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Abstract In late 1967, Herbert Hill, labor director for the NAACP, visited Wayne State University in Detroit to conduct oral histories with African American men and women on their experiences in the labor movement. Between 1967 and 1970, Hill, with local interviewers Roberta McBride, Jim Keeney, and Norman McRae, completed numerous interviews in Detroit. Hill also visited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Berkeley for several additional interviews to round out what would become known as the Blacks in...
Abstract In 1985, an oral history was conducted with Blaine Marrin by an unidentified interviewer. Blaine Marrin was a former president of UAW Local 157 and an active UAW member since 1937. Collection consists of an audio recording of reminiscences by Marrin about his time with the UAW, as well as his prior experiences with the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA).
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 10
Abstract Correspondence, reports, and other items collected by Mr. Marrin, former president of UAW Local 157 (the UAW's tool and die local for western Detroit), and a trustee of the International Union.
Abstract In May 1985, Philip Mason interviewed labor lawyer and Wayne State University law faculty member Boaz Siegel. Collection consists of the interview recording. Siegel talks about his background including his socialist upbringing, experiences as a labor educator and school teacher, his long career as a labor lawyer including his contributions to the UAW, especially the development of its benefits program, and his time in private practice and on the faculty of the Wayne State University Law School.
Abstract Bob Barber worked as a journalist, writing for the United Farm Workers publication, El Malcriado, reporting for KSAN and KPFA radio stations in California’s Bay Area, and as a freelance writer. Mr. Barber’s papers center on his work covering California farm labor election issues.
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including positions such as president of the New York Workers Alliance, National Secretary of the Workers Defense League, and Regional Director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Education. Mr. Sexton served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and...
Abstract Contains: Executive Board materials
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 2
Abstract Teaching labor history in Canada.
Abstract With a background in teaching history and economics in England, Mark Starr moved to the U.S. and went to work for Brookwood Labor College as extension director in 1928. He became Director of the Ladies Garment Workers Union Educational Department in 1934, where he served for almost 30 years publishing pamphlets and articles on workers' education and labor history. In the 1960s he traveled for the International Labour Office gathering information and training labor leaders in foreign countries....
Abstract Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, New York was founded in 1921 as an experimental college for labor specific classes. It was a residential college different from traditional colleges. It only lasted until 1937 when it fell victim to the depression. Collection documents students, faculty, and other labor leaders affiliated with the school, as well as the buildings and grounds of the Brookwood Labor College. Classes, Brookwood Labor Player performances, and other student activities are also...
Abstract Brookwood Labor College was a co-educational resident workers' institution which called for progressive, non-factional education for workers as it sought to play an increasing role in the task of building a militant, intelligent, powerful labor movement. Their records document the operation of the college during its sixteen years.
Abstract The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE) was founded at Demopolis, Alabama, in July, 1887 under the name of the Order of Railroad Trackmen, and eventually came to include all workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures of the railroads. Its Grand Lodge headquarters was permanently established in Detroit, Michigan in 1913, and is comprised of System Divisions or Federations, each of which has under its jurisdiction one or more railroad systems...
Abstract Correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Simons, who was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection deals solely with the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. An oral history interview with Mr. Simons is available.
Abstract As Grand Lodge Representative of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), C. Z. Lindsey participated in IAM labor negotiations with Aerojet General Corporation. Mr. Lindsey’s papers reflect his involvement with the IAM and document the proceedings of the IAM/Aerojet negotiations.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 2
Abstract In 1993, health care labor leader and nurse activist Candace Owley was among 27 women interviewed as part of the Women of Wisconsin Labor Oral History Project and the resultant book,
Abstract These papers reflect the various working of ALPA in which Captain Wylie with which he was involved. Most important subjects include the United Airlines-Captial Airlines merger, airline seniority integration and merger arbitration.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 8
Abstract In 1974, Harris Howell, along with Dennis East, interviewed Carl Brown, a foreman at Ford Motor Company and a president of the the foremen's union, Foreman's Association of America (FAA), organized in 1941 at Ford. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about founding and development of the Foreman’s Association of America.
Abstract Pamphlets, leaflets, handbills, clippings, articles, radio scripts, and union newspapers collected by Mr. Haessler, who was managing editor of the Federated Press (1922-56); editor of the United Auto Worker and many local union papers; a member of the public relations staff of the United Rubber Workers; and was responsible for public relations and publicity for various groups and organizations. Subjects include civil rights, social reform, socialism in Britain, labor legislation, the NLRB, and...
Abstract Affidavits, correspondence, notes, proceedings, membership lists, and miscellaneous materials relating to the strike against the Illinois Central and Harriman Lines (1911-15); testimony, notes, proceedings, correspondence, and clippings pertaining to Mr. Person's trial for killing a strike-breaker (1914); correspondence, credentials, and other items pertaining to Mr. Person's expulsion from the International Association of Machinists (1916-20); strike bulletins; photographs; and memorabilia....
Abstract In 1985 professor Betty Chmaj conducted an interview with Carl Salo, a Finnish immigrant who came to Detroit to work in the auto industry. Collection consists of interview recording. Salo discusses Finnish participation in the labor movement, his early life in pre-World War I Finland, and his experiences as an immigrant in the United States and his work in the automotive and tool and die industries.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, leaflets, and published material collected by Mr. Shier, who served as a member of the Shop Committee of UAW Local 6, Melrose Park, Illinois (1950); as financial secretary of UAW International Harvester Council; and as a UAW International representative for the Competitive Shop Department (1958). In 1960 he joined the organizing staff of the UAW and was especially active in organizing and servicing local unions in Illinois. Subjects...
Abstract Dr. Carol Haddad is a long-time labor and technology researcher with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. From 1978-1990 she served as a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations, later holding senior positions with the American Society for Training and Development, the Industrial Technology Institute (at which she was the founding director of the Labor and Technology Program), and the Wayne State University College of Urban, Labor and...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 5
Abstract Carolyn Ashbaugh worked with the Maricopa County Organizing Project and the Centro Adelante Campesino farm worker center in El Mirage, Arizona. Her papers include publications of the Centro Adelante Campesino and a letter to Cesar Chavez from G. L. Sanchez regarding the plight of undocumented workers.
Abstract Carolyn Forrest began working at JR Winter Company, which she helped organize for the United Auto Workers (UAW). In 1967 Forrest joined the international staff of Region 1E as the first female servicing representative in the UAW and ten years later was appointed an administrative assistant by UAW President Douglas Fraser. In 1993 she was elected an International Vice President. Forest retired from the UAW in 1998.
Abstract A charter member and president of Women's Auxiliary 15, Catherine Gelles served as secretary-treasurer, and later, an international representative, of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries, and vice-president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) National Auxiliaries. Ms. Gelles' papers reflect her work in the labor movement and the history of UAW women's auxiliaries.
- 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 51
- 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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