Bornstein, Tim

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Tim L. Bornstein Collection

ca.1884-1996
3 boxes 1.5 linear feet
Call no.: MS 1115
Depiction of Comic card for the Knights of Labor, ca. 1880
Comic card for the Knights of Labor, ca. 1880

A nationally renowned labor arbitrator and writer, Tim L. Bornstein graduated from Harvard Law School in 1957. After stints working for Goldberg, Feller & Bredhoff in Washington, D.C., the National Labor Relations Board, and the Retail Clerks International Union, Bornstein joined the faculty at UMass Amherst in 1969, becoming a Professor of Law and Industrial Relations in the Business School. He taught at UMass for twenty years, maintaining a practice in arbitration and mediation all the while. During his career, Bornstein served as a Vice President and Governor for the National Academy of Arbitrators and has wrote two books and numerous articles on labor law and arbitration. He died on June 3, 2019.

Bornstein’s professional interest in organized labor translated into collecting historical memorabilia from the labor movement. His collection contains a range of union-related convention badges and buttons, broadsides, union cards, small banners, and other ephemeral items.

Gift of Erica Bronstein, Jan. 2020

Subjects

Knights of LaborLabor unions

Types of material

BadgesButtons (Information artifacts)Ephemera