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Abstract The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWE) was founded at Demopolis, Alabama, in July 1887 under the name The Order of Railroad Trackmen, and eventually it came to include all workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures of the railroads. Its Grand Lodge headquarters was permanently established in Detroit, Michigan, in 1913, and the organization is comprised of System Divisions or Federations, each of which has under its jurisdiction one or more...
Dates: 1899 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
Abstract The International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Collection consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, pamphlets and other reference material on the career of Hoffa.Born in 1914, Jimmy Hoffa was elected vice-president of the Teamsters in 1953 and became president five years later. Hoffa remained president from 1958 until 1967, when he was convicted of jury tampering and mail fraud. Richard Nixon commuted his 13-year sentence in 1971, barring him from union...
Dates: 1957 - 1982
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...
Abstract Jimmy Hoffa (1913-1982) was born in Brazil, Indiana. He was heavily involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters between the years 1932-1971, first as an organizer and then serving as the union’s general president from 1958-1971. He played a major role in the development of the union, securing the first national agreement for teamsters’ rates in 1964. In 1964, Hoffa was convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud. Hoffa was imprisoned in 1967, but released in 1971 in...
Dates: 1964 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1992
Abstract Leo Ranco served as a shop steward and as a Trustee on the Executive Board of Teamsters Local 938 (Toronto, Ontario), and subsequently served in the dissident Teamsters faction, the Teamsters for a Democratic Union. Mr. Ranco’s papers relate to union elections and factionalism within Local 938.
Dates: 1961 - 1979
Abstract Philip Vera Cruz (Dec 25, 1904 – June 12, 1994) was born in Saoag, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He worked on farms in the Philippines before traveling to the United States in 1926. Vera Cruz worked several odd jobs around the Midwest, but was not active in any union before moving to California in 1943 and becoming a farm worker. He joined the Agricultural Worker Organizing Committee (AWOC) and soon became a leader in farm workers rights. In 1965 he was an active force in the AWOC decision to...
Dates: 1966 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1975
Abstract Subjects include: Teamsters dissident group; trucking industry safety
Dates: 1972 - 1979
Abstract Following the taint of mob infiltration at the highest levels, the Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) built a rank-and-file movement in 1976 to reform the union and fight for strong contracts. Their records reflect these early efforts.
Dates: 1976 - 1981
Abstract The UFW grew out of several farm workers organizations in the 1960s and was led for over thirty years by Cesar Chavez. The Information and Research Department serves as the research center for the union, collecting materials of interest in many areas importantin to the organization. Their records reflect the range of services which the union provided for its members, including legal and immigration assistance, workman's compensation claims, healthcare, and grievance mediation. Other subjects...
Dates: 1939 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1977
Abstract The UFW Massachusetts Boycott Office: Boston opened in 1967, one of several regional branch offices of the UFW formed to organize communities to participate in a consumer boycott of lettuce, grapes, wines, and other agricultural products. The primary activity of the office involved outreach efforts (mailing letters, hosting rallies and events) aimed at prominent members of the greater Boston area, including political leaders, church leaders, and business leaders, as well as college campuses...
Dates: 1966 - 1982
Abstract The records of the UFW Missouri Boycott Office relate to the various strikes and boycotts that occurred nationally during the period of the 1970s. The Missouri Boycott Offices were located in two locations, Kansas City and St. Louis. The people directing these boycott offices worked on petitions, boycotts of grocery store chains and agricultural products, and raising awareness about the UFW’s dispute with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.The majority of material in this...
Dates: 1968 - 1979
- Labor unions 8
- Boycotts 4
- Agricultural laborers 3
- Agriculture 3
- Strikes and lockouts 3
- Child labor 2
- Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 2
- Labor unions -- Organizing 2
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 2
- Migrant agricultural laborers 2
- Migrant workers 2
- Canada 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Immigrants -- United States 1
- Industrial relations 1
- Labor 1
- Labor unions -- Corrupt practices 1
- Michigan 1
- Pesticides 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Railroad construction workers 1
- Railroads 1
- Social history 1
- Transportation 1
- Women -- Societies and clubs 1
- Women in the labor movement 1 ∧ view less
- United Farm Workers 4
- AFL-CIO 1
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 1
- Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 1
- California Migrant Ministry 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- Itlong, Larry 1
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 1
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 1
- National Farm Workers Association 1
- National Farm Workers of America 1
- Ranco, Leo 1
- Richter, Irving 1
- Ross, Fred, 1910-1992 1
- Teamsters for a Democratic Union 1
- United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 ∧ view less
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