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Abstract These papers are the collection of Cecil C. Roeder, who served as a committeeman of UAW Delco-Remy Local 662, in Anderson, Indiana, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Subjects include the General Motors Sit-Down Strike at Anderson (1937); UAW factionalism including the Homer Martin controversy; elections and factionalism of Local 662; union shop drives of Local 662; civil rights campaigns; and the General Motors Strike in 1945 to 1946. Correspondents include John L. Lewis, Sherman Minton,...
Dates: 1937 - 1963
Abstract Emil Mazey's early work history consisted of much involvement in labor organizations, including president of the United Auto Workers Briggs Local. After WWII he became Secretary-Treasurer of the UAW until his retirement. He gave frequent speeches and radio addresses and had many opinions on topic of contemporary interest including civil rights, Watergate, and the nuclear arms race. His papers reflect his UAW involvement as well as his personal life.
Dates: 1933 - 1981
Abstract An early socialist and officer in AFSCME, Ernest Mazey helped organize UAW members in Detroit. He later became involved with the American Civil Liberties Union, serving as executive director of the Michigan state chapter for thirteen years. His papers reflect his involvement in UAW organizing and his interest in social and political problems, as well as his concern with peace and civil liberties issues.
Dates: 1942 - 1979
Abstract An early member of the IWW and of UAW Local 314 in Detroit, Mr. Lutzai has long been interested in various radical movements. This collection contains materials on communism and anti-religious movements, as well as humanist, rationalist, and free-thought pamphlets from the 1950's and 1960's. Other periodicals and newspapers have items on the American Civil Liberties Union, Father Charles Coughlin's Social Justice Movement, and problems of senior citizens.
Dates: 1919 - 1965
Abstract Howard Lipton served in the United Auto Workers (UAW) Public Relations Department. Mr Lipton's papers document various UAW negotiations, particularly those with General Motors in 1970, and also relate to issues of racial discrimination and civil rights.
Dates: 1956 - 1971
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Dates: 1930 - 1959
Abstract Mr. Zaremba was an early leader of the Automotive Industrial Workers' Association and took an active part in the formation of Dodge Local 3 of the UAW. Minutes, correspondence, clippings, and other files document early union activities at the Chrysler Corporation, especially the Dodge Main Plant. Topics covered include the Chrysler 1937 Sit-Down and the 1939 Strike; the Wayne County Industrial Union Council; the Civil Rights Federation; and union education programs. Among the correspondents are...
Dates: 1935 - 1961
Abstract As speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Mr. Kowalski was responsible for the introduction of many liberal reforms in the state. Formerly a lawyer and union organizer, he directed UAW educational programs before his election as a representative of the Nineteenth district, Wayne County, in 1948. Papers and correspondence of 1965 and 1966 are most comprehensive on caucus and committee meetings, minutes and proposals, court reorganization, Democratic Party affairs, civil rights, civil...
Dates: 1958 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1966
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...
Dates: 2003-06-11 - 2003-06-13
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...
Dates: 1940 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1989
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...
Dates: 1920 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1979
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...
Dates: 1934 - 1969
Abstract An activist in the early labor movement, Sam Sweet aided in the organization of the Flint General Motors workers and the Briggs workers in Detroit, and served as Education Director for United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 155, 51, and 742. Granted citizenship in 1946, Mr. Sweet faced repeated government attempts to revoke his citizenship due to alleged Communist affiliation.Part I of Mr. Sweet’s papers primarily relate to his activities as Education Director of various UAW locals and as...
Dates: 1938 - 1989
Abstract In 1957 the United Auto Workers changed the name of their Political Action Department to the Citizenship Department, headed by Roy Reuther. Their records cover activities until the subsequent name change to the Citizenship-Legislative Department.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
Abstract Subjects include: women’s rights; civil rights; consumer protection; Detroit youth programs
Dates: 1944 - 1974
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 Subjects include: Chrysler Jefferson Avenue assembly plant (Detroit); absenteeism; civil rights; 1950 Chrysler strike; factionalism; fair employment practices; skilled trades; Taft-Hartley Act.
Dates: 1938 - 1975
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.
Dates: 1937 - 1965
Abstract Established in 1939 when the International Executive Board revoked the charter of pro-Martin Local 118, United Auto Workers Local 664 serviced members at Fisher Body, Chevrolet, and Prophet Company in North Tarrytown, NY. The records reflect the Martin controversy, strikes, conferences, and other activities of the local.
Dates: 1939 - 1961
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism
Dates: 1947 - 1957
Abstract Leonard Woodcock was named President of the UAW in May 1970, following the death of Walter P. Reuther. He was elected to a full term in April, 1972, and again in 1974. In 1970 as UAW President Woodcock led a 67 day strike against General Motors which resulted in securing the “30 and out” retirement program and restoring full cost of living benefits. In the 1973 negotiations Woodcock secured further benefits for auto workers including dental insurance, restrictions on overtime, improved COLA and...
Dates: 1961 - 1977
Abstract The papers of Walter Reuther reflect his career with the UAW from its beginning, although the documentation for the pre‑presidential period is less complete. In addition to UAW material, there are extensive files relating to his work as an officer of the CIO, the AFL‑CIO and the ALA. In addition, there is considerable material relating to international labor organizations, international affairs, other labor unions, organizations of various kinds and his work in the area of public affairs.
Dates: 1933 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1970
Abstract Since the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) was established as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in August 1935, the union has maintained an office to deal with public relations. At that time, a "Committee on Publication" was formed, which became the "Publication Committee" in April 1936. The Committee subsequently became the "Publicity Department" in August 1936, when the UAW became an independent union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations...
Dates: 1929 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1995
Abstract Subjects include: abortion; aging; child care; civil rights; education; pay equity; health; National Organization for Women; poverty; sexual harassment
Dates: 1932 - 1982
- Civil rights 24
- Labor unions 24
- Politics, Practical 7
- Strikes and lockouts 7
- Automobile industry and trade 6
- Women in the labor movement 5
- Communism 4
- Michigan -- Politics and government 3
- African American labor leaders 2
- African American labor union members 2
- African Americans 2
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 2
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 2
- Education 2
- Plant shutdowns 2
- Poverty 2
- Reproductive rights 2
- Social history 2
- Abortion 1
- Affirmative action 1
- Automation 1
- Boycotts 1
- Civil rights movement 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Community activists 1
- Discrimination in employment 1
- Equal rights amendments 1
- Equality 1
- Feminism 1
- Housing 1
- Industrial hygiene 1
- Industrial safety--Standards--United States 1
- Labor disputes 1
- Labor leaders--United States 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions--Factionalism 1
- Local elections 1
- Medical care 1
- Older people 1
- Oral histories 1
- Picketing 1
- Political action committees 1
- Radicalism 1
- Retirees 1
- Sex discrimination 1
- Skilled labor 1
- Socialism 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Video recordings 1
- Women 1
- Women's rights 1
- Workers' compensation 1 ∧ view less
- AFL-CIO 3
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 3
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 3
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 3
- Chrysler Corporation 2
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
- General Motors Corporation 2
- Stepp, Marc 2
- Woodcock, Leonard 2
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Haener, Dorothy 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Chrysler Department 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 664 (North Tarrytown, NY) 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Kowalski, Joseph J. 1
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
- Lindahl, James 1
- Lipton, Howard 1
- Lutzai, George 1
- Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
- National Organization for Women 1
- Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) 1
- Roeder, Cecil C. 1
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 1
- Sweet, Sam, 1911- 1
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United Steelworkers 1
- Wayne State University 1
- Zaremba, John 1 ∧ view less
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