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Abstract The UFW Massachusetts Boycott Office: Boston opened in 1967, one of several regional branch offices of the UFW formed to organize communities to participate in a consumer boycott of lettuce, grapes, wines, and other agricultural products. The primary activity of the office involved outreach efforts (mailing letters, hosting rallies and events) aimed at prominent members of the greater Boston area, including political leaders, church leaders, and business leaders, as well as college campuses...
Abstract The records of the UFW Missouri Boycott Office relate to the various strikes and boycotts that occurred nationally during the period of the 1970s. The Missouri Boycott Offices were located in two locations, Kansas City and St. Louis. The people directing these boycott offices worked on petitions, boycotts of grocery store chains and agricultural products, and raising awareness about the UFW’s dispute with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.The majority of material in this...
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973, the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993. The activities of this office included working toward a state wide boycott of California iceberg lettuce, and gathering information about farm labor in the state itself. Several...
Abstract The records of the United Farm Workers Jersey City Boycott Office describe their attempts to limit the shipment and sale of on-union grapes through the coordination of an effective national boycott campaign.
Abstract The activities of the New York Boycott office focused on the national consumer boycotts of California table grapes and lettuce initiated by the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, UFWOC (predecessor of UFW) in 1967 and 1971 respectively. The boycotts were in support of striking California farm workers seeking union recognition under the leadership of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and the UFW. The records consist of files from various New York boycott offices that include: New...
Abstract Arturo Rodriguez became president of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in 1993 upon the death of Cesar Chavez, co-founder and president of the UFW from its start and Rodriguez’s father-in-law and mentor. Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1949 and attended Catholic schools there. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 1971 and a Masters degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1973. Rodriguez learned of...
Abstract Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, later known as the United Farm Workers, in 1962 at a convention he called. Growing up a migrant farm worker he honed his skills as an organizer with the Community Services Organization in California before splitting with them to form the NFWA. He would serve as president of the UFW until his death in 1993. These records reflect Chavez's beginnings with the CSO and the formative years of the NFWA, United Farm Workers Organizing...
Abstract The UFW Ohio Boycott was part of a nationwide series of boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts alerted the national consumer of the grape and lettuce strikes that had erupted in California and other states. The main duty of all of the Ohio offices was to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting donations, spreading information, and directing the boycott of certain agricultural crops within the state of...
Abstract The United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC) was formed in 1966 with the merger of the National Farm Workers Association and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, and was the precursor to the United Farm Workers. Their records center mainly on their activities on behalf of California farm workers.
Abstract The Pittsburgh boycott office was set up and coordinated by the United Farm Workers Union to handle the organization of boycotted products and establishments in the state of Pennsylvania and its surrounding region. The office, headed by Frank Ortiz, Sr. Carol Dougherty, Barbara Macri and a number of others, dealt mainly with the boycotting of stores, which sold non-union products, or were involved in anti-union activities. As well, the office involved itself with other UFW interests including...
Abstract Peter Velasco has served in a number of positions in the UFW. He worked as the Stockton, California Field Office Director, as the director of the Strike Defense Fund, was a board member of the Farm Workers Credit Union, and was a member of the National Executive Board member since 1973. He and his wife Dolores Ann also worked on the US Senate campaign of Tom Hayden in 1976. Peter Velasco died in 1995. His records consists of office files, largely from the time when Velasco was...
Abstract After college, Jocelyn Sherman started at the United Farm Workers (UFW) as a public relations representative and has been with the UFW for over 20 years. Sherman served as a documentary photographer for the UFW and as manager of the UFW’s public relations department before becoming the UFW’s Internet Communications Director.Sherman’s records consist of the UFW public relations department’s files from 1988 to 2001 and reflect her work with UFW campaigns during that era, including...
Abstract UFW Publications is primarily comprised of serials and unique publications created by, or collected by the United Farm Workers of America, the National Farm Worker Ministry and support organizations, which assisted the UFW with its cause. Included in the collection are convention proceedings dating back to the official inception of the UFW, constitutions, bylaws and serials.
Abstract Part 1 of the UFW Texas Records contains boycott papers from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the UFW was organizing boycotts against companies like Safeway Supermarkets, and against products like Heublein wines and California grapes and lettuce. They also consist of office files of the UFW which document the establishment of the UFW, particularly the Service Center in Mc Allen, Texas and the UFW's involvement with a variety of local organizations including STACO (South Texas Association of...
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973 the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993.The papers of the Wisconsin Boycott Office record the activities of the UFW primarily in Milwaukee during the mid 1970s, including several director's records. The office worked to...
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973, the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993.
Abstract African-American, Latino and women workers and labor union members; labor education programs in Michigan; Robert Cunningham; Don Stevens; UM/WLTP
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 11
Abstract The United Kingdom Society of Coachbuilders - Cork Branch Collection consists of a "Facsimile of the Minutes of 1812 and Subsequent Years Presented to the Automobile Workers of America by the National Union of Vehicle Builders."
Abstract Subjects include: minutes; Taft-Hartley
Abstract The United Rubber Workers records pertain to the minimum wage in the rubber industry, collective bargaining, organizing, and labor in politics.
Abstract Clippings, reports, correspondence, and reports of articles relating to writings and other activities of Willard S. Townsend, founder and president of the International Brotherhood of Red Caps (1938), which later became the United Transport Service Employees (CIO). The collection has material on Mr. Townsend and also on civil rights, blacks in labor and the Korean War, and history of the UTSE.
Abstract The United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSM) has its origins in the establishment of the Detroit Community Union in 1917. UWSM, called the United Foundation until it’s official name change in 1989, was formed in 1948 through the merger of the Detroit Community Chest and other Detroit charities, and came to be affiliated with the national United Way organization in 1970. UWSM is an umbrella organization providing funding for a wide range of social welfare agencies in the Metropolitan Detroit...
University of Michigan -- Wayne State University Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Reprint Series Publications
Abstract University of Michigan – Wayne State University, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, Reprint Series 29, 31, 34, 36, and 38. Material is generally dated from the 1960s.
Abstract The Urban Environment Conference (UEC) grew out of an effort in 1971 by Michigan Senator Philip Hart to provide a forum for the discussion of problems and issues of joint concern to urban reform groups, environmentalists, and organized labor. Within a year, most of the participants decided to organize the group as a non-profit corporation with both advocacy and clearinghouse functions, including lobbying, education and publicity, fundraising, leadership training, technical assistance on program...
Abstract Bruce Duncan Phillips (1935-2008), better known as Utah Phillips, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 1935. He became well known as a folk singer, performer, storyteller, poet, radio host, and activist beginning in the late 1960s and continued to be a prominent figure in the American folk and labor communities for the following four decades. He was a staple of folk festivals, a perennial touring musician, and ultimately became one of the distinguished elders of the folk music community. He...
- Subject: Labor X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 378
- American Federation of Teachers 59
- AFL-CIO 57
- United Farm Workers 54
- Industrial Workers of the World 52
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 50
- Service Employees International Union 46
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 44
- AFSCME 34
- Air Line Pilots Association 31
- General Motors Corporation 21
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 19
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 17
- American Federation of Labor 15
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 15
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 15
- Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 15
- Bluestone, Irving 14
- National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 14
- Sweeney, John J. 14
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 13
- Chrysler Corporation 12
- Shanker, Albert 12
- Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 12
- Ford Motor Company 11
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 11
- United Mine Workers of America 11
- East, Dennis 10
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 10
- United Steelworkers 10
- Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 9
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 9
- Lucy, William, 1933- 9
- Newspaper Guild 9
- Wayne State University 9
- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
- Socialist Workers Party 8
- Cordtz, Richard 7
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 7
- Textile Workers Union of America 7
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 6
- National Education Association of the United States 6
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 6
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
- National Organization for Women 6
- United States. Works Progress Administration 6
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 5
- American Newspaper Guild 5
- Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 5
- Bieber, Owen 5
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 5
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 5
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 5
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 5
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 5
- Kramer, Leo 5
- McEntee, Gerald W. 5
- Michigan State AFL-CIO 5
- National Farm Workers Association 5
- Stern, Andy 5
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 5
- Young, Coleman A. 5
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 4
- American Civil Liberties Union 4
- Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 4
- Beffel, John Nicholas 4
- Ciampa, P.J. 4
- Communication Workers of America 4
- Detroit Free Press Co. 4
- Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 4
- Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 4
- Gotbaum, Victor 4
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 4
- Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 4
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 4
- Newspaper Guild of Detroit 4
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 4
- Reagan, Ronald 4
- United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America 4
- United States Postal Service 4
- United States. Agency for International Development 4
- United States. National Labor Relations Board 4
- United States. National Mediation Board 4
- AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 3
- AFSCME. International Convention 3
- American Postal Workers Union 3
- California Migrant Ministry 3
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 3
- Detroit Sunday Journal 3
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 3
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 3
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 3
- International Labour Organization 3
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 10 3
- Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 3
- Kirkland, Lane 3
- Kubista, Roy 3
- Legere, Ben 3
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