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Abstract Part 1 contains James B. Carey records, secretary-treasurer of the CIO from 1938 to 1955. Mr. Carey served as chairman of the CIO Civil Rights Committee and secretary-treasurer of the Philip Murray Memorial Foundation. He was the CIO representative to many international conferences, held a number of advisory positions with U.S. government agencies, and was on the executive boards of many private organizations. The topics cover a wide range of CIO activities. Among these are attempts to reunite...
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Democratic Party politics; elections; labor legislation; national health care legislation; Taft-Hartley Act
Abstract Subjects include: Walter Reuther presidential files; international labor; legislation; politics
Abstract Subjects include: Detroit open housing
Abstract The Civil Rights Congress was organized in 1935, and, until 1937, aided the cause of labor; protected academic freedom; and attacked police brutality, censorship, the Black Legion, the Ku Klux Klan, fascism, and discrimination. In 1938, its name was changed to the Civil Rights Federation and the group then turned to problems concerning discrimination against blacks and political minorities. The group dissolved in 1955. CRC records cover their early activities; their focus from 1938-1941 on the...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 12
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, minutes, briefs, and other items from the files of Mr. Hoffman who participated in the sit-down strike in Anderson, Indiana, and served as director of education for UAW Local 663 at the Guide Lamp plant in Anderson. Subjects include factionalism in UAW Local 146 in Anderson, the Employees Association at Guide Lamp, the LaFollette Committee, and efforts by the Metal Polishers International Union Local 52 to represent workers in the Guide Lamp plant. Among the...
Abstract Claude Williams served as a minister in various congregations and was active in the labor and civil rights movements. Mr. Williams worked closely with the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU), founded the New Era Training School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the People’s Institute for Applied Religion (PIAR), served as the national vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and as director of Commonwealth College.
Abstract A founding member of United Auto Workers Local 235, Clayton Fountain served as Associate Editor of the United Automobile Worker. Mr. Fountain’s papers reflect his activities in the labor movement, including the Bell Aircraft strike of 1949, and concern his writing projects, including a published autobiography, Union Guy, which recounts the early days of the UAW and its communist factions.
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 155, Clemens Forsen served on Local 155’s Executive Board and helped charter the Local 155 Credit Union, serving as Vice-President of the Local 155 Credit Union Board of Directors. Mr. Forsen’s papers reflect his work as a labor activist and in various Michigan Democratic Party organizations.
Abstract Carrolyn Davis, a past Reuther archivist, served as the library's liaison to the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), an organization founded in 1972 committed to using political action and union organizing campaigns to increase black participation and influence in the labor movement and insure social and economic progress for working people and the poor. In Davis' role as CBTU liaison, she conducted a series of oral histories for the organization, an ongoing project that ran from 2001...
Abstract The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists was founded at a conference in Chicago in 1972 attended by more than 1,200 black union officials and rank-and-file members. By 2001, CBTU counted more than fifty chapters, including one in Ontario, Canada. The organization committed itself to using political action and union organizing campaigns to increase black participation and influence in the labor movement and insure social and economic progress for working people and the poor. The collection...
Abstract The Greater Boston Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) began forming shortly after the creation of the national organization on March 12, 1974. Early in the chapter's formation there were differences in opinion between radical and more moderate members. Members differed on the topics of the chapter’s priorities, membership requirements, and the relationship between the regional chapters and the national organization. This chapter focused on topics of affirmative action, the...
Abstract The Metro-Detroit Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded as the Wayne County Chapter of CLUW at the Southeastern Michigan Organizing Conference in July 1974. Their goal was to bring together as broad a representation as possible of union women living or working in Wayne County to identify common problems and develop union-centered programs to deal with them. Their records reflect activities concerning strike assistance, affirmative action, ERA, and sexual harassment.
Abstract The Coalition of Labor Union Women Puget Sound Chapter was originally known as the Seattle Chapter, but changed its name on July 25, 1979.
Abstract The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) was founded in Chicago in 1974 with the goal of bringing women to the forefront of the workforce as full and equal participants. The records of CLUW document the administration and activities of the national organization and its various chapters undertaken toward this goal. Issues such as affirmative action, pay equity, sex discrimination, child care and family issues, ERA and reproductive freedom are well represented.
Abstract Subjects include: working women; politics; job discrimination
Abstract Subjects include: CLUW factions; Coalition for Protective Legislation
Abstract A group of thirty men met to organize the Columbia Typographical Society in Washington, D.C. in December of 1814. In 1867 they joined the newly-formed National Typographical Union (later, the International Typographical Union) as Columbia Typographical Union No. 101, representing workers at The Washington Post, Times-Herald, and Evening Star. Columbia Typographical Union No. 101 is now the oldest continuously existing labor union local in the United States. The records of the Columbia...
Abstract The Committee for National Health Insurance was organized in 1969 through the efforts of UAW President Walter P. Reuther. The Committee for National Health Insurance Records consists of minutes, correspondence, studies, reports, clippings, publications, congressional testimony and legislation related to the organizations lobbying efforts on behalf of national health insurance.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 1
Abstract Commonwealth College was organized in 1923 and eventually established its quarters in Mena, Arkansas. Its aim was to provide training for young people to work in the labor movement. It was also an experiment in educational self-support, educational democracy, and cooperative living. During its tenure, it was subject to the pulls and tugs of left-wing ideology, disagreement as to the appropriate curriculum and activities for a labor education school, and financial problems. It closed its doors...
Abstract UAW rank-and-file dissident group
Abstract The Cook County College Teachers Union, AFT Local 1600, began to organize the faculty of the City Colleges of Chicago in 1965 and won official recognition in 1966. This collection represents a comprehensive record of the CCCTU’s administrative operations, its meetings, strikes, and publications. Also included in the collection are news clippings, photos, videos, and various memorabilia from the CCCTU’s history. Personal and official correspondence from the CCCTU’s longtime president, Norman G....
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 14
Abstract Subjects include: UAW and General Motors strike
Abstract A Xerox copy of a draft of Hall's 238-page manuscript, Labor Struggles in the Deep South. The original of this draft is held by the Tulane University Library. In his work, Mr. Hall discusses the labor movement in New Orleans and the Louisiana-Texas area from the pre-Civil War period to the outbreak of World War 1. The role of the IWW is particularly well covered.
Abstract Curt Hyans, an early member of the Teamsters Union, was discharged from his job for trying to organize the truck drivers in Los Angeles in 1916. In the 1920's he worked at organizing migrant workers in California. He later served with the California State Federation of Labor until his retirement in 1967. The papers of Mr. Hyans consist of his memoirs entitled "A Few Odds and Ends and Some Trials and Tribulations of Organized Labor — Also Some Events and Happenings in Los Angeles and...
- 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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