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Remembering AFSCME President Gerald McEntee (1935-2022)

(46735) Gerald McEntee

The Reuther Library is saddened by the news that Gerald McEntee, former president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has passed away at the age of 87.  read more »

AFSCME Local 1, Washington, D.C.'s fight against racism

(46699) AFSCME Local 1 Washington, D.C. members

“Several years ago Marvin Fleming, at that time a WBR-3 Trash Collector in the Division of Sanitation, became the instrument through which one of the most deliberate and pernicious systems of racial discrimination in the District government was smashed.”  read more »

Noel Night Historical Calendar 2019

Learn more about the information offered in our December Historical Calendar, featured in person during the 2019 Noel Night:

December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Alabama.
December,  read more »

AFSCME's History-Making 1964 Convention

(11396) 1964 AFSCME Convention

Fifty-five years ago, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees elected a new president who would dramatically change the trajectory of the union.

A founding member of the Wisconsin Service Employees Association in 1932, Arnold Zander took the lead in forming the national public employee union that would become AFSCME.  read more »

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