Local 1199 (Rochester, N.Y.) Records

Collection Number: 5948

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

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
1199, SEIU, AFL-CIO
Box 1 Folder 2 1993
Box 1 Folder 3 1984
Box 1 Folder 4 1982-1986
Box 1 Folder 5 1988
5/14/1988
Box 1 Folder 6 1980-1981
Box 1 Folder 7 1983-1985
Box 1 Folder 8
Box 1 Folder 9 1991
10/25/1991
Box 1 Folder 10 1984-1990
Box 1 Folder 11 1978
10/28/1978
Box 1 Folder 12 1978
Box 1 Folder 13 1978
Box 1 Folder 14 1975
12/10-13/75
Box 1 Folder 15 1977
Box 1 Folder 16 1977
Box 1 Folder 17 1979
12/5/1979
Box 1 Folder 18 1979
Box 1 Folder 19
Box 1 Folder 20 1981
Box 1 Folder 21 1987
12/9-12/87
Box 1 Folder 22 1979
12/5/1979
Box 1 Folder 23 1987-1989
Box 1 Folder 24 1987
Box 1 Folder 25 1986
12/9/1986
Box 1 Folder 26 1986
v.1:no.1 (1986:Spring)
Box 1 Folder 27 1989-1992
Box 1 Folder 28 1981-1983
Box 1 Folder 29 1990
Box 2 Folder 1 1981-1987
Box 2 Folder 2 1979-1992
Box 2 Folder 3 1989-1992
Box 2 Folder 4 1980-1995
Box 2 Folder 5 1978-1980
Box 2 Folder 6 1986-1989
Box 2 Folder 7 1988-1992
Box 2 Folder 8 1991
12/31/1991
Box 2 Folder 9 1979-1982
Box 2 Folder 10 1987-1990
Box 2 Folder 11
Box 2 Folder 12 1979
Box 2 Folder 13 1983-1985
Box 2 Folder 14 1980-1982
Box 2 Folder 15 1978-1980
Box 2 Folder 16 1984-1987
Box 2 Folder 17 1977-1985
Box 2 Folder 18 1974-1982
Box 2 Folder 19 1984-1986
Box 2 Folder 20 1986-1988
Box 2 Folder 21 1982-1984
Box 2 Folder 22 1987
Box 2 Folder 23 1985-1988
Box 2 Folder 24 1984-1987
Box 2 Folder 25 1979-1981
Box 2 Folder 26 1987
Box 2 Folder 27 1979
Box 2 Folder 28 1984-1990
Box 2 Folder 29 1983
Box 2 Folder 30 1990-1993
Box 2 Folder 31 1978
Box 2 Folder 32 1989-1990
Box 2 Folder 33 1987-1989
Box 2 Folder 34 1978-1981
Box 2 Folder 35 1988
Box 2 Folder 36 1981-1984
Box 2 Folder 37 1974-1992
Box 2 Folder 38 1975-1992
Box 2 Folder 39 1986-1988
Box 2 Folder 40 1976-1979
Box 2 Folder 41 1974-1977
Box 3 Folder 1 1978
Box 3 Folder 2 1983-1986
Box 3 Folder 3 1985-1986
Box 3 Folder 4 1989
June 1989.
Box 3 Folder 5 1987
Box 3 Folder 6 1973-1987
Includes amended versions
Box 3 Folder 7
Box 3 Folder 8 1989-1992
Box 3 Folder 9 1979
Box 3 Folder 10 1992
Box 3 Folder 11
Box 3 Folder 12 1979
12/79.
Box 3 Folder 13 1978
11/6/1978
Box 3 Folder 14 1981
6/5/1981
Box 3 Folder 15 1988
Box 3 Folder 16 1991-1992
Box 3 Folder 17 1989
First half of 1989
Box 3 Folder 18 1989
Box 3 Folder 19 1988
Box 3 Folder 20 1989
Box 3 Folder 21 1986
v.45/46 (1986)
Box 3 Folder 22 1989
Box 3 Folder 23 1989
Box 3 Folder 24 1979
Box 3 Folder 25 1988
Box 3 Folder 26 1992
v.3:no.2 (1992:Apr.)
Box 3 Folder 27 1989-1990
Box 3 Folder 28 1992
Box 3 Folder 29 1988
1/29/1988
Box 3 Folder 30 1988
4/29/1988
Box 3 Folder 31 1988
6/30/1988
Box 3 Folder 32 1990-1992
1990-92 Issues
Box 3 Folder 33
Box 4
Box 5