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American Federation of Government Employees Lodge 176 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002525
The AFGE Lodge 176 Records consist of the constitution and bylaws, legal legislation and court cases, financial reports, correspondence, and convention materials of the Lodge 176 branch of the AFGE from 1935 to 1957. Much of the correspondence is between Howard C. Myers, who was the president of the AFGE Lodge 176 during this period, and either James B. Burns, who was the president of the national AFGE, or Frank X. Martel, who was the president of the Detroit and Wayne County Federation of Labor. A large portion of the material concerns the fight for overtime pay and related violations.

Dates

  • 1935 - 1957
  • Majority of material found within 1943 - 1946

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. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature: personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Overview

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Lodge 176 is a local, Detroit-based branch of the national labor union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The AFGE was founded in 1932 by unions loyal to the American Federation of Labor (AFL). It is composed of a federation of local unions and is led by a National Executive Council. The AFGE became affiliated with the AFL-CIO in 1955. The AFGE Lodge 176 Records consist of the constitution and bylaws, legal legislation and court cases, financial reports, correspondence, and convention materials of the Lodge 176 branch of the AFGE from 1935 to 1957. Much of the correspondence is between Howard C. Myers, who was the president of the AFGE Lodge 176 during this period, and either James B. Burns, who was the president of the national AFGE, or Frank X. Martel, who was the president of the Detroit and Wayne County Federation of Labor. A large portion of the material concerns the fight for overtime pay and related violations.

History

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Lodge 176 is a local, Detroit-based branch of the national labor union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The AFGE was founded in 1932 by unions loyal to the American Federation of Labor (AFL). It is composed of a federation of local unions and is led by a National Executive Council. The AFGE became affiliated with the AFL-CIO in 1955.

Arrangement of the Records

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

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Lodge 176 Records were deposited at the Reuther by Carl Seech on July 3, 2014

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Julia Teran on October 16, 2014.
Title
Guide to the American Federation of Government Employees Lodge 176 Records
Author
Processed by Julia Teran; encoded by Julia Teran.
Date
2014-10-16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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