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