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Field Labor Directors Association Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Field Labor Directors Association
Title: Field Labor Directors Association Records
Dates: 1966-1975
1966-1970
Abstract: Organized in 1966, the Field Labor Directors Association was an organization of field employees of the Department of Labor. Records are comprised of correspondence, a history, constitution, reports, membership lists, and newsletters. Materials document the activities of the Field Labor Directors Association and were maintained by Kenneth G. Swartz, a founder of the organization.
Identification: AR60
Extent: 12 folders (0.4 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The Field Labor Supervisors Lodge 2643, chartered by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), was organized in 1966. Its primary purpose was to unite all first-line field supervisors of the U.S. Department of Labor. In 1970, the lodge was forced to withdraw from the AFGE under Executive Order 11491. It was then formally recognized by the Department of Labor which agreed to enter into a consultative relationship with the organization. The group was then renamed the Field Labor Directors Association. Kenneth G. Swartz was instrumental in organizing Field Labor Supervisors Lodge 2643 and was its first president. He was also an area director for the Field Labor Directors Association.


Scope and Contents

Records of the organization were maintained by Kenneth G. Swartz and are comprised of correspondence, history, constitution, reports, membership lists, and newsletters. Newletters include the National FOS Courier, Courier 2643, and The Courier. Materials document the activities of the Field Labor Directors Association including its creation, membership, and labor issues and concerns facing Department of Labor field employees.


Organization

Folder and label titles originally assigned by Mr. Swartz were kept and materials within each folder of the 12 folders were placed in chronological order. Of the 12 folders, 9 are correspondence and are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Swartz, Kenneth G.--Archives.
Organizations
Field Labor Directors Association--Records and correspondence.
United States. Department of Labor--Officials and employees--History--Sources.
Government employee unions--Organizing--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Kenneth Swartz.

Citation

Field Labor Directors Association Records, AR60, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Field Labor Directors' Association- History and Background Material 1962-1975
2 Constitution- Correspondence, Constitution, By-Laws, 1966-1968, 1971
3 Election of Officers- Correspondence, 1967-1969
4 Members- Correspondence, 1966-1968
5 Negotiations and Agreements- Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports, 1966-1968
6 Officers of Supervisors' Union- Correspondence, 1967-1969
7 Reclassification of Supervisory Positions- Correspondence, 1967-1969
8 Statistical Reporting- Correspondence, Reports, 1971
9 Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Divisions and Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration- Correspondence, 1967-1968
10 Workload Study- Correspondence, Reports, 1967
11 Newsletters, 1966-1975
12 Rosters and Membership Drives, 1966-1971