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United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 2320 (National Organization of Legal Service Workers), Legal Services Staff Association Records

Call Number



1973-2009, inclusive


United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 2320 (National Organization of Legal Service Workers). Legal Services Staff Association


49 Linear Feet (49 boxes)
1 websites in 1 archived website.

Language of Materials

Materials are in English


Representing workers in the legal profession, the Legal Services Staff Association (LSSA) is part of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW), which itself is Local 2320 of the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW). The membership of LSSA consists of employees of Legal Services NYC (formerly Community Action for Legal Services) and MFY Legal Services, which provide free legal assistance to people in New York City. The collection consists of the records of UAW, Local 2320, LSSA in the form of correspondence, board meeting records (including minutes), as well as negotiation, organizing, legal, financial, and general administrative files.

Historical/Biographical Note

Representing workers in the legal profession, the Legal Services Staff Association (LSSA) is part of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW), which itself is Local 2320 of the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW). The membership of LSSA consists of employees of Legal Services NYC (formerly Community Action for Legal Services) and MFY Legal Services, which provide free legal assistance to people in New York City.

LSSA was organized in New York City in 1972, one of the first unions in the legal profession. It played a critical role in the 1978 formation of NOLSW. In 1980, NOLSW affiliated with District 65 during the period in which District 65 itself affiliated with the UAW. When District 65 collapsed in the mid-1990s, NOLSW became UAW Local 2320.

Today, LSSA's 270 members make it the largest unit in NOLSW. Not surprisingly, given its membership of employees in legal services organizations, LSSA is a highly active and visible unit within both NOLSW and the UAW.


This collection is unprocessed.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the records of UAW, Local 2320, LSSA in the form of correspondence, board meeting records (including minutes), as well as negotiation, organizing, legal, financial, and general administrative files.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1973-1994, are expected to enter the public domain in 2115.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 2320 (National Organization of Legal Service Workers), Legal Services Staff Association Records; WAG 163; 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; United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 2320 (National Organization of Legal Service Workers), Legal Services Staff Association Records; WAG 163; Wayback URL; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Location of Materials

Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in repository; provenance is unknown. The accession number associated with this collection is 1950.278. was initially selected by curators and captured through the use of The California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service in 2009 as part of Labor Unions and Organizations (U.S.) Web Archive. In 2015, this website was migrated to Archive-It. 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 2019,,,, and was added to better capture the website. The accession number associated with this website is 2020.007.


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Collection processed by

Michael V. D'Ambrosio and Daniel Michelson, Jun 2011

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 16:33:33 -0400.
Using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language: Description is in English

Processing Information

In 2014, the archived website was added as a series.

Revisions to this Guide

January 2020: edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites


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Agenda and Meeting Minutes of Delegates (1975 - 1981), Membership Correspondence, Strategy Committee, Job Announcements, Legal Correspondence, Financial Statements, Organizational Materials, 1975-1985, inclusive

Box: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Field Reports, Correspondence, Publications, Union and Delegate Materials, Grievances, Handwritten Notes, Questionnaires, NLRB Files, Legal Memoranda, 1974-1986, inclusive

Box: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

LSSA Election Proceedings, Legal Files: Briefs and Memoranda, Contracts, Financial Contracts and Statistics, Reports on Financial Statements, Community Reports, 1966-1975, inclusive

Box: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Correspondence and Administrative Materials, Membership Minutes, Employee Certification, Announcements, Contract Arbitrators Aways, Contract-Challenged Employees, Panel Evidence, Legal Briefs and Memoranda, 1973-1974, inclusive

Box: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal Briefs: DC Certification LSC, Certification and Recognition Files, LSC Organization Files, Correspondence, Notes, Memorandum, Petitioner Exhibits, Salary Descriptions, 1983, inclusive

Box: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal Briefs: DC Unorg and Cert -- LSC, Trial Material, 1983, inclusive

Box: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal, Member, and Strategy Surveys, Handwritten Notes, Client Outreach, Reports, Local Newspapers for the Media Committee, Registration Forms, 1990-1991, inclusive

Box: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Budget and Financial Reports, Questionaire, Committee Reports and Materials, Contract drafts, Management Demands, Handwritten Notes, Memoranda to Staff (LSSA), Board Members Matrix, 1977-1985, inclusive

Box: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Correspondence, Strike Material, Negotiation Files, Mailing Lists, Fliers, Handwritten Notes, Budgetary Charts, 1990-1993, inclusive

Box: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

NLRB Briefs, Negotiation Materials, Contract and Questionaires, Safety and Health Reports, Salary Charts, Demonstration Files, Press Releases, Journal Advertisements, Workers' Committee, Affirmative Action Committee, 1981-1986, inclusive

Box: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Memoranda, Charts, LSC Fundraising, Applications, Reviews and Approvals, Union Notes, CALS Budget, Program Evaluations, Member Lists, MFY, Legal Services for the Elderly, Salary Reports, Questionaires, 1985-1986, inclusive

Box: 11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal Briefs, Memoranda, and Correspondence: Folger Library Material, DC Unorg, Defenders, Multi-national Monitor Press, National Law Journal, Rural Health Reports, Child Services, Organizational Directories, Publishing Information: Graphic Artists' Guild, 1984, inclusive

Box: 12 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

OR Law Suit and Appeal: Papers & Pleadings -- Multi-organizational, Affidavits, Miscellaneous Research, Union Files, Portland Papers, 1985-1990, inclusive

Box: 13 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

LSSA Negotiations, Draft of Demands, Summary of Demands, Contract Costs, Letter and Leaflets, Childcare Files, Handwritten Notes, Artwork, VDT Information, Legal Correspondence and Reports, 1988, inclusive

Box: 14 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Coalitional and Organization Memoranda, Handwritten Notes and Letters, Special Reports and Mailings, Newsletters, Correspondence, Materials Related to Procedural Policy and Jt. Union Effort for Legal Services, Wharton Papers, Save Legal Services Files, LSC Brief, 1981-1985, inclusive

Box: 15 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Newsletters, Handwritten Notes, Committee Files, Correspondence and Published Messages, Solidarity Organizations -- Letters and Donors, Demonstration Files, Affiliation Materials, Bronx Legal Services, Insurance Reports, LSC Resolutions, Funding Materials, Individual Files, Program Checklists, 1979-1982, inclusive

Box: 16 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Correspondence, Handwritten Notes, Questionaires, Reports: Salary for Legal Workers, Membership, Executive Counsel Summaries, Project Directors--Bronx, Certification Litigation, LSSA Delegation and Meeting Minutes, Executive Committee Agenda, Demonstration Files and Organization, Certification - Litigation Notes, 1973-1977, inclusive

Box: 17 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Correspondence, Memoranda, Collective Bargaining Agreements, LSSA Job Openings, Labor Bibliography, LSC Regulations, Personnel Action Forms, Reorgranization and Transition Offices, Budgetary Paperwork, 1988-1992, inclusive

Box: 18 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

LSSA Negotiation Files, Correspondence, Support Staff Resolutions, Contact Information for Elected Officials, Memoranda, Reports, Overviews for Legal Services, Phone Trees, Handwritten Notes, Charts, 1990-1991, inclusive

Box: 19 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Memoranda, Letters to the Public, Correspondence, Salary Comparison Charts, CBA -- Committee Files, Publicity and Newspaper Files, Political Correspondence, Support Data, Strike Files -- Manual, Data, and Background -- Labor Outreach, Ethics Committee, Strike Funds, Labor Newspapers, Press, Radio and Contacts, Statements of Support from Politicians,, 1979, inclusive

Box: 20 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Loan Reports, Legal Correspondence, NAPIL Materials, Student Loan Forgiveness, LSC Appropriations, OH (Unorg) Pro Seniors, National Youth Law Services, Finance and Deficit Reduction, Reports, Charts, and Notes, National Organization of Legal Service Workers -- Folder with Component Paperwork, Convention Organizing, 1990-1992, inclusive

Box: 21 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

National Lawyer's Guild Fax and Materials, Mailing, Phone Calls, BETI, Bargaining, Insurance Information, Staff Notes (Handwritten), Immigration Project, State Files, 1990-1991, inclusive

Box: 22 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Strikes, Mailing Lists, Phone Trees, Legal Correspondence, Handwritten Notes, Reports, Leaflets, 1991, inclusive

Box: 23 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Insurance Files -- Theft, Liability, LSSA Material -- Job Announcements, Credit Union Deposits, Budget Crisis, CALS Board Minutes, Board of Directors Matrix, CALS Training Announcements, Affiliation Recognition, Conventions, Committees, Staff Meeting Minutes, CALS Restructuring, 1978-1985, inclusive

Box: 24 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Organizing Drive, Il, Gd, DC, GHA -- Binder: Group Health Association Personnel Policies, 1979-1984, inclusive

Box: 25 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Tribunals: Individual Files, Exhibits, Union, Union Hearings, Membership List, SCAB Hearings, Finds, LSSA Correspondence, Hearing Proceedings, 1979, inclusive

Box: 26 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Dorkin Files: Union Activity, Job Announcements, Salaries, Correspondence, Demands and Offers, Action Plans, Budgetary Files, Handwritten Notes, 1980-1986, inclusive

Box: 27 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

CSDF Files, Budget Projections, CALS Restructuring, Support Centers, CALS Support, Bronx Evaluation, Caseload States by Project, Committee Files, Contract Questionaires, Negotiation Notes, 1981-1986, inclusive

Box: 28 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

PRS Northwest Mississippi, NMRLS United League Tour, Leaflets and Literature, Flyers, Press, Newspaper Clippings and Newsletters, Handwritten Notes, Correspondence, Miscellaneous and Support Files, 1978-1979, inclusive

Box: 29 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Lawsuit and LSC Personnel Files, Grant Conditions, Houseman Materials, Refunding Application, Labor Law Preemption, Affidavits & Exhibits Union, LSC Materials, 1990, inclusive

Box: 30 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

CALS Restructuring Files, Questionaires, CALS Board and Budget Meetings, Resolution Management, Manhattan Legal Services, Funding and Trust Fund Files, Contract Votes, Membership Meetings, and Fact Sheets, Correspondence and Program Committee, 1982-1984, inclusive

Box: 31 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal Transcripts: Community Action for Legal Services Employer and Legal Services Staff Association, 1984-1985, inclusive

Box: 32 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Agenda and Meeting Minutes: 1980 - 1981, Correspondence, Handwritten Notes, Filings, Membership Mailings, Newsletters and old copies of LSSA News, Directories, Member Addresses, Benefits, Insurance, and Legal Services Files, Graphics and Logos, 1977-1985, inclusive

Box: 33 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Minutes from the Board of Directors Meeting, Legal Transcripts: Community Action for Legal Services Inc. and Legal Services Staff Association; National Organization of Legal Service Workers, et. al., 1981-1986, inclusive

Box: 34 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Negotiation Materials and Demands, LSSA NLRB Changes, Contract Demands, Contract Drafts across different Stages, Correspondence, Settlement and Settlement Changes, Demand Withdrawals, CBA Files, LSSA Meetings and Demands, LSSA Unit Clarification Petition, 1976-1979, inclusive

Box: 35 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Transcripts of Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors Meeting, Audit and Accumulation Meeting Transcripts, Financial Statements, Memoranda, 1983-1986, inclusive

Box: 36 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Individual Files and Project Development for Legal Services, Political Acciont Questionaires, Pension Plans, VDT Clippings, Correspondence, Action Press, Scientific Literature on Asbestos, Delegates Mailings, Dues Referendum, Announcements, Fliers and Leaflets, Meeting Notices, Betterment Fees, Salary Materials, CALS Management Evaluation, 1987-1992, inclusive

Box: 37 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

LSC Board Meetings (1987 & 1988), Board of Directors Operation and Regulation Meetings, Memoranda and Reports, Agendas, Handwritten Notes, Correspondence, Mailing Lists, 1987-1990, inclusive

Box: 38 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Public Defender Conference Materials, Defenders Incorporated, Notes, Documents, Mailings, Literature, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, 1978-1984, inclusive

Box: 39 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Organization Files: CALS Restructuring Proposal, Budgetary Materials, South African Conference, Board Composition of CALS, Audit Files, Bugets, Community Board Meeting Files and Correspondence, Allocations, New Member Materials, LSSA Holiday Party Materials, Retrenchment, Training, Post-Office Material, Temporary Employee Files, Leaftlets, Handwritten Notes, Newsletters, 1981-1984, inclusive

Box: 40 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Newsletters: Prints, Drafts, and Notes, Parties and Events, Picnics, Outings, Holidays, Legal Analysis, Payroll changes and administration, Retroactive Pay, Staff Development, Dues, Education Fund, 1979-1986, inclusive

Box: 41 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Organizing Drive Materials, LSE Individual Employee Fines, Testimonies, Bookeeping, Correspondence, Finance, Grievances, NY (Unorg), NOWLDEF, Statements and Reports, Newspaper Clippings, Fliers, Pamphlets, Individual Files, Handwritten Notes, 1980-1983, inclusive

Box: 42 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Personnel Files, Individual Correspondence, Overtime Grievances, Asbestos Litigation, CALS files, Notes, Mailings, Paralegal Studies, 1981-1990, inclusive

Box: 43 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Disbursements, Hardship Fund Requests, Correspondence, Handwritten Notes, Checks and Account Payments, Picket Cards, Joint Contracts, Expenses, Handwritten Notes,, 1990, inclusive

Box: 44 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Meeting Minutes and Staff Administration Contracts, Briefs and Audits, CCR Staff Meeting Minutes, Personnel Committee Files, CCR Board Meeting Files, Salary Committee Files, Legal Correspondence, Pamphlets, and Dockets, 1992-1994, inclusive

Box: 45 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal Transcripts, Respondent-Employer's Post-Hearing Brief: Communit Action for Legal Services, Inc. and Legal Services Staff Association District 65, United Auto Workers,, 1984, inclusive

Box: 46 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

State Legal Workers and TLSU Files, Expenses Reimbursement, Correspondences, Briefs and Legal Motions, Memoranda, Budget, 1986-1989, inclusive

Box: 47 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

CALS Board Minutes, Budget Modifications, Fundraising Attempts and Labor Negotiations, Dues and Dues check-off, Correspondence-General, Fundraising, Political Activity Rules and Regulations, NLADA, Contract Articles in LSC, Evaluations, CALS Financial Statements and Records, Board Minutes, 1975-1976, inclusive

Box: 48 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Handwritten Notes, Correspondence, Union - LSSA Delegates and Executive Board, History, Firings, Delagates Training, Officers, Executive Council Minutes, CALS Regional Evalution, Support Files, Funding by City Counsel, CALS Executive Council Minutes, Log Sheets, Fundraising, CALS Restructuring, Pamphlets, Leaflets, and Newsletters, Reports and Memoranda, 1981-1986, inclusive

Box: 49 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Archived Website


1 websites in one archived website.

Scope and Content Note

The National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW), UAW Local 2320, represents the majority of those who work in federally-funded legal services programs across the United States. The local also represents workers in other types of law offices, various human services programs and other agencies. The website includes news listings, strike listings, meeting information, gallery of images, office locations, lists of union officers, and other information.


New site crawls are accrued semiannually.


Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of,,,, and in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at

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