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Abstract Lewis Michener was active as a labor organizer in California and held numerous posts as a union official in the aircraft industry, including president of the Los Angeles Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Industrial Union Council, president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 406 and 923, and UAW West Coast (Region 6) Director. Mr. Michener’s papers relate to his involvement with the UAW and the aircraft industry, and his advocacy for retirees. Important correspondents include Ken...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 4
Abstract Subjects include: Walter Reuther; Schwartz's artwork
Abstract Mr. Ciccone served for many years in various offices for UAW-GM Local 216, South Gate, California. Reports, notes, correspondence, and clippings contained in this collection pertain to various activities of Local 216, labor activities in the Los Angeles area, labor and politics, the General Motors Strike of 1945-46, and the noncommunist affidavit provision of the Taft-Hartley Act. Correspondents include Emil Mazey and Wyndham Mortimer.
Abstract Mr. Slinkard was a charter member of UAW Local 25 at the General Motors plant in St. Louis, Missouri. He later joined the staff of UAW Region 5, and, at retirement had worked for ten years for the Wage-Contract section of the UAW's Research Department. Correspondence, reports, clippings, and other documents cover nearly every phase of Mr. Slinkard's career, with emphasis on the latter years.
Abstract 'Bill' Williams was a prominent figure in CIO Local 76 (later UAW Local 560), Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Richmond, CA., helping to organize workers and serve as an officer. His papers reflect events at the plant surrounding the jurisdictional rivalry between the AFL and the CIO and eventual designation as a UAW shop.
Abstract In 2003, labor historian Mike Smith conducted an oral history interview with labor, civil rights, and community leader Marc Stepp. Stepp worked at the Chrysler Highland Park plant and advanced through positions of leadership in the UAW local. He then rose to regional and international levels, culminating in his election in 1974 as UAW International Vice President, a position he filled until his retirement in 1988. Collection consists of video and audio recordings. Stepp talks about his family...
Abstract Stepp worked for nineteen years at the Chrysler Highland Park plant and advanced through positions of union leadership from shop committeeman, chief steward and vice president of Local 490 to the Chrysler-UAW National Negotiating Committee. In 1967 he was appointed international representative with Region 1B, was elevated to assistant regional director in 1973 and in 1974 was elected International Vice President, assuming Nelson Jack Edwards' spot on the union's International Executive...
Overview Marianna Wells was an active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 50 and Local 3 and served as treasurer of the Detroit local of the Socialist Party. Ms. Wells' papers reflect her involvement with the UAW, particularly concerning Local 3, and document the affairs of the Socialist Party. Michael Harrington, Norman Thomas, The Unity Convention, and The Young People's Socialist League are among important subjects addressed in the collection.
Abstract Martin Glaberman was active in the labor movement from 1942-1965, primarily in the UAW. He has written extensively on labor both as managing editor of national labor newspaper in the 1950s and as a freelance writer. He also lectured in sociology and political science at several Detroit colleges. Jessie Glaberman was actively involved in labor and civil rights movements, playing an important role in the women's rights movement in Detroit, particularly at Wayne State University....
Abstract Chief counsel for the UAW from 1937 to 1946, Mr. Sugar's career as a labor lawyer began in 1916. The items in this collection pertain to his song, Sit Down, a favorite of the sit-downers of the mid-1930's. Subjects include: UAW legal matters; UAW factionalism; Ford Hunger March; HUAC; radical politics.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 12
Abstract Maynard Krueger was an economics professor who was an active member of the Socialist Party, serving as its chairman in 1934. His papers consist of correspondence between Socialist Party members and supporters in the UAW, relating to the struggle for ascendancy among the Socialist, Communist, and Martin factions in the union.
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, and other items pertaining to Mr. Bishop's tenure as the first UAW Director of Education (1936-37), and his work in the sit-downs in the auto industry (1936-37), including the Flint Sit-Down Strike.
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, reports, and leaflets collected by Mr. Manning, who served in many offices during the 1930's period of auto unionization. He was a member of the AFL's National Council of Automotive Federal Labor Unions (1934-35), president of AFL Federal Labor Union 18677 at the Kelsey-Hayes plant in Detroit (1934-35), member of the General Executive Board of the UAW (1935), and president of UAW West Side Local 174 in Detroit. The Automobile Labor Board, National Industrial mference...
Abstract The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) was formed in Detroit in December 1980 by a group of Detroit-area religious leaders representing a broad range of Judeo- Christian and Muslim denominations. Initially organized with the goal of providing a liberal alternative to conservative Christian organizations such as The Moral Majority, the group’s primary issues included racism, militarism, gay rights, unemployment, poverty, and other socio-economic and local political topics. The...
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
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.
Abstract In August 2002, Mike Smith interviewed UAW labor leader and civil rights and women's rights activist Mildred "Millie" Jeffrey at the Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit. Jeffrey was the UAW’s first female department head and directed, in succession, the Women’s Bureau, Community Relations Department, and Consumer Affairs Department. Collection consists of recordings of two interviews. Jeffrey discusses her childhood in rural Iowa, family, education, entry into the workforce and the labor...
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...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 11-13
Abstract Subjects include: UAW organizing
Abstract Labor economist Morris Weisz worked for the National Labor Relations Board, the War Production Board, held various positions in the U.S. Department of Labor, and taught courses on international and U.S. labor history at various domestic and foreign universities. Mr. Weisz’s papers relate to his intellectual interests and professional activities, particularly concerning his work with labor and industrial relations groups in India. The Bannockburn Cooperative Housing Community of Maryland, the...
Abstract Nat Ganley and Saul Wellman were both active in the Communist Party, particularly in Michigan, and were both tried under the Smith Act. Their papers, consist of clippings, reports, speeches, lecture notes, and election materials, relating primarily to Communist Party conventions, committee meetings, anti-left legislation, the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Taft-Hartley Act, and the relationships between African Americans and labor and communism and labor.
Abstract Mr. Ganley was active in the early days of the UAW and served in several capacities with Local 155, the tool and die local for the east side of Detroit. He was also active in the Communist Party of Michigan, serving for a time as editor of the Michigan Worker. In 1954 he was convicted of violation of the Smith Act, but his conviction was later overruled by higher courts. Transcripts, clippings, briefs, notes, and other items cover these phases of Mr. Ganley's life. Other topics include the no...
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 Subjects include: NWLB proceedings and public hearings
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, speeches, reports, radio scripts, agreements, rate classification records, demands, election publicity, memo books, news-paper clippings, convention proceedings, minutes of Bargaining Committee meetings of UAW Local 662, and published material collected by Mr. Edwards, who served as president of UAW-GM Local 662, Anderson, Indiana (1944-47), president of the Indiana CIO Council (1947-54), and as a UAW International representative for the Indiana region. Subjects include...
- 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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