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Jewell Mills Papers

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Identifier: LP000287
Abstract Jewell Mills was active in organizing the Utica Federation of Teachers and was a vice president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. This collection contains issues surrounding teacher bargaining in the mid-1960s.

Jimmy Hoffa FBI Files

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Identifier: LP001822
Overview 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...

Joe Brown Papers

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Identifier: LP000047
Abstract A one-time reporter for the Federated Press, Mr. Brown gathered a variety of items for a proposed book on unionism in the auto industry. Clippings, correspondence, handbills, and miscellaneous publications relate to the rise of auto unions during the 1930s and 1940s. Nearly every topic of importance for that time and subject is covered, including sit-downs, drives to organize various plants, and strikes. The scrapbooks contain mostly Detroit newspaper clippings about auto unions.Box...

Joe Hill Papers

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Identifier: LP001154
Abstract The Joe Hill Collection was given to the Archives by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden when he visited in April of 1976. This small collection includes mostly late correspondence.

Joe Walton Papers

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Identifier: LP001382
Abstract A recipient of the Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Service Award, Joe Walton was a participant in the General Motors Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937 and held various posts in United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 581, including Sergeant-at-Arms and Financial Secretary. Mr. Walton’s papers document his involvement in the labor movement, particularly concerning the activities of Local 581.

John and Annie Thuener Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 6
Identifier: LOH002198
Abstract In the summer of 1978, as part of a personal project to document his family’s history, Bob Baker interviewed his grandparents, John and Annie Thuener, about their lives, family, and John’s work and his foundational union organizing efforts and union leadership in the optical industry. Collection consists of audio recordings and a printed document providing background for and summary of the interview.

John Cole Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 16
Identifier: LP001487
Abstract John Cole worked for the Ford Motor Company for over fifty years. In 1942 he served as an International Representative from UAW Local 50, the Willow Run bomber plant. The papers of Mr. Cole consist of a typescript copy of the union agreement of November 1942 between the Ford Motor Company and the International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO).

John Conyers Sr. Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 3
Identifier: LP000158
Abstract Organizing leaflets, articles, invitations, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets collected by Mr. Conyers, who served as chief steward of UAW Chrysler Local 7 and as a UAW International representative for the Chicago area and for Region 1, Michigan.

John Eldon Papers

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Identifier: LP000192
Abstract Knights of Labor traveling card (1883) and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (1938-40 and 1947-59) collected by Mr. Eldon, who was a member of Briggs Local 212 of Detroit and was on the staff of the Education Department of the UAW International (1937-40), and International representative to the Canadian Region of the UAW (1940-59). Subjects include UAW organizing and negotiations; NLRB and labor legislation; Briggs and Chrysler strikes (1939), Father Coughlin; Homer Martin and UAW factionalism;...

John Herling Papers

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Identifier: LP001259
Abstract John Herling was a prolific journalist, working for several publications and serving as White House correspondent and syndicated columnist specializing in labor affairs throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He owned "John Herling's Labor Letter," which he edited and published from 1947 to 1990, as well as authoring several books, including Strikes Under the New Deal, The Great Price Conspiracy, and ...

John Jurkanin Papers

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Identifier: LP001372
Abstract John Jurkanin served as financial secretary, business agent, and president of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (AMC and WNA) Local 500 and founded the AMC and BWNA Ohio State Branch. Mr. Jurkanin’s papers relate the activities of Local 500 and reflect Mr. Jurkanin’s involvement in civil rights, pacifist and reformist political movements.

John Oneka Papers

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Identifier: LP000015
Abstract John Oneka, a former member of the IWW, was a member of UAW Local 235 at the Chevrolet Gear and Axle Plant. At various times he served as its president, trustee, and Shop Committee chairman. The papers include some of the Shop Committee minutes for 1937-46 and materials on political matters, the IWW, Medicare, and other union concerns. Among the correspondents are John Dingell and Philip Hart.

John Panzner Papers

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Identifier: LP000009
Abstract Mr. Panzner began his labor career with the IWW in the far west, organizing mine and agricultural workers. For his work with the IWW, he was sentenced to Leavenworth Federal Prison. After his release, he returned to Detroit and was active in the early development of the UAW. Among his papers are materials on labor relations at Chrysler Corporation and Ford Motor Company and some pamphlets on social reform, including a description of the case which resulted in his imprisonment.

John W. Livingston Papers

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Identifier: LP000259
Abstract The papers and correspondence of Mr. Livingston cover his earlier years as vice-president of the UAW until he was named director of organization for the AFL-CIO in 1955. The UAW Aircraft and Agricultural Implement departments, CIO organization drives, wage contract data in the aircraft industry, and the IAM and its relations with the UAW-CIO are discussed. Correspondents include Ben Blackwood, A.B. Connole, Roy L. Reuther, Walter Reuther, and Stuart Symington.

John Walsh Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 2-3
Identifier: LP001145
Abstract John Walsh was a member of various labor unions, and served as strike committee chairman in the International Longshoreman’s Association, and as an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Walsh’s papers consist of correspondence between himself and his brother, Joseph Walsh. The letters convey Joseph Walsh’s observations about the Depression and the events leading up to World War II, and describe the working conditions of laborers, particularly that of miners, and the...

John Zaremba Papers

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Identifier: LP000013
Abstract Mr. Zaremba was an early leader of the Automotive Industrial Workers' Association and took an active part in the formation of Dodge Local 3 of the UAW. Minutes, correspondence, clippings, and other files document early union activities at the Chrysler Corporation, especially the Dodge Main Plant. Topics covered include the Chrysler 1937 Sit-Down and the 1939 Strike; the Wayne County Industrial Union Council; the Civil Rights Federation; and union education programs. Among the correspondents are...

Joseph Chrapkiewicz Papers

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Identifier: LP000607
Abstract Joseph Chrapkiewicz began his union career in 1947 as Chief Steward in the United Automobile Workers Local 78, Kelsey-Hayes, Detroit, after which he held various offices in the local. In the 1970s he also edited the local's newspaper, Union Picket.

Chrapkiewicz's papers pertain to his tenure (and his predecessor, Maurice Terpenning's) on the West Side Local 174 & Local 78 Bargaining Committee, as well as various other committees he served on.

Joseph F. Pagano Papers

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Identifier: LP000012
Overview UAW and Non-Partisan League material; union badges and emblems; 1940 UAW constitution and by-laws; 1940 radio broadcasts of station WJBK; clippings of the early 1940s; and correspondence on the PAC and the WPA.

Joseph J. Kowalski Papers

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Identifier: UP000250
Abstract As speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Mr. Kowalski was responsible for the introduction of many liberal reforms in the state. Formerly a lawyer and union organizer, he directed UAW educational programs before his election as a representative of the Nineteenth district, Wayne County, in 1948. Papers and correspondence of 1965 and 1966 are most comprehensive on caucus and committee meetings, minutes and proposals, court reorganization, Democratic Party affairs, civil rights, civil...

Joseph Jablonower Papers

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Identifier: LP000403
Abstract Mr. Jablonower began teaching in the New York Public School System in 1910. The trial of three New York teachers (1917-18) led Mr. Jablonower to join other teachers founding the New York City Teachers Union, associated with the New York Teachers Guild and the American Federation of Teachers. His papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on his appointment to the Board of Examiners (1938); the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture; his aid to European refugees, and...

Joseph Mattson Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 13-16
Identifier: LP000207
Abstract In the UAW, Mr. Mattson was local union president, regional director, and director of the union's Agricultural Implement Department. This collection covers mainly the 1947 UAW Agricultural Implement Conference, and the 1950 organizing drives. George Addes, Victor Reuther, Walter Reuther are the principal correspondents. An oral history interview with Mr. Mattson is available.

Joseph Piconke Papers

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Identifier: LP000126
Abstract Correspondence, reports, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Piconke, who served as a staff member of the UAW Skilled Trades Department (1943-55), and as a commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Subjects include biographical information and labor-management relations (1963). An oral history interview with Mr. Piconke is available.

Joseph Smith Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP000854
Abstract Joseph Smith played a leading role in the Michigan labor movement, serving several terms as president of the United Mine Workers District 24, and being active in the Michigan Federation of Labor and the state Congress of Industrial Organizations executive board. His papers relate primarily to his activities with the UMWA in Bay City, Michigan.

Joseph Snyder Papers

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Identifier: UP000275
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.

Judah Drob Papers

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Identifier: LP000496
Abstract Judah Drob served as Secretary of the Michigan Socialist Party during the 1940's, after which he joined the Michigan Democratic Party. Mr. Drob taught labor education courses for the Wayne county Socialist Party, the Windsor Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), and the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as the Detroit area national representative to the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Mr. Drob's papers reflect his work with the Socialist Party, the CCF, and the CWA.

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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 302
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Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 37
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AFL-CIO 36
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 35
United Farm Workers 31
General Motors Corporation 21
Air Line Pilots Association 18
AFSCME 15
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 14
Sweeney, John J. 13
Bluestone, Irving 11
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 11
Chrysler Corporation 10
Democratic Party (Mich.) 10
Democratic Party (U.S.) 10
Ford Motor Company 10
Meany, George, 1894-1980 10
Shanker, Albert 10
Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 10
American Federation of Labor 9
United Mine Workers of America 8
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 8
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 8
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 7
East, Dennis 6
Newspaper Guild 6
United Steelworkers 6
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 5
Cordtz, Richard 5
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 5
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 5
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 4
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 4
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 4
Lucy, William, 1933- 4
National Education Association of the United States 4
National Organization for Women 4
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 4
Socialist Workers Party 4
Stern, Andy 4
American Newspaper Guild 3
Bieber, Owen 3
Ciampa, P.J. 3
Detroit Federation of Teachers 3
Detroit Free Press Co. 3
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 3
Gotbaum, Victor 3
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 3
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 3
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 10 3
Kramer, Leo 3
Kubista, Roy 3
Legere, Ben 3
McFetridge, William 3
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 3
National Farm Workers Association 3
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 3
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 3
Pflug, Warner W. 3
Starling, Thomas J. 3
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 3
United States. National Labor Relations Board 3
United States. National Mediation Board 3
Wayne State University 3
Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 3
AFSCME. International Convention 2
American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 2
American Postal Workers Union 2
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 2
Barbour, Alex 2
Barnard, John 2
Bilik, Al 2
Blue Cross Blue Shield 2
California Migrant Ministry 2
Carliner, Lewis 2
Davis, Carrolyn 2
Detroit News (Firm) 2
Detroit Sunday Journal 2
Dillon, Francis J. 2
Donahue, Thomas R. (Thomas Reilly) 2
Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 2
Fuller, Alex 2
Gentile, Charles 2
Hatcher, Lillian 2
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (University of Michigan--Wayne State University) 2
International Jewelry Workers Union 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 900 (Wayne, Mich.) 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Chrysler Department 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Department 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. New Directions 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-B 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 2 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 2
Itlong, Larry 2
Kelman, Sidney 2
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