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Abstract Gerald W. McEntee became president of AFSCME in 1981. Some of the issues reflected in Part I of this collection include the anti-apartheid movement; health care reform, especially under the Clinton White House; affirmative action; AIDS; presidential politics and union campaign support; international labor relations; and legislative affairs. The records also include information on state locals and councils, AFSCME's relationship to other labor unions and organizations, and AFSCME's judicial...
Abstract Douglas A. Fraser retired as UAW President in 1983 and began his professorial career at Wayne State University Labor Studies Department. As professor of Labor Studies at WSU, Fraser engaged workers, students, corporate professionals, and educators in discussion forums focusing on issues in labor and the urban environment. In recognition of his contribution to the field of Labor Studies WSU opened the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues in 1997. Fraser continued his involvement with...
Abstract An active advocate for child welfare, social justice, and the labor movement, Muriel Tuteur held a variety of posts, including Director of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) Day Care and Health Center, and Assistant Director of Education and Political Action for the Chicago and Central States Joint Board of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Ms. Tuteur's papers include personal subject files and speeches, documenting her interests and involvement in a broad range...
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 Thomas Stephens was a founder of the Evergreen Alliance, the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition and chaired the National Lawyer's Guild's Toxics Committee in his fight for environmental justice in the Detroit area. His papers reflect his interest and legal work in this arena and related issues, particularly lawsuits involving incinerators in Detroit and Flint, MI.
Abstract Owen Bieber began his career with the United Auto Workers in Michigan and went on to hold numerous regional and national positions before he was elected the UAW's sixth president in 1983, serving four terms. During his presidency, Canadian auto workers pulled out of the union, American auto companies downsized, and competition from foreign auto companies increased. He is credited with diversifying the UAW by inviting new members from areas outside industrial sectors. As president, Bieber also...
- Names: North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) X
- Civil rights 2
- Human rights 2
- Labor unions 2
- Labor unions -- Organizing 2
- Women in the labor movement 2
- Women's rights 2
- Affirmative action 1
- Agricultural laborers 1
- Anti-apartheid movements 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Contracting out 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
- Detroit trash incinerator 1
- Environmental justice 1
- Environmental policy 1
- Environmental protection--Great Lakes (North America) 1
- Equal rights amendments 1
- Hamtramck medical waste incinerator 1
- Janitors 1
- Labor disputes 1
- Medical care 1
- Michigan 1
- Nuclear energy 1
- Pay equity 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Privatization 1
- Public employees 1
- Service industries 1
- Strike votes 1
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