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BFP 11/1/83: Union Drive Is Under Way At Howard Mental Health
Union organizer Anne Blazis sends letter to CEO Jim Leddy requesting voluntary recognition based on a majority of employees having signed union membership cards.Download
November 4, 1983
Jim Leddy rejects our request for voluntary union recognition.
Howard Mental Health Services union-busting materials, including a mailer created by a union-busting firm hired by the agency, sent to the homes of all employees.Download
“Fact Sheet: Howard Mental Health Services—Union Organizing Campaign,” produced to counter agency union-busting tactics. Includes final draft and an earlier rough draft with edits.Download
Burlington Mayor Bernard Sanders sends a letter to Howard CEO Jim Leddy urging management to stop interfering with agency employees’ right to organize a union.Download
The National Labor Relations Board orders a union election be held among Howard Center employees.Download
Victory. The union’s Organizing Committee sends out the announcement that the union received a majority vote in the NLRB-directed election.Download
The NLRB issues its certification of AFSCME Local 1674 as the exclusive bargaining representative of Howard Center’s professional employees.Download
September 1983–June 1987
Highlights of AFSCME at Howard Mental Health Services