The Union WAGE collection contains the office files of the organization. Types of materials include the minutes and correspondence
of the Executive Board, the organization's constitutions, convention documents, administrative records, membership documentation,
general correspondence, information on other feminist groups and the women's movement internationally, ephemera from Union
WAGE events, financial records, newspaper correspondence, membership opinion surveys, newsclippings, interchapter newsletters,
minutes and correspondence of local chapters, the records and ephemera from Union WAGE involvement with the Industrial Welfare
Commission, and a complete set of
Union WAGE newspaper, 1971-1982.
Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality) was founded on International Women's Day, March 8, 1971, at an educational
conference sponsored by the National Organization for Women (NOW), at the University of California, Berkeley. Union WAGE was
a politically non-partisan, non-profit organization for "working women" which included housewives, unemployed, retired, and
welfare women. The organization's purpose was to achieve "equal rights, equal pay, and equal opportunity" for working women.
4.89 cubic ft.
(18 manuscript boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote
from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.