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AFSCME Communications Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002204
Abstract AFSCME has produced a regularly published magazine since its inception. Publication duties for this organ and other materials were accomplished by the Education and Publications Department for the first twenty years of AFSCME’s existence. The 1954 Convention, however, passed Resolution 14, establishing a Publications and Public Relations Department. This new department would continue to publish the AFSCME magazine and other materials and would also take on new media public relations duties both...
Dates: 1967 - 2002

AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000682_GEOC
Abstract In early 1950, the United Public Workers union was expelled from the CIO for alleged communist activities, leaving behind an anti-communist group called the Government Workers Union. In February of 1950, the CIO chartered the Government Workers Union as the Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee (GCEOC) and gave the new committee jurisdiction over federal, state, and local employees. In the next five years, GCEOC aggressively attempted to reach full union status within the CIO but...
Dates: 1939 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957

AFSCME Publications

 Collection
Identifier: LR002503
Abstract AFSCME Publications is a collection comprised of serials created and collected by AFSCME International, District Councils, and Locals. The collection also contains material produced as part of AFSCME’s biannual international conventions and articles published about AFSCME from an academic standpoint. The publications in this collection arrived at the Reuther Library over time and came from multiple sources. The collection features AFSCME’s official publication, which was first known...
Dates: 1935 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1973

Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000221_AWOC
Abstract AWOC was chartered by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to organize farm workers in California. During its seven-year existence, AWOC called many strikes against growers and farm labor contractors and achieved some success in raising wages of farm laborers.
Dates: 1959 - 1966

Archie W. Robinson Papers

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Identifier: LP001355
Abstract Journalist Archie Robinson served as the labor editor of the Detroit News, as a press officer for the National War Labor Board, as labor editor of the U.S. News and World Report, and authored George Meany and His Times, a history of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and its president. Mr. Robinson’s papers document his career in journalism and his coverage of major labor issues.
Dates: 1927 - 1980

Bob Johnson Papers

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Identifier: LR001345
Abstract Bob Johnson served Michigan’s AFSCME organizations in various roles throughout his life. In his early career, he helped Local 1182 organize and negotiate to win their first contract. Metropolitan Council 23 in Detroit elected him president soon thereafter. Johnson succeeded in his campaign to become president of Michigan’s powerful AFSCME District Council 25 in 1978. In 1980, he was elected an international vice president of the union to represent workers in the state of Michigan. Johnson died...
Dates: circa 1960s-1982

Change to Win Federation Records

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Identifier: LR001936
Abstract This collection provides insight into the early years of the Change to Win Federation, an organization that formed in 2005 by bringing together seven labor unions that had formerly been part of AFL-CIO.
Dates: 1997-2008

Delmond Garst Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000436
Abstract An early officer of UAW Local 25, General Motors (St. Louis), Mr. Garst later served on the UAW International Executive Board (1936-42). In 1942 he was named regional director for the CIO for Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. Mr. Garst is now a regional director for AFL-CIO Region 1 5, with offices in St. Louis. Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and minutes of the UAW General Executive Board (1936-42); War Labor Board; Missouri plan for vocational education (1940); and Metropolitan...
Dates: 1934 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1960

Francis Dillon Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 11
Identifier: LOH002277
Abstract In 1971, Reuther archivist Dennis East interviewed Francis J. Dillon, AFL organizer and first president of the UAW. Collection consists of interview transcript. Dillon talks about AFL president William Green, AFL organizing in the auto industry, and the UAW presidency.
Dates: 1971-01-04

Francis J. Dillon Papers

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Identifier: LP000437
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence and official communications of the United Automobile Workers of America and AFL Federal Labor Unions in the auto industry (1934-36); minutes and proceedings of the National Council of the Federal Labor Unions (1934-35); press releases (1934-41); newsletters (1934); and six scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia (1934-43). The materials were collected by Mr. Dillon, who was assigned in 1933 as an AFL organizer in the automobile industry in...
Dates: 1934 - 1943

Herbert T. McCreedy Papers

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Identifier: LP000991
Abstract Herbert McCreedy enjoyed a long career with the Michigan Congress of Industrial Organizations and later the AFL-CIO, serving in various capacities. He also served on several labor-related organizations in government and education. His papers reflect his early association with "New America," a Chicago-based economic organization and his tenure with the AFL-CIO, paricularily his interest in education.
Dates: 1934 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1965

Hugh Thompson Papers

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Identifier: LP000035
Abstract Mr. Thompson was an organizer for the AFL, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, and was one of the first paid organizers for the UAW. He was active for the UAW in the Anderson, Indiana, area in early 1937, and directed the strike against General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, in the spring of 1937. These events are particularly well documented in the collection. Correspondents include George Addes, Francis Dillon, Richard Frankensteen, John L. Lewis, Homer Martin, Philip Murray, David McDonald,...
Dates: 1936 - 1950

Irving Richter Papers

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Identifier: LP000932
Abstract Irving Richter served as president of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Lodge 139 of the American Federation of Government Employees while employed by the FERA, which would later become the Works Progress Administration. Mr. Richter also served as an economist with the US Labor Department, and as the legislative representative and director of political action in the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Washington D.C. office. Mr. Richter was a...
Dates: 1934-1988

Irwin L. DeShetler Papers

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Identifier: LP000301
Abstract Material collected by Mr. DeShetler as secretary-treasurer of the AFL Flat Glass Workers Union (1935-37), president of the CIO Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Sand Workers (1939-42), CIO regional director of southern California (1946-52), CIO assistant regional director of Region 13 (1952-55), AFL-CIO assistant regional director of Region 22 (1955-68) and National AFL-CIO coordinator for Farm Workers (1968-71). Various activities of the Glass Workers Union, such as Executive Board meetings...
Dates: 1928 - 1984

Jack Golodner Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 4
Identifier: LOH002216
Abstract In 2004, Mike Smith interviewed Jack Golodner, President Emeritus of the Department for Professional Employees, a semi-autonomous trades department of the AFL-CIO representing white-collar workers. Collection consists of audio recordings and a transcript. Golodner talks about his childhood and early life; education; entry into the labor movement; early work in law, politics, and labor organizing; involvement with the AFL-CIO, particularly with his work in advancing the organization of...
Dates: 2004-03-25 - 2004-03-26

James Lindahl Papers

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Identifier: LP001061
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Dates: 1930 - 1959

John Sweeney Papers

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Identifier: LR002354
Abstract John J. Sweeny was a major figure in the American labor movement who served as president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from 1980 to 1995 and president of the AFL-CIO from 1995 until his retirement in 2009. Sweeney's campaign for the AFL-CIO presidency was the first contested election in the organization's history which helped to bring progressive reforms to the organization. Materials in this collection include correspondence, interoffice memoranda, photographs, campaign...
Dates: 1995

John W. Livingston Papers

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Identifier: LP000259
Abstract The papers and correspondence of Mr. Livingston cover his earlier years as vice-president of the UAW until he was named director of organization for the AFL-CIO in 1955. The UAW Aircraft and Agricultural Implement departments, CIO organization drives, wage contract data in the aircraft industry, and the IAM and its relations with the UAW-CIO are discussed. Correspondents include Ben Blackwood, A.B. Connole, Roy L. Reuther, Walter Reuther, and Stuart Symington.
Dates: 1947 - 1955

Katherine Pollak Ellickson Papers

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Identifier: LP000321
Abstract Katherine Pollak was active in workers' education from 1927-1934. She worked at the CIO national office from 1935-1937 as an assistant to the director. Her papers include original notes and minutes of the earliest CIO meetings. She returned to the CIO national office from 1942-55 as Associate Director of Research, she focused on Social Security, manpower, farm labor and women and children. At the AFL-CIO national office (1955-61), she was assistant director of the Social Security Department and...
Dates: 1921 - 1989

Lloyd Lampher Papers

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Identifier: LP001092
Abstract Lloyd Lampher was a member of the International Pressman and Assistants Union of North America and an officer of the Detroit Printing Press Union #2. His papers reflect his work with these unions.
Dates: 1950 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1976

Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO Council: Tom Turner Records

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Identifier: LR000053
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; political education; Detroit government and politics; Detroit Federation of Labor; school desegregation; health and hospital services; Histadrut; labor education; Wayne County government
Dates: 1920 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1984

Office and Professional Employees International Union: Local 10 Records

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Identifier: LR001316
Abstract OPEIU was chartered by the American Federation of Labor in 1945, and from its inception, involved itself exclusively with the field of office employment, as a separate entity from industrial employment. Local 10 grew out of the Stenographers, Typists, Bookkeepers, and Assistants Union which was established in 1929. The records of OPEIU Local 10 reflect the organizing work of the local with many organizations in the metropolitan Detroit area.
Dates: 1929 - 1983

Olive R. Beasley Papers

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Identifier: UP000081
Abstract Olive R. Beasley led a career devoted to improving human and civil rights for minority groups. She served as secretary and later as executive director of the Michigan Committee on Civil Rights and was a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. She continued to serve its successor, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission as executive director of the Flint office. She also held numerous posts in labor and community organizations in Detroit and Flint including president of AFSCME Local 52,...
Dates: 1948 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1972

Philip Taft Papers

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Identifier: LP000495
Abstract Labor historian Philip Taft authored various books on economics and labor history, including The History of Labor in the U.S. 1896-1932, which he co-authored with Selig Perlman, and was a founding editor of the journal, Labor History. An early member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Mr. Taft served on the IWW Organization Committee. Mr. Taft’s papers concern his research on the labor movement, particularly regarding the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial...
Dates: 1955 - 1972

Robert Dingwell Papers

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Identifier: UP000359
Abstract Material from Mr. Dingwell, who served with the Michigan AFL-CIO Council and as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1964-66). Subjects include campaigns for state representative (1954-68); industrial safety legislation (1964-65); labor problems (1964-65); and workmen's compensation legislation (1964-65). Correspondents include Basil W. Brown, Frank Kelley, August Scholle, Donald Stevens, Robert Vander Laan, Nat Weinberg, G. Mennen Williams, and Myra Wolfgang.
Dates: 1950 - 1968

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