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AFSCME District Council 47 Thomas Paine Cronin papers


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AFSCME District Council 47, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was chartered in 1973, and represents the city's administrative, professional and technical employees . Thomas Paine Cronin served as president of the union from 1980 to 2007. Local unions within this district include: Local 1739: Special People in Northeast, Inc. (SPIN), Jewish Community Centers, Family Services; Local 2187: Philadelphia Parking Authority; Local 2186: Philadelphia Housing Authority; Local 3397: Art Institute of Philadelphia; Local 810: First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, including Adult & Juvenile Probation/Parole Officers, Court Representatives and Domestic Relations Hearing Officers.

The collection is comprised of the papers of AFCSME president Thomas Cronin. Materials include: Executive Board meeting minutes, 1986-2004; Health and Welfare Fund Trustees meeting minutes, 1986-2000; records on articles, testimonies, speeches, and trips by Cronin, 1984-1996; telephone message books, 1995-1999; materials related to delegate assemblies and the 1996 Democratic National Convention; files related to Philadelphia's fiscal crisis in the early 1990s and the Philadelphia Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA), including a 1990-1992 lawsuit between AFSCME District 47 and PICA; and files on contract negotiations for Locals 810, 1739, 2186, 2187, and 3397, from 1986 to 2004. There are also a number of photographs, awards, and plaques related to Cronin's union activities.

Accession number: 1055

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