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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 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 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.
Abstract Charles Beckman served as United Auto Workers Local 45 (Fisher Body Plant, Cleveland) President for eighteen consecutive terms. His tenure included the Cleveland plant sit-down strike which served as a catalyst for the historic Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937. The papers of Mr. Beckman reflect his work with Local 45 and its affiliated organizations and, to a lesser degree, his involvement in political and social issues, including civil rights, anti-fascism and anti-war efforts.
Abstract Charles Orr was an economist who focused on labor from early on in his career, working in several capacities both in the U.S. and Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. In the early 1950s he was research officer for the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and acting head of the Adult Education Section of UNESCO. In the early 1960s he taught worker education in India, Malaysia, Formosa, Hong Kong and Japan for the International Labor Office. Since 1946, Orr has taught labor...
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 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 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...
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.
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...
Abstract Dolores Huerta champions the rights of farm workers and Latinos. As a young teacher her experiences in classrooms filled with hungry children of migrant farm workers led her to believe that an even greater need was organizing farm workers. Dolores first met Cesar Chavez in the late 1950s while organizing farm workers under the name of the Agricultural Workers Association. In 1962 they founded the National Farm Workers Association in Delano, California. Today, Dolores Huerta continues to place...
Abstract Doris Wheeler served as the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) southwestern region Educational Director and was a charter member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 420 (St. Louis, MO). Ms. Wheeler's papers are comprised of a collection of songs associated with radical groups and the labor movement.
Abstract Dorothy Kraus, wife of Henry Kraus, had a Jewish working class socialist family background. When married to Henry, she helped assist in local Detroit UAW strikes by organizing strike kitchens and leading the Emergency Brigade. Her efforts led to the formation of the UAW Women's Auxiliary.Material in Part I of the Dorothy Kraus Collection relates mainly to the early activities of the UAW Women's Auxiliary, attempts to control the cost of living during the Depression, and to...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 2
Abstract Stock certificate from the Federation of Labor Temple Company preserved by Mr. Ellis. Money raised by the sale of this stock was to be used in the construction of a labor temple in Detroit.
Abstract Edith Christenson held positions in the Women's Trade Union League, the Chorus Equity Association, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Public Affairs. The papers of Ms. Christenson document her work as a YMCA canteen worker during World War I and her involvement in the labor and cooperative movements and as an advocate for adult education.
Abstract Labor and women’s rights activist Edith Van Horn began her career in the labor movement during World War II, when she left graduate school to join the war effort as an assembly line laborer for Goodyear Aircraft, where she joined United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 856. Ms. Horn later held posts as chief steward of Douglas Aircraft UAW Local 17, chief steward of Chrysler’s Dodge Main Local 3, where she was the first woman to serve on Local 3’s executive board, as a delegate to the UAW...
Abstract Papers of a one-time coal miner and miners' union officer. In his later years, Mr. Wieck was a research associate in the Department of Industrial Studies of the Russell Sage Foundation. The author of several articles and books mainly concerned with coal mining, Mr. Wieck also wrote reports on the automobile, rubber, and steel industries under the NRA. His research materials form part of this collection. Handbills, correspondence, proceedings, and clippings document the attempt to organize coal...
Abstract The Edward J. Falkowski collection contains diaries and papers relating Mr. Falkowski’s experiences as a mineworker, reporter, a student at Brookwood Labor College and as an instructor at Commonwealth Labor College.
- Subject: Labor movement X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 48
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 17
- AFSCME 10
- Service Employees International Union 10
- AFL-CIO 9
- Industrial Workers of the World 9
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 9
- American Federation of Teachers 7
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 5
- National Organization for Women 5
- Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 4
- East, Dennis 4
- Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 4
- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 4
- Sweeney, John J. 4
- United Farm Workers 4
- American Federation of Labor 3
- Bluestone, Irving 3
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 3
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 3
- General Motors Corporation 3
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 3
- International Labour Organization 3
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 3
- Stern, Andy 3
- 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) 2
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 2
- Beffel, John Nicholas 2
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 2
- Ch’maj, Betty E. M. 2
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 2
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Seattle Chapter 2
- Cordtz, Richard 2
- Crawford, Elaine 2
- Ford, Pat (Patricia) 2
- Francis, Ann 2
- Hatcher, Lillian 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 2
- Kelman, Sidney 2
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 2
- Lucy, William, 1933- 2
- Marinovich, Irene Young 2
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
- National Education Association of the United States 2
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 2
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 2
- Socialist Workers Party 2
- Textile Workers Union of America 2
- United Mine Workers of America 2
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 2
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 2
- United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women 2
- United States. Works Progress Administration 2
- United Steelworkers 2
- Wayne State University 2
- AFSCME. Local 101 (Santa Clara County, Calif.) 1
- AFSCME. Local 1259 1
- African National Congress 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Air Line Pilots Association 1
- Albert Kahn Associates 1
- Alpern, Ron 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 1
- Babson, Steve 1
- Baskin, Alex 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
- Bednarczyk, Betty 1
- Bernstein, Thelma M. 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Blakenhorn, Ann 1
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Boggs, Grace Lee 1
- Boggs, James 1
- Booth, George R., Jr. 1
- Borchardt, Selma 1
- Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
- Bryce, William 1
- Burati, Valery 1
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 1
- Cedervall, Frank 1
- Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
- Children's Crusade for Children 1
- Chrapkiewicz, Joseph 1
- Christenson, Edith L. 1
- Chrysler Corporation 1
- Church, Al 1
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Greater Boston Chapter 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Metro-Detroit Chapter 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Puget Sound Chapter 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). San Francisco Chapter 1
- Collier, John, Jr. (William Armistead) 1
- Collier, Phyllis Feningston 1
- Collins, Joe 1
- Cook, Victoria 1 ∧ view less
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