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Abstract Correspondence, speeches, newspapers and clippings, pamphlets, and handbills. The Association of Catholic Trade Unionists of Detroit was a liberal Roman Catholic group organized in 1938 to strengthen the trade union movement along Christian lines. The main project of the Detroit chapter was the publication of the Michigan Labor Leader, which eventually became the Wage Earner. The paper took a leading role in the campaign against communism. In addition to publishing the newspaper, the ACTU...
Dates: 1938 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1956
Abstract Dr. Carrick, an aquatic biologist, served for a number of years on the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency. In 1974, he was appointed principal reviewer of all environmental impact statements prepared in the Southeast under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. As a young man, he worked in the automotive industry in Detroit. These papers contain an unpublished manuscript entitled "Auto Workers in Action: Labor Dynamics of the American Automobile Industry." It covers the...
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 659, Floyd Hoke-Miller wrote for the Local 659 publication, Searchlight, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) publication, Industrial Worker, and the Council of Industrial Organization (CIO) publication, Auto Worker. Mr. Hoke-Miller’s papers include poems and published articles.
Dates: 1939 - 1977
Abstract Fred Pieper was an early leader in the unionization of the auto industry. His papers reflect his work for the United Auto Workers and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in the South.
Dates: 1936 - 1940
Overview Irving Richter served as president of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Lodge 139 of the American Federation of Government Employees while employed by the FERA, which would later become the Works Progress Administration. Mr. Richter also served as an economist with the US Labor Department, and as the legislative representative and director of political action in the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Washington D.C. office. Mr. Richter was a...
Abstract Jack Barbash held positions in the federal government, the labor movement, and academia, serving in departments such as the U.S. Office of Education, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Barbash served as Research and Education Director for the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union and for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Industrial Union, and served a term as president of the American Association of University Professors...
Dates: 1920 - 1989
Abstract Minutes of the Executive Board of UAW Ford Local 600 for 1948; pamphlets and circulars on the United Electrical Workers; circulars and lists of the Wayne County CIO; copies of In Fact for 1948 and 1949. Of particular interest is the "Report to the UAW International Executive Board by the Convention Investigating Committee" of March 1947, which deals with racketeer influence within unions. Mr. Couser was a member of that committee.
Dates: 1946 - 1949
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 Correspondence, minutes, speeches, reports, radio scripts, agreements, rate classification records, demands, election publicity, memo books, news-paper clippings, convention proceedings, minutes of Bargaining Committee meetings of UAW Local 662, and published material collected by Mr. Edwards, who served as president of UAW-GM Local 662, Anderson, Indiana (1944-47), president of the Indiana CIO Council (1947-54), and as a UAW International representative for the Indiana region. Subjects include...
Dates: 1941 - 1959
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 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 The collection consists of correspondence between W. Jett Lauck, an advisor to John L. Lewis during the 1930s, and Jay Lovestone. Among the topics discussed are United Auto Workers' factionalism; developments in the labor movement, especially the CIO and John L. Lewis; the CIO and the Communist Party; the late 1930s UAW Strikes at GM; the International Ladies Garment Workers Union under David Dubinsky.
Dates: 1913; 1926; 1926 - 1947
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 174, William Kemsley held various offices as an organizer and advocate of union education. Mr. Kemsley served as education director of the Michigan Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO), as a staff member of the Economic Cooperation Administration in Paris, and as a representative of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to the United Nations. Journalist Ann Kemsley was editor of the Wisconsin CIO News and wrote for...
Dates: 1943 - 1961
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, briefs, agreements, clippings, and miscellaneous materials collected by Mr. Humphreys, who served as president of UAW Local 539 at the Campbell Wyant and Cannon Foundry, Muskegon, Michigan; vice-president of Michigan CIO Council; UAW International representative; and assistant director of the UAW Foundry Wage and Hour Council. Subjects include NLRB election at Albion Malleable Iron Company (1952-53), and National War Labor Board (1945).
Dates: 1944 - 1953
- Labor unions 9
- Civil rights 4
- Labor 3
- Politics, Practical 3
- Automobile industry and trade 2
- Radicalism 2
- Social history 2
- Socialism 2
- African American labor leaders 1
- African American labor union members 1
- African Americans 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Chrysler Sit-Down Strike, 1937 1
- Communism 1
- Dearborn (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 1
- Housing 1
- Industrial relations 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Labor unions--Factionalism 1
- Poverty 1
- Wisconsin 1
- Women 1
- Women in the labor movement 1 ∧ view less
- AFL-CIO 3
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
- Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 1
- Barbash, Jack 1
- Benjamin, Ernest, 1937- 1
- Carrick, Louis B. 1
- Couser, James G. 1
- Edwards, Neal 1
- General Motors Corporation 1
- Hoke-Miller, Floyd 1
- Humphreys, William 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 1
- Kemsley, Anne Terech 1
- Kemsley, William George, 1908- 1
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
- Lauck, W. Jett (William Jett), 1879-1949 1
- Lindahl, James 1
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 1
- Pieper, Fred C. 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Richter, Irving 1
- United Mine Workers of America 1
- United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United States. Works Progress Administration 1
- United Steelworkers 1 ∧ view less
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