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Abstract The Action Coalition of Strikers (ACOS) was a rank-and-file group of strikers and their families who were active during the Detroit Newspaper Strike. Representing reporters, editors, pressmen, and truck drivers, the coalition opposed the newspaper union leadership and their proposed back-to-work offer and instead pressed forward with a campaign to fight to restore all lost jobs. They sponsored peaceful and disciplined mass demonstrations in support of the strikers, and published the weekly...
Dates: 1944 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1997
Abstract Detroit Typographical Union (DTU) No. 18 was established in 1852 in conjunction with the establishment of the National Typographical Union (later known as the International Typographical Union or ITU). Throughout its history the union has represented three major dailies: The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit Times as well as suburban newspaper publications and non-newsprint publishers of the Detroit metropolitan area.The DTU records document its administration and...
Dates: 1897 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1987
Abstract Ellen Creager (b. 1956), a Detroit Free Press reporter, first joined the press as a copy editor in 1983 after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University; ultimately she was promoted to the position of general assignment reporter in the Features Department. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News employees engaged in a strike against Gannett and Knight-Ridder newspaper chains beginning in July of 1995. Creager was working part-time when the strike began because...
Dates: 1995 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1996
Abstract The Newspaper Guild, a national organization, initially began with the intent to be a professional organization more than a union. As such, the 1933 founders chose to call the group a “guild.” The Newspaper Guild Local 22 was an early local, established in 1934. Organizers were successful in establishing this local in Detroit by using sit-down strikes across the entire state. The Detroit Times and the Detroit Free Press were first to win bargaining recognition: The Times was first certified...
Dates: 1933 - 2007
Abstract Between 1970 and 1987, Walter P. Reuther Library staff undertook a project to document the early history of the American Newspaper Guild by interviewing Guild pioneers. Alan D. Cline, a retired San Franscisco reporter and past San Francisco Oakland Newspaper Guild President, contributed to the project as well. Collection consists of recordings and/or transcripts of 7 interviews. Pioneers of the American Newspaper Guild and Newspaper Guild locals discuss their backgrounds and early lives, entry...
Dates: 1971-10-16 - 1987-12-15
Abstract The Detroit Newspaper Strike started July 13, 1995 by the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions and roughly 2,500 workers against the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. The Strike ended in February of 1997 with the legal resolution of the Strike occurring in 2000. This collection consists of interview transcripts for nine interviews and audio recordings for four interviews. Each interviewee is asked to speak on their experiences in and around the time of the Detroit Newspaper Strikes....
- Detroit (Mich.) 5
- Newspaper publishing 4
- Detroit news 3
- Newspaper strike, Detroit, Michigan, 1995-2000 3
- Oral histories 2
- Collective bargaining 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Human rights 1
- Labor 1
- Oakland County (Mich.) 1
- Picketing 1
- Pontiac (Mich.) 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Transcripts 1
- Women labor union members -- United States 1 ∧ view less
- Detroit Free Press Co. 3
- Newspaper Guild 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 2
- Newspaper Guild of Detroit 2
- Young, Coleman A. 2
- Action Coalition of Strikers 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Cline, Alan D. 1
- Creager, Ellen 1
- Detroit Sunday Journal 1
- Detroit Typographical Union No. 18 (Mich.) 1
- East, Dennis 1
- Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation 1
- Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc. 1
- Mahaffey, Maryann 1
- Mleczko, Lou 1
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 1
- Newspaper Guild. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Pflug, Warner W. 1
- Wayne State University 1 ∧ view less
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