The Union W.A.G.E. collection contains the office files of this feminist 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 W.A.G.E. events, financial records, newspaper correspondence,
membership opinion surveys, newsclippings, interchapter newsletters, minutes and
correspondence of local chapters, the records and ephemera from Union W.A.G.E. involvement
with the Industrial Welfare Commission, and a complete set of Union W.A.G.E. newspaper,
Union Women's Alliance to Gain Equality (Union W.A.G.E.) 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 W.A.G.E. 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.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives & 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 & 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.