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Abstract Papers consist of correspondence, ballots, proceedings from meetings, clippings, local finances, per capita reports, charter applications. Subjects include integration, federal works programs, loyalty oaths, academic freedom, federal aid to education, communist issues.
Dates: 1914 - 1980
Abstract Albert K. Williams, also known as Kempton A. Williams, served as an organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). Mr. Williams’ papers reflect his work with the CIO and his activities as a student at the Wisconsin School for Workers in Industry and at Brookwood Labor College.
Dates: 1933 - 1956; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1951
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including president of the New York Workers Alliance, national secretary of the Workers Defense League, regional director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) director of education. He 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 Cornell. Sexton’s papers document...
Dates: 1938 - 1988
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...
Dates: 1934 - 1969
Overview Irving Bluestone (January 5, 1917-November 17, 2007) was born and raised in New York City. He received his B.A. at City College of New York in 1937 and attended the University of Bern, Switzerland for one year of postgraduate studies. In 1942, he joined the UAW in New Jersy and showing promise, was moved to Detroit in 1947 by Walter Reuther to join the General Motors Department. He became Leonard Woodcock's administrative assistant in 1955 and Walter Reuther's in 1961. In 1972 he was elected...
Dates: 1955 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1992
Abstract Labor Notes (officially titled the Labor Education and Research Project) is a media and organizing project for union rank and file activists based out of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for their self-titled monthly magazine, Labor Notes also publishes books, hosts a bi-annual conference, and runs organizing workshops and seminars for Union locals throughout North America. Since 1979 they have served an important networking and organizing role in the labor community, working to strengthen the...
Dates: 1965 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1999
Abstract Nat Weinberg worked as a teacher on Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers education projects, as a researcher for the International Ladies Garment Workers Unions, and for several federal bureaus, prior to becoming the United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Special Projects and Economic Analysis. Mr. Weinberg pioneered the concepts of the guaranteed annual wage and supplemental unemployment benefits.Part I: Part 1 of Mr. Weinberg’s papers primarily relate to his work for the UAW,...
Dates: 1931 - 1985
Abstract Otto Pragan served as the Education and Research Director for the International Chemical Workers Union (ICWU), and assisted in the merger negotiations between the ICWU and the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW). Mr. Pragan’s papers reflect his work with the ICWU and his interests in labor education and economic research.
Dates: 1941 - 1961
Abstract Workers Education Local 189, American Federation of Teachers, was founded in November 1922 as the bargaining agent for the faculty members of Brookwood Labor College. After Brookwood closed its doors in 1937, Local 189 opened its membership to all persons, regardless of geographic location, who were engaged in workers' education. Throughout its existence Local 189 had been active in distributing workers' education materials to other members of the AFT, and to public schools, colleges and to the...
Dates: 1939 - 1977
- Labor unions 5
- Affirmative action 2
- Contract negotiations 2
- Labor 2
- Labor literature 2
- Labor unions -- Organizing 2
- Political Action 2
- Civil rights 1
- Desegregation 1
- Economics 1
- Education, Higher 1
- International labor activities 1
- Labor -- History 1
- Labor disputes 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 1
- Labor unions and communism 1
- Michigan 1
- Pay equity 1
- Quality of work life 1
- School integration 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Wages 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 3
- American Federation of Teachers 2
- National Education Association of the United States 2
- Shanker, Albert 2
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Labor Education & Research Project (U.S.) 1
- Labor Notes 1
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
- Moody, Kim 1
- Newspaper Guild 1
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Parker, Mike 1
- Pragan, Otto 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Schick, David S. 1
- Sexton, Brendan, 1911-1988 1
- Slaughter, Jane, 1949- 1
- Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 1
- Williams, Albert Kempton, 1907-1980 1 ∧ view less
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