The California State Employees’ Association collection contains its own correspondence,
constitutions, meeting minutes, reports, and bulletins from 199 through 1938.
It also includes correspondence and union newsletters from American Federation
of Teachers from the 1960s; the United Professors of California Advocate (1971-1989)
and collective bargaining source material from the 1960s; California College and
University Faculty Association correspondence; California Teachers Association bulletin
from 1928; The Scope, a newsletter from the Faculty of the California State Colleges
(1966-1970); and flyers from the 1970s from the Clerical and Allied Services Employees
and College and University Service Employees.
The California State Employees’ Association was founded in 1931 and is California's
largest state employee organization, representing almost 140,000 state and university
workers, managers, supervisors, and retirees. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
is an American labor union founded in 1916 that represents teachers, paraprofessionals,
and school-related personnel; local, state, and federal employees; higher education
faculty and staff; and healthcare workers. The AFT is the second-largest education
labor union in the United States, representing over one million members.
The United Professors of California, a college faculty union, was founded in 1970
as the result of a coalition between the AFT and the Association of California State College
Professors (ACSCP). In 1932 the American Federation of State, County and Municipal
Employees (AFSCME) began from a small group of professional state employees in Madison,
Wisconsin. Their focus was to promote, defend, and enrich the civil service system
across the country.
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Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner
of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained.