negotiations for labor; for Bethel, CREC, East Windsor, Enfield, Hamden, New Canaan, New Haven, Newtown, Plymouth, Redding, Weston.]

2004.0118_13

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1979-1985   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Arbitration records; disciplinary actions; grievances; miscellaneous files; by Local 538, Corrections Union.]

2004.0118_14

Administrative records, clippings, correspondance, legal documents, notes, 1978-1986   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Actuarial valuations for pension negotiations; contract negotiations and agreements between multiple organizations and towns; pension negotiations and agreements.]

2004.0118_15

Administrative records, correspondance, legal documents, notes, 1985-1988   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by name and town, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Employee dismissals, general files, grievances, and promotions; town contract negotiations and agreements by Ansonia, Derby, Monroe, and Newtown.]

2004.0118_16

Administrative records, correspondance, legal documents, notes, 1981-1988   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category and name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Metropolitan district employee contract negotiations and agreements; grievances; miscellaneous papers; pension plans; position descriptions, evaluations.]

2004.0118_17

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1969-1971   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category and name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Council 16 records - compensation plans; employee activities reports, appointments, departures, grievances, retirements; organization memos; policy reports; staff requests.]

2004.0118_18

Administrative records, correspondance, financial records, notes, photographs, 1986-1994   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Agreements; budgets; Dom Badolato records; grievances; mediation and arbitration records; retirement agendas; work logs.]

2004.0118_19

Administrative records, correspondance, legal documents, notes, 1986-1989   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category and town, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Ledyard, New London, Waterford; agreements; grievances; negotiations.]

2004.0118_20

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1987-1989   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by name, alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Agreements; arbitration; dismissals; grievances; incident reports; miscellaneous employee files; suspensions; workers compensation cases; for Local 387.]

2004.0118_21

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1987-1989   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by name divided by Local, alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Agreements; arbitration; dismissals; grievances; incident reports; miscellaneous employee files; suspensions; workers compensation cases; for Locals 387, 391, 1565.]

2004.0118_22

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1969-1971   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category and name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Council 16 records - compensation plans; employee activities reports, appointments, departures, grievances, retirements; organization memos; policy reports; staff requests.]

2004.0118_23

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1986   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by town and organization, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Contract negotiations with unions within multiple cities around the state of Connecticut.]

2004.0118_24

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1985-1989   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category and name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Grievances; schedules; staffing information; wage proposals; for Connecticut Red Cross.]

2004.0118_25

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1983-1987   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Clerical and correction job classifications; committee notes; contract negotiations; settlements and agreements.

2004.0118_26

Administrative records, correspondence, legal documents, notes, 1988   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by union name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Contract negotiations for unions of multiple cities/towns in the state of Connecticut.]

2004.0118_27

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, legal documents, 1989   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by organization name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Agreements; contract negotiations; field representative files; evidence for negotiations; proposals; for organizations and unions across the state of Connecticut.]

2004.0118_28

Administrative records, correspondence, legal documents, notes, 1987   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by organization name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Charters by unions from Local 184 to 818 Groton; contract negotiations for unions of multiple cities/towns in the state of Connecticut; grievances; mediations; negotiations.]

2004.0118_29

Administrative records, clippings, correspondance, notes, 1968-1978   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category and name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Council 16 - Agendas; arbitration files; budgets; grievances; policies.]

2004.0118_30

Administrative records, clippings, correspondance, notes, 1967-1977   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category and name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Council 16 - Grievances; workmen's compensation; retirement compensation.]

2004.0118_31

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1985   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category and town name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Billings; field representative files; hearings; negotiations; by various towns and organizations throughout the state of Connecticut.]

2004.0118_32

Clippings, copy (production stage), correspondence, legal documents, notes, photographs, publishings, 1960-1966   1.3 Linear feet Binders, files, newspapers and photographs organized by type of document

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: AFSCME Newsletter; AFSCME News Release; AFSCME Public Employee, v.39 n.3 - v.40 n.1; Alliance Newspaper, v.1 no.4 - v.1 no.6; copies of Union News Views, January 1960 - June 1966; photos from Council 16 AFSCME AFL-CIO Annual Convention.]

2004.0118_33

Administrative records, clippings, correspondence, notes, 1972   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category, not alphabetical, some remain unlabeled

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Miscellaneous papers - 5-200(k) Department of Correction; 9k Labor Department; Council 16 papers; Corrections 9k; E. Board; Local #1247; Local News Clippings (1972-1973); Medical Review Board; Present Problems; Prison Local 391.]

2004.0118_34

Administrative records, correspondence, financial records, 1990-1991   1.3 Linear feet Binders headed and organized by date

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Actuarial Valuations of Connecticut State Employee Retirement; Agenda of State Retirement Commission Meetings, September 1990 - November 1991.]

2004.0118_35

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1987-1989   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by category, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Agreements; department reports; field representative files; negotiations; by East Windsor Department of Public Works, East Windsor Senior Center, East Windsor Town Hall, Town of Windsor, Windsor Board of Education, and Windsor Custodians.]

2004.0118_36

Administrative records, correspondance, notes, 1985   1.3 Linear feet Files headed by organization and town name, not alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Billings; field representative files; hearings; negotiations; by various towns and organizations throughout the state of Connecticut.]

2004.0118_37

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