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Michigan AFSCME-AFL/CIO Councils 7, 11, and 25 records

Identifier: MSS-158

Scope and Contents note

This collection documents eight years, between 1971 and 1978, of Michigan AFSCME-AFL/CIO Councils #7, 11, and 25 records. The collection includes: correspondence to and from Joseph Healy, union president at the time; grievances; promotion demands; union member demands and management proposals; amendments and resolutions; Michigan university agreement books; local and council minutes and bylaws; council constitution; convention proceedings; authorization for union dues; seniority lists; booklets and reports; newspapers, flyers and medial clippings; wage rates and differences; House bills; Michigan Court cases; asbestos abatement standards; and other correspondence. The collection also includes documentation for the governance change from multiple councils to one council (#25)and multiple regions of the Michigan AFSCME-AFL/CIO.


  • 1971 - 1978


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Michigan AFSCME-AFL/CIO Councils 7, 11, and 25 records, MSS-158, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Historical note

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is one of the largest labor unions in the United States. AFSCME is part of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), one of the two main labor federations in the United States. Council 25 was created on March 23, 1978 and encompasses all AFSCME-AFL/CIO members in Michigan (currently totaling over 90,000 members). Council 7 formerly encompassed the ten counties in the southwestern corner of Michigan. Council 11 formerly encompassed all fifteen counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. These former councils are now called "regions" under the new Council 25.


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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged into eighteen series: contracts, bylaws, meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, legislative acts, legal files, reports, publications, news clippings, newsletters, membership, course materials, surveys, financial, maps, applications, and notes. The contracts series is split into two sub-series: contracts between Local 1094 and Northern Michigan University and contracts from all other unions. Each sub-series is organized alphabetically. Correspondence is split into two sub-series: correspondence by topic and correspondence by year. All other series are organized alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift received from Joseph Healy in February 2008.

AFSCME-AFL/CIO Michigan Councils 7, 11, and 25 records
Marcus C. Robyns
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Revision Statements

  • 6/15/2010: finding aid revision description not supplied

Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


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