Irwin Fletcher Papers

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Irwin Fletcher was a junior high school educator in Oregon. Fletcher began his involvement with the Oregon labor movement in the early 1960s, when he helped organize fellow teachers in Klamath Falls. Soon after the teacher’s union received its charter with the American Federation of Teachers, and he was elected vice president and then president a year later. During this time Fletcher was also a member of the Klamath Basin Migrant Ministry Commission and formed the Klamath Basin Agricultural Labor Support Committee to help the striking farm workers. Subsequently he worked with the Lane County Labor Council, and was elected president of the Oregon AFL-CIO in 1981. Irwin Fletcher retired from that position in 1999.

The collection consists of news clippings, correspondence, flyers and newsletters relating to the Grape Boycott in California, and Mr. Fletcher’s involvement as volunteer coordinator in the Klamath Falls, Oregon area.

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