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Abstract The Wayne State University American Association of University Professors was formed in 1930. The early activities of the chapter focused on administrative reform and faculty participation in University governance. In May of 1973 WSU AAUP won an election against the Michigan Education Association-affiliated Faculty Association and the WSUFT (Wayne State University Federation of Teachers) to become the faculty collective bargaining representative. Collection materials include records relating to...
Abstract Mr. Cushman has had a long career in labor relations. He held positions with the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Commission, the War Manpower Commission, the Retraining and Reemployment Administration, the Department of Labor, and the International Labor Organization. During the late 1940's and early 1950's, he served as arbitrator in disputes involving fifty-three major companies and fifteen international unions. From 1954 to 1966, he was director of Industrial Relations and vice-president...
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Abstract Murray Seidler received his PhD in political science from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and was a Wayne State University professor of political science until his retirement in 1986. He published several articles on socialism and labor unions, such as “The Socialist Party and American Unionism.” He was involved in Americans for Democratic Action and subscribed to socialist organizations, such as the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC). Additionally, he held a year-long...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 10
Abstract In 1976 and again in 1981, Warner Pflug interviewed labor activist and educator Stoyan Menton, who had been a pioneer in the UAW organizing drives of the 1930s. Consists of audio recordings and a transcript of two combined interviews with Mention about his association with the Socialist Party, his experiences as a radical student activist at Wayne State University in the 1930s, and his work as education director of UAW Local 400 at Ford’s Highland Park Plant in the 1940s. Both interviews span...
Abstract Subjects include: UAW General Motors and Aerospace Departments; negotiations; rank and file attitude surveys; WSU BOG
Abstract The Teachers’ Corps was a national organization created in the 1960’s. Its goal was to remedy the teacher shortage in poorer school districts. The program was funded by the National Defense Education Act Institute.The Wayne State University program, sponsored by the College of Education, attempted to generate interest in the Detroit area inner city schools with the hope of recruitment. The interns selected for the WSU Teachers Corps were not required to have four-year degrees in education, only...
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....