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Series II. Labor Union Career, 1969-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Series II consists of materials Rosemary Trump amassed while serving in various posts of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU). Divided into six subseries: Local 509, Local 585, Local 668, Pennsylvania State Council, Eastern Conference, SEIU International and AFL-CIO, the arrangement illustrates how Trump's localized activities provided a springboard for her participation in international entities.

Subseries 1. Local 509 (Boston, Massachusetts), 1968-1976

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries I. documents Rosemary Trump's actions as an organizer as well as the progress of the Local 509. Although Trump only worked for local from 1969-1970, the records date from 1968-1976.


Box 3
Folder 1-2 General, 1970-1974
Folder 3 History, 1968-1976
Folder 4 Local 509 News, 1969-1976
Folder 5 Research- Massachusetts Public Welfare, 1968-1969
Folder 6 Research- National Federation of Social Service Employees, 1970
Folder 7 Research- New York City Material - SSEU, 1969-1970

Subseries 2. Local 585 (Blawnox, Pennsylvania), 1970-2001

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries II. contains files from Local 585, which began in 1969 and operated until 2000 when it membership was transferred to three industry-specific locals. Rosemary Trump served as its president from 1973-2000 and her papers from that office are located in the Records of Local 585. Instead of documenting her presidency, this subseries provides excellent insight into Trump's earliest duties as an organizer and trustee of Local 585 (1970-1973) as well as the local's final presidential election in 2000.

Folder 8 Activity Reports, 1970-1973
Folder 9 Correspondence- Other State Welfare Departments, 1970-1971
Folder 10 Correspondence- Pennsylvania Welfare Department, 1970-1971
Folder 11 Correspondence- SEIU, 1970-1974
Folder 12 Election Protest- Campaign Materials, 2000
Folder 13 Election Protest- Charges Against James Neville, 2001
Folder 14 Election Protest- Evidence Against James Neville, 2000-2001
Folder 15 Election Protest- Guidelines to Challenging Local Elections, 2000
Folder 16 Election Protest- Hearing on Charges Against James Neville, 2001
Folder 17 Election Protest- Memos From James Neville, 2001
Folder 18 Election Protest, Monitor 585 Committee- Monitor 585 Committee- Petition, no date
Folder 19 Election Protest, Monitor 585 Committee- Newsletter, 2001
Folder 20 Election Protest- Support Letters, 2000-2001
Folder 21 Election Protest- Trump's Protest of Election and Discharge, 2000-2001
Folder 22 Memos to SEIU, 1970-1971
Folder 23 Newsletters- Miscellaneous, 1970-1975
Folder 24 Newsletters- Welfare Scene, 1970-1972
Folder 25 Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1971
Folder 26 Research- Act 195, 1970
Folder 27 Research- AFSCME Literature, no date
Folder 28 Research- Welfare Bills, 1970-1971
Folder 29 Time Cards, 1975-1996

Subseries 3. Local 668 (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), 1970s

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries III. dates from the 1970s and documents Trump's participation in Local 668's initial development.

Folder 30 Flyers, 1970s
Folder 31 General, 1970s

Subseries 4. Pennsylvania State Council, 1974-1999

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries IV. contains Trump's files from her position as the council's secretary-treasurer, 1974-1999. In general, these files document the business of the council, as well as the planning and implementation of meetings, events and conventions.


Box 4
Folder 1 1199 Contract, 1976
Folder 2-3 Convention- Correspondence, 1975-1976
Folder 4-11 Convention- General, 1974-1986
Folder 12-20 Correspondence, 1974-1986
Folder 21-29 Executive Board Meetings, 1974-1999
Folder 30 Finances, 1975-1999

Box 5
Folder 1 Luncheon for Bob Edgar, 1985
Folder 2 Member Lists, 1976-1979
Folder 3 Miscellaneous, 1975-1976
Folder 4 Perkins, Jane, 1981
Folder 5 Time Cards, 1975

Subseries 5. Eastern Conference, 1980-1986

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries V. is arranged chronologically. The files provide insight into topics explored at the conventions held by the Eastern Conference, which contained SEIU locals from Maine to Florida.

Folder 6-10 Conventions, 1980-1986

Subseries 6. SEIU International, 1974-2001

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VI. documents Trump's activities in the SEIU, which was established in 1921 as the Building Service Employees International Union and currently represents workers in the health care industry, public employees, building service workers, and industrial and allied workers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Arranged alphabetically, the SEIU subseries is subdivided as follows: Conventions, Executive Board, General Files and International Affairs Committee. The conventions files date from 1980-2000 and contain specific files for committees, reports, and resolutions, as well as miscellaneous files that consist of materials distributed to delegates. Dating from 1974-2000, the executive board files contain materials utilized by board members in preparation for and during international executive board meetings. In addition to meeting materials, the "votes" folders contain forms mailed-in or faxed by Trump for issues not resolved at meetings. The general files date from 1979-2001 and are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Many of the files are from conferences, councils, committees and meetings developed by the SEIU to resolve specific issues or create cooperation between groups with similar objectives. The New Strength and New Unity folders contain campaign platforms utilized by SEIU presidential candidates. Finally, the International Affairs Committee files date from 1978-1995 and describe the condition of workers across the globe, as well as the impact of globalized trade. Many files examine the plight of workers in Central America and the Philippines, as well as their impact on the global economy. While most of the files originated in International Affairs Committee meetings, a few files document Trump's participation in a Jewish Labor Committee-sponsored tour of Israel (1990) and the International Labor Conference in Geneva (1992-1993).

Section: Conventions, 1980-2000

Folder 11 Committee on Women in the Labor Force, 1980
Folder 12 Constitutional Amendments, 1992
Folder 13 Local Autonomy Issue, 1996
Folder 14-19 Miscellaneous, 1980-2000
Folder 20 Office Worker Division Meeting, 1992
Folder 21-24 Reports, 1988-1992

Box 6
Folder 1-4 Reports, 1996-2000
Folder 5-8 Resolutions, 1988-2000

Section: Executive Board

Folder 9 Bold Action, 1997
Folder 10 Convention Planning, 2000
Folder 11-16 Correspondence, 1974-2000
Folder 17 Healthcare, 1991
Folder 18-20 Meeting Materials, 1989-1994

Box 7
Folder 1-15 Meeting Materials, 1995-1999

Box 8
Folder 1-15 Meeting Materials, 2000-2001

Box 9
Folder 1-2 Miscellaneous, 1987-1991
Folder 3 Political Committee, 1998-1999
Folder 4 Private Capital Presentation by ULLICO, 1999
Folder 5-14 Reports, 1981-1991
Folder 15 Resolutions, 1980
Folder 16-17 Votes, 1994-2000

Section: General Files


Box 10
Folder 1-13 Activity Reports, 1979-1993
Folder 14-15 Clerical Division Meeting, 1982-1988
Folder 16 Committee on the Future - A New Voice for SEIU Members, 1995
Folder 17 Conference on Legislative and Political Action, 1999
Folder 18 Democratic National Convention, 1988, 1996
Folder 19 Directory, no date
Folder 20 Finance Committee, 1992
Folder 21-23 Finances, 1997-2001

Box 11
Folder 1 Grassroots Organizing, 1998-2000
Folder 2 Legislative Conference, 1993
Folder 3-4 Miscellaneous, 1988-2001
Folder 5 New Strength Unity Plan, 2000
Folder 6 New Voices Campaign, 1996
Folder 7-8 Office Worker Division Meeting, 1991-1992
Folder 9 Organizing Workforce 2000, no date
Folder 10 Pay Inequities, 1991
Folder 11-12 Planning Documents, 1986-1987
Folder 13 Political Committee Meeting, 1999
Folder 14 Political Correspondence, 1981-1984
Folder 15 Presidents Committee 2000 Summaries, 1998
Folder 16-18 Public Division Board Meeting, 1998-2000
Folder 19-21 Public Division Convention, 1991
Folder 22-23 SEIU Fund Trustees Meeting, 1998
Folder 24 SEIU Update, 1989-1991

Box 12
Folder 1-4 State Council, 1998-2000
Folder 5 Working Capital Seminar, 1998

Section: International Affairs Committee

Folder 6 Bulletin, 1988-1989
Folder 7 Canada Trade Issues, 1988
Folder 8 Central America - Labor and World Economy, 1987
Folder 9-12 Correspondence, 1988-1990
Folder 13 El Salvador-General, 1988
Folder 14 El Salvador-Labor Rights, 1988
Folder 15 El Salvador-National Debate for Peace, 1988
Folder 16 El Salvador-Sourcebook, 1988
Folder 17 El Salvador Trade, 1988
Folder 18-19 International Labor Conference- General, 1993-1994
Folder 20-21 International Labor Conference- Part-Time Workers, 1993
Folder 22-23 Journal Articles, 1988-1989

Box 13
Folder 1 Labor in Israel, 1981
Folder 2 Leaflets and Press Releases, 1989
Folder 3-8 Meeting Materials, 1988-1995
Folder 9 Memoranda and Appendix, 1987-1988
Folder 10 Miscellaneous, 1981-1993
Folder 11 Newsletters, 1988-1990
Folder 12 Newspaper Articles, 1988-1989
Folder 13 Nicaragua - Sourcebook, 1988
Folder 14 Peace and Friendship, 1988
Folder 15 Philippines- Articles, 1987-1990
Folder 16-17 Philippines- Political Unionism, Development and Democratization, 1989
Folder 18 Philippines- US-Sponsored Low-Intensity Conflict, 1989
Folder 19-22 Reports, 1988-1989

Box 14
Folder 1 Resolutions and Agendas, 1988-1989
Folder 2 Seminar on Swedish Labor Market, 1978
Folder 3 SEIU/STISSS Background Material, 1989

Subseries 7. AFL-CIO, 1979-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries VII. is separated into national materials and Pennsylvania materials. The national files date from 1979-1999, are arranged alphabetically, and contain materials given to delegates during AFL-CIO conferences and conventions. The Pennsylvania files date from 1992-2004 and document the activities of PA AFL-CIO conventions, conferences and executive council meetings.

Folder 4 National Conference-CLC Best Practices, 1998
Folder 5 National Conference-Elected Leader Task Force, 1998
Folder 6 National Conference-Public Employee Department, 1979
Folder 7 National Conference-State and Local Council, 1999
Folder 8-9 National Convention- Amendments and Resolutions, 1995, 1999
Folder 10 National Convention- Capital Stewardship, 1999
Folder 11-12 National Convention- Executive Council Report, 1995, 1999
Folder 13-14 National Convention- Miscellaneous, 1995, 1999
Folder 15-16 National Convention- Planning Committee, 1997
Folder 17 National Convention- SEIU Caucus Meeting, 1999
Folder 2 Pennsylvania Conference-Organizing Communities, 1999

Box 15
Folder 1 Pennsylvania Conference-Legislative, 1999
Folder 12-14 Pennsylvania Convention- Correspondence, 1998-2002
Folder 15-21 Pennsylvania Convention- Executive Council Meeting, 1997-2000