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Massachusetts Commission on Collective Bargaining Records

1969-1973
1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 023

In 1969, Governor Francis W. Sargeant established a bi-partisan council to review municipal and state collective bargaining practices more than decade after all public employees were extended the right to join unions. Over the next three years, the council heard from both sides, interviewing representatives from management and labor, and holding regional hearings throughout the state. The work of the group culminated in the enactment of the Massachusetts Public Employee Collective Bargaining Law (M.G.L. c.150E) in 1973, which granted full bargaining rights to most state and municipal employees.

The collection includes detailed minutes of meetings, transcripts of testimony, drafts of legislature, reports, and recommendations of the council.

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Background on Massachusetts Commission on Collective Bargaining

In 1969, Governor Francis W. Sargeant established a bi-partisan council to review municipal and state collective bargaining practices more than decade after all public employees were extended the right to join unions. Over the next three years, the council heard from both sides, interviewing representatives from management and labor, and holding regional hearings throughout the state. The work of the group culminated in the enactment of the Massachusetts Public Employee Collective Bargaining Law (M.G.L. c.150E) in 1973, which granted full bargaining rights to most state and municipal employees.

Scope of collection

The collection includes detailed minutes of meetings, transcripts of testimony, drafts of legislature, reports, and recommendations of the council.

Inventory

Meetings and Correspondence
1969-1970
Box 1: 1
Meetings and Correspondence
1971
Box 1: 2
Meetings and Correspondence
1972
Box 1: 3
Meetings and Correspondence
1973
Box 1: 4
Research Materials
1969-1970
Box 1: 5
Research Materials
1970-1973
Box 1: 6

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Copyright has been retained by the donor.

Provenance

Provenance unrecorded.

Processing Information

Processed by Kenneth Fones-Wolf, Feb 1985.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Copyright has been retained by the donor.

Cite as: Massachusetts Commission on Collective Bargaining Records (MS 023). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Collective bargaining
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-

Genres and formats

  • Correspondence
  • Meetings
  • Research (document genres)

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