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Abstract The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Metropolitan Detroit is the central organization for all Michigan AFL-CIO unions that have locals in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. Their records pertain to activities specifically in Wayne County, prior to the merger of the three county councils in 1986, including those of its former presidents Frank Martel (1948-1956), Al Barbour (1958-1967) and its former vice-president Alex Fuller (1959-1967). The records...
Abstract With a background in labor activities and civil rights, Coleman Young captured a Michigan State Senate seat in 1964, representing an east side Detroit district, and rose quickly to leadership posts in the Lansing legislature. Michigan Democrats elected him in 1968 to become the first black member ever to serve on the Democratic National Committee. In 1973, pledging to restore peace between the people and police of Detroit, Coleman Young announced as a candidate for Mayor of Detroit. He defeated...
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 The Estelle Wolf collection consists of 280 photographs Ms. Wolf took during her tenure as a WPA photographer in Detroit. Under the WPA, her assignments involved taking photos of workers on federally funded projects or of the people who benefited from these projects. The collection was originally housed in three scrapbooks. The photographs have been removed from the books, placed on archival backings, and are numbered by the original order. Some of the photographs in this collection were...
Abstract The papers of Mr. Cavanagh, mayor of Detroit from 1962 to 1970. They include correspondence, reports, studies, speeches, minutes, and other materials of the mayor's office and commissions and departments of the city. Efforts, both local and national, in improving economic and racial conditions in Detroit are recorded in the collection. Subjects of interest include 1967 Detroit riot; Detroit Police Dept.; urban redevelopment programs; Detroit and Michigan politics; New Detroit, Inc.; poverty...
Abstract Collection consists of documents related to sociologist John C. Leggett's career. Primarily includes research related to Leggett's book Class, Race, and Labor: Working Class Consciousness in Detroit.
Abstract In August-September 2004, labor historian Mike Smith conducted a series of three interviews with former Detroit mayor Roman Gribbs. Collection consists of recordings and transcripts for a series of three interviews. Gribbs discusses his background, education, and early career in law and law enforcement, including his time as sheriff of Wayne County following the 1967 civil unrest, and his time as mayor, from 1970 to 1974.
Abstract Ruth Tenney was active in various citizens groups and Detroit area non-profits concerned with urban renewal, including the Citizens’ Governing Board of the Detroit Model Neighborhood Program, and the People’s Area Development Corporation (PADCO). Ms. Tenney’s papers reflect her activities with these organizations.
Abstract SEMCOG grew out of primarily the Detroit Metropolitan Area Regional Planning Commission (DRPC) and the Supervisors Inter-County Committee (SICC) in an effort to consolidate regional planning agencies and avoid duplication of programs and services. SEMCOG has continued its predecessors' work of assisting local planning programs, collecting area planning data, and providing an infrastructure for procurement of federal aid. Records in Part I document SEMCOG's predecessor, the DRPC, and...
Abstract Stanley Winkelman served as president and Chief Executive Officer of the historic Detroit retailer, Winkelman Stores, Inc. An active leader in the Detroit community, Mr. Winkelman served in a multitude of Detroit political and civic organizations, holding posts such as president of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit, on the Detroit Commission on Community Relations, and as chairman of New Detroit, Inc.Mr. Winkelman’s papers document his professional life and his...
Abstract Douglas A. Fraser was elected UAW President in 1977 following the retirement of Leonard Woodcock. As UAW President Fraser presided over the emergence of Japanese auto imports into the previously US dominated auto industry, growing concerns over air quality, worker safety issues, and job re-training. In 1981 Fraser successfully reunited the UAW with the AFL-CIO after a 13 year absence. Fraser was also instrumental in assisting Chrysler Motor Company’s federal bailout loan to avoid the company’s...
Abstract Subjects include: administered prices; international automobile industry; profit sharing plans; automobile safety; cost-of-living adjustments; Detroit income tax; European Economic Community; fair labor standards; guaranteed annual wage; international economic development; ILO; McClellan Committee Hearings; multinational corporations; industrial migration; technological unemployment; politics; American economy
Abstract Subjects include: collective bargaining and working conditions in the automobile industry; Canadian labor relations; automobile safety; Detroit economic development; international trade; Democratic Party politics; Michigan State Development Authority; Newspaper Guild Local 22; retired workers; UAW Community Action Program; UAW Chrysler Department
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 4
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 2
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 2
- Young, Coleman A. 2
- Barbour, Alex 1
- Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 1
- Fuller, Alex 1
- Leggett, John C. 1
- Martel, Frank X. 1
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 1
- Newspaper Guild. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 1
- Ravitz, Melvin 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 1
- Southeast Michigan Council of Governments 1
- Tenney, Ruth M. 1
- United States. Works Progress Administration 1
- Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 1
- Wolf, Estelle 1 ∧ view less
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