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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...
Abstract In 1975, James Coppess interviewed labor organizers involved in the 1933 Briggs strike in Detroit, as part of research for his master's thesis at Wayne State University. Collection consists of recordings and transcripts for three interviews. Briggs workers and labor organizers John W. Anderson (Briggs metal worker and IWW organizer), William V. Banks (attorney and Detroit head of the International Labor Defense, later founder of WGPR TV and radio stations), and Fred Valle (barber and IWW...
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.
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 8
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.
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....
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...
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.
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.
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....
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 14
Abstract Subjects include: UAW and General Motors strike
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 11
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...
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...
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...
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
Abstract The Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors was formed in 1966 and received sole collective bargaining rights with the Detroit Board of Education in 1967. The union had between 1,300 and 1,400 members at its creation, and it continues to represent administrators and supervisors in Detroit Public Schools in regards to salaries and working conditions.In the early 1980s, the administrators were working without a contract for a brief time and they conducted a...
Abstract The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) grew out of an attempt by a group of ten young women in 1914 to provide Detroit with culture. A permanent home, Orchestra Hall, was built in 1919 by C. Howard Crane. The DSO performs regular subscription and special concerts, as well as provides a number of special events and programs outside of Orchestra Hall. The records of the DSO relate its administration, marketing, and public relations, as well as the orchestra's community outreach, cultural...
Abstract Detroit Typographical Union (DTU) No. 18 was established in 1852 in conjunction with the establishment of the National Typographical Union (later known as the International Typographical Union or ITU). Throughout its history the union has represented three major dailies: The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit Times as well as suburban newspaper publications and non-newsprint publishers of the Detroit metropolitan area.The DTU records document its administration and...
Abstract Dolores Huerta champions the rights of farm workers and Latinos. As a young teacher her experiences in classrooms filled with hungry children of migrant farm workers led her to believe that an even greater need was organizing farm workers. Dolores first met Cesar Chavez in the late 1950s while organizing farm workers under the name of the Agricultural Workers Association. In 1962 they founded the National Farm Workers Association in Delano, California. Today, Dolores Huerta continues to place...
Abstract Dorothy Kraus, wife of Henry Kraus, had a Jewish working class socialist family background. When married to Henry, she helped assist in local Detroit UAW strikes by organizing strike kitchens and leading the Emergency Brigade. Her efforts led to the formation of the UAW Women's Auxiliary.Material in Part I of the Dorothy Kraus Collection relates mainly to the early activities of the UAW Women's Auxiliary, attempts to control the cost of living during the Depression, and to...
Abstract Ellen Creager (b. 1956), a Detroit Free Press reporter, first joined the press as a copy editor in 1983 after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University; ultimately she was promoted to the position of general assignment reporter in the Features Department. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News employees engaged in a strike against Gannett and Knight-Ridder newspaper chains beginning in July of 1995. Creager was working part-time when the strike began because...
Abstract Subjects include: Flint sit-down; Flint Trolley Coach strikes
Abstract The Folklore Archive, established in 1939 by WSU English professors Emlyn Gardner and Thelma James, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. To document these traditions, Wayne State University students conducted field research projects that included oral history interviews. Collection consists of audio recordings of 55 interviews (or aggregations of multiple interviews on a single topic) conducted by student interviewer-collectors, some of which,...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 1
Abstract Mr. O'Rourke participated in the sit-down at the Fisher Body Plant 2 in Flint, Michigan. His diary notes cover the entire period of the strike from December 30, 1936 to February 11, 1937. The seventeen pages consist of short entries for each day of that strike.
Abstract The George Hopkins Papers document ALPA’s activities during the Southern Airways (SOU) strike of 1960. Hopkins is a historian and the author of a number of books concerning airline pilots. He obtained the files from John Boyd, a SOU pilot who spent considerable time lobbying for ALPA in Washington DC during the strike.The main issue of the SOU strike was equal pay for equal work. ALPA maintained that all pilots should receive the same salary regardless of the size of the airline,...
Abstract Helen Marie Newman Bowers was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on May 16, 1908. After graduating from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, she began teaching art in Detroit, Michigan in 1933 and quickly got involved with the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT), Local 231. She left the teaching profession in 1958 to become the executive secretary of the DFT. Together with DFT President Mary Ellen Riordan, Detroit teachers won collective bargaining in 1964. Helen Bowers won duty-free...
- Subject: Strikes and lockouts X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 52
- United Farm Workers 20
- American Federation of Teachers 19
- Air Line Pilots Association 11
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 11
- AFL-CIO 8
- Industrial Workers of the World 8
- Shanker, Albert 7
- United States. Federal Aviation Administration 7
- United States. National Mediation Board 6
- General Motors Corporation 5
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 4
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 4
- Detroit Free Press Co. 4
- East, Dennis 4
- Newspaper Guild 4
- Service Employees International Union 4
- United States. Civil Aeronautics Board 4
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 3
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 3
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 3
- National Education Association of the United States 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
- Young, Coleman A. 3
- AFSCME 2
- American Federation of Labor 2
- California Migrant Ministry 2
- Chrysler Corporation 2
- Ciampa, P.J. 2
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham 2
- Continental Airlines 2
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
- Detroit Public Schools 2
- Detroit Sunday Journal 2
- Eastern Air Lines 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
- Kirkland, Lane 2
- Kraus, Dorothy 2
- Kraus, Henry 2
- Lucy, William, 1933- 2
- Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 2
- McElroy, Edward 2
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 2
- Stern, Andy 2
- Sweeney, John J. 2
- Tappes, Shelton 2
- Texas Air Corporation 2
- Textile Workers Union of America 2
- United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 2
- United States. National Transportation Safety Board 2
- Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 2
- Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 2
- AFSCME. Local 1733 (Memphis, Tenn.) 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. Local 1175 (Alaska) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Northeast Regional Office 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 1
- Auto-Lite (Firm) 1
- Babson, Steve 1
- Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union of America. Polish Local 77 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Bartlett, Lynn M. (Lynn Mahlon), 1904-1970 1
- Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
- Beffel, John Nicholas 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Billups, Lovely H. 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Briggs Manufacturing Company 1
- Brooks, Dan 1
- Brown, Carl 1
- Brown, Olga Sacharoff 1
- Brown, Raphael 1
- Bryce, William 1
- Burt, George, 1903- 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 1
- Causley, Monroe S. 1
- Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 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
- Cook County College Teachers Union. Local 1600 1
- Coppess, James 1
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