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Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; political education; Detroit government and politics; Detroit Federation of Labor; school desegregation; health and hospital services; Histadrut; labor education; Wayne County government
Abstract Part I and II consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports. Subjects include Administrative Board meetings; American Federation of Teachers; conventions; Detroit Federation of Teachers; Executive Council meetings; Haven Hill conferences; legislative lobbying activities; membership campaigns; metropolitan teachers' institutes; Michigan AFL-CIO Council; Michigan Constitutional Convention (1961); teachers' salary and fringe benefits surveys; treasurer reports; White House Conference on...
Scope and Content Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59, 1938-1987. Publications and correspondence.
Abstract Papers consist of materials related to the utility strikes that took place in the Saginaw Valley region of Michigan in the late 1930s. The materials consist mostly of news clippings from various local and national newspapers that covered the strikes in some detail. Monroe Causley Jr.’s father was involved in the strikes and was accused of intentionally damaging electrical equipment and utility poles. Transcripts of his court case can be found in the collection. Much of the material was likely...
Abstract In 2000, Fred Stielow interviewed "labor priest" Monsignor George Higgins. Collection consists of an audio recording. Higgins talks about his long involvement, through his leadership in the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, with the United Farm Workers and association with Cesar Chavez. He offers his perspectives on Chavez's legacy, the need for a thorough history of the man and the movement, and the importance of open access to relevant archival material.
Abstract Nancy E. Dunn, a Detroit Free Press copy editor and journalist, was heavily involved during the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News newspaper strike in the 1990s. Dunn not only participated on the picket line, but also acted as a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions. The Nancy E. Dunn Papers document the strike/lockout from its inception in July 1995 through December 2000. Documents include administrative and audiovisual materials that reflect the striker's activities....
Abstract The Newspaper Guild, a national organization, initially began with the intent to be a professional organization more than a union. As such, the 1933 founders chose to call the group a “guild.” The Newspaper Guild Local 22 was an early local, established in 1934. Organizers were successful in establishing this local in Detroit by using sit-down strikes across the entire state. The Detroit Times and the Detroit Free Press were first to win bargaining recognition: The Times was first certified...
Abstract The St. Louis Newspaper Guild was founded by employees of several local newspapers. Their records reflect their activities as well as those of the American Newspaper Guild.
Abstract Between 1970 and 1987, Walter P. Reuther Library staff undertook a project to document the early history of the American Newspaper Guild by interviewing Guild pioneers. Alan D. Cline, a retired San Franscisco reporter and past San Francisco Oakland Newspaper Guild President, contributed to the project as well. Collection consists of recordings and/or transcripts of 7 interviews. Pioneers of the American Newspaper Guild and Newspaper Guild locals discuss their backgrounds and early lives, entry...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 5
Abstract In 1977, labor organizer and civil rights activist Shelton Tappes interviewed radical labor leader Philip "Phil" Raymond. Collection consists of the interview transcript on his work organizing for the United Automobile, Aircraft and Vehicle Workers of America (later renamed the Auto Workers Union or AWU) and the UAW.
Abstract Philip Vera Cruz (Dec 25, 1904 – June 12, 1994) was born in Saoag, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He worked on farms in the Philippines before traveling to the United States in 1926. Vera Cruz worked several odd jobs around the Midwest, but was not active in any union before moving to California in 1943 and becoming a farm worker. He joined the Agricultural Worker Organizing Committee (AWOC) and soon became a leader in farm workers rights. In 1965 he was an active force in the AWOC decision to...
Abstract Material by Mr. Garman, who worked with the AFL in 1934 and with the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago in 1936. From 1938-41 he served as director of research for the International Printing Pressmens and Assistants Union; in 1941 he became the chief of the War Production Board's industrial relations section; in June, 1945 he was appointed co-chairman of the Wage Stabilization Board. Presently, Mr. Garman is teaching at the University of Illinois. Subjects include AFL's...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 3-6
Scope and content The papers of Raphael and Olga Brown consist primarily of clippings, correspondence and committee minutes relating to their work as union organizers and the textile strikers of 1933-1934.
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...
Abstract Newspaper articles collected by Mr. Kanter, who served as Strike Committee chairman during the Cadillac sit-downs (1937) worked for Detroit West Side Local 174 (1937-39), and fought in the Battle of the Overpass. The Homer Martin split (1939) and the Ford Strike (1941) are covered.
Abstract Robert J. Thomas is a professor at Brandeis University and Executive Director at the Accenture Institute for High Performance. He was formerly a professor of Organizational Studies at MIT. Thomas' area of interest lies in leadership and transformational change. He has written books, such as Citizenship, Gender, and Work: Social Organization of Industrial Agriculture, with the UFW as subject matter. The Robert Thomas collection reflects his previous research for his book in organizational...
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 Ruth Milkman (1954-) is a professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and the academic director at the Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Her professional focus is labor and labor movements, and she has published on a variety of topics revolving around work and organized labor in the United States. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. from the University of California, Berkley. Milkman’s early research focused on women workers during...
Abstract The law firm Sachs Waldman, Professional Corporation started in October 13, 1922 by Nicholas J. Rothe, considered by many as the first union labor lawyer in Michigan grew to represent the best interest of unions and workers. In 1951 Theodore Sachs joined the firm and was considered one of the best appellate attorneys in the country, under his leadership the firm grew in clientele and personnel. In 1965, the law firm began to specialize in public sector labor and began to represent those unions...
Abstract An activist in the early labor movement, Sam Sweet aided in the organization of the Flint General Motors workers and the Briggs workers in Detroit, and served as Education Director for United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 155, 51, and 742. Granted citizenship in 1946, Mr. Sweet faced repeated government attempts to revoke his citizenship due to alleged Communist affiliation.Part I of Mr. Sweet’s papers primarily relate to his activities as Education Director of various UAW locals and as...
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. SEIU’s Department of Education generates training materials for its members on topics including workplace training (for all three divisions), internal staff professional development, collective bargaining, organizing, and political campaigns. Document formats found...
Abstract David Sullivan was an elevator operator in New York City and a founding member of the Service Employees International Union's Local 32B in 1934. He rapidly ascended the ranks of the local's leadership and eventually became International President. Sullivan enhanced the union's visibility and influence by moving the International headquarters from Chicago to Washington, D.C. in 1963. In this same vein, he involved the union in the AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education, a political fund...
Abstract A nephew of William F. Quesse, SEIU's founder and first International President, William McFetridge began his career with SEIU in 1923 as a member of Chicago's Flat Janitors Local 1. In 1927 he assumed the position of SEIU Third Vice President and then ascended to the position of SEIU 1st Vice President in 1930, a position he maintained until April of 1940, when he became President of the International. The records comprising this collection chronicle McFetridge's last years as President of...
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. The Healthcare Division Records primarily detail various aspects of Hospital and Healthcare Workers Union Local 250’s trusteeship and transition back to self-governance from 1986 through 1989. Additional subjects covered are the 1986 Healthcare Division Conference, and...
Abstract Miscellaneous materials collected by the first chairman of the Foundry Unit of UAW Ford Local 600, of the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Mr. Tappes was active in the drive to organize the Ford Motor Company from the campaign's beginnings in 1937 and served Local 600 as recording secretary from 1942-44. The Ford organizing drive and strike of 1949 are discussed. An oral history interview with Mr. Tappes is available.
- 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
- Crawford, Elaine 1 ∧ view less
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