Hubert Albertz Local 32E Archives (SEIU)

Collection Number: 6072

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Hubert Albertz Local 32E Archives (SEIU)
Collection Number:
6072
Creator:
Albertz, Hubert Service Employees International Union (SEIU) SEIU Local 32E
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Clippings, correspondence, interviews.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, indictments, interviews and financial records (chiefly on 1 microfilm reel) documenting Albertz's fight to be reinstated in Local 32E and the history of corruption in the BSEIU, both within Local 32E and the International.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Custodian and member of the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU) Local 32E. New York City custodian Hubert Albertz defied BSEIU union leadership by publicly protesting a dues increase. He wassubsequently fired from his job and removed from his Local in the Bronx. He spent over 30 years documenting and publicizing corruption in the BSEIU and fighting for reinstatement in Local 32E.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, indictments, interviews and financial records (chiefly on 1 microfilm reel) documenting Albertz's fight to be reinstated in Local 32E and the history of corruption in the BSEIU, both within Local 32E and the International. Individual union figures documented include Local 32E presidents Sam "Firpo" Abrams, Thomas F. "Tommy" Lewis, and Henry F. Chartier and BSEIU presidents George Scalise and David Sullivan. The collection also includes an unpublished manuscript by George Albertz entitled "Local 32E : BSEIU in the Bronx : a chronicle of corruption."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Abrams, Sam.
Albertz, George (George H.).
Albertz, Hubert, b. 1902.
Chartier, Henry F.
Lewis, Thomas F.
Scalise, George.
Sullivan, David, 1904-
Building Service Employees' International Union--Corrupt practices.
Building Service Employees' International Union. Local 32E (Bronx, N.Y.)--Corrupt practices.

Subjects:
Trade-unions--New York (State)--New York--Corrupt practices.
Racketeering--New York (State)--New York.
Janitors--New York (State)--New York.
Trade- unions--Building-service employees--New York (State)--New York.
Building-service employees--New York (State)--New York.

Form and Genre Terms:
Clippings
Correspondence
Interviews


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Hubert Albertz Local 32E Archives (SEIU) #6072. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1948
Box 1 Folder 2
Box 1 Folder 3 1966-1985
Box 1 Folder 4 2007
Box 1 Folder 5 1951-2009
Box 1 Folder 6