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Guide to the New York City Central Labor Council Records WAG.049

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Paul Sager, 2007

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 02, 2022
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate artwork being sent to offsite art storage in September 2017. Record updated by Amy C. Vo to reflect February 2020 accretion Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites  , August 2017 , February 2020 , February 2022

Descriptive Summary

Creator: AFL-CIO. New York City Central Labor Council
Source: AFL-CIO. New York City Central Labor Council
Title: New York City Central Labor Council Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1933-2019
Dates [bulk]: 1970-2018
Abstract: The collection consists of records of the New York City Central Labor Council (founded, after a merger with the New York City CIO Council, in 1959) as well as some files, including minutes, of its predecessor organization, the Central Trades and Labor Council of Greater New York (chartered in 1920). For the later period (from 1960) the collection includes General Files and extensive files of individual officers of the Council. Files for the 1980s and 1990s are mainly from the offices of Council Secretary Ted H. Jacobsen and Council President Brian M. McLaughlin. They include reference material, reports, correspondence, flyers and copies of proposed legislation on a wide range of topics of concern to the labor movement: housing, health care, safety issues in the workplace, immigrant rights, political campaigns and matters relating to collective bargaining rights. There are also files on the various ethnic labor committees created by the Council beginning in the early 1970s and files on negotiations, strikes and disputes involving individual unions affiliated to the Council. There are files of organizational work for the annual Labor Day parade, march, and mass, which includes permits, meeting notes, promotional material, and financial materials.
Quantity: 306.50 Linear Feet in 294 record cartons and 22 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 1 flat box, and 4 oversize folders in shared housing.
Quantity: 8 videocassettes (vhs)
Quantity: 2 videocassettes (minidv)
Quantity: 2.09 Gigabytes
Quantity: 3 websites in 3 archived websites.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are primarily in English, with some materials in Spanish.
Call Phrase: WAG.049