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AFT President's Office: Albert Shanker Records

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Identifier: LR001553_Shanker
Abstract The papers contain correspondence, memos, reports, clippings, minutes, flyers, meeting materials, proceedings, speeches, articles and scripts relating to the presidency of Albert Shanker. Subjects cover a wide variety of topics including charter schools, community control of school boards, education reform, National Education Association, teacher salaries, accountability, international democracy, communism, strikes, tuition tax credits, and international trade unions. Important correspondence...

AFT President's Office: Bella Rosenberg Records

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Identifier: LR002605
Abstract Bella Rosenberg served as the assistant to the president of the American Federation of Teachers from 1984-2005, under Albert Shanker and Sandra Feldman. Albert Shanker was president of the AFT from 1974 to 1997. He was one of the first educators to embrace the findings of the report A Nation at Risk which outlined extensive problems in America’s public schools. Shanker and Rosenberg worked closely on various initiatives, many of them in response to the report. This included a peer review...

AFT President's Office: Carl Megel Records

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Identifier: LR000510
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, clippings, speeches, reports, meeting materials and publications related to the activities of Carl Megel while he was president of the AFT, director of legislation and in charge of Retiree networks. The papers have information the integration of AFT locals, loyalty oaths, academic freedom, education legislation, and retirement of teachers. Important correspondence include Albert Shanker, Walter P. Reuther, David Selden, George Meany, and George Counts.

AFT Rhode Island Federation of Teachers Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001349
Abstract Papers consist of correspondence, reports, organizing materials, minutes and general files. The information contains information about the AFT, actions by the executive board and issues facing various locals in Rhode Island. Important correspondence are with Carl Megel, Senator Claiborn Pell, Albert Shanker, Edward McElroy, and John Fewkes.

AFT Secretary-Treasurer's Office Records

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Identifier: LR000348_STO
Abstract Papers covering the activities of various secretary-treasurers of the AFT. The secretary-treasurer oversees departments within the national office, collects per capita dues, responds to affiliates’ needs such as strike and collective bargaining assistance, and is closely involved with the AFT Executive Council and the AFL-CIO secretary-treasurers. Part I topics of note include organizing, segregated locals, worker education, international teacher unions, federal aid to education, and academic...

AFT Southern Regional Office Records

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Identifier: LR001863
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), was founded in 1916 to improve the working lives of teachers through out the country by affiliating with the AFL-CIO. The Southern Regional Office is one of five satellite offices of the AFT located in Atlanta, Georgia. It represents teachers, paraprofessionals, and school-related personnel who are members of AFT in the states of: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and...

AFT State Federations Records

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Identifier: LR000348_SF
Abstract Charter applications, clippings, correspondence, per capita reports, and notes from the various state federations of teachers to the national office. Topics covered include collective bargaining, membership drives, organizing of American teachers abroad, and school financing. Among the correspondents are Arthur Elder, William Green, and Hubert Humphrey. Series II and III contain materials from the President's office which include speeches, reports and correspondence.

AFTRA Detroit President's Office: Mary Lou Zieve Records

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Identifier: LR002248
Abstract The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) merged in 2012 with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and is now known as SAG-AFTRA. The union represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters, journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. Mary Lou Zieve entered the broadcasting industry in the 1950s, becoming a member of AFTRA in 1956. She...

A.G. and Marie Mezerik Papers

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Identifier: UP000476
Abstract A. G. Mezerik and his wife, Marie Hempel Mezerik, worked for the protection of labor and civil rights through the the Conference for the Protection of Civil Rights. Mr. Mezerik was the steering committee chair and Marie Hempel was the secretary of the CPCR in the 1930s. The organization was active in the early days of the UAW, supporting strikes and demonstrations, and also involved with aid to the Spanish Republic and aid to China, as well as fighting the Black Legion. The papers include a...

A.G. Shultz Papers

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Identifier: LP000322
Abstract Correspondence, articles, election handbills, resolutions, proceedings, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Shultz, who served as financial secretary of GM Local 222, Oshawa, Ontario, and participated in the General Motors Strike of 1937. From his position as financial secretary of Local 222, he became one of the original organizers of the credit union movement in Canada. In the 1940s, he was a member of the Reuther Caucus, and president of the Canadian Labour Congress. He is presently a...

Agnes Burns Wieck Papers

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Identifier: LP001476
Abstract Labor activist and journalist Agnes Burns Wieck served as an organizer for the Women's Trade Union League, and was a founder and president of the Progressive Miners of America (PMA) Illinois Women's Auxiliary. Ms. Burns Wieck's papers document her work as an advocate for women's rights and the labor movement, particularly concerning the Illinois PMA Women's Auxiliary.

Agricultural Workers History Collection

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Identifier: LR002183
Abstract The United Farm Workers of America (predecessor name, United Farm Workers Organizing Committee) is a 20th Century union, created when the National Farm Workers Association and Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee merged to form UFWOC, to further the rights of farm workers. As the union developed, it led strikes and organizing campaigns to advance their efforts. Parts 1 and 2 of the Agricultural Workers History Collection are comprised of articles, publications, crop and migrant...

Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee Records

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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.

Al Bilik Papers

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Identifier: LP001501
Abstract Al Bilik served on the District Council 51, Cincinnati, Ohio and was an active labor member within the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Sensitive to the relationship of the larger international union working with and depending on the strength of locals and councils, he helped American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union members Victor Gotbaum, Rob Hastings, Jerry Wurf, Joseph Ames, Norm Schut and Father Albert...

Al Fishman Papers

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Identifier: UP001654
Abstract Alvin Fishman was born in Los Angeles, Nov. 28, 1927, but he was raised in New York and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He was drafted and served in Italy during World War II. After the war, he moved to Ann Arbor, MI to attend the University of Michigan and study architecture. During this time he became involved in politics. Fishman left the university prior to graduation to move to Detroit and work as a tool and die machinist in an auto plant for the next thirteen years. He married...

Alan Reuther Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 6
Identifier: LOH002257
Abstract In 2010, Mike Smith interviewed Alan Reuther, nephew of Walter Reuther and former Legislative Director of the United Auto Workers, who served in the UAW's Washington Office from 1982 to 2010. Collection consists of a recording and transcript. Reuther discusses his personal history; the Reuther family, in particular his uncles, Walter and Victor, and his father, Roy; details of his long career with the UAW; general impressions of the labor movement; reminiscences on past UAW presidents,...

Alan W. Mather Papers

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Identifier: LP000756
Abstract Alan Mather was an architect in New York, Detroit, and Chicago, working for various well-known firms. His papers reflect his architectural career and his interest and activity involving unionization of architectural employees.

Albert K. Williams Papers

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Identifier: LP001033
Abstract Albert K. Williams, also known as Kempton A. Williams, served as an organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). Mr. Williams’ papers reflect his work with the CIO and his activities as a student at the Wisconsin School for Workers in Industry and at Brookwood Labor College.

Albert Sayer Papers

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Identifier: LP000395
Abstract Mr. Sayer, a New York teacher, served as vice-president of the New York Teachers Guild in 1950. He left the Guild to help form Local 378 of the CIO, a N.Y. teachers' union which disbanded in 1954. Later Sayer aided in obtaining an AFL-CIO charter for the United Federation of Teachers and served this organization in several capacities. Mr. Sayer also served as member and chairman of the New York State chapter of Americans for Democratic Action. In the summer of 1964, he and his wife Florence...

Albert Shanker Papers

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Identifier: LP001932
Abstract Albert Shanker is considered one of the most important labor leaders of the late 20th century, as the longest sitting president of the American Federation of Teachers. He was considered a leader in the development of public education, civil rights, and trade unionism. His papers reflect mainly his college years and early career as a teacher in New York City.

Albert Verri Papers

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Identifier: LP000538
Abstract Albert Verri served as a staff member of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 4 Agricultural Implement Department. Mr. Verri’s papers relate his work as a UAW Region 4 officer and provide insight into the agricultural implement industry in the Midwestern U.S.

Alex Barbour Papers

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Identifier: LP000223
Abstract Alex Barbour was born in Montreal, Canada on December 12, 1912. He was a resident of Detroit, Michigan from 1923 until 1967. He first became a member of UAW Local 7 when he worked for the Chrysler Corporation Kercheval Avenue Plant in 1937. Throughout his career he served on numerous CIO Community Service Committees. He became Secretary-Treasurer of the Wayne County CIO Council during the years 1948 to 1958 and then served as President of the merged Wayne County AFL-CIO Council from 1958 until...

Alex Baskin Papers

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Identifier: UP000091
Abstract Dr. Alex Baskin was a professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook; among his mainresearch interests were social history of the late 20th century, especially with regard to the 1960s and 1980s. Dr. Baskin also attended Wayne State University during the 1960s where he studied various left-wing social movements. Among his published works include The Woman Rebel and The Masses.The materials in this collection reflect a wide variety of subjects that Dr. Baskin researched and...

Alex Dow Papers

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Identifier: UP001010
Abstract As an electrical engineer, Alex Dow worked for Brush Electric Company and Edison Illuminating Company. In 1912 he became the President of Edison where he served until his retirement in 1938. Though his formal education ended at the age of twelve, Mr. Dow was the recipient of two honorary degrees from the University of Michigan and honorary memberships in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers...

Alex Fuller Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 18
Identifier: LP000134
Abstract Correspondence collected by Mr. Fuller during his tenure as vice-president of the Wayne County CIO Council. Among subjects treated are FEPC legislation and the Michigan Coordinating Council for Fair Employment Practices. Principal correspondent is William Oliver.

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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 398
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Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 50
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 26
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Democratic Party (Mich.) 23
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Shanker, Albert 20
Wayne State University. College of Education 20
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 19
United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 18
Wayne State University. School of Medicine 18
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 17
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 17
Young, Coleman A. 17
American Federation of Labor 16
Bluestone, Irving 15
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 15
Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 15
Chrysler Corporation 14
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 14
Sweeney, John J. 14
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 14
American Civil Liberties Union 13
Detroit Public Schools 13
Ford Motor Company 13
Democratic Party (U.S.) 12
Meany, George, 1894-1980 12
Society of Women Engineers 12
Cavanagh, Jerome P. 11
National Organization for Women 11
United Mine Workers of America 11
East, Dennis 10
National Education Association of the United States 10
United States. Works Progress Administration 10
United Steelworkers 10
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 9
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 9
Newspaper Guild 9
Socialist Workers Party 9
Detroit Free Press Co. 8
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 8
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 8
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 8
Cordtz, Richard 7
National Farm Workers Association 7
Textile Workers Union of America 7
United States Postal Service 7
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 7
American Newspaper Guild 6
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 6
Association of Urban Universities 6
Bieber, Owen 6
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 6
Detroit Federation of Teachers 6
Gullen, George E., Jr. 6
Hilberry, Clarence B. 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 6
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 6
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 6
United States. National Mediation Board 6
Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 6
Wayne State University. Law School 6
AFSCME. International Convention 5
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 5
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 5
Beffel, John Nicholas 5
Boggs, Grace Lee 5
Ciampa, P.J. 5
Communication Workers of America 5
Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 5
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 5
Feldman, Sandra 5
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 5
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 5
Stern, Andy 5
United States. Agency for International Development 5
United States. Civil Aeronautics Board 5
United States. National Labor Relations Board 5
United Way for Southeastern Michgian 5
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 4
Detroit News (Firm) 4
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 4
Georgakas, Dan 4
Grace Hospital (Detroit, Mich.) 4
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 4
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 4
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Michigan Organization for Human Rights 4
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