Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 5
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 Bernard Schuck worked for many years for the Guide Lamp division of General Motors at their Anderson, Indiana plant. He edited The Lampmaker, the plant’s union paper, published by UAW Local 663. After he retired from Guide Lamp, he went on to edit the newsletter for the Midwest Labor Press Association. He was an active member of the labor press throughout his life.His papers reflect his participation in various labor press association conferences, and his years as a news editor....
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 As first president of United Auto Workers local 444 (Windsor, Ontario), Charles Brooks served eleven terms. He founded the first industrial credit union in Canada and served as President of the Canadian Council of the UAW and as President of the Cooperative Dwellings Association. The papers of Mr. Brooks reflect his active engagement in civic and community affairs and his work with the UAW.
Abstract As a UAW International representative, Mr. Chiakulas worked in many capacities in the labor movement, including assistant director of the Borg-Warner Department, and coordinator of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department. In Chicago he set up one of the successful Community Union centers, working in the ghetto with tenant unions. He was a COPE coordinator and was sent abroad three times by the union to work (through the ICFTU) with labor leaders in Cyprus and Greece. His papers reflect his...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 11
Abstract An active member of the United Auto Workers Local 12 (Dana Corporation-Toledo), Charles Clark held various union offices and was a recipient of the UAW’s Walter Reuther Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Clark’s papers consist primarily of letters to the editor of the Toledo Blade, and reflect his interests in topics such as the Vietnam War, voting rights and unemployment.
Abstract An active union member, Charles White served as treasurer, president, and administrative head of the Lordstown Credit Union, in various positions in United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1112 (Lordstown, OH), and as a UAW Community Action Program representative. Mr. White’s papers reflect his work with Local 1112, particularly as the local’s Insurance and Workmen’s Compensation Representative.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 12
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, minutes, briefs, and other items from the files of Mr. Hoffman who participated in the sit-down strike in Anderson, Indiana, and served as director of education for UAW Local 663 at the Guide Lamp plant in Anderson. Subjects include factionalism in UAW Local 146 in Anderson, the Employees Association at Guide Lamp, the LaFollette Committee, and efforts by the Metal Polishers International Union Local 52 to represent workers in the Guide Lamp plant. Among the...
Abstract The Committee for National Health Insurance was organized in 1969 through the efforts of UAW President Walter P. Reuther. The Committee for National Health Insurance Records consists of minutes, correspondence, studies, reports, clippings, publications, congressional testimony and legislation related to the organizations lobbying efforts on behalf of national health insurance.
Abstract David Klein served as Executive Director for the United Auto Workers (UAW) Public Review Board, as President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Detroit Chapter and as an officer in the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Klein’s papers reflect his work with labor issues and the civil rights movement, documenting his work with the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild and as a labor arbitrator.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 8
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 8
Abstract As financial secretary of United Auto Workers Locals 333 and 1364, Floyd Bueno played and integral role in the construction of the “Labor Temple” Union Hall in Fremont, California. Mr. Bueno’s papers reflect the history of Locals 333 and 1364, and document the planning and dedication of the Labor Temple.
Collection — 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.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 4
Abstract The papers of George Amrhein consist primarily of a diary which includes brief entries covering the period of his hire at the Norwood, Ohio Chevrolet plant in 1939 until his retirement in 1954, with comments on the efforts of the AFL and the CIO to enlist the UAW in their unions.
Abstract George Burt served as Director of the Canadian region of the United Auto Workers from 1939 until his retirement in 1968. Mr. Burt’s papers are largely composed of council meeting minutes and Mr. Burt’s reports to the council. Also present are papers related to World War II labor issues, and the history of the UAW in Canada.
Abstract George James Saul (1897-1967) was born in Nebraska, but eventually settled in the Detroit Area with his family, becoming an active member in radical politics. After serving during World War I, Saul pursued higher education at the University of Denver, graduating in 1925. After graduation, he was committed to “working for Civil Rights, Unionization, Radical Politics, and in general working toward the betterment of society and for the working man in particular.” Saul was also heavily involved in...
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 22, Glen Betts served as chairman of its Community Services Committee and attended the 1974 Michigan United Labor Community Services School (MULCSS) at Black Lake. Mr. Betts’ papers reflect the various concerns and interests of Local 22’s Community Service Committee and the social issues addressed at the Black Lake MULCSS, including substance abuse, unemployment, union services for the handicapped and the energy crisis.
Abstract A labor attorney, Mr. Cranefield served with the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago and Detroit, as an investigator for the La Follette Committee, and as an associate counsel with the UAW. Correspondence, briefs, clippings, and speeches cover such topics as unionizing the J.I. Case Company in Racine, Wisconsin (1934-35); work of the NLRB in the auto industry; industrial espionage; and the shootings of Victor and Walter Reuther. Correspondents are Heber Blankenhorn, J. Edgar Hoover, Wayne...
Abstract Mr. Blankenhorn was assistant city editor of the New York Evening Sun; co-director of the Bureau of Industrial Research; publicity director for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers; foreign correspondent for Labor; aide to Senator Robert Wagner in the passage of the NLRA and a staff member for the first two National Labor boards and the LaFollette Committee; director of the UAW investigation into the shootings of Victor and Walter Reuther; and finally returned as a correspondent for Labor....
Collection — Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 9
Abstract Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...