Michigan State AFL-CIO
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO “Labor News” Photographs consist of several hundred 8x10, black and white photo prints used within the publication. Of particular note are photo prints that document the activities of the FDR-CIO Summer School. The content covers union activities, historical events, persons of interest, and civic activities, and offers a unique view into the activities of the AFL-CIO throughout Michigan, particularly in Metropolitan Detroit, during the mid-20th century.
Dates: circa 1940s-1960s
Abstract MIke Kerwin moved to Detroit in 1950 and began work at American Metal Products Co. which led to his membership with the UAW Local 174. Mike Kerwin also served as an Editor of the Local 174 newsletter, Union Voice. After 3 years in this position and becoming increasingly involved in Local 174’s Education Committee, Kerwin began working directly for the UAW as a Technician in the Education Department. Kerwin worked in the UAW Education Department for most of his career, creating educational...
Dates: 1920 - 1965
Abstract Correspondence, reports, memoranda, financial and legal papers, speeches and miscellaneous materials relating to various ClO-affiliated unions and their locals in Michigan; and to Michigan CIO conventions; county and local industrial union councils; activities of CIO field representatives; and the general office operation of the Michigan Regional Office of the CIO. The materials were collected by Mr. Scholle, who served as CIO regional director for Michigan (1937-54); and president, Michigan...
Dates: 1937 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1945
Abstract Reference files consisting primarily of clippings and some press releases, biographical material, voting records, correspondence, legislative records, and notes on individuals, unions, organizations, Michigan state departments and agencies, topics of current interest, and elected and appointed local, state, and national officials. The materials were collected by the Lansing office of the Michigan CIO Council and Michigan AFL-CIO. Topics include Bricker Amendment, Michigan state budgets, Albert...
Dates: 1930 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1956
Abstract Material consists of the files of the Michigan CIO Council prior to its merger with the Michigan Federation of Labor in 1958, as well as the work of the secretary-treasurer's office during the later administrations of William Marshall, Walter Campbell, and George Watts. Includes general office files of Michigan CIO Council presidents John Gibson and August Scholle (1943-54); Michigan CIO secretary-treasurers John Gibson, Ben Probe, and Barney Hopkins (1939-54); the files of Tom Downs relating...
Dates: 1930 - 1981
Abstract Subjects include: AFSCME; Allied Industrial Workers; civil rights; CETA; Communications Workers of America; political education; Histadrut; Michigan Democratic Party; Michigan elections; Michigan AFL-CIO; transportation; UAW; United Way
Dates: 1961 - 1983
Abstract Thaddeus “Ted” Ogar was a longtime labor activist and director of the UAW Public Relations and Publications Department from 1969 to 1975. Most of these photos span the time period of the 1940s to the 1970s and feature UAW leaders such as Walter and Victor Reuther, Leonard Woodcock, Douglas Fraser, Owen Bieber, and Ken Bannon. There also are photos of people at the FDR-CIO camp near Port Huron, Michigan. Other photos are of Ogar receiving ILCA awards for the Michigan CIO News and Michigan...
Dates: Circa 1940s-1970s