Lamphere Federation of Teachers Local 1614 Records

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Lamphere Federation of Teachers, Local 1614 was chartered by the American Federation of Teachers on July 27, 1965. The local slowly grew to be the sole collective bargaining union for the district’s teachers. In 1973 the union went on strike against the district. Later that year the school board filed a lawsuit against the union seeking damages for refusing to bargain in good faith. By 1977 the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that a union could not be sued for damages.
The collection has materials of communications and board meeting minutes that document the growth and concerns of the local over the years. The legal documents of the lawsuit filed against the union gives a perfect example of the issues in the 1970s about how school districts fought teacher unions to hold onto their power.

1973-1998, bulk 1980-1985
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