Bill Johnston papers, approximately 1970-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Johnston, Bill (Union organizer)
Title
Bill Johnston papers
Dates
approximately 1970-2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.28 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
6235 (Accession No. 6235-001)
Summary
Workshop training materials from an organizer with the United Food and Commercial Workers local unions in Washington State.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William “Bill” Johnston is a retired staff organizer of the United Food and Commercial Workers in Washington state. Bill Johnston has worked in unions in both the private and public sectors. He spent 30 years as an organizer, local union president, international trustee and district council president for five northwestern states, and served on the health and welfare and pension boards of several unions. He retired in 2003 and lives in Tacoma, Washington. He is a member of the National Writers Union (Pacific Northwest Chapter).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Workshop training materials from Bill Johnston’s career working as an organizer with the United Food and Commercial Workers local unions in Washington State.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Labor-Management Cooperation Conference
Conference Materials
1989
1 Working Families Health Care Campaign
Conference Materials
1998
1 American Federation State, County and Municipal Employees Council
Conference Materials
Undated
1 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America: Manual for Committee Members
Manual
Undated
1 United Food and Commercial Workers Union Regional Education Conference (Part 1 of 2)
Conference Materials
1985
1 United Food and Commercial Workers Union Regional Education Conference (Part 2 of 2)
Conference Materials
1985
1 Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union Shop Steward Program
Conference Materials
ca. 1993
1 "Union Security After Beck" Conference
Conference Materials
1993
1 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Union Steward Resource Manual (Part 1 of
District Lodge 751
ca. 1985
1 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Union Steward Resource Manual
District Lodge 751
ca. 1985
1 Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees, New Hotel Development Training 1999
1 Seattle Times Contract Review
Contract
1990
1 Updated Seattle Times Contract
Contract
1990
1 Seattle Times Contract
Contract
1997
1 Horvitz Newspapers, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan
Contract
1995
1 Contract Between Westmedia Corporation & Communication Workers of America
Contract
1999
1 Scott Paper Company Contract Offer
Contract
1994
1 Hotel Employees Restaurant Employees Pattern Agreement
Contract
2002
1 Contract Between Communication Workers of America & Sun Publishing Company
Contract
1995
1 Contract Between City of Mercer Island and City Employees
Contract
1995
1 Washington Employers, Inc. Information
Onboarding Information
ca. 1995
1 Incentive Plan Philosphy for the Seattle Times Advertising Department
Contract
1995
1 Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Job Sharing between The Seattle Times and Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild
Contract
1994
1 Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Job Sharing between The Seattle Times and Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild
Contract
1994
1 Contract between the Aeronatical Industrial District Lodge and...
Contract
1995
1 Contract Between UFCW Local 1001 and Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild
Contract
1997
1 Guild Contract between the Yakima Herald-Republic, Inc and the Yakima Newspaper Guild
Contract
1992
1 Labor Agreement Between Bremerton Printing Company and Communications Workers of America
Contract
1996
1 Newspaper Agreement between the Communications Workers of America Union Local No. 14761 and the Daily Herald Company
Contract
1993
1 Agreement Between Communication Workers of America #14761 and the Daily Journal of Commerca
Contract
1995
1 Labor Agreement Between Renton Printery, Inc and Communications Workers of America, Local 14761
Contract
ca. 1992
1 Public Employee CONFERENCE [part 1]
Materials from 1990 conference--includes readings from other dates (1984, 1987)
1984-1990
1 Public Employee CONFERENCE [part 2]
Materials from 1990 conference--includes readings from other dates (1984, 1987). Part one is material from binder front pocket
1984-1990
1 Public Employee CONFERENCE [part 3]
Materials from 1990 conference--includes readings from other dates (1984, 1987)
1984-1990
1 Stewards Resource Manual: Communications Workers of America
Binder contained "Building Union on the Job" Steward's Training copyright 1989
1989
1 United Food Commercial Workers / Local 555 / Staff Training Manual / Labor Education & Research Center University of Oregon [part 1]
"A Short History of American Labor" excerpted from AFL-CIO publication
1981-1985
1 United Food Commercial Workers / Local 555 / Staff Training Manual / Labor Education & Research Center University of Oregon [part 2]
"Local 555 / United Food Commercial Workers / AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) / Staff Training Program / Presented by Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon, Eugene / September 15-20, 1985 Training program materials--contains wide variety of materials: articles, white papers, bios, appeals court findings
1981-1985
1 United Food Commercial Workers / Local 555 / Staff Training Manual / Labor Education & Research Center University of Oregon [part 3]
"Local 555 / United Food Commercial Workers / AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) / Staff Training Program / Presented by Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon, Eugene / September 15-20, 1985 (ctd.)
1981-1985
1 United Food Commercial Workers / Local 555 / Staff Training Manual / Labor Education & Research Center University of Oregon [part 4]
Interesting "zine"-type item: How to run a union meeting / Workers compensation facts booklet
1981-1985
1 Budget / Ex(ecutive) Committee Monthly Reports [part 1]
Tabs: MEETING AGENDA, MINUTES, PER CAP Reports, Budget (also correspondence)
1994-1997
2 Budget / Ex(ecutive) Committee Monthly Reports [part 2]
Tab: MONTHLY Budget
1994-1997
2 WPEA (Washington Public Employees Association) Leading the Way [part 1]
Contact lists for WPEA (Washington Public Employees Association), "WPEA Job Representative/Shop Steward Guide", other
1991-2002
2 WPEA (Washington Public Employees Association) Leading the Way [part 2]
StreetHeat--Mobilizing to Win: A Guide to Revitalizing the Labor Movement by Mobilizing Members in Communities Across America (AFL-CIO/American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations); Communications Workers of America: Mobilizing for the '90s; Getting Organized: A guide to how your union is built (WPEA)
1991-2002
2 Issues in Collective Bargaining: Service Industries / Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations), CLC (Canadian Labour Congress ?) 1981-1982
2 Keeping the Record Straight: How to meet your local union's reporting, financial, record-keeping and other obligations Undated
2 UFCW Local 555 staff training: collective barganing workshop 1998
2 Resource Manual: Stewards, Communications Workers of America 1994
2 "Union Cities Planning Guide for Central Labor Councils" 1997
2 1997 AFL-CIO Program Summary 1996
2 The Information Superhighway: Exploring Strategies for Workers, Summary of Conference Sessions 1995
2 "It's Time for Management Concessions" 1983
2 Talking to Union Leaders about Smart Growth Undated
2 Common Sense Economics: The Basic Rap, AFL-CIO Economics Education Project 1997
2 Changing Work: A Union Guide to Workplace Change 1994
2 Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union Officers' Report 1996
2 High Hopes, Little Trust: A Study of Young Workers and their Ups and Downs in the New Economy 1999
2 High Road Partnerships Report Undated
2 Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Shop Steward Manual Undated
2 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers: High Performance Work Organization Partnership 1994
2 Letter from Robert Birge to Ronald Kurvnik on grievance of Lisa Hubbard 1988
2 Economic Development, AFL-CIO Human Resources Development Institute 1998
2 Seattle Times/ Gewspaper Guild contract document 1990-1995
2 Service Employees International Union training workshop materials 1998
2 Communication Workers of America printshop contracts 1987-1994
2 Shop steward manuals 1998, undated
2 United Food and Commerical Workers: organizing seminar 1987
2 United Food and Commericial Workers International Union Local 555: union representative training 1998
2 Service Employees International Union conference : the employer offensive 1981
2 United Food and Commericial Workers Counvil No. 17/ Action 84 1984
2 United Food and Commercial Workers/ brochures 1986-1988
2 TH Research, INC. A survey of the membership of the United Food and Commercial workers 1982
2 TH Research, INC. A survey of the membership of the United Food and Commercial workers in Oregon and Washington 1984
2 Posters and Brochures ca. 1990s
2 Washington State memo on union organizational efforts to agency directors 2002
2 Evergreen Negotiations Workshop ca. 1989
2 United Food and Commercial Workers International Union undated
2 UFCW booklets undated
2 The Organizing Campaign- Service Employees International undated
2 Barganing your SEIU contract- textbook and resource material- Service Employees International, collective barganing manual undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Collective labor agreements--Washington (State)
  • Labor movement--Washington (State)
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)
  • Labor--Washington (State)
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Johnston, Bill (Union organizer)--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union--Archives