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Abstract Ann Filardo was chairperson and executive board member of the Teachers Action Caucus, a rank and file caucus within the United Federation of Teachers, and founder of the United Action Caucus, a national rank and file group within the American Federation of Teachers. Her papers reflect her involvement with both groups.
Dates: 1969 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1989
Abstract Reverend Charles A. Hill (1893-1970) served as a Baptist minister in Detroit for many years. Interested in labor unions, he encouraged his parishioners (men employed by the Ford Motor Company) to unionize and, in 1941, to strike. He was active in the Sojourner Truth Housing Project in 1942 and was a member of the committee investigating the 1943 race riot in Detroit. These activities are covered in the papers, as is the Lantz Hill interrogation. Correspondents include Prentiss Brown, John...
Dates: 1942 - 1951
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 15, Ernest Dillard was the first African American elected to a succession of UAW leadership posts. Jessie Dillard was one of Detroit’s leading block club organizers and civil rights activists. Both Mr. and Ms. Dillard played prominent roles in the Detroit NAACP and held leadership positions in the Michigan Democratic Party.Part I of the papers of Ernest and Jessie Dillard reflect the broad range of their professional and political...
Dates: 1936 - 1999
Abstract George Edwards, Jr., son of George Clifton Edwards, attended Harvard University where he became involved with the Student League for Industrial Democracy. After coming to Detroit in 1936, he became a UAW organizer with Walter Reuther, was appointed director of the Detroit Housing Commission, and served on the Detroit Common Council. After serving in WWII, he went into private practice, followed by judgeships in the Wayne County court system. In 1956, Edwards was appointed to the Michigan State...
Dates: 1921 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1996
Abstract The National Policy Association (NPA)was established in 1934 as the National Planning Association, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institution founded by prominent business and labor leaders who believed that the private sector should actively participate in the formulation of public policy. The organization’s name was changed to National Policy Association in 1997. Organized with a broad-based structure of committees and an independent research program, the NPA brought together influential...
Dates: 1930 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2003
Abstract Subjects include: African-American workers; anti-Semitism; civil rights; community action programs; CIO state councils; race relations; Democratic Party; Detroit Revolutionary Union Movements; employment discrimination; Sunnyhills Housing Cooperative; Ku Klux Klan; Mexican Americans; gender discrimination; women's rights; United Steelworkers of America; sharecroppers; skilled trades; school desegregation
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Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.
Dates: 1937 - 1965
- Labor unions 6
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 5
- Civil rights 3
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 2
- Housing 2
- Labor 2
- Michigan -- Politics and government 2
- Race relations 2
- African American labor leaders 1
- African American labor union members 1
- African Americans 1
- Agriculture 1
- Courts -- United States 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Riot, 1943 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Riot, 1967 1
- Education 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 1
- Police -- community relations 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Teachers' assistants 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 1
- Women 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Work environment 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- Youth organizations 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 3
- AFL-CIO 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
- Dillard, Ernest C. 1
- Dillard, Jessie M. 1
- Fildaro, Ann 1
- Hill, Charles A. 1
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 1
- National Policy Association (U.S.) 1
- Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Socialist Workers Party 1
- United Federation of Teachers 1
- United Steelworkers 1 ∧ view less
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