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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...
Abstract Subjects include: printing trades negotiations in Detroit
Abstract The International Socialists existed from 1968 -1986 in the U.S. with national headquarters in Detroit, and branches in 14 other cities. It was preceded by the Independent Socialist Club, established in Berkley in 1964, which then formed an International Socialist Committee. The International Socialist Club appealed to radical student and Maoist groups. Kim Moody, contributor of several pivotal writings to the socialist cause, helped to establish a branch of the Independent Socialist Club in...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 5
Abstract Ira Miller was a charter member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 919 (Norfolk, Virginia), and served as president of UAW Local 920 (Richmond, Virginia). Active in union leadership, Mr. Miller received the Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Miller’s papers consist of an autobiographical sketch of his career as a union official.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 8
Abstract In 1974, Susan Hartmann and Lucy Haessler interviewed Irene Young Marinovich, a veteran GM worker and local UAW leader at Detroit auto plants, including the General Motors Ternstedt Plant. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about the UAW and conditions for women workers in Detroit-area auto plants during the 1930s and 1940s.
Abstract William "Bill" Bryce and Elaine Crawford interviewed labor activist Irene Young Marinovich for Bryce's documentary on Marinovich's life and work in the UAW,
Abstract The daughter of United Auto Workers (UAW) organizer Wyndham Mortimer, Irma Mortimer Stewart worked as a union organizer of the California aircraft industry. The Irma Mortimer Stewart Collection includes personal papers, as well as documents related to family friends, Henry and Dorothy Krause, and to Wyndham Mortimer’s career. Included are autographed drafts of Henry Kraus’ books, The Many and the Few, and, In the City, and a corrected early draft of Wyndham Mortimer’s book, Organize!
Abstract Subjects include: union affairs
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 5
Abstract Sidney Kelman interviewed labor lawyer Irving Bluestone in 1975. Collection consists of interview recording and transcript covering his association with Walter Reuther, the Reuther Caucus, and issues confronting the UAW from the late 1930s through the 1940s.
Overview Irving Bluestone (January 5, 1917-November 17, 2007) was born and raised in New York City. He received his B.A. at City College of New York in 1937 and attended the University of Bern, Switzerland for one year of postgraduate studies. In 1942, he joined the UAW in New Jersy and showing promise, was moved to Detroit in 1947 by Walter Reuther to join the General Motors Department. He became Leonard Woodcock's administrative assistant in 1955 and Walter Reuther's in 1961. In 1972 he was elected...
Abstract Subjects include: joint labor-management programs in the auto industry; UAW dissidents; UAW elections process; Jerry Tucker; Victor Reuther
Overview Irving Richter served as president of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Lodge 139 of the American Federation of Government Employees while employed by the FERA, which would later become the Works Progress Administration. Mr. Richter also served as an economist with the US Labor Department, and as the legislative representative and director of political action in the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Washington D.C. office. Mr. Richter was a...
Abstract Material collected by Mr. DeShetler as secretary-treasurer of the AFL Flat Glass Workers Union (1935-37), president of the CIO Federation of Glass, Ceramic and Sand Workers (1939-42), CIO regional director of southern California (1946-52), CIO assistant regional director of Region 13 (1952-55), AFL-CIO assistant regional director of Region 22 (1955-68) and National AFL-CIO coordinator for Farm Workers (1968-71). Various activities of the Glass Workers Union, such as Executive Board meetings...
Abstract Subjects include: organizing; boycotts
Abstract Subjects include: radical pamphlets; union affairs
Abstract Subjects include: radical publications; union activities
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 4
Abstract In 2004, Mike Smith interviewed Jack Golodner, President Emeritus of the Department for Professional Employees, a semi-autonomous trades department of the AFL-CIO representing white-collar workers. Collection consists of audio recordings and a transcript. Golodner talks about his childhood and early life; education; entry into the labor movement; early work in law, politics, and labor organizing; involvement with the AFL-CIO, particularly with his work in advancing the organization of...
Abstract Mr. Kadish served in various capacities for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and was national representative in the Detroit area. Correspondence, clippings, transcripts, and speeches document the attempts to organize clothing workers in Detroit.
Abstract Jack Rugh served as a labor relations representative in the California State Department of Employment, as secretary for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of the Handicapped, and on the California Governor’s Committee for the Employment of the Handicapped. Mr. Rugh’s papers concern his work in the Department of Employment, local unions in southern California, and Mr. Rugh’s involvement with committees for the employment of people with disabilities.
Abstract Jacob Probe was a member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 157 (Fisher Body Division). Mr. Probe’s papers document meetings between the Plant 21 Shop Committee and Plant 21 Central Development and Experimental Unit Management.
Abstract As a member of the National Maritime Union (NMU), James Morrissey worked to combat corruption within the union, initiating a series of lawsuits charging NMU administration with funds misappropriation and civil liberties violations. Mr. Morrissey's papers document the lawsuits brought against the NMU and reflect Mr. Morrissey's interest in resisting union corruption.
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Overview In the fall of 1983 Professor James Moore recorded an oral history interview with Shelton Tappes and Catherine "Babe" Gelles, both early organizers for the United Auto Workers Union (UAW). Taped in Tappes’ Detroit home, the interviewees gave firsthand account of 1937's "Battle of the Overpass," a brutal response by members of the Ford Service Department to the UAW organizing effort against Ford Motor Company. The interview lends offers two different vantage points: Gelles’, as that of a member...
Abstract A long-time employee of Bendix Corporation in South Bend, Indiana, Mr. Poland was an early member and officer of Federal Labor Union 18347, which later became UAW Local 9. He was also active in establishing an international union of auto workers. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he served as an International representative for the UAW in the Indiana-Illinois area. Subjects covered are formation of the UAW, the Homer Martin factional struggle, and early years of Local 9. Correspondents include...
- 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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