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Mike Westfall Papers

Identifier: LP001354
The papers of Mr. Westfall consist primarily of speeches, newsletters, and clippings relating to the concerns of the effect of automation on automotive production and its impact upon the members of automotive unions.

Contents: 1. Color, Early Retirement, Personal Paid Holidays (C.E.R.P.) 1982 2. C.E.R.P., Monthly Technology Letter, 1981-82 3. Clippings, 1981-1987 4. "Eye Opener", 1981-82, 1985-86 5. Letters and speeches, 1981, 1986 6. Technology Conference, 1981-82 7. UAW Nat'l C.E.R.P. Comm., C.E.R.P. Public Awareness Letters, 1982-84 8. "Westfall Awareness Papers", 1985-86


  • 1981 - 1987


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)


Mike Westfall was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 598 in Flint, MI. His papers reflect his leadership in the Flint-based grassroots movement to bring attention to the effects of corporate restructuring and job loss in the automotive industry.


Mike Westfall was a member of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 598, Chevrolet Truck Assembly, Flint, Michigan. In the 1980's he was a leader in a grass roots movement of Local 598 to make the auto unions aware of the threat of automation to the job structure of the automotive industry. He served as Chairman of the "25 and Out Committee" of Local 598; he chaired the UAW-National C.E.R.P. (Color, Early Retirement, Paid Personal Holidays) Committee and the "Westfall Awareness Committee."


Folders are arranged alphabetically.


The papers of Mike Westfall were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in January and February of 1988 by Mr. Westfall and were opened for research on October of 1992.


A video tape of a rally of the "Westfall Awareness" group held in April of 1987 which had Victor Reuther as a guest has been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in October, 1992.
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Repository Details

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