Memphis AFSCME Local 1733


AFSCME Wins in Memphis (April, 1968)

City Capitulates After King Death

The Public Employee, April 1968


[Note: In 1968, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees was abbreviated SCME rather than AFSCME as it is today.]

A victory over the reactionary city administration of Memphis was scored here by Local 1733, SCME.

The administration, led by Mayor Henry Loeb, capitulated, ending a 65-day strike that began February 12.

Union recognition, dues deduction, wage increases, a four-step grievance procedure ending in arbitration, and end to racial discrimination in promotions and job assignments and other notable gains were achieved for the 1,300 members of Local 1733.

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