Local 1199 Guild Division Records, 1963-1972
Collection Number: 5206-G

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Local 1199 Guild Division Records, 1963-1972
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives
Collection Number:
5206-G
Abstract:
Records of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees document the evolution of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store drugstore local, representing pharmacists and drug clerks in New York City, into an international union of non-professional and professional workers in voluntary and non-profit health institutions, including hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, as well as drugstores.
Creator:
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
RWDSU Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Employees Union
Quanitities:
7.11 cubic feet
Language:
Collection material in English

Biographical / Historical

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.
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INFORMATION FOR USERS

Preferred Citation

Local 1199 Guild Division Records #5206-G. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

Related Materials

Related Collections: 5206: Local 1199 Records 5206-D: Local 1199 Drug Division Records 5206-PR: Local 1199 President Leon Davis Records 5206-S: Local 1199 Executive Secretary Moe Foner Records 5206-X: Local 1199 Clippings and News Releases 5457: Mark Lillian Collection of Roosevelt Hospital (NYC) vs. Local 1199, 1962 Representational Dispute Documents 5510: Local 1199 Records 5520m: "Building a Union in the Hospitals: the Organization of Local 1199 at Montefoire Hospital, 1948-1958" Manuscript 5525: Local 1199 Additional Files 5651: Local 1199 Additional Records 5768: Sidney Cahn Collection of League of Voluntary Hospitals & Homes of New York vs. Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Union Arbitration Files 5680 OH: Local 1199 Oral History Project 5854: Local 1199 Additional Records 5871: Local 1199 Additional Records 5929: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Records 5929 AV: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Audio-Visual Materials 5929 MB: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Memorabilia 5929 P: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Photographs 5933: Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Union News files 5933 P: Local 1199 Photograph Files 5938: Local 1199 Leon Davis Additional Papers 5945: Local 1199 Additional Records 5948: Local 1199 (Rochester, N.Y.) Records 5984 AV: Local 1199 Additional Videos 5984 AV: Local 1199 Additional Videos 6016: Local 1199 National Benefit and Pension Fund Records 6062: Paul Friedman Collection of National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, Local 1199 Miscellany 6069: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Additional Files 6084 G: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Women of Hope Poster Sets 6140: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project 6140 AV: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Audio Recordings 6140 P: Local 1199 Moe Foner Photographs 6169: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Files 6169 AV: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Audio-Visual Materials 6169 MB: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Memorabilia 6169 P: Local 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project Photographs 6209 AV: 1199SEIU Audio-Visual Materials 6209 PUBS: Local 1199 Publications 6281m: Local 1199 Biography files 6347: 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Records 6347 PUBS: 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Publications

SUBJECTS

Names:
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union
National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. District 1199.
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Employees Union (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects:
Labor unions. Health facilities. United States.
Strikes and lockouts. Health facilities. United States.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Albert Einstein College Hospital
1964-1972
Box 1 Folder 2
Albert Einstein College Hospital
1964-1972
Box 1 Folder 3
Albert Einstein College Hospital
1964-1972
Box 1 Folder 4
Albert Einstein College Hospital
1964-1972
Box 1 Folder 5
Albert Einstein College Hospital
1964-1972
Box 1 Folder 6
Albert Einstein College Hospital
1964-1972
Box 1 Folder 7
Albert Einstein College Hospital
1964-1972
Box 1 Folder 8
Bellevue Hospital
1964-1972
Box 1 Folder 9
Bellevue Hospital
1964-1972
Box 1 Folder 10
Bellevue Hospital
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 1
Beth Abraham Home and Hospital
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 2
Beth Abraham Home and Hospital
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 3
Beth Abraham Home and Hospital
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 4
Beth Abraham Home and Hospital
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 5
Beth Israel Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 6
Beth Israel Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 7
Beth Israel Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 8
Beth Israel Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 9
Bird S. Coler
1969-1972
Box 2 Folder 10
Booth Memorial
1964-1968
Box 2 Folder 11
Bronx Eye and Ear Infirmary
1965-1967
Box 2 Folder 12
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 13
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 14
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
1964-1972
Box 2 Folder 15
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
1964-1972
Box 3 Folder 1
Brookdale Hospital
1964-1972
Box 3 Folder 2
Brookdale Hospital
1964-1972
Box 3 Folder 3
Brookdale Hospital
1964-1972
Box 3 Folder 4
Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center
1964-1968
Box 3 Folder 5
Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital
1969-1972
Box 3 Folder 6
Brooklyn Hospital
1967-1968
Box 3 Folder 7
Brooklyn Jewish Hospital
1968-1972
Box 3 Folder 8
Brooklyn Jewish Hospital
1968-1972
Box 3 Folder 9
Brooklyn Psychiatric Center
1964-1972
Box 3 Folder 10
Brooklyn Psychiatric Center
1964-1972
Box 3 Folder 11
Charles Drew Center
1972
Box 3 Folder 12
Columbia University
1964-1972
Box 3 Folder 13
Columbia University
1964-1972
Box 3 Folder 14
Columbia University
1964-1972
Box 3 Folder 15
Columbus Hospital
1972
Box 4 Folder 1
Community General Hospital
1972
Box 4 Folder 2
Community Hospital of Brooklyn
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 3
Community Hospital of Brooklyn
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 4
Community Hospital of Brooklyn
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 5
Community Hospital of Brooklyn
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 6
Community Service Society
1971-1972
Box 4 Folder 7
Coney Island Hospital
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 8
Coney Island Hospital
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 9
Coney Island Hospital
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 10
Coney Island Hospital
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 11
Cumberland Hospital
1968-1972
Box 4 Folder 12
Cumberland Hospital
1968-1972
Box 4 Folder 13
Daughters of Israel
1966-1968
Box 4 Folder 14
Daughters of Israel
1966-1968
Box 4 Folder 15
Daughters of Israel
1966-1968
Box 4 Folder 16
Daughters of Jacob
1966-1972
Box 4 Folder 17
Daughters of Jacob
1966-1972
Box 4 Folder 18
Daughters of Jacob
1966-1972
Box 4 Folder 19
Eastern Long Island Hospital
1968-1971
Box 4 Folder 20
Eastern Long Island Hospital
1968-1971
Box 4 Folder 21
Elmhurst
1967-1968
Box 4 Folder 22
Elmhurst
1967-1968
Box 4 Folder 23
Elmhurst
1967-1968
Box 4 Folder 24
Evangelical Home
1969-1970
Box 4 Folder 25
Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 26
Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 27
Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 28
Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 29
Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital
1964-1972
Box 4 Folder 30
Flushing Hospital
1963-1972
Box 4 Folder 31
Flushing Hospital
1963-1972
Box 4 Folder 32
Flushing Hospital
1963-1972
Box 4 Folder 33
Flushing Hospital
1963-1972
Box 5 Folder 1
Fordham-Misericordia Hospital
1971-1972
Box 5 Folder 2
French Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 3
French Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 4
French Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 5
French Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 6
Goldwater Memorial Hospital
1969-1972
Box 5 Folder 7
Gouverneur Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 8
Gouverneur Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 9
Gouverneur Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 10
Gouverneur Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 11
Gracie Square
1971-1972
Box 5 Folder 12
Greenpoint Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 13
Greenpoint Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 14
Greenpoint Hospital
1964-1972
Box 5 Folder 15
Greenpoint Hospital
1964-1972
Box 6 Folder 1
Harlem Hospital
1967-1972
Box 6 Folder 2
Harlem Hospital
1967-1972
Box 6 Folder 3
Harlem Hospital
1967-1972
Box 6 Folder 4
Harlem Hospital
1967-1972
Box 6 Folder 5
Haym Salomon Home
1967-1972
Box 6 Folder 6
Haym Salomon Home
1967-1972
Box 6 Folder 7
Haym Salomon Home
1967-1972
Box 6 Folder 8
Haym Salomon Home
1967-1972
Box 6 Folder 9
Hempstead
1972
Box 6 Folder 10
Jewish Chronic Hospital
1964-1967
Box 6 Folder 11
Jewish Chronic Hospital
1964-1967
Box 6 Folder 12
Jewish Hospital and Medical Center
1964-1968
Box 6 Folder 13
Jewish Hospital and Medical Center
1964-1968
Box 6 Folder 14
Jewish Institute for Geriatric Care
1969-1972
Box 6 Folder 15
Jewish Long Island
1966-1967
Box 6 Folder 16
Jewish Memorial
1971-1972
Box 7 Folder 1
Joint Diseases Hospital
1965-1972
Box 7 Folder 2
Joint Diseases Hospital
1965-1972
Box 7 Folder 3
Joint Diseases Hospital
1965-1972
Box 7 Folder 4
Joint Diseases Hospital
1965-1972
Box 7 Folder 5
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 7 Folder 6
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 7 Folder 7
Knickerbocker Hospital
1966-1972
Box 7 Folder 8
Knickerbocker Hospital
1966-1972
Box 7 Folder 9
Knickerbocker Hospital
1966-1972
Box 7 Folder 10
Knickerbocker Hospital
1966-1972
Box 8 Folder 1
League for Practical Nurses
1966
Box 8 Folder 1a
Lemberger Hospital
1969-1972
Box 8 Folder 2
Lincoln Hospital
1967-1972
Box 8 Folder 3
Lincoln Hospital
1967-1972
Box 8 Folder 4
Lincoln Hospital
1967-1972
Box 8 Folder 5
Lincoln Hospital
1967-1972
Box 8 Folder 6
Long Island Jewish Hospital
1965-1972
Box 8 Folder 7
Long Island Jewish Hospital
1965-1972
Box 8 Folder 8
Long Island Jewish Hospital
1965-1972
Box 8 Folder 9
Lutheran Hospital
1966-1972
Box 8 Folder 10
Lutheran Hospital
1966-1972
Box 8 Folder 11
Lutheran Hospital
1966-1972
Box 8 Folder 12
Lutheran Hospital
1966-1972
Box 8 Folder 13
Lutheran Hospital
1966-1972
Box 9 Folder 1
Maimonides Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 9 Folder 2
Maimonides Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 9 Folder 3
Maimonides Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 9 Folder 4
Maimonides Medical Center
1964-1972
Box 9 Folder 5
Mannasset Hospital
1971
Box 9 Folder 6
Martin Luther King Hospital
1971-1972
Box 9 Folder 7
Metropolitan Hospital
1969-1972
Box 9 Folder 8
Montefoire Hospital
1964-1972
Box 9 Folder 9
Montefoire Hospital
1964-1972
Box 9 Folder 10
Montefoire Hospital
1964-1972
Box 9 Folder 11
Montefoire Hospital
1964-1972
Box 9 Folder 12
Montefoire Hospital
1964-1972
Box 10 Folder 1
Morris J. Bernstein Institute
1972
Box 10 Folder 2
Morrisania City Hospital
1964-1972
Box 10 Folder 3
Morrisania City Hospital
1964-1972
Box 10 Folder 4
Morrisania City Hospital
1964-1972
Box 10 Folder 5
Mt. Sinai Hospital
1965-1968
Box 10 Folder 6
Mt. Sinai Hospital
1965-1968
Box 10 Folder 7
Mt. Sinai Hospital
1965-1968
Box 10 Folder 8
Mt. Sinai Hospital
1965-1968
Box 10 Folder 9
Mt. Sinai Hospital
1965-1968
Box 11 Folder 1
New York Infirmary
1964-1972
Box 11 Folder 2
New York Infirmary
1964-1972
Box 11 Folder 3
New York Infirmary
1964-1972
Box 11 Folder 4
New York Infirmary
1964-1972
Box 11 Folder 5
New York University Medical Center
1967-1972
Box 11 Folder 6
New York University Medical Center
1967-1972
Box 11 Folder 7
New York University Medical Center
1967-1972
Box 11 Folder 8
New York University Medical Center
1967-1972
Box 11 Folder 9
Newark Beth Israel Hospital
1970-1971
Box 11 Folder 10
Northside Center
1971-1972
Box 11 Folder 11
Parkway Hospital
1971
Box 11 Folder 12
Peninsula General Hospital
1967-1972
Box 11 Folder 13
Peninsula General Hospital
1967-1972
Box 11 Folder 14
Peninsula General Hospital
1967-1972
Box 11 Folder 15
Peninsula General Hospital
1967-1972
Box 11 Folder 16
Presbyterian Hospital
1970-1972
Box 11 Folder 17
Public Health Research Institute
1970-1972
Box 12 Folder 1
Queens Hospital Center Affiliate
1965-1972
Box 12 Folder 2
Queens Hospital Center Affiliate
1965-1972
Box 12 Folder 3
Queens Hospital Center Affiliate
1965-1972
Box 12 Folder 4
Queens Hospital Center Affiliate
1965-1972
Box 12 Folder 5
Richmond Memorial Hospital
1972
Box 12 Folder 6
Roosevelt Hospital
1969-1972
Box 12 Folder 7
St. Barnabas Hospital
1971-1972
Box 12 Folder 8
St. Francis Hospital
1971
Box 12 Folder 9
St. John's Episcopal Hospital
1966-1972
Box 12 Folder 10
St. John's Episcopal Hospital
1966-1972
Box 12 Folder 11
St. John's Episcopal Hospital
1966-1972
Box 12 Folder 12
St. John's Episcopal Hospital
1966-1972
Box 12 Folder 13
St. Luke's Hospital
1970-1972
Box 12 Folder 14
St. Mary's Hospital
1972
Box 12 Folder 15
St. Michael's Hospital
1970-1972
Box 12 Folder 16
Sephardic Home
1971
Box 12 Folder 17
Staten Island Hospital
1972
Box 12 Folder 18
Southside Hospital
1970-1972
Box 12 Folder 19
Syosset Hospital
1971-1972
Box 13 Folder 1
Trafalgar Hospital
1964-1972
Box 13 Folder 2
Trafalgar Hospital
1964-1972
Box 13 Folder 3
Trafalgar Hospital
1964-1972
Box 13 Folder 4
Trafalgar Hospital
1964-1972
Box 13 Folder 5
United Odd Fellows Home
1966-1968
Box 13 Folder 6
United Odd Fellows Home
1966-1968
Box 13 Folder 7
United Odd Fellows Home
1966-1968
Box 13 Folder 8
Unity Hospital
1964-1972
Box 13 Folder 9
Unity Hospital
1964-1972
Box 13 Folder 10
Unity Hospital
1964-1972
Box 13 Folder 11
Unity Hospital
1964-1972
Box 13 Folder 12
Vassar Brothers Hospital
1972
Box 13 Folder 13
Yeshiva University
1967-1972
Box 13 Folder 14
Yeshiva University
1967-1972
Box 13 Folder 15
Yeshiva University
1967-1972
Box 14 Folder 1
Chapter Membership Meeting Reports
1965-1967
Box 14 Folder 2
Chapter Membership Meeting Reports
1965-1967
Box 14 Folder 3
Correspondence-Miscellaneous
1964-1969
Box 14 Folder 4
Delegate Newsletter
1971-1972
Box 14 Folder 5
General
1966-1970
Box 14 Folder 6
Grievance Reports
1965-1967
Box 14 Folder 7
Grievance Reports
1965-1967
Box 15
Pharmacy poster