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Abstract Detroit Typographical Union (DTU) No. 18 was established in 1852 in conjunction with the establishment of the National Typographical Union (later known as the International Typographical Union or ITU). Throughout its history the union has represented three major dailies: The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit Times as well as suburban newspaper publications and non-newsprint publishers of the Detroit metropolitan area.The DTU records document its administration and...
Abstract Dolores Huerta champions the rights of farm workers and Latinos. As a young teacher her experiences in classrooms filled with hungry children of migrant farm workers led her to believe that an even greater need was organizing farm workers. Dolores first met Cesar Chavez in the late 1950s while organizing farm workers under the name of the Agricultural Workers Association. In 1962 they founded the National Farm Workers Association in Delano, California. Today, Dolores Huerta continues to place...
Abstract Erica Harris worked as a trainer and organizer for SEIU in Georgia and Michigan between 2004 and 2008. These records represent Erica Harris’s work with SEIU from roughly 2004-2008. The majority of the material focuses on her work with SEIU Homecare Michigan and the Michigan Quality Home Care Campaign. To a lesser extent, her activities with Local 1985 in Atlanta, the Barack Obama campaign in Ohio, and other regional campaigns are also represented. The major themes of this collection are...
Abstract Francis Heisler practiced law, representing numerous labor unions, conscientious objectors and draft resisters, and handled many civil rights and civil liberties cases in both Chicago, IL and California. His papers reflect his legal career with primary emphasis on labor-related cases.
Abstract Attorney Gabriel Alexander served with the Region XI National War Labor Board and the National Wage Stabilization Board during World War II. In the private sector he served in the American Arbitration Association, and acted as arbitrator for cases such as General Motors and the UAW from 1948 to 1956, and as a permanent arbitrator for Great Lakes Steel-United Steelworkers. The papers of Mr. Alexander reflect his work in both the government and private sector as it relates to the interaction...
Abstract Helen Marie Newman Bowers was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on May 16, 1908. After graduating from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, she began teaching art in Detroit, Michigan in 1933 and quickly got involved with the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT), Local 231. She left the teaching profession in 1958 to become the executive secretary of the DFT. Together with DFT President Mary Ellen Riordan, Detroit teachers won collective bargaining in 1964. Helen Bowers won duty-free...
Abstract Howard Hursey was a national representative for the American Federation of Teachers. This collection documents his time as an organizer from the 1960s through the early 1970s. The American Federation of Teachers experienced huge growth in membership during this time and the collection represents this and the strain on AFT workers. Mostly Hursey organized in the Southern United States, but there are materials from Los Angeles and Illinois and points in-between. The correspondences contain...
Abstract Howard Hill was a school teacher at Weaver High School in Hartford Connecticut school system for 32 years. He was past president of the Connecticut State Federation of Teachers, and a charter member of the West Hartford Regents. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Hartford. Mr. Hill was elected vice president of the CSFT in 1956 and president in 1958-1961. He continued to be active with the Hartford teachers union and participated in its strike. Hill died in 1995 at the age of 88. The...
Abstract Material collected by Mr. DeShetler as secretary-treasurer of the AFL Flat Glass Workers Union (1935-37), president of the CIO Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Sand Workers (1939-42), CIO regional director of southern California (1946-52), CIO assistant regional director of Region 13 (1952-55), AFL-CIO assistant regional director of Region 22 (1955-68) and National AFL-CIO coordinator for Farm Workers (1968-71). Various activities of the Glass Workers Union, such as Executive Board meetings...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 4
Abstract In 2009, Mike Smith interviewed James H. Rademacher, a longtime president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) who oversaw the creation of the United States Postal Service (USPS) as an independent postal authority. Collection consists of an interview audio recording and transcript. Rademacher recounts his union activity, leadership roles, achievements, and significant events over the course of his career, including his entry into union activity; rise to higher offices at branch...
Abstract Between November 1981 and January 1982, Joseph C. Goulden interviewed 10 individuals associated with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and influential, longtime leader Jerry Wurf, for Goulden's biography of Wurf,
Abstract Jewell Mills was active in organizing the Utica Federation of Teachers and was a vice president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. This collection contains issues surrounding teacher bargaining in the mid-1960s.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 2
Abstract San Jose librarian Joan Goddard served as president of AFSCME Local 101 following the union’s 1981 contract fight centered on narrowing the gap between male and female municipal workers’ pay in San Jose, California. AFSCME Archivist Johanna Russ interviewed her in 2009. Collection consists of an audio recording and transcript of the interview. Goddard discusses her role in the negotiations and eventual strike during the AFSCME Local 101 (California) 1981 contract struggle.
Abstract Lamphere Federation of Teachers, Local 1614 was chartered by the American Federation of Teachers on July 27, 1965. The local slowly grew to be the sole collective bargaining union for the district’s teachers. In 1973 the union went on strike against the district. Later that year the school board filed a lawsuit against the union seeking damages for refusing to bargain in good faith. By 1977 the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that a union could not be sued for damages.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 9
Abstract Professor of history John Barnard interviewed union official Lawrence "Larry" Carlstrom in 1997. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Carlstrom covers UAW organizing and collective bargaining in automobile and farm machinery plants in Wisconsin and Illinois, especially during the 1930s and 1940s.
Abstract Lloyd Lampher was a member of the International Pressman and Assistants Union of North America and an officer of the Detroit Printing Press Union #2. His papers reflect his work with these unions.
Abstract The Alaska Federation of Teachers Local 1175, originally named the Alaska State Employees Association, formed in 1959 before state employees were allowed to bargain collectively. In 1972 Alaska passed a public employee relation act giving the ASEA the power to bargain for its members. In 1988 the association joined the AFT. The records contain information on the 1978 strike; the decertification and joining of the AFT campaign, membership information, executive board minutes, and legal issues...
Abstract Mark Kahn was professor of economics at Wayne State University in the 1960s and the first Director of the Master of Arts in Industrial Relations. Throughout his academic career and into retirement, Mr. Kahn served as a labor arbitrator. His papers reflect his enduring interest in the arbitration of labor disputes in a wide range of industries, particularly air transportation.
Abstract Mark Sharwood was as a full time volunteer for the United Farm Workers from 1976 until 1982. He worked towards passing Proposition 14, for which he traveled through California, Texas, Mid-west states and New York, assisting with various boycotts and campaigns. Beginning in 1978, Sharwood handled the propaganda for the Imperial Valley election. He created graphic fliers in order to communicate ideas that did not translate into words. Sharwood's records consist of leaflets, pamphlets and flyers...
Abstract Mary Ellen Riordan (1920-2010) was president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1960-1981. In 1965, teachers and the school board signed their first contract, only the third teacher contract in the country. Riordan also guided the Detroit Federation of Teachers through three strikes, the Detroit Public Schools desegregation case Bradley v. Milliken, and agency fee case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. In addition to her work with DFT, she served on the AFT Executive Council as...
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...
Abstract The national position of City Delivery Director of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) was created in 1972 to focus on all organizational activities relating to city delivery service, including grievances, training programs, and policies and regulations. Records in this collection reflect the activities of two directors: Gustave J. Johnson, the first City Delivery Director, and his successor, Joseph H. Johnson. The majority of the materials relate to grievances and arbitration...
Abstract Vincent R. Sombrotto was elected the 16th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1978, serving nearly 24 years until his retirement in December 2002. Bolstered by the rank and file movement in the early 1970s, Sombrotto was overwhelmingly elected president following the adoption of reforms he advocated to make the union leadership more responsive to its members. His accomplishments included wage increases, improving working conditions, passing reform of the Hatch...
Abstract The Oregon Federation of Teachers Collection includes both the papers of the OFT and the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP). The OFT was chartered in June 1952 and during that decade was successful in securing teacher tenure laws. During the 1960s and 1970s the OFT grew in size by organizing more workers in K-12, community college and higher education in faculty, nurses and classified positions. In the 1990s the OFT changed its’ name by convention to the Oregon...
Abstract Ray Howe was born 30 July 1921. After serving in the Korean conflict, Howe married and began teaching at Lowrey Junior High School in Dearborn Michigan and from 1955-1959 he taught at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn. In 1959 Howe was elected president of the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, Local 681, American Federation of Teachers and served till 1961. Howe began working for the Dearborn Public Schools in the late 1960s in various positions, from principal to deputy superintendent. He took...
- Subject: Collective bargaining X
- American Federation of Teachers 23
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 19
- Air Line Pilots Association 16
- Service Employees International Union 14
- AFL-CIO 11
- AFSCME 10
- Shanker, Albert 10
- Sweeney, John J. 10
- United States. Federal Aviation Administration 7
- United Farm Workers 6
- United States. National Mediation Board 6
- Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 6
- General Motors Corporation 5
- National Education Association of the United States 5
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 5
- Lucy, William, 1933- 4
- United States Postal Service 4
- United States. Civil Aeronautics Board 4
- United States. National Labor Relations Board 4
- Bieber, Owen 3
- Bluestone, Irving 3
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 3
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 3
- Cordtz, Richard 3
- Feldman, Sandra 3
- Ford Motor Company 3
- McElroy, Edward 3
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 3
- National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 3
- Porter, Robert 3
- Stern, Andy 3
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 3
- AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 2
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 2
- American Postal Workers Union 2
- Ciampa, P.J. 2
- Continental Airlines 2
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
- Eastern Air Lines 2
- Flight Engineers' International Association 2
- Kugler, Phil 2
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 2
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
- Public Services International 2
- Texas Air Corporation 2
- United States. National Transportation Safety Board 2
- AFL. Flat Glass Workers Union 1
- AFL. Windows Glass Cutters League 1
- AFSCME. Council 36 (Calif.) 1
- AFSCME. District Council 25 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- AFSCME. District Council 37 (New York, N.Y.) 1
- AFSCME. District Council 77 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- AFSCME. International Convention 1
- AFSCME. Judicial Panel 1
- AFSCME. Local 101 (Santa Clara County, Calif.) 1
- AFSCME. Local 1259 1
- AFSCME. Local 1640 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- AFT Ohio (Ohio Federation of Teachers) 1
- African National Congress 1
- Alexander, Gabriel N., 1910- 1
- American Arbitration Association 1
- American Association of University Professors 1
- American Association of University Professors. Wayne State University Chapter 1
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- American Federation of Goverment Employees 1
- American Federation of Labor 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Great Lakes Regional Office 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1175 (Alaska) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Southern Regional Office 1
- American Nurses Association 1
- Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Bannon, Ken, 1914- 1
- Barnard, John 1
- Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
- Bevona, Gus 1
- Bilik, Al 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
- Burciaga, David 1
- Burrus, William 1
- Burt, George, 1903- 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Carlstrom, Lawrence 1
- Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
- Cheng, Charles 1
- Chrysler Corporation 1
- Church, Al 1
- Cincinnati Federation of Teachers. Local 1520 1
- Collins, Joe 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Cook County College Teachers Union. Local 1600 1
- Cook, Victoria 1
- Dailey, Ed 1
- Damman, Adair 1
- Davis, Carrolyn 1
- DeShetler, Irwin L. 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Dearborn Public Schools 1 ∧ view less
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