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Dan Forchione Papers

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Identifier: LP001415
Abstract Dan Forchione was an active member of the UAW from the 1940s until his retirement in 1988. He helped organize UAW Local 542 at the Ford Motor Company forge plant in Canton, Ohio, in the 1940s and served as the Local’s president and bargaining committee chairperson. In 1954 he was appointed an International representative and assigned to the UAW Ford Department staff. He transferred to the UAW Region 2 staff in 1957 and serviced local unions around Ohio. Forchione was elected director of UAW...

David Tanzman Papers

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Identifier: LP002554
Abstract David S. Tanzman, originally from Corona, New York, was born in 1919 and received a BA in Liberal Arts from Wayne State University. According to the Detroit Jewish News, Tanzman fought in the European Theatre in World War II and when the war ended he worked as a government messenger in Washington. Later he became a mediator for the National Defense Mediation Board and then the National Wage Stabilization Board. In September 1948, he relocated to Detroit and joined the Federal Mediation and...

Ken Morris Papers

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Identifier: LP000331
Abstract Ken Morris served as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 212 and as director of UAW Region 1B. Mr. Morris was active in community affairs and served in various committees such as the Oakland University Board of Trustees, the Oakland County Mental Health Board, and the National Commission on Unemployment and Compensation. Mr. Morris’ papers relate primarily to his activities as Director of UAW Region 1B, and to a lesser degree, his trusteeship at Oakland University, and reflect his...

Kenneth Forbes Papers

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Identifier: LP000801
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of Kenneth Forbes, a UAW leader in the Saginaw area. Forbes held different offices in the union including the President of Local 455 and was also active politically. His collection covers his active years in the union and his retirement and gives a glimpse into the life of the politics and challenges of an elected official in the UAW.

NALC City Delivery Director Records

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Identifier: LR001912_CD
Abstract The national position of City Delivery Director of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) was created in 1972 to focus on all organizational activities relating to city delivery service, including grievances, training programs, and policies and regulations. Records in this collection reflect the activities of two directors: Gustave J. Johnson, the first City Delivery Director, and his successor, Joseph H. Johnson. The majority of the materials relate to grievances and arbitration...

SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records

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Identifier: LR001542
Abstract For many, John Sweeney is known as the now former head of the AFL-CIO, a position from which he retired in 2009 after 14 years of service. For most of the previous 35 years, though, he was a member turned officer of the Service Employees International Union, having served 15 of those years as its President. The SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records document his tenure during these 15 years, although portions of these records predate his tenure in that office. The records...

SEIU Local 32B-32J Records

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Identifier: LR001893
Abstract Local 32B, located in New York, NY, was founded on April 19, 1934 and within months the young union was on strike in the garment district; within days the union won rights to a closed shop and gained a substantial number of new members. Local 32J had been charted in 1936 and was composed largely of women building service workers. The two unions merged in 1977, and the new 32B-32J had over 46,000 members. Part I of this collection is comprised entirely of correspondence from the members of the...

Shlomo Sperka Papers

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Identifier: UP002676
Abstract Shlomo “Sol” Sperka (1933-2015) was a Detroit lawyer and arbitrator. He was educated at Wayne State University (1952-1954) and Brooklyn Law School (1958). Upon obtaining his degree Sperka returned to the Detroit area, first working for the National Labor Relations Board and then moving on to the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC), where he served first as an Administrative Law Judge and then as director. After retiring from state employment in 1998, Sperka spent several years in...

Steven Jefferys Papers

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Identifier: LP002769
Abstract This collection is comprised of a series of incident notes and grievances typed by former UAW Local 3 President Ed Liska. Liska had been active in UAW's Local 3 (Chrysler's Dodge Main plant) affairs from the 1940's and served as Local 3's President from 1968 to 1972. These notes were obtained by Steven Jefferys during an interview between Jefferys and Liska.