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Guide to the AFSCME, Local 420, Hospital Workers Records WAG.215

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 Ted Casselman and Gail Malmgreen, 2004

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 09, 2014
Description is in English.

 Edited by Bonnie Gordon to reflect updated administrative information  , August 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: AFSCME. Local 420 (Municipal Hospital Workers Union) (New York, N.Y.).
Title: AFSCME, Local 420, Hospital Workers Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1967-2009
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1980-2000
Abstract: AFSCME Local 420 represents a wide range of non-medical personnel in New York City's municipal hospitals and health centers. Among its members are registered and practical nurses, nurses' aides, pharmacy technicians, orderlies, cafeteria staff, clerical assistants and maintenance workers, many of them African-American or Hispanic. The Local has been active in the civil rights movement, in African-American and Hispanic community affairs, in campaigns to oppose privatization and budget cuts in public hospitals, and in securing better pay, benefits and training opportunities for non-professional hospital workers. The collection includes President's Office Files, other officers' files, benefits records, election records, reports, flyers, clippings and publicity materials.
Quantity: 53.0 linear feet (53 boxes)
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Call Phrase: WAG.215