Local 1199 Clippings and News Releases

Collection Number: 5206-X

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Local 1199 Clippings and News Releases, 1938-1970
Collection Number:
5206-X
Creator:
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU);
RWDSU Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Employees Union
Quantity:
1.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
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.
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.
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.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Restrictions on Use:
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Cite As:
Local 1199 Clippings and News Releases #5206-X. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5206: Local 1199 Records
5206-G: Local 1199 Guild Division Records
5206: Local 1199 Records
5206: Local 1199 Records
5206-S: Local 1199 Executive Secretary Moe Foner Records
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

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1938
Box 1 Folder 2 1945
Box 1 Folder 3 1946
Box 1 Folder 4 1949
Box 1 Folder 5 1950
Box 1 Folder 6 1952
Box 1 Folder 7 1953
Box 1 Folder 8 1954
Box 1 Folder 9 1957
Box 1 Folder 10 1959
Box 1 Folder 11 1960
Box 1 Folder 12 1961
Box 1 Folder 13 1962
Box 2 Folder 1 1962
Box 2 Folder 2 1963
Box 2 Folder 3 1965
Box 2 Folder 4 1967
Box 2 Folder 5 1970
Box 3 Folder 1 1952
Box 3 Folder 2
Box 3 Folder 3
Box 3 Folder 4 1951
Box 3 Folder 5
(other releases filed in subject folder)
Box 3 Folder 6
No Date