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Wyndham Mortimer Papers

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Identifier: LP001171
Abstract As United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice-President, Wyndham Mortimer worked to organize the employees of General Motors Fisher Body Plant, which led to the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937, and later participated in the negotiations that achieved the first UAW-GM contract. Mr. Mortimer was active in factional struggles within the UAW as a leader of the Unity Caucus and was ultimately expelled from the UAW with charges of Communist allegiance. Mr. Mortimer’s papers document his work in the UAW,...
Dates: 1943 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1962

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Communism 34
Labor unions and communism 20
Labor unions 17
Labor 16
Civil rights 12
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Labor movement 10
Education 9
Socialism 9
Strikes and lockouts 8
Politics, Practical 6
Labor unions -- Organizing 5
Automobile industry and trade 4
Oral histories 4
Radicalism 4
Collective bargaining 3
Contract negotiations 3
Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 3
Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 3
Housing 3
Labor unions -- Factionalism 3
Social history 3
Transcripts 3
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 3
Academic freedom 2
African Americans 2
Desegregation 2
Ford Hunger March, 1932 2
Labor education 2
Michigan -- Politics and government 2
Political Action 2
Political action committees 2
Poverty 2
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921 2
School integration 2
Sit-down strikes 2
Sound recordings 2
Women in the labor movement 2
Women's rights 2
World War, 1939-1945 2
Aerospace industries 1
Affirmative action 1
Agricultural laborers 1
Agriculture 1
Airlines 1
Anti-communist movements -- United States 1
Anti-racism 1
Antinuclear movement 1
Art -- History 1
Automation 1
Automobile industry workers 1
Briggs Strike, 1933 1
Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
Detroit -- social conditions 1
Educational reform 1
Ethical culture movement 1
Fascism 1
Great Depression 1
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 1
Human rights 1
Labor leaders -- United States 1
Labor unions -- Jurisdictional disputes 1
Labor unions -- Mergers 1
Michigan 1
Migrant agricultural laborers 1
Migrant workers 1
Older people 1
Plant shutdowns 1
Poland 1
Polish people 1
Political campaigns 1
Retirees 1
School employees 1
Strikes and lockouts -- Automobile industry 1
Teachers 1
Teachers' unions 1
UAW Locals and Regions 1
Women 1
World War, 1914-1918 1
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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 19
American Federation of Teachers 9
Industrial Workers of the World 6
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 5
AFL-CIO 4
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Socialist Workers Party 4
National Education Association of the United States 3
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 3
American Federation of Labor 2
Chrysler Corporation 2
Communist Party of America 2
Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
General Motors Corporation 2
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 2
Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 2
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
United Farm Workers 2
Workers Party (1940-1949) 2
AFL. Flat Glass Workers Union 1
AFL. Windows Glass Cutters League 1
Abern, Martin 1
Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company 1
American Arbitration Association 1
American Newspaper Guild 1
Ashleigh, Charles 1
Baldinger, Mary Alice 1
Baldinger, Wilbur 1
Barbour, Alex 1
Baskin, Alex 1
Binkowski, Don 1
Boggs, Grace Lee 1
Boggs, James 1
Brooks, Dan 1
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 1
Calhoun, Arthur W. (Arthur Wallace), 1885-1979 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Children's Crusade for Children 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
DeShetler, Irwin L. 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Dewey, Charles M. 1
Dwyer, John, socialist 1
Edelbrock, Ben 1
Elder, Arthur 1
Finkel, James 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Fuller, Alex 1
Gausmann, William C. 1
Gernaey, William 1
Herrick, Mary J. 1
Hogan, Thomas F. 1
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1
International Socialists (U.S.) 1
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 174 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 2A 1
Jablonower, Joseph, 1888-1971 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
Johnson-Forest Tendency 1
Keeran, Roger 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
Koch, Raymond, 1909- 1
Kraus, Dorothy 1
Kraus, Henry 1
Krieger, Sadie 1
Krieger, Samuel 1
Krzycki, Leo 1
Lauck, W. Jett (William Jett), 1879-1949 1
League for Industrial Democracy 1
Lefkowitz, Abraham, 1884-1956 1
Lindahl, James 1
Linville, Henry R. (Henry Richardson), 1866-1941 1
Lutzai, George 1
Lyman, Frances D. 1
Martel, Frank X. 1
Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
Miller, Dave 1
Moody, Kim 1
Moskowitz, Charlotte 1
Paine, G. Lyman (George Lyman) 1
Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) 1
Rand School of Social Science 1
Reagan, Ronald (Ronald Wilson), 1911-2004 1
Saul, George James 1
Sender, Garlin 1
Shaffer, Leo D. 1
Shanker, Albert 1
Sharwood, Mark 1
Shenkar, George 1
Smith, Nancy Lea 1
Smith, Stanton E. (Stanton Everett), 1905- 1
Starr, Helen Norton 1
Starr, Mark 1
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) 1
Sweet, Sam, 1911- 1
Teachers' Union of the City of New York 1
Turner, Tom 1
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