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Abstract Ann Shafer has lobbied in support of women's issues, including equal pay, sex and employment discrimination, reproductive freedom, and pregnancy disability benefits throughout her career. She began working in 1946 for W.K. Kellogg Company and was active in the American Federation of Grainmillers, retiring in 1983. She has been involved with the Michigan Democratic Party politics, co-founded a chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and was one of the founding members of the...
Dates: 1950 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 155, Clemens Forsen served on Local 155’s Executive Board and helped charter the Local 155 Credit Union, serving as Vice-President of the Local 155 Credit Union Board of Directors. Mr. Forsen’s papers reflect his work as a labor activist and in various Michigan Democratic Party organizations.
Dates: 1947 - 1964
Abstract David Bonior (June 6, 1945 -) was a Michigan State Representative from 1973-76, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976-2002, serving as Democratic Whip from 1991-2002. Bonior was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck. He received his BA at University of Iowa and his MA at Chapman University. After college he worked as a probation officer in Detroit before volunteering four years in the Air Force from 1968-72. Upon returning he was elected to the Michigan legislature, and...
Dates: 1976 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2002
Abstract Ernest Smith was a teacher in the Detroit Public School System who was involved in the black civil rights movement. He helped found the Michigan Freedom Now Party, an all-black party, for whom he ran as candidate for U.S. senator. His papers reflect his interest in black political action, resistance to compulsory unionization, right-to-work organizations, and civil rights issues.
Dates: 1962 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1971
Abstract As an active member of the labor movement, Gene Saari worked for the Timber and Sawmill Workers Union Local 15, helped to form the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW, or Mine-Mill), and served as secretary-treasurer of United Copper Workers Union Local 494. Mr. Saari also served as a vice-president of the Michigan State Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), a Mine-Mill international representative, and as an organizer for the United Steelworkers of America. Mr....
Dates: 1913 - 1979
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 Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...
Dates: 1926 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1944
Abstract Joseph Snyder worked for the United Auto Workers as International Representative of St. Clair Shores District, MI, local auditor and negotiator, and Constitutional Delegate from Macomb County, MI. He was also involved in local, county, and Michigan politics, most notably serving three consecutive terms in the Michigan House of Representatives. His papers reflect his latter UAW career as well as his involvement in politics.
Dates: 1958 - 1968
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...
Dates: 1934 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
Dates: 1984-04-13 - 1996-07-25
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 Mr. Frankensteen served as president of the Automotive Industrial Workers Association, one of the independent attempts to organize the auto industry in the early 1930's. He later served as president of UAW Dodge Local 3. In 1937 he was elected a vice-president of the UAW-CIO. Correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on the Ryan Aeronautical Company Strike (1944); the National War Labor Board; North American Strike (1941); factionalism within the UAW-CIO; activities of the UAW...
Dates: 1930 - 1964
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
Abstract Correspondence, reports, newsletters, lists, union handbills, expense statements, proposed agreements, songs, anti-union propaganda, minutes, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Halbeisen, who served as a representative of the Textile Workers Organizing Committee in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, during 1937. He was also vice-president of Local 191, United Public Workers (1946-481, and president of Local 52, Government Workers Organizing Committee (1950-56). Organization of textile workers in...
Dates: 1937 - 1956
Abstract In 1957 the United Auto Workers changed the name of their Political Action Department to the Citizenship Department, headed by Roy Reuther. Their records cover activities until the subsequent name change to the Citizenship-Legislative Department.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
Abstract Subjects include: Leonard Woodcock’s local; Continental Motors (Muskegon, Michigan); Muskegon politics and government; World War II aircraft industry workers
Dates: 1940 - 1979
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
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism
Dates: 1947 - 1957
Abstract Subjects include: Chrysler and General Motors; Ford organizing; Local 600; FEW; strikes; Michigan politics; Communism; housing; Walter Reuther; steel industry; Taft-Hartley; Michigan labor; Detroit urban affairs; UMWA; HUAC; unemployment; Harry Truman
Dates: 1940 - 1972
Abstract The records of the UAW Public Relations Department consist of such subjects as, Michigan politics, War Labor Board, the aircraft industry, UAW radio broadcasts and the General Motors strike. In addition, there are correspondence files with Walter Reuther, George Addes and Maurice Sugar.
Dates: 1940 - 1959
Abstract United Auto Workers Region 1B represents locals in the southeastern and thumb areas of Michigan. This includes workers at the major automotive manufacturers, Huck Manufacturing, TRW, Briggs Manufacturing, Eaton Manufacturing and Bohn Aluminum. Their records document the services Region 1B provided to locals and its political activities in the region.
Dates: 1939 - 1985
- Labor unions 18
- Automobile industry and trade 5
- Civil rights 5
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 5
- Politics, Practical 5
- Strikes and lockouts 5
- Education 3
- Labor 3
- Labor unions -- Organizing 3
- Women in the labor movement 3
- Abortion 2
- African Americans 2
- Communism 2
- Detroit (Mich.) 2
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 2
- Housing 2
- Women's rights 2
- Academic freedom 1
- Agency fee 1
- Art -- History 1
- Briggs Strike, 1933 1
- Busing for School Integration 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Collective bargaining -- Teachers 1
- Courts -- United States 1
- Educational evaluation 1
- Environmental protection -- Great Lakes (North America) 1
- Equal rights amendments 1
- Flint (Mich.) 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- Ford Hunger March, 1932 1
- Government policy 1
- Human rights 1
- Jewish day schools 1
- Labor -- History 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Jurisdictional disputes 1
- Macomb County (Mich.) 1
- Maternity leave 1
- Michigan 1
- Mining engineering 1
- Minorities 1
- Oral histories 1
- Pensions 1
- Police -- community relations 1
- Pollution 1
- Reproductive rights 1
- Right to work 1
- Saint Clair County (Mich.) 1
- Salaries -- Teachers 1
- School integration 1
- Sex discrimination 1
- Sit-down strikes 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 1
- Student movements 1
- Teachers 1
- Teachers -- Rating of 1
- Teachers Training of 1
- Transcripts 1
- Video recordings 1
- Vocational education 1
- Water quality 1
- Women employees 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- Youth organizations 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 13
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 4
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 4
- AFL-CIO 3
- American Federation of Teachers 2
- AFSCME 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Bonior, David E. 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
- Dingwell, Robert E. 1
- Downs, Tom 1
- Forsen, Clemens 1
- Halbeisen, Robert 1
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 113 (Muskegon, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-B 1
- Kraus, Dorothy 1
- Kraus, Henry 1
- Michigan Federation of Teachers 1
- Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 1
- National Organization for Women 1
- Saari, Gene 1
- Shafer, Ann 1
- Shanker, Albert 1
- Smith, Ernest C. 1
- Snyder, Joseph 1
- United Mine Workers of America 1
- United States. Equal Pay Act of 1963 1
- United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United Steelworkers 1 ∧ view less
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