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AFSCME, Council 4 Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-0118

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.

Dates

  • 1962-2000

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

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

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.

Extent

44.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

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.

Custodial History

The AFSCME Council 4 Records were previously held at the union's headquarters in New Britain, Connecticut.

Acquisition Information

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

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to Connecticut labor. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.
Title
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 4 Records
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2009 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
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