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Abstract Douglas Alan Strachan served as an official in the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), as a representative for the United Auto Workers (UAW), and held various positions in federal government agencies such as the War Production Board and the Agency for International Development (AID). Mr Strachan’s papers reflect his interest in the domestic and international labor movement and document the political and personal aspects of his career in government, particularly with the AID.
Abstract Dewey Ricardo Martin was born in Detroit on March 22, 1952. He graduated from Detroit MacKenzie High School in 1970; and in that same year began working in the Ford Rouge Coke Oven and Blast Furnace Plant. Here he joined the UAW Local 600 and it wasn’t long before he won his first union office at age 20 when he was elected District Committeeman. In 1974 he was elected Bargaining Committeeman and in 1975 he continued moving up by winning the election for President. He went on to complete...
Abstract Dan Forchione was an active member of the UAW from the 1940s until his retirement in 1988. He helped organize UAW Local 542 at the Ford Motor Company forge plant in Canton, Ohio, in the 1940s and served as the Local’s president and bargaining committee chairperson. In 1954 he was appointed an International representative and assigned to the UAW Ford Department staff. He transferred to the UAW Region 2 staff in 1957 and serviced local unions around Ohio. Forchione was elected director of UAW...
Abstract Daniel Leab was a historian and university professor as well as the managing editor of "Labor History." His papers contain research material for books on the American Newspaper Guild and African-Americans in motion pictures.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 11
Abstract In or before 1972, Daniel Brooks interviewed labor leader Dave Miller, first president of United Auto Workers Local 22 and a founding member of the National Council of Senior Citizens. Collection consists of an interview transcript. Miller talks about his childhood in Dundee, Scotland; his early working life, beginning as a child laborer in a textile mill, and entry into labor activism in Scotland and England; observations on social class and activism in the UK, including the temperance...
Abstract David Bonior (June 6, 1945 -) was a Michigan State Representative from 1973-76, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976-2002, serving as Democratic Whip from 1991-2002. Bonior was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck. He received his BA at University of Iowa and his MA at Chapman University. After college he worked as a probation officer in Detroit before volunteering four years in the Air Force from 1968-72. Upon returning he was elected to the Michigan legislature, and...
Abstract David Burciaga worked with many farm worker movement leaders, including Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and Gilbert Padilla in various capacities, from the 1950s to the 1980s. He served as the United Farm Workers’ top contract negotiator, working with both farm workers and growers. Prior to his involvement with the UFW, Burciaga worked with the American Friends Service Committee as the El Porvenir community development advisor from 1964 to 1970 and for the Community Service Organization (CSO)....
Abstract Mr. Cohen served as a member of the boycott staff and as boycott coordinator in San Diego and Detroit for the United Farm Workers (1966); was founder and director of the Canfield Tutorial Project in Detroit (1965); and served as member and chairman of the Library Committee of the West Central Organization in Detroit (1965-66). Material relating to the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee and National Farm Workers Association grape strike and boycott (1965-67); neighborhood community...
Abstract David Elsila is an activist, educator, writer, editor, and historian best known for his work involving the labor movement. He notably served as the longtime editor for the UAW's magazine Solidarity, managing the publication from 1977 to 1998. Before then, he was editor for the American Federation of Teacher's publications American Teacher and Changing Education. Elsila's work with the AFT is the subject of the...
Abstract Originally serving as a minister to migrant workers through the Congregational and Christian Churches (CCC) Board of Missions, David Burgess became a labor organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), where he was appointed labor attaché to India’s American Embassy in 1955. This appointment led to various senior positions with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps program in Indonesia and with the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in...
Abstract David Schick served in various capacities in the labor movement throughout his career in journalism, acting as an organizer and contract negotiator for various local newspaper unions. Mr. Schick aided in the organizing of the Newspaper Guild of New York, and was the founder and editor of the Philadelphia Labor Record. Mr. Schick’s papers document his interest in the unionization of newspaper workers and the political issues of concern to the labor movement, particularly regarding the 1948...
Abstract David Scribner held a long career in the field of law beginning in the 1930s. He specialized in civil liberties and labor law and often took on cases with political implications.
This collection consists of personal documents, professional legal documents, notes, correspondence, publications, and newspaper clippings.
This collection consists of personal documents, professional legal documents, notes, correspondence, publications, and newspaper clippings.
Abstract David Sullivan was born in Cork City, Ireland on May 7, 1904. His father was a chemist, his mother a homemaker. He attended schools in Ireland and emigrated to the U.S. in 1925. He worked as an elevator operator in New York City, and was a founding member of SEIU Local 32B in New York City in 1934. He was a rank and file member of 32B until 1938 when he was elected Secretary-Treasurer, a post he held until 1941 when he became President of the Local. Sullivan served as President of 32B until...
Abstract David S. Tanzman, originally from Corona, New York, was born in 1919 and received a BA in Liberal Arts from Wayne State University. According to the Detroit Jewish News, Tanzman fought in the European Theatre in World War II and when the war ended he worked as a government messenger in Washington. Later he became a mediator for the National Defense Mediation Board and then the National Wage Stabilization Board. In September 1948, he relocated to Detroit and joined the Federal Mediation and...
Abstract David Klein served as Executive Director for the United Auto Workers (UAW) Public Review Board, as President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Detroit Chapter and as an officer in the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Klein’s papers reflect his work with labor issues and the civil rights movement, documenting his work with the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild and as a labor arbitrator.
Abstract Part of the national American Federation of Teachers and statewide Michigan Federation of Teachers, the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, was chartered on February 28, 1945. Twenty years later, in1965, Michigan passed the Public Employee Relations Act; a law making organization and collective bargaining legal for public employees. Members of the union serve at four high schools, seven middle schools, 21 elementary schools, a community college and one early learning center within the city of...
Abstract An early officer of UAW Local 25, General Motors (St. Louis), Mr. Garst later served on the UAW International Executive Board (1936-42). In 1942 he was named regional director for the CIO for Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. Mr. Garst is now a regional director for AFL-CIO Region 1 5, with offices in St. Louis. Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and minutes of the UAW General Executive Board (1936-42); War Labor Board; Missouri plan for vocational education (1940); and Metropolitan...
Abstract Subjects include: Kingsport Press strike; Detroit Board of Education boycott (1960's)
Abstract This collection includes the Detroit Branch minutes (1962-66); the Detroit Executive Committee minutes (1960-66); the Michigan Militant News- letter (1959-60); Youth Discussion Bulletin; and open letters and reports which cover the Michigan Mobilization Committee and November Days (1966).
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes, constitutions, awards, petitions, publicity material, drafts of articles, notes, posters, press releases, newsletters, calendar of meetings, bound journals, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings of the Detroit Education Association and its predecessor, the Detroit Teachers Association. Subjects include DEA collective bargaining election contests with the Detroit Federation of Teachers (1963-66); DEA budget presentations to the Board of Education (1955-64); DEA...
Abstract The Detroit Industrial Mission (DIM) was an ecumenical organization that was founded on the premise of a need for a better understanding between the worker, management and religion. It aimed to serve all churches and types of industry. The industrial mission, organized by the Rev. Hugh C. White in October 1956, sought to organize independently of the formal structures of any denomination. The mission engaged directly with varying types of industry to explore with managers and their workers the...
Abstract Detroit Labor History Tours was formed circa 1979-1980 as a non-profit endeavor organized by the Michigan chapter of Workers Education Local 189, with founding and early members Ron Alpern, Steve Babson, Dave Elsila, and John Revitte. In addition to their bus tours of Detroit focused on the city's labor history, the organization completed several educational projects and publications. Between 1981 and 1984, Detroit Labor History Tours staff and volunteers conducted an oral history project to...
Scope and Content Series 1: Kate DeSmet Records, 1995-1999 Series 2: Esther Ingber Records, 1995-1996 Series 3: Randy Karpinen Records, 1997-1998 Series 4: Ephemera/AV, 1995-1999
Abstract The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement was formed in May, 1968 at the Chrysler Dodge Main Plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. Among those active in its founding were General Baker, Mike Hamlin, John Watson, Ron March, Luke S. Tripp, Jr., Kenneth Cockrel, John Williams and Charles J. Wooten.The collection has multiple parts. Part one primarily covers the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM) and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW). Part two primarily covers the Communist...
Abstract Financial papers and membership lists (1933-63), constitution and by-laws (1938), minutes (1941-42), and correspondence (1947-48, l963), collected by the Wayne State University Chapter of the Detroit Teachers Association (later the Detroit Education Association).
- 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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