SEIU Executive Office: George Hardy Records
George Hardy was president of SEIU from 1971 to 1980. During his tenure, SEIU increased the number of health-care workers in the union, largely facilitated by legislation requiring health-care employers to bargain collectively with their employees under the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board. Additionally, public employees continued to gain recognition through state legislation requiring local and state agencies to bargain with their employees. In the context of these and other developments, SEIU organized approximately 200,000 new members under Hardy's leadership.The collection contains material on local unions, joint councils and other SEIU affiliates; executive officers; representatives and organizers; the International staff; and the unsuccessful efforts to merge Local 1199 and SEIU in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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