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Abstract Correspondence, articles, election handbills, resolutions, proceedings, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Shultz, who served as financial secretary of GM Local 222, Oshawa, Ontario, and participated in the General Motors Strike of 1937. From his position as financial secretary of Local 222, he became one of the original organizers of the credit union movement in Canada. In the 1940s, he was a member of the Reuther Caucus, and president of the Canadian Labour Congress. He is presently a...
Abstract Albert Verri served as a staff member of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 4 Agricultural Implement Department. Mr. Verri’s papers relate his work as a UAW Region 4 officer and provide insight into the agricultural implement industry in the Midwestern U.S.
Abstract Alex Kovacs was employed at Dana Corporation, Detroit, Michigan and was an active member of the UAW Local during his employment at Dana Corporation. He attended many UAW Leadership Training Institutes and was actively involved in the local labor movement. After retirement, Kovacs remained involved with UAW Local 2 and served as President of the UAW Union Local 2 Retirees Chapter from 1987-1996. His papers reflect his work with Local 2, including the Retirees Chapter meeting minutes from 1972 to...
Abstract While a graduate history student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Edward Savela conducted oral history interviews with retired Detroit-area auto workers on changes in the automobile industry as part of research for his master’s thesis. Collection consists of five interviews with retired UAW members chronicling their lengthy careers in the automobile industry in the Detroit metropolitan area. Transcripts and audio recordings available for each. Interviewees discuss apprenticeship...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 1-2
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, leaflets, and flyers collected by Mr. Ignasiak, who served as president of the Gear and Axle Division of UAW Ford Local 600 (1943-47), and International representative with the Auditing Department of the UAW (1949-66). The Local 600 election of 1946 is discussed.
Abstract Angelo Deitos became president of the United Auto Workers Local 78 in the 1970s. His papers document the affairs of the local and the activities of labor union militants in the auto and other industries during that time.
Abstract Ann Francis, a journeyman pipefitter and member of UAW Local 652, worked at the General Motors Oldsmobile plant in the early 1980's. In 1985 she became a technical instructor in the UAW-GM apprentice program and developed programs to recruit and train women and minorities for the skilled trades. From 1989 until her retirement in 1998, she managed a number of different joint union-management programs for the skilled trades at GM's Lansing plant, the most important of which was the Skilled Trades...
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.
Abstract Mr. Hughes served as the assistant director of the UAW Chrysler Department beginning in 1948, and was actively involved in Chrysler negotiations until he retired in 1978. He previously served in several elected positions, including president, of UAW Local 140 in Warren, Michigan. Part I of Mr. Hughes' papers consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings which cover principally the Chrysler negotiations from 1945 to 1960. Part II primarily covers his years in the UAW Chrysler Dept.,...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 1
Abstract Subjects include: UAW Local 174
Abstract Mr. Hoffman served as union steward at the Briggs Manufacturing Company and Chrysler Corporation in the 1940's and 1950's. He also served as secretary of the Briggs Joint Apprenticeship Committee and secretary- treasurer of the National Skilled Trades Council, UAW-CIO. The bulk of the collection comprises minutes, pamphlets, newsletters, agreements, and personal notes relating to his union activities. Of particular value are Mr. Hoffman's daily notes on plant activities written during his years...
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 148 (Douglas Aircraft-Long Beach), Bette Murphy was the first woman at Douglas to hold positions of supervisor and manufacturing engineer. Ms. Murphy's papers document the affairs of Local 148 throughout her career.
Abstract In late 1967, Herbert Hill, labor director for the NAACP, visited Wayne State University in Detroit to conduct oral histories with African American men and women on their experiences in the labor movement. Between 1967 and 1970, Hill, with local interviewers Roberta McBride, Jim Keeney, and Norman McRae, completed numerous interviews in Detroit. Hill also visited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Berkeley for several additional interviews to round out what would become known as the Blacks in...
Abstract In 1985, an oral history was conducted with Blaine Marrin by an unidentified interviewer. Blaine Marrin was a former president of UAW Local 157 and an active UAW member since 1937. Collection consists of an audio recording of reminiscences by Marrin about his time with the UAW, as well as his prior experiences with the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA).
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 10
Abstract Correspondence, reports, and other items collected by Mr. Marrin, former president of UAW Local 157 (the UAW's tool and die local for western Detroit), and a trustee of the International Union.
Abstract In May 1985, Philip Mason interviewed labor lawyer and Wayne State University law faculty member Boaz Siegel. Collection consists of the interview recording. Siegel talks about his background including his socialist upbringing, experiences as a labor educator and school teacher, his long career as a labor lawyer including his contributions to the UAW, especially the development of its benefits program, and his time in private practice and on the faculty of the Wayne State University Law School.
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including positions such as president of the New York Workers Alliance, National Secretary of the Workers Defense League, and Regional Director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) Director of Education. Mr. Sexton served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and...
Abstract Correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Simons, who was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection deals solely with the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. An oral history interview with Mr. Simons is available.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, leaflets, and published material collected by Mr. Shier, who served as a member of the Shop Committee of UAW Local 6, Melrose Park, Illinois (1950); as financial secretary of UAW International Harvester Council; and as a UAW International representative for the Competitive Shop Department (1958). In 1960 he joined the organizing staff of the UAW and was especially active in organizing and servicing local unions in Illinois. Subjects...
Abstract Carolyn Forrest began working at JR Winter Company, which she helped organize for the United Auto Workers (UAW). In 1967 Forrest joined the international staff of Region 1E as the first female servicing representative in the UAW and ten years later was appointed an administrative assistant by UAW President Douglas Fraser. In 1993 she was elected an International Vice President. Forest retired from the UAW in 1998.
Abstract A charter member and president of Women's Auxiliary 15, Catherine Gelles served as secretary-treasurer, and later, an international representative, of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries, and vice-president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) National Auxiliaries. Ms. Gelles' papers reflect her work in the labor movement and the history of UAW women's auxiliaries.
Abstract Correspondence, agreements, rate classification, grievance records, constitutions, resolutions, minutes, speeches, and published material collected by Cecil Roeder, who served as a committeeman of UAW Delco-Remy Local 662, Anderson, Indiana (late 1930's and early 1940's). Subjects include General Motors Sit-Down Strike at Anderson (1937); UAW factionalism including the Homer Martin controversy; elections and factionalism of Local 662; union shop drives of Local 662; civil rights campaigns; and...
Abstract As a member of the Society of Designing Engineers (SDE), Charles Gentile held various posts in United Auto Workers Local 212. Mr. Gentile’s papers relate primarily to the SDE as Detroit Chapter 201 of the International Federation of Architects, Engineers, Chemists, and Technicians (FAECT), and the SDE’s disaffiliation with the FAECT and subsequent affiliation with the UAW as Local 212.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 7
Abstract Charles Simone was a member of United Auto Workers Local 731, Eastern Aircraft. His papers consist of newspaper clippings about a banquet given by his local, honoring Walter Reuther, then International Vice-President of the UAW-CIO.
Abstract A militant labor activist, Charles Dewey was a member of United Auto Workers Local 155 and supported a number of UAW dissident groups, including the Independent Skilled Trades Council. Mr. Dewey’s papers relate his work with Local 155 and UAW dissident groups.