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Moment of Silence for Memphis Sanitation Workers

(37622) I AM A MAN poster

On February 1, 1968, Robert Walker and Echol Cole of Memphis, Tennessee were killed on the job by a malfunctioning garbage truck. Ten days later, members of their union, AFSCME Local 1733, voted to strike. Their struggle for recognition of their union and their humanity caught the attention of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the entire nation.

Please join the Walter P. Reuther Library and AFSCME in observing a moment of silence for for these men.  read more »

Remembering Paul Booth, 1943-2018

(37504) Paul Booth, AFSCME

Longtime AFSCME leader Paul Booth has passed away at the age of 74.  read more »

AFSCME and September 11, 2001

(35057) Gerald McEntee, Lee Saunders, World Trade Center Site, 2001

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) are drawn from a diverse range of professions and fields, including medical, sanitation, transportation, social work, clerical, and many others in the public service sector. Nothing in the union and the country’s history brought all of them together like the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and aftermath.  read more »

Recently Opened Collections from the American Federation of Teachers

(31532) CCW Early Childhood Demonstration

The American Federation of Teachers is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, the Reuther has opened or added to several collections – the culmination of an 18 month collections backlog-processing project. The records are from the AFT National headquarters, regional, and local offices. These 13 collections represent the breadth of AFT activities from the local to the national level.  read more »

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