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MBT Commercial Department; administrative documents, 1969

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 28

Scope and Content

From the Collection: The CWA District 4 Collection consists primarily of correspondence, reports, minutes, negotiations, convention and legislative lobbying material, grievances, publications, and other records related to the operations of Michigan Bell Telephone Company and the organizing and servicing of Michigan Bell employees.

Important subjects in the collection: Affirmative action programs--Michigan AFL-CIO.--Committee on Political Education Collective bargaining--Telecommunication--Michigan Collective bargaining--Telecommunication--Ohio Employee fringe benefits--Michigan Grievance arbitration--Michigan Labor and laboring classes--Education--Michigan Michigan Bell Telephone Company (MBT) National Federation of Telephone Workers (NFTW) Ohio Bell Telephone Company (OBT) Strikes and lockouts--Telephone--Michigan Telephone--Employees--Michigan Telephone--Employees--Ohio Telephone--Law and legislation Telephone operators--Michigan Telephone strike, 1947 Trade-unions--Organizing--Michigan Trade-unions--Telephone workers--Michigan Trade-unions--Telephone workers--Ohio United States.--National Labor Relations Board United States.--National War Labor Board (1942-1945) United Way of Michigan Veterans--Michigan Wages--Telephone workers--Michigan Women in trade-unions--Michigan Women’s rights

Important correspondents in the collection: Eloise Basto Joseph Beirne Daniel Carr Glen Hanson Patsy Fryman Lloyd LaChapelle Walter Schaar Herman Shelton

Series Description: Series I, Administrative Files, 1937-1979 Series II, Pat Fryman Files, 1934-1979 Series III, Bargaining and Grievance Files, 1940-1979 Series IV, Local Files, 1946-1979 Series V, Legal Documents, 1943-1973


  • 1934 - 1979
  • Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 99 Linear Feet (99 SB)


Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA