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Corporate Author Oakland Federation of Teachers (Oakland, Calif.)
Title Oakland Federation of Teachers, Local 771 collection, 1940-1955.

 Stored Special Collections & Archives  OFT  no.1    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  OFT  no.2    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  OFT  no.3    IN LIBRARY
Description 1.25 linear ft.
Access The collection is open for research use.
Summary The collection traces the Oakland Federation of Teachers, OFT's administrative history, communications with union members, and its relations with the Superintendent of Oakland Public Schools from 1940 to 1955. The collection includes union administrative records, bulletins, committee and officer reports, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, membership records, newsletters, platform and position papers, in addition to correspondence with other teachers' unions and the Oakland Superintendent of Schools. Although actively pursuing customary union concerns such as a retirement plan for teachers and salary adjustments, the records emphasize the union's relationship with the local board of education rather than collective bargaining issues.
Note The Oakland Federation of Teachers, first organized on May 3, 1943 as the Alameda County Federation of Teachers, Local 771 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to both "improve the educational facilities for the children of the nation and to improve the working conditions of the teachers in the public schools." The union originally included both the Alameda and Oakland school districts but a post-war baby boom that expanded the district's number of new students and staff members led to the union's division into two separate locals. The ACFT, Local 771 became the Oakland Federation of Teachers, Local 771 in July of 1949. Around 1980 the local changed to its current name, the United Teachers of Oakland.
Fred Glass; Gift; 1991.
Subject Public schools -- California -- Oakland.
School superintendents -- California -- Oakland.
Teacher-superintendent relationships.
Teachers' unions -- California -- Oakland.
Related Names Ash, Robert S., 1907-
Cone, Edward.
Odell, William R. (William Rockhold), 1906-1971.
Ross, Edwin.
Alameda County School Employers Union.
American Federation of Teachers. Local 771.
California Federation of Teachers.
Central Labor Council of Alameda County.
Oakland Public Schools (Oakland, Calif.)
Contra Costa Federation of Teachers (Contra Costa Co., Calif.)
OCLC number 28537910