First faculty union at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Includes historical sketches, memoranda, correspondence, resolutions, and treasurer's reports.
The collection is open for research.
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.
The collection includes historical sketches, memoranda, correspondence, resolutions, and treasurer's reports.
Acquired from Mario De Pillis, 1987
Processed by Linda Seidman, 2003.
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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.