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Abstract The Action Coalition of Strikers (ACOS) was a rank-and-file group of strikers and their families who were active during the Detroit Newspaper Strike. Representing reporters, editors, pressmen, and truck drivers, the coalition opposed the newspaper union leadership and their proposed back-to-work offer and instead pressed forward with a campaign to fight to restore all lost jobs. They sponsored peaceful and disciplined mass demonstrations in support of the strikers, and published the weekly...
Dates: 1944 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1997
Abstract Detroit Typographical Union (DTU) No. 18 was established in 1852 in conjunction with the establishment of the National Typographical Union (later known as the International Typographical Union or ITU). Throughout its history the union has represented three major dailies: The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit Times as well as suburban newspaper publications and non-newsprint publishers of the Detroit metropolitan area.The DTU records document its administration and...
Dates: 1897 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1987
Abstract Ellen Creager (b. 1956), a Detroit Free Press reporter, first joined the press as a copy editor in 1983 after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University; ultimately she was promoted to the position of general assignment reporter in the Features Department. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News employees engaged in a strike against Gannett and Knight-Ridder newspaper chains beginning in July of 1995. Creager was working part-time when the strike began because...
Dates: 1995 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1996
Abstract Nancy E. Dunn, a Detroit Free Press copy editor and journalist, was heavily involved during the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News newspaper strike in the 1990s. Dunn not only participated on the picket line, but also acted as a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions. The Nancy E. Dunn Papers document the strike/lockout from its inception in July 1995 through December 2000. Documents include administrative and audiovisual materials that reflect the striker's activities....
Dates: 1988 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999
Abstract The Newspaper Guild, a national organization, initially began with the intent to be a professional organization more than a union. As such, the 1933 founders chose to call the group a “guild.” The Newspaper Guild Local 22 was an early local, established in 1934. Organizers were successful in establishing this local in Detroit by using sit-down strikes across the entire state. The Detroit Times and the Detroit Free Press were first to win bargaining recognition: The Times was first certified...
Dates: 1933 - 2007
Abstract Between 1970 and 1987, Walter P. Reuther Library staff undertook a project to document the early history of the American Newspaper Guild by interviewing Guild pioneers. Alan D. Cline, a retired San Franscisco reporter and past San Francisco Oakland Newspaper Guild President, contributed to the project as well. Collection consists of recordings and/or transcripts of 7 interviews. Pioneers of the American Newspaper Guild and Newspaper Guild locals discuss their backgrounds and early lives, entry...
Dates: 1971-10-16 - 1987-12-15
Abstract The Detroit Newspaper Strike started July 13, 1995 by the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions and roughly 2,500 workers against the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. The Strike ended in February of 1997 with the legal resolution of the Strike occurring in 2000. This collection consists of interview transcripts for nine interviews and audio recordings for four interviews. Each interviewee is asked to speak on their experiences in and around the time of the Detroit Newspaper Strikes....
- Detroit (Mich.) 6
- Labor unions 6
- Detroit news 4
- Newspaper publishing 4
- Newspaper strike, Detroit, Michigan, 1995-2000 4
- Oral histories 2
- Picketing 2
- Collective bargaining 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Human rights 1
- Labor 1
- Oakland County (Mich.) 1
- Pontiac (Mich.) 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Transcripts 1
- Unfair labor practices 1
- Women labor union members -- United States 1 ∧ view less
- Detroit Free Press Co. 4
- Detroit News (Firm) 3
- Newspaper Guild 3
- Newspaper Guild of Detroit 3
- Young, Coleman A. 3
- Detroit Sunday Journal 2
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 2
- Action Coalition of Strikers 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Cline, Alan D. 1
- Creager, Ellen 1
- Detroit Typographical Union No. 18 (Mich.) 1
- Dunn, Nancy E. 1
- East, Dennis 1
- Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation 1
- Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc. 1
- Mahaffey, Maryann 1
- Mleczko, Lou 1
- Newspaper Guild. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Pflug, Warner W. 1
- Wayne State University 1 ∧ view less
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