Concerned Unionists Records
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)
- 1968 - 1971
- Concerned Unionists (Organization)
Language of Materials
Material entirely in English.
Collection is open for research.
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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.
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UAW rank-and-file dissident group
Folders are arranged alphabetically.
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.
Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in July 1982.
- Guide to the Concerned Unionists Records
- Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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