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Abstract Charles Orr was an economist who focused on labor from early on in his career, working in several capacities both in the U.S. and Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. In the early 1950s he was research officer for the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and acting head of the Adult Education Section of UNESCO. In the early 1960s he taught worker education in India, Malaysia, Formosa, Hong Kong and Japan for the International Labor Office. Since 1946, Orr has taught labor...
Abstract George L. P. Weaver served as assistant to the secretary-treasurer of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), as executive secretary of the American Federation of Labor-CIO (AFL-CIO) Civil Rights Committee, as political education and international programs assistant for the International Union of Electrical Radio and Machine Workers (IU), as Assistant Secretary of Labor for international Affairs during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and as special assistant to the...
Abstract Herman Rebhan was first elected General Secretary of the International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF) in 1974 and served in that position until his retirement in 1989. Rebhan had previously served with the IMF as coordinator of its World Auto Council Department from 1966 to 1969. From 1969 to 1974 he served in the United Auto Workers (UAW) International Affairs Department, of which he became director in 1972. Prior to 1966, Rebhan served in other capacities with the UAW, working his way up from...
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. While most of SEIU’s members reside in the United States, the SEIU is an international union with members and affiliates in countries all over the world. The records of SEIU’s International Affairs Department document the SEIU’s relationships with companies, unions,...
Abstract The United Auto Workers Education Department is the largest of its kind in the American labor movement and offers a wide variety of programming for local union leaders to members and their families.The records in this collection cover the tenure of Victor Reuther, who directed the department from 1946-1951. Material reflects not only his leadership of the department, but his community involvement, and international ties with organizations such as the Anglo-American Productivity...
Abstract The International Affairs Department of the United Auto Workers coordinated the activity of its workers with free trade unions around the world. The department was directed by Victor Reuther from 1957-1972. Lewis Carliner was his assistant for most of that time. Their records reflect the activities of the department after it ceased to be a part of the Washington Office and became its own independent agency. Subjects include: Agency for International Development; IMF; International Confederation...
Abstract In 1984, Ida Burati interviewed labor leader Victor Reuther, focusing on anticommunism in the labor movement following World War II. Collection consists of an audiotape. Reuther talks about Jay Lovestone, George Meany, and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 174, William Kemsley held various offices as an organizer and advocate of union education. Mr. Kemsley served as education director of the Michigan Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO), as a staff member of the Economic Cooperation Administration in Paris, and as a representative of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to the United Nations. Journalist Ann Kemsley was editor of the Wisconsin CIO News and wrote for...