Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 335 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Mc-Mo, Box 11, Folder: 4
Abstract Ivan Brown's papers reflect his involvement with UAW Local 952 in the 1940s, where he served as president, and his role as International Representative of UAW Region 1D in the 1950s-60s. The papers consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, press releases, grievance records, umpire cases, financial reports, mailing lists, Democratic State Central Committee reports, and publications collected by Mr. Brown. Subjects include sale of Ford Motor Company Iron Mountain Plant in 1951, Kingsford...
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...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 10
Abstract Correspondence (1932) and a souvenir Labor Day program published by the Central Trades and Labor Assembly of Syracuse, New York, and vicinity (1899), collected by Mr. Crosby. The history and officers of labor organizations affiliated with the Syracuse Central Trades and Labor Assembly in 1899 are discussed.
Abstract Mr. Kadish served in various capacities for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and was national representative in the Detroit area. Correspondence, clippings, transcripts, and speeches document the attempts to organize clothing workers in Detroit.
Abstract Jack Rugh served as a labor relations representative in the California State Department of Employment, as secretary for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of the Handicapped, and on the California Governor’s Committee for the Employment of the Handicapped. Mr. Rugh’s papers concern his work in the Department of Employment, local unions in southern California, and Mr. Rugh’s involvement with committees for the employment of people with disabilities.
Abstract James Carey served as secretary-treasurer of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and worked for the Office of Production Management in Washington D.C. during World War II. Mr. Carey also served as president of the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE) and as the labor liaison officer to the United Nations Association. The papers of Mr. Carey reflect his interest in international labor issues and document his work for the AFL-CIO, the IUE, and the UN.
Abstract As a member of the National Maritime Union (NMU), James Morrissey worked to combat corruption within the union, initiating a series of lawsuits charging NMU administration with funds misappropriation and civil liberties violations. Mr. Morrissey's papers document the lawsuits brought against the NMU and reflect Mr. Morrissey's interest in resisting union corruption.
Abstract James Crowe was active in the organizing of United Auto Workers Local 157, and served as Recording Secretary of the National Tool and Die Organizing Committee and on Local 157’s Executive Board. Mr. Crowe’s papers relate to his early work with Local 157.
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.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 1
Abstract Correspondence and other documents pertaining to fair employment practices in the Ford Motor Company, and to alleged violations of Executive Order 10925, collected by Mr. Brown, presently serving in the UAW Ford Motor Department. In 1961 Ken Bannon, director of that Department, appointed Mr. Brown to supervise the equal employment opportunity provision of the Ford contract. Subjects include a discrimination complaint filed by the UAW in 1963 against Ford's Atlanta plant. Among the...
Abstract James Lafferty was a Detroit lawyer who became one of the nation's most prominent draft attorneys and a staunch supporter of civil rights. He was active in the movement to end U.S. intervention in Vietnam, Central America/the Carribbean, and the Persian Gulf. He also founded the Oakland County branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. His papers reflect his involvement in the Detroit Coalition to End the War Now! and the National Peace Action Coalition during the Vietnam era; his work with...
Collection — Small Processed Collections: G, Box 6, Folder: 2-5
Abstract Author Jean Gould published various biographies, including, Walter Reuther: Labor’s Rugged Individualist, co-authored with Lorena Hickok. The papers of Ms. Gould relate to her work on the Reuther biography and on Charles Ervin’s autobiography, Homegrown Liberal. Important correspondents include Eugene Debs and Victor Reuther.
Abstract Jerry Wurf started his work in AFSCME in New York's Council 37, becoming executive director by 1959. He went on to serve as AFSCME International president from 1964 until his death in 1981. He also served as a vice-president of the AFL-CIO. Throughout his career, Wurf was actively involved in campaigns for civil liberties; anti-nuclear and peace movements; workers' education, health, and rights; Jewish concerns; and domestic politics, especially related to the Democratic Party....
Abstract The Jewish Labor Committee was organized by Detroit Jewish workers and labor organizations in 1934 to fight totalitarianism abroad and discrimination at home. Among topics discussed are civil rights, NAACP, discrimination in housing and employment, bombings in the South, school prayer issue, and Soviet anti-semitism. Records are those of the Michigan Regional Office, focusing on Detroit civil rights issues, however there is material on JLC programs elsewhere in the U.S.
Abstract A one-time reporter for the Federated Press, Mr. Brown gathered a variety of items for a proposed book on unionism in the auto industry. Clippings, correspondence, handbills, and miscellaneous publications relate to the rise of auto unions during the 1930s and 1940s. Nearly every topic of importance for that time and subject is covered, including sit-downs, drives to organize various plants, and strikes. The scrapbooks contain mostly Detroit newspaper clippings about auto unions.Box...
Abstract First elected to union office as secretary of United Auto Workers Local 230 in 1939, John Allard was elected as president of Local 230 in 1946, and also served in the International Union. The papers of Mr. Allard reflect his work with the UAW and, to a lesser degree, his involvement in community activities for retirees, most notably as a participant in the White House Conference on Aging.
Abstract John Collier (1874-1947) was interested in various socialist, radical, liberal, and anarchist causes, and was a life-long student of philosophy, theology, mysticism, and psychic phenomena. Phyllis Feningston Collier was John Collier's secretary and life-long companion who was active in the labor movement. Collection consists of images collected by Phyllis Collier. Emphasis is on John Collier and his activities, such as his brief acting career, but also included are photographs of friends and...
Abstract Pamphlets and the UAW Public Review Board decision in the case of Anderson vs. UAW Local 15, Fisher Body-Fleetwood in Detroit. Mr. Anderson was on the International Executive Board of the UAW from 1936 to 1937, and was president of Local 15 from I946 to 1949. The Public Review case grew out of his suspension by Local 15 for charging misuse of union funds by local union officers.
Abstract Mr. Beffel served as a reporter, writer, editor, and publicist. He edited manuscripts of Slim Brundage, Joseph Cohen, Paul Crouch, Harry Kelly, Walter Marshall, Rose Pesotta, Voline, and Vincenzo Vocirca; and did publicity work for the Workers Defense League. In addition to the manuscripts, the collection includes correspondence, drafts, notes, and clippings which deal with the Carlo Tresca Memorial Committee, anarchists, communism, the Joe Hill case, the IWW, and the League for Mutual Aid....
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 7
Collection — Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 16
Abstract John Cole worked for the Ford Motor Company for over fifty years. In 1942 he served as an International Representative from UAW Local 50, the Willow Run bomber plant. The papers of Mr. Cole consist of a typescript copy of the union agreement of November 1942 between the Ford Motor Company and the International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO).
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Locals 314, 157 and 212, John Craft served on the Executive Board and in various committees, including the Flying Squad and Publicity. Mr. Craft’s papers reflect his interest in post World War II labor issues and the activities of Local 212. Correspondence with Ernest Mazey is included in the collection.
Collection — Small Processed Collections: D, Box 4, Folder: 1-2
Abstract As unit chairman of Mergenthaler Local 475 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) and president of Members for Democratic Action of Local 475, John Dillon led the dissident faction of the Mergenthaler unit to leave the UE and affiliate with the United Auto Workers, becoming UAW-CIO Local 770, for whom Mr. Dillon served as president. The papers of Mr. Dillon relate the transition of the Mergenthaler unit into Local 770.