American Federation of Teachers, Local 336 records, 1948-1978

Overview of the Collection

American Federation of Teachers. Local 336 (Bremerton, Wash.)
American Federation of Teachers, Local 336 records
1948-1978 (inclusive)
0.42 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
5715 (Accession No. 5715-001)
Papers and photographs of the oldest teacher's union local in Washington State
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The American Federation of Teachers, Local 336 is the oldest teacher's union local in Washington State. The union formed in 1934, in the wake of the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) of 1933. Both NIRA and the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, granted collective bargaining rights for workers in most private sector industries but did not guarantee them for public sector workers. Thus, the members of Local 336 organized before teachers and other public employees were legally protected to bargain collectively. Local 336 was the first teacher's union in the nation to be recognized as the sole collective bargaining agent for all teachers within a school district and to successfully negotiate a binding collective bargaining agreement with the school board. The union was also called the Bremerton Federation of Teachers, Local 336 and was affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers as well as the Washington State Federation of Teachers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, newsletters and other publications, photographs and clippings

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Restrictions on Use

The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Arranged as received.

Acquisition Information

Donor: Ross Reider, June 1, 2012

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Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Corporate Names

  • American Federation of Teachers.┬áLocal 336 (Bremerton, Wash.)--Archives

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)