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Concerned Unionists Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000661

Scope and Content

Subjects covered in the collection include: Radicalization of labor unions Anti-Vietnam war movement United Farm Workers and the grape and lettuce boycotts Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM)

Dates

  • 1968 - 1971

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

History

Concerned Unionists was a group organized in 1968 by UAW dissidents with support from left-oriented members from other unions. They called for more democracy within the UAW and greater economic benefits for the production worker. They were against racism, the Vietnam War and actively supported the United Farm Workers. They hoped to gain their objectives by the creation of a unified force of class conscious black and white workers within the labor movement.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

UAW rank-and-file dissident group

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The papers of the Concerned Unionists were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in August of 1974 by Charles Dewey, Irving Canter, and Angelo Deitos.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in July 1982.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Concerned Unionists Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1982-07
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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