Robert and Anne Musial Papers
Scope and Content
This collection consists of correspondence, agreements, news clippings and articles, photographs, internal management memos from the Detroit Newspapers, strike songs, reports, press releases, strike updates and information, resolutions, hearings, Knight-Ridder Publications, Alliance Newsletters, pamphlets, and newspapers covering the Detroit Newspaper Strike from pre-strike through it's conclusion.
- 1987 - 2004
- Musial, Robert (Person)
Language of Materials
Material entirely in English.
Collection is open for research.
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Rules for Use of Archival Materials.Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.
The Detroit Newspaper Strike started on July 13, 1995 with six labor unions and around 2,500 workers striking against the Detroit's two primary newspapers, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. The strike ended on February 14, 1997 and was finally resolved in court three years later with the federal courts reversing the NLRB ruling that the newspapers had engaged in unfair labor practices. During the strike, there were local boycotts, legal charges of unfair labor practices and violence. The newspapers continued to print papers while the strikers created their own newspaper called the Detroit Sunday Journal. By the end of 1995 those on strike started to cross the picket line and return to work, the newspapers hired replacement workers and began to print their papers in Toledo, away from strikers blocking the printing facilities. After the strike was called off by the unions, management for the papers said they would not fire the replacement workers and only hired back strikers a few at a time.
7 Linear Feet (2 MB, 2 OS)
The Robert and Anne Musial Papers is a collection of correspondence, newsclippings, reports, and other materials that document the Detroit Newspaper Strike, by Robert Musial, one of the striking workers.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
This collection was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library by Robert and Anne Musial in March of 2016.
Processed and finding aid written by Elizabeth Nicholson on June 12, 2018.
- Guide to the Robert and Anne Musial Papers
- Processed by Elizabeth Nicholson.
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