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Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 3
Abstract Richard Harris worked for the UAW, Michigan Department of Labor and Industry, and the American Arbitration Association. His papers consist of a tribute he wrote to Walter Reuther recalling the conditions of auto workers in the pre-union days of the 1930s.
Abstract In March 1974, Richard T. Frankensteen was interviewed on two occassions by interviewer, Jones. Frankensteen served as president of the Automotive Industrial Workers, UAW vice-president, and as a labor relations consultant. Collection consists of sound recordings. The March 20 interview primarily concerns Frankensteen's 1937 run, with other UAW-sponsored candidates, for positions on Detroit's Common Council (city council). The March 27 interview is mainly about Frankensteen's 1945 bid for mayor...
Abstract Mr. Frankensteen served as president of the Automotive Industrial Workers Association, one of the independent attempts to organize the auto industry in the early 1930's. He later served as president of UAW Dodge Local 3. In 1937 he was elected a vice-president of the UAW-CIO. Correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on the Ryan Aeronautical Company Strike (1944); the National War Labor Board; North American Strike (1941); factionalism within the UAW-CIO; activities of the UAW...
Abstract Richard Leonard held various influential positions in the early labor movement, as president of United Auto Workers Local 227, the UAW-CIO International Welfare Director, National Director of the UAW Ford Department, assistant to CIO President Walter Reuther and Director of Collective Bargaining Services to the Industrial Union Department of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Largely comprised of clippings, Mr. Leonard’s papers reflect his work in...
Abstract Robert Guthridge was a charter member of United Auto Workers Local 1112. Mr. Guthridge’s papers document the first 10 years of Local 1112, including the 1972 General Motors Lordstown Plant strike.
Abstract Robert Mills was a member of various United Auto Workers (UAW) locals, including Local 155, where he served as chairman of various committees and on the Executive Board. Mr. Mills served as the first Chairman of the International Skilled Trades Advisory Committee, as Assistant Director of the UAW Skilled Trades Department, and as a representative to the International Staff. Mr. Mills' papers relate to his career in the UAW and include materials concerning the use of numerical control equipment.
Abstract Newspaper articles collected by Mr. Kanter, who served as Strike Committee chairman during the Cadillac sit-downs (1937) worked for Detroit West Side Local 174 (1937-39), and fought in the Battle of the Overpass. The Homer Martin split (1939) and the Ford Strike (1941) are covered.
Abstract Robert Lopez served as a United Auto Workers (UAW) International Union Delegate. Mr. Lopez’s papers reflect his work with the UAW and his interest in international concerns, particularly concerning Cuba, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and issues of labor and radical politics.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 8
Abstract Robert Wiederaenders consist of a convention speech given by Walter Reuther and a press release for the Detroit Lutheran League.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 13
Abstract Robert Wright served as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 274. Mr. Wright's papers document the 1944 Chicago Dodge plant election between the International Association of Machinists Lodge 113 and UAW Local 274, and the campaigns of factions within Local 274.The Robert Wright Collection consists primarily of handbills and other material documenting the 1944 election between International Association of Machinists Lodge 113 and UAW Local 274 to represent workers at the...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Item: 7
Abstract In 1966, University of Michigan professor of history Sidney Fine interviewed union leader and political activist Roy Reuther. Collection consists of the interview transcript about the 1936-1937 Flint Sit-down Strike.
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, newspapers, reports, notes, and pamphlets collected by Roy Reuther, who served as national director of the UAW's Citizenship and Legislative Department and administrative assistant to Walter P. Reuther. In addition, he was co-director of the National Voters' Registration Committee in John Kennedy's presidential campaign (1960), director of AFL-CIO's voter registration campaign (1962 and 1964), and appointed member of a President's commission to study state...
Abstract Contains: Report of the Committee on Credentials and Rules of Order for the UAW Convention of April 27, 1936; the 1936 speech of Homer Martin to executive officers of Region 9; and a copy of the American Federationist of July 1934. An oral history interview with Mr. Speth is available.
Abstract Ruth Milkman (1954-) is a professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and the academic director at the Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Her professional focus is labor and labor movements, and she has published on a variety of topics revolving around work and organized labor in the United States. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. from the University of California, Berkley. Milkman’s early research focused on women workers during...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 4-6
Abstract As a member of United Auto Workers Local 157, Sam Fantozy served on the bargaining committee, the Executive Board, and as a shop steward for the Commonwealth Brass unit of Local 157. Mr. Fantozy’s papers reflect his concerns with corruption within the union.
Abstract Sam Fishman was born January 24, 1924 and spent the majority of his adult life involved with the labor movement in Michigan. He was originally an assembler and machinist for the Ford Motor Company and eventually became an official in UAW Local 400. He later was elected Vice-President of UAW Local 99 and then President of UAW Local 36 at the Ford Assembly Plant. Fishman would go on to serve as head of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP) for 12 years until his election as president of the...
Abstract An activist in the early labor movement, Sam Sweet aided in the organization of the Flint General Motors workers and the Briggs workers in Detroit, and served as Education Director for United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 155, 51, and 742. Granted citizenship in 1946, Mr. Sweet faced repeated government attempts to revoke his citizenship due to alleged Communist affiliation.Part I of Mr. Sweet’s papers primarily relate to his activities as Education Director of various UAW locals and as...
Abstract Miscellaneous materials collected by the first chairman of the Foundry Unit of UAW Ford Local 600, of the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Mr. Tappes was active in the drive to organize the Ford Motor Company from the campaign's beginnings in 1937 and served Local 600 as recording secretary from 1942-44. The Ford organizing drive and strike of 1949 are discussed. An oral history interview with Mr. Tappes is available.
Abstract The State Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) was a semi-caucus and political movement that worked within several unions, including the Welfare Employees Union (WUE), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA), and the United Auto Workers (UAW) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. SWOC was born from within the WEU and served as an activist organization that played a key role in establishing local union chapters,...
Abstract Stoyan Menton became involved in labor education, first with the United Auto Workers Local 400, and later at the University of Michigan's Worker's Education Service and the Labor and Industrial Relations Center, Michigan State University. His papers reflect both his personal interest in labor education as well as document the activities of both university programs.
Abstract Stuart Strachan held several positions in the United Auto Workers Locals 615 and 174, throughout his career. His papers reflect UAW activities at the time, both local and national.
Abstract Thomas Hendricks was an organizer for the United Auto Workers, primarily in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana plants. His papers reflect his organizing work, in particular Indiana and Illinois plants in the 1940s.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 10
Abstract Thomas Starling was a United Auto Workers member and president of Local 34 in Atlanta, GA who served on the UAW Board of Directors for twelve years. His papers reflect his association with the UAW, especially in regards to General Motors.
Abstract Diaries, job descriptions, grievances, minutes, correspondence, and clippings collected by Mr. McNett, who served in many capacities for the International Association of Machinists in the aerospace industry. The offices held by Mr. McNett included recording secretary of Lodge 751 at Boeing (early 1930's) Grand Lodge representative to organize the southern California aircraft industry (1938), president of Lodge 727 at Lockheed (1944-46), business representative for Lodge 727 (1947-57). Grand...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 4
Abstract Thomas Ward was a member of United Auto Workers (UAW)-Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Local 157. Mr. Ward’s papers relate to the activities of Local 157, and it’s agreements with the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company of Detroit.