AFSCME Office of the President: Jack Howard Records

Accession Number: 
LR002367
Extent: 
6.75 linear feet
Date: 
1976-2000, bulk 1982-1991

International affairs were handled out of the AFSCME Office of the President. Sometime after 1969, Jack Howard joined the AFSCME staff. When Gerald McEntee became president of AFSCME in late 1981, Jack Howard became his executive assistant. In this role, Howard was responsible for, among other things, international affairs. As such, Howard also worked closely with Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy who was heavily involved in international affairs, eventually becoming president of Public Services International (PSI) in the mid-1990s. The records in this collection reflect Howard’s supervision of AFSCME’s international affairs in the 1980s and 1990s. Howard retired from AFSCME sometime in the early 2000s.

This collection contains correspondence, schedules, publications, planning documents,
photographs, workshop materials, and reports related to AFSCME’s activities in foreign
countries, both as a union itself and in interaction with foreign public employee unions and
international organizations. Also covered are exchange visits between AFSCME and
foreign public employee unions. leaders traveled to foreign countries.

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