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Historic AFSCME Library Photos & Audio

PHOTOS

  • Librarian: An AFSCME member works as a librarian, 1984.
  • Librarian : Among its many public employees, AFSCME represents librarians and library workers.
  • Children's Librarian : AFSCME Local 426 member children’s librarian Margaret Dixon hosted “Your Library Story,” a popular weekly television show in Milwaukee.
  • Librarian : Librarian Carol Fortman checks in resources for blind library patrons such as audio recordings and braille books. She was a member of AFSCME Local 426, Milwaukee Public Library & Museum Employees.
  • Detroit Librarian : Helga Herz, librarian and member of Local 1259 in Detroit, shows a book on the Knights of Labor to Alvin Ruthenberg, staff representative for Detroit Area Council 77.
  • Detroit Public Library : Members of Local 1259, Detroit, Michigan Public Library Employees, look at a library display on labor history at the Detroit Public Library.
  • Contra Costa librarians strike : Librarian members of AFSCME Local 1675, Contra Costa & Solano County, California, picket in August, 1968.
  • Pay equity strike, San Jose, CA : Members of AFSCME Local 101 in San Jose, CA struck for pay equity for women in 1981, the first strike of its kind in the nation.
  • Pay equity strike, San Jose, CA : Members of AFSCME Local 101 in San Jose, CA struck for pay equity for women in 1981, the first strike of its kind in the nation.

AUDIO

  • AFSCME Radio Spot (1970s): Public Librarians During the 1970s, AFSCME created a series of radio spots that highlighted the wide range of jobs conducted by the union's members. Each spot features a different set of public employees, interviewing the workers about their jobs, and raising the listening public's awareness of the contribution these workers make. This spot focuses on public librarians.

Source: Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs AFSCME Gallery

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