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Abstract Bud Simons was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection is particularly important in its documents of the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. It includes correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia collected by Simons. An oral history interview with Simons is available.
Dates: 1937 - 1962
Abstract Subjects include: Flint sit-down; Flint Trolley Coach strikes
Dates: 1937 - 1940; Majority of material found in 1937 - 1937
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.
Dates: 1981 - 1987
Abstract Paul Parker worked for the Flint, MI Chevrolet Division of General Motors for forty-one years. During that time he served the United Auto Workers in several capacities and was active in local and state Democratic politics. His papers primarily reflect his activities in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Dates: 1939 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 599 represented workers in the Buick plant in Flint, MI and is noted for its involvement in the anti-Martin struggles during the early years of its existence. The records of the local reflect routine operations.
Dates: 1936 - 1966
- Automobile industry and trade 3
- Labor unions 3
- Sit-down strikes 2
- Strikes and lockouts 2
- Collective bargaining 1
- General Motors Corporation 2
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 599 (Flint, MI) 1
- Parker, Paul J. 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
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