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Los Angeles J. P. Stevens Boycott Committee 1975-1980
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Series 1. Boycott Committee, 1975-1980

Physical Description: 36 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence/memos, press information, leaflets, outlines of J.P. Stevens' labor violation history and summaries of current and planned activities, actions and events prepared by committee staff and clippings, articles and newsletters collected from a variety of sources. One of the signatories of the Statements of Support (1/13) is Cesar Chavez, President of the United Farm Workers Union of America.
Box-folder 1/1

Guide for Local J.P. Stevens Consumer Boycott Committees, ACTWU, circa , 1975

Box-folder 1/2

Boycott issues, 1977-1980

Box-folder 1/3-1/4

Press kits [2 folders], n.d.

Box-folder 1/5

Committee, 1976-1979

Box-folder 1/6

Leaflets, n.d.

Box-folder 1/7

Corporate Campaigns - Stanford University, 1978-1979

Box-folder 1/8

Corporate Campaigns - Linda Paquette, Roy Rogers, Sperry Corporation, 1977-1980

Box-folder 1/9

Hotel Strategy, 1977-1979

Box-folder 1/10

Fundraiser Norma Rae/Crystal Lee, May 16, 1980

Box-folder 1/11

Fundraiser - Norma Rae/Crystal Lee (RSVP returned/declined), March, 1980

Box-folder 1/12

Southern Strategy, 1976-1979

Box-folder 1/13

Statements of Support, signed by union members, 1977-1978

Box-folder 1/14

Summary: "#1 Corporate Criminal", 21 pages, n.d.

Box-folder 1/15

Union Statistics, 1976-1977

Box-folder 1/16

Labor Law Reform - articles, clippings, 1977-1978

Box-folder 2/1

Labor Law Reform - articles, clippings, n.d.

Box-folder 2/2

Case Study: "Unionization of the Textile Industry", Heritage Foundation, incl. two critiques, 1977

Box-folder 2/3

McNeil/Lehrer Report: Transcripts of programs: "J.P. Stevens" (December 22, 1976); "Labor & Protectivism" (April 3, 1977), 1976-1977

Box-folder 2/4

Right To Work - articles, clippings, newsletter, 1974-1980

Box-folder 10/1

Contact Lists, 1978-1980

Box-folder 10/2

Rally, February 7, 1978

Box-folder 10/3

Corporate Campaign (Ray Rogers/ACTWU), 1977-1979

Box-folder 10/4

General Information: articles, newspaper clippings, n.d., 1977-1978

Box-folder 10/5

General Information: articles, newspaper clippings, 1979-1980

Box-folder 10/6

Boycott support - nationwide, 1978-1979

Box-folder 10/7

J.P. Stevens Boycott News (Linda Paquette), 1977-1979

Box-folder 10/8

Contributions, March 1980

Box-folder 10/9

Legal: Summary of Recent Major Decisions, Pending Lawsuits, Unfair Labor Practices Proceedings, EEOC and Title VII Cases, incl. J.P. Stevens, Inc. vs. Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, GA and ACTWU, July 1978

Box-folder 10/10-10/11

Norma Rae/Crystal Lee - Clippings, 1979-1980, n.d.

Box-folder 10/12

Conduct of Consumer Boycott, n.d.

Box-folder 10/13

Organizing Instructions, 1977

Box-folder 10/14

Final Update & Report (Linda Paquette), September 20, 1977

Box-folder 10/15

Song: "J.P.Stevens/At The Mill" (lyrics and score), 1977

Box-folder 10/16

Corporate Crimes Comic, No. 2, 1978

 

Series 2. Government, 1977-1980

Physical Description: 20 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of transcripts and supporting documents of city, county and state legal cases.
Box-folder 2/5

Los Angeles City Council Board of Public Works Hearings: Documentation Nos. 1-17, June 26, 1979

Box-folder 2/6

Los Angeles City Council Board of Public Works Hearings: Press clippings, June 26, 1979

Box-folder 2/7

Los Angeles City Council Board of Public Works: Hearings: List of witnesses, June 26, 1979

Box-folder 2/8

Los Angeles City Council Board of Public Works: Hearings: Gloria Jacobs (witness), June 26, 1979

Box-folder 2/9

Los Angeles City Council Board of Public Works: Hearings: Requests for support, June 26, 1979

Box-folder 2/10

Los Angeles City Council Board of Public Works: Hearings: Rally, June 26, 1979

Box-folder 2/11

Los Angeles City Council Board of Public Works: Hearings: Media coverage, June 26, 1979

Box-folder 2/12

Los Angeles City Council Board of Public Works: Hearings: 'Thank You' telegrams (ACTWU), June 26, 1979

Box-folder 2/13

Los Angeles City Council Board of Public Works: Hearings: Findings, June 26, 1979

Box-folder 2/14

Los Angeles County Supervisors: Purchase of JPS products, 1979

Box-folder 2/15

Los Angeles County Supervisors: Requests for purchase quotations, 1977-1979

Box-folder 2/16

Los Angeles County Supervisors: Michael Linfield: Summary of Investigation, October, 1979

Box-folder 2/17

State Of California: Boycott support, 1979

Box-folder 2/18

State Of California: State purchases, 1977-1978

Box-folder 2/19

State Of California: Legislative SCR-37, 1979

Box-folder 2/20

Summary of Government actions against J.P. Stevens, 1977-1980

Box-folder 9/1

Los Angeles City Council, Action & Resolutions: Documents/Exhibits A1-D9, September 19, 1978

Box-folder 9/2

Los Angeles City Council, Action & Resolutions: Documents/Exhibits D10, September 19, 1978

Box-folder 9/3

Los Angeles City Council, Action & Resolutions: Documents/Exhibits E-I, September 19, 1978

Box-folder 9/4

Los Angeles City Council, Action & Resolutions: Documents/Exhibits J-Q, September 19, 1978

 

Series 3. J. P. Stevens & Co., Inc., 1972-1980

Physical Description: 15 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes materials issued by the company and clippings and other documents pertaining to the company's business and activities and its response to the boycott.
Box-folder 2/21

"Straightening Things Out", by James D. Finley, Chairman & CEO, 20 pages, 1977

Box-folder 2/22

History of Labor Law Violations, reports, 1977-1979

Box-folder 2/23

Labor Law Violations - Tifton Plant, clippings, September, 1977

Box-folder 2/24

Letter to Customer (sample), September, 1977

Box-folder 2/25

Annual Meeting of Stockholders-Proxy Statement, July 29, 1980

Box-folder 3/1

Company Statements and Responses, 1977-1979

Box-folder 3/2

Educational Committee, 1977

Box-folder 3/3

Health & Safety, 1978-1980

Box-folder 3/4

Financial Information, 1977-1980

Box-folder 3/5

Textile Plants & Warehouses, n.d.

Box-folder 3/6

Trade Names, 1978-1980

Box-folder 3/7

Worker & Work Conditions, 1972, 1977-1979

Box-folder 9/5

Discrimination: EEO Employment Analysis Reports, 1972-1975

Box-folder 9/6

J.P. Stevens & Co., Inc. and ACTWU before the National Labor Relations Boards, several cases, 1976-1977

Box-folder 9/7

Debate with Workers, July & November 1977

 

Series 4. ACTWU, 1972-1980

Physical Description: 34 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series brings together materials that relate specifically to ACTWU, including transcripts of lawsuits, clippings with information reporting on local incidences involving the union, and newsletters the union published during the boycott years.
Box-folder 3/8

Anti-trust lawsuit: ACTWU vs. J.P. Stevens & Co., Inc., transcript, November 1977

Box-folder 3/9

J.P. Stevens & Co. and ACTWU before the National Labor Relations Board: transcript JD-176-78, March 1979

Box-folder 3/10

ACTWU vs. Milledgeville, GA: transcripts of Depositions, Affidavit, Proceedings, Civil Action # 79-90-MAC, April-May 1979

Box-folder 3/11

Milledgeville, GA, clippings, 1979

Box-folder 3/12

Media Press Kit and Fact Sheet, 1979

Box-folder 3/13

Questions & Answers for the Union, 23 pages, 1978

Box-folder 3/14

ACTWU/NLRB - Labor Law Violations against J.P. Stevens & Co., 1978

Box-folder 3/15

Labor Law Violations - clippings, 1972, 1977-1980

Box-folder 3/16

Boycott related pamphlets, n.d.

Box-folder 4/1

Rally: Justice for JPS Workers Day, Los Angeles, November 30, 1978

Box-folder 4/2

Roanoke Rapids Negotiations, 1977-1979

Box-folder 4/3

A Report from JPS Workers and the ACTWU: "Your Best Protection on the Union Contract", n.d.

Box-folder 4/4

Organizing at JP Stevens - clippings and memos, 1976-1980

Box-folder 4/5

J.P. Stevens Boycott - national staff, 1978-1980, n.d.

Box-folder 4/6

Run Away Shop, clipping, 1978

Box-folder 4/7

Dinah Shore - advertising on behalf of J.P. Stevens, 1977-1980

Box-folder 4/8

Suzanne Pleshette - advertising on behalf of J.P. Stevens, 1979

Box-folder 4/9

Southern California Joint Board - Minutes, May 13, 1980

Box-folder 4/10

Textile Mills - articles, 1977-1980

Box-folder 4/11

Telegrams re settlement, October 1980

Box-folder 4/12

Newsletter: Freedom & Justice for JP Stevens Workers - Fact Sheets, JPS 1-8, JPS 1A-8A, n.d.

Box-folder 4/13

Newsletter: ACTWU News, June 1977-September 1980

Box-folder 4/14

Newsletter: Social Justice, Nos. 1-11, 13-30, 1977-1980

Box-folder 4/15

Newsletter: Southern California Social Justice, J.P. Steven's Boycott News, Vol. 1, no.1, Vol. 2, no. 2, Summer 1977, n.d.

Box-folder 4/16

Newsletter: Stevens Campaign News Service, (incl. Eyewitness Report by Jane Fonda), 1978-1979

Box-folder 4/17

Newsletter: Stevens Organizer/Worker, Vol. 1, nos. 1,2,4-8, Vol. 2, no. 1, 1978, March 1979

Box-folder 4/18

Newsletter: RUB Sheet (Report on Union Busters), Nos. 5,8,12-14,17, June 1979-June 1980

Box-folder 4/19

Newsletter: Labor Law Reform, Vol. 1, no. 19, Vol. 2, nos. 1,10,13,16,18,19,28. Incl. Special Reports, December 1977, January-August 1978

Box-folder 4/20

ACTWU - Milwaukee, 1977

Box-folder 9/8

Rally: Justice for J.P. Stevens Workers Day: Plan for cities throughout the country, November 30, 1978

Box-folder 9/9

Agreement between the "Four" (Federation of Union Representatives) and ACTWU re collective bargaining, August 3, 1977

Box-folder 9/10

ACTWU vs. Robert Rice, Mayor of Milledgeville, GA, et al., July 1979

Box-folder 9/11

ACTWU Highlights - Newsletter by and for Stevens Workers Roanoke Rapids, N.C., September, December 1977

Box-folder 9/12

ACTWU certificates honoring contributions to the J.P. Steven boycott, March 16,1980

 

Series 5. Stores, 1978-1980

Physical Description: 26 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of folders for stores, mainly in the greater Los Angles area, contacted by committee staff during the boycott. Folders usually include only a few items of correspondence. For Lucky, the May Company and Robinson's, surveys of many of their stores carrying J.P. Stevens' products were conducted.
Box-folder 5/1

"Visiting Retailers: Do's and Don'ts", n.d.

Box-folder 5/2

Survey Instruction Forms, n.d.

Box-folder 5/3

Letter to Retailers, October 1980

Box-folder 5/4

Free Speech at Shopping Malls (Supreme Court of California), 1979

Box-folder 5/5

Surveys & Statistics, 1977-1980

Box-folder 5/6

Southern California Cancellation of JPS Products, n.d.

Box-folder 5/7

Akron Meeting with United Methodist Church, September 1980

Box-folder 5/8

The Akron Store, June -September 1980

Box-folder 5/9

Bamberger's (New Jersey), 1980

Box-folder 5/10

Federated Stores, 1979

Box-folder 5/11

Henshey's Department Store, 1978, n.d.

Box-folder 5/12

J.M. McDonalds, n.d.

Box-folder 5/13

Lucky (surveys), 1978-1979

Box-folder 5/14

Macy's, 1980

Box-folder 5/15

Marshall's and Bloomingdales, 1979

Box-folder 5/16

May Company (surveys), 1979-1980

Box-folder 5/17

Montgomery Ward, 1978

Box-folder 5/18

NAHAS Enterprise, 1978

Box-folder 5/19

PX's (military), 1977-1978, n.d.

Box-folder 5/20

J.C. Penny Co., Inc., 1980

Box-folder 5/21

Robinson's (surveys), 1979-1980

Box-folder 5/22

Robinson's (pledge cards & thank you letters), n.d.

Box-folder 5/23

Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1978-1979

Box-folder 5/24

Standard Brands, 1979

Box-folder 5/25

Thrifty Drug Stores Co., Inc., 1978-1979

Box-folder 5/26

Woolworth, 1978-1980

 

Series 6. Organizations (incl Unions), 1976-1980

Physical Description: 40 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the organizations and unions contacted by the committee to lend support during the boycott. Folders generally include a few items of correspondence, clippings or a brochure or newsletter.
Box-folder 5/27

ACLU, 1977, 1980

Box-folder 5/28

California Young Democrats, 1976

Box-folder 5/29

Federated Fire Fighters of California, 1978

Box-folder 5/30

International Support, 1977-1978

Box-folder 5/31

International Women's Year Conference, Los Angeles, June 1977

Box-folder 5/32

Lesbian News, February 1980

Box-folder 5/33

NAACP, n.d.

Box-folder 5/34

National Lawyers Guild, 1978-1980, n.d

Box-folder 6/1

National Women's Committee to Support J.P. Stevens Workers, 1980

Box-folder 6/2

National Women's Political Caucus, 1977-1978

Box-folder 6/3

NOW, 1977, 1980, n.d.

Box-folder 6/4

Nuclear Power, 1980, n.d.

Box-folder 6/5

Pasadena Contacts, 1979, n.d.

Box-folder 6/6

San Diego Supporters, 1977-1978

Box-folder 6/7

Charles Schultz, 1978-1979

Box-folder 6/8

Senior Citizens, 1978, n.d.

Box-folder 6/9

Student Activities - Campus Support, 1977-1979

Box-folder 6/10

Southerners for Economic Freedom, 1977

Box-folder 6/11

United Auto Workers, 1977-1978

Box-folder 6/12

UAW: Voting Analysis of the 95th Congress, 1977/1978

Box-folder 6/13

United Farm Workers, 1978-1979

Box-folder 6/14

Teamsters, 1978

Box-folder 6/15

Union Label & Service Trades Department, incl. newsletter Labeletter, 1977-1978

Box-folder 6/16

Ventura County Board of Supervisors, 1979

Box-folder 6/17

WLPA (Western Labor Press Associates) membership list, 1978-1980

Box-folder 6/18

Women for Legislative Action, newsletter, November 1977

Box-folder 6/19

Women's Information Network, 1978

Box-folder 6/20

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - resolution, 1977

Box-folder 6/21

ERA Working Committees - mailing list, n.d.

Box-folder 6/22

YMCA Communications Network, n.d

Box-folder 6/23

Digest, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, December 1979, February 1980

Box-folder 6/24

Long Beach Citizen News, May 1979

Box-folder 6/25

Sustenance - The Action Center, Vol. 4, no. 1, September 1977

Box-folder 6/26

The Catholic Agitator, September 1977

Box-folder 6/27

Nation's Labor, J.S.V. Corporation Newsletter, Vol. 8, no. 1, January 1978

Box-folder 6/28

Greater Seattle Women's Support Committee, 1979

Box-folder 6/29

Communications Workers of America,Vol. 3, no. 10, Oct./Nov. 1979

Box-folder 9/13

Texas Farm Workers' Union, Human Rights March, incl. brochures, September 1977

Box-folder 9/14

Retail Clerks Union News, (Local 1442), May 1978

Box-folder 9/15

Screen Actors' Guild - newspaper ad (mounted on cardboard), n.d.

 

Series 7. Religious Organizations 1976-1980

Physical Description: 21 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes statements of support, brochures, clippings, and some correspondence with leaders of religious organizations the committee staff contacted to solicit support during the boycott. Of particular interest is material in folder 6/33 (Catholics - National) that documents the involvement of Rev. Patrick J. Sullivan, ACTWU Catholic Liaison and Sister Jeannine Maynard, ACTWU, Women's Liaison.
Box-folder 6/30

Contact list for Catholic, Protestant, Jewish organizations re telegram to Robinson's department store, May 6, 1979

Box-folder 6/31

Black Methodists for Church Renewal (Eugene S. Pritchett), 1977-1978, n.d.

Box-folder 6/32

Baptist Church, 1977, n.d.

Box-folder 6/33

Catholics - National, 1976-1980, n.d.

Box-folder 6/34

Catholics - Los Angeles, 1977-1978

Box-folder 6/35

Disciples of Christ, resolution, 1977

Box-folder 6/36

Franciscan Center, 1980

Box-folder 6/37

Fuller Seminary, 1977, n.d.

Box-folder 7/1

Jewish Communities, 1977-1979

Box-folder 7/2

Los Angeles Council of Churches, 1978

Box-folder 7/3

National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A (NCCC): Fabric of Injustice: The Struggle at J.P. Stevens, 30 pages, 1978

Box-folder 7/4

National Inter-Religious Committee for Justice at J.P. Stevens (Report on Visit to Roanoke Rapids), September 9, 1980

Box-folder 7/5

Presbyterian, 1977, 1979

Box-folder 7/6

Protestant, 1976-1979

Box-folder 7/7

Southern California Council on Churches, 1976-1977

Box-folder 7/8

Southern Ministers: What is at Stake in the Stevens Union Struggle?,n.d.

Box-folder 7/9

San Diego Ecumenical Council, 1977-1978

Box-folder 7/10

Unitarian Church, 1977

Box-folder 7/11

United Methodists, incl. mailing lists, 1977-1980

Box-folder 7/12

Quakers, 1976-1977

Box-folder 7/13

Bother Lee, n.d.

 

Series 8. Photographs, n.d.

Physical Description: 35 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of photographs, including contact sheets and negatives, taken during rallies and leafleting, by Los Angeles photographer Cliff Kalick unless otherwise indicated.
Box-folder 8/1

Boycott Signs, black & white prints mounted on board (10 items), n.d.

Box-folder 8/2

Cartoons (Mel Owen?) and Ads (multiple copies, incl. negatives), n.d.

Box-folder 8/3

ACTWU Events, incl. Warren A. Hollier, President, et al. (incl. contact sheets), n.d.

Box-folder 8/4

"Campaign News" (2 prints), n.d.

Box-folder 8/5

San Diego (3 proof sheets), n.d.

Box-folder 8/6

Coors Boycott (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/7

Father Patrick Sullivan, Father Lawrence Clark, Rabbi Sidney Jacobs at the Greater L.A Press Club (incl. negative strip), n.d.

Box-folder 8/8

"Film Premier" (1 print), n.d.

Box-folder 8/9

Rep. George Danielson signing the J.P. Stevens Boycott Pledge, August 1977, with CDC members Sal Ceballos, Adel Rescili, Ray Frederika, Henrietta Anness, Sam Rescili, (photograph by Miriam Ludwig), 1977

Box-folder 8/10

Frontash Conference (George Curtin?), (incl. negative strip), n.d.

Box-folder 8/11

Hawkins (1 print), n.d.

Box-folder 8/12

Jimmy Carter Rally (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/13

Labor Day 1977 (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/14

McCarthy (?) with Danny (?), n.d.

Box-folder 8/15

Robinson's (incl. contact sheets), n.d.

Box-folder 8/16

Stevens Workers (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/17

Stevens Workers, Los Angeles (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/18

Stevens Workers, San Diego (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/19

Gov. Jerry Brown with JPS Boycott Button, incl. Linda Paquette (incl. negative), n.d.

Box-folder 8/20

Student Democratic Coalition (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/21

UMC - Akron Meeting (incl. contact sheet), n.d.

Box-folder 8/22

Union Industries Show, Los Angeles (incl. negative strips), 1978

Box-folder 8/23

WLPA Convention, n.d.

Box-folder 8/24

Hollywood Bowl leafleting (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/25

Hollywood Bowl leafleting (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/26

Rams/Oakland Game leafleting (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/27

Star Wars Leafleting (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/28

Warehouse Sale leafleting (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/29

World Series - "Burma Shave" (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/30

"Burma Shave"- telephoto (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/31

"Burma Shave"- wide angle (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/32

Dodgers # 2 - "Burma Shave" (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/33

Dodgers # 1 - "Burma Shave" (incl. negative strips), n.d.

Box-folder 8/34

Rally in Los Angeles, incl. Myrtle Cribbs, Will Geer, Ralph Waite, Rev. Edward Fleming, February 1978

Box-folder 8/35

Unidentified (1 item), n.d.