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Guide to the Taxi Rank and File Coalition Records WAG.139

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 15, 2018
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Creator: Taxi Rank and File Coalition
Source - dnr: Ravitz, Joyce
Source - dnr: Zeiger, Henry
Source - dnr: Seltzer, Steven
Title: Taxi Rank and File Coalition Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1956-1993
Dates [bulk]: 1971-1987
Abstract: The Taxi Rank and File Coalition (TRFC), an organized group of disenchanted members of the New York City Taxi Drivers Union, Local 3036 was formed on April 15, 1971 in response to efforts by the leadership of the union and the taxi fleet owners to ratify a contract without a membership vote. For nearly seven years, the Coalition fought for a fair contract, better working conditions and a more democratic union. Members opposed what they saw as the autocracy of the founder of the union, Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. The materials in this collection include legal documents, flyers, newsletters, minutes, notes, press releases, correspondence, clippings, conference reports, health committee surveys and songbooks relating to the political and cultural activities of the Taxi Rank and File Coalition. Also included are some materials relating to Taxi Drivers Union Local 3036 and to successor organizations of the TRFC.
Quantity: 3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.139