Labor -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including president of the New York Workers Alliance, national secretary of the Workers Defense League, regional director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) director of education. He served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and Cornell. Sexton’s papers document...
Abstract Detroit Labor History Tours was formed circa 1979-1980 as a non-profit endeavor organized by the Michigan chapter of Workers Education Local 189, with founding and early members Ron Alpern, Steve Babson, Dave Elsila, and John Revitte. In addition to their bus tours of Detroit focused on the city's labor history, the organization completed several educational projects and publications. Between 1981 and 1984, Detroit Labor History Tours staff and volunteers conducted an oral history project to...
Abstract The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) was first formed in St. Louis in 1891. It grew rapidly in the ensuing years, with Detroit Local 58 forming in 1914, amidst the rapid growth of automotive factories in the region. This collection consists primarily of materials generated by Local 58, along with other local unions with which it has amalgamated. Materials include photographs, meeting minutes, dues books, financial records, and other administrative documents. Also included...
Abstract This collection contains records of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) from 1998 to 2016. Founded in 1998, LAWCHA continues today as an advocate for labor and working-class history. This collection contains records from Tom Klug, Robin Dearmon Jenkins, and Joe Trotter, who are all former officers of the organization.
Abstract Morris Weisz, a labor specialist and former State Department official, joined with around 20 other retired and active U.S. Government experts in international labor affairs in 1990 to begin conducting oral history interviews for what would become the Labor Diplomacy Oral History Project, under the auspices of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. The project goal was to cover the United States Government's involvement in international labor affairs, or "labor diplomacy," from the...
Abstract The Michigan Labor History Society, founded in 1977, is a local organization committed to fostering interest, understanding, and research regarding the contributions of the working men and women of Michigan. This collection consists of records relating to MLHS research, events, and commemorative efforts, with the bulk of the records pertaining to the Michigan Labor Legacy Project, an art installation commemorating worker contributions to Detroit and Michigan.
Abstract Between 1984 and 1995, labor attorney Tom Downs conducted oral history interviews with figures important to Michigan's political and labor history. Support for Downs' ongoing project was provided by the Reuther Library, the Michigan Political History Society, and others. Downs was also interviewed. Collection consists of either recordings and/or transcripts of 14 interviews. Participants discuss their backgrounds, entry into politics or the labor movement (or both), significant accomplishments...
Abstract Papers consist of materials related to the utility strikes that took place in the Saginaw Valley region of Michigan in the late 1930s. The materials consist mostly of news clippings from various local and national newspapers that covered the strikes in some detail. Monroe Causley Jr.’s father was involved in the strikes and was accused of intentionally damaging electrical equipment and utility poles. Transcripts of his court case can be found in the collection. Much of the material was likely...
Abstract The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish nonprofit organization based heavily in New York City, with a number of branch organizations around the country, including Detroit, Michigan. Workmen's Circle, today, focuses on social justice activism and the promotion of Yiddish culture and education.