Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600 Records
The Cook County College Teachers Union, AFT Local 1600, began to organize the faculty of the City Colleges of Chicago in 1965 and won official recognition in 1966. This collection represents a comprehensive record of the CCCTU’s administrative operations, its meetings, strikes, and publications. Also included in the collection are news clippings, photos, videos, and various memorabilia from the CCCTU’s history. Personal and official correspondence from the CCCTU’s longtime president, Norman G. Swenson, can be found in the collection as well. This includes letters of support sent to him and his family when he was jailed during the CCCTU’s 1975 strike. There is a complete record of the collective bargaining agreements between the Board of CCC District No. 508 and the CCCTU in the collection.
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