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Guide to the United Teachers Los Angeles Collection, 1962-1992
URB/UTLA  
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Description
The United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) was formed in 1970, through the merger of the Association of Classroom Teachers of Los Angeles (ACT-LA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Local 1021. At the time, UTLA was the second-largest teacher's union and the largest merged teacher's union in the nation. The collection documents the development and achievements of UTLA, and consists of five series, with the first three reflecting the activities of the pre-merger associations, LATA, LATA/ATOLA, and ACT-LA, respectively. These series include minutes from Board of Directors and Representative Council meetings, and an extensive run of issues of the Hot Line, the newsletter that all three of the associations published. The last two series deal exclusively with UTLA.
Background
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) was formed in 1970, through the merger of the Association of Classroom Teachers of Los Angeles (ACT-LA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Local 1021. At the time, UTLA was the second-largest teacher's union and largest merged teacher's union in the nation. After the new merger of UTLA and ACT-LA was ratified in February 1970, the new union was a combined NEA/CTA and AFT/CFT local. A layered leadership structure was put in place that would ensure representation of each national/state organization at the highest levels of UTLA.
Extent
11.26 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.