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Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
AFSCME Office of the Secretary-Treasurer: Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee Records
Abstract In early 1950, the United Public Workers union was expelled from the CIO for alleged communist activities, leaving behind an anti-communist group called the Government Workers Union. In February of 1950, the CIO chartered the Government Workers Union as the Government and Civic Employees Organizing Committee (GCEOC) and gave the new committee jurisdiction over federal, state, and local employees. In the next five years, GCEOC aggressively attempted to reach full union status within the CIO but...
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, newspapers and clippings, pamphlets, and handbills. The Association of Catholic Trade Unionists of Detroit was a liberal Roman Catholic group organized in 1938 to strengthen the trade union movement along Christian lines. The main project of the Detroit chapter was the publication of the Michigan Labor Leader, which eventually became the Wage Earner. The paper took a leading role in the campaign against communism. In addition to publishing the newspaper, the ACTU...
Abstract The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) went through a period of change and growth during the tenure of George T. Guernsey as Associate Director of Education from 1945–1955. Two important events took place when the Taft-Harley Act was enacted in 1947 and the CIO merged with the American Federation of Labor in 1955 to from the AFL-CIO.Department of Education and Research Records reflect its efforts during this seminal period and beyond, to not only educate, inform, and inspire...
Abstract Material, partially in bound volumes and complete on microfilm (filmed from collections at three separate archives), from the first meeting in 1935 to the last meeting held prior to affiliation with the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1955. Minutes are short accounts of decisions and acts made from 1938-1942. Proceedings are verbatim with full texts of reports and resolutions from 1939-1955. These materials reflect the concern of organized labor with union politics, organizations,...
Abstract Part 1 contains James B. Carey records, secretary-treasurer of the CIO from 1938 to 1955. Mr. Carey served as chairman of the CIO Civil Rights Committee and secretary-treasurer of the Philip Murray Memorial Foundation. He was the CIO representative to many international conferences, held a number of advisory positions with U.S. government agencies, and was on the executive boards of many private organizations. The topics cover a wide range of CIO activities. Among these are attempts to reunite...
Abstract Originally serving as a minister to migrant workers through the Congregational and Christian Churches (CCC) Board of Missions, David Burgess became a labor organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), where he was appointed labor attaché to India’s American Embassy in 1955. This appointment led to various senior positions with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps program in Indonesia and with the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in...
Overview Franz E. Daniel was involved in the organizing efforts and political actions of several unions, such as the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, the Congress of International Organizations (CIO), and the AFL-CIO. He served as assistant to then CIO President, Walter Reuther, from 1954-1955. Prior to his union involvement, he was an organizer for the Socialist Party and during the later years of his 36 years of union service and into retirement, he again became involved in local politics.The papers of...
Abstract Jack Barbash held positions in the federal government, the labor movement, and academia, serving in departments such as the U.S. Office of Education, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Barbash served as Research and Education Director for the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union and for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Industrial Union, and served a term as president of the American Association of University Professors...
Abstract Minutes of the Executive Board of UAW Ford Local 600 for 1948; pamphlets and circulars on the United Electrical Workers; circulars and lists of the Wayne County CIO; copies of In Fact for 1948 and 1949. Of particular interest is the "Report to the UAW International Executive Board by the Convention Investigating Committee" of March 1947, which deals with racketeer influence within unions. Mr. Couser was a member of that committee.
Abstract A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, and of the Communist Party, Len DeCaux worked as a correspondent for the Federated Press, as assistant editor of the journal of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and as Publicity Director of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).Caroline DeCaux was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers and the Young Peoples Socialist League, and served as Research Director of the CIO’s Labor’s Non-Partisan League.The...
Abstract Merle Henrickson served as president of United Public Workers Local 275 of Detroit in the late 1940's. From the 1940s through the 1980s, he was involved with the neighborhood and community councils of Detroit, particularly the Brightmoor District Council. He was a major figure in the citizen movement to improve public schools in Detroit and as such, he was deeply involved in school desegregation in the 1970s. His wife, Wilma worked for 15 years in Detroit Public Schools and was active in the...
Abstract Philip Van Gelder was a career labor union organizer, working in that capacity for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, International Association of Machinists, the CIO (later AFL-CIO), and the United Electrical Workers (UE). He was involved, until his death in 1999, in progressive politics and social welfare activities, belonging to the Socialist Party in Philadelphia, for which he worked a number of years. His papers reflect his...