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Robert Pisarski Papers

Identifier: LP000814

Scope and Content

The papers of Mr. Pisarski consist primarily of records of the hearings conducted by panels or special commissions relating to labor disputes between various Michigan hospitals and labor unions. The Michigan Labor Mediation Act of 1939 empowered the governor to appoint panels or special commissions to investigate labor disputes and submit recommendations to the office of the governor. In addition to the reports of the findings of these panels and commissions, there are a few documents listing the members of the various commissions from 1949 to 1971.


  • 1949 - 1974


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.


Robert Pisarski graduated from the Wayne State University Law School in 1951. For several years he was a counselor for The National Labor Relations Board and later served a term with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Mr. Pisarski joined the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) as a mediator in 1960 and from 1965 to 1975, served as MERC's chief administrative law judge. In 1976 he assumed the directorship of MERC and held that post until his death in October, 1980. Mr. Pisarski also held posts on the faculties of Wayne State University, Central Michigan University, The University of Michigan at Dearborn, The Detroit College of Business, and The Detroit College of Law. He was active in professional organizations, serving on the board of directors for the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolutions and the executive boards of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies and The Association of Labor Mediation Agencies.


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Attorney Robert Pisarski served as the director of the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC). Mr. Pisarski was active in various professional organizations related to labor mediation and held posts on the faculties of universities throughout Wayne County. Mr. Pisarski’s papers document labor disputes between various Michigan hospitals and labor unions.


Materials arranged alphabetically by location.


The papers of Robert Pisarski were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in January of 1977 and were opened for research in May of 1986.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in May, 1986.
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