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Abstract David Elsila is an activist, educator, writer, editor, and historian best known for his work involving the labor movement. He notably served as the longtime editor for the UAW's magazine Solidarity, managing the publication from 1977 to 1998. Before then, he was editor for the American Federation of Teacher's publications American Teacher and Changing Education. Elsila's work with the AFT is the subject of the...
Dates: 1964 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1999; 1970 - 2012
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 Attorney Gabriel Alexander served with the Region XI National War Labor Board and the National Wage Stabilization Board during World War II. In the private sector he served in the American Arbitration Association, and acted as arbitrator for cases such as General Motors and the UAW from 1948 to 1956, and as a permanent arbitrator for Great Lakes Steel-United Steelworkers. The papers of Mr. Alexander reflect his work in both the government and private sector as it relates to the interaction...
Dates: 1944 - 1976
Abstract Labor Notes (officially titled the Labor Education and Research Project) is a media and organizing project for union rank and file activists based out of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for their self-titled monthly magazine, Labor Notes also publishes books, hosts a bi-annual conference, and runs organizing workshops and seminars for Union locals throughout North America. Since 1979 they have served an important networking and organizing role in the labor community, working to strengthen the...
Dates: 1965 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1999
Abstract 'Bill' Williams was a prominent figure in CIO Local 76 (later UAW Local 560), Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Richmond, CA., helping to organize workers and serve as an officer. His papers reflect events at the plant surrounding the jurisdictional rivalry between the AFL and the CIO and eventual designation as a UAW shop.
Dates: 1936 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1958
Abstract Mark Kahn was professor of economics at Wayne State University in the 1960s and the first Director of the Master of Arts in Industrial Relations. Throughout his academic career and into retirement, Mr. Kahn served as a labor arbitrator. His papers reflect his enduring interest in the arbitration of labor disputes in a wide range of industries, particularly air transportation.
Dates: 1952 - 1970
Abstract Attorney Robert Pisarski served as the director of the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC). Mr. Pisarski was active in various professional organizations related to labor mediation and held posts on the faculties of universities throughout Wayne County. Mr. Pisarski’s papers document labor disputes between various Michigan hospitals and labor unions.
Dates: 1949 - 1974
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 13
Abstract Robert Wright served as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 274. Mr. Wright's papers document the 1944 Chicago Dodge plant election between the International Association of Machinists Lodge 113 and UAW Local 274, and the campaigns of factions within Local 274.The Robert Wright Collection consists primarily of handbills and other material documenting the 1944 election between International Association of Machinists Lodge 113 and UAW Local 274 to represent workers at the...
Dates: 1944 - 1945
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. SEIU’s Department of Education generates training materials for its members on topics including workplace training (for all three divisions), internal staff professional development, collective bargaining, organizing, and political campaigns. Document formats found...
Dates: 1980 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1992 - 2002
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. While most of SEIU’s members reside in the United States, the SEIU is an international union with members and affiliates in countries all over the world. The records of SEIU’s International Affairs Department document the SEIU’s relationships with companies, unions,...
Dates: 1985 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1998
Abstract Richard Cordtz’s affiliation with SEIU spanned nearly 50 years, beginning in the late 1940s as a member of Local 102 while he worked at the Del Mar Racetrack, and ending in 1996 as President of the International. During his journey from member to president, Cordtz held a variety of positions within SEIU including union organizer, Local 79 President, Joint Council 35 President, Central States Conference President, and Secretary-Treasurer of the International. Cordtz was also active in the...
Dates: 1920 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1992
Abstract Thomas (Tom) Reilly Donahue was an influential figure in both the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. He served as the executive assistant to David Sullivan, the first vice president of SEIU, the executive assistant to George Meany, the secretary-treasurer of AFL-CIO, and as the president of AFL-CIO.The papers document a portion of Donahue's time as the executive assistant to David Sullivan and as the...
Dates: 1962 - 1973
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 57 began as an American Federation of Labor local and servicing the Fort Wayne Works of International Harvester Company in Fort Wayne, IN. The local received recognition as sole bargaining agent for employees in 1940 after a long struggle with management, the company union, and an independent union. Their records reflect these activities as well as the general operations of the local.
Dates: 1933 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1982
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 200 was formed to service employees at the Ford Motor Co. Windsor, Ontario. The records of the local document a 1951 strike, U.S. immigration problems, and UE relations with the Canadian Congress of Labour in 1950, among routine records of operations and activities.
Dates: 1962 - 1964
Abstract Local 240 is an amalgamated UAW-CIO local representing salaried and office employees in Windsor, Ontario. This local was certified on March 17, 1944, as the collective bargaining agent for certain salaried and office employees employed by Ford Motor Company of Canada in its Windsor offices. The first collective bargaining agreement with Ford was signed in 1946.
Dates: 1938 - 1955
Abstract Established in 1939 when the International Executive Board revoked the charter of pro-Martin Local 118, United Auto Workers Local 664 serviced members at Fisher Body, Chevrolet, and Prophet Company in North Tarrytown, NY. The records reflect the Martin controversy, strikes, conferences, and other activities of the local.
Dates: 1939 - 1961
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 833 has had divisive history between workers at the Kohler Co. in Kohler, WI and their employers. First organized in 1933 by the American Federation of Labor, workers were soon embroiled in a jurisdictional dispute with a company-formed union, the Kohler Workers' Association (KWA). Following a strike, the KWA won the bid from the NLRB to represent workers, but leadership soon became dissatisfied and voted in 1952 to join the UAW.
Dates: 1897 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1960
Abstract Local 887 of the United Auto Workers was borne out of labor struggles between its predecessor union, UAW-CIO Local 683, and North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA shortly before American involvement in WWII. Because of the company's production of military aircraft, the federal government has historically been closely involved with labor disputes affecting Local 887's members. The records of UAW Local 887 reflect the union's long struggle with management over such issues as wages and union...
Dates: 1938 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1977
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 932 was chartered in 1961, providing service to the Minneapolis-Moline Division of Motec Industries, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. The local was embroiled in an intense rivalry many years prior to its chartering, between the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America and the UAW over who had the rights to service the local.
Dates: 1937 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1961
- Labor unions -- Organizing 8
- Labor unions 7
- Strikes and lockouts 7
- Collective bargaining 6
- Arbitration, Industrial 4
- Contract negotiations 4
- Labor unions -- Jurisdictional disputes 4
- Grievance procedures 3
- Labor 3
- Service industries 3
- Automobile industry and trade 2
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 2
- Privatization 2
- Unfair labor practices 2
- Women in the labor movement 2
- World War, 1939-1945 2
- Aerospace industries 1
- Agricultural laborers 1
- Airlines -- Collective bargaining 1
- Anti-apartheid movements 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Civil rights 1
- Collective labor agreements 1
- Grievance arbitration 1
- Health care workers 1
- Human rights 1
- International labor activities 1
- Janitors 1
- Journalism 1
- Labor education 1
- Labor literature 1
- Labor movement 1
- Pay equity 1
- Periodical editors 1
- Political campaigns 1
- Strike votes 1
- Teachers' unions 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States 1
- Women's rights 1
- Workers' rights 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 10
- Service Employees International Union 4
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 3
- AFL-CIO 2
- Ford Motor Company 2
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 2
- Sweeney, John J. 2
- African National Congress 1
- Alexander, Gabriel N., 1910- 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Convention 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Executive Council. Meeting 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- Cordtz, Richard 1
- Donahue, Thomas R. (Thomas Reilly) 1
- General Motors Corporation 1
- Glenn, Elinor 1
- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 1
- International Labour Organization 1
- International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Local 833 (Sheboygan Falls, Wis.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 240 (Windsor, ON, Canada) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 664 (North Tarrytown, NY) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 932 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Implement Workers of America. Local 57 1
- Kahn, Mark L. (Mark Leo) 1
- Labor Education & Research Project (U.S.) 1
- Labor Notes 1
- Michigan Employment Relations Commission 1
- Moody, Kim 1
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 1
- Parker, Mike 1
- Pisarski, Robert, 1921-1980 1
- Public Services International 1
- Shanker, Albert 1
- Slaughter, Jane, 1949- 1
- Stern, Andy 1
- Tanzman, David 1
- United States. National Labor Relations Board 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United States.. Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management 1
- Washington Labor for Peace 1
- Wayne State University. Labor Studies Center 1
- Williams, M. A., labor leader 1
- World Bank 1
- Wright, Robert 1 ∧ view less
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