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Series 1:  Administrative Records 1974-1984

Extent: 39.0 folders (Carton 1, folders 1-39)

Arrangement

This series is divided into two subseries: 1975-1976 Administrative Files and 1976-1977 Administrative Files. The contents of each subseries are arranged alphabetically, as received.

Scope and Contents

Administrative records document the activities and operations of the University of San Francisco Faculty Association (USFFA) and its president, Michael Lehmann. Materials in this series include correspondence with members and the University of San Francisco (USF) administration, as well as minutes from Executive Board and Policy Board meetings, reports from committees, and materials related to curriculum and to faculty rights as determined by the collective bargaining agreement. Van Bourg refers to Victor Van Bourg, founding partner of the labor law firm Van Bourg, Allen, Weinberg & Rogers. Van Bourg represented USFFA in many grievance and arbitration proceedings.
 

Subseries 1.1:  1975-1976 Administrative Files, 1974-1981 (bulk, 1975-1976)

Arrangement

Arranged as received. Contents of this subseries are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of records in this subseries were generated between 1975 and 1976. Predominantly consists of correspondence between Dr. Michael Lehmann, President of the USF Faculty Association (USFFA), USFFA members, and Rev. John LoSchiavo, President of USF from 1977 to 1991. Other correspondence relates to USFFA representation on various search committees, as well as the Disciplinary Hearing Committee and the Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee (folder 6). Also contains founding documents of the USFFA, including its constitution, bylaws (folder 2), and handbook (folder 7).
Carton 1, Folder 1

Clippings 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 2

Constitution 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 3

Cooperative efforts 1976

Carton 1, Folder 4

Core curriculum 1974-1976

Carton 1, Folder 5

Correspondence with members 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 6

Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee 1975-1981

Carton 1, Folder 7

Faculty handbook 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 8

Finances 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 9

Membership 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 10

Membership meeting minutes 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 11

Policy Board minutes 1975-1976, 1981

Carton 1, Folder 12

Unionization - National Labor Relations Board 1975

Carton 1, Folder 13

Van Bourg 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 14

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Task Force Committee 1976

Extent: 14.0 folders
 

Subseries 1.2: 1976-1977 Administrative Files 1976-1984 (bulk, 1976-1977)

Extent: 25.0 folders

Arrangement

Arranged as received. Contents of this subseries are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of records in this subseries were generated between 1976 and 1977 in the day-to-day running of the USF Faculty Association (USFFA). Consists of correspondence, committee reports, and meeting minutes, in particular, those produced by the USFFA Executive Board (carton 1, folder 26). Also contains correspondence, five-year plans, bylaws, minutes, and election materials related to colleges within the University, including College of the Arts, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science.
Carton 1, Folder 15

Affiliation 1976-1981

Carton 1, Folder 16

Catalog revision 1976-1981

Carton 1, Folder 17

Catalyst 1978

Carton 1, Folder 18

College of Arts 1976-1979

Boxes 1, Folder 19

College of Business Administration 1976-1981

Carton 1, Folder 20

College of Science 1976-1981

Carton 1, Folder 21

Committee on Committees 1976-1979

Carton 1, Folder 22

Committee on Graduate Studies 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 23

Conference room 1976-1979

Carton 1, Folder 24

Correspondence - members 1976-1977

Boxes 1, Folder 25

Dues increase 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 26

Executive Board meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence and promotional materials 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 27

Membership 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 28

Office space 1976-1979

Carton 1, Folder 29

Policy Board meeting minutes 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 30

Recall rights 1976-1978

Carton 1, Folder 31

Rules and regulations 1976-1981

Carton 1, Folder 32

Salary scales 1976-1984

Carton 1, Folder 33

School of Nursing 1976-1981

Carton 1, Folder 34

Secretarial service 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 35

Severance pay 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 36

Speakers' Bureau Committee 1977-1980

Carton 1, Folder 37

Special Events Committee 1976-1980

Carton 1, Folder 38

Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Program (UCAP) Committee 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 39

Van Bourg 1976-1977

 

Series 2:  Committee Meeting Minutes and Correspondence 1975-1980

Extent: 7.0 folders (Carton 1, folders 40-46)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Comprises minutes, notes, agendas, and resolutions generated by the University of San Francisco Faculty Association (USFFA) committee meetings.
Carton 1, Folder 40

Meeting minutes 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folders 41-42

Meeting minutes and correspondence 1976-1978

Carton 1, Folder 43

Meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence and bulletins 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 44

Correspondence and promotional materials 1976-1979

Carton 1, Folder 45

Meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports 1977-1979

Carton 1, Folder 46

Curriculum committee meeting minutes and correspondence 1979-1980

 

Series 3:  Grievances and Arbitration Proceedings 1971-1986

Extent: 77.0 folders (Carton 2, folders 1-36; Carton 3, folders 1-22; Carton 4, folders 1-16; Carton 5, folders 1-3)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this series comprises arbitration proceedings stemming from faculty grievances over salary, tenure, and termination, as well as more general grievances arising from the interpretation or application of the collective bargaining agreement. Includes a copy of the Agreement between the University of San Francisco (USF) and the University of San Francisco Faculty Association (USFFA), extended through June 30, 1986 (carton 2, folder 13).
Carton 3, folders 4-22, and carton 4, folders 1-2 contain correspondence, notes, financial, and legal documents, including depositions, generated in the 1983 case, USSFA vs. USF, a class action lawsuit that went before the United States District Court. The origins of the lawsuit lay in the contract signed by USF and USFFA regarding the appointment of Adolph Koven as arbitrator. From 1979 through 1986, Koven was retained by both USFFA and USF to act as the sole arbitrator between the two parties in rights disputes, and to serve as a mediator/interest arbitrator when a resolution could not be met. In November 1981, in a dispute over salary adjustments and supplemental pension plans, arbitrator Adolph M. Koven ruled in favor of USFFA. The University argued that benefit increases for retired members should not have been included among the other salary and benefit issues decided upon in arbitration, and refused to pay the award, thus causing the Faculty Association to sue the University for breach of contract.
In this lawsuit, USFFA and Michael Lehmann were represented by the labor law firm Van Bourg, Allen, Weinberg & Rogers, while the University and its defendents were represented by Littler, Mendelsohn, Fastiff & Tichy.

Availability

Carton 2, folder 18 has been sealed. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.
Carton 2, Folder 1

The Catalyst newsletter 1976-1980

Carton 2, Folders 2-13

Rights arbitration proceedings 1977-1981

Carton 2, Folder 14

Settlement of 1979 negotiations 1979-1981

Carton 2, Folder 15

Doctoral requirements for promotion 1981-1982

 

Grievances

Carton 2, Folders 16

Tenure 1971-1979

Carton 2, Folder 17

Termination patterns 1978-1984

Carton 2, Folder 18

Intersession/summer session overload 1980-1982

Carton 2, Folder 19

Duplicating cards

Carton 2, Folders 20-21

Termination of employment 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folder 22

Faculty workload 1981-1985

Carton 2, Folder 23

Reader hours 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folder 24

University Center closing time 1981

Carton 2, Folder 25

Denial of travel funds 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folder 26

Organization of the School of Education

Carton 2, Folder 27

Campus mail 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folders 28-29

Grievance communication 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folder 30

Arbitration over campus mail 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folder 31

Tenure and sabbatical applications 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folder 32

Associate Deans and bargaining unit work 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folder 33

Part-time faculty and bargaining unit work 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folder 34

School of Nursing agreements on revised teaching assignments

Carton 2, Folder 35

USF and USF Faculty Association Agreement handbooks 1981-1986

Carton 2, Folder 36

Grievance costs and financial statements 1981-1983

Carton 3, Folder 1

United Stanford Employees, Local 680 and The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Agreement handbook 1979

Carton 3, Folders 2-3

United Stanford Employees, Local 715 and The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University arbitration proceedings 1981-1982

Carton 3, Folders 4-5

USF Faculty Association vs. USF - termination of permanent arbitrator 1977-1982

Carton 3, Folder 6

USF Faculty Association vs. USF - appeal documents 1981-1983

Carton 3, Folder 7-12

USF Faculty Association vs. USF - depositions 1983-1984

Carton 3, Folders 13-22, Carton 4, Folders 1-2

USF Faculty Association vs. USF 1983

Carton 4, Folders 3-4

Rights arbitration proceedings 1977-1980

 

Tenure arbitration

Carton 4, Folder 5

Correspondence and clippings 1976-1978

Boxes 4, Folder 6

Exhibits A and B 1977-1978

Boxes 4, Folders 7-8

Correspondence, tenure application, evaluation summary, and notes 1978-1982

Carton 4, Folders 9

Grievance statement 1978

Carton 4, Folder 10

Correspondence and legal briefs 1981-1986

Carton 4, Folder 11

Arbitrator's opinion and award 1982

Carton 4, Folders 12-16, Carton 5, Folders 1-3

Arbitration 1980-1982

 

Series 4: Contract Negotiations 1969-1981

Extent: 17.0 folders (Carton 5, folders 4-20)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

In November 1975, negotiations for the first contract between the University of San Francisco Faculty Association (USFFA) and the University of San Francisco (USF) began. The new collective bargaining agreement provided USFFA members with a 15% salary increase, 5-year recall rights for those laid off, a union shop (all faculty and librarians were required to become Faculty Association members), and most importantly, binding grievance and arbitration to settle all contract disputes. The existing contract was extended from July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1981. In early 1978, however, negotiations over salary increases and fringe benefits – items considered annual contract re-openers – stalled, and it wasn’t until October, 1978 that the Faculty Association accepted the University’s one-year proposal. The bulk of the series comprises correspondence between Faculty Association President Michael Lehmann, members, the negotiating team, Victor Van Bourg (lawyer for USFFA), and the University administration. Also included are session minutes, bulletins, financial reports, and materials related to faculty salary and benefits.
Carton 5, Folder 4

Annual reports 1969-1978

Carton 5, Folder 5

Registration statistics 1974-1977

Carton 5, Folders 6-9

Negotiations 1976-1979

Boxes 5, Folder 10

USF facts 1977-1978

Boxes 5, Folders 11-12

Session minutes 1977-1978

Carton 5, Folder 13

Cost of the step increase, 1976-1977 to 1979-1980 1977-1981

Carton 5, Folder 14

Re-opener suggestions 1977-1978

Carton 5, Folder 15

Workload and benefits 1977-1978

Carton 5, Folder 16

Fringe benefits 1976-1978

Carton 5, Folder 17

School of Nursing workload 1977

Carton 5, Folder 18

Librarian's salary scale

Carton 5, Folder 19

Negotiations bulletins 1978

Carton 5, Folder 20

Arbitration petition 1978-1979

 

Series 5:  Auditor Reports 1975-1986

Extent: 7.0 folders (Carton 5, folders 21-27)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Consists of auditor reports, for the years spanning 1975 to 1984, carried out by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. certified public accountants.
Carton 5, Folder 21

Statement of Financial Condition and Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements 1975-1978

Carton 5, Folder 22-23

Statements of Cash Receipts and Disbursements 1975-1984

Carton 5, Folder 24-26

Schedules of Cash Balances, Receipts and Disbursements 1980-1986

Carton 5, Folder 27

USFFA correspondence related to auditor's report 1985-1986

 

Series 6:  Accreditation 1975-1984

Extent: 6.0 folders (Carton 5, folders 28-31; Carton 6, folders 1-2)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Comprises policy statements and reference materials on accreditation procedures for higher education institutions, as well as correspondence and reports related to the University of San Francisco's re-accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Includes a 1977 final accreditation report with recommendations by WASC and a list of modifications made by the University (carton 6, folder 2).
Carton 5, Folder 28

WASC Policy Statements handbook 1975, August

Boxes 5, Folder 29

Handbook of Accreditation 1975, August

Carton 5, Folder 30

Handbook of Accreditation 1979, January

Carton 5, Folder 31

Correspondence and reports on accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 1975-1977

Carton 6, Folder 1

Report to the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 1980, June 30

Carton 6, Folder 2

Interim Report to Accreditation Commission [Final Report] 1984, February

 

Series 7:  Treasurer Records 1975-1986

Extent: 62.0 folders (Carton 6, folders 3-24; Carton 7, folders 1-27; Carton 8, folders 1-13)

Arrangement

Arranged as received. The contents of this series are arranged alphabetically, and then further arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Financial reports and docments of the USFFA.

Availability

Carton 7, folders 4-6, and carton 8, folders 2-3 have been sealed. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.
Carton 6, Folders 3-4

Audit 1977-1979

Carton 6, Folder 5

Bank deposit record booklets 1979-1980

Carton 6, Folders 6-8

Cash receipt logsheets 1977-1981

Carton 6, Folders 9-14

Cancelled checks 1975 - 1981

Carton 6, Folder 15

Census 1977

Carton 6, Folders 16-18

Check stubs 1975-1981

Carton 6, Folder 19

Checks and deposits 1978-1979

Carton 6, Folder 20

Deduction authorizations 1978-1980

Carton 6, Folders 21-23

Dues 1977-1980

Carton 6, Folder 24, Carton 7, Folder 1

Dues - Enclosure A 1977-1978

Carton 7, Folders 1-2

Dues - Enclosure B 1976-1978

Carton 7, Folder 3

Dues correspondence 1980-1981

Carton 7, Folder 4

Dues - payroll deductions 1977-1978

Carton 7, Folders 5-6

Dues remittance copies 1983-1986

Carton 7, Folder 7

Form LM 3, LM-1A, LM 2 1976-1978

Carton 7, Folder 8

Form LM 3, LM-1A 1979

Carton 7, Folders 9-10

IBM copier monthly statements

Carton 7, Folders 10-17

Invoices 1975-1982

Carton 7, Folders 18-19

Membership lists 1979-1981

Carton 7, Folder 20

Membership roster 1982-1983

Carton 7, Folders 21-23

Payroll 1978-1980

Carton 7, Folders 24-27, Carton 8, Folder 1

Receipt books 1976-1979

Carton 8, Folders 2-3

Remittances 1978-1982

Carton 8, Folder 4

Salary data 1977-1979

Carton 8, Folders 5-6

Special assessment 1977, 1980

Carton 8, Folder 7

Special assessment notebook 1977

Carton 8, Folders 8-13

Tax returns 1976-1985

 

Series 8:  Publications 1974-1982

Extent: 9.0 folders; 1 oversize box (Carton 8, folders 14-22; Oversize Box 1)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Consists of published materials related to collective bargaining, including six editions of Collective Barganining in Higher Education, a bibliography produced by The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education, Baruch College, CUNY.
Also included in this series are editions of Foghorn, the University of San Francisco's weekly newspaper, spanning the years fom 1977 to 1980.
Carton 8, Folder 14

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education, Bibliography No. 2 1974 April

Carton 8, Folder 15

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education, Bibliography No. 4 1976 April

Carton 8, Folder 16

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education, Bibliography No. 5 1977 April

Carton 8, Folder 17

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education, Bibliography No. 6 1978 April

Carton 8, Folder 18

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education, Bibliography No. 7 1979 January

Carton 8, Folder 19

Collective Bargaining in Higher Education, Bibliography No. 8-9 1981 January

Carton 8, Folder 20

Collective bargaining booklets and directory 1981-1982

Boxes 8, Folder 21

Collective Bargaining conference proceedings 1975-1980

Carton 8, Folder 22

Higher Education Contract Clause Finder 1980 May

Oversize-box 1

Foghorn 1977-1980