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Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Staff Council.
Title:Staff Council records
Dates:1962-1994 (bulk 1977-1990)
Call Number:A61
Volume:1 cubic ft (1 box)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection reflects the administrative affairs of the Northeastern University (NU) Staff Council, its role as an advocate for NU staff, and the social activities of the organization. Records include meeting minutes, committee reports, memoranda, bylaws, event fliers and announcements, and other materials relating to employee benefits, health and safety concerns, salaries, the 9 to 5 Organization of Women Office Workers, a lawsuit brought by the National Labor Relations Board against NU, and unionization efforts at NU.
Historical Abstract:Northeastern University president Asa Knowles formed the NU Staff Cabinet, as the Staff Council was originally known, in January 1975 out of two existing organizations, the Women's Cabinet and the Technician's Group. The purpose of the Staff Cabinet was to promote harmonious working relationships among the administration, faculty, and weekly payroll staff; exchange information between staff and the university administration; organize social activities and foster friendly extracurricular contact among employees; allow staff to participate in formulating and changing policies affecting staff; and provide a medium for staff to submit recommendations for changes in conditions affecting staff.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • 9 to 5 Organization of Women Office Workers
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Staff Council
  • United States. National Labor Relations Board

  • Labor Unions -- Organizing -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Employees
  • Women -- Employment

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Related Materials:

See also the Staff Council's newsletter, the "Staff Advocate," found in Northeastern University Publications 87/3.

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Jeanine Rees, January 2005