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Series I. Mon Valley Unemployed Committee Administrative Files, 1973-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains documents relating to the administration of the MVUC. The bulk of the collection relates to administrative files from 1983 to1988. Included in the series are hotline statistics specifying the services the organization provided to the unemployed who called the hotline. The majority of the series contains policy council and steering meeting minutes, unemployment resources, and the MVUC bylaws, constitution and mailing lists. The MVUC also retained detailed staff records which includes job descriptions, evaluations of services, and staff brainstorming session notes. The files in this series are organized in chronological order.


Box 1
Folder 1 "Making an Offer We Can't Refuse" Richard K. Harmon, June 1973
Folder 2 Local 2227 Publicity, USWA Unemployment in 1980, 1980
Folder 3 Unemployment Compensation - Social Services, 1980-1981
Folder 4 USWA Unemployment Organizing, 1980-1981
Folder 5 Reports on Stress and Unemployment, 1981
Folder 6 Unemployed and Joint Committees of Local 2227 on Overtime, 1981
Folder 7 Notes on Unemployment Compensation, 1981-1982
Folder 8 Unemployed Compensation, Legislative Action, 1981-1982
Folder 9 Hotline Information, 1982
Folder 10 Utilities Hotline, 1982
Folder 11 MVUC Handbook Hotline Information, 1982
Folder 12-17 Hotline Referral Forms, February- June 1982
Folder 18 Information on Reagan and Thornburgh Cuts to Special Education, 1982
Folder 19 Letter to President Reagan from Central Labor Union and Industrial Union Council, 1982
Folder 20 Food Bank Information, 1982
Folder 21 Hotlines, Methodist Union of Social Agencies, Info, 1982
Folder 22 History of MVUC, 1982
Folder 23 History of Unemployment, 1982
Folder 24 Economic Crisis, Unemployed Organization, and Unions,
Folder 25 Pamphlet, "Laid Off! Here's Help for You," undated
Folder 26 Health Care Petition, undated
Folder 27 Membership Meetings, 1982
Folder 28 Extended Benefits Campaign, 1982
Folder 29 Mon Valley Unemployed Steelworkers (MVUS) Campaign, 1982
Folder 30 MVUC Campaign, 1982
Folder 31 MVUC Campaign Speeches, 1982
Folder 32 Unemployed Committees- Other Locals, 1982
Folder 33 MVUC Activities, May 1982
Folder 34 Outreach Campaign, 1982
Folder 35 Urban League, 1982
Folder 36 Original Letter Drafts, 1982
Folder 37 "Human Costs of Unemployment,” 1982
Folder 38 Rally Information, October 6, 1982
Folder 39 National Unemployed Network (NUN), 1982-1983
Folder 40 "Single Family Home Mortgage Assignment Processing Report" by U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, September 1982, 1983
Folder 41 "The Youth Project," 1982-1984
Folder 42 Labor Outreach (NUN), July 27, 1983
Folder 43 MVUC Fliers, Press, and Donor Lists, 1983
Folder 44 MVUC Hotline Info, Letters, Steering Committee Minutes, 1983
Folder 45 MVUC Leaflets, undated
Folder 46 MVUC Union Affiliations, 1983
Folder 47 Measurement of Unemployment in McKeesport Proposal, 1983
Folder 48 Hotline Information and Resources, 1983
Folder 49 Jobs and Justice Day Notes, June 15, 1983
Folder 50 Foreclosures/Health Care, 1983
Folder 51 Drop-In Center Contact, 1983
Folder 52 Horning's Visit to the Mon Valley, 1983
Folder 53 Unanswered Correspondences, 1983
Folder 54 Unemployment Compensation Survey Results, 1983
Folder 55 Steering Committee Minutes, 1983
Folder 56 Presbyterian Hunger Project, 1983
Folder 57 National Conference on the Dislocated Worker, April 4-6, 1983
Folder 58 MVUC Job Descriptions, 1983
Folder 59 MVUC CHD, 1983

Box 2
Folder 1 Notes on July 7th Hearing, Retraining, and TRA, 1983
Folder 2 Notes on Welfare Organizing, 1983
Folder 3 MVUC Coordinator Tasks, 1983
Folder 4 Support Neighborhood Action Coalition, 1983
Folder 5 Flyer for "Women of Steel" Documentary (Mon Valley Media), undated
Folder 6 Political Economics, MVUC Steering Discussions, 1983
Folder 7 MVUC Research Group, 1983
Folder 8 Organization Brainstorming, 1983
Folder 9 MVUC Open House, 1983
Folder 10 Form Letter on Utilities, December 8, 1983
Folder 11 Steering Committee Meeting, December 13, 1983
Folder 12 By-laws/Memorandums, 1983-1984
Folder 13 Steering Committee Minutes, January 1983-January 1984
Folder 14 MVUC Correspondences, 1983-1984
Folder 15 Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Daily Activities, Part I, 1983-1987
Folder 16 JTPA Daily Activities, Part II, 1983-1987
Folder 17 Pennsylvania House Financing Act (PHFA)/ Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) Recertification Information, 1983-1987
Folder 18 MVUC Policy Council Minutes, 1984
Folder 19 Policy Council NUN Letters, 1984
Folder 20 MVUC Meeting Minutes, 1984
Folder 21 MVUC Evaluation, 1984
Folder 22 Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) Report, 1984
Folder 23 Administrative Committee Reorganization, 1984
Folder 24 MVUC Administration Brainstorming Notes, 1984
Folder 25 Membership Committee, 1984
Folder 26 Steering Committee Minutes, 1984
Folder 27 Memorandums, 1984
Folder 28 Renewal Campaign, 1984
Folder 29 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Executive Summary, "A Study of Act 75: The Impact of Welfare Reform," June 1984
Folder 30 MVUC Community Leaders Election, 1984
Folder 31 "Just Economy" Newsletter, Vol. 2, July-August 1984
Folder 32 Newsletter Monitor, "Community Groups Role on Industrial Policy Debate," September 1984
Folder 33 November-December 1984
Folder 34 Administrative Resources, 1984
Folder 35 Notes, Pamphlets, and Minutes, 1984
Folder 36 Comeback Conference, 1984
Folder 37 Academic Materials, 1984
Folder 38 Activities Reports, October 1984-May 1985
Folder 39 Issues for Development, 1984-1985
Folder 40 Regional Organizing, 1984-1985
Folder 41 MVUC Staff Meeting Minutes, 1984-1985
Folder 42 Pamphlets on Mortgages, undated
Folder 43 Mission and Goals, 1985
Folder 44-45 Carol Bernick Allegations & Responses, 1985
Folder 46-47 Policy Council Minutes, 1985
Folder 48-49 Donor Option Campaign, 1985
Folder 50-51 Outreach Meeting, 1985

Box 3
Folder 1-4 NUN Notes, 1985
Folder 5 Bylaws, Constitution, May 1985
Folder 6 Planning Committee, 1985
Folder 7 Working Group on Community Development Correspondence, 1985
Folder 8 Speech, "Riding the Tiger" by David M. Roderick, Chairman of US Steel Corp., March 13, 1985
Folder 9 Health Care Information Packet, undated
Folder 10 Information Packets on Health Care, undated
Folder 11 Helpline Voucher Distribution Pictures, July 17-August 9, 1985
Folder 12 Grievance Committee, October 9, 1985
Folder 13 MVUC Policy Council/Finance and Administration Meeting, November 22, 1985
Folder 14 Coalition on Block Grants and Human Needs Memo, December 4, 1985
Folder 15 Jobs Impact Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 16, December 6, 1985
Folder 16 "If You Lose Your Job" Pamphlet, undated
Folder 17 "Survival Lessons form the Great Depression" Pamphlet, undated
Folder 18 The Mon Valley Renaissance Program of California University of Pennsylvania, Annual Report, 1985-1986
Folder 19 Membership Lists, undated
Folder 20 National Consumer Law Center, Inc. Correspondence Concerning U.S. vs. Exxon, July 3, 1985
Folder 21-22 Jobs Impact Bulletin, Unemployment Research Vol. 5, No.12-15, September 13, 1985, November 15, 1985
Folder 23 October 1985
Folder 24 Founding Meeting Beaver County Unemployment Committee (BCUC) Pictures, July 30, 1985
Folder 25 Picture of Bill Casey, undated
Folder 26 Lay-Offs Resource Guide for People in the Mon Valley, undated
Folder 27 MVUC Coordinators Meeting Minutes, 1985
Folder 28 Staff Meeting Minutes, 1985
Folder 29 Brainstorming Notes, 1985
Folder 30 Objectives and Time Line, 1985
Folder 31 MVUC Status Reports to CHD, 1985
Folder 32-33 Constitution, and Charts, 1985
Folder 34 By-Laws, and Hiring Policies, 1985
Folder 35 Six-Month Goals/Objectives, 1985
Folder 36 Weekly Plans, 1985
Folder 37 Responses to National Unemployed News, 1985
Folder 38 Team Discussion Notes, 1985-1986
Folder 39 Policy Council NUN Letters, 1985
Folder 40 Introduction to MVUC Policy Council, 1985
Folder 41 MVUC By-Laws/Constitution, 1985
Folder 42 Donor Option Campaign Correspondences, 1985
Folder 43-49 Policy Council Minutes, January-August, 1985
Folder 50 Policy Council Notes on Retreat, August 1985
Folder 51-52 Policy Council Minutes, September-October 1985
Folder 53 Policy Council Minutes, December 1985
Folder 54 Policy Council, 1985
Folder 55 Policy Council Notes, 1985
Folder 56 Projects and Proposals, 1985
Folder 57 Grievance Minutes, 1985
Folder 58 Policy Council Minutes, 1985
Folder 59 Correspondence, 1985-1990

Box 4
Folder 1 MMVUC Steering Committee Minutes, 1986
Folder 2 Presbyterian Hunger Project Proposal, 1986
Folder 3 United Steelworkers of America, 1986
Folder 4 Save Switch and Brake Coalition, 1986
Folder 5 Job Descriptions and Plant Closing Summary, 1986
Folder 6 Board of Directors By-Laws, 1986
Folder 7 Administrative Notes, 1986
Folder 8 Mailing Lists, 1986
Folder 9 Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition, US House of Representatives, January 1986
Folder 10 The Pittsburgh Press "No 1 City Still Has Its Hills to Climb," February 23, 1986
Folder 11 Policy Council, April 20, 1986
Folder 12 Steelabor" Vol. 50, "The Changing Situation of Workers and their Unions" No 3, March 1985, Vol. 51, Distressed Communities: The 'Other America' visits Washington (McKeesport, PA) No 2, February 1986
Folder 13 Information on Job Creation, undated
Folder 14 MVUC Policy Council Flyers, 1986
Folder 15 MVUC Policy Council Minutes, February 23, 1986
Folder 16 MVUC Policy Council Minutes, June 29, 1986
Folder 17 MVUC Policy Council Minutes, October 18, 1986
Folder 18 MMVUC By-Laws, 1986
Folder 19 MMVUC Policy Council Minutes, 1986
Folder 20 Insurance Applications, 1986
Folder 21-22 Job with Peace Campaign, 1986
Folder 23 Jobs and Peace Rally in Washington, D.C., April 20, 1985
Folder 24 MVUC Staff Meeting Minutes, 1986-1987
Folder 25 Brainstorming Notes, 1986, 1988
Folder 26 MMVUC Steering Committee Mailing List, 1986-1987
Folder 27 Activity Reports for 1987, 1987
Folder 28 Steering Committee Minutes, 1987
Folder 29 Outreach Meeting Minutes, May 4, 1987
Folder 30 Staff Minutes, 1987
Folder 31 Meeting Minutes, 1987
Folder 32 Staff Photographs, 1987-1988
Folder 33 Membership Records, 1987-1988
Folder 34 MVUC Policy Council Minutes, January 13, 1987
Folder 35 Hotline Statistics, 1987
Folder 36 Weekly Staff Activity Sheets, 1987
Folder 37-43 Staff Activity Logs, 1987-1988
Folder 44 Outreach Meetings, May 4, 1987
Folder 45 Membership List, 1987
Folder 46 MMVUC Steering Committee Minutes, 1987
Folder 47 Policy Council Meeting Minutes, 1988
Folder 48-52 Staff Activity Log, 1988
Folder 53 Outreach Report Summaries, 1988
Folder 54 MMVUC Steering Committee Minutes, 1988
Folder 55 MMVUC Hotline Reports, 1988
Folder 56 MMVUC Non-Profit Forms, 1988
Folder 57 MMVUC Outreach Report, 1988
Folder 58 Contact Information, 1988
Folder 59 Policy Council, April 14, 1988
Folder 60 Policy Council, May 19, 1988
Folder 61 Hotline Statistics, 1988
Folder 62 Meeting Minutes, 1988
Folder 63 Annual Report, 1988
Folder 64 Greensburg Chapter Material, 1988
Folder 65 Policy Council Minutes, 1988
Folder 66 MMVUC Year End Reports, 1988, 1989
Folder 67 Policy Council Materials, 1988

Box 5
Folder 1 Policy Council Minutes, 1989
Folder 2 MMVUC Outreach Report, 1989
Folder 3 MMVUC Steering Committee Minutes, 1989
Folder 4 MMVUC Hotline Reports, 1989
Folder 5 Survey Results, January-February 1989
Folder 6 Lawrence County Unemployment Committee (LCUC) Hotline Reports, January-June 1989
Folder 7 Clarion Works Unemployment Committee (CWUC) Hotline Reports, 1989
Folder 8 LCUC Steering Committee Minutes, 1989
Folder 9 LCUC Non-Profit Forms, 1989
Folder 10 CWUC Outreach Report, 1989
Folder 11 Survey Results, January-March 1989
Folder 12 Hotline Statistics, 1989
Folder 13 Meeting Minutes, 1989
Folder 14 Membership Records, 1989
Folder 15 MMVUC Steering Minutes, 1989
Folder 16 Policy Council Material, 1989
Folder 17 CWUC Steering Committee Minutes, 1990
Folder 18 MMVUC Steering Committee Minutes, 1990
Folder 19 MVUC Policy Council Material, 1990
Folder 20 Future of the MMVUC, February 1990
Folder 21 Policy Council Minutes, 1990
Folder 22-33 Intake Statistics, January-December 1991
Folder 34 Policy Council Minutes, 1992
Folder 35-46 Hotline Statistics, January-December 1992
Folder 47 Policy Council Minutes, January 28, 1993
Folder 48-56 Hotline Statistics, January-September 1993
Folder 57 Office Procedures, undated
Folder 58 Comeback Conference Photographs, undated
Folder 59 Constitution, undated
Folder 60 Member Contact Information, undated
Folder 61 Original Member Mailing List, undated
Folder 62 Membership List, undated
Folder 63 Administrative Drafts, undated
Folder 64 Hotline Names and Addresses, undated
Folder 65 Mailing List, undated
Folder 66 Phone Lists, undated
Folder 67 Proposals, Drafts, and Outlines, undated
Folder 68 Resources for the Unemployed, undated
Folder 69 Layoff Resource Guide for People in the Mon Valley, undated

Box 6
Folder 1 Steering Committee Minutes, undated
Folder 2 Steering Committee Legal Issues, undated
Folder 3 JTPA Forms, undated
Folder 4 Members Opinions, undated
Folder 5 Media Correspondences, undated
Folder 6 University of Pittsburgh Correspondences, undated
Folder 7 NUN Bylaws and Constitution, undated
Folder 8 Membership List, undated
Folder 9 Complete Membership List, undated
Folder 10 Policy Council Notebooks, undated
Folder 11 MVUC Job Descriptions, undated
Folder 12 Membership Renewal Packets, undated
Folder 13 "Sheriff's Sale" Script, undated
Oversize 1 MVUC Artifacts: Sweatshirt, Bag and Tools