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Abstract Paul Parker worked for the Flint, MI Chevrolet Division of General Motors for forty-one years. During that time he served the United Auto Workers in several capacities and was active in local and state Democratic politics. His papers primarily reflect his activities in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Abstract Peter Eckstein has been involved with labor unions in the state of Michigan since the 1960s. Eckstein served as the research director for Michigan UAW-CAP; executive director of the Governor’s Commission on Jobs and Economic Development, where he drafted several important pieces of worker’s compensation legislation; and finally as research director of the Michigan AFL-CIO. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. Mr....
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, and clippings relating to Mr. Rahoi's career as a Michigan state representative from Iron Mountain, Michigan (1934-36) and as a state senator (1954-66). Subjects include aid to dependent children and unemployment bills. Major correspondents are George Romney and G. Mennen Williams.
Abstract Polly Howe worked for much of her career as a teach in Livonia and Dearborn Public Schools. She was an active member of the American Federation of Teachers and served on their Women's Rights Committee from 1987-1991. Howe was also a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and helped found the Metro-Detroit Chapter. CLUW helped found the Michigan Pay Equity Network (PEN) in 1985 to study pay inequities among state employees. The organization has worked for over...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 6-8
Abstract As a member of United Auto Workers Local 22, Prince Moon served as an Executive Board member of the Wayne County American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Nations (AFL-CIO). Mr. Moon served on the staff of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, as Educational Representative of UAW Region 1E, and as Assistant Director of the Black Lake UAW Family Education Center. As an active member of the Michigan Democratic Party,...
Abstract Ray Howe was born 30 July 1921. After serving in the Korean conflict, Howe married and began teaching at Lowrey Junior High School in Dearborn Michigan and from 1955-1959 he taught at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn. In 1959 Howe was elected president of the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, Local 681, American Federation of Teachers and served till 1961. Howe began working for the Dearborn Public Schools in the late 1960s in various positions, from principal to deputy superintendent. He took...
Abstract Raymond Hood served Detroit’s 7th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. Mr. Hood’s papers document his work in the Michigan state legislature, particularly his service in the Labor, Mental Health, Public Health, and Environment committees.
Abstract Dr. Robinson was the second black physician to receive advanced residency training in Detroit, and the first elected to the Detroit Board of Education (1955). He was prominent in the struggle for social justice in Detroit's public schools and hospitals. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence, minutes, and a variety of printed material relating to his years on the Detroit Board of Education. Also included are correspondence and some campaign literature on his unsuccessful bid for a...
Abstract Richard Miller served in several administrative capacities in Michigan government, including the State Attorney General's Office, the House of Representatives, and the Governor's Office. His papers consists of correspondence, press releases, memoranda, bill summaries, campaign material, legislative newsletters and reports, and fact sheets concerning areas related to Mr. Miller's activities in the legislative and executive branches of state government.
Abstract Mr. Frankensteen served as president of the Automotive Industrial Workers Association, one of the independent attempts to organize the auto industry in the early 1930's. He later served as president of UAW Dodge Local 3. In 1937 he was elected a vice-president of the UAW-CIO. Correspondence, speeches, clippings, and other materials on the Ryan Aeronautical Company Strike (1944); the National War Labor Board; North American Strike (1941); factionalism within the UAW-CIO; activities of the UAW...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 19
Abstract Papers of a former International representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union in the Michigan area. Correspondence, clippings, and handbills cover negotiations with local governments of suburban Detroit.
Abstract Material from Mr. Dingwell, who served with the Michigan AFL-CIO Council and as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1964-66). Subjects include campaigns for state representative (1954-68); industrial safety legislation (1964-65); labor problems (1964-65); and workmen's compensation legislation (1964-65). Correspondents include Basil W. Brown, Frank Kelley, August Scholle, Donald Stevens, Robert Vander Laan, Nat Weinberg, G. Mennen Williams, and Myra Wolfgang.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 13
Abstract Active in Michigan democratic politics, Robert Hodges served on the 1959 Democratic State Central Committee and as a delegate to the 1962 Michigan Constitutional Convention. Mr. Hodges’ papers document the events of the Constitutional Convention.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, newsletters, lists, union handbills, expense statements, proposed agreements, songs, anti-union propaganda, minutes, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Halbeisen, who served as a representative of the Textile Workers Organizing Committee in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, during 1937. He was also vice-president of Local 191, United Public Workers (1946-481, and president of Local 52, Government Workers Organizing Committee (1950-56). Organization of textile workers in...
Abstract Robert Greene was active in Michigan politics and a national advocate for Jewish interests. His papers reflect his forty years as a political activist, taken from his manuscript, "Sidebars."
Abstract Ronald Aronson, a Detroit native, was educated at Wayne State University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Michigan, and Brandies University, where he earned his PhD in the History of Ideas. A renowned expert on the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, Aronson’s has actively worked to study the New Left and the nature of hope and its relation to political commitment. Aronson taught at Wayne State University from 1968 to 2013 in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies,...
Abstract The Schools of the 21st Century Corporation governed The Detroit Annenberg Challenge. The Annenberg Challenge provided $500 million in grants to organizations across the United States for the improvement of public schools. Schools for the 21st Century received a $20 million grant and set out to address the goals of increased student achievement, community and parent involvement, and collaboration with outside organizations. The Initiative's mission was to “Institutionalize bold, comprehensive...
Abstract The Society of Engineering Office Workers (SEOW), was an organized union surrounding the engineering office workers of the automotive industry. While the organization is no longer operating, its history and relationship with Michigan and the automotive industry still lingers in current union groups.
Abstract The South Eastern Michigan Gay and Lesbian Association (SEMGLA) was formerly known as the Association of Suburban People (ASP). Primarily a gay male social organization, the group originally held meetings in Berkley, Michigan. Organization activities included fundraising, a political action committee, and collaboration with the Whitman-Brooks foundation to produce a conference called, “Establishing a Positive Gay & Lesbian Identity.” In an effort to recruit more women to the organization,...
Overview Thomas Bernick was a journalist and active protester of The Detroit Newspaper Strike, which began on July 13, 1995 and lasted until 2000. An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 workers from six local unions joined the strike and participated in the lengthy battle against the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press in the courtroom. Battle outside the courtroom took place as well, with protesters making numerous reports of violence by a private security firm and the Sterling Heights Police Department....
Abstract Thomas Stephens was a founder of the Evergreen Alliance, the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition and chaired the National Lawyer's Guild's Toxics Committee in his fight for environmental justice in the Detroit area. His papers reflect his interest and legal work in this arena and related issues, particularly lawsuits involving incinerators in Detroit and Flint, MI.
Abstract This collection contains records created and collected by Todd Winge about the newspaper strike in Detroit from 1995 to 2000. The materials are in chronological order and give insight to both the union and the company’s perspectives of the strike.
Abstract In 1957 the United Auto Workers changed the name of their Political Action Department to the Citizenship Department, headed by Roy Reuther. Their records cover activities until the subsequent name change to the Citizenship-Legislative Department.
Abstract Subjects include: Leonard Woodcock’s local; Continental Motors (Muskegon, Michigan); Muskegon politics and government; World War II aircraft industry workers
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.
- Subject: Michigan X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 19
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 14
- Wayne State University 9
- Young, Coleman A. 8
- American Federation of Teachers 7
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 7
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 5
- Detroit Free Press Co. 5
- Newspaper Guild of Detroit 5
- AFL-CIO 4
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 4
- AFSCME 3
- American Civil Liberties Union 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 3
- Detroit Sunday Journal 3
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 3
- Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions 3
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 3
- Bluestone, Irving 2
- Boryczka, Raymond 2
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 2
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 2
- Detroit Housing Commission 2
- Detroit Public Schools 2
- Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation 2
- General Motors Corporation 2
- Girardin, Ray 2
- Hilberry, Clarence B. 2
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 2
- Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc. 2
- Mahaffey, Maryann 2
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 2
- Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 2
- Mleczko, Lou 2
- Shanker, Albert 2
- Sinai Hospital of Detroit 2
- United States. Equal Pay Act of 1963 2
- United States. Works Progress Administration 2
- Action Coalition of Strikers 1
- Alston, Chris (Christopher Columbus) 1
- Alston, Marti (Martha (nee Arnold)) 1
- American Civil Liberties Union of Oakland County (Oakland County, Mich.) 1
- Amos, Ron 1
- Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002 1
- Aronson, Ronald, 1938- 1
- Arvey, Sarah 1
- Baker, Edward L. 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Bechdel, Alison 1
- Bernick, Thomas 1
- Better Schools Association 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Blanchard, James J., 1942- 1
- Bledsoe, William, III 1
- Bolger, William F. 1
- Bonior, David E. 1
- Boone, Johnnie 1
- Brabenec , William F. 1
- Brightmoor District (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Butterfield, Ira Howard, 1840-1928 1
- Causley, Monroe S. 1
- Cavanagh, Mark 1
- Cavanagh, Paul 1
- Center for Democratic Values 1
- Citizens for Michigan 1
- Civil Service Retirement System (U.S.) 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Connor, Edward 1
- Creager, Ellen 1
- Cushman, Edward L. 1
- Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
- Dearborn Public Schools 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Common Council 1
- Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network 1
- Detroit Institute of Arts 1
- Detroit Metropolitan Area Regional Planning Commission 1
- Detroit Normal Training School (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Detroit Teachers College 1
- Detroit Typographical Union No. 18 (Mich.) 1
- Detroit Women's Press 1
- Detroit. Charter Revision Commission 1
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 1
- Dingwell, Robert E. 1
- Downs, Tom 1
- Doxiadis Associates 1
- Dunn, Nancy E. 1
- Dworkin, Olga 1
- Eckstein, Peter 1
- El-Messidi, Kathy Groehn, Dr. 1
- Epstein, Renee 1
- Evergreen Alliance 1
- Federal Art Project 1
- Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (U.S.) 1
- Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) 1
- Federal Writers’ Project 1
- Ferry, W. Hawkins 1
- Fishman, Al 1
- Forsen, Clemens 1
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