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Overview: First faculty union at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Includes historical sketches, memoranda, correspondence, resolutions, and treasurer's reports.

American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO, University of Massachusetts Faculty Records

1963-1964
1 envelope (1 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 152
Special Collections & University Archives | UMass Amherst Libraries | 154 Hicks Way | Amherst, Mass. 01003-9275 | scua@library.umass.edu | 413-545-2780

Background on American Federation of Teachers, Local 1359 (Amherst, Mass.)

The first faculty union at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) AFL-CIO, was established largely in response to the administration's reluctance to recommend raises in faculty salaries (1958-1964) and due to the faculty's desire for self-governance. The union was short-lived on the campus, but served to raise the consciousness of faculty to issues of faculty autonomy. AFT agitation helped bring about the "Green Book", the Morris Document, and the "Red Book" - basic documents defining the system of faculty governance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Contents of Collection

The collection includes historical sketches, memoranda, correspondence, resolutions, and treasurer's reports.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Acquired from Mario De Pillis, 1987

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, 2003.

Acknowledgments

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO, University of Massachusetts Faculty Records (MS 152). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Collective bargaining--College teachers--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Collective labor agreements--Education, Higher--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • College teachers' unions--Massachusetts--Amherst

Names

  • American Federation of Teachers. Local 1359 (Amherst, Mass.)
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst--Faculty