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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...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 13-16
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.
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.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 9
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.
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.
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.
Abstract Katherine Pollak was active in workers' education from 1927-1934. She worked at the CIO national office from 1935-1937 as an assistant to the director. Her papers include original notes and minutes of the earliest CIO meetings. She returned to the CIO national office from 1942-55 as Associate Director of Research, she focused on Social Security, manpower, farm labor and women and children. At the AFL-CIO national office (1955-61), she was assistant director of the Social Security Department and...
Abstract Ken Barger (1941-), who was raised in east Tennessee, became active in social change after his experiences serving in the Vietnam War. He was a professor of Anthropology for thirty years at Indiana University Indianapolis focusing professionally on social change. Through these professional interests, he got involved with the farm labor movement and the immigrant rights movement. Barger has been an active member of the FLOC movement since 1979. He participated in many activities, such as...
Abstract Ken Morris served as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 212 and as director of UAW Region 1B. Mr. Morris was active in community affairs and served in various committees such as the Oakland University Board of Trustees, the Oakland County Mental Health Board, and the National Commission on Unemployment and Compensation. Mr. Morris’ papers relate primarily to his activities as Director of UAW Region 1B, and to a lesser degree, his trusteeship at Oakland University, and reflect his...
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of Kenneth Forbes, a UAW leader in the Saginaw area. Forbes held different offices in the union including the President of Local 455 and was also active politically. His collection covers his active years in the union and his retirement and gives a glimpse into the life of the politics and challenges of an elected official in the UAW.
Abstract The Labor Committee for Safe Energy and Full Employment was formed from a coalition of labor unions opposed to the expansion of the nuclear energy industry, and in part, as a reaction to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. The committee's records primarily document their promotion of a protest march on March 28, 1981, the second anniversary of Three Mile Island.
Abstract Labor Notes (officially titled the Labor Education and Research Project) is a media and organizing project for union rank and file activists based out of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for their self-titled monthly magazine, Labor Notes also publishes books, hosts a bi-annual conference, and runs organizing workshops and seminars for Union locals throughout North America. Since 1979 they have served an important networking and organizing role in the labor community, working to strengthen the...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 9
Abstract Professor of history John Barnard interviewed union official Lawrence "Larry" Carlstrom in 1997. Collection consists of the interview transcript. Carlstrom covers UAW organizing and collective bargaining in automobile and farm machinery plants in Wisconsin and Illinois, especially during the 1930s and 1940s.
Abstract In 1956 Larry Itliong founded the Filipino Farm Labor Union in California. With the formation in 1967 of UFWOC (United Farm Workers Organizing Committee) Larry Itliong became Assistant Director to Cesar Chavez in the union that would eventually become the UFW. In January, 1970 he was appointed National Boycott Coordinator of the UFWOC. Itliong resigned from the Union on October 15, 1971. He devoted the rest of his life to improving the lives of retired Filipino farm workers, and to a wide...
Abstract Author Lawrence Gracia was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Gracia’s papers consist of unpublished manuscripts of stories relating the principles of IWW and the struggles of its members.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
Abstract Layle Lane was a public school teacher in New York City and active in the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Guild. She was the first African-American vice-president of the New York City AFT local and chaired their Committee for Democratic Human Relations. Her papers relate primarily to civil rights and the role of African-Americans in American society, including copies of two briefs filed by the AFT in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 5
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, and leaflets collected by Mr. Shaffer, who has served as committeeman, editor, convention delegates, and president of UAW Local 163 (Detroit Diesel Division of General Motors Corporation), and as chairman of the Wayne County Retired Workers Council of the UAW. Subjects include General Motors & Ford contract comparisons, H.L. Hunt, McCarthyism, and the Rosenberg case. An oral history interview with Mr. Shaffer is available.
Abstract As an active member of United Auto Workers Local 45 Leo Fenster held various offices and served as editor of Local 45’s publication, The Eye-Opener. Mr. Fenster’s papers document his activities as a labor activist and his interest in social reform.
Abstract Leo Ranco served as a shop steward and as a Trustee on the Executive Board of Teamsters Local 938 (Toronto, Ontario), and subsequently served in the dissident Teamsters faction, the Teamsters for a Democratic Union. Mr. Ranco’s papers relate to union elections and factionalism within Local 938.
Abstract The papers of Lester Cappon relate primarily to the coal and iron industry in Alabama, including biographical sketches of the United Mine Workers official, William R. Farley.
Abstract Lewis Michener was active as a labor organizer in California and held numerous posts as a union official in the aircraft industry, including president of the Los Angeles Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Industrial Union Council, president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 406 and 923, and UAW West Coast (Region 6) Director. Mr. Michener’s papers relate to his involvement with the UAW and the aircraft industry, and his advocacy for retirees. Important correspondents include Ken...
Overview Convention proceedings, clippings, and photographs concerning Mrs. Sherwood's service with the Kent County, Michigan, and National Congress of Women's Auxiliaries of the CIO.
Abstract The files of one of the early "Key Men" or organizers for the ALPA. Correspondence, notes, and bulletins document Mr. Stephan's activities in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. Among the correspondents is David Behncke.
Abstract Lloyd Lampher was a member of the International Pressman and Assistants Union of North America and an officer of the Detroit Printing Press Union #2. His papers reflect his work with these unions.
Abstract Mr. Koch, after serving as director of Commonwealth College from 1923 to 1935, held several positions in the labor movement and in government agencies concerned with labor. Among these were the NRA, the Department of Labor, the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, the NWLB, and the Air Line Pilots Association. Transcripts, affidavits, correspondence, and clippings cover such topics as Commonwealth College, activities of the Marine and Shipbuilders Union, Koch's...
- Subject: Labor unions X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 302
- American Federation of Teachers 45
- Service Employees International Union 39
- Industrial Workers of the World 38
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 38
- AFL-CIO 36
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 35
- United Farm Workers 31
- General Motors Corporation 21
- Air Line Pilots Association 19
- AFSCME 15
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 14
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 13
- Sweeney, John J. 13
- Bluestone, Irving 11
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 11
- Chrysler Corporation 10
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 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
- United States. National Mediation Board 4
- Wayne State University 4
- American Newspaper Guild 3
- Bieber, Owen 3
- Ciampa, P.J. 3
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 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
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 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
- Tappes, Shelton 3
- Textile Workers Union of America 3
- United States. Federal Aviation Administration 3
- United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 3
- United States. National Labor Relations Board 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
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham 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
- Gelles, Catherine, 1907-1985 2
- Gentile, Charles 2
- Hatcher, Lillian 2
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 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
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