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Guide to the AFSCME, Local 420, Hospital Workers Records
||AFSCME. Local 420 (Municipal Hospital Workers Union) (New York, N.Y.).
||AFSCME, Local 420, Hospital Workers Records
||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
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