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Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1754 collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1532

Overview

This collection contains promotional material for the Local 1754 chapter of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) in Lawrence, Kansas from 2014 to 2019. It includes announcements of union and member events, recruitment material, notices and broadsides, pins, posters, postcards, signage, and business cards of union leadership.

Dates

  • 2014 - 2019

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Amalgamated Transit Union

Founded in 1892, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) is a labor union that represents the interests of employees in the public transit industry in the United States and Canada. Through arbitration, strikes, and other job actions, the ATU has advocated for shorter workdays, better working conditions, improved job security, and technological advancements in streets cars, railways, and buses that protected public transit workers.

Today, the ATU has over 200,000 members in over 240 local unions across the United States and Canada. Local 1754 in Lawrence, Kansas is one of only two Kansas-based chapters, the other being Local 1360 in Topeka.

[Information taken from the centenniel history of the ATU, "A History of the Amalgamated Transit Union," found at https://www.atu.org/atu-pdfs/conventiondocs/convention-docs/History-of-the-ATU.pdf.]

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)

Physical Location

RH MS 1532

Physical Location

RH MS R476

Physical Location

RH MS R477

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Justin R. Priest, 2019.

Title
Guide to the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1754 Collection
Subtitle
Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1754 collection
Author
Finding aid prepared by cmp. Finding aid encoded by cmp.
Date
2021-02
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/3686006861
Preferred citation
Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1754 collection, RH MS 1532, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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