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Abstract Material from his tenure as IWW General Executive Board member.
Abstract The Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University filed for union recognition on February 2, 2001 with the Michigan Employment Relations Committee. On March 22, 2001 the GEU-MSU held its first general membership meeting and by the following month on April 20th the union had won the collective bargaining election 662 to 192. In September 2001 the union and administration began contract talks. By the beginning of winter semester information pickets were a daily occurrence on campus. In...
Overview Hagbard Edwards was a member of the General Organization Committee of the Industrial Union of Lumber Workers. Mr. Edwards's papers consist of primarily of an autobiography, which describes his childhood in Norway and his experiences as a lumberjack, miner and field hand in the Pacific Northwest.
Abstract Harley Hiscox held various offices in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in California, Colorado and Texas. Mr. Hiscox was active in the founding of 100 California AFT locals and served as the Texas State Director of Organizing and as President of Dallas Local 2260. Mr. Hiscox’s papers document his extensive work for the AFT.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 5
Abstract In 2005, Ronee L. Francis interviewed Harley Kraehnke, president of Local 1006, United Paperworkers of America, CIO. Collection consists of an interview recording and transcript. Kraehnke dicusses the union activities of himself and his father, Herman Kraehnke, who organized Monroe's first United Paperworkers Local 1600 under the CIO. He talks about his background; involvement in labor union activities, his own presidency of Local 1006; the wildcat strike of 1945; and his charitable activities.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 16
Abstract An active union member and labor education advocate, Harry Lester was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Firemen and Engineers, served as president of United Steel Workers (USW) Local 2659 and on the International Staff of USW District 29. Mr. Lester’s papers document his campaign for the position of USW District 29 Director.
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, election materials, financial records, press releases and newsletters, songs and poems, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and published material collected by Mr. Ross, who served as a UAW International representative and staff member of the (JAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department. Subjects include UAW factionalism (1937-39 and 1946-47); UAW Dodge Local 3; and UAW Ford Local 600. Among the correspondents are George Addes, Charles Coughlin, William Green,...
Abstract Attorney Helen Moore Polaner was active in various civil liberties and labor organizations, including Americans for Democratic Action and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Ms. Polaner served as president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1945-1950 and was the first female vice president of the Michigan Federation of Labor. Mardy Polaner served as a labor organizer for the American Federation of Labor (AFL), working with the Seafarers International...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 19
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 455 (Saginaw), Henry Fries was the first president of the Amalgamated Local 455 Credit Union. Mr. Fries’ papers relate his activities in Local 455 and his 1948 candidacy for Michigan state House of Representatives.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 2
Abstract Mr. Hamilton served as a vice-president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers and was active in the Warren, Michigan, local. Most of the collection deals with the conflict between the Detroit Federation of Teachers and locals representing surrounding communities.
Abstract Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...
Abstract Mr. Linville was elected president of the Teachers Union of New York City, and served as president and executive director until 1935. From 1931-34, he served as president of the American Federation of Teachers. The following year he was elected president of the New York Teachers Guild. Mr. Linville was also editor of the American Teacher. Correspondence, radio addresses, speeches, clippings, and printed material pertaining to the AFT, the Teachers Union of New York City, and the period of...
Abstract A member of the United Steel Workers of America (USW) Local 2659, Henry Austin was a participant in the “dues protest” movement which involved an unsuccessful effort to unseat David McDonald as national president in the spring of 1957. Contents primarily concern the local unions' dues protest activities of 1956-1957.
Abstract Herbert McCreedy enjoyed a long career with the Michigan Congress of Industrial Organizations and later the AFL-CIO, serving in various capacities. He also served on several labor-related organizations in government and education. His papers reflect his early association with "New America," a Chicago-based economic organization and his tenure with the AFL-CIO, paricularily his interest in education.
Abstract Mr. Roth has served as a vice-president of the American Federation of Teachers and president of the Colorado Labor Council. He has also been president and executive secretary of the Denver Federation of Teachers and executive secretary of the Colorado Federation of Teachers. Other offices included terms as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives and State Senate. Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other items include such topics as the Committee on Political Education, AFT...
Abstract Horace Sheffield served as an international representative for the UAW and was particularly active in promoting civil rights issues through the Trade Union Leadership Council and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. He papers reflect his work on the board of The Detroit Plan Group, Inc., an organization established to increase minority representation in the construction trades in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Abstract A Detroit-area labor union, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) Local 24 represented people in the service industry from 1916 until 2004 when it became an affiliate for the organization UNITE HERE. The union started modestly in 1916 when a small group of waiters successfully applied for a charter in the AFL-affiliated Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union (also known as HERE, Hotel & Restaurant Employees, along with the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Workers) and...
Abstract Howard Lipton served in the United Auto Workers (UAW) Public Relations Department. Mr Lipton's papers document various UAW negotiations, particularly those with General Motors in 1970, and also relate to issues of racial discrimination and civil rights.
Abstract As an employee of General Motors Pontiac Motor Division, Howard Smith served as Shop Committee Chairman of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 653 and on the UAW National Bargaining Committee. Mr. Smith’s papers document his work with the National Bargaining Committee and the activities of Local 653. Particularly well represented are the of grievances records of Local 653, providing insight to each of the four steps of the grievance procedure.
Abstract Mr. Thompson was an organizer for the AFL, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, and was one of the first paid organizers for the UAW. He was active for the UAW in the Anderson, Indiana, area in early 1937, and directed the strike against General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, in the spring of 1937. These events are particularly well documented in the collection. Correspondents include George Addes, Francis Dillon, Richard Frankensteen, John L. Lewis, Homer Martin, Philip Murray, David McDonald,...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 3
Abstract Subjects include: UAW President Homer Martin; union factionalism
Abstract In 1972 Tracy Dalton interviewed Industrial Workers of the World organizer Herb Edwards. For his book on the IWW, The Centralia Tragedy of 1919: Elmer Smith and the Wobblies, Tom Copeland drew on this interview; in addition, he also interviewed Edwards, as well as other IWW organizers including Lucy Annne Cloud and Julia Ruuttila. Collection consists of four interview transcripts. Herb Edwards (interviewed twice), Lucy Anne Cloud, and Julia Ruuttila share...
Abstract The Industrial Workers of the World was founded in 1905 and is a member-run union for all workers. The IWW organizes all workers producing the same goods or services into one union instead of pooling them by skill or trade. Numbered among its members (known popularly as Wobblies) are lumberjacks, miners, farmhands (especially migrant workers), sailors, and workers in textile mills. Since their founding, the IWW has made significant contributions to labor struggles around the world. The union is...
Abstract The International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Collection consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, pamphlets and other reference material on the career of Hoffa.Born in 1914, Jimmy Hoffa was elected vice-president of the Teamsters in 1953 and became president five years later. Hoffa remained president from 1958 until 1967, when he was convicted of jury tampering and mail fraud. Richard Nixon commuted his 13-year sentence in 1971, barring him from union...
- Subject: Labor unions X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 302
- American Federation of Teachers 45
- Industrial Workers of the World 38
- Service Employees International Union 38
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 37
- 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 ∧ view less
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