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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...
Dates: 1926 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1944
Abstract A recipient of the Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Service Award, Joe Walton was a participant in the General Motors Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937 and held various posts in United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 581, including Sergeant-at-Arms and Financial Secretary. Mr. Walton’s papers document his involvement in the labor movement, particularly concerning the activities of Local 581.
Dates: 1936 - 1984
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Item: 7
Abstract In 1966, University of Michigan professor of history Sidney Fine interviewed union leader and political activist Roy Reuther. Collection consists of the interview transcript about the 1936-1937 Flint Sit-down Strike.
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...
Dates: 1890 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1980
- Labor unions 3
- Strikes and lockouts 3
- Art -- History 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Briggs Strike, 1933 1
- Communism 1
- Ford Hunger March, 1932 1
- Labor 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Oral histories 1
- Sit-down strikes 1
- Strikes and lockouts -- Automobile industry 1
- Transcripts 1 ∧ view less
- Fine, Sidney 1
- General Motors Corporation 1
- Kraus, Dorothy 1
- Kraus, Henry 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Walton, Joe 1 ∧ view less
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