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Herman Gilman is a labor activist, union member, and officer who has worked as an organizer for the American Federation of State, Municipal, and County Employees (AFSCME), volunteered with Jobs with Justice, and serves as a member of the King County Central Labor Council.
One folder of materials from a class Gilman took in 1998 at the University of Massachusetts as part of a Master’s Program in union organizing. Included is his paper on two different farmworker organizing campaigns in Washington state: the 1986-1995 Chateau St. Michel organizing campaign and the 1998 apple pickers organizing campaign. Included in this collection are ephemera, publications, flyers, news clippings from both campaigns, which Gilman was involved with as a labor activist and support through his work as an organizer for the American Federation of State, Municipal, and County Employees (AFSCME), Jobs with Justice, and a member of the King County Central Labor Council. The Chateau St. Michel campaign was run by the United Farm Workers of Washington State and the Apple Pickers' campaign was run by the Teamsters of central Washington State. Also included is a DVD of a 1987 panel discussion "Fighting for Our Future” on farmworkers organizing. The panel includes Gilman, Jeff Johnson (then Research Director of the Washington State Labor Council); Tomas Villanueva (cofounder of the United Farm Workers of Washington State), two activists and Karen Keiser (now a state senator, then Communications Director for the Washington State Labor Council).
Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington
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