American Federation of Teachers, Local 3882 (Clerical Union) Records
Language of Materials
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 3882 is a New York City local of the national labor union representing teachers. Locally known as the United Staff Association (USA) of New York University, the branch won representation of office, clerical, technical, and laboratory employees at NYU in December 1978. This collection documents the local's activities and consists of subject files; leaflets, publications, and other promotional literature; labor reports produced by NYU; administrative files, including correspondence, meeting minutes, and member literature; files on grievances, arbitrations, and related labor practices; organizer's files, including calendars and diaries; and files on strikes and contract negotiations, including materials on a strike in 1988.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 3882 is a New York City local of the national labor union representing teachers. Locally known as the United Staff Association (USA) of New York University, the branch won representation of office, clerical, technical, and laboratory employees at NYU in December 1978. The USA negotiated its first contract in 1979, with year-to-year contracts in place until 1983. The union hired its first full-time employee, an organizer in August 1984. Presidents of the local have included Christine Russell (1978-1980), John Kraft (1980-1985), and Margarita Aguilar (1985).
This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.
Scope and Content Note
This collection documents the activities of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 3882 (also known as the United Staff Association of NYU) during the late 1970s through the late 1990s. The collection consists of subject files; leaflets, publications, and other promotional literature; labor reports produced by NYU; administrative files, including correspondence, meeting minutes, and member literature; files on grievances, arbitrations, and related labor practices; organizer's files, including calendars and diaries; and files on strikes and contract negotiations, including materials on a strike in 1988. The collection also includes the union's websites and blog, captured from 2007 to the present day.
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the American Federation of Teachers, Local 3882 were transferred to New York University in 2001 by the American Federation of Teachers, Local 3882. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 998-2630.
Identification of item, date; American Federation of Teachers, Local 3882 (Clerical Union) Records; WAG 071; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
To cite the archived website in this collection: Identification of item, date; American Federation of Teachers, Local 3882 (Clerical Union) Records; WAG 071; Wayback URL; Repository Name, New York University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Scott Loane on behalf of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 3882, in 1997. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 1997.056 and 1997.057.
In addition, the accession number 1997.054 is also associated with this collection.
Websites were initially selected by curators and captured through the use of The California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service in 2007 as part of the Labor Unions and Organizations (U.S.) Web Archive. In 2015, these websites were migrated to Archive-It. In circa, 2015, the original URLS for the website, http://www.aft3882.org/index.shtml, http://www.aft3882.org/, and http://ucats3882.blogspot.com/ became defunct. Archive-It uses web crawling technology to capture websites at a scheduled time and displays only an archived copy, from the resulting WARC file, of the website. In 2018, the new URL, http://ucats3882.org/, was added to the web archive. The accession number associated with the website is 2019.096. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tRnQBCgBS_VlSpu51P6Nij5Oo-q1yb_S51uom_SZ4mQ/edit was added in 2020. The accession number associated with this website is 2021.046.
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About this Guide
Photographs were separated from this collection during initial processing and were established as a separate collection, the American Federation of Teachers, Local 3882 (Clerical Union) Photographs (PHOTOS 134). In 2014, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the American Federation of Teachers, Local 3882 (Clerical Union) Records (WAG 071).
In 2014, the archived websites were added to the container list. In 2019, additional websites were added to the finding aid.
Revisions to this Guide
United Staff Association of NYU, Subject Files, Negotiations, 1979-1987, inclusive
Leaflets, 1979-1987, inclusive
United Staff Association of NYU, General Union, Reference Files, Solidarity Campaign, undated
Officer Calendars, Organizer's Diary, Photographs, 1980-1988, inclusive
1988 Negotiations and Strike, 1988, inclusive
1990 and 1993 Negotiations, 1990-1993, inclusive
1990 Negotiations, Information Requests, 1990, inclusive
1993 Contract Negotiations, 1993, inclusive
1996 Contract Negotiations, 1996, inclusive
Scope and Content Note
Union of Clerical, Administrative & Technical Staff, Local 3882, founded in 1978, is a labor union that represents over 1500 clerical, administrative, and technical staff at New York University. The original website for the union was found at http://www.aft3882.org/ and consisted of news from the union, events, education survey, their contract, officers and stewards, electionvolunteer opportunities, benefits, benefit archievements won by the union, training opportunities, and their newsletter Momentum. It also includes member alerts on the EEOC suit and National Labor Relations Board complaint against NYU. In 2011, UCATS began negotiation a new contract and launched a blog at http://ucats3882.blogspot.com/ to document contract negotiations. The main website focused on assisting workers that were laid off or bumped, as well as a contract ratification toolkit, strategic timeline, and tentative contract agreement summary and recommendation from the executive council. The contract was ratified in 2012. The blog also featured posts on a No Confidence vote against NYU President John Sexton and opposition to the NYU 2031 expansion plan.
From 2015-2018 there was a gap in collecting and during that time a new website was launched, http://ucats3882.org/. The new website documented the contract bargaining in 2017, photographs and videos from rallies, member benefits, their current contract, issues of Momentum, volunteer opportunities in the union, and their bulletin board. The bulletin board features information on debt management, health insurance, executive council elections, retirement, pay raises, Black lives matter support, NLRB notices, and COVID-19 pandemic updates.
New site crawls are accrued semiannually. In 2020, accruals were increased to monthly.
Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of http://ucats3882.org/ in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.
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