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Abstract Correspondence, hearings, trial examiner's reports, dues assessment cards, leaflets, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Lohr, who served as a member of UAW Local 325 at the Ford plant in St. Louis, Missouri. The collection has information on an NLRB hearing (1938); NLRB case: Ford Motor Company vs. Local 325 (1940); and the drive to unionize Ford.
Abstract Fred Pieper was an early leader in the unionization of the auto industry. His papers reflect his work for the United Auto Workers and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in the South.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 12
Abstract Mr. Masters served in several offices for UAW Local 50, which represented the workers at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II. The collection contains mostly materials from Local 50 elections.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 11
Abstract The Fred Valle Collection contains correspondence documenting the debate between United Auto Workers (UAW) Secretary-Treasurer Emil Mazey and Mr. Valle over the United States policy on Vietnam.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 17
Abstract Press releases, newsletters, constitution, and publicity material collected by Mr. Flesch, who was active in UAW Kaiser-Frazer Local 142 and Detroit West Side Local 174. Tine collection is concerned with labor education and principally Jewish reactions to racial policies in South African elections.
Abstract A highly active union advocate, Genora Dollinger was a charter member of the Flint Socialist Party and organized Flint Women's Auxiliary #10 and the Women's Emergency Brigade, which played a crucial role in the success of the Flint Sit-down Strike of 1937. Her husband, Sole Dollinger was an organizer for the Socialist Workers Party. The papers of Genora and Sol Dollinger relate largely to Ms. Dollinger's involvement in the Flint Sit-down Strike, and to a lesser extent, the Dollinger's...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 4
Abstract The papers of George Amrhein consist primarily of a diary which includes brief entries covering the period of his hire at the Norwood, Ohio Chevrolet plant in 1939 until his retirement in 1954, with comments on the efforts of the AFL and the CIO to enlist the UAW in their unions.
Abstract George Burt served as Director of the Canadian region of the United Auto Workers from 1939 until his retirement in 1968. Mr. Burt’s papers are largely composed of council meeting minutes and Mr. Burt’s reports to the council. Also present are papers related to World War II labor issues, and the history of the UAW in Canada.
Abstract George Edwards, Jr., son of George Clifton Edwards, attended Harvard University where he became involved with the Student League for Industrial Democracy. After coming to Detroit in 1936, he became a UAW organizer with Walter Reuther, was appointed director of the Detroit Housing Commission, and served on the Detroit Common Council. After serving in WWII, he went into private practice, followed by judgeships in the Wayne County court system. In 1956, Edwards was appointed to the Michigan State...
Abstract George James Saul (1897-1967) was born in Nebraska, but eventually settled in the Detroit Area with his family, becoming an active member in radical politics. After serving during World War I, Saul pursued higher education at the University of Denver, graduating in 1925. After graduation, he was committed to “working for Civil Rights, Unionization, Radical Politics, and in general working toward the betterment of society and for the working man in particular.” Saul was also heavily involved in...
Abstract An early member of the IWW and of UAW Local 314 in Detroit, Mr. Lutzai has long been interested in various radical movements. This collection contains materials on communism and anti-religious movements, as well as humanist, rationalist, and free-thought pamphlets from the 1950's and 1960's. Other periodicals and newspapers have items on the American Civil Liberties Union, Father Charles Coughlin's Social Justice Movement, and problems of senior citizens.
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, clippings, and educational material collected by Mr. Lyons during his work in Detroit West Side UAW Local 174, including his tenure as chairman of the local's Education Committee. Among the subjects covered are the General Motors Strike of 1946, labor education, and UAW factionalism. Correspondents include Walter Reuther, R. J. Thomas, and G. Mennen Williams.
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.
Abstract A labor attorney, Mr. Cranefield served with the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago and Detroit, as an investigator for the La Follette Committee, and as an associate counsel with the UAW. Correspondence, briefs, clippings, and speeches cover such topics as unionizing the J.I. Case Company in Racine, Wisconsin (1934-35); work of the NLRB in the auto industry; industrial espionage; and the shootings of Victor and Walter Reuther. Correspondents are Heber Blankenhorn, J. Edgar Hoover, Wayne...
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, election materials, financial records, press releases and newsletters, songs and poems, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and published material collected by Mr. Ross, who served as a UAW International representative and staff member of the (JAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department. Subjects include UAW factionalism (1937-39 and 1946-47); UAW Dodge Local 3; and UAW Ford Local 600. Among the correspondents are George Addes, Charles Coughlin, William Green,...
Abstract A print and radio journalist, Harry Flannery was active in the labor movement and a member of the Radio Writers Guild Council, the American Newspaper Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Mr. Flannery’s papers reflect his interests in foreign policy and labor issues.
Abstract Mr. Blankenhorn was assistant city editor of the New York Evening Sun; co-director of the Bureau of Industrial Research; publicity director for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers; foreign correspondent for Labor; aide to Senator Robert Wagner in the passage of the NLRA and a staff member for the first two National Labor boards and the LaFollette Committee; director of the UAW investigation into the shootings of Victor and Walter Reuther; and finally returned as a correspondent for Labor....
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 9
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 3, Henry Bartell's papers relate to lead poisoning cases and the Chrysler sit-down strike of 1937.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 19
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 455 (Saginaw), Henry Fries was the first president of the Amalgamated Local 455 Credit Union. Mr. Fries’ papers relate his activities in Local 455 and his 1948 candidacy for Michigan state House of Representatives.
Abstract Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...
Abstract Holgate Young served in various capacities in several labor organizations throughout his career. In the 1950s he worked as the UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division Financial Secretary, AFSCME Wisconsin Field Representative, and International Association of Machinists Education Director. In the 1960s & 70s, Young held positions as the CWA Education Coordinator and AFT Washington D.C. Workers Education Local 189 Education Chairman. Part I of his papers reflects his work...
Abstract Howard Lipton served in the United Auto Workers (UAW) Public Relations Department. Mr Lipton's papers document various UAW negotiations, particularly those with General Motors in 1970, and also relate to issues of racial discrimination and civil rights.
Abstract As an employee of General Motors Pontiac Motor Division, Howard Smith served as Shop Committee Chairman of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 653 and on the UAW National Bargaining Committee. Mr. Smith’s papers document his work with the National Bargaining Committee and the activities of Local 653. Particularly well represented are the of grievances records of Local 653, providing insight to each of the four steps of the grievance procedure.
Abstract Mr. Thompson was an organizer for the AFL, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, and was one of the first paid organizers for the UAW. He was active for the UAW in the Anderson, Indiana, area in early 1937, and directed the strike against General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, in the spring of 1937. These events are particularly well documented in the collection. Correspondents include George Addes, Francis Dillon, Richard Frankensteen, John L. Lewis, Homer Martin, Philip Murray, David McDonald,...
- Names: International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America X
- Labor unions 280
- Labor 71
- Automobile industry and trade 70
- Strikes and lockouts 48
- Civil rights 31
- Women in the labor movement 31
- Oral histories 25
- Politics, Practical 22
- Labor unions -- Organizing 20
- Collective bargaining 19
- Labor movement 17
- Sound recordings 17
- Michigan -- Politics and government 16
- Transcripts 16
- Automobile industry workers 14
- Communism 13
- Socialism 12
- Grievance procedures 11
- Contract negotiations 10
- Labor disputes 10
- Detroit (Mich.) 9
- Labor unions--Factionalism 8
- African Americans 7
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 7
- Labor unions and communism 7
- Plant shutdowns 7
- Agriculture 6
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 6
- Housing 6
- Labor leaders--United States 6
- Video recordings 6
- Women's rights 6
- Arbitration, Industrial 5
- Flint (Mich.) 5
- World War, 1939-1945 5
- Aerospace industries 4
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 4
- Labor education 4
- Retirees 4
- Sit-down strikes 4
- Strikes and lockouts -- Automobile industry 4
- African American labor leaders 3
- Automation 3
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 3
- Education 3
- Equal rights amendments 3
- Grievance arbitration 3
- Industrial safety Standards United States 3
- Labor unions--Jurisdictional disputes 3
- Medical care 3
- Political action committees 3
- Poverty 3
- Radicalism 3
- Reproductive rights 3
- Skilled labor 3
- Social history 3
- Wisconsin 3
- Women labor leaders 3
- Affirmative action 2
- African American labor union members 2
- Boycotts 2
- China 2
- Civil rights movement 2
- Diplomacy 2
- Employee Fringe Benefits 2
- Ford Hunger March, 1932 2
- Health insurance 2
- International labor activities 2
- Michigan 2
- Pensions 2
- Poland 2
- Public broadcasting 2
- Quality of work life 2
- Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921 2
- Sex discrimination 2
- UAW Locals and Regions 2
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 2
- Workers' compensation 2
- Abortion 1
- Africa 1
- African American women 1
- Agricultural implement industry 1
- Aircraft industry 1
- Airlines 1
- Anderson (Ind.) 1
- Anti-communist movements -- United States 1
- Anti-racism 1
- Antinuclear movement 1
- Apprentices 1
- Art--History 1
- Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas 1
- Briggs Strike, 1933 1
- Capital punishment 1
- Children's rights 1
- Chrysler Sit-Down Strike, 1937 1
- Community activists 1
- Community organization 1
- Contracting out 1
- Courts --United States 1
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