Skip to main content

Mike Westfall Papers

 Collection
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

Dates

  • 1981 - 1987

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

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.

History

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."

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

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.

Transfers

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.
Title
Guide to the Mike Westfall Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1992-10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA