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Collection #76

Gay Men’s Health Crisis Unionization Records

Record:76
Date:1989 - 1996
Size:6 feet

Provenance

Scott Melvin employee of GMHC 1990 – 1995.

Scope and Content

The Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) founded in 1981 is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. These records are from Scott Melvin and other employees who were co-leaders to get the employees to vote for unionization The files represent a portion of their work, strategy notes, signed union cards, emails, press clippings, leaflets from management and the organization committee, etc.

History or Bio

Scott Melvin was employed by GMHC from approximately August 1990 until May 1995. He worked in the Group Services Department and in the Intensive Case Management Department. He was co-leader of the Unionization efforts, along with James Fielding and Carol Vizzier.The Unionization drive at GMHC began in about May 1993 for a variety of different reasons. The Unionization vote was February 4, 1994. Before Unionization efforts there was a loosely knot group call the “Staff Caucus” that met from time to time to discus employee/employee relations.

The collection contains e-mail of committee members during staff caucus and unionization drive. Also GMHC publications that were used against the union committee. Miscellaneous GMHC publications and GMHC watchdog to keep an eye on the agency’s clipping pertaining to unionization.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Strategic Plan The Next Three Years (1991, 1992), GMHC Advocacy, client services, legal services, education, volunteers, Fundrasing
2. Staff Meeting Oct 1993
3. Miscellaneous Information
4. Bronx, GMHC In the
5. Personnel Policy memos 1994
6. Substance Use Work Group Meeting 1993, 1994
7. Staff Benefits Task Force 1992
8. Management Team Meetings 1992, 1993
9. Security Incident Reports 1990, 1991
10. Security Incident Re posts 1992, 1993
11. Security Problem memos
12. Employee list & directories
13. Sexual Harassment Guidelines
14. Grievance Procedures
15. Employee Safety Group
16. Survey Staff Caucus 1993 (survey summary no date)
17. Security Task force, Staff Caucus 1993
18. Staff Caucus Correspondence
19. Staff Caucus Petitions (harassment) 1993
20. Staff Caucus Historical
21. Staff Caucus Correspondence out
22. Staff Caucus Agendas
23. Staff Caucus minutes 1989-1993
24. New Hires [News from GMHC 1993]
25. Memos to staff hirings, promotions, resignations
26. Ryan White Act
27. Ryan White Grants
28. Ryan White Reporting Forms
29. Group Attendance Records/HIV support
30. Lesbian AIDS Group events, budget
31. Client Programs, Reconfiguring 1993
32. Board of Director Resignations 1995, 1996
33. People of Color Resource Committee (POCRC)
34. Personnel Manual Guidelines
35. Flyer preparation /photos
36. Client Services Staff Meeting
37. Client Services “Managing Growth at GMHC” 1990
38. “Oral Sex and Possible HIV Transmission 1994
39. Staff Caucus Minutes 1990, 1991
40. Long Term Disability Insurance Rate for GMHC
41. Scott Melvin resignation
42. Restricted E-mail –(client names included)
43. Restricted – Document concerning Scott Melvin Grievance (client names included)
44. Restricted – GMHC “Dirt Log”
45. Security Incident Reports Restricted
46. Long Term disability Insurance Policy UNUM
47. Miscellaneous Programs, GMHC
48. “Critical Issues In GMHC and their impact on Clients” 1993
49. Budget issues 1994
50. Personnel Policies GMHC 1993
51. Resume, Brandon Berry
52. Scott Melvin E-mail Jan 1-15, 1994
53. Scott Melvin E-mail Jan 16-31, 1994
54. Scott Melvin E-mail Feb 1-15, 1994

Box 2

55. Scott Melvin E-mail Feb 16-28, 1994
56. Scott Melvin E-mail Mar 1-10, 1994
57. Scott Melvin E-mail Mar 10 – Apr 1
58. Michael Early Correspondence, 1993
59. Michael Early Correspondence, 1994
60. Scott Melvin Grievance against Michael Early 1993
61. Scott Melvin Correspondence friends
62. New York State Department of Health agreement
63. New York State Department of Health forms
64. Long Distance Calls
65. Financial Statements GMHC 1992, 1993
66. Client Services Policy and Procedures Manual
67. Patrick Giles complaint against GMHC
68. Client Satisfaction Survey GMHC
69. Jeff Richardson Resignation
70. Clippings
71. Jim Fielding Discrimination Suite 1994
72. Fraud Complaint Against GMHC/GMHC Watchdog 1993-94
73. Form 990 Schedule A GMHC Payments and Salary reports
74. IRS Form 1023 Tax Exempt Status
75. New York State Financial Report 1993
76. Scott Melvin Job Performance & reviews 1991-93
77. Chart of Accounts 1993-95
78. Administrative Highlights GMHC 1990-94
79. Breach of Confidentiality papers
80. Health Plan GMHC
81. Comprehensive Medicaid Case Management
82. Coordinators Meting Minutes & Agendas 1990-91
83. Coordinators Meeting 1992
84. Coordinators Meeting 1993

Box 3

85. Coordinators Meeting 1994
86. Client Services Accomplishments 1993
87. GMHC Organization Chart, Buddy subject
88. Clinical Services Dept. Meeting Minutes 1993
89. Clinical Services Dept. Memos 1993-94
90. Clinical Services Dept. Boat Trip 1993
91. Dyke Action Machine 1991
92. Flyers Non GMHC
93. GMHC Accomplishments
94. Statistics GMHC 1992-94
95. Group Services Staff Meeting/Roster 1993-94
96. HIV & Staff Advocacy Minutes
97. Client Advisory Board 1993
98. Team Leaders Caucus
99. Richard Horn Fund
100. Housing Feasibility Study 1993
101. HIV & the Workplace
102. E-mail & the workplace
103. ICM Survey Confidential
104. ICM Meeting Minutes & Reports
105. Intensive Case Management Policy
106. Discrimination Lawsuits Against GMHC (James Fielding, Amy Winarsky, Mark Folango, Patrick Giles, Charles Martellaro)
107. Employee Performance Evaluations
108. Creative Philanthropic Resources
109. Treatment of Female Employees GMHC
110. TB related employee information
111. National Labor Relations Board correspondence 1994-95
112. SEIU stickers (Service Employees International Union)
113. GMHC 1199 Organizing Committee news release prior to Feb. 1994 vote
114. NOTICE OF ELECTION poster & photocopy of ballot
115. Job Descriptions
116. Ernesto Hinojos information (condom distribution)
117. Volunteer Education includes a Memo to vote “NO”
118. Comparison Medical coverage AIDS organizations
119. “NOT” News from GMHC 1993
120. Support from other Unions and Organizations
121. 1199 Organization Committee Correspondence 1993-94
122. 1199 Organization Committee Notes 1993
123. National Labor Relation Board Petition 1993
124. HR Dept Employee Information
125. Management Correspondence, Misc. topics
126. Skadden Fellowship Program (law school students)
127. Management’s Beach of Confidentiality 1993
128. Staff self-determination on Union vote
129. Joint Announcement Union Election date Feb 4, 1994
130. Employee Survey Form
131. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) AIDS publication

Box 4

132. 1199 SEIU Information
133. Union Contracts non-other LGBT organization.
134. Signed Union Cards (65)
135. Legal Correspondence and Subpoenas re: union
136. Management Correspondence re: unionization drive
137. 1199 Organizing Committee agendas, minutes 1993-94
138. Anti-union flyers, memos
139. Pro-union memos and flyers
140. 1199 Organizing Committee Charts
141. E-mail re: union election
142. Substance Abuse policy GMHC (Confidential?)
143. E-mails, Scott Melvin June 16-23, 1993
144. E-mails, Scott Melvin June 24-30, 1993
145. E-mails, Scott Melvin July 1-13, 1993
146. E-mails, Scott Melvin July 15-31, 1993
147. E-mails, Scott Melvin Aug 1-15, 1993
148. E-mails, Scott Melvin Aug 11-31, 1993
149. E-mails, Scott Melvin Sep 1-15, 1993
150. E-mails, Scott Melvin Sep 15-30, 1993
151. E-mails, Scott Melvin Oct 1-15, 1993
152. E-mails, Scott Melvin Oct 15-31, 1993
153. E-mails, Scott Melvin Nov 1-15, 1993
154. E-mails, Scott Melvin Nov 16-3, 1993
155. E-mails, Scott Melvin Dec 1-15, 1993
156. E-mails, Scott Melvin Dec 16-31, 1993
157. E-mails, Scott Melvin Jan 1-15, 1994
158. E-mails, Scott Melvin Jan 16-31, 1994
159. E-mails, Scott Melvin Feb 1-15, 1994
160. E-mails, Scott Melvin Feb 16-28, 1994
161. E-mails, Scott Melvin Mar 1-15, 1994

Box 5

162. E-mails, Scott Melvin Mar 15-31, 1994
163. E-mails To Scott Melvin Mar 15-31, 1994
164. E-mails, Scott Melvin April 1-15, 1994
165. E-mails, Scott Melvin April 15-30, 1994- Resigned 4/29/1994, Successful Unionization
166. Miscellaneous E-mails, 1993
167. E-mails, Scott Melvin Feb 1993
168. E-mails, Scott Melvin Mar 1-15, 1993
169. E-mails, Scott Melvin Mar 16-31, 1993
170. E-mails, Scott Melvin April 1-15, 1993
171. E-mails, Scott Melvin April 16-30, 1993
172. E-mails, Scott Melvin May 1-15, 1993
173. E-mails, Scott Melvin May 16-31, 1993
174. E-mails, Scott Melvin June 1-15, 1993
175. E-mails, Scott Melvin June 1-18, 1993
176. E-mails, Scott Melvin June 9-15, 1993
177. E-mails, Scott Melvin June 16-30 1993
178. E-mails, Scott Melvin July 1-15, 1993
179. E-mails, Scott Melvin July 16-31, 1993
180. E-mails, Scott Melvin Aug 1-15, 1993
181. E-mails, Scott Melvin Aug 16-31, 1993
182. E-mails, Scott Melvin Sep 1-15, 1993
183. E-mails, Scott Melvin Sep 16-30, 1993
184. E-mails, Scott Melvin Oct 1-15, 1993
185. E-mails, Scott Melvin Oct 15-31, 1993
186. E-mails, Scott Melvin Nov 1-15, 1993
187. E-mails, Scott Melvin Nov 16-20, 1993
188. Restricted Client Names