Biographical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Tyree Scott Papers
circa 1970-1995



Manuscript Collection No.: 5245
Accession No.: 5245-001
Creator: Scott, Tyree, 1940-2003, creator
Title: Tyree Scott papers
Date Span: circa 1970-1995
Quantity: 73.00 cubic feet (73 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Tyree Scott (1940-2003) was a labor leader and activist deeply involved in many minority workers’ and equal opportunity organizations.

Scott, an electrician, grew up in Texas, moved to Seattle in 1966 and became a leader in the Central Contractors Association. This organization of minority workers led many peaceful demonstrations against discriminatory hiring practices in Seattle’s construction industry in the summer and fall of 1969. Through the protests, the issue of discriminatory employment was noted by the American Friends Service Committee. After investigating the situation, the American Friends Service Committee approached Scott and the leadership of the Central Contractors Association and proposed a new community-based organization that would organize minority workers to fight discrimination in the unions and in the construction trades. The United Construction Workers Association was founded in 1970 with financial support from the American Friends Service Committee. Tyree Scott was a founding member and worked intensively within the Association, first as a paid staff member and then later as a director.

United Construction Workers Association combined community organization, peaceful demonstrations, and legal action to fight workplace discrimination. The Association saw an early victory in the class action suit United States vs. Ironworkers Local 86 et. al. – in which the United States Department of Justice sued five local unions and apprenticeship and training committees under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In 1970 Judge William J. Lindberg found that there had indeed been racial discrimination in the practices of all institutions named in this case. He ordered wide-ranging relief programs, including quotas for union membership, hiring, and apprenticeship classes and changes in hiring and dispatching procedures.

Judge Lindberg’s ruling also created the Court Order Advisory Committee – a private institution that would ensure the implementation of these relief measures. The Court Order Advisory Committee collected data and published reports on industry employment practices. The United Construction Workers Association had two members on Court Order Advisory Committee board of directors; Tyree Scott served as one of these representatives from 1972 to 1978. The Court Order Advisory Committee was reformed as the Vocational Exploration and Referral Service Center in December of 1978.

In 1972 United Construction Workers Association was also made party to the United States vs. Local 86 suit, which allowed them to participate officially in the enforcement of the court decrees. United Construction Workers Association collected reports of employment progress in local trades and continued to pursue legal action against companies defaulting on the requirements of the court settlement.

By court decree, United Construction Workers Association also became the point of entry for apprenticeship programs. United Construction Workers Association assisted workers with job application processes, offered extra training for apprenticeship classes, and served as a liaison between workers, unions and employers. The United Construction Workers Association also worked with civil and community institutions, including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Washington State Manpower and Planning Council, various Seattle city agencies, the Seattle Urban League and others.

After the landmark Lindberg decision, United Construction Workers Association also began to widen its focus beyond minority work in the local building trades to other areas of employment in Seattle and other cities across the nation. In 1973 a branch of United Construction Workers Association was established in Oakland, California.

United Construction Workers Association also initiated the Southwestern Workers Federation, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1973. Two United Construction Workers Association staff members - Tyree Scott and Todd Hawkins - visited eight cities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas under contract from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to help minority worker activists organize further and to help them draw together legal resources to file Title VII complaints.

In 1973 Michael Woo of the United Construction Workers Association worked among Asian and Alaska Native cannery workers who lived in Seattle but worked summers in the salmon processing plants in Alaska. From this work the Alaska Cannery Workers Association was formed to combat discrimination in worker housing, facilities, pay scales and hire status. The Alaska Cannery Workers Association filed Title VII lawsuits against the world’s largest fish companies, including the New England Fish Company and Wards Cove Packing Company.

In 1973 members of United Construction Workers Association, Alaska Cannery Workers Association, and the Northwest Chapter of United Farm Workers of America came together to found the Labor and Employment Law Office. Labor and Employment Law Office hired lawyers and served workers of color, helping them pursue legal recourse in issues of labor discrimination. Labor and Employment Law Office helped United Construction Workers Association, Alaska Cannery Workers Association, United Farm Workers of America, other worker’s organizations and individual workers win landmark civil rights cases, including Domingo vs. New England Fish Company, Carpenter vs. NEFCO-Fidalgo Packing Company and Yates vs. Local 7 Asbestos Workers, et al.

While Labor and Employment Law Office had always combined its legal work with participation in community organization, the focus was primarily on court action in the early years of its operation. However, in 1989 the Supreme Court’s decision in the long-contested Atonio vs. Ward’s Cove case constituted a major shift in the pursuit of discrimination cases and in Labor and Employment Law Office’s operations. Ever since the landmark civil rights suits of the early 1970s, the burden of proof in discrimination charges had rested on the employers. In the Wards Cove case, the Court’s decision was that the plaintiffs’ statistical demonstration of racial disparity between classes of workers did not make a prima facie case for violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This set a new precedent for the burden of proof in Civil Rights cases and vastly increased the difficulty of workers pursuing discrimination charges under Title VII.

As pursuing court action as an avenue for change became more difficult, Labor and Employment Law Office’s focus and activities opened to a broader spectrum. Labor and Employment Law Office shifted its emphasis to offering other types of assistance to low-income, minority and workers’ groups both locally and across the globe. Tyree Scott has served on the board of directors of Labor and Employment Law Office since its inception.

In the late 1970s Scott, Scott’s wife Beverly Sims and Michael Woo were members of the Seattle Workers Group, which in turn was associated with the Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center. The Center was an umbrella group that coordinated the activities of various Marxist workers organizations across the country. The purpose of the Center was both to support local Marxist groups in their effort to organize and educate workers locally, but also to bring together disparate groups across the nation into a more ideologically and structurally unified whole. The Center’s long-term goal was to build a national Labor/Workers Party. The organization disbanded about 1981.

Tyree Scott became less involved in the activities of the United Construction Workers Association in the late seventies, and the organization faded out of existence around 1981. Tyree Scott retired from the electrician’s trade and remained active as a board member for the Labor and Employment Law Office until his death in 2003.

Arrangement

Arranged in 11 series:

  • United Construction Workers Association records, circa 1970-1981
  • Court Order Advisory Committee records, circa 1970-1979
  • United Inner City Development Foundation records, 1971-1972
  • Southwest Workers' Federation records, circa 1973-1977
  • Alaska Cannery Workers Association, 1973-1974
  • Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center records, circa 1973-1981
  • American Friends Service Committee, Pacific Northwest Regional Office records, circa 1971-1988
  • Personal papers, circa 1975-1995
  • Beverly Sims papers, circa 1975-1995
  • Michael D. Woo papers, undated
  • Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office (Labor and Employment Law Office) records, circa 1970-1995

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, minutes, financial reports, manpower compliance reports, subject files, newsletters, speeches and writings, published materials, and other materials documenting the efforts of the United Construction Workers Association to integrate the building trades. Also includes case files, correspondence, minutes, and other records of the Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office, Court Order Advisory Committee, Southwestern Workers' Federation, Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center, and the American Friends Service Committee Pacific Northwest Regional Office. A group of materials representing the work of Michael Woo, who aided Asian and Alaska Native seasonal cannery workers, is included. Personal papers of Scott's wife, Beverly Sims, whose work focused on labor issues surrounding women's rights, third world countries, and native peoples, also form part of the collection.

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers is restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organizations transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Tyree Scott in two installments on January 31, 2001 and April 6, 2001.

Processing Info

Partially processed.

91 photographic prints, 81 35mm negatives and 204 35mm color slides were relocated to the United Construction Workers Association Photograph Collection, PH Accession No. 2002-017, within Special Collections in April 2002. Subjects of the photographs and negatives consist mainly of United Construction Workers Association demonstrations and events. The slides include images from Tyree Scott and Michael Woo’s trip to China in 1975, a trip to Cuba that same year, and images relating to the Ward’s Cove court case.


Inventory

  
BoxDate
United Construction Workers Association Recordscirca 1970-1981
Arrangement: Organized into 8 subseries:
  • Organizational Records
  • United Construction Workers Association, Board of Directors Records
  • United Construction Workers Association, Electricians Committee Records
  • United Construction Workers Association, Ironworkers Committee Records
  • United Construction Workers Association, Oilers and Operators Committee Records
  • United Construction Workers Association, Plumbers and Pipefitters Committee Records
  • United Construction Workers Association, Sheetmetal Workers Committee Records
  • United Construction Workers Association, Oakland, California Board of Directors Records
Scope and Content: The United Construction Workers Association records date from 1970 to 1981 and contain correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, speeches and writings, news releases, subject series, membership and job applications, discrimination complaints, published materials including fliers and brochures, notes and research materials. The materials document United Construction Workers Association’s involvement in assisting minority workers through apprenticeship programs and hiring processes, their pursuit of court action in discrimination cases and their efforts in community organization and general activist work.
The correspondence includes communications with a variety of workers, employers, unions and apprenticeship programs, Washington state and Seattle city legislators, municipal agencies and community organizations.
Subject files are a significant part of this series, containing files on the many organizations with which the United Construction Workers Association worked and a variety of different projects in which they were involved. One of the most important of these is the No Separate Peace. No Separate Peace was a monthly publication produced by a subcommittee of United Construction Workers Association members; Tyree Scott, Beverly Sims and Michael Woo were heavily involved. Materials in this series include minutes of the No Separate Peace board of directors, correspondence, a sampling of published issues (dating from 1975-76 and 1978), drafts of articles, research material and photographs dating from 1975 to 1978.
Other significant records include the affirmative action plans, which besides containing employment/race statistics and information on regional affirmative action plans, also holds correspondence and other records of the failed Seattle Plan of the early 1970s. Records relating to the United States Department of Labor also contain correspondence about the Seattle Plan, as well as on funding for the United Construction Workers Association.
Records for the United Construction Workers Association main board of directors and the Oakland board of directors both contain minutes and correspondence of these bodies.
Records for the trades committees mostly contain materials relating to education and examinations for apprenticeship and journeyman status in each of the trades. Some minutes and correspondence are also found here.
Organizational Records
1Historical Featuresundated
1Organizational Featuresundated
1Incoming Letters1970-1978
Outgoing Letters1970-1976
1-2General Correspondence1971-1979, 1981, undated
2Minutes1970-1975
2Financial Records1972-1979, 1981, undated
3Membership and Job Applications
Scope and Content: The Membership and Job Applications files contain both forms for membership in the United Construction Workers Association and for inquiries into specific positions. Since the United Construction Workers Association was an official channel to local apprenticeship programs, workers often became members of the United Construction Workers Association as a first step in the process of seeking employment, thus making it difficult to separate job and membership applications logically.
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
4-5Manpower Compliance Reports
Scope and Content: Manpower Compliance Reports are compilations of statistical data concerning minority involvement in construction projects collected from individual work sites. The reports list the trades, skill level (apprentice/journeyman), and race of each worker on a site for a period of time, sometimes breaking down the number of hours worked by each. Projects and employers include the University of Washington, Weyerhauser, the domed stadium project (Kingdome), Rainier Tower, Larkin Potts, and Washington State Highway projects.
6Reports1972-1974, undated
Processing Info: Some folders in Box 6 were removed due to privacy issues relating to attorney-client privelege, the work product rule, and personal information.
6Speeches and Writings1975, 1981, undated
6Press Statements and Releases1970-1975, undated
6Surveys1977
6Discrimination Complaints1971, 1975, undated
6Fliers and Brochures1975-1976, undated
Subject Files1970-1979, undated
6Affirmative Action
6Asbestos
6Attica/John Hill
6Board of Public Works Contracts
6Brownie's Art and Printing
6Carpenters
6Central Contractors Association
6Central Seattle Community Council
6El Centro de la Raza
6-7CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act)
7China (Tyree Scott's trip)
7Community Meeting
7Community Services
7Compliance Officers
7Construction Trade Information
7Contract Compliance
7CONTROL (Contractors Organized to Lobby)
7Credit Union
7Denver (trade union conference)
7Employment Discrimination
7Employment Opportunities Center
7Fundraising
7Humanities Grants
7Dan Hurvitz's Paper
7International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
7International Women's Day
7Joint Labor Negotiating Committee
7Juneteenth
7KDP - Katipunan ng mga Demokratikong Pilipino (Union of Democratic Filipinos)
7King-Snohomish Manpower Consortium
7Kirkpatrick, Ken A.
7Labor Laws
7Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
7Light Brigade
7Longshoremen
7Machinist Training
7McKenzie River Gathering
7Metal Trade - Washington
7Mid-West Academy
7Mozambique - Film and Slideshow Presentation
8National Association of Minority Contractors
8National Conference of Christians and Jews
8No Separate Peace
8Oakland - Seattle Joint Meetings
8Open House
8Operation Breakthrough
8Pack Rats Association
8Pan American World Airways
8Parole and Work Release
8Peace Task Force
8Picnic
8Pierce County Statistics
8Pittsburgh Plan
8Plumbers Strike - Local #32 - 1976
8Poetry
8Programs
8Project Equality
8Protests and Actions
8Related Programs
8San Francisco
8Seattle
8Seattle Housing Authority
8-9Seattle Model City Program
Processing Info: Some folders in Box 9 were removed due to privacy issues relating to attorney-client privelege, the work product rule, and personal information.
9Seattle Port
9Seattle City Council Committee
9Seattle City Light
9Seattle-King County Plan
9SKCYAC Summer Program (Seattle King County Youth Activities Council?)
9Seattle vs. Kozu
9Seattle Opportunities Industrialization Center
9Southwest Workers Federation
9Sports Program
9Tacoma
9Teamsters
9Third World Newsreel
9Third World Women's Task Force
9Trade Library
9Union Material
9United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 813 Unity Caucus
9United Methodist Church, Commission on Religion and Race
9United Minority Transport Workers Association
9United Minority Workers
9United States Justice Department.
9United States Labor Department
9United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
9United States Postal Service
9Wages
9Washington State Manpower Planning Council
9Women in Construction
Case Files
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. Local 86
21General Correspondence1972-1976, 1979
21Quarterly Reports1974-1977, 1979-1980
21Court Papers1970-1978
Subject Files
21Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Compliance1977
21Ironworkers v. Herrick Corporation [Hayward, California]1975
21Plasterers and Cement Masons1973-1976
21United States v. Ironworkers, Local 861 - Title VII1972-1973
21United Construction Workers Association v. Peter Brennan1974
21Manual: United States Department of Labor, Operations Manual: Contract Compliance in Construction1976
9Register - Attendance
10Lists
10Notes
10Research Materials
Scope and Content: Includes the "Excepted People: The Migrant Workers in Washington State," by Tom Chambers, undated.
10Publications
10Forms
10Ephemera
10Clippings
10Miscellany
United Construction Workers Association, Board of Directors Records
Organizational Featuresundated
10-11Minutes and Agenda1971, 1974-1978
United Construction Workers Association, Electricians Committee
11General Correspondence1972-1976, undated
11Minutes1971-1978
11Subject File - Education And Examinations1977, undated
11Attendance Records1975-1976
11Miscellany
11Special Apprenticeship Sub-committee1972-1973
11United Construction Workers Association, Ironworkers Committee1971, 1974-1977
11United Construction Workers Association, Oilers and Operators Committee1971, 1974-1977
11United Construction Workers Association, Plumbers and Pipefitters Committee1974-1978
12United Construction Workers Association, Sheetmetal Workers Committee1970, 1975-1976
12United Construction Workers Association, Oakland Board of Directors1973-1974

  
Court Order Advisory Committee Recordscirca 1970-1979
Scope and Content: The Court Order Advisory Committee series consists of one cubic foot of records dating from 1970 to 1979. This series includes correspondence, minutes, reports and other records relating to the Court Order Advisory Committee’s work in monitoring the progress of local unions and businesses in their progress towards meeting the requirements of Judge Lindberg’s rulings.
Historical and Organizational Features
Incoming Letters
12Lindberg, William J, Judge1972-1978
12Seattle Area Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprentice and Journeyman Training Trust1970, undated
12United Construction Workers Association1976
12A - Z1971-1976
12Outgoing Letters1971-1978
12Intraorganizational Correspondence1971-1979
General Correspondence of Others
12United Construction Workers Association1970-1972, undated
12Miscellaneous1973-1976, undated
Minutes and Agenda
12General1970-1979
12Subcommittees1972-1973
12Minutes of Others1976
12Financial Records
Reports
12Monthly Reports1970-1978
12Monthly Data Sheets1971-1977
12Basic Data Sheets
13Accountants' Reports
13Reports from United Construction Workers Association
13Miscellaneous
13Proposals And Agreements
13Court Papers
13Lists
13Miscellany

  
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13United Inner City Development Foundation Records1971-1972, undated
Scope and Content: The United Inner City Development Foundation is a small (about 0.2 cubic feet) series mostly containing correspondence with the United Inner City Development Foundation and organizational information on this and several other local community organizations. The materials date from 1971 and 1972 and were collected by Todd Hawkins, a member of both United Construction Workers Association and the United Inner City Development Foundation.

  
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Southwest Workers' Federation Recordscirca 1973-1977
Scope and Content: The Southwestern Workers Federation series consists of about 0.42 cubic feet of records dating from 1973 to 1977. These records document the United Construction Workers Association’s work in establishing this sister organization, particularly Tyree Scott and Todd Hawkin’s trips to the cities in the area. The cities visited include: Little Rock and Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Monroe and Shreveport, Louisiana; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Austin, Tyler and Waco, Texas. The city files and the event files on the Dallas meetings make up the bulk of this series, which also includes organizational information, minutes of advisory board meetings, speeches, writings, and newsletters.
13Organizational Features
13Minutes and Agenda - Quarterly Advisory Board Meetings1973-1977
13Speeches and Writings
13Proposals
13Newsletters1975-1976
13Event Files - Dallas Meetings1973
City Files
13Austin, Texas
13Little Rock, Arkansas
13Monroe, Louisiana
13Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13Pine Bluff, Arkansas
13Shreveport, Louisiana
13Tulsa, Oklahoma
13Tyler, Texas
13Waco, Texas
13Subject File - Wages

  
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13Alaska Cannery Workers Association1973-1974, undated
Scope and Content: The Alaska Cannery Workers is another small series containing only three file folders of material from 1973 and 1974. The series contains correspondence, minutes, and reports – including reports by the United Construction Workers Association on the formation and progress of Alaska Cannery Workers Association.

  
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Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center Recordscirca 1973-1981
Arrangement: Arranged in 3 subseries:
  • Organizational Records
  • Committee Records
  • Related Organizations
Scope and Content: The Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center series consists of 1.8 cubic feet of records dating from 1973 to 1981. The bulk of this series actually consists of records from the various groups affiliated with the Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center. The largest of these is the Seattle Worker’s Group. These materials date from 1976 to 1979 and contain organizational information, correspondence, minutes, reports and subject series. The subject files make up the bulk of their records, and mostly consist of writings, reports and statements concerning the topic of the file.
Records of other organizations within the Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center series mostly contain reports, statements and writings about the activities of the regional groups. Some correspondence is included (often between Tyree Scott and the group) and occasional minutes. The bulk of these materials date from 1977 to 1980.
Another significant portion of the Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center series are the subject files, which also consist mostly of writings, statements, and reports concerning the subject matter, with some minutes and agenda in the conference files and occassional correspondence. The Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center series also contains minutes, speeches and writings, and notes.
Organizational Records
14Organizational Featuresundated
14Minutes1978
14Speeches and Writings1977-1980, undated
14Lists
14Notes
14Miscellany
Subject Files1974-1981, undated
14Buffalo Workers Movement
14Cadre Meetings
14Criticism/Self-Criticism
14Collapse of Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center
14Five Questions
14G-4
14Local Centers
14Milwaukee Conference
14Party Building
14Point 18 Conference
14Portland Waterways Terminal
14Regional Meetings
14Western Regional Conference on Draft Plan
Committee Records
14Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center, Committee of Five1977-1978
14Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center, Steering Committee1978-1979
Related Organizations
14Bay Area Workers Organizing Committee1980
14Boc1978
14El Comite - Movimiento De Izquierda Nacional Puertorriqueno (Movement of the Puerto Rican National Left)1978-1979
14Guardian Club Network1978-1979
14Los Angeles Workers Group1975-1976
14Milwaukee Alliance1978
14National Network of Marxist/leninist Clubs1978-1979
14Pasadena Community Information Centerundated
14Philadelphia Workers Organizing Committee1973-1980
Seattle Workers Group
15Historical Featuresundated
15Organizational Features1976, undated
15Incoming Letters1979, undated
15Outgoing Letters1978
15Minutes1976, undated
15Research Materialundated
15Subject Files
15Class Analysisundated
15Criticism/Self-Criticismundated
15Forum with Guardian Club1978-1979
15Marxist/Leninist Education Project1979
15Notes on Organizationundated
15Study Notes/Study Meetings1977, undated
15Trade Unionundated
15United Construction Workers Associationundated
15Work Place Investigationundated
15Workers Partyundated
15Miscellanyundated
15Socialist Organizing Committee1977-1978

  
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American Friends Service Committee, Pacific Northwest Regional Office Recordscirca 1971-1988
Scope and Content: The American Friends Service Committee series consists of cubic feet of records and dates from 1971 to 1988 (bulk 1973-1979). This series contains correspondence, minutes and agenda, financial records, speeches and writings, news releases and subject files that document both the American Friends Service Committee’s assistance to the United Construction Workers Association and other social justice programs and activities with which Committee was been involved. Records of the Third World Coalition include correspondence, minutes and agenda, writings, reports and newsletters that document Tyree Scott and Beverly Sim’s activity in this division of the American Friends Service Committee in the late 1970s.
16Organizational Features
15Outgoing Letters1971-1979
15Intraorganizational Correspondence1972-1979
16Minutes and Agenda1973-1979, 1988
16Financial Records
16Speeches and Writings
16Proposals
16Reports
16News Releases
16Job Descriptions
16Publications
Subject Files
16Angola
16Atlanta Meeting
16Cummins Engine Foundation
16Dallas (travel information)
16Gay/Lesbian Program
16Olongopo Film
16Women's Conference
16Women's Program
16Miscellany
16Affirmative Action Committee Records
Third World Coalition Records
16Incoming Letters1973-1979
16Outgoing Letters1976
16Intraorganizational Correspondence1973-1979
16Minutes and Agenda1975-1977
16Speeches and Writings
16Reports
16Proposals
16Newsletters
Subject Series
16Philadelphia
16Retreat
16Review
16Notes and Ephemera
16Miscellany
16Labor Task Force
16Women's Task Force

  
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Tyree Scott Personal Paperscirca 1975-1995
Scope and Content: The personal papers of Tyree Scott consist of 0.4 cubic feet of letters, financial records, extensive handwritten notes including drafts of speeches, appointment and address books, subject files, and ephemera dating from 1975 to 1995.
16Incoming Letters1978
16Financial Records1978
16Appointment Books1975-1978
16Address Booksundated
17Notes
Subject Series
17Housing Lots1979
17National Lawyer's Guild1976
17Redliningundated
17Southern Africa1985, 1995, undated
17Newsletters - Communist Newsletters (photocopies)
17Cards
17Ephemera
17Miscellany

  
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Beverly Sims Paperscirca 1975-1995
Scope and Content: The personal papers of Beverly Sims consist of 1.2 cubic feet of subject files, correspondence, writings, notes, and ephemera relating to Sim’s own interests and activist projects, including those related to rights of women, third world countries and native peoples. Of particular interest is the subject file on the NGO Forum on Women held Beijing in 1995; Sims was an attendee of this conference.
17Correspondence1975-1976, 1982
17Writings of Others
17Newsletters1975-1976, undated
Subject Files
17Africa (Angola)
17Black Unemployed Workers Organizing Committee
17Campfire House
17Center for Law and Social Policy
17Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP)
17Committee to Save our Hiring Hall
17Cuba
17International Paper
17Latin America
17Middle East
17MITOS
17Native Americans
17-18NGO Forum on Women; Beijing, 19951995
18Notary Public
18Rape Relief
18Resources for Community Change
18Seattle Liberation Coalition
18Study Group
18Venceremos Brigade
18Women's Struggles
18Case Files - Advocates For Women V. Marshall, Department of Labor1978-1979
18Notes
18Lists
18Leaflets, Fliers and Handouts
18Forms
18Ephemera
18Clippings

  
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18Michael D. Woo Papersundated
Scope and Content: Contains two folders of financial records, correspondence, and writings concerning his activities within the United Construction Workers Association.

  
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Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office (Labor and Employment Law Office) Recordscirca 1970-1995
Arrangement: Arranged in 5 subseries:
  • Organizational Records
  • Mozambique
  • Puget Sound Development Foundation
  • Legal Services Center
  • Case Files and Legal Papers
Scope and Content: The Labor and Employment Law Office series consists of 55 cubic feet of records. Case files make up a large portion of this series, and include the Yates vs. Local 7, Domingo vs. New England Fish Company, Atonio vs. Wards Cove Packing Company, and others. Also included are correspondence, minutes, financial records, files on Labor and Employment Law Office’s work in Mozambique, slides, and cassette tapes. This material has not been fully processed, so more information on scope, content or date span of these records is not available. Boxes 27, 28, 48, 29, 50, 51, 66, 72, and 73 were removed due to privacy issues relating to attorney-client privelege, the work product rule, and personal information. Folders containing similar materials were removed from boxes 23-74. Boxes 36, 53, 57, 67, and 69 were consolidated into the boxes listed below during preliminary procesing.
Organizational Records
18Organizational and Historical Features1977-1979, undated
General Correspondence
18Ford Foundation1974
18Gibbs, Douglas, Theiler, & Yarshefsky re: loan1980
18John Hay Whitney Foundation1973-1974
18Northwest Chicano Radio Network1989
18Public Welfare Foundation1978-1979
18United Farm Workers Service Center1975-1976
18United States Internal Revenue Service1974-1979
18Warsh, Herman (The Youth Project)1979-1981
18Miscellaneous1973-1977, 1987-1990
Minutes & Agenda
18Board of Directors Meetings1973, 1977, 1987-1990
18Executive Committee Meetings1987-1988
19Staff Meetings1977-1978
Subject Files
19"A Dry White Season" Film Screening1989
19Alternative Trade Organizations1988
19Comite De Apoyo A Los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA)1989-1990
19Committee for Economic Opportunity re: Port of Seattle1989-1990
19Community Forum on Malcolm X1990
19Divestment of Seattle City Employees' Pension Fund1988-1990
19Domingo Viernes Jefferson Fund1987
19Justice for Janitors1989-1990
19Labor and Employment Law Office Work re: Cuba1990
19Oregon Reforestation Cooperative1988-1991
19Planning for Progressive Agendas Conference1990-1991
19Port of Seattle1989-1990
19Port of Seattle re: South Africa1989
19Puget Sound Conversion Project Sub-Lease1980
19Seafood Workers Educational & Economic Project (SWEEP)1987-1989
19Title VII Project1975-1978
19Udall, Morris1972-1976
19United States Department of Labor Bid Conditionscirca 1970
19Washington Association for Community Economic Development1989
19Washington State Department of Labor and Industries' Proposal re: Children and Farm Labor1990-1991
19Speeches and Writingsundated
19Financial Records1974, 1989-1990, undated
19Ordinance - City Of Seattle Amendment of Women's and Minority Utilization Ordinance1989
19Court Papers - Stamps Vs. Detroit Edison1973
Cassette Tapes
19Meeting of Labor and Employment Law Office & 'Feb. 19th Employment Coalition at the CAMP [Central Area Motivation Program] Firehouse "ca. 1993-1994
19Rami - Dictation re: migrant seasonal labor force and minority workers in canneries (discrimination)undated
19Notesundated
19Miscellany1977, 1989, undated
Mozambique
19Historical Featuresundated
General Correspondence
19re: Cashews, Official Documents, etc.1988-1990
19R.J. Hyslop & Associates1991
19re: Tyree in Mozambique1991
19Miscellaneous1988, 1992-1995
Project Files
19African/Northwest Construction Exchange1989-1991
20Art Project1988, undated
20Cashew Project (Market Info)
20Market Info1989-1990
20Meetings1987-1990, undated
20Sales1989-1991
20Citrus1991, undated
20Fishing Planundated
20Housing Rehabilitation in Maputoundated
20Medical Equipment Donation1988-1990
20Mozambican Relief1988
20Rehabilitation of Umbeluzi Production Centercirca 1990
20Seafood1991
20Seeds1991
20Tazama Visit1990
20Timber1990
20Travel to Mozambique1988, undated
20Miscellaneous Projects1986-1988
Subject Files
20Election Monitoring1994
20Establishment of Mozambique Projects1984-1986
20Flight Delivery1991
20Glocomco Church Investors1990-1991
20Material Aid Shipment Guidelines1988
20Mozambique1988-1989
20Nealy, Marcundated
20Press Conference re: Missionaries/Renamo1989
20Shipping1989-1990
20Soderquist, Steve1991
20Tyree in Mozambique1990-1991
20White, Tony1990, undated
20Wood Processing Facility1990
20Publications - Revista Fiscal and Tempo1989-1990
20Photographsundated
20Notebook re: Tyree's Work in Mozambiquecirca 1990
20Miscellany1983, 1990-1994, undated
20-21Puget Sound Development Foundation1989-1990
Processing Info: Some folders in Box 21 were removed due to privacy issues relating to attorney-client privelege, the work product rule, and personal information.
21Legal Services Center1973-1974
Case Files and Legal Papers
Processing Info: Unprocessed. Box 22 does not exist.
23-28Yates vs. Local 7
Processing Info: Unprocessed. Boxes 27 and 28 removed due to privacy issues relating to attorney-client privelege, the work product rule, and personal information.
29Yates vs. Local 7, Yates V. Metalclad
30-33Yates vs. Local 7
34 Yates Case
35 Yates Case, Other Apprenticeship Cases (brown vs. Jac)
36
Processing Info: Box 36 consolidated into Box 37 during preliminary processing
37 Domingo vs. Nefco; Apprenticeship Cases (brown vs. Jac), Domingo vs. Nefco Correspondence
38-39 Domingo vs. Nefco, Depositions A-y, Deposition Notes
41-42 Domingo vs. Nefco, Deposition Notes, Relief Stage
43-44 Domingo vs. Nefco, Pretrial Stuff, Witness Files
45 Domingo vs. Nefco, Witness....
46-47 Domingo vs. Nefco, Exhibits, Settlement Sheets
48-52 Domingo vs. Nefco, Card Files, Computer Printouts
Processing Info: Unprocessed. Boxes 48, 49, 50, and 51 removed due to privacy issues relating to attorney-client privelege, the work product rule, and sensitive personal information.
52-53 Carpenter vs. Nefco-fidalgo, Atonio vs. Ward's Cove
Processing Info: Box 53 Consolidated into Box 52 during preliminary processing.
54-56 Atonio vs. Ward's Cove
57-58 Atonio vs. Ward's Cove, Details, Pretrial Order, Settlement Sheets
Processing Info: Box 57 Consolidated into Box 58 during preliminary processing.
59 United Cannery Case - Printout, Atonio vs. Ward's Cove, Misc. - Apparently Michael Fox Prep.
60 Attorney Arditi's Files, Heavily Ward's Cove Case But Some Unrelated To United Construction Workers Association And Labor and Employment Law Office
61 Part Case Files, A Few Labor and Employment Law Office Office Files, Closed Cases - Arditi's Papers. Needs Review - Return Or Shred During Processing
62-63 NEFCO and Others
64 Court Case
65 Case Files
66 United Farm Workers of America, Labor and Employment Law Office
Processing Info: Unprocessed. Box 66 was removed due to privacy issues relating to attorney-client privelege, the work product rule, and sensitive personal information.
67
Processing Info: Box 67 was consolidated into Box 68 during preliminary processing.
68 United Farm Workers of America and Other Labor and Employment Law Office Records; United Farm Workers of America vs. Del Monte, Women in Trade, United Construction Workers Association vs. Local 302, Antonio Salizar
69
Processing Info: Box 69 was consolidated into Box 70 during preliminary processing
70-71 United Farm Workers of America, Women in Trade, Antonio Salizar; Michael Goldberg
72 Carpenter
Processing Info: Unprocessed. Box 72 was removed due to privacy issues relating to attorney-client privelege, the work product rule, and personal information.
73-74 Carpenter vs. NEFCO
Processing Info: Unprocessed. Box 73 was removed due to privacy issues relating to attorney-client privelege, the work product rule, and personal information.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Lindberg, William J. (William James), 1904-1981.
Scott, Tyree, 1940-2003--Archives.
Sims, Beverly E.
Woo, Michael D., creator.
Organizations:
American Friends Service Committee.
American Friends Service Committee. Pacific North West Regional Office.
Court Order Advisory Committee.
Legal Services Center (Seattle, Wash.)
Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office, creator.
Organizing Committee for an Ideological Center, creator.
Seattle (Wash.) Dept. of Human Resources, creator.
Southwest Workers Federation, creator.
United Construction Workers Association.
United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, creator.
Last modified: February 15, 2012
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