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Abstract David S. Tanzman, originally from Corona, New York, was born in 1919 and received a BA in Liberal Arts from Wayne State University. According to the Detroit Jewish News, Tanzman fought in the European Theatre in World War II and when the war ended he worked as a government messenger in Washington. Later he became a mediator for the National Defense Mediation Board and then the National Wage Stabilization Board. In September 1948, he relocated to Detroit and joined the Federal Mediation and...
Dates: 1953 - 2014
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of Kenneth Forbes, a UAW leader in the Saginaw area. Forbes held different offices in the union including the President of Local 455 and was also active politically. His collection covers his active years in the union and his retirement and gives a glimpse into the life of the politics and challenges of an elected official in the UAW.
Dates: 1927 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1971
Abstract Shlomo “Sol” Sperka (1933-2015) was a Detroit lawyer and arbitrator. He was educated at Wayne State University (1952-1954) and Brooklyn Law School (1958). Upon obtaining his degree Sperka returned to the Detroit area, first working for the National Labor Relations Board and then moving on to the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC), where he served first as an Administrative Law Judge and then as director. After retiring from state employment in 1998, Sperka spent several years in...
Dates: 1958 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2011