Communication Workers of America
- Existence: 1947
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The CWA grew out of the ineffectual National Federation of Telephone Workers in 1947 to provide a centralized framework for the new regional labor organizations that had sprouted in the communications industry after passage of the Wagner Act. District 4 represents the Michigan and Ohio collective bargaining areas. Its records relate primarily to the operations of Michigan Bell Telephone Company and the organizing and servicing of Michigan Bell employees.
Abstract Helen Berthelot was active in the formation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers in Michigan and subsequently the Communication Workers of America. Ms. Berthelot was active in Michigan Democratic politics. Ms. Berth paper relate to her activities in the NFTW and the CWA and, to a lesser degree, her service to the Michigan Democratic Party.
Abstract Holgate Young served in various capacities in several labor organizations throughout his career. In the 1950s he worked as the UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division Financial Secretary, AFSCME Wisconsin Field Representative, and International Association of Machinists Education Director. In the 1960s & 70s, Young held positions as the CWA Education Coordinator and AFT Washington D.C. Workers Education Local 189 Education Chairman. Part I of his papers reflects his work...
Abstract Judah Drob served as Secretary of the Michigan Socialist Party during the 1940's, after which he joined the Michigan Democratic Party. Mr. Drob taught labor education courses for the Wayne county Socialist Party, the Windsor Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), and the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as the Detroit area national representative to the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Mr. Drob's papers reflect his work with the Socialist Party, the CCF, and the CWA.
Abstract In the 1970s, the Program on Women and Work, a unit of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), a jointly administered body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, coordinated an oral history project to document the lives and work of women active in the labor movement from 1900 through 1970. Joyce L. Kornbluh of ILIR served as project director. Many interviewers conducted interviews with participants across the United State. This project, "The Twentieth...