Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 335 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract A group of thirty men met to organize the Columbia Typographical Society in Washington, D.C. in December of 1814. In 1867 they joined the newly-formed National Typographical Union (later, the International Typographical Union) as Columbia Typographical Union No. 101, representing workers at The Washington Post, Times-Herald, and Evening Star. Columbia Typographical Union No. 101 is now the oldest continuously existing labor union local in the United States. The records of the Columbia...
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.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 1
Abstract Commonwealth College was organized in 1923 and eventually established its quarters in Mena, Arkansas. Its aim was to provide training for young people to work in the labor movement. It was also an experiment in educational self-support, educational democracy, and cooperative living. During its tenure, it was subject to the pulls and tugs of left-wing ideology, disagreement as to the appropriate curriculum and activities for a labor education school, and financial problems. It closed its doors...
Abstract Douglas Alan Strachan served as an official in the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), as a representative for the United Auto Workers (UAW), and held various positions in federal government agencies such as the War Production Board and the Agency for International Development (AID). Mr Strachan’s papers reflect his interest in the domestic and international labor movement and document the political and personal aspects of his career in government, particularly with the AID.
Abstract David Bonior (June 6, 1945 -) was a Michigan State Representative from 1973-76, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976-2002, serving as Democratic Whip from 1991-2002. Bonior was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck. He received his BA at University of Iowa and his MA at Chapman University. After college he worked as a probation officer in Detroit before volunteering four years in the Air Force from 1968-72. Upon returning he was elected to the Michigan legislature, and...
Abstract Mr. Cohen served as a member of the boycott staff and as boycott coordinator in San Diego and Detroit for the United Farm Workers (1966); was founder and director of the Canfield Tutorial Project in Detroit (1965); and served as member and chairman of the Library Committee of the West Central Organization in Detroit (1965-66). Material relating to the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee and National Farm Workers Association grape strike and boycott (1965-67); neighborhood community...
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...
Abstract David Sullivan was born in Cork City, Ireland on May 7, 1904. His father was a chemist, his mother a homemaker. He attended schools in Ireland and emigrated to the U.S. in 1925. He worked as an elevator operator in New York City, and was a founding member of SEIU Local 32B in New York City in 1934. He was a rank and file member of 32B until 1938 when he was elected Secretary-Treasurer, a post he held until 1941 when he became President of the Local. Sullivan served as President of 32B until...
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.
Abstract This collection includes the Detroit Branch minutes (1962-66); the Detroit Executive Committee minutes (1960-66); the Michigan Militant News- letter (1959-60); Youth Discussion Bulletin; and open letters and reports which cover the Michigan Mobilization Committee and November Days (1966).
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes, constitutions, awards, petitions, publicity material, drafts of articles, notes, posters, press releases, newsletters, calendar of meetings, bound journals, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings of the Detroit Education Association and its predecessor, the Detroit Teachers Association. Subjects include DEA collective bargaining election contests with the Detroit Federation of Teachers (1963-66); DEA budget presentations to the Board of Education (1955-64); DEA...
Abstract The Detroit Industrial Mission (DIM) was an ecumenical organization that was founded on the premise of a need for a better understanding between the worker, management and religion. It aimed to serve all churches and types of industry. The industrial mission, organized by the Rev. Hugh C. White in October 1956, sought to organize independently of the formal structures of any denomination. The mission engaged directly with varying types of industry to explore with managers and their workers the...
Abstract The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement was formed in May, 1968 at the Chrysler Dodge Main Plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. Among those active in its founding were General Baker, Mike Hamlin, John Watson, Ron March, Luke S. Tripp, Jr., Kenneth Cockrel, John Williams and Charles J. Wooten.The collection has multiple parts. Part one primarily covers the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM) and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW). Part two primarily covers the Communist...
Abstract Financial papers and membership lists (1933-63), constitution and by-laws (1938), minutes (1941-42), and correspondence (1947-48, l963), collected by the Wayne State University Chapter of the Detroit Teachers Association (later the Detroit Education Association).
Abstract Detroit Typographical Union (DTU) No. 18 was established in 1852 in conjunction with the establishment of the National Typographical Union (later known as the International Typographical Union or ITU). Throughout its history the union has represented three major dailies: The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit Times as well as suburban newspaper publications and non-newsprint publishers of the Detroit metropolitan area.The DTU records document its administration and...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 8
Abstract Doris Wheeler served as the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) southwestern region Educational Director and was a charter member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 420 (St. Louis, MO). Ms. Wheeler's papers are comprised of a collection of songs associated with radical groups and the labor movement.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 2
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, news clippings, and printed materials concerning Mr. Johnston's service as co-chairman of the Michigan Study Commission on Migratory Labor, 1951-55. The main focus of the collection is the problem of migratory labor, particularly in Michigan.
Abstract Papers of a one-time coal miner and miners' union officer. In his later years, Mr. Wieck was a research associate in the Department of Industrial Studies of the Russell Sage Foundation. The author of several articles and books mainly concerned with coal mining, Mr. Wieck also wrote reports on the automobile, rubber, and steel industries under the NRA. His research materials form part of this collection. Handbills, correspondence, proceedings, and clippings document the attempt to organize coal...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 8
Abstract Mr. Cushman has had a long career in labor relations. He held positions with the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Commission, the War Manpower Commission, the Retraining and Reemployment Administration, the Department of Labor, and the International Labor Organization. During the late 1940's and early 1950's, he served as arbitrator in disputes involving fifty-three major companies and fifteen international unions. From 1954 to 1966, he was director of Industrial Relations and vice-president...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: D, Box 4, Folder: 4