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Abstract Charles Orr was an economist who focused on labor from early on in his career, working in several capacities both in the U.S. and Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. In the early 1950s he was research officer for the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and acting head of the Adult Education Section of UNESCO. In the early 1960s he taught worker education in India, Malaysia, Formosa, Hong Kong and Japan for the International Labor Office. Since 1946, Orr has taught labor...
Dates: 1912 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970
Abstract The United Auto Workers Education Department is the largest of its kind in the American labor movement and offers a wide variety of programming for local union leaders to members and their families.The records in this collection cover the tenure of Victor Reuther, who directed the department from 1946-1951. Material reflects not only his leadership of the department, but his community involvement, and international ties with organizations such as the Anglo-American Productivity...
Dates: 1946 - 1951
Abstract The International Affairs Department of the United Auto Workers coordinated the activity of its workers with free trade unions around the world. The department was directed by Victor Reuther from 1957-1972. Lewis Carliner was his assistant for most of that time. Their records reflect the activities of the department after it ceased to be a part of the Washington Office and became its own independent agency. Subjects include: Agency for International Development; IMF; International Confederation...
Dates: 1962 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1964
Abstract In 1984, Ida Burati interviewed labor leader Victor Reuther, focusing on anticommunism in the labor movement following World War II. Collection consists of an audiotape. Reuther talks about Jay Lovestone, George Meany, and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).
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