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Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including positions such as president of the New York Workers Alliance, National Secretary of the Workers Defense League, and Regional Director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Education. Mr. Sexton served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and...
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 22, Glen Betts served as chairman of its Community Services Committee and attended the 1974 Michigan United Labor Community Services School (MULCSS) at Black Lake. Mr. Betts’ papers reflect the various concerns and interests of Local 22’s Community Service Committee and the social issues addressed at the Black Lake MULCSS, including substance abuse, unemployment, union services for the handicapped and the energy crisis.
Overview Irving Bluestone (January 5, 1917-November 17, 2007) was born and raised in New York City. He received his B.A. at City College of New York in 1937 and attended the University of Bern, Switzerland for one year of postgraduate studies. In 1942, he joined the UAW in New Jersy and showing promise, was moved to Detroit in 1947 by Walter Reuther to join the General Motors Department. He became Leonard Woodcock's administrative assistant in 1955 and Walter Reuther's in 1961. In 1972 he was elected...
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Abstract Nat Weinberg worked as a teacher on Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers education projects, as a researcher for the International Ladies Garment Workers Unions, and for several federal bureaus, prior to becoming the United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Special Projects and Economic Analysis. Mr. Weinberg pioneered the concepts of the guaranteed annual wage and supplemental unemployment benefits.Part I: Part 1 of Mr. Weinberg’s papers primarily relate to his work for the UAW,...
Abstract Clippings, briefs, transcripts, correspondence, notes, and other materials gathered by Mr. Haughton, who served with the U.S. Social Security Board (1941-42); the Detroit and National War Labor boards (1942-45); the U.S. Conciliation Service (1946-47); the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of California at Berkeley (1947-50); as impartial arbitrator for the UAW and Ford Motor Company (1950-55); and, with Wayne State University, first as director of the Institute of Labor and...
Abstract Subjects include: occupational safety and health in the auto industry; UAW bargaining on health and safety issues; workplace chemical hazards; reproductive health hazards; OSHA formaldehyde, lead, lockout/tagout, confined space entry standards; gray iron foundry mortality studies; General Motors Occupational Health Advisory Board; Franklin Mirer; UAW Locals 326, 412, 455, 550, 1200