Guide to the Kittitas County Central Labor Council Records
1939-1998 (bulk 1955-1984)

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Kittitas County Central Labor Council
Title: Kittitas County Central Labor Council Records
Dates: 1939-1998 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 5.25 cubic feet (6 letter size document cases; 2 letter half sized document cases; 1 legal half sized document case; 1 oversized box and 4 index card cases)  :  Good condition
Collection Number: MS006-07-04
Summary: This collection consists of correspondence relating to the Kittitas County Central Labor Council of Washington State and its predecessor, the Central Labor Council of Ellensburg from 1937 to 1998.
Repository: Central Washington University
Archives and Special Collections

400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-1717
http://www.lib.cwu.edu/Archives-Special-Collections
archive@cwu.edu

Languages: English 

Historical Note

The Kittitas County Central Labor Council was organized as the Central Labor Council of Ellensburg in 1937, but was better known as the Ellensburg Central Labor Council. The name of the organization was changed to the Kittitas County Central Labor Council on November 18, 1957, when the assets of the Ellensburg Central Labor Council were turned over to the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations). The organization was incorporated on July 21, 1962, by the State of Washington as the Kittitas County Labor Temple Association. The purpose of the Association was to provide, maintain and operate a building to be used for the benefit of the labor unions in Kittitas County for fraternal and social meeting. The labor council building was located at 213 West Third Street in Ellensburg, WA. Dwindling membership in the 1990s led to the merger of the Kittitas County Central Labor Council with the Yakima County Labor Council on January 23, 1998. The records found in this collection were located in the attic of the labor council building on West Third Street.

Content Description

This collection consists of correspondence relating to the Kittitas County Central Labor Council of Washington State and its predecessor, the Central Labor Council of Ellensburg from 1937 to 1998. Included in the collection are union records from the local, state, and national levels; meeting minutes; financial receipts; bank statements; deposit records; labor publications; miscellaneous notes; member registers; membership cards; delegate information; and the organization’s seal press.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Open to the public for educational research.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document or photograph number]. MS006-07-04, Kittitas County Central Labor Council Records. Archives and Special Collections, Brooks Library, Central Washington University.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically; labor union publications and are organized by size.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Tax Papers, 1960-1984
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1-1

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Insurance Papers, 1961-1989
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1-2

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Articles of Incorporation, 1962
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1-3

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Legal Papers, 1962-1984
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1-4

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L.P.I.W. Local 2739 Checks, 1973-1976
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Matching Funds Information, 1974-1976
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1-6

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Second Biennial Convention, 1976
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1-7

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Labor Publications, 1976-1977
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Dates
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1-8
The Proposed Plan for a 1976 Action Program for Consideration by the Second Biennial Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Seattle, Washington, August 16-20, 1976
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Reports, August 26, 1976, Vol. 12, no. 25
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Reports, September 9, 1976, Vol. 12, no. 26
Firstbank Independent Employees’ Association, Bulletin #77-6

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Candidate and Election Information, 1976-1978
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1-9

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Meeting Schedules, 1977
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1-10

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Washington State Labor Council Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1980
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Correspondence, 1954-1956
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Correspondence, 1961-1969
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Correspondence, 1973-1975
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Correspondence, 1976
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Correspondence, 1977
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Correspondence, 1978
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Correspondence, 1979
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Correspondence, 1980
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Correspondence, 1981
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2-9

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Correspondence, 1982
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2-10

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Correspondence, 1983
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Correspondence, 1984-1986
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Correspondence
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2-13

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Meeting Minutes, 1955
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2-14

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Meeting Minutes, 1956
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Meeting Minutes, 1957
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Meeting Minutes, 1958
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Meeting Minutes, 1959
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Meeting Minutes, 1960
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2-19

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Meeting Minutes, 1961
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Meeting Minutes, 1962
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Meeting Minutes, 1963
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Meeting Minutes, 1964
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2-23

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Meeting Minutes, 1965-1967
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Meeting Minutes, 1973-1975
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Meeting Minutes, 1976-1978
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2-26

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Meeting Minutes, 1979-1981
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2-27

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Meeting Minutes, 1982-1984
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Meeting Minutes, 1961-1962
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2-29

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Bank Statements, 1961-1962
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Bank Statements, 1964-1965
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Bank Statements, 1967-1970
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Bank Statements, 1984-1986
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Bank Statements, 1987-1988
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Bank Statements, 1989-1990
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Cleared Checks, 1961-1969
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Cleared Checks, 1989-1990
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3-8

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Deposit Book, 1962-1967
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3-9

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Deposit Slips, 1967-1970
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3-10

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Financial Receipts and Bills, 1954-1970
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3-11

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Financial Receipts and Bills, 1971-1984
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Financial Papers, 1953-1992
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4-1

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Loan Repayment Book, 1962-1966
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4-2

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Bill Statements Sent to Locals, 1964-1968
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Building Remodel Bills, 1988
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Insurance Financing Arrangements, 1990-1992
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“Do Not Patronize” List Correspondence, 1952-1957
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4-6

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“Do Not Patronize” List Correspondence, 1963-1983
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4-7

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Jurisdiction and Charter Correspondence, 1954-1956
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4-8

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Delegate Selection, 1954-1984
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4-9

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Card and Label Papers, 1955-1979
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4-10

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Member Register, 1961-1963
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4-11

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Public Assistance Papers, 1961-1981
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4-12

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Annual Reports, 1961-1983
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4-13

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Constitution Papers, 1964-1976
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4-14

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Official Mailing List of Officers, 1967-1983
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4-15

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Council Fact Sheet, 1975
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4-16

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Workshops, 1976-1977
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4-17

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Candidate Information and Correspondence, 1976-1980
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4-18

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Miscellaneous Notes, 1977-1980
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4-19

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News-clippings and Press Releases, 1977-1980
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4-20

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National AFL-CIO Correspondence, 1977-1980
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National AFL-CIO Departmental Correspondence, 1977-1979
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Correspondence from National Organizations, 1977-1981
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National AFL-CIO Press Conference Transcripts, 1979-1981
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National AFL-CIO Correspondence, 1981
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AFL-CIO Call to the Centennial Convention, 1981
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5-6

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Education Kit, 1965-1977
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5-7

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Pacific Northwest Labor Association Conference at CWSC, 1977
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5-8

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Initiative #61, The Returnable Beverage Container Act Information, 1978
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5-9

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Dr. Charles Statsny Controversy, 1977
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5-10

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Minutes of the Industrial Union Section, Washington State Labor Council, August 26-27, 1978
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5-11

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Oil Decontrol Report, 1979
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5-12

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Pacific Northwest Labor College, 1979
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5-13

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Minimum Wage, 1980
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5-14

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Northwest Financial Officers Association Meeting, 1980
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5-15

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Position Papers, 1981
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5-16

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“Three-Way” Workers’ Compensation Bill, House Bill 31, Labor Report, 1981
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5-17

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Washington State Labor Council Labor History Calendar, 1981
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5-18

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Washington State Union Label and Service Trades Council, 1981
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5-19

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Solidarity Day, 1981
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5-20

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Organizing For an Election Guidelines
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5-21

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Labor Publications, Serials
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6-1
AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, Vol. 34, no. 6, June 1979
AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, Vol. 34, no. 7, July 1979
AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, Vol. 34, no. 9, September 26, 1979
AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, Vol. 34, no. 9s, September 26, 1979
AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, Vol. 34, no. 11, November 1979
AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, Vol. 35, no. 1-2, Jan.-Feb. 1980
AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, Vol. 35, no. 12, December 1980
AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, Vol. 36, no. 5, May 1981
AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, Vol. 36, no. 8, August 1981
The Builders, Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, Vol. 3, no. 3, Jan. 26, 1981
The Builders, Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, Vol. 3, no. 3, Feb. 2, 1981
Education Update, Department of Education, AFL-CIO, Vol. 4, no. 3, May 1981
Education Update, Department of Education, AFL-CIO, Vol. 4, no. 4, July 1981
Environmental Recap, Environmental Information Service, April 1979, Special Report
Environmental Recap, Environmental Information Service, June 1979
People Count Too! Financial Institution Employees of American, Local 1182 Vol. 1, no. 19, February 1981
ULLICO Bulletin, The Union Labor Life Insurance Company, Vol. XXXII, no. 1, January-February 1977
Union Teacher, Washington Federation of Teachers, April 1977
Western Aluminum News, Western Aluminum Producers, Vol. 5, no. 8, October 1978
Work, Histadrut General Federation of Labour in Israel, Vol. XVII, no. 46, November 1966
Work, Histadrut General Federation of Labour in Israel, Vol. XVII, no. 47, January 1967
Work, Histadrut General Federation of Labour in Israel, Vol. XVIII, no. 48, May 1967
Work, Histadrut General Federation of Labour in Israel, Vol. XVIII, no. 49, July 1967

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Labor Publications, Large Brochures, 1978-1982
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“Aluminum in the Pacific Northwest: A Regional Analysis of an Industry: Summary of a Study by Arthur D. Little, Inc.,” 1978
“Ants, Roaches and Added Costs…: Oregon Grocers Struggle Under Bottle Bill Regulations,” Reprinted from Washington Food Dealer Magazine, July 1979
“Beer & Soft Drink Retail Prices, Survey #2”, Washington, D.C.: Can Manufacturers Institute and Glass Packaging Institute.
“Bottle Bill Under Fire,” Reprinted from Washington Food Dealer Magazine, June 1979
“Brief Synopsis of Labor Law Reform,” Washington, D.C.: AFL-CIO Task Force on Labor Law Reform
George Meany Center for Labor Studies, 1979-1980 Catalogue of Courses, Silver Spring, MD: George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Inc.
George Meany Center for Labor Studies, 1981-1982 Catalogue, Silver Spring, MD: George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Inc.
George Meany: The Making of a Freedom Fighter, by Gus Tyler, New York: 85th Birthday Tribute to George Meany Committee, National Trade Union Council for Human Rights of the Jewish Labor Committee, 1979
“Memorandum of Understanding between the American Red Cross and the AFL-CIO Department of Community Services,” ARC 3600, July 1979
“New Challenges for Women Workers,” by Carolyn J. Jacobson, Reprinted from the AFL-CIO American Federationist, April 1980
“Recycling in the State of Washington: It Works Because People Care,” Seattle, WA: Committee for Litter Control and Recycling
Secretary-Treasurer’s Financial Report for the Quarter Ending December 31, 1980, Washington, D.C.: AFL-CIO, 1981
“Your New Social Security and Medicare Fact Sheet,” Washington, D.C.: The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 1976

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Labor Publications, Large Booklets
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1980 Election Financing Fact Book, Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Printing, 1981
Citizens for Tax Justice, 1980: Round Two, The Tax Revolt, Washington, D.C.: Citizens for Tax Justice, 1980
Consumers’ Directory for the 1980s, Washington, D.C.: Union Label & Service Trades Dept., AFL-CIO, 1980
Leadership Training Manual, Washington, D.C.: AFL-CIO Department of Education
Little Davis-Bacon Acts: State of the States, Washington, D.C.: Center to Protect Worker’s Rights, 1979

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Labor Publications, Small Brochures, 1968-1980
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Birds of Prey: A Handbook on Labor Papers That Aren’t – and the People Who Run Them, Washington, D.C.: International Labor Press Association
CETA & Organized Labor, Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Department of Labor and the AFL-CIO Human Resources Development Institute
Energy, Employment and the Economy: The View from 1980, International Inn, Washington, D.C., May 12-13, 1980, Washington, D.C.: Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Opening Doors for the Disabled…to Good Union Jobs, Washington, D.C.: AFL-CIO Human Resources Development Institute, Handicapped Placement Program
The Time is Now: A Guide for Trade Union Leaders Work in the War on Poverty, Amherst, MA: OEO-Trade Union Leadership Training Program for New England, Labor Relations & Research Center, University of Massachusetts
Vocational Education Programs in Washington Community Colleges, State Board for Community College Education
When You Write Your Legislator, Washington, D.C.: AFL-CIO

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Labor Publications, Small Booklets, 1958-1981
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Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of The Seattle Labor Temple Association, Adopted 1901, Revised 1911, 1927, 1951
Constitution of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, as Amended by the Thirteenth Constitutional Convention of the AFL-CIO, November 15-20, 1979
Labor Looks at Congress, 1978: An AFL-CIO Legislative Report, Washington, D.C.: AFL-CIO Department of Legislation, 1979
List of Organizations Affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, D.C.: AFL-CIO Building, 1981

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Labor Publications, Medium Booklets, 1965-1981
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Financial Quarterly Report of the International Hod Carriers’, Building and Common Laborers’ Union of America for April, May and June 1965, Washington, D.C.
Financial Quarterly Report of the International Union of North America for July, August and September 1965, Washington, D.C.
Financial Quarterly Report of the International Union of North America for October, November and December 1965, Washington, D.C.
Labor’s Case for the ERA, Richmond, VA: Labor for Equal Rights Now (LERN)
Statements and Reports Adopted by the AFL-CIO Executive Council, 1978-1981
United Against Disaster, Department of Emergency Services, State of Washington, March, 1980

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Money Receipt Book, 1962-1963
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Record of Local Payments, 1940-1957
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Minutes of the Central Labor Council, 1948-1954
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Minutes of the Central Labor Council, 1954
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Roll Call Book, Officer Lists, 1937-1958
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Roll Call of Officers, 1958-1959
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Roll Call of Officers, 1962-1967
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Kittitas County Central Labor Council Stamp Press
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Membership index cards
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Membership index cards
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Membership index cards
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Membership index cards
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Constitution and By Laws, 1988-1991
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Financial Records, 1986-1992
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Meeting minutes, 1994-1997
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Treasurer’s Reports, 1994-1996
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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Corporate Names :
  • AFL-CIO
  • Yakima County Labor Council
  • Geographical Names :
  • Ellensburg (Wash.)
  • Kittitas County (Wash.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Labor unions--United States--20th century
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Occupations :
    • Employees
    • Other Creators :
    • Kittitas County Central Labor Council

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