Local 1199 Moe Foner Photographs

Collection Number: 6140 P

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Local 1199 Moe Foner Photographs, 1955
Collection Number:
6140 P
Creator:
National Union of Hospital and Nursing Home Employees (NUHHCE);
Local 1199 Drug amd Hospital Union
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

As a local of the Drug, Hospital, and Health Care Employees Union, Local 1199 was founded by Leon J. Davis in 1932, to organize pharmacists in New York City. Nonprofessional hospital employees were organized starting in 1958.
Because of the large number of Black and Puerto Rican workers it sparked the first postware Civil Rights Movement. May 8, 1959 marks the start of approximately 3500 hospital workers striking against seven large private hospitals in New York City, the strike lasted forty-six days.
Professional and technical workes were added to the union in 1963, the same year they won the right to collective bargaining under provisions of the state's labor relations act. The union was granted the right to represent workers across the state in 1965. Registered nurses became part of the union in 1973.
In 1998 the union became part of SEIU and membership went up significantly.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection includes photographs of Moe Foner, Leon Davis, Ossie and Ruby Dee Davis, others such as Coretta Scott King, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photographs from strikes, union meetings, rallies, and miscellaneous.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Foner, Moe, 1915-
Bread and Roses Cultural Project -- Photographs
National Union of Hospital and Nursing Home Employees -- Photographs
National Union of Hospital and Nursing Home Employees. Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Union (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographs

Subjects:
Labor unions--Health facilities--New York (State)

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs


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Cite As:
Local 1199 Moe Foner Photographs #6140 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1955
2 photographs
Box 1 Folder 2
2 photographs
Box 1 Folder 3
13 photographs
Box 1 Folder 4
5 photographs
Box 1 Folder 5
3 photographs
Box 1 Folder 6
17 photographs
Box 1 Folder 7
4 photographs
Box 1 Folder 8
11 photographs
Box 1 Folder 9
17 photographs
Box 1 Folder 10
19 photographs
Box 1 Folder 11
2 photographs
Box 1 Folder 12
9 photographs
Box 1 Folder 13
12 photographs
Box 1 Folder 14
2 photographs
Box 1 Folder 15
4 photographs
Box 1 Folder 16
3 photographs
Box 1 Folder 17
9 photographs
Box 1 Folder 18
8 photographs
Box 1 Folder 19
20 photographs
Box 2 Folder 1
15 photographs
Box 2 Folder 2
6 photographs
Box 2 Folder 3
1 photograph
Box 2 Folder 4
9 photographs
Box 2 Folder 5
25 photographs
Box 2 Folder 6
10 photographs
Box 2 Folder 7
4 photographs
Box 2 Folder 8
10 photographs
Box 2 Folder 9
7 photographs
Box 2 Folder 10
4 photographs
Box 2 Folder 11
9 photographs
Box 2 Folder 12
22 photographs