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Abstract Victor Reuther began his UAW career as an organizer for Local 174 in 1937, the same year he participated in the Flint Sit-Down Strike. In the 1940s he moved up to the UAW national organization, serving in several leadership positions culminating in the directorship of the International Affairs Office from which he retired in 1972. His papers reflect his work with the UAW, especially relating to international community organizations. The material in the collections was originally used by Reuther...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 8
Abstract In 1980, R. T. King interviewed labor leader Victor Reuther as part of the Indiana University Oral History Project on the Indiana economy in the twentieth century. Collection consists of a transcript. Reuther discusses UAW organizing activity in Indiana in 1937, which involved a sit-down strike at the General Motors Guide Lamp Division in Anderson.
Abstract In 1984, Ida Burati interviewed labor leader Victor Reuther, focusing on anticommunism in the labor movement following World War II. Collection consists of an audiotape. Reuther talks about Jay Lovestone, George Meany, and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).
Abstract Victor Reuther came out of retirement in the 1980’s to support Jerry Tucker and the New Directions Movement (NDM). The NDM emerged as a dissident caucus of UAW local union leaders within Region 5, particularly of General Motors facilities. Jerry Tucker unsuccessfully ran as the NDM candidate for regional director in the 1986 convention. Mr. Tucker won a second election, which was ordered following charges contesting the election results, but the following year he was defeated in the next term...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 2
Abstract In 2006, Mike Smith interviewed Vincent Sombrotto, a letter carrier and later a long-serving president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) from 1978 through 2002. Collection consists of the interview transccript. Sombrotto covers his personal life and career with National Association of Letter Carriers, especially his leadership, as New York City branch president, of the 1970 wildcat strike and the subsequent rank-and-file movement that elected him national president.
Abstract The collection consists of correspondence between W. Jett Lauck, an advisor to John L. Lewis during the 1930s, and Jay Lovestone. Among the topics discussed are United Auto Workers' factionalism; developments in the labor movement, especially the CIO and John L. Lewis; the CIO and the Communist Party; the late 1930s UAW Strikes at GM; the International Ladies Garment Workers Union under David Dubinsky.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 2
Abstract In 1994, Gene Lantz interviewed W. M. "Jack" Anderson, the first president of UAW Local 645 in Dallas, Texas. Collection consists of the interview transcript about Anderson’s experiences as local president.
Abstract Walter Dorosh served as president of United Auto Workers Local 600. His papers reflect his chairmanship of the UAW Convention Resolutions Committee and to a lesser degree, his work with the UAW Ford National Negotiations Committee, the UAW Skilled Trades Department, and the UAW Community Action Program.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 7
Abstract As a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Walter Westman served as secretary of the IWW General Defense Committee, as IWW General Secretary-Treasurer, and was active as an organizer. Mr. Westman’s papers are composed of membership cards documenting his involvement in the IWW.
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....
Abstract Newsletters, memoranda, salary schedules, annual reports, collective bargaining agreements, constitutions and by-laws, notices, and minutes collected by the University Staff Association, which represents the University's clerical and technical employees. The group operated as the Office Personnel Association during the years 1956-63.
Abstract Wesley Warren Cook became a member of the Textile Workers Union of America in 1937. He held two administrative positions within the union: Director of the Synthetic Yarn Division and Administrative Vice President of the Executive Council. His papers reflect the duties of these two positions.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 6
Abstract Correspondence between attorneys representing miners in the strike in Michigan’s copper country.
Abstract The Western Federation of Miners Records are copies of two collections held at the Idaho State Historical Library. These two collections, the W.E. Borah Collection and the James H. Hawley Collection contain information on the north Idaho Mine Labor cases of 1892 and 1899 and the Haywood trial.
Abstract Westray 'Weck' Henney was active in the United Auto Workers, particularly UAW Local 6. His papers reflect his active involvement with this local.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 1
Abstract Clipping, pamphlets and a dues book related to the Workers Alliance of America and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) program; Small processed collection
Abstract Contains diaries of workers at Buick Motor Co. (Flint, Michigan).
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 174, William Kemsley held various offices as an organizer and advocate of union education. Mr. Kemsley served as education director of the Michigan Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO), as a staff member of the Economic Cooperation Administration in Paris, and as a representative of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to the United Nations. Journalist Ann Kemsley was editor of the Wisconsin CIO News and wrote for...
Abstract In 2003, Reuther archivist Carrolyn Davis interviewed labor leader William "Bill" Burrus. Burrus served as vice president (1980-2001) and president (2001-2010) of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), and he was the first African American to be directly elected by member vote to the presidency of a national labor union. Collection consists of the interview recording. Over the nearly four-hour-long interview, Burrus ranges on a variety of topics covering his background, postal career, union...
Abstract William Gausmann held positions in Europe, the United States and Vietnam as a labor advisor, news analyst and policymaker with various European and United States government agencies. Mr. Gausmann’s papers relate his work concerning labor issues, Communism, and the Vietnam War and to a lesser degree, his associations with the Socialist Party and the Lutheran Church of America.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: D, Box 4, Folder: 5-8
Abstract During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Mr. Dufty served in various public relations positions with the UAW. He was public relations director for the UAW's drive to organize the aircraft industry; most of the correspondence and clippings in the collection concern this phase of his career.
Abstract A founding member and organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), William Trautmann served as secretary-treasurer and on the first IWW executive board. As an IWW organizer, Mr. Trautmann led the 1909 McKees Rocks, Pa. Pressed Steel Car Company Strike and the Lawrence, Mass. textile workers strike of 1912. Mr. Trautmann’s papers include a portion of an unpublished autobiography manuscript describing his experiences with the IWW and his involvement in various factional disputes.
Overview William F. Brabenec was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1933. A third-generation newspaper worker, Brabenec began working for The Detroit News in 1960 as a printer. Brabenec was a member of Detroit Typographical Union #18. Brabenec died in August 2015, at the age of 83. The Detroit Newspaper Strike began on July 13, 1995. Over 2,000 newspaper workers, concerned with the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News plans to switch from employee distribution to independent contractors, walked out of work....
Abstract William Gernaey was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 27, 1903. He attended the University of Michigan from 1920-1923 and majored in political economics. From there he studied one year each of business administration and accounting at Detroit Business University. From 1923 to 1927 Gernaey was employed by the Chrysler Corporation Detroit, as an industrial efficiency expert. From there he transitioned to investigating communist activities as an operative from 1927 to 1936. As...
Abstract Clippings, correspondence, briefs, affidavits, notes, contracts, minutes, and leaflets collected by Mr. Goldmann, who was president (1940-46) and member of the Shop Bargaining Committee of UAW Local 230 (Chrysler- Los Angeles), and International representative to UAW Region 6 (Western US). Subjects include the conspiracy trial of Local 230 members (1939); LaFollette Senate Committee Hearings; and Local 230 Strike (1957). George Addes is a principal correspondent.
- 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 37
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 35
- United Farm Workers 31
- General Motors Corporation 21
- Air Line Pilots Association 19
- AFSCME 16
- 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
- Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 11
- American Federation of Labor 10
- Chrysler Corporation 10
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 10
- Ford Motor Company 10
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 10
- Shanker, Albert 10
- 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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