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Guide to the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union, Local 6 Photographs PHOTOS.098

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630
tamiment.wagner@library.nyu.edu


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Maggie Schreiner

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 16, 2014
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect updated administrative information.  , Sep 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union. Local 6 (Hotel, Restaurant and Club Employees Union) (New York, N.Y.).
Title: Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union, Local 6 Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1888-1980
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1935-1975
Abstract: Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union (HERE), Local 6 (now affiliated with the international union UNITE/HERE) represents housekeeping staff, waiters, bartenders and other categories of service employees in hotels, private clubs and restaurants in the New York City area. The local grew substantially as a result of a major organizing drive in the mid-1930s, under Local president Michael J. Obermeier. Significant gains came in 1938, with the signing of the first city-wide contract for hotel employees in many crafts and unions. The majority of this collection is comprised of photographs documenting the activities of HERE, Local 6. Topics include organizing campaigns and strikes, special events, workers and work sites and portraits of Local 6 leaders and members. Also included in this collection are over one hundred and fifty negatives (4 x 5 inches) which document Local 6 events between 1945 and 1950. Finally, there are three films from 1963 and a small number of artifacts, including a "Miss Union Maid" doll.
Quantity: 2.75 linear feet in 3 record cartons, 1 oversize flat box, and 3 folders in an oversize shared box.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.098