Guide to the Local 1199 (Rochester, N.Y.) Records

Collection Number: 5948

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

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Compiled by:
Kheel Staff, August 14, 2001
EAD encoding:
Randall Miles, February 10, 2016

© 2016 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Local 1199 (Rochester, N.Y.) Records, 1973-1995
Collection Number:
5948
Creator:
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWSDU); RWSDU Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Employees Union
Quantity:
3.2 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Between 1933 and 1957, 1199 functioned as a drugstore local with its membership growing to 5,000 workers employed in independent and chain drugstores throughout the New York metropolitan area. With its success in organizing workers in Montefiore Hospital in New York City, the union began a massive campaign to organize workers in voluntary and non-profit hospitals in the New York area, a large proportion of whom were black or Hispanic.
In 1973, the national union was established with locals in other states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, South and North Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The union combined organizing efforts with civil rights organizations, in an effort to achieve mutual political goals. Throughout the period of these records, the union was led by Leon Davis (president of Local 1199 and of the national union) whose administration guided the union's political and social activities.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union.
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Employees Union (New York, N.Y.)
Service Employees International Union. District 1199 (Rochester, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Health facilities--Employees--Labor unions--New York (State)--Rochester.
Hospitals--Staff--Labor unions--New York (State)--Rochester.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records.


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Cite As:
Local 1199 (Rochester, N.Y.) Records #5948. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5995: Local 1199 Rochester, N.Y. Additional Records

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Buttons and Bumperstickers
Box 1 Folder 1
1199, SEIU, AFL-CIO
1993
Calendars, Rochester 1199
Box 1 Folder 2
1984
Calendars, Rochester Labor
Box 1 Folder 3
1982-1986
Center of Concern Newsletters
Box 1 Folder 4
1988
Coalition of Labor Union Women-American Family Celebration Local Action Kit
Box 1 Folder 5
5/14/1988
1980-1981
Collective Bargaining and Health Care - SEIU Research Department
Box 1 Folder 6
1983-1985
Day Care Issues-Monroe County Day Care Consortium
Box 1 Folder 7
Merger Agreement between SEIU and NUHHCE and Health Care Davison By-Laws
Box 1 Folder 8
1991
Muehlenkamp, Robert Slide Presentation at Cornell Organizers Forum
Box 1 Folder 9
10/25/1991
1984-1990
National Benefit Fund for Hospital and Health Care Employees Financial Reports
Box 1 Folder 10
1978
Report to National Union Executive Board
Box 1 Folder 11
10/28/1978
1978
National Pension/Benefit Funds for Hospital and Health Care Employees 1978
Box 1 Folder 12
1978
National Union Financial Reports-Exec Board Meeting
Box 1 Folder 13
1975
National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees -Second Convention Financial Reports
Box 1 Folder 14
12/10-13/75
1977
Third Convention Financial Reports
Box 1 Folder 15
1977
Third Convention Wage Standards and Organizational Activities Report
Box 1 Folder 16
1979
Fourth Convention Officers Report
Box 1 Folder 17
12/5/1979
1979
Fourth Convention Financial Reports
Box 1 Folder 18
Fourth Convention Wage Standards and Organizational Activities Report
Box 1 Folder 19
1981
Fifth Convention
Box 1 Folder 20
1987
Seventh Convention
Box 1 Folder 21
12/9-12/87
1979
Officers Report to the National Union Convention
Box 1 Folder 22
12/5/1979
1987-1989
New England Health Care Employees
Box 1 Folder 23
1987
New England Health Care Employees Welfare Fund
Box 1 Folder 24
1986
Occupational Disease in NYS-Proposal for a Statewide Network of Occupational Disease Diagnosis and Prevention Centers
Box 1 Folder 25
12/9/1986
1986
Occupational Health Matters
Box 1 Folder 26
v.1:no.1 (1986:Spring)
1989-1992
Popper, Bruce
Box 1 Folder 27
1981-1983
Rochester Area Labor and Religion Conference
Box 1 Folder 28
1990
Rivera, Dennis Profile 12/10/90 from The New Yorker
Box 1 Folder 29
1981-1987
Adams Drug Co/1199 New England Division
Box 2 Folder 1
1979-1992
Anthony L. Jordan Health Center/1199
Box 2 Folder 2
1989-1992
Association of Voluntary Homes/1199
Box 2 Folder 3
1980-1995
Beth Israel Medical Center/Registered Nurses of 1199
Box 2 Folder 4
1978-1980
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center/Registered Nurses Division of 1199
Box 2 Folder 5
1986-1989
Builders Exchange of Rochester/Carpenters Local 85
Box 2 Folder 6
1988-1992
Continuing Developmental Services/1199
Box 2 Folder 7
1991
Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital/General Service Employees Union
Box 2 Folder 8
12/31/1991
1979-1982
Davenport Osteopathic Hospital/NUHHCE
Box 2 Folder 9
1987-1990
Degraff Memorial Hospital/CWA
Box 2 Folder 10
Empire State and Long Island Pharmaceutical Societies/1199
Box 2 Folder 11
1979
GMC Rochester Division/UAW 1097
Box 2 Folder 12
1983-1985
Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound/Group Health Registered Nurses/ 1199
Box 2 Folder 13
1980-1982
Hurley Medical Center/Registered Nurses Organization
Box 2 Folder 14
1978-1980
Johns Hopkins Hospital/1199E
Box 2 Folder 15
1984-1987
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Office and Professional employees International Union Local 30
Box 2 Folder 16
1977-1985
Lakeshore Nursing Home/1199
Box 2 Folder 17
1974-1982
League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York/1199
Box 2 Folder 18
1984-1986
Madison General Hospital/1199W
Box 2 Folder 19
1986-1988
Monroe, County of/CSEA
Box 2 Folder 20
1982-1984
Mount Clemens General Hospital/1199M
Box 2 Folder 21
1987
National Benefit Fund for Hospital and Health Care Employees/New England Health Care Employees Welfare Fund
Box 2 Folder 22
1985-1988
New York, State of/CSEA Institutional Services Unit
Box 2 Folder 23
1984-1987
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 30-Standard Union Office Agreement
Box 2 Folder 24
1979-1981
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine/1199
Box 2 Folder 25
1987
Psychiatric Institute of Washington DC/CWA
Box 2 Folder 26
1979
Regional Transit Service/ Amalgamated Transit Union local 282
Box 2 Folder 27
1984-1990
Rochester City School District/BENTE/AFSCME 2419
Box 2 Folder 28
1983
Rochester Labor Council Constitution and By-Laws
Box 2 Folder 29
1990-1993
Rochester Labor Council-Directories of Local Unions
Box 2 Folder 30
1978
Rochester Telephone Corp./CWA
Box 2 Folder 31
1989-1990
St. Claire's Hospital/1199
Box 2 Folder 32
1987-1989
San Francisco, City and County of/SEIU locals 250, 535 & 790
Box 2 Folder 33
1978-1981
Schlegel Corp. Rochester Division/ACTWU
Box 2 Folder 34
1988
SEIU Constitution and By-Laws
Box 2 Folder 35
1981-1984
Southeastern Michigan Chapter American Red Cross/1199M
Box 2 Folder 36
1974-1992
Strong Memorial Hospital/1199
Box 2 Folder 37
1975-1992
University of Rochester/1199
Box 2 Folder 38
1986-1988
Volunteers of America Adult Care Facility/ 1199
Box 2 Folder 39
1976-1979
Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island/1199
Box 2 Folder 40
1974-1977
Xerox Corp/ACWA local 14A
Box 2 Folder 41
1978
1199 Financial Report
Box 3 Folder 1
1983-1986
1199 national union contracts/Office Procedure Manual
Box 3 Folder 2
1985-1986
1199 Newsletters
Box 3 Folder 3
1989
1199 News
Box 3 Folder 4
June 1989.
1987
1199
Box 3 Folder 5
1973-1987
1199 Constitution
Box 3 Folder 6
Includes amended versions
1199E bylaws
Box 3 Folder 7
1989-1992
1199 Newspaper Clippings
Box 3 Folder 8
1979
New England Health Care Employees of 1199 bylaws
Box 3 Folder 9
1992
1199 Rochester Newspaper Clips
Box 3 Folder 10
1199 Publicity
Box 3 Folder 11
1979
1199 Wage Standards and Organizational Activities Reports
Box 3 Folder 12
12/79.
1978
Report to 1199 Executive Council
Box 3 Folder 13
11/6/1978
1981
SEIU/1199 National Leadership Conference
Box 3 Folder 14
6/5/1981
1988
SEIU Resources Catalog, Film and Video Catalog
Box 3 Folder 15
1991-1992
Service Employees Union Magazine
Box 3 Folder 16
1989
SEIU Settlements Report
Box 3 Folder 17
First half of 1989
1989
Fiscal Year 1990 Federal Budget: Impact on SEIU Members
Box 3 Folder 18
1988
The Hidden Story of Taxpayer Subsidies for Low Wage Employer's Public Policy Department, SEIU
Box 3 Folder 19
1989
"Employer Paid health Insurance is Disappearing" SEIU Public Policy Department
Box 3 Folder 20
1986
Service Employees
Box 3 Folder 21
v.45/46 (1986)
1989
SEIU COPE
Box 3 Folder 22
1989
SEIU Legislative Action Packet 101st Congress
Box 3 Folder 23
1979
Resolutions Committee Submissions
Box 3 Folder 24
1988
SEIU Health and Welfare/National Pension Funds
Box 3 Folder 25
1992
The Safety Link Vol. 3 No. 2 April 1992
Box 3 Folder 26
v.3:no.2 (1992:Apr.)
1989-1990
SEIU
Box 3 Folder 27
1992
1992 SEIU Convention
Box 3 Folder 28
1988
University of Rochester NYSDH Planning Grant-First Report
Box 3 Folder 29
1/29/1988
1988
Second Report
Box 3 Folder 30
4/29/1988
1988
Final Report
Box 3 Folder 31
6/30/1988
1990-1992
Update
Box 3 Folder 32
1990-92 Issues
Unlabeled materials
Box 3 Folder 33
Images of Labor -- incl. Malcolm X & A Philip Randolph
Box 4
Bread and Roses
Box 5