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Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 11
Abstract Egbert Kohlhagen served as Division Steward of the Kohler Workers Association, which later became United Auto Workers Local 833. As a charter member of Local 833, Mr. Kohlhagen served as Recording Secretary. Mr. Kohlhagen’s papers document his retirement and relate his career with Kohler.
Overview The Economic Alliance for Michigan was established as a non-profit labor and business coalition by for-profit companies and unions in 1982. It was founded to create a forum to discuss issues they all faced in their day-to-day operations and implement plans to mitigate these problems. Their ultimate goal is to revive Michigan’s economy and preserve these working conditions to make the state a great place in which to do business and be employed. Some of the issues they are taking action on in...
Abstract Ed Liska served as president of United Auto Workers Local 3 during the formation of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM). Mr. Liska’s papers document the affairs of Local 3 during his tenure as recording secretary and later as president.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: D, Box 4, Folder: 4
Abstract Contains the constitution and rules of order of the Iron Molders Union (July 24, 1902), and two dues books of the International Molders Union No. 31 (1905; 1915).
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, research notes, and other materials collected by Mr. Levinson, author of Break Strikes, and Labor on the March, and director of publicity for the UAW. Subjects include strikebreaking in the National Maritime Union, early unions in the auto industry, the Black Legion, the Socialist Party, war production, and wage and price ceilings. Among the correspondents are Victor Reuther, Franklin Roosevelt, and R. J. Thomas.
Abstract Edward Purdy served a term as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 99 (Fruehauf Trailer Co.) and worked as Assistant Director of the UAW Citizenship Department. Mr. Purdy’s papers document his work with the UAW.
Abstract A member of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA), Edward Sadlowski served as president of Local 65 and as USWA District 31 Director. Mr. Sadlowski’s election as director of District 31 came as a result of a re-election following an investigation regarding violations in the initial election, which Sadlowski had lost to his opponent, Samuel C. Evett. Mr. Sadlowski’s papers primarily concern the events of the District 31 election, documenting the campaigns, investigations, and media coverage...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 15
Abstract The Rogan-Cedarvall papers consist mainly of clippings pertaining to Mr. Cedervall's activities on behalf of the IWW in Cleveland, Ohio.
Abstract Elizabeth Gurley Flynn joined the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) as a high school student in 1906, but left school a year later to dedicate herself to organizing full time. A gifted and popular speaker, over the next several years she participated in IWW free speech and legal defense fund-raising campaigns and helped organize the Lawrence and Paterson textile strikes. A tireless defender of labor and political agitators facing deportation, Ms. Flynn helped found the ACLU in 1920, only to...
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...
Abstract Emil Mazey's early work history consisted of much involvement in labor organizations, including president of the United Auto Workers Briggs Local. After WWII he became Secretary-Treasurer of the UAW until his retirement. He gave frequent speeches and radio addresses and had many opinions on topic of contemporary interest including civil rights, Watergate, and the nuclear arms race. His papers reflect his UAW involvement as well as his personal life.
Abstract Plant worker and graduate history student Richard Feldman interviewed UAW Local 900 members at Ford’s Michigan Truck Plant (many of whom had also worked at Wayne Assembly Plant) for his book, written with journalist Michael Betzold, End of the Line: Autoworkers and the American Dream, on the changing nature of the automobile industry, plant management and working conditions, union activities and status, and worker perspectives in the 1980s. Collection consists of 29...
Abstract Erica Harris worked as a trainer and organizer for SEIU in Georgia and Michigan between 2004 and 2008. These records represent Erica Harris’s work with SEIU from roughly 2004-2008. The majority of the material focuses on her work with SEIU Homecare Michigan and the Michigan Quality Home Care Campaign. To a lesser extent, her activities with Local 1985 in Atlanta, the Barack Obama campaign in Ohio, and other regional campaigns are also represented. The major themes of this collection are...
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 15, Ernest Dillard was the first African American elected to a succession of UAW leadership posts. Jessie Dillard was one of Detroit’s leading block club organizers and civil rights activists. Both Mr. and Ms. Dillard played prominent roles in the Detroit NAACP and held leadership positions in the Michigan Democratic Party.Part I of the papers of Ernest and Jessie Dillard reflect the broad range of their professional and political...
Abstract Ernest Moran was a negotiator for the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Administrative Assistant to UAW President Leonard Woodcock. Mr. Moran’s papers reflect his work for the UAW, particularly as a chief negotiator with auto and aerospace corporations.
Abstract A member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 79, Ernest White worked as a postal employee arbitrator and served as member of the Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Southeastern Michigan. Mr. White’s papers reflect his work with the United Postal Service, the SEIU Local 79, and as a health advisory group member of Oakland County.
Abstract An early socialist and officer in AFSCME, Ernest Mazey helped organize UAW members in Detroit. He later became involved with the American Civil Liberties Union, serving as executive director of the Michigan state chapter for thirteen years. His papers reflect his involvement in UAW organizing and his interest in social and political problems, as well as his concern with peace and civil liberties issues.
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.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 5
Abstract Ethel Polk worked as a secretary for the United Auto Workers - Works Progress Administration, Welfare Department in Detroit. Her papers consist of department records from her tenure there.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 3
Abstract Eugene Barnett was one of eight IWW members convicted of murder following a raid by American Legionnaires on the Centralia, Washington, IWW hall on Armistice Day 1919. He was jailed from 1920 to 1931. Around 1940, folklorist and IWW activist Ben Legere interviewed Eugene Barnett about his involvement in the 1919 Centralia events. Professor of folklore Archie Green conducted a follow-up interview on the subject with Barnett in 1961. Professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz,...
Overview Correspondence, minutes, resolutions, grievance records, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Francis, who served as recording secretary of Federal Labor Union 18331 (1933-35), and as president of UAW Fisher Body Local 581, Flint, Michigan. Major topics are National Recovery Act, settlement of 1934 GM Strike, Automobile Labor Board, FLU 18331, Local 581, and American Federation of Labor. Correspondents include James Couzens, William Green, Hugh Johnson, Frank Martel, and Arthur Vandenberg.
Abstract Everett "Pudge" Dawsen was a member of the UAW Local 199, based in St. Catherines, Ontario. He served on the local's executive board in the mid-1960s. His papers consist of a few Local 199 publications, photographs of Local 199 members and strike activities, and documentation on Charlie Williamson, one of the local's charter members.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 10
Abstract An apprentice glass blower at an early age, E.W. Latchem joined the Industrial Workers of the World in 1912. He helped organize the Agricultural Workers Organization in 1915 and much of his union activity centered around Minnesota. His papers reflect his affiliation with the IWW and labor figures such as Vincent St. John.
Abstract Founded in Toledo, OH in 1967 by Baldemar Valasquez, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) represents migrant workers in the agricultural industry, and seeks to promote and protect the right of farm workers to actively participate in decisions that affect their conditions. FLOC centered their efforts not on growers, who the organization realized were relatively powerless, but on the large food processing companies who ran the agricultural business and ultimately controlled farm workers...
Abstract The work of Cesar Chavez, former President of the United Farm Workers, on behalf of farm migrants, resulted in his being closely examined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was seen as possibly subversive in the 1960s for several reasons, such as his empowerment of minorities against a powerful and Anglo-controlled agribusiness and association with Alinsky, a known radical. The FBI records are microfilm copies published in cooperation with the FBI, and released under the Freedom of...
- 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 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
- 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. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 3
- United States. National Labor Relations Board 3
- United States. National Mediation 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
- 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 ∧ view less
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