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Guide to the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union, Local 6
||Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union. Local 6 (Hotel, Restaurant
and Club Employees Union) (New York, N.Y.).
||Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union, Local 6 Photographs
||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.
||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