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Abstract In 1985, Professor Betty Chmaj conducted an interview with Carl Salo, a Finnish immigrant who came to Detroit to work in the auto industry. This collection consists of the interview recording. Salo discusses Finnish participation in the labor movement, his early life in pre-World War I Finland, his experiences as an immigrant in the United States and his work in the automotive and tool-and-die industries.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 6
Abstract Percy Llewellyn, first president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 600, for the Ford Rouge River Plant, was interviewed by Reuther archivist Dennis East in 1971. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Llewellyn covers unionizing Ford Motor Company and the history of UAW Local 600 during the 1940s and 1950s. Appended is also an earlier interview by George Heliker on unionizing and union development at Ford.
Abstract Ruth Milkman (1954-) is a professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and the academic director at the Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Her professional focus is labor and labor movements, and she has published on a variety of topics revolving around work and organized labor in the United States. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. from the University of California, Berkley. Milkman’s early research focused on women workers during...
Dates: 1975 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1991
- Labor unions 2
- Sound recordings 2
- Transcripts 2
- Automation 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Finns -- United States 1
- Immigrants -- United States 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Tool and die industry 1 ∧ view less
- Ch’maj, Betty E. M. 1
- East, Dennis 1
- General Motors Corporation 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 1
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