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Overview Marianna Wells was an active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 50 and Local 3 and served as treasurer of the Detroit local of the Socialist Party. Ms. Wells' papers reflect her involvement with the UAW, particularly concerning Local 3, and document the affairs of the Socialist Party. Michael Harrington, Norman Thomas, The Unity Convention, and The Young People's Socialist League are among important subjects addressed in the collection.
Abstract Chief counsel for the UAW from 1937 to 1946, Mr. Sugar's career as a labor lawyer began in 1916. The items in this collection pertain to his song, Sit Down, a favorite of the sit-downers of the mid-1930's. Subjects include: UAW legal matters; UAW factionalism; Ford Hunger March; HUAC; radical politics.
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, reports, and leaflets collected by Mr. Manning, who served in many offices during the 1930's period of auto unionization. He was a member of the AFL's National Council of Automotive Federal Labor Unions (1934-35), president of AFL Federal Labor Union 18677 at the Kelsey-Hayes plant in Detroit (1934-35), member of the General Executive Board of the UAW (1935), and president of UAW West Side Local 174 in Detroit. The Automobile Labor Board, National Industrial mference...
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
Abstract Mike Westfall was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 598 in Flint, MI. His papers reflect his leadership in the Flint-based grassroots movement to bring attention to the effects of corporate restructuring and job loss in the automotive industry.
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 11-13
Abstract Subjects include: UAW organizing
Abstract Labor economist Morris Weisz worked for the National Labor Relations Board, the War Production Board, held various positions in the U.S. Department of Labor, and taught courses on international and U.S. labor history at various domestic and foreign universities. Mr. Weisz’s papers relate to his intellectual interests and professional activities, particularly concerning his work with labor and industrial relations groups in India. The Bannockburn Cooperative Housing Community of Maryland, the...
Abstract Mr. Ganley was active in the early days of the UAW and served in several capacities with Local 155, the tool and die local for the east side of Detroit. He was also active in the Communist Party of Michigan, serving for a time as editor of the Michigan Worker. In 1954 he was convicted of violation of the Smith Act, but his conviction was later overruled by higher courts. Transcripts, clippings, briefs, notes, and other items cover these phases of Mr. Ganley's life. Other topics include the no...
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,...
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, speeches, reports, radio scripts, agreements, rate classification records, demands, election publicity, memo books, news-paper clippings, convention proceedings, minutes of Bargaining Committee meetings of UAW Local 662, and published material collected by Mr. Edwards, who served as president of UAW-GM Local 662, Anderson, Indiana (1944-47), president of the Indiana CIO Council (1947-54), and as a UAW International representative for the Indiana region. Subjects include...
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes, and clippings collected by Mr. Jeffrey, who served as a labor representative to various government agencies during World War II; chief of Labor Relations Section, U.S. Military Government in Berlin (1945); UAW International representative (1946-59); and director, U.S. AID Mission to Uganda (1960s). Labor's role in the occupation of Germany (1944-45); Michigan Governor's Advisory Committee on executive reorganization (1958-59); and U.S. AID Mission to Uganda...
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes, speeches, notes, press releases, outlines of conferences, union cards, awards, memorabilia, and photographs collected by Mr. Hyshka, who served as director of education for UAW locals 80 and 544 in Detroit. Labor education is the major subject of the collection. Correspondents include Mildred Jeffrey, Olga Madar, Norman Matthews, and Brendan Sexton.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 9
Abstract As a charter member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 306 (Budd Wheel Company), Nora Maczko served as Chief Steward and was active in various committees, including the Women’s Committee and the Political Action Committee. Ms. Maczko’s papers document her receipt of the Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Award for her service to the UAW.
Abstract President of Auxiliary 233-Local 600, Olga Hrabar was an active participant in early strike activities and the organizational growth of United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries. Ms. Hrabar's papers reflect the activities of the women's auxiliaries at a local level and document the organizational structure of an individual auxiliary. Correspondents include Coretta Scott King, Emil Mazey, and Leonard Woodcock.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 3
Abstract Paul Schrade served in various posts, including president, of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 887 (North American Aviation-Rockwell International), and served as an assistant to Walter Reuther, on the UAW International Executive Board, and as UAW Western Director. Mr. Schrade’s papers include a journal article regarding the bureaucratization of the UAW, and correspondence with Emil Mazey.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 10
Abstract Around or before 1977, Sidney Kelman interviewed labor organizer Paul Silver. Silver was active in the UAW, including serving as president of UAW Local 351 from 1946 to 1964 and an assignment to the International UAW staff. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript. Silver talks about his family background including his socialist upbringing and its importance to his later beliefs and actions, his organizing at Detroit Steel Products and elsewhere, founding and leadership of UAW...
Abstract Resolutions of UAW conventions of 1946, 1953, 1957, 1959, and 1961 ; Detroit Community Services Budget Committee recommendations (1958-63). Mr. Silver was a member of the UAW Resolutions Committee, a member of the Budget Committee of the United Community Services (1958-63), and was president of UAW Local 351 in Detroit (1946-64). He is currently serving on the Wayne County Board of Supervisors.
Abstract Paul Ste-Marie was active in organizing the Mechanics Educational Society of America and was a charter member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 600. Mr. Ste-Marie’s papers document the early activities of the UAW, particularly concerning labor relations at the Ford Rouge plant, UAW factionalism, and politics of Local 600.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 3-6
Abstract Percy Llewellyn served as the first president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 600, for the Ford Rouge River Plant. Mr. Percy’s papers relate primarily to factionalism within Local 600 and in the UAW.
Abstract An early member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 15, (Fleetwood Fisher Body Plant), Philip Porter served as a legislative representative for the UAW in Washington DC and Lansing, and as Assistant Director of the UAW Unemployment Compensation Department. Mr. Porter’s papers reflect his work with the UAW, particularly regarding issues of unemployment compensation.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 5
Abstract In 1977, labor organizer and civil rights activist Shelton Tappes interviewed radical labor leader Philip "Phil" Raymond. Collection consists of the interview transcript on his work organizing for the United Automobile, Aircraft and Vehicle Workers of America (later renamed the Auto Workers Union or AWU) and the UAW.
Abstract In 1971, Roger Keeran interviewed seven radical auto workers and labor organizers for his book The Communist Party and the Auto Workers Unions. Collection consists of interview recordings with these auto workers and labor organizers on their perspectives on or involvement with communism and the radical left, and its influence on the development of the UAW. Audio quality on some recordings is poor.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: G, Box 6, Folder: 6
Abstract A charter member of United Auto Workers Local 484, Ralph Goodman served as president of Local 484 for twenty-five years. Mr. Goodman’s papers reflect his concerns regarding the political activities of Local 484.
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 227, Raymond Kay served as president of the Greater Detroit Construction, Maintenance and Powerhouse Workers’ Council, as president of the Skilled Trades Council and ran for Michigan State Representative and State Senator. Mr. Kay’s papers relate his work with trade unions and his involvement in state politics.