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Abstract Bud Simons was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection is particularly important in its documents of the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. It includes correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia collected by Simons. An oral history interview with Simons is available.
Dates: 1937 - 1962
Abstract Mike Westfall was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 598 in Flint, MI. His papers reflect his leadership in the Flint-based grassroots movement to bring attention to the effects of corporate restructuring and job loss in the automotive industry.
Dates: 1981 - 1987
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
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 599 represented workers in the Buick plant in Flint, MI and is noted for its involvement in the anti-Martin struggles during the early years of its existence. The records of the local reflect routine operations.
Dates: 1936 - 1966
- Automobile industry and trade 2
- Civil rights 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Human rights 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Sit-down strikes 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Women in the labor movement 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 3
- AFL-CIO 1
- AFSCME 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- General Motors Corporation 1
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