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Records relating to labor history and interrelated civil rights and social justice programs, compiled for the 2018 Pacific Northwest Labor History Regional Records Survey conducted by the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington University Libraries.

Note: This topical summary identifies series in the King County Archives collection based on current record descriptions and is not a comprehensive inventory. Compiled in July, 2018, recent accessions may not be reflected.  

Record group (agency) Series title Approximate dates relevant to labor and civil rights Extent relevant (approximate) Details on relation to labor and civil rights Series ID(s)
Documents Collection
Documents
Various
  Documents individually catalogued in the King County Archives include reports on equal employment, affirmative action, collective bargaining, privatization of public services, and civil rights (including the Office of Civil Rights and Compliance)
872
Department of Transportation, Road Services Division
Photograph and moving image files
1900-2015
Photos of County employees and contractors appear throughout 186 document cases and records cartons of visual materials
Photographs of County employees and contractors at work
400
King County Commissioners
Index to Commissioners' proceedings; Resolutions
1936-1969
Employment related documents appear throughout series; all resolutions comprise 150 document cases; references to labor issues in proceedings and proceedings index (339)
Commissioners consideration and action on specific hiring and appointments; salaries and wages; personnel policies; Civil Service; employee benefits; wages for union members; Civil Rights Act; collective bargaining
339, 124
Department of Public Works
Correspondence files
1937-1940
2 folders
Publications and correspondence relating to Civil Service
32
King County Employee Association
Administrative and program files
1950-1987
2 records cartons and 2 document cases
Civil Service, personnel system, insurance, work hours, benefits
1052
Department of Human Resources, Cooperative Extension Program
Annual Reports
1956-1988
1 carton
Includes workforce training relating to agriculture, forestry and land management
419
Department of the Executive, Personnel Division
Civil Service Commission appeals and record review files
1965-1985
5 records cartons
Classification and wages
372
Freeholders; Charter Review Commission
Minutes and subject files; working files; charter review files
1967-2008
21 document cases
Records of Freeholders and later Charter Review Commissions tasked with reviewing King County's Home Rule Charter, establishing personnel system and County organizational structure
270, 282, 455, 1446, 1794
Department of the Executive, Personnel Division
Personnel Board appeals and grievances
1968-1986
4 records cartons
  371
Department of Executive Administration, Records and Elections Division: Recorder
Executive orders, policies and directives
1969-1979
  Individual orders relating to Civil Service, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Affirmative Action
1372
King County Council
Ordinances and Motions
1969-2014
  Approval of collective bargaining and other labor agreements; personnel policies; County organizational structure, approval of classification and pay; Civil Service Commission appointments; Civil Rights Commission appointments; employment programs (workforce initiative, training in trades); labor summit minutes; Women's Advisory Board appointments; specific policies relating to regional workforce, migrant worker housing
305, 306
Department of the Executive, Personnel Division
Job classification and pay scales
1970-1985
2 records cartons
Classification and wages
373
Department of the Executive, Personnel Division
Exam history files
1971-1987
5 records cartons
  370
Department of Public Safety
Issue Files
1972-1987
Approximately 50 folders within series
 Issue files addressing Affirmative Action, Civil Service, and unions; Civil Service Commission agendas and minutes
314
Department of Public Works, Office of the Director
Administrative files
1972-1994
1 volume
Minority and women's business participation and affirmative action for employment / construction contracts
405
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
Director's issue files
1974-1975
1 folder
County personnel employee grouping and affirmative action
9
Department of Human Resources, Women's Program
Coordinator files
1975-1985
4 records cartons
Women's program, workforce development
1903
 Private Industry Council
Correspondence
1976-1982
3 folders
Affirmative Action; PIC-5 Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council general documents
359
Department of Human Resources, Community Services Division
Contracts
1976-1988
5 records cartons
Women's program, workforce development
546
Department of Human Resources, Women's Program
Contract service files
1976-1988
5 records cartons
Women's program, workforce development
1905
Department of Human Resources, Community Services Division
Subject files
 ca. 1976-1988
 7 records cartons
Women's program, workforce development
549
Department of Human Resources, Community Services Division
Contract agency case files
 ca. 1976-1988
4 records cartons
Women's program, workforce development
 
507

Department of Human Resources, Community Services Division
Issue files
ca. 1976-1988
2 records cartons
Women's program, workforce development
 508
Department of Executive Administration, Office of the Director
Administrative working files
1977-1983
 1 carton
Affirmative Action, Women's Program, Civil Service Commission
 942
Department of Human Resources, Community Services Division
Women's Advisory Board minutes and agendas
1977-1985
2 records cartons
Women's program, workforce development
 545
Department of Human Resources, Women's Program
Coordinator files
1977-1986
3 records cartons
Women's program, workforce development
1901
Department of Stadium Administration
Kingdome administrative files
1977-1999
1 carton
Civil rights compliance annual reports
1176
Department of Executive Services, Human Resources Division: Office of Civil Rights: Civil Rights Commission
Commission and committee files
1977-2005
2 records cartons
  1588
Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division
Issue files
1978-1982
2 folders
Affirmative Action
317
Department of the Executive, Personnel Division
Law enforcement hiring standards development project
1978-1984
1 carton
  374
Department of Human Resources, Women's Program
Women's Advisory Board files

 

1978-1986


2 records cartons
Women's program, workforce development
1890
Department of Executive Administration, Affirmative Action Program
Committee files
1978-1990
  Affirmative Action
816
Department of Planning and Community Development
Issue files
1979-1983
5 folders
Issue files addressing Affirmative Action
295
Department of Human Resources, Women's Program
Annual reports
1979-1984
Half document case
Women's program, workforce development
1633
Department of Human Resources
Annual Reports
1979-1984
1 carton
  1633
Office of Human Resources Management, Labor Relations Division
Arbitration files
1979-1988
5 records cartons
  624
Department of Public Safety
King County police officer recruiting reports
 1979-1995
1 document case
Affirmative action, recruitment of women and minorities
1762
Department of Human Resources, Community Services Division
Advisory Board files
ca. 1980-1989
1 carton
  505
Office of Human Resources Management, Labor Relations Division
Labor negotiation files
1980-1999
26 records cartons
  623
Department of Transportation, Road Services Division
Photograph and moving image files
1980-2001
About 10 photographs
Photographs for Women in Trades program depicting King County employees in traditionally male jobs
400
Prosecuting Attorney, Civil Division
Hammer, et al. vs King County litigation files
1980-2006
12 records cartons and 7 document cases
Records assembled in response to the class action brought by Calvin Hammer, Edward Boekel, Wilborn K. Stevens, and Melton Atkins, representing a class of King County jail inmates; and Mike Meyers, Chris Womack, Jim Hatfield, and Richard Miller, representing a class of King County correctional jail officers; who had legal representation from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Safety Employees Union Local 519, respectively
1768
Department of Public Works, Office of the Director
Subject and complaint files
1981-1983
1 folder
Local 17
 489
County Executive: Tim Hill
Agency files
1982-1993
Records throughout series of 149 records cartons
Executive Tim Hill's records address labor relations, civil rights, employment of the disabled, the merger of King County government with the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (METRO), Affirmative Action, and other topics
1470
 Private Industry Council
Minutes
1983-1986
4 folders
Affirmative Action
361
Office of Human Resources Management, Labor Relations Division
Labor negotiation files: Local 17
1983-1988
1 carton
  843
Department of Public Works, Office of the Director
Subject files
1984-1987
Approximately 13 folders
Local 17, Local 174, Local 77, Local 298, Local 302, Local 882, salary survey, union information, women in trades, Affirmative Action
401
Department of the Executive, Personnel Division
1986 Comparable Worth study
1986
36 records cartons
Classification and wages
369
Office of Financial Management: Budget Division
Issue files
1987-1988
7 folders
Affirmative Action; Issue files: collective bargaining
356
 Department of Executive Administration, Office of Civil Rights and Compliance
 Affirmative Action Availability Analysis
 1987-1989
 3 records cartons
 Quarterly reports from the OCRC
 542
Office of Human Resources Management, Labor Relations Division
Labor negotiation files: Local 519
1988
4 records cartons
  845
Department of Executive Services, Human Resources Division
Affirmative Action reports
1988-1994
1 carton
  1902
Department of Executive Services, Human Resources Division: Office of Civil Rights
Project files
1988-2011
3 records cartons
  1584
Department of the Executive, Personnel Division, Safety and Workers Compensation
Administrative working files
1990
1 carton
  688
Office of Human Resources Management, Labor Relations Division
Labor negotiation files: Local 77
1990-1992
1 carton
  844
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, Office of the Director / David Lurie
Administrative files
1991-1992
2 folders
Affirmative Action and PER 20 Union negotiations Washington State Nurses Association
444
Department of Natural Resources, Director
Labor negotiation files
1991-1995
6 records cartons
  880
Department of Executive Services, Human Resources Division: Office of the Director
Committee files
1991-1999
1 carton
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action] Advisory Committee and Civil Rights Commission files
1752
County Executive: Gary Locke: King County-Metro Consolidation Transition Office
King County-Metro Consolidation Transition Office committee files
1992-1996
4 records cartons
The Consolidation Transition Office (CTO) provided coordination of committees relating to the merger of King County government and the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (METRO). Membership in the committees was drawn from elected officials, agency directors, human relations personnel, employee representatives, labor organizations, and the general public
1898
Department of Executive Administration, Office of the Director
Project files: Office of Civil Rights Compliance
1993
1 carton
Civil Rights
945
County Executive: Gary Locke Deputy County Executive Consolidation Office files 1993-1996 15 records cartons Ordinances, correspondence, reports, and other records, dated between 1993-1996, that detail the consolidation process of the King County and Metro governments 1211
County Executive: Gary Locke Policy staff subject files; agency files 1993-1996 50 records cartons Included in Gary Locke's files are records related to the Affirmative Action Committee, the Office of Civil Rights and Compliance, Human Resources Diversity Management, regional housing issues, and the Teamsters 1880, 1607, 1875
King County Council: Larry Gossett
Constituent Communications, Administrative working files
1993-
Administrative working files comprise 28 record records cartons; constituent communications are 10 records cartons unprocessed.
During his years on the King County Council since 1993, Councilmember Gossett has addressed issues relating to social justice, equity, and civil rights in the region. His campaign to change the King County logo to the likeness of Martin Luther King, Jr. was supported by labor
1750, 555
Department of Executive Services, Records and Licensing Services Division: Archives and Records Management Section
Department policies, procedures, guidelines and standards
 1994-2001
  Individual policies relating to union members
1383
Department of Community and Human Services, Community Services Division

King County Dislocated Worker Program files

1994-2004

2 records cartons and 2 document cases

Workforce development

1632


Department of Natural Resources and Parks: Recreation, Aquatics and Fairgrounds Division / Interpretive program
Cultural history project
1995
1 document case
 Oral history interviews conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Mines with six individuals from the Coal Creek-Newcastle area whose experiences represent the mining and ethnic (Finnish and African American) history of the Newcastle area
472
Office of Human Resources Management, Diversity Management Division
Affirmative Action Plan; Vietnam era veterans survey
1998-2001
2 records cartons
  921
Office of Human Resources Management, Diversity Management Division
Minutes and agendas
1999-2000
2 records cartons
  920
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
Director's files
2000-2003
1 carton
Budget preparation files, classification / compensation project files
531
Department of Executive Services, Human Resources Division: Office of the Director
Project files
 2002-2005
 3 records cartons
Projects include class compensation management compensation study
 1573
Department of Executive Services, Human Resources Division: Office of Civil Rights
Fair housing and equal employment opportunity complaint files
 2002-2009
 2 records cartons
   1860
Department of Executive Services, Human Resources Division: Office of Civil Rights
Fair housing test surveys
 2002-2008
 2 records cartons
   1860
Department of Executive Administration, of Records and Elections Division: Recorder

Initiative 18 petitions

2003

1 carton

Citizen petitions submitted for 2004 Initiative 18 to amend the King County Charter to reduce the number of Council districts and Councilmembers from 13 to nine, sponsored by the King County Corrections Guild, representing King County jail guards, who hired Tim Eyman as a consultant

1908

King County Council: Julia Patterson
Metro contract (Amalgamated Transit Union)
2008
1 folder
  1755.2.14

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