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Abstract In late 1967, Herbert Hill, labor director for the NAACP, visited Wayne State University in Detroit to conduct oral histories with African American men and women on their experiences in the labor movement. Between 1967 and 1970, Hill, with local interviewers Roberta McBride, Jim Keeney, and Norman McRae, completed numerous interviews in Detroit. Hill also visited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Berkeley for several additional interviews to round out what would become known as the Blacks in...
Abstract In 1996 Andy Stern was elected President of SEIU and the members of Stern’s New Voices slate took office (Betty Bednarczyk, Patricia (Pat) Ford, Eliseo Medina, and Paul Policicchio). Most of the records in this collection document aspects of this group’s leadership, with the majority of records from the New Voices campaign, the Secretary-Treasurer’s Office (primarily materials relating to AFL-CIO and other organization’s conventions), the Executive Vice President’s office (predominately Pat...
Dates: 1996 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1995 - 2003
Abstract In 1973, Pat Ford, then a clerical worker at Alameda County Hospital, aided in the creation of Local 616 by affiliating the 4000-member association with SEIU. Ford held various leadership positions in Local 616, including president (the Local’s first African-American woman president), and Executive Director. In addition to Ford’s service to Local 616, in 1996 she was elected as SEIU Executive Vice President, and reelected in 2000. During her tenure with SEIU, Ford helped to found the Caucus of...
Dates: 1997 - 2005; Majority of material found within 2002 - 2004
Abstract The SEIU conducted an oral history program with officers and members, primarily between 1973 and 1988, with additions in 2002-2005. The collections consists of 31 interviews. Transcripts exist for all but the Andy Stern interview. Audio recordings exist for all but the following interviews: Cooper, Eliaser, Glenn (UCLA), Hannon, Levey (individual), Liebes, Neal, and Smiley. The Pat Ford interview conducted on Hi8 videotape. Interviewees discuss their entry into the labor movement and SEIU,...
Dates: 1951 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1973 - 2005
Abstract Subjects include: African-American workers; anti-Semitism; civil rights; community action programs; CIO state councils; race relations; Democratic Party; Detroit Revolutionary Union Movements; employment discrimination; Sunnyhills Housing Cooperative; Ku Klux Klan; Mexican Americans; gender discrimination; women's rights; United Steelworkers of America; sharecroppers; skilled trades; school desegregation
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Abstract William "Bill" Lucy was a long-serving leader in AFSCME. A civil engineer in Contra Costa, California, he joined AFSCME in 1956 and was involved in the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME from 1972 to 2010. He co-founded the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in 1972 and was involved in the civil rights and anti-Apartheid movements. Philip Mason conducted an audio interview with William Lucy in 2001 and a video interview with him in 2002....
Dates: 2001-04-16; 2002-01-10
- African American labor leaders 4
- African Americans 3
- Labor leaders--United States 3
- Labor movement 3
- Labor unions 3
- Oral histories 3
- Women in the labor movement 3
- Sound recordings 2
- Transcripts 2
- Video recordings 2
- Women labor leaders 2
- African American women 1
- Civil rights 1
- Civil rights movement 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Collective bargaining -- Government employees 1
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 1
- Housing 1
- Minorities 1
- Women 1
- Women labor union members -- United States 1
- Women's rights 1 ∧ view less
- Service Employees International Union 3
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 2
- Ford, Pat (Patricia) 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- AFSCME 1
- Bednarczyk, Betty 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Cordtz, Richard 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Hill, Herbert 1
- Keeney, Jim 1
- Lucy, William, 1933- 1
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 1
- McBride, Roberta 1
- McRae, Norman 1
- Medina, Eliseo 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
- Stern, Andy 1
- United Steelworkers 1 ∧ view less
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