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AFSCME, Local 1303 Records

Identifier: 1988-0060

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of photocopies of newspaper articles from the period of July to September 1983. The articles focus on a strike by workers at the Milford Mental Health Clinic, a non-profit mental health clinic located in Milford, Connecticut. The strike represented the first time a union had gone on strike at a non-profit mental health facility in the state, with the union having their demands met. The articles are organized chronologically and provide viewpoints of the strike from multiple press outlets.


  • 1983


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the e owner(s) of the copyright.


The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is a labor organization dedicated to serving public service employees. Founded in Wisconson during the Great Depression, AFSCME has been active in organizing public service employees in the fields of nursing, corrections officers, EMT's, sanitation workers, and numerous other professions since 1932. AFSCME Local 1303 is a chapter of the national union and represents roughly 9,000 workers throughout Connecticut. A part of AFSCME> Council 4, local 1303 is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut.


1 Linear Feet (One box of photocopies of newspaper clippings)

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Photocopies of articles from different newspapers related to a strike by employees of the Milford Mental Health Clinic in 1983. The strikers were a part of AFSCME Local 1303, a labor union that represents public service workers throughout Connecticut, and the United States.

Provenance and Acquisition

The records were donated in 1987 by representatives of Local 1303 at the Milford, Connecticut, Mental Health Clinic.

AFSCME, Local 1303 Records
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2012 August
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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