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Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001506
Abstract Founded in Toledo, OH in 1967 by Baldemar Valasquez, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) represents migrant workers in the agricultural industry, and seeks to promote and protect the right of farm workers to actively participate in decisions that affect their conditions. FLOC centered their efforts not on growers, who the organization realized were relatively powerless, but on the large food processing companies who ran the agricultural business and ultimately controlled farm workers...
Dates: 1967 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1989

Glen R. Betts Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000648
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 22, Glen Betts served as chairman of its Community Services Committee and attended the 1974 Michigan United Labor Community Services School (MULCSS) at Black Lake. Mr. Betts’ papers reflect the various concerns and interests of Local 22’s Community Service Committee and the social issues addressed at the Black Lake MULCSS, including substance abuse, unemployment, union services for the handicapped and the energy crisis.
Dates: 1962 - 1975

JCA: Jewish Community Council Records

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Identifier: UR001726
Abstract The Jewish Community Council was established in 1937 as an umbrella organization to serve as a unifying force for Jewish organizations of metropolitan Detroit.The records of the Council document the organization's operational activities, programming, and publications, and the interests of the organization as related to issues such as anti-Semitism, discrimination and the civil rights movement, church-state relations and education, Israeli and Middle Eastern affairs, Zionism, and the...
Dates: 1937 - 1984

Ken Barger Papers

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Identifier: LP002400
Abstract Ken Barger (1941-), who was raised in east Tennessee, became active in social change after his experiences serving in the Vietnam War. He was a professor of Anthropology for thirty years at Indiana University Indianapolis focusing professionally on social change. Through these professional interests, he got involved with the farm labor movement and the immigrant rights movement. Barger has been an active member of the FLOC movement since 1979. He participated in many activities, such as...
Dates: 1980 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1982 - 2009

Merle Henrickson Papers

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Identifier: LP000193
Abstract Merle Henrickson served as president of United Public Workers Local 275 of Detroit in the late 1940's. From the 1940s through the 1980s, he was involved with the neighborhood and community councils of Detroit, particularly the Brightmoor District Council. He was a major figure in the citizen movement to improve public schools in Detroit and as such, he was deeply involved in school desegregation in the 1970s. His wife, Wilma worked for 15 years in Detroit Public Schools and was active in the...
Dates: 1945 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1950; 1935 - 1991

Michigan Labor History Society Records

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Identifier: LR000847
Abstract The Michigan Labor History Society, founded in 1977, is a local organization committed to fostering interest, understanding, and research regarding the contributions of the working men and women of Michigan. This collection consists of records relating to MLHS research, events, and commemorative efforts, with the bulk of the records pertaining to the Michigan Labor Legacy Project, an art installation commemorating worker contributions to Detroit and Michigan.
Dates: 1981 - 2013; Majority of material found within 2000 - 2004

UAW Vice-President's Office: Donald Ephlin Records

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Identifier: LR001404
Abstract Donald F. Ephlin became active in the UAW at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Framingham, MA in the late 1940s, before joining the International Union staff in 1960. As administrative assistant to UAW President Leonard Woodcock from 1970 to 1977, and later Vice-President in charge of the Ford and subsequently the General Motors Departments, Ephlin played a key role in negotiations with both companies. He helped launch the Saturn Corporation and create a labor agreement which changed the...
Dates: 1960 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980

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