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Abstract AFSCME Local 496 was established in December 1970 in Flint, Michigan. It was composed of maintenance, custodial, and clerical employees of Genesee County and was under the jurisdiction of AFSCME Flint Metro Area Council 29. Local 496's first president was Christine Daros, and its first secretary-treasurer was David Barkey. The records in the collection consist of routine office files reflecting the activities of Local 496; council and international convention materials; per capita payments to...
Abstract Bud Simons was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection is particularly important in its documents of the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. It includes correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia collected by Simons. An oral history interview with Simons is available.
Dates: 1937 - 1962
Abstract Subjects include: Flint sit-down; Flint Trolley Coach strikes
Dates: 1937 - 1940; Majority of material found in 1937 - 1937
Abstract Garland Lane was a Michigan Democratic State Senator representing Genesee County, where he was an important part of the Appropriations Committee. His papers reflect his Senate activities.
Dates: 1964 - 1974
Abstract Mike Westfall was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 598 in Flint, MI. His papers reflect his leadership in the Flint-based grassroots movement to bring attention to the effects of corporate restructuring and job loss in the automotive industry.
Dates: 1981 - 1987
Abstract Olive R. Beasley led a career devoted to improving human and civil rights for minority groups. She served as secretary and later as executive director of the Michigan Committee on Civil Rights and was a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. She continued to serve its successor, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission as executive director of the Flint office. She also held numerous posts in labor and community organizations in Detroit and Flint including president of AFSCME Local 52,...
Dates: 1948 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972
Abstract Paul Parker worked for the Flint, MI Chevrolet Division of General Motors for forty-one years. During that time he served the United Auto Workers in several capacities and was active in local and state Democratic politics. His papers primarily reflect his activities in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Dates: 1939 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 599 represented workers in the Buick plant in Flint, MI and is noted for its involvement in the anti-Martin struggles during the early years of its existence. The records of the local reflect routine operations.
Dates: 1936 - 1966
- Subject: Flint (Mich.) X
- Labor unions 4
- Automobile industry and trade 3
- Michigan -- Politics and government 3
- Sit-down strikes 2
- Strikes and lockouts 2
- Civil rights 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Genesee County (Mich.) 1
- Human rights 1
- Labor 1
- Labor movement 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Women in the labor movement 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 5
- AFSCME 2
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 2
- General Motors Corporation 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- AFSCME . Local 496 (Genesee County, Mich.) 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Hilberry, Clarence B. 1
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 599 (Flint, MI) 1
- Lane, Garland 1
- Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 1
- Parker, Paul J. 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Simons, Bud 1
- Simons, Hazel 1
- Westfall, Mike 1 ∧ view less
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