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

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Paul Sager, 2007

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 04, 2015
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Boxes 290 and 291 added in 2014. Updated in 2015 by Giana Ricci for the addition of Boxes 292-293.  , 5/12/2014, 5/4/2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: AFL-CIO. New York City Central Labor Council.
Title: New York City Central Labor Council Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1933-2005
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1970-2000
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.
Quantity: 293.0 linear feet in 293 record cartons
Location note: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.049