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Action Coalition of Strikers Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001694
Abstract The Action Coalition of Strikers (ACOS) was a rank-and-file group of strikers and their families who were active during the Detroit Newspaper Strike. Representing reporters, editors, pressmen, and truck drivers, the coalition opposed the newspaper union leadership and their proposed back-to-work offer and instead pressed forward with a campaign to fight to restore all lost jobs. They sponsored peaceful and disciplined mass demonstrations in support of the strikers, and published the weekly...
Dates: 1944 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1997

AFSCME Communications Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002204
Abstract AFSCME has produced a regularly published magazine since its inception. Publication duties for this organ and other materials were accomplished by the Education and Publications Department for the first twenty years of AFSCME’s existence. The 1954 Convention, however, passed Resolution 14, establishing a Publications and Public Relations Department. This new department would continue to publish the AFSCME magazine and other materials and would also take on new media public relations duties both...
Dates: 1967 - 2002

AFT Great Lakes Regional Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001796
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers is a labor union representing primary and secondary school teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty, professional staff, and nurses and other health care professionals. Regional offices fall under the auspices of the Department of Organizing and are responsible for organizing efforts and other assistance to local and state federations. The Great Lakes Region includes Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, West Virginia, and Indiana. The...
Dates: 1970 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2002

AFT Office of the President Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001553
Abstract Minutes, correspondence, reports, publications covering the president's office of Carl Megel and predominantly Charlie Cogen and David Selden. Important subjects are teacher strikes, contract negotiations, school desegregation, Oceanhill-Brownsville, education legislation, job stress, teacher centers.

The records are divided into two parts.
Dates: 1960 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974

Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000221_AWOC
Abstract AWOC was chartered by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to organize farm workers in California. During its seven-year existence, AWOC called many strikes against growers and farm labor contractors and achieved some success in raising wages of farm laborers.
Dates: 1959 - 1966

ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive Committee

 Collection
Identifier: LR002245
Abstract The Executive Committee (EXCO) was established in 1951 as part of the organizational restructuring of ALPA, with the first meeting occurring in 1953. The Committee worked with the president in a consultation role and was designed to execute policies made by the Board of Directors (BOD) and Executive Board (EXBD) as well as recommend policy to both bodies. In addition the Committee also determined the organizational structure of the home office, ratified staff members, and was a trustee for ALPA...
Dates: 1953 - 1992

ALPA Miami EAL MEC Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000247_Miami
Abstract Parts 1 and 2 of the EAL MEC Records spans 30 years but focuses mainly on the last decade of Eastern’s operations. Major subjects include mergers, air safety and bankruptcy litigation.
Dates: 1960 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1990

ALPA Miami Joint Council Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002510
Abstract The ALPA Miami Joint Council Office (JCO) was a regional office for ALPA Region II and councils in the Southeast United States. It was home to several Master Executive Councils (MEC) and Local Executive Councils (LEC) including: Braniff Airways MEC and Council 29, Delta Airlines Council 71, Eastern Airlines MEC and Council 18, National Airlines MEC and Councils 8 and 73, Pan American Airways (PAA) Council 10, Pan American-Grace Airways (Panagra, PNG) MEC and Councils 38 and 83 and Riddle...
Dates: 1935 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960

ALPA Publications

 Collection
Identifier: LR002495
Abstract The ALPA Publications is a collection of pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, bulletins, manuals, constitutions and by-laws, arbitration transcripts, and research reports produced by, or involving ALPA from 1933-2006. ALPA’s main publication, Air Line Pilot, is still in print and so not included here, but both ALPA national, and individual Master Executive Councils (MEC) also produced a wide variety of publications during the past 80 years which are included in this collection.
Dates: 1933 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1968

ALPA Steward and Stewardess Division Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002252
Abstract The Steward and Stewardess Division was created by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Board of Directors in 1960 after ALPA and the Air Line Stewards and Stewardess Association (ALSSA) separated in 1959. Following the same basic structure as ALPA, the division had its own Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Executive Board, and national officers of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Initially consisting of 20 airlines and around 3,580 stewardesses, by 1969 the S&S Division...
Dates: 1949 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1971

American Federation of Teachers: Northeast Regional Office Records

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Identifier: LR002219
Abstract These records represent roughly a decade’s worth of general business including correspondence with state offices, meeting minutes, conference materials, policy documents and other items relevant to educational issues and topics for locals under the Northeast Regional Office. There is also valuable information on Education Alternatives Inc in Hartford, Connecticut and in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dates: 1975 - 1999

Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union, Polish Local 77 Records

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Identifier: LR001701
Abstract The Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union formed in 1969 from the union of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union of America (formed in 1886) and the American Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union (formed in 1957). Local 77 in Detroit was organized and chartered in 1916 by immigrants from Poland under the official name Polish Local No. 77 of the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners, Labor Federation of America. This collection...
Dates: 1930 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1969

Bette Murphy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001357
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 148 (Douglas Aircraft-Long Beach), Bette Murphy was the first woman at Douglas to hold positions of supervisor and manufacturing engineer. Murphy's papers document the affairs of Local 148 throughout her career from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Dates: 1942 - 1981

Bud and Hazel Simons Papers

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Identifier: LP000160
Abstract Correspondence, notebooks, picket cards, songs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Simons, who was strike chairman of Fisher Body Plant 1 during the Flint sit-down strikes of 1937. The collection deals solely with the strike and contains correspondence with John L. Lewis. An oral history interview with Mr. Simons is available.
Dates: 1937 - 1962

Carl Brown Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 8
Identifier: LOH002269
Abstract In 1974, Harris Howell, along with Dennis East, interviewed Carl Brown, a foreman at Ford Motor Company and a president of the the foremen's union, Foreman's Association of America (FAA), organized in 1941 at Ford. Collection consists of the interview recording and transcript about founding and development of the Foreman’s Association of America.
Dates: 1974-11-13

Carl Person Papers

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Identifier: LP000230
Abstract Affidavits, correspondence, notes, proceedings, membership lists, and miscellaneous materials relating to the strike against the Illinois Central and Harriman Lines (1911-15); testimony, notes, proceedings, correspondence, and clippings pertaining to Mr. Person's trial for killing a strike-breaker (1914); correspondence, credentials, and other items pertaining to Mr. Person's expulsion from the International Association of Machinists (1916-20); strike bulletins; photographs; and memorabilia....
Dates: 1910 - 1920

Cecil Roeder Papers

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Identifier: LP000184
Abstract Correspondence, agreements, rate classification, grievance records, constitutions, resolutions, minutes, speeches, and published material collected by Cecil Roeder, who served as a committeeman of UAW Delco-Remy Local 662, Anderson, Indiana (late 1930's and early 1940's). Subjects include General Motors Sit-Down Strike at Anderson (1937); UAW factionalism including the Homer Martin controversy; elections and factionalism of Local 662; union shop drives of Local 662; civil rights campaigns; and...
Dates: 1937 - 1948

Charles Beckman Papers

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Identifier: LP000892
Abstract Charles Beckman served as United Auto Workers Local 45 (Fisher Body Plant, Cleveland) President for eighteen consecutive terms. His tenure included the Cleveland plant sit-down strike which served as a catalyst for the historic Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937. The papers of Mr. Beckman reflect his work with Local 45 and its affiliated organizations and, to a lesser degree, his involvement in political and social issues, including civil rights, anti-fascism and anti-war efforts.
Dates: 1933 - 1962; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1960

Coalition of Labor Union Women: Metro-Detroit Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001614
Abstract The Metro-Detroit Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded as the Wayne County Chapter of CLUW at the Southeastern Michigan Organizing Conference in July 1974. Their goal was to bring together as broad a representation as possible of union women living or working in Wayne County to identify common problems and develop union-centered programs to deal with them. Their records reflect activities concerning strike assistance, affirmative action, ERA, and sexual harassment.
Dates: 1974 - 1995

Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002098
Abstract The Cook County College Teachers Union, AFT Local 1600, began to organize the faculty of the City Colleges of Chicago in 1965 and won official recognition in 1966. This collection represents a comprehensive record of the CCCTU’s administrative operations, its meetings, strikes, and publications. Also included in the collection are news clippings, photos, videos, and various memorabilia from the CCCTU’s history. Personal and official correspondence from the CCCTU’s longtime president, Norman G....
Dates: 1966 - 2009

Cornelius J. Yaklin Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 14
Identifier: LP000505
Abstract Subjects include: UAW and General Motors strike
Dates: 1937

Dave Miller Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 11
Identifier: LOH002062
Abstract In or before 1972, Daniel Brooks interviewed labor leader Dave Miller, first president of United Auto Workers Local 22 and a founding member of the National Council of Senior Citizens. Collection consists of an interview transcript. Miller talks about his childhood in Dundee, Scotland; his early working life, beginning as a child laborer in a textile mill, and entry into labor activism in Scotland and England; observations on social class and activism in the UK, including the temperance...
Dates: 1972-01-04

Dearborn Federation of Teachers Local 681 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001794
Abstract Part of the national American Federation of Teachers and statewide Michigan Federation of Teachers, the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, was chartered on February 28, 1945. Twenty years later, in1965, Michigan passed the Public Employee Relations Act; a law making organization and collective bargaining legal for public employees. Members of the union serve at four high schools, seven middle schools, 21 elementary schools, a community college and one early learning center within the city of...
Dates: 1939 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989

Detroit Labor History Tours Oral Histories

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Identifier: LOH001612
Abstract Detroit Labor History Tours was formed circa 1979-1980 as a non-profit endeavor organized by the Michigan chapter of Workers Education Local 189, with founding and early members Ron Alpern, Steve Babson, Dave Elsila, and John Revitte. In addition to their bus tours of Detroit focused on the city's labor history, the organization completed several educational projects and publications. Between 1981 and 1984, Detroit Labor History Tours staff and volunteers conducted an oral history project to...
Dates: 1980-02-09 - 1991-07-01; Majority of material found within 1980-07-01 - 1983-04-30

Detroit Newspaper Strike Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LR002748
Scope and Content Series 1: Kate DeSmet Records, 1995-1999 Series 2: Esther Ingber Records, 1995-1996 Series 3: Randy Karpinen Records, 1997-1998 Series 4: Ephemera/AV, 1995-1999
Dates: 1995 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999

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Textile Workers' Strike, Lawrence, Mass., 1912. 3
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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 53
United Farm Workers 16
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American Federation of Teachers 10
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Shanker, Albert 5
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 4
Air Line Pilots Association 4
Democratic Party (U.S.) 4
Detroit Free Press Co. 4
East, Dennis 4
Newspaper Guild 4
Service Employees International Union 4
United States. National Mediation Board 4
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 3
Detroit News (Firm) 3
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 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
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 3
Young, Coleman A. 3
American Federation of Labor 2
California Migrant Ministry 2
Chrysler Corporation 2
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 2
Detroit Sunday Journal 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Department 2
International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 2
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 2
Kirkland, Lane 2
Kraus, Dorothy 2
Kraus, Henry 2
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 2
Meany, George, 1894-1980 2
Stern, Andy 2
Sweeney, John J. 2
Tappes, Shelton 2
Textile Workers Union of America 2
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 2
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 2
AFSCME 1
Action Coalition of Strikers 1
Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
Alpern, Ron 1
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
American Federation of Teachers. Great Lakes Regional Office 1
American Federation of Teachers. Northeast Regional Office 1
American Newspaper Guild 1
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 1
Babson, Steve 1
Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union of America. Polish Local 77 1
Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
Beffel, John Nicholas 1
Bieber, Owen 1
Billups, Lovely H. 1
Bluestone, Irving 1
Brooks, Dan 1
Brown, Carl 1
Brown, Olga Sacharoff 1
Brown, Raphael 1
Bryce, William 1
Burt, George, 1903- 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 1
Causley, Monroe S. 1
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
Ciampa, P.J. 1
Cline, Alan D. 1
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Metro-Detroit Chapter 1
Community Service Organization 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
Continental Airlines 1
Cook County College Teachers Union. Local 1600 1
Crawford, Elaine 1
Creager, Ellen 1
Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Local 681 1
Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
Detroit Typographical Union No. 18 (Mich.) 1
Dobija, Jane 1
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 1
Dunn, Nancy E. 1
Eastern Air Lines 1
Eldon, John 1
Fauntroy, Walter E. 1
Fine, Sidney 1
Flight Engineers' International Association 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Foreman’s Association of America 1
Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation 1
Garman, Phillips L. 1
General Motors Corporation. Guide Lamp Division 1
Glenn, Elinor 1
Goldmann, William 1
Gore, Albert, 1948- 1
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