M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

ARCHIVES OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY

Finding Aid for the
SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT

RECORDS, 1978-2009
(APAP-042)

For reference queries contact M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Reference staff

Finding Aid Compiled by
Geoffrey Huth
1990
Bonita L. Weddle
1999
Rosann Santos
2000
Kerry Lynch
2009







M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York 
1400 Washington Avenue / Albany, New York 12222 / (518) 437-3935


VOLUME: 20.8 cubic ft. and 11 videotapes

ACQUISITION: In 1990, materials were lent to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, for photocopying, which totaled roughly .75 cubic feet. In April 2000, 6 cubic feet of material was transferred, including many of the original files as well as some new material. Additional records were transferred in September 2000 (10 cubic feet), March 2001 (3 cubic feet), and June 2005 (2.1 cubic feet).

ACCESS: Access to this record group is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT: The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder Lists:


Solidarity Commitee of the Capital District
Administrative History

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The Greyhound Strikers Solidarity Committee of the Capital District was created by Albany, New York-area labor union activists who supported the autumn 1983 Amalgamated Transit Union strike against Greyhound Bus Lines. After the strike ended, the organization was reconstituted as the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District (SCCD), a standing committee of the Albany County Federation of Labor (ACFL).[1] The ACFL was the umbrella organization of area AFL-CIO union locals, but the relations between the SCCD, which welcomed members of non-AFL-CIO unions, and the AFL-CIO were often tense. In early 1990, the Schenectady Central Labor Council complained that the SCCD was overstepping the ACFL's geographic jurisdiction. National AFL-CIO officials then asserted that the January 1984 ACFL meeting minutes made no mention of the SCCD's standing committee status and that the SCCD thus had no formal ties to the AFL-CIO.[2] The SCCD followed through by drafting a resolution that established their ties to the Albany County Federation of Labor since 1984. The resolution was presented at the March 7, 1990 meeting of the ACFL and passed as a constitutional amendment, thereby recognizing the SCCD as a standing committee of the AFL-CIO. [3]

The SCCD's mission is "to promote solidarity and understanding of the labor movement, through educating and organizing in times of need." Its founders envisioned an organization that would organize and support strikes, protest closures of manufacturing plants, aid unemployed workers, lobby for political and economic reform, and organize non-union workers.[4] Their vision continues to guide the SCCD's activities through the present day. They sponsor showings of labor-oriented films, establish training sessions for labor organizers, and consistently support workers engaged in area labor disputes.

While the SCCD's purpose originated with the Amalgamated Transit Union strike in Albany, NY, it was not long before their helping hands extended well beyond New York's Capital Region. Over the years, the SCCD began supporting labor efforts throughout New York State, then across the northeast, until eventually they were active in national issues (ex. the table-grape boycott initiated by the United Farm Workers). Now their specialty is providing financial and psychological support to workers engaged in labor disputes throughout the United States while raising awareness of labor issues worldwide[5]Although chiefly concerned with labor issues, the SCCD is also actively interested in many other social issues. It has ties to reform-oriented organizations such as the Student Association of the University at Albany, SUNY and the New York State [Family] Farm Association,[6] and has supported campaigns against South African apartheid, [7] human-rights abuses in Central and Latin America,[8] nuclear weapons proliferation,[9]and use of synthetic bovine growth hormone.[10]

In the 1990s, the Solidarity Committee expanded their international efforts to include Latin America, Asia and Africa. Most notably, the Committee was involved in anti-apartheid demonstrations, boycotts, and food and clothing drives. In Latin America, the SCCD was especially interested in the problems going on in Nicaragua and El Salvador. They participated in a caravan to El Salvador that provided much-needed supplies. They also took an active interest in the role of Coca-Cola Corporation in Guatemala and the UFW's grape boycott.

A chairman, a treasurer, and a secretary perform most of the Solidarity Committee's administrative work. Subcommittees charged with coordinating various activities are formed as needed. Members attend monthly meetings that are open to all, and yearly dues are contributed voluntarily by unions and individuals alike. Some special events and causes require their own fundraising efforts during the year. The SCCD also publishes a monthly newsletter, Solidarity Notes, which keeps activists informed of SCCD's latest concerns.[11] The Committee has faithfully maintained its local presence, continuing the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. and Labor Day festivities that it began in Albany years ago.

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1. Solidarity Council of the Capital District (SCCD) meeting minutes, 12 January 1984; Greyhound Lines Strike folder, in Series 3, Subject Files, 1980-90, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District Records, 1980-90. The Greyhound strike precipitated similar developments elsewhere in the United States. See Kim Moody, An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism, Haymarket Series, ed. Mike Davis and Michael Sprinker (London: Verso, 1988), 309-13.
2. SCCD meeting minutes, 14 May 1987, 11 January 1990, and 24 January 1990, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District Records; Solidarity Notes, February 1990 and April 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1983-90, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District Records, 1984-90.
3. Solidarity Committee subject files, Series 3/Box 1/Folder 10. "Albany County Central Federation of Labor- Solidarity Challenge" (1990).
4. SCCD meeting minutes, 12 January 1984.
5. For the SCCD's support of the grape boycott, see the Grape Boycott -- United Farm Workers folder, in Series 3, Subject Files, 1980-90.
6. SCCD Meeting Minutes, 14 May 1987, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, and Solidarity Notes, July 1987, September 1987, June 1988, and April 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90.
7. Solidarity Notes, April 1985 and March 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90, and Apartheid Protests in Albany, NY folder and Divestment Lobbying Day, Albany, NY (March 19, 1985) folder, in Series 3, Subject Files, 1980-90.
8. SCCD meeting minutes, 9 July 1987 and 17 March 1989, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, and Solidarity Notes, February 1988, September 1988, February 1990, and March 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90.
9. SCCD meeting minutes, 14 February 1985 and 9 April 1987, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, and Solidarity Notes, April 1987, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90.
10. SCCD meeting minutes, 13 April 1989, in Series 1, Meeting Minutes, 1983-90, and Solidarity Notes, August 1987 and March 1990, in Series 2, Solidarity Notes, 1984-90.
11. Courtesy of the website for the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District


Solidarity Committee of the Capital District
Scope & Content Note

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These records document the formation and activities of the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District (SCCD), a group of activists from New York State's capital district-area labor unions and social-reform organizations, and its links to the larger labor movement.

The collection contains minutes of all SCCD meetings held between November 1983 and May 1990; however, the minutes vary greatly in level of detail. Minutes from 2002-'03 (acquired 2005) are missing months and also vary in their level of detail.  Additional administrative materials include correspondence, mailing lists, and financial records. There is also an extensive run (July 1984-Feb. 2009) of the SCCD's monthly newsletter,Solidarity Notes, which began publication in 1984.

The bulk of the collection consists of subject files, some predating the founding of the SCCD and its predecessor organization, the Greyhound Strikers' Solidarity Committee of the Capital District.  Most of the files concern labor disputes taking place in northeastern New York, but some files document strikes and other forms of protest taking place elsewhere in the United States or abroad (including Guatemala and South Africa).  The files shed light upon the activities of a host of unions, including:  Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Amalgamated Transit Union, American Federation of Grain Millers, Aluminum, Brick, and Glass Workers International Union, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Civil Service Employee Association, Communications Workers of America, International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Ironworkers, International Association of Machinists, International Federation of Flight Attendants, International Leather Goods, Plastic, and Novelty Workers Union, International Longshoremen's Association, Laundry and Dry Cleaners International Union, National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians, Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Unions, Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, Service Employees International Union, United Auto Workers, United Farm Workers, United Food and Commercial Workers, United Mine Workers of America, United Paperworkers International Union, and United Steelworkers of America.  Of particular note are copies of personal correspondence between actor and labor activist Ed Asner and SCCD chairman John Funicello.

Many of the files contain photographs, most notably, photos of Cesar Chavez and Jesse Jackson during Chavez's hunger strike in 1988 and photos of Solidarity Committee members at rallies and being arrested.

The subject files in Series 3 are divided into two alphabetical subseries. The materials in those subseries were arranged and described at two different times, several years apart, so rather than try to fit the new acquisitions into the existing subject files (which would have needed extensive rearranging and renumbering), we simply created a second series of subject files, A-Z. With that in mind, a researcher looking for information on the Albany Public Library, for instance, would want to look at both subseries for files on that topic.

Related Collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives can be found in the subject guides for Labor and Conservation and the Environment. Of particular interest are the papers of Lawrence S. Wittner (APAP-100), which provide additional information about social activism in the Capital Region. Additional information about the campaign to stop Hydro-Quebec's James Bay project can be found in the records of Environmental Advocates of New York (APAP-104), the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter (APAP-130), and Nancy Papish (APAP-144).

Reproductions of items from this collection are available in the exhibit Documenting Labor Inside and Out: Labor History in New York State's Capital District.


Solidarity Commitee of the Capital District
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Administrative Files, 1983-2000, .8 cubic ft., Arranged alphabetically.

This series contains photocopies of meeting agendas and minutes and routine administrative records of the Solidarity Commitee of the Capital District. The minutes document the circumstances leading to the formation of the SCCD, its mission, and many of its subsequent activities.  Some sets of  minutes are highly detailed, but others consist of brief handwritten notes made on the margins of meeting agendas. Minutes of the SCCD's predecessor organization, the Greyhound Strikers Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, are housed in the Greyhound Lines Strike folder in the Subject Files series.

Series 2: Solidarity Notes, 1984-2001, 1.2 cubic ft., Arranged chronologically.

This series consists of the monthly newsletter published by the SCCD.  It documents the SCCD's active involvement in a broad array of labor-related issues and the activities of many Capital District and New York State union locals.

Series 3/Subseries 1: Subject Files, 1978-2000, 13.8 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically (Material in this subseries was acquired in and prior to 2000. See Subseries #2 for alphabetized subject files acquired in 2002 and 2005.)

This subseries consists of photocopies of newspaper and magazine clippings, legal documents, union publications, and other materials pertaining to issues and campaigns in which the SCCD was interested in and/or involved with.  Some files document the SCCD's opposition to apartheid, human-rights abuses, and corporate farming.  Others detail its support for labor disputes involving a host of unions including:  Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Amalgamated Transit Union, American Federation of Grain Millers, Aluminum, Brick, and Glass Workers International Union, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Civil Service Employee Association, Communications Workers of America, International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Ironworkers, International Association of Machinists, International Federation of Flight Attendants, International Leather Goods, Plastic, and Novelty Workers Union, International Longshoremen's Association, Laundry and Dry Cleaners International Union, National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians, Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Unions, Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, Service Employees International Union, United Auto Workers, United Farm Workers, United Food and Commercial Workers, United Mine Workers of America, United Paperworkers International Union, and United Steelworkers of America.  Of particular note are copies of personal correspondence between actor and labor activist Ed Asner and SCCD chairman John Funicello.

Series 3/Subseries 2: Subject Files, 1979-2005, 3.2 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically (Material in this subseries was acquired in 2002 and 2005. See Subseries #1 for subject files acquired in and prior to 2000.)

The material in this subseries was acquired several years after the initial subject files were created. Due to the time-intensive nature of adding them to the existing subject files, then re-numbering the folders and boxes, this second A-Z subseries was added instead. Some of the files found in this subseries contain further information about topics in Subseries #1, including James Bay/HydroQuebec, United Farm Workers, the Workers' Rights Board, General Electric, child labor, and hunger issues. Other files are new to the list, such as Korean labor unions, the National Commission for Democracy in Mexico, Earthwise Education Center, prison reform & correctional officers' rights, Schenectady economic improvements, and many more. As with the first subseries, topics range from local (Albany, NY area & NY State), to national, to international. Some files have just a few pages of information while others have much more, just as some contain accompanying photos while others do not.

The "Solidarity Committee 25th Anniversary" folder's main content is a DVD showing the SCCD's anniversary celebration on November 1, 2008. The DVD is 2 hours, 36 minutes in length.

Series 4: Photographs, 1988-1993, .2 cubic ft., Arranged alphabetically by subject.

The series contains photographs that help document the Solidarity Committee's involvement in the Greyhound strike, the laundry workers strike, The United Farm Workers "Wrath of Grapes" campaign, minimum wage, NAFTA, the environment, the Daily News Strike, Solidarity Day, Ravenswood, and the Teamsters. Also includes National Football League strike, legislative photos of Robert C. Byrd and John Conyers, Jr., and SCCD with Teamsters Local 72.

Series 5: Videotapes, 1994-1997 and undated, 11 Items.

The collection includes eleven VHS format videocassettes. The programs include local issues and news and documentaries concerning many of the social activism and social justice issues that the Solidarity Committee has tackled over the years. Several of the programs are undated.

Oversize Materials, 2 cubic ft., Arranged by subject.

This part of the collection contains materials that are larger than the standard legal size. The materials are primarily posters, newsletters, and maps. Each folder in the oversized boxes refers to a box and folder number with the Administrative Files or Subject Files series.


Solidarity Commitee of the Capital District
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Administrative Files, 1983-2000

Box 1
Folder

1. Agendas, 1984-2005
2. Correspondence, 1980-1993
3. Correspondence, 1994-2003
4. Dues Requests, 1991-2008
5. Financial Records, 1984-2001 (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 1)
6. Financial Records, Fundraising, 1987
7. Flyers and Pamphlets, 1989-2008 (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 1)
8. General Information (Mission, by-laws, etc.), 1985-1991

Box 2
Folder

1. Grant Inquiries, 1993
2. Letterhead, circa 1980s-1990s
3. Mailing Lists, 1987-1998
4. Meeting Minutes, 1983-1993
5. Meeting Minutes, 2002-2003
6. Membership, 1984-1993
7. Membership Meeting, December 1992
8. Memorabilia (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 1 FOR BUTTONS)
9. Notes, undated
10. Office Database System Manual, 1996
11. Phone Tree
12. Programming, 1983-1992
13. Programming, Film Series, 1984-1985 & 2003-2004
14. Solidarity Housing, Inc., 1989-1990


Solidarity Commitee of the Capital District
Box and Folder List

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Series 2: Solidarity Notes, 1984-2001

Box 1
Folder

1. Solidarity Notes, 1984-1987 (January to June and December 1984 missing; February and August 1985 missing)
2. Solidarity Notes, 1988-1990
3. Solidarity Notes, 1991-1992
4. Solidarity Notes, 1993-1994

Box 2
Folder

1. Solidarity Notes, 1995-1996
2. Solidarity Notes, 1997-1998 (September 1997 missing)
3. Solidarity Notes, 1999 (only one copy of September 1999)
4. Solidarity Notes, 2000 (October 2000 missing)
5. Solidarity Notes, 2001 (only one copy each of June and October 2001)
6. Solidarity Notes, 2002
7. Solidarity Notes, 2003
8. Solidarity Notes, 2004

Box 3
Folder


1. Solidarity Notes, 2005 (only one copy each of Jan.-March and Aug.-Dec.; Oct. 2005 missing)
2. Solidarity Notes, 2006 (only one copy each of Jan., March-July, and Oct.-Dec. 2006)
3. Solidarity Notes, 2007 (only one copy each of Jan.-May and Sept.; missing June-Aug. and Oct. and Nov. 2007)
4. Solidarity Notes, 2008 (only one copy each of April and Nov. 2008)
5. Solidarity Notes, 2009 (Jan.-July)


Solidarity Commitee of the Capital District
Box and Folder List

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Series 3: Subject Files, 1978-2000

Box 1
Folder

1. AFL/CIO, 1991-1992
2. AFL/CIO, Assistance Programs especially Drug and Alcohol, 1988-1994
3. AFL/CIO, “Common Sense Economics for Working Families,” 1998
4. AFL/CIO, Constitution and Bylaws, 1988
5. AFL/CIO-COPE Convention, New York, 1993 and 1998
6. AFL/CIO, Correspondence, 1989-1998
7. AFL/CLO, Executive Council Report, 1999
8. AFL/CLO, Legislative Issues, 1990-1999
9. AFL/CLO, Miscellaneous
10. AFL/CLO, Newsletters, 1984-1999

Box 2
Folder

1. AFL/CIO, Organizing Symposium, 1995
2. AFL/CLO, Public Employee Division, Mailings, 1997-1999
3. AFL/CIO, Union Label Service Trades Department, 1998-1999 (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 1)
4. Airborne Express, Teamsters, 1995
5. Albany Bus Company Strike, 1991
6. Albany County Federation of Labor, Minutes and Notes, 1998-2000
7. Albany Public Library, 1995
8. Albany Yellow Communications, Inc., 1991 and 1997
9. Alcoa Strike, Massena, NY, Aluminum, Brick, and Glass Workers International Union, Local 420, 1986
10. Alliance for Democracy, 1997
11. Allied Industrial Workers, Local 837, 1993
12. AlTech Specialty Steel, Strike, 1986, 1997

Box 3
Folder

1. Aluminum Workers, 1993-1994
2. American Income Life Insurance, Labor Letter, 1989-1999
3. American Linen Supply Company Strike, Laundry and Dry Cleaners International Union, Local 201, 1985
4. American Postal Workers Union, Arbitration Awards, 1983-1989
5. American Postal Workers Union, Clippings, 1989-1999
6. American Postal Workers Union, Committee on Political Actions, 1989
7. American Postal Workers Union, Compliance with the 1988 Budget, GAO Report, 1988
8. American Postal Workers Union, Conferences, 1998-2000
9. American Postal Workers Union, Correspondence, 1987-1999
10. American Postal Workers Union, A Guide for the Craft Employee in Dealing with the US Postal Inspection Service, 1988
11. American Postal Workers Union, Housekeeping Postal Office Maintenance Grievance

Box 4
Folder

1. American Postal Workers Union, Local Safety Officer’s Handbook, 1992
2. American Postal Workers Union, Miscellaneous
3. American Postal Workers Union, Newsletters, 1989 and 1999 (SEE OVERSIXED BOXES 1-2)
4. American Postal Workers Union, Pregnancy Leave, 1978-1985
5. American Postal Workers Union, Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement, 1998-2000
6. American Postal Workers Union, USPS Albany Division Drivers Manual
7. Asia, 1995-1996
8. Asner, Ed, Correspondence, 1982, 1985, 1986
9. AT&T Strike, Communication Workers of America, 1986
10. BASF Strike, Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers, Local 4-620, 1985-1986
11. Blueprint for Social Justice, 1990-1993
12. Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Strike against Maine Central Railroad and Guilford Railroad, 1986-1989

Box 5
Folder

1. Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism, 1985
2. Capital District Farmers’ Market Association, Inc., 1987-1988
3. Capital District Labor-Religion Coalition, 1983 and 1987
4. Caravan Performance, Albany, 1988
5. Cargill Strike, American Federation of Grain Miller, Local 540, 1984-1986
6. CAT Workers, Caterpillar, 1992
7. Cement Workers, 1988, 1990
8. Central Federation of Labor, Albany County, 1990
9. Chinese Staff and Workers Association, 1992, 1994-1995
10. Civil Service Employee Association (CSEA), 1984-1989
11. Colaition for Labor Reform, 1993-1994
12. Coalition for Social and Economic Justice, 1990-1992
13. Coca Cola, Guatemala, 1984
14. Colt Industries Strike, United Auto Workers, 1986-1987

Box 6
Folder

1. Commissioners’ Management and Leadership Seminar, Workshop Summary, 1991
2. Commissioners’ Management and Leadership Seminar, Employee Involvement Programs, 1991
3.Commisioners’ Managements and Leadershp Seminar, Leadership/ Team Buliding Resource Manual, 1991
4. Communication Workers of America, 1986-1987
5. The Communicator, 1999
6. Community Referral Center, 1990-1991
7. Con-Way Express Strike, Teamsters Local 294, 1990-1992
8. Copper Strike, News Clippings and Donations, 1984-1985

Box 7
Folder

1. Corporate Welfare, IBM, 1995
2. Corporate Welfare, Reports by New York State Senator Franz Leichter, 1995
3. Coyne Textiles, Unite Local 66L, 1996
4. Crestline, 1995
5. Daily News Strike, 1990
6. Debt Framers’ Union, South Central India, 1985-1986
7. Democratic Economy, 1991-1992
8. Demoreau Vending, 1984
9. Directory of Labor Union and Employee Organizations in New York State, 1994
10. Displaced Homemakers, 1987
11. Divestment Lobby Day, Albany, March 19, 1985
12. Eastern Airlines Strike, 1989-1990
13. Economic Developmet, 1982-1993
14. Endicott Local 826, 1991

Box 8
Folder

1. Environment, The Adirondacks, 1992-1993
2. Environment, “Altered Immune Status in Aluminum Reduction Plant Workers,” 1989
3. Environment, Building a Movement, 1990,1991, 1995
4. Environment, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, 1991-1993
5. Environment, News Clippings, 1992-1993
6. Environment, Conferences, 1991-1992
7. Environment, “Draft Study for a Hudson Valley Greenway,” 1990 (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 2)
8. Environment, “Economic and Social Implication of Waste in US Agriculture and Food Sectors,” 1990
9. Environment, Greenpeace,1990-1993 (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 2)
10. Environment, Hazardous Materials,1985-1993
11. Environment, Legislation, 1990-1992
12. Environment, Nationwide Environmental Groups’ Information and Newsletters, 1992-1993

Box 9
Folder

1. Environment, “New York under a Cloud: The Need to prevent Toxic Chemical Accidents,” 1989 (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 2)
2. Environment, Sierra Club, 1990-1993
3. Environment, “Waste Not: Garbage as an Economic Resource for the Northeast,”1991
4. Fair Tax Committee, 1992 and 1995
5. Farmers, 1990-1992
6. Farmers,1993-1998
7. “Fighting the Wrong Wars: Assessing New York’s Executive Budget in Economic, Social and Fiscal Context,” 1998-1999
8. Fiscal Policy Institute, 1995
9. Fleet Workers, 1996
10. Food Pantries in the Capital District

Box 10
Folder

1. Fulton County Economic Development, 1988-1989
2. Furniture Workers, 1994
3. General Electric, 1991-1992
4. Glove Workers’ Strikes, 1984-1988
5. Greenway Testimony, October 10, 1990
6. Greyhound Strike,1983
7. Greyhound Strike, December 1982-April 1984

Box 11
Folder

1. Greyhound Strike, 1983-1984
2. Greyhound Strike, 1986
3. Greyhound Strike, Amalgamated Council of Greyhound Local Unions, 1990-1992
4. Greyhound Strike, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1202, 1990 (SEE OVERSIXED BOX 2)
5. Greyhound Strike, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1202, 1990
6. Greyhound Strike, News Clippings, 1990-1993
7. Greyhound Strike, Coresspondence,1990-1992
8. Greyhound Strike, Damage Reports,1990

Box 12
Folder

1. Greyhound Strike, Flyers and Newsletter,1990
2. Greyhound Strike, Greyhound Amalgamated Trusts,1990
3. Greyhound Strike, Miscellaneous, 1990
4. Greyhound Strike, Vermont Transit Bus Drivers’ Union
5. Harness Horsemen’s Association, 1993-1995
6. Health Care Project, 1985-1993
7. Health Care Project, 1985-1993
8. Health Issues, 1990-1999
9. Hormel Strike, United Food and Commercial Workers, Local P-199 (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 2)
10. Housing, 1989-1990
11. Human Rights,1988-1992
12. Human Rights, 1990-1992

Box 13
Folder

1. Hunger Action Network of New York State, 1988-1993
2. Immigration, 1991-1995
3. Imperial Foods, Inc., Wanted Posters, 1991,
4. Indians, 1991-1993
5. Industrial Development Agencies, 1995
6. Injured Workers, 1989-1991
7. International Longshoremen’s Association, Local 333, Port of Albany, 1988-1989
8. International Longshoremen’s Association, Local 333, Port of Albany, 1988-1989
9. Ironworkers Local 534, Menands Lockout, 1985-1989
10. The Island, Yearbook, 1923-1988
11. IUE Local 301 History, 1985-1987

Box 14
Folder

1. James Bay II, Aluminiere Alouette et.al. versus Comision D’ Acces L’ Information et. al., 1991
2. James Bay II, Arctic Circle, 1990-1991
3. James Bay II, Audubon, 1990-1991
4. James Bay II, Ban the Dam Jam, 1991
5. James Bay II, “The Buck Stops Here?”” 1994
6. James Bay II, News Clippings, 1989-1990
7. James Bay II, News Clippings, January-June 1991
8. James Bay II, News Clippings, July-December 1991
9. James Bay II, News Clippings, 1992
10. James Bay II, News Clippings, 1993-1995

Box 15
Folder

1. James Bay II, Comments on Issues to be addressed in the New York State Energy Planning Report, 1991
2. James Bay II, Conseil Central de Montreal, 1991
3. James Bay II, Contract between Hydro-Quebec and Norsk Hydro Canada,
4. James Bay II, Correspondence, 1990-1991
5. James Bay II, Correspondence, 1992-1994
6. James Bay II, Cree Regional Authority Annual Report, 1990-1991
7. James Bay II, Cree Regional Authority, 1991-1994
8. James Bay II, The CSN and the Great Whale Project, 1991
9. James Bay II, Damming the Rivers of James Bay: Folly of the Century, undated
10. James Bay II, “Draft Guidelines for the Environment Impact Study of the Great Whale Hydroelectric Project,” 1992
11. James Bay II, “Electricity Conservation in the Northwest: A Hindrance or a Help to Economic Development,” 1992
12. James Bay II, “Employment Effects of Eletricity Conservation: The Case of British Columbia,” 1991
13. James Bay II, “Employment Impacts of Energy Development in New York State: Draft,” 1991
14. James Bay II, “Employment Impacts of New York State Energy Options,” 1991
15. James Bay II, “Energy Development in the Quebec Context, “1989-1993
16. James Bay II, “Everything You Wanted to Know about Power Smart,” 1991
17. James Bay II, Fact Sheets on Hydro-Quebec’s James Bay II Project
18. James Bay II, Flyers and Pamphlets
19. James Bay II, Friedlander, Miriam, 1991
20. James Bay II “Gambling for Gigabucks,” 1986
21. James Bay II, “Guidelines for the Environment Impact Statement for the Proposed Great Whale River Hydroelectric Project,” 1992
22. James Bay II, Innu Nation, 1992
23. James Bay II, Action Network, undated
24. James Bay II, James Bay Activists, 1991
25. James Bay II, “The James Bay Power Project: The Environmental Cost of Reshaping the Geography of Northern Quebec"
26. James Bay II, James Bay Defense Coalition, 1991
27. James Bay II, James Bay Publication Series, 1991
28. James Bay II, Maps, 1989
29. James Bay II, Memo Regarding Research on “Programme de Partage de Risques e Benefices,” 1991
30. James Bay II, Miscellaneous, 1991, undated
31. James Bay II, Moynihan, Daniel P., 1991
32. James Bay II, “Megawatts: A Practical Remedy for Megagoofs,” 1985
33. James Bay II, Newsletters, 1990-1991
34. James Bay II, New York City Department of Telecommunications and Energy, July 1991
35. James Bay II, New York State Assembly, 1990-1992
36. James Bay II, New York State Energy Office, 1992
37. James Bay II, “New York’s Revised Long-Run Avoided Costs and the Impact of the 800MW Hydro-Quebec/NYPA Contract”
38. James Bay II, “New York’s Role in James Bay,” 1991
39. James Bay II, NE Alliance to Protect James Bay, 1991
40. James Bay II, NE Regional James Bay Action Conference, October 4-6, 1991
41. James Bay II, Prudent Residents Opposed To Electric Cable Transmission (PROTECT), 1990-1993
42. James Bay II, Protected Economic Impact of the Revised Energy Sections of the State Building Code, 1987
43. James Bay II, Publication Catalog, American Counsil for and Energy-Efficient Economy, 1990
44. James Bay II, Resolutions, Statements, and Testimonies, 1991-1992
45. James Bay II, Sierra Club, 1991
46. James Bay II, Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), 1991
47. James Bay II, Transcripts of Oral Comment, Hearing, September 17, 1990
48. James Bay II, Utility Workers Union of America, 1990

Box 16
Folder

1. Jobs with Justice, 1994-1999
2. Jobs with Justice, I’ll Be There, 1996-1999
3. Joint Labor/ Management Relations Workshop, Participant Manual, 1991
4. “Just Cause,” undated
5. Labor Day Celebrations, 1984-1985
6. Labor Day Celebrations, 1986-1987, 1989, 1991, 1997-1998, 2000, 2002

Box 17
Folder

1. Labor Day Celebrations, 1999-2000 (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 2)
2. Labor Day, Press Reactions, 1983
3. Labor Law, 1991-1992
4. Labor Notes, 1990-1993
5. Labor Notes, Team Concept School, 1991
6. Labor Songs
7. Latin America, 1985-1988
8. Latin America, 1989-1996

Box 18
Folder

1. Latin America, El Salvador, 1989-1995
2. Latin America, Guatemala, 1991-1995
3. Latin America, Haiti, 1997
4. Latin America, Mexico, 1989-1997
5. Latin America, National Labor Committee, Education Fund Support of Worker and Human Rights in Central America, 1995-1998
6. Latin America, Nicaragua, 1992
7. Latin America, US/Guatemala Labor Education Project, 1992-1997
8. Laundry Workers Strike, Stillwater, 1984-1985
9. Legal Services Staff Association, 1991-1992
10. Living Wage Campaign, 1997-1998
11. May Day Dinners, 1986, 1999, 2009
12. Mexican Workers in Albany, 1994-1996
13. Military, 1990

Box 19
Folder

1. Minimum Wage, 1988
2. Minimum Wage, 1993
3. Minimum Wage, 1994
4. Minimum Wage, 1995
5. Minimum Wage, 1996-1997
6. Minimum Wage, Campaign for Living Minimum Wage, 1996
7. Minimum Wage, News Clippings, 1985-1992
8. Minimum Wage, News Clippings, 1993
9. Minimum Wage, News Clippings, 1994
10. Minimum Wage, News Clippings, 1995

Box 20
Folder

1. Minimum Wage, News Clippings, 1996-1997
2. Minimum Wage, Correspondence, Incoming, 1993-1995
3. Minimum Wage, Correspondence, Outgoing, 1991-1995
4. Minimum Wage, Earned Income Credit, 1993-1994
5. Minimum Wage, Leaflets, 1994-1995
6. Minimum Wage, Mailing Lists, undated
7. Minimum Wage, Maximum Wage Information, 1995
8. Minimum Wage, Meeting Notes and Minutes, 1994
9. Minimum Wage, Miscellaneous, 1993-1995
10 Minimum Wage, New York State Department of Labor, 1993-1995
11. Minimum Wage, New York State Labor Law 1979-1991
12. Minimum Wage, Papers by Fred Pfeiffer, 1994-1995
13. Minimum Wage, Petitions, 1994-1997
14. Minimum Wage, Press Releases, 1993-1995
15. Minimum Wage, Prevailing Rate Schedules
16. Minimum Wage, Public Hearing, March 21, 1995

Box 21
Folder

1. Minimum Wage, Reports, 1994
2. Minimum Wage, Reports and Studies, 1993-1995
3. Minimum Wage, Resolutions, 1993
4. Minimum Wage, Teach In, February 16, 1995
5 Minimum Wage, undated
6. Miscellaneous, Pamphlets, General Activism
7. Miscellaneous, Correspondence

Box 22
Folder

1. Miscellaneous, Newsletters
2. Miscellaneous, Newsletters
3. Miscellaneous, Newsletters and News Clippings
4. National Jobs for All Coalition, 1999
5. The Neighborhood Works, 1998
6. Newspaper Guild, Local 34, 1985-1988
7. New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, 1998
8. New York State Assembly, 1989-1999 (SEE OVERSIZED BOX 2)

Box 23
Folder

1. New York State Capital Labor Parade, 1999
2. New York State Constitutional Convention, 1997-1998
3. New York State Department of Economic Development Capital Region Resource Manual, 1991
4. New York State Department of Economic Development Capital Region Resource Manual, 1991
5. New York State Farm Alliance, 1986-1989
6. New York State King Community Service Initiative, 1998
7. New York State Labor Party, 1996-1998
8. New York State Labor Party, Capital District and Metro Chapters, 1997-1999
9. New York State Labor Party, Education Conference, 1998-1999
10. New York State Labor -Religion Coalition and New York State Interfaith Impact, 1991-1995
11. New York State Legislative Workers, 1995

Box 24
Folder

1. “New York’s Persistent Energy Crisis: The Consequences of Overuse and the Availablilty of Power through Energy Efficiency”
2. New York Solidarity, Pyramid Lake, 1991-1994
3. Nonviolence, 1989-1991
4. North America Free Trade Agreement, 1992-1993
5. North America Free Trade Agreement, 1992-1993

Box 25
Folder

1. North America Free Trade Agreement, 1994-1999
2. North America Free Trade Agreement, undated
3. Nuclear Testing Bans, 1984-1988
4. Nurses, Visiting Nurses, 1985; Seton Nurses, 1998
5. Nurses’ Strike, Local 1199, Port Jervis, NY, 1994-1994
6. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1993-1995
7. Pittston Coal Strike, 1989
8. Plant Closings and Lay-off Moratorium, 1987
9. Plattsburgh Local 788, 1991
10. Portec Strike, United Steel Workers of America, Local 8652, 1986-1987
11. Price Chopper, 1991
12. Privatization, 1989-1992 (SEE OVERSIZE BOX 2)

Box 26
Folder

1. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Strike, 1981-1982
2. Public Citizen, 1998
3. Public Employees Federation, 1984-1985, 1999
4. Public Employees Federation, Policy Manual, 1994
5. Public Employees Federation, Policy Manual, 1994
6. “Race in the Workplace: Is Affirmative Action Working?” 1991
7. Ravenswood Lockout, West Virginia, 1991-1992
8. Rhode Island, 1995
9. St. Anne’s Institute Organizing, Albany, NY, 1985
10. Salt Miners’ Strike, 1986
11. Save Our Cities, 1992
12. Schenectady, 1995
13. Schenectady Trash, 1996

Box 27
Folder

1. Sealy Mattress, undated
2. Service Employee International Union, 1984-1985
3. Siena College Speech about Mergers, 1987
4. Slate Workers’ Strike
5. Solidarity, 1989-1993
6. Solidarnosc, 1988
7. Social Security Reform, 1998
8. South Africa, Flyers, Pamphlets, 1984-1986
9. South Africa, 1980-1984
10. South Africa, 1985-1988

Box 28
Folder

1. South Africa, News Clippings, 1983-1984
2. South Africa, News Clippings, 1985
3. South Africa, News Clippings, 1986 and 1987
4. Supermarket Workers and the Teamsters, 1984-1988
5. Sweatshops, 1996-1997
6. “Testimony of the Union Procedures and Programmers Network,” 1991
7. Transamerica Coalition for Bargaining Strength, 1985
8. Transit Workers Strike, 1985
9. Troy Housing Authority, 1993
10. TWA Strike, International Federation of Flight Attendants, 1985-1987
11. UE SuperSteel, 1994-1995
12. Union Made Product Directory, 1998

Box 29
Folder

1. Unions and the High Performance Workplace, 1993
2. Unions Struggles, 1991-1992
3. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, 1984-1987
4. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, 1988
5. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, 1989
6. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, 1990-1995
7. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, News Clippings, 1988

Box 30
Folder

1. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, News Clippings, 1989
2. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, News Clippings, 1990-1991
3. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, Flyers
4. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, Food and Justice, 1987-1988
5. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, “The Impact of Pesticides used on California Table Grapes on Farmers, Consumers and the Environment,” 1989
6. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, News from UFW, 1898-1990
7. Union Farm Workers, Grape Boycott, undated
8. United Paper Workers International Union, Local 871 against Tagsons Paper, 1982
9. United Paper Workers International Union, Strike in Rumford, ME, 1986
10. United Paper Workers International Union, Strike against International Paper Co., 1987-1988

Box 31
Folder

1. United Paper Workers International Union, 1992-1993
2. United Paper Workers International Union, Local 1478, South Glens Falls Encore Paper Strike, 1985
3. United Parcel Service, 1997
4. United Staff Union Constitution, 1991
5. United Steelworkers of America, District, “Building Your Steelworkers Local,” 1993
6. United Steelworkers of America, Local 3701, Local News, 1991-1993
7. United University Professions, 1983-1993
8. University at Albany Field House Construction, 1989
9. The Vermont Job Gap, Phase I, Basic Needs and a Livable Wage, 1997
10. Video Display Terminals and Safety, 1984-1986
11. Viviano Macaroni, 1984
12. Weekly Federal Employees’ News Digest, 1988-1990
13. Welfare Warriors, 1995-1997
14. WMHT Organizing, National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, 1985-1986
15. WMHT Organizing, National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, 1985-87

Box 32
Folder

1. Workers Rights Board, Public Hearing on Workfare, 1997
2. Workfare, 1995-97
3. Workfare, Public Hearing, March 11, 1997
4. Working USA, 1998
5. World Food Day, Albany, 1983; Churning, 1988
6. WRGB TV, Channel 6 Technicians’ Strike, May-June 1984
7. Zinc Miners’ Strike, United Steelworkers of America, Local 3701, Newsletter, 1986-1989
8. Zinc Miners’ Strike, United Steelworkers of America, Local 3701, 1988-1989
9. Zinc Miners’ Strike, St. Lawrence County, 1985-1989
10. Zinc Miners’ Rally, December 3, 1988

Box 33
Folder

1. 1st Solidarity Pledge Drive (1987)
2. Activist Directory ( By Campus Action) Sept. 1992
3. AFSCME: Civil Rights Work (1989)
4. AFSCME: Native American Union Projects (1994-1998)
5. Agriculture- New York State (1979-1995)
6. Akwesasne: St. Regis Casinos & Police Standoff (1990)
7. Akwesasne: St. Regis Casinos & Police Standoff- Press Clippings ( 1990)
8. Akwesasne Union- Mohawk Nation (1990-1994)
9. Albany Community Land Trust: Appeal to NY Telephone (1991)
10. Albany County Central Federation of Labor- Solidarity Challenge (1990)
11. Albany Public Library: Blizzard Closings (1993)
12. Amalgamated Bank of New York 60th Anniversary Packet (1983)
13. American Labor Museum: Botto House (1985)
14. A. Philip Randolph Institute: National Background & Albany, NY Chapter Activity (1979-1990)
15. Attica: Analysis of Conditions in NYS Prisons (1982)
16. BE&K Construction Campaign (1994)
17. Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) 1994

Box 34
Folder

1. California Grape Boycott ( 1990-1992)
2. Capital District Coalition for Southern Africa & Against Racism (1995)
3. Capital District Labor- Religion Coalition: 8th Annual Awards Dinner (2005)
4. Capital District Minority Workers Campaign (1992)
5. Caterpillar Rally (1993)
6. Central America Democracy Rights (1990)
7. Child Labor Issues (Local & National Involvement) 1995-1999
8. Citizens Environmental Coalition: Meeting Minutes 4/25/93
9. Citizens for a Clean Environment- Family Farm Rights (2000)
10. Citizens Utility Board Rally (1994)
11. Communications Workers of America vs. AT&T (1992)
12. Community Canning & Food Preservation (1988)
13. Community Services Society: Bronx (1995)
14. Coors Boycott (1987)
15. DECERT Local 424: Issues with Rival Unions ( 1994-1995)
16. Drug Testing Issues (1988)
17. Earthwise Education Center ( c. 1992)
18. East Timor Action Network (1993-1995)
19. Economic Conversion Coalition: Economic Diversity Conferences (1989-1990)
20. Economic Conversion Coalition: NYS Defense Advisory Panel (1990)
21. Economic Conversion Coalition: U.S./Soviet Relations (1987-1990)
22. Economic Conversion Coalition: Watervliet Arsenal (1990-1995)

Box 35
Folder

1. Employee Ownership Project (EOP) of Albany Region (1979,1985-1988)
2. Employee Ownership Project ( EOP) of Albany Region ( 1989-1993)
3. Enterprise Zones (1982-1990)
4. Environmentalists vs. Economic Developers ( 1992&1995)
5. Farmworker Solidarity Network of NYS (1989)
6. Farmworker Solidarity Network of NYS (1989)
7. Farmworker Support Network (1989-1995)
8. Finch, Pruyn & Company Union Rebuttal (1996)
9. Focus on Farming Vol. VIII /#6 3/23-3/29/87
10. Funiciello, John : Eugene V. Debs Award (1984) & Jim Perry Progressive Leadership Award (1995)
11. Funiciello, Theresa : Anti-Poverty Work (1988-1990)

Box 36
Folder

1. General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade (GATT) 1994
2. General Electric Tax Assessment Fight & Layoffs ( 1992-1995)
3. Great Law Documentary ( Linda Tokarchuk) 1990-1992
4. Greenway Council of Hudson River Valley: River Compact (1990)
5. Hunger Issues: Food Monitor ( July- Dec. 1982, March/April 1983, July/Aug. 1983)
6. Hunger Issues New York State ( 1980-1992)
7. Illegal Immigrant Cases ( Feb./March 1999)
8. Industrial Cooperative Association- National Center for Employee Ownership ( 1984-1989)
9. Infant Formula Action Coalition ( 1990-1992)
10. Israeli Institute for Military Studies: Arab-Israeli Peace Process ( 1990) *Contains letter to John Funiciello from Jimmy Carter
11. James Bay II : Hydro-Quebec Costs ( Fall 1993)
12. James Bay II : Innu Nation Rights ( 1992-1993)
13. James Bay II : Update by P.R.O.J.E.C.T., Inc. ( 2/1993)

Box 37
Folder

1. Jobs with Justice: Official Union with SCCD ( 1995)
2. Jones, Mary Harris “Mother”: Stamp Resolution ( March 1994)
3. Korean Labor Unions Bulk (1984-1985)
4. Labor Action Coalition of New York ( 1982-1983)
5. Labor Party Advocates (1993-1996)
6. Labor Research Association: Economic Notes (Sept. 1983-July/Aug. 1985: issues missing)
7. Laborers’ International Union ( 1980-1981)
8. Leaflets: Types of Union Support (c. 1981)
9. Levi’s Boycott/Fuerza Unida ( 1991-1994)
10. Lucy, William: Photo & Brief Background
11. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations (2001-2002)
12. McEntee, Gerald W. ( AFSCME President) 1981-1990
13. Minimum Wage Lawsuit (1995)
14. National Center for the Laity: Initiatives & Correspondence (1984-1989)
15. National Commission for Democracy in Mexico ( 1992-1995)
16. National Commission for Democracy in Mexico- Cecelia Rodriguez Visit to Albany 1996
17. National Labor Committee: NAFTA Concerns ( 1993)
18. Navajo Preference in Employment Act (1994)

Box 38
Folder

1. New York Civil Liberties Union ( 1986-1992)
2. New York COMPACT Agreement (1986)
3. NY Minimum Wage Action (1993-1996)
4. New York Solidarity By-Laws& Mission Statement ( 1991)
5. New York State Commission on Lobbying Guidelines (1998)
6. Nepotism Issues (1990)
7. Newsletter Collection-National Samples (1982-1997)
8. Newsletters: How-to/ Instructions ( c. 1994)
9. Niebuhr Institute at Siena College ( 1984)
10. Ohio Family Farm Movement- AFSCME/NYS ( 1986)
11. OPEIU Local 2- Tie Vote/ Contract Ratification (1992)
12. Physicians Forum-Cooperation with Unions ( 1990-1991)
13. Printing Bids-Mohawk& Precision Graphics ( April 1988)
14. Prison Reform Issues (1980-1982)
15. Public Employees Federation (1984-1997)
16. Pyramid Lake Annual Meetings ( 1995&1996)
17. Riverspark Projects (1985-1987)
18. Rural Advancement Fund ( 1983-1984)
19. Rural Coalition: 1997 Assembly

Box 39
Folder

1. Schenectady: Economic Progess ( Spring 1995)
2. Self-Help & Resource Exchange ( Share) c. 1986-1997
3. September 19 Union (c. 1988-1994)
4. September 19 Union (c. 1988-1994)
5. Sierra Club: NYC Branch ( John Klotz) 1993
6. Solidarity Annual Retreat (July 2000 & July 2003)
7. Solidarity Committee- 25th Anniversary DVD ( Fall 2008)
8. Solidarity Committee Press Clippings ( 1990-2000)
9. Solidarity Day –September 19, 1981

Box 40
Folder

1. Solidarity Day-AFSCME Songbook (1981)
2. Solidarity Day-Press Clippings (1981)
3. Solidarity Member Organizations (1994)
4. Solidarity Website Maintenance ( 1996-1997)
5. “Songs & Poems by Working People of Troy” (c. 1989)
6. State of NY Commission of Investigation- Green Haven Correctional Facility (1981)
7. Student Association of the State University of New York (1987)
8. SUNY Graduate Students-Collective Bargaining (1992)
9. Troy Housing Authority (1992)
10. Troy Labor Center: Coalition for Jobs
11. Tanzania Trade Unions (1986-1994)
12. Teamsters Local 284:Beer Wars (1994)
13. Teamsters Truck Strike (1994)
14. United Electrical 59th Annual Convention- Officers Report (1994)
15. United Farm Workers (1993-1996)
16. U.S. –Mexican Free Trade Agreement: Impact on NYS- J. Funiciello Testimony (1992)
17. Watertown Nurses’ & Techs’ Strike (SEIU Local 721) 1992
18. Workers’ Rights Board (1997-1998)
19. “Wrongdoers Escape Act” –Lobby Against Bill S.2277/A.4509 (1999)
20. Youthbuild Act ( 1990-1992)

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Series 4: Photographs, 1988-1992

Box 1
Folder

1. Daily News Strike, 1990

Family Day on the Picket Line, December 1990 Striking copy editor Beverly Weintraub gives a ride to her three-year-old daughter Abigail on the picket line at the New York Daily News. Meanwhile, the New York police have refuted charges by publisher James Hoge that the 10 striking unions have conspired to "commit violence" against the newspaper as circulation plummeted and major advertisers dropped out. (25-1-90)
For a Fair Settlement, January 7, 1991 New York Governor Mario Cuomo is applauded for calling for a fair settlement at the New York Daily News at a rally for strikers. Leading the applause are New York State AFL-CIO President Edward Cleary, Newspaper and Mail deliverers President Mike Alvino and ladies' Garment Workers President Jay Mazur. (1-1-91)
Rallying the Daily News Unions, November 12, 1990 Union members and supporters, some 15,000 strong, rally strikers outside the New York Daily News building on 42nd Street. Represented by 10 unions, 3,000 employees of the third largest daily in the United States went on strike October 25. They had been working without contracts since March 31. Management brought in scabs immediately, but distribution of the paper is down sharply. (23-1-90)

2. Environment

For a Balanced Solution Trade unionists rally in Portland, Ore., to ease the economic plight of timber workers and their communities that the Bush administration had long ignored following a court order to halt cutting on federal lands to protect wildlife. President Clinton issued a directive to his cabinet to have a solution on his desk in two months. (8-4-93)

3. Football & Labor Issues, 1980s

Two black and white photos depict a strike by National Football League players in the 1980s, though they do not specify if it is the 1982 or 1987 strike. (ID numbers on the photos may indicate 1987.) One picture shows the scab pick-up game between the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while the other shows fans picketing with the real Washington Redskins. The third photo, which is also undated, depicts the New England Patriots' Mosi Tatupu striking with Ladies Garment Workers in Fall River, Massachusetts.

4. Grape Boycott & United Farm Workers, 1988-1992

Holding Fast, 1988 Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez, in a water-only fast since July 17 to draw attention to labor's boycott of table grapes and the use of toxic chemicals by California growers, embraces his granddaughter Nicole during a mass in Delano, Calif. The union has pointed up the dangers of pesticides to farm workers and consumers. (34-1-88)
Farm Workers Protest Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez (center; Dolores Huerta, right) took the UFW's demand on five hazardous pesticides to the steps of the California capitol in Sacramento after UFW member Jose Campost Martinez, 25, died while spraying Parathion, a toxic pesticide. Chavez called on Governor George Deukmejian to ban Parathion immediately saying, "agribusiness and the agri-chemical industry reap their benefits. The workers bury their dead. That is not the way it should be." (4-2-90)
March for Justice, June 1992 Hundreds of grape and citrus workers have been walking off their jobs at farms across California's Coachella Valley in rotating daily demonstrations to protest low pay and rotten working conditions. Growers have frozen pay over six years, Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez said in leading a march on the Highway 111. (13-3-92)
Boycott the Grapes, January 1988 United Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez announced early this month that 15 consumer, environmental, and public health groups have joined the union's national "Wrath of Grapes" boycott and called for a ban on five pesticides used on table grapes. The coalition said it will ask 30 leading grocery chains to voluntarily support the Farm Workers campaign.
Solidarity with Farm Workers At storefront demonstration in Washington to press labor's boycott of California table grapes, UFW Vice President Arturo Rodriguez gets some enthusiastic support. From left, Newspaper Guild President Charles Dale; TNG office administrator Mary Aldrich; Ron Richardson, President of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 25; TNG Secretary-Treasurer John Edgington; Josh Williams, President of the metropolitan Washington AFL-CIO, and Rodriguez. Dale, who participated in the UFW's "fast for life" campaign, called on union members to help ban five toxic pesticides used on California grapes. (40-4-88)
Passing the Cross Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez at Mass where he ended his 36-day "Fast for Life" passes small wooden cross to Rev. Jesse Jackson who then fasted fro three days. The continuing fast by trade unionists, clergy, and celebrities underscores the UFW's drive to ban the use of five toxic pesticides on California table grapes. The pesticides have caused deaths and illnesses among the farm worker families in the San Joaquin Valley. (36-4-88)
March on Washington Union banners were in place as nearly 100,000 people joined in a 25th anniversary renewal of the 1963 March on Washington that demanded and achieved passage of the Civil Rights Act. The dream of which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke is still alive the rally testified. (36-3-88)

5. Greyhound Strike, 1990-1991

Teamsters Rally Greyhound Strikers Teamsters President, William J. McCarthy leads ITB members in a St. Louis march supporting Amalgamated Transit Workers, on strike against Greyhound bus lines for the past three months. Some 325 delegates to the IBT central states conference joined in the demonstration. (11-1-90)
Taking a Walk Striking members of the Amalgamated Transit Union march to Washington's Union Station for a rally in their continuing efforts to win a fail settlement at Greyhound bus lines. March leaders included ATU President James LaSala and civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and Rosa Parks. The ATU struck Greyhound on March 2. (13-1-90)
Riding Out the Struggle Pledges of labor solidarity with striking members of the Amalgamated Transit Union are made by AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland at the Greyhound bus terminal in Louisville, KY. Helping man the picket line were federation Vice Presidents William Bywater and Richard Trumka, as well as Kentucky AFL-CIO president Robert Curtis and Executive Secretary-Treasurer Ronald Cyrus. The ATU has been on strike against Greyhound since March 2. (21-2-90)
Support for Greyhound Strikers Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1600 in New Orleans were buoyed by a show of solidarity from delegates to the Letter Carriers' convention. NALC President Vincent Sombrotto, center, leads members in picketing outside the Greyhound terminal. (18-3-90)
On ATU's Picket Line This youngster joins in a rally at the Washington, DC Greyhound terminal where 150 trade unionists show their support for the 9,300 Amalgamated Transit Union members who have been on strike against Greyhound Lines Inc., since last March 2. Rallies were held in Atlanta, New York, Detroit, Dallas, Cincinnati, and Portland, Ore., where Brenda Bowman was a guest speakers. Bowman is the daughter of Bob Waterhouse, a striker who was killed by a scab-driven bus in Redding, Calif. (18-4-90)
In Memory of Robert Waterhouse, March 1990 Flowers mark the spot where ATU member Robert Waterhouse was killed by a scab Greyhound driver in Redding, Calif. (6-2-90)
ATU Strike Stalls Greyhound Runs, March 1990 Union supports rally striking members of the Amalgamated Transit Union in Washington as the nation-wide walkout against Greyhound Lines rolled into its third week. A scab bus driver ran into a police cruiser during the demonstration commemorating the death of a striking driver. (6-1-90)
Milwaukee Greyhound Rally, January 1991 Bruce Colburn, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 98 and head of the Milwaukee AFL-CIO's solidarity committee, leads the call for justice for Greyhound strikers at a rally outside Milwaukee's federal building where the National Labor Relations Board was conducting a hearing on an unfair labor practice complaint against Greyhound. (2-4-91)

6. Laundry Workers Strike, 1984-1985

Unidentified and Undated Two photos, one of a woman and the other of a woman, horse and little girl, were found with the files on the Laundry Workers Strike in Stillwater, 1984-85. The photos are neither labeled nor dated. There are negatives included.

7. Legislative Photos, undated

Three black and white photos: first is Senator Robert C. Byrd, second is AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Thomas R. Donahue speaking to the Senate Labor & Human Resources Committee, and the third is Rep. John Conyers, Jr. meeting with union officials about high unemployment issues.

8. Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage Call-Up Offices of House Education & Labor Committee Chairman Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Calif.) is the Capitol hill link of an AFL-CIO conference call to spur a grassroots lobbying effort in support of an effective minimum wage bill. Hawkins, center, is the bill's sponsor. Rep. Pat Williams (D-Mont.) is on the phone to union leaders in 14 key southern states. AFL-CIO Legislative Director Robert M. McGlotten, left, coordinated the congressional calls. Other AFL-CIO departments participated from the federation's headquarters. (24-4-88)

9. General

Black & White Photo, unlabeled and undated
Photo depicts five men walking through industrial setting
Editorial Cartoon, undated
Black and white cartoon originating from AFL-CIO News; construction worker with "Senate upholds wage protections" sign
Community Event
There are six color photos of a community fair of some kind outside a church. There is no indication of who the sponsors are or where the fair is being held.
Fired up by Colt, April 16, 1987
A thousand trade unionists rally outside Colt Industries headquarters in New York in support of 1,100 locked out autoworkers. Members of UAW Local 376 in Hartford, CT were without a contract for 10 months prior to walking out. The state declared the impasse a lockout in August when the company refused to bargain. The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against Colt for its refusal to bargain.
Demonstration
There are eight photos of a demonstration. However, there is no indication of the date, place, or people in the photos.
International Longshoreman, Local 333 United Marine Division Strike
Black and white photo of two men holding placards indicating their support for the union and the strike. There is no indication of the date or place of the photograph or the identification of the men in the picture
Ravenswood Battle Goes On
A huge marionette of legendary union organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is greeted with applause by Ravenswood Aluminum Corp. stakeholders in Charleston, WV. The Steelworkers called the January 22 meeting to challenge the company’s demeaning attitude toward workers and the community. RAC “permantly replaces 1,700 USWA members with scabs in November 1990.” (March, 1 1992)
Solidarity Day, August 31, 1991
Included are 12 color photos of the Solidarity Day and rally in Washington, D.C. that drew more than 325,000 union members and their allies. The photos consist primarily of crowd/group shots. Most groups had on special t-shirts and or carried signs. (See the September 9 issue of the AFL-CIO News for details.)
Teamsters Elect Ron Carey
At a Washington press conference, Ron Carey claims victory in a three-way race for the presidency of the Teamsters. Carey, 54, was president of IBT Local 804 in Queens, NY and drew 48.5% of the membership vote; R.V.Durham 33.2%; and Walter Shea 18.2%. Durham filed a protest with federal elections officers who conducted the membership election. January 2, 1992
Unlabeled and Undated
There are several photographs that are neither labeled nor dated.
The black and white photo is coded 21-1-91 and it appears to be some kind of hearing or testimony, with three men sitting at a table with microphones.
Another photo is color and appears to be a planning and or business meeting.(To the far left with her back to the photo is Pat Beetle(?) and to the far left is John Funicello.)

10. NAFTA and US-Mexico Free Trade

He Died for 45 Cents an Hour, April 29 Fighting back tears, Elizabeth Macias describes at Senate hearings how her 16-year-old son was killed at a Ford Motor Co. glass plant in Juarez, Mexico, during his first week on the job. The Ford maquiladora was paying him 45 cents an hour as a production worker when he was hacked to death in an underground waste grinder. Attorney Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson and interpreter Alicia Edwards at the US-Mexico trade policy hearings accompany Mrs. Macias. (9-1-91)
NAFTA Job Drain This ad by a US broker was displayed during Senate hearings on the North American Free Trade Agreement showing how runaway American manufacturers can exploit Mexican workers at poverty pay levels of less than $1 an hour. (8-2-93)
Shame of the Maquiladoras Struggling to make ends meet with poverty-level wages, workers at Mexico's maquiladora plants are forced to live in shantytowns on polluted streams. But President Bush continues to press for the North American Free Trade Agreement that woefully lacks worker rights and environmental safeguards. (3-3-91)
Job-Gutting Trade Pact, October 12 With their jobs on the line, union members rally in San Antonio to protest the dire impact the US-Mexico-Canada trade accord will have on their livelihoods. The demonstration came with the ceremonial initialing of NAFTA by President Bush, Mexican President Carlos Salinas and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. (21-1-92)
US-Mexico Trade More American jobs will be wiped out under President Bush's proposed free trade agreement with Mexico, Electronic Workers President William H. Bywater tells reporters as IUE members picket outside the Commerce Department. The Bush administration is seeking renewal of 'fast track' authority, which would bar amendments and limit discussion on the trade proposal. (7-4-91). (Editors: See April 1, 1991, issue of AFL-CIO News for details.)

11. Solidarity Day, August 31, 1991 Included are 12 color photos of the Solidarity Day march and rally in Washington, DC that drew more than 325,000 union members and their allies. The photos consist primarily of crowd/group shots. Most groups had on special t-shirts and or carried signs. (See the Sept. 9 issue of the AFL-CIO News for details.)

12. Teamsters Local 72 & NYS Thruway Authority, undated
Includes three unlabeled, undated photos (2 black and white, 1 color) of a demonstration near the NYS Thruway Authority building in Albany. The two black and white photos show SCCD chairman John Funiciello and another subject shaking hands and conversing. The color photo shows SCCD member Doug Bullock with a Solidarity banner.


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Series 5: Videotapes, 1996-1997, undated

(* On the same videotape)

AFSCME and Greyhound, Broadcast NY, VHS
The Burning Season, VHS
*Deadly Deception: GE, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment, 29 minutes, VHS
Higher Education and Economy, VHS
*Independent Focus, 2 hours, VHS
L.P. Footage, November 6, 1997, VHS
Our Forgotten War, El Salvador, VHS
Save Us All Sampler, GESU, 1996, VHS
*Short Documentary Films, VHS
Solidarity News, VHS
Workfare Hearing Jobs with Justice and Solidarity Committee, March 11, 1997, VHS
Workers' Rights Board Hearing re: Workfare & March 19th Coalition March 11, 1997


Solidarity Commitee of the Capital District
Box and Folder List

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Oversize Materials

Box 1
Folder

**Memorabilia, 4 Buttons that say “I’m Labor Party Advocate” (Series 1, Box 2, Folder 8)
1. Financial Records, Log Sheets, 1984 (Series 1, Box 1, Folder 5)
2. Flyers and Pamphlets, Labor History Month Poster and Flyer of Exhibits and Events, 1999
3. AFL-CLO, Union Label Poster, 2000 (Series 3, Box 4, Folder 2
4. American Postal Workers Union-Miscellaneous-Posters (Series 3, Box 4, Folder 2)
5. American Postal Workers Union, Newsletters, Postal Press 1991 and 1993 (Series 3, Box 4 Folder 3)
6. American Postal Workers Union-Newsletters, The American Postal Worker, 1997-1999 (Series 3, Box 4, Folder 3)
7. American Postal Workers Union, Newsletters, News Service, 1989-1992 (Series 3, Box 4, Folder 3)

Box 2
Folder

1. American Postal Workers Union, Newsletters, News Service, 1989-1992 (Series 3, Box 4, Folder 3)
2. Environment, Draft Study for a Hudson Valley Greenway, 1990; Maps: Hudson River Valley Greenway Trails, Rails, Roads and Public Lands; Greenway Study Area by County, City, Town, and Village (Series 3, Box 8, Folder 7)
3. Environment, Greenpeace, Newsletters, 1990-1993 (Series 3, Box 8, Folder 9)
4. Environment, Poster Map of New York State funded Dumps, 1995 (Series 3, Box 9 Folder 1)
5. Greyhound, Amalgamated Transit Workers Union, Local 1202, Poster, 1990 (Series 3, Box 11, Folder 4)
6. Hormel, United Food and Commercial Workers, New York Times Feature, June 14, 1987; Washington Post Feature, November 3, 1987 (Series 3, Box 12, Folder 9)
7. Privatization, Wanted Poster of Anthony M. Frank, Postmaster General, Privatization, 1989-1992 (Series 3, Box 12, Folder 12)
8. Labor Day, Celebrations, 1999-2000, Poster, 2000 (Series 3, Box 17, Folder 1)
9. National Arts Program Poster: undated, sponsored by Leonard E.B. Andrews Foundation, Pennsylvania 10.New York State Assembly, Congressional Voting Record for Labor-related Bills, undated; City of Schenectady City Council Resolution, 2000 (Series 3, Box 22, Folder 8)
11.Tek Toothbrushes Poster: undated, Brushworkers Local 20468, AFL-CIO


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