Cheek-Clark Building

Final Housekeepers Settlement Agreement

Document Description: On November 26, 1996, the UNC Housekeepers’ Association official settled with the University, reaching all three of their stated goals from 1991. Every housekeeper and groundskeeper at the University received a pay raise of up to $1700 and a one-time $600 Christmas bonus. The HKA was given a monthly meeting with the Chancellor to “meet, confer, and consider” any changes suggested by the HKA. Career training programs were to be initiated for housekeepers, and a commission was developed to analyze the effect of the work conditions of housekeepers. Significantly for the historical legal case the housekeepers had mounted, a commission was to be developed to honor African-American workers at the University, with attention given to the institution’s history with enslavement.

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Organization: UNC Housekeepers Association

Date: 11/26/1996

Document Type: Legal Document

Creator: UNC Housekeepers Association

Document Collection: John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

Campus Space: Cheek-Clark Building

Citation: Final Mediated Settlement Agreement, Tinnen v. UNC-Chapel Hill in the John Kenyon Chapman Papers #5441, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.