James Horton Papers

James Horton (b. 1934) was the business representative for the Building Service and Maintenance Union, Local 47, Cleveland, Ohio. He helped the union organize workers in several Cleveland hospitals and nursing homes. The collection consists of mimeograph letters from Local 47 of the Building Service and Maintenance Union to hospitals, nursing homes, other unions, and union members concerning meetings, strikes,…

James Horton Papers, Series II

James Horton was a business agent and organizer for the Building Service and Maintenance Union, Local 47, Cleveland, Ohio, who helped to unionize a number of nursing homes and served as a contract negotiator. Horton was also active in the Eddy Road Street Club, a neighborhood improvement association, and Ohio Boys Town. He was interested in political issues and wrote…

James Horton Papers, Series III

James Horton (1934-2005) was an employee of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 47, in Cleveland, Ohio. He helped the union organize workers in several Cleveland hospitals and nursing homes and served as a negotiator during contract bargaining negotiations. During his career with SEIU he served in many capacities including organizer, business agent, negotiator, vice-president, and president. The collection…