UAW-South East Michigan Community Action Program
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Abstract UAW-SEMCAP was organized in 1970 as a means of integrating union activity with political and community action in a five county area (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, and Washtenaw). The administrative officers during the 1970-73 period consisted of the chairperson, Nelson Jack Edwards; vice-chair, Ken Morris; executive director, Willie W. Felder; and SEMCAP coordinator, Mike Kerwin. The purpose of SEMCAP was to engage in civic, welfare, educational, cultural, political, legislative and other...
Abstract Donald F. Ephlin became active in the UAW at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Framingham, MA in the late 1940s, before joining the International Union staff in 1960. As administrative assistant to UAW President Leonard Woodcock from 1970 to 1977, and later Vice-President in charge of the Ford and subsequently the General Motors Departments, Ephlin played a key role in negotiations with both companies. He helped launch the Saturn Corporation and create a labor agreement which changed the...