Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 337 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 15
Abstract Clippings, briefs, transcripts, correspondence, notes, and other materials gathered by Mr. Haughton, who served with the U.S. Social Security Board (1941-42); the Detroit and National War Labor boards (1942-45); the U.S. Conciliation Service (1946-47); the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of California at Berkeley (1947-50); as impartial arbitrator for the UAW and Ford Motor Company (1950-55); and, with Wayne State University, first as director of the Institute of Labor and...
Abstract Contains: Report of the Committee on Credentials and Rules of Order for the UAW Convention of April 27, 1936; the 1936 speech of Homer Martin to executive officers of Region 9; and a copy of the American Federationist of July 1934. An oral history interview with Mr. Speth is available.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 14
Abstract The papers of Mr. Hoffman consist primarily of correspondence relating to his appointments to various government committees during the forties and fifties. Also included is a brief report on the Soviet Union based on his visit there in July, 1970.
Abstract Sam Fishman was born January 24, 1924 and spent the majority of his adult life involved with the labor movement in Michigan. He was originally an assembler and machinist for the Ford Motor Company and eventually became an official in UAW Local 400. He later was elected Vice-President of UAW Local 99 and then President of UAW Local 36 at the Ford Assembly Plant. Fishman would go on to serve as head of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP) for 12 years until his election as president of the...
Abstract Leaflets, newsletters, press releases, campaign material, radio and television scripts, speeches, and newspapers collected by Mr. Pollock, who served as president of Meat Cutters Local 427, Cleveland, Ohio, and was an active member of the United Organized Labor of Ohio, a committee established to oppose the "Right-to-Work" amendment to the Ohio Constitution. This collection pertains to the 1958 right-to-work campaign.
Abstract Samuel Rabinovitz served as director of the Michigan Youth Commission, on the Board of Directors of the National Child Labor Committee, and on a number of committees addressing issues of delinquency and crime prevention, migrant labor, and student attrition. Mr. Rabinovitz’s papers primarily reflect his work on the National Child Labor Committee, and include materials related to the J.P. Stevens Boycott and National Committee on the Education of Migrant Children.
Abstract The Sanitary Chemists and Technicians Association (SCATA), also known as UAW Local 2334, represents chemists and biologists in the Detroit area. The SCATA records are comprised of correspondence, newsletters, dues paperwork, member grievance, a large vinyl protest sign, and subject files by topic and union member, along with various other materials.
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, and now comprises three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. The records of SEIU’s Communications Department document the International’s mass mailings from 1974 through 1987. Included in the collection are (predominately) monthly summaries listing all the mass mailings sent by the International (with the exceptions of June...
Abstract Part 1 subjects include: 9to5; Working Women; working women's movement; clerical worker organizing; sex discrimination in employment; office worker health and safety; pay equity; SEIU Local 925; Classified Staff Association; Karen Nussbaum. See Part I for the history of District 925, as well as the bulk of the organization’s records during its origin and transitions (9to5 / Working Women / District 925 / Local 925), its national and regional office files, contracts, and Karen...
Abstract As its name implies, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 of Chicago, Illinois is SEIU’s first local. Local 1 signed its initial agreement with the Chicago Real Estate Board in 1916, seven years before William Quesse officially founded SEIU in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. For much of its history, Local 1 focused its efforts on organizing and representing building employees, particularly janitors.The SEIU Local 1 Records document the history of Local 1 as well as...
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, reports, speeches, press releases, and notes collected by Miss Borchardt, who served as legislative representative and vice-president for the AFT (1924-62), chairman of the AFT International Relations Committee (1927-62), secretary of the AFL Education Committee (1929-55), and director of the World Federation of Education Associations (1927-46). Miss Borchardt also served as a member of many governmental committees and conferences including the National Advisory Board...
Overview The collection contains pamphlets, booklets, periodicals, and monographs related to a wide variety of liberal causes from the 1920s to the late 1960s. The majority of items concern issues in the United States or that directly deal with American involvement. Most of the records date back to the 1960s and involve topics related to the American anti-war movement or socialism.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 7
Overview Part 1: Stanley Nowak was born in Przemysl, Poland, in 1903. He emigrated to the United States with his sister in 1913 and joined his father in Chicago. After leaving school at the age of fourteen, Nowak worked on a Polish newspaper in Chicago and involved himself in activities in the Polish community. With the coming of the Depression, he lost his job in Chicago. He moved to various places, including Detroit and South Bend, Indiana, before eventually settling in Detroit in 1933. He eventually...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 4
Abstract Stanley Cook was an employee of Bendix Corporation in California from the 1940s until his retirement in 1975. Represented by UAW Local 179, he held officer and national positions in the local during his tenure at Bendix. The collection contains materials from Cook's tenjure as UAW Local 179 Secretary-Treasurer as well as some biographical material.
Abstract The State Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) was a semi-caucus and political movement that worked within several unions, including the Welfare Employees Union (WUE), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA), and the United Auto Workers (UAW) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. SWOC was born from within the WEU and served as an activist organization that played a key role in establishing local union chapters,...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 2
Abstract A pioneer unionist in the Ford Foundry, Local 400, Stephen Adamcyk was presented with a plaque in June 1972 honoring him for his service of 35 years to the union. The collection consists of union dues receipts, flyers, and a piece of correspondence relating to union organizing in the Ford Motor Company in 1941.
Abstract The Student League for Industrial Democracy, later renamed Students for a Democratic Society, was a liberal college student organizations which gained much fame in the 1960s. With roots dating back to the earliest student organizations, it did not expand its influence until the era of the civil rights movement, at which time it changed names. Their records cover this transitional period, reflecting the beginning of SDS's theoretical development and activism. More specifically, the records...
Abstract Thomas Posey earned his PhD in economics and labor relations from the University of Wisconsin, and worked as an economist and labor advisor for the Wage Stabilization Board, the Mutual Security Agency (MSA) and the Agency for International Development (AID). Mr. Posey’s papers document his work for the MSA and AID, particularly in Burma and the Philippines, and reflect his interests in labor economics and developing countries, as well as the history of African American churches and Canadian...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: G, Box 6, Folder: 7-8
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 9
Abstract Radical union activist Tom Mooney was a member of the International Molders Union (IMU) and the Socialist Party. Mr. Mooney was convicted of participating in the San Francisco Preparedness Day bombing of 1916, which resulted in 10 deaths, but was later pardoned after 20 years of imprisonment. Mr. Mooney’s papers consist of copies of correspondence between Mr. Mooney and IMU member, E. A. Carlson, and a series of articles related to the Mooney legal case, radicalism and the West Coast labor...