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Susan Schacher Plant Closures Project Collection
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  • Availability
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Administrative History
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents

  • Title: Susan Schacher Plant Closures Project collection
    Date (bulk): 1982-1987
    Date (inclusive): 1981-2005
    Creator: Schacher, Susan
    Extent: 1.25 cubic ft. (1 carton)
    Collection number: larc.ms.0393
    Accession number: 2015/001
    Repository: Labor Archives and Research Center
    J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
    San Francisco State University
    1630 Holloway Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
    (415) 405-5571
    larc@sfsu.edu
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English.
    Abstract: This collection documents the activities of the Plant Closures Project (PCP). Consists of organizational records dated from 1981 to 1991, the bulk from 1982-1989, including budget, planning and reorganization documents, minutes, funding requests, reports, newsletters, impact statistics, steering committee leadership handbook, lists of steering committee and advisory board members, and plant closure campaign records for Sierra Design, Rainbow Workers Cooperative, Delaval Foundry, and Blue Cross. The collection also contains articles and various documents dated from 1983 to 2005 pertaining to the Full Employment movement, workers ownership, eminent domain, organizations addressing unemployment, the Unemployment Exchange Association, and the Busy Needle Workers Cooperative.
    Location: Materials are stored offsite; requires advance notice.

    Availability

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Susan Schacher Plant Closures Project Collection, larc.ms.0393, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Eva Martinez in 2015.

    Acquisition

    This collection was donated to the Labor Archives and Research Center in 2015 by Susan Schacher, accession number 2005/001.

    Arrangement

    Arranged as received.

    Administrative History

    The Plant Closures Project (PCP) was a coalition founded in 1981 by labor organizers, religious leaders and community activists to help workers address the problem of plant closures in the San Francisco Bay Area. The PCP was involved in community education, legislation, direct action, alternative economic development, and networking on a statewide and national level. Its main focus was building a grassroots movement to challenge plant closures. The PCP was located at 433 Jefferson Street, Oakland, California.

    Biographical Note

    Susan Schacher was a community activist and a member of the Plant Closures Project steering committee in the 1980s.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection documents the activities of the Plant Closures Project (PCP). Consists of organizational records dated from 1981 to 1991 , the bulk from 1982-1989, including budget, planning and reorganization documents, minutes, funding requests, reports, newsletters, impact statistics, steering committee leadership handbook, steering committee and advisory board members, and plant closure campaign records (Sierra Design, Rainbow Workers Cooperative, Delaval Foundry, Blue Cross).
    The collection also contains articles and various documents dated from 1983 to 2005 pertaining to the Full Employment movement, workers ownership, eminent domain, organizations addressing unemployment, the Unemployment Exchange Association, and the Busy Needle Workers Cooperative.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Plant Closures Project (Calif.).
    Plant shutdowns--California.