AFL-CIO

Labor History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Friday, May 1, 1:30 – 4:30 pm Hornbake Library Join a community interested in promoting labor history by editing the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Part celebration and part workshop, Edit-a-Thons are organized around a single topic as a means to build awareness and community.  We’ll draw content from labor-related collections at the University of Maryland, including […]

New Exhibit: Civil Rights and Labor: in the United States, in Poland, and in South Africa

New Exhibit: Civil Rights and Labor…in the United States, in Poland, and in South Africa Labor unions have long been advocates for equality in the workplace, civil rights and worker’s rights, however this wasn’t always the case before the AFL and CIO merged in 1955.  Understanding civil rights is still evolving today, as we see in current […]

Symposium: Organizing for Power and Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century

Symposium: Organizing for Power and Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century

We are pleased to announce a symposium and introduction to our very special labor archives. See specific information about the symposium below: On March 5, 2015, the Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland will host a symposium exploring workers and organizing in the twenty-first century.  The symposium will […]

New Material Available from the AFL-CIO Collection

This week we’re re-opening 6 more sub-record groups and a small number of selected Labor History publications! See other available portions of the collection or contact us to plan your visit. Newly opened portions of the collection  RG4: Executive Council RG4-010               Early Federation Records, 1881-1888  RG18: International Affairs Department RG18‑006            CIO International Affairs Department.  Director’s […]

Updates to the availability of the AFL-CIO Collection

There are now 80 AFL-CIO finding aids re-opened! We’ve just completed a new batch of 23 sub-record groups (see list below). There are a few more that we’re working on, including microfilm collections. At this time the microfilm is still under review. We are also working out the best way to retrieve selected published materials […]

AFL-CIO Archives now available at UMD

The George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive is the largest single donation to the University Libraries and complements other labor-related collections in our libraries. To find out more about related labor collections in Special Collections, please view Collections By Subject: Labor In America. The AFL-CIO Archive consists of approximately 40 million documents and other material that […]

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