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Bob Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LR001345
These papers, collected by Bob Johnson and his family, document Johnson’s various roles in AFSCME. Materials include correspondence, biographical material, publications, and news clippings highlighting Johnson’s achievements as a leader in AFSCME. The collection also includes photographs of Johnson at AFSCME events and contract signings.

Dates

  • circa 1960s-1982

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.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Bob Johnson served Michigan’s AFSCME organizations in various roles throughout his life. In his early career, he helped Local 1182 organize and negotiate to win their first contract. Metropolitan Council 23 in Detroit elected him president soon thereafter. Johnson succeeded in his campaign to become President of Michigan’s powerful AFSCME District Council 25 in 1978. In 1980, he was elected an International Vice President of the union to represent workers in the state of Michigan. Johnson died in 1982.

These papers, collected by Bob Johnson and his family, document Johnson’s roles in AFSCME. Materials include correspondence, biographical material, publications, and news clippings highlighting Johnson’s achievements as a leader in AFSCME. The collection also includes photographs of Johnson at AFSCME events and contract signings.

History

Bob Johnson served Michigan’s AFSCME organizations in various roles throughout his life. In his early career, he helped Local 1182 organize and negotiate to win their first contract. Metropolitan Council 23 in Detroit elected him president soon thereafter. Johnson succeeded in his campaign to become President of Michigan’s powerful AFSCME District Council 25 in 1978. In 1980, he was elected an International Vice President of the union to represent workers in the state of Michigan. Johnson died in 1982.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

Material donated to the Reuther Library by Mrs. Bob Johnson, 1983.

Related Materials

AFSCME Office of the President: Jerry Wurf Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Meghan Courtney on April 24, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Bob Johnson Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Meghan Courtney.
Date
2014-04-24
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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