Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 337 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Tom Myerscough served as president of the National Miners Union, which was created out of factionalism within the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). The papers of Mr. Myerscough relate to the dissent of the National Miners Union from the UMWA.
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 154 was formed in 1936 to represent Hudson Motor Car Company workers in Detroit until the company merged with Nash-Kelvinator in 1955 and operations were moved out of state. After the merger, Local 154 represented workers of the Special Products Division of American Motors where many former Hudson employees found work and Hudson retirees until it ceased activity in 1963. The records of the local document well its early years as well as provide insight into its growth,...
Abstract Reports, UAW materials, posters, and memorabilia form the bulk of Mr. DiGaetano's papers. There are copies of Economic Outlook (1943-50); Ammunition (political supplements from the 1940s); Labor's Monthly Survey (1947-52); and Striking Workers Local 7 Bulletins and circulars from the Chrysler plants (1948-50). Mr. DiGaetano, a long-time union man, has also donated chief stewards' grievance books; various agreements and constitutions; a collection of union pins, neckties, and hats; and a few IWW...
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973, the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993. The activities of this office included working toward a state wide boycott of California iceberg lettuce, and gathering information about farm labor in the state itself. Several...
Abstract The activities of the New York Boycott office focused on the national consumer boycotts of California table grapes and lettuce initiated by the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, UFWOC (predecessor of UFW) in 1967 and 1971 respectively. The boycotts were in support of striking California farm workers seeking union recognition under the leadership of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and the UFW. The records consist of files from various New York boycott offices that include: New...
Abstract Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, later known as the United Farm Workers, in 1962 at a convention he called. Growing up a migrant farm worker he honed his skills as an organizer with the Community Services Organization in California before splitting with them to form the NFWA. He would serve as president of the UFW until his death in 1993. These records reflect Chavez's beginnings with the CSO and the formative years of the NFWA, United Farm Workers Organizing...
Abstract African-American, Latino and women workers and labor union members; labor education programs in Michigan; Robert Cunningham; Don Stevens; UM/WLTP
Collection — Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 11
Abstract The United Kingdom Society of Coachbuilders - Cork Branch Collection consists of a "Facsimile of the Minutes of 1812 and Subsequent Years Presented to the Automobile Workers of America by the National Union of Vehicle Builders."
Abstract Subjects include: minutes; Taft-Hartley
Abstract Bruce Duncan Phillips (1935-2008), better known as Utah Phillips, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 1935. He became well known as a folk singer, performer, storyteller, poet, radio host, and activist beginning in the late 1960s and continued to be a prominent figure in the American folk and labor communities for the following four decades. He was a staple of folk festivals, a perennial touring musician, and ultimately became one of the distinguished elders of the folk music community. He...
Abstract Valery Burati’s 50-year career in labor included union organizing for the New England Council of Industrial Organizations and the Textile Workers of America, and positions such as labor relations specialist for the U.S. government in Japan and the Philippines. The papers of Mr. Burati reflect his work in international labor, and highlight the influence of U.S. economic policy on postwar Japan, Asia, and Africa.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 10
Abstract Vincent Murray served a term as United Auto Workers Local 889 (Dodge Truck Unit) President and was active in Michigan State Republican politics. Mr. Murray’s papers consist of an article authored by Murray, offering criticism of Walter Reuther.
Abstract Mr. Collins has served in several offices with UAW Local 216, which services the General Motors Assembly Division plant in South Gate, California. Proceedings, correspondence, and other items cover such areas as intra-local disputes and the 1972 election of the director for UAW Region.
Abstract W. Ellison Clamers worked for the federal gevernment from 1934-1947, serving as a delegate to the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 1935, after which he became a professor of economics at the University of Illinois. The Chalmers Papers reflect the early history of the auto unions through correspondence, press releases, and reports pertaining to the AFL's efforts to organize the auto industry in the early 1930s. Also included: materials pertaining to workers' education, including the...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 1
Collection — Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 10
Abstract In 1950, Walter Day was elected president of UMW Local 12229, District 50. The union dispute with Berry Brothers, jurisdiction disputes at Acme Paint Company, chemical workers' unions, and some union reports and minutes are discussed. One of Mr. Day's correspondents was Homer Ferguson.
Abstract The Vertical Files Collection is comprised of newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, public relations materials, and other ephemera related to the Reuther Library’s urban affairs and labor collections.
Abstract The Teachers’ Corps was a national organization created in the 1960’s. Its goal was to remedy the teacher shortage in poorer school districts. The program was funded by the National Defense Education Act Institute.The Wayne State University program, sponsored by the College of Education, attempted to generate interest in the Detroit area inner city schools with the hope of recruitment. The interns selected for the WSU Teachers Corps were not required to have four-year degrees in education, only...
Abstract Newsletters, memoranda, salary schedules, annual reports, collective bargaining agreements, constitutions and by-laws, notices, and minutes collected by the University Staff Association, which represents the University's clerical and technical employees. The group operated as the Office Personnel Association during the years 1956-63.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 6
Abstract Correspondence between attorneys representing miners in the strike in Michigan’s copper country.