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AFT Organizing Department Records

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Identifier: LR002654
Abstract The Organizing Department facilitates the growth of local affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers. Under the tenures of David Selden and Albert Shanker, both of whom had extensive organizing experience prior to their respective presidencies, organizing efforts ramped up significantly in the 1960s and 1970s. The AFT was the fastest growing union in the mid-1970s when organizing became a distinct department. The department provides services and resources to state and local affiliates...

AFT President's office: Al Loewenthal Records

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Identifier: LR000348_LOEW
Abstract This collection has clippings, correspondence, minutes, newsletters and reports that deal with various roles Loewenthal had at the AFT. He administered several departments that included COPE, legislation, Colleges and Universities, International education and communications. He assisted Shanker in development of the Public Employee Department of the AFL-CIO. The papers also reflect the internal changes the AFT went through during the 1970s

AFT President's Office: Albert Shanker Records

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Identifier: LR001553_Shanker
Abstract The papers contain correspondence, memos, reports, clippings, minutes, flyers, meeting materials, proceedings, speeches, articles and scripts relating to the presidency of Albert Shanker. Subjects cover a wide variety of topics including charter schools, community control of school boards, education reform, National Education Association, teacher salaries, accountability, international democracy, communism, strikes, tuition tax credits, and international trade unions. Important correspondence...

AFT President's Office: Assistant to the President Bella Rosenberg Records

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Identifier: LR002605
Abstract Bella Rosenberg served as the assistant to the president of the American Federation of Teachers from 1984-2005, under Albert Shanker and Sandra Feldman. Albert Shanker was president of the AFT from 1974 to 1997. He was one of the first educators to embrace the findings of the report A Nation at Risk which outlined extensive problems in America’s public schools. Shanker and Rosenberg worked closely on various initiatives, many of them in response to the report. This included a peer review...

AFT President's Office: Carl Megel Records

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Identifier: LR000510
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, clippings, speeches, reports, meeting materials and publications related to the activities of Carl Megel while he was president of the AFT, director of legislation and in charge of Retiree networks. The papers have information the integration of AFT locals, loyalty oaths, academic freedom, education legislation, and retirement of teachers. Important correspondence include Albert Shanker, Walter P. Reuther, David Selden, George Meany, and George Counts.

AFT Rhode Island Federation of Teachers Records

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Identifier: LR001349
Abstract Papers consist of correspondence, reports, organizing materials, minutes and general files. The information contains information about the AFT, actions by the executive board and issues facing various locals in Rhode Island. Important correspondence are with Carl Megel, Senator Claiborn Pell, Albert Shanker, Edward McElroy, and John Fewkes.

AFT Secretary-Treasurer's Office Records

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Identifier: LR000348_STO
Abstract Papers covering the activities of various secretary-treasurers of the AFT. The secretary-treasurer oversees departments within the national office, collects per capita dues, responds to affiliates’ needs such as strike and collective bargaining assistance, and is closely involved with the AFT Executive Council and the AFL-CIO secretary-treasurers. Part I topics of note include organizing, segregated locals, worker education, international teacher unions, federal aid to education, and academic...

AFT Southern Regional Office Records

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Identifier: LR001863
Abstract The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), was founded in 1916 to improve the working lives of teachers through out the country by affiliating with the AFL-CIO. The Southern Regional Office is one of five satellite offices of the AFT located in Atlanta, Georgia. It represents teachers, paraprofessionals, and school-related personnel who are members of AFT in the states of: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and...

AFT State Federations Records

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Identifier: LR000348_SF
Abstract Charter applications, clippings, correspondence, per capita reports, and notes from the various state federations of teachers to the national office. Topics covered include collective bargaining, membership drives, organizing of American teachers abroad, and school financing. Among the correspondents are Arthur Elder, William Green, and Hubert Humphrey. Series II and III contain materials from the President's office which include speeches, reports and correspondence.

AFTRA Detroit President's Office: Mary Lou Zieve Records

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Identifier: LR002248
Abstract The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) merged in 2012 with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and is now known as SAG-AFTRA. The union represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters, journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. Mary Lou Zieve entered the broadcasting industry in the 1950s, becoming a member of AFTRA in 1956. She...

A.G. and Marie Mezerik Papers

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Identifier: UP000476
Abstract A. G. Mezerik and his wife, Marie Hempel Mezerik, worked for the protection of labor and civil rights through the the Conference for the Protection of Civil Rights. Mr. Mezerik was the steering committee chair and Marie Hempel was the secretary of the CPCR in the 1930s. The organization was active in the early days of the UAW, supporting strikes and demonstrations, and also involved with aid to the Spanish Republic and aid to China, as well as fighting the Black Legion. The papers include a...

A.G. Shultz Papers

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Identifier: LP000322
Abstract Correspondence, articles, election handbills, resolutions, proceedings, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Shultz, who served as financial secretary of GM Local 222, Oshawa, Ontario, and participated in the General Motors Strike of 1937. From his position as financial secretary of Local 222, he became one of the original organizers of the credit union movement in Canada. In the 1940s, he was a member of the Reuther Caucus, and president of the Canadian Labour Congress. He is presently a...

Agnes Burns Wieck Papers

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Identifier: LP001476
Abstract Labor activist and journalist Agnes Burns Wieck served as an organizer for the Women's Trade Union League, and was a founder and president of the Progressive Miners of America (PMA) Illinois Women's Auxiliary. Ms. Burns Wieck's papers document her work as an advocate for women's rights and the labor movement, particularly concerning the Illinois PMA Women's Auxiliary.

Agricultural Workers History Collection

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Identifier: LR002183
Abstract The United Farm Workers of America (predecessor name, United Farm Workers Organizing Committee) is a 20th Century union, created when the National Farm Workers Association and Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee merged to form UFWOC, to further the rights of farm workers. As the union developed, it led strikes and organizing campaigns to advance their efforts. Parts 1 and 2 of the Agricultural Workers History Collection are comprised of articles, publications, crop and migrant...

Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee Records

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Identifier: LR000221_AWOC
Abstract AWOC was chartered by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to organize farm workers in California. During its seven-year existence, AWOC called many strikes against growers and farm labor contractors and achieved some success in raising wages of farm laborers.

Al Barnes Photograph Collection

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Identifier: LAV001787
Overview The Al Barnes Photographs consist of 17 black and white negatives that document life in Norhtern Michigan during the late 19th-century. The negatives include scenes of local landmarks, both man-made and natural, agricultural labors at work in the farms of the Old Mission Peninsula, and portraits of children. Of particular note are negatives concerning the activities of local Native Americans.

Al Bilik Papers

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Identifier: LP001501
Abstract Al Bilik served on the District Council 51, Cincinnati, Ohio and was an active labor member within the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Sensitive to the relationship of the larger international union working with and depending on the strength of locals and councils, he helped American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union members Victor Gotbaum, Rob Hastings, Jerry Wurf, Joseph Ames, Norm Schut and Father Albert...

Al Fishman Papers

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Identifier: UP001654
Abstract Alvin Fishman was born in Los Angeles, Nov. 28, 1927, but he was raised in New York and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He was drafted and served in Italy during World War II. After the war, he moved to Ann Arbor, MI to attend the University of Michigan and study architecture. During this time he became involved in politics. Fishman left the university prior to graduation to move to Detroit and work as a tool and die machinist in an auto plant for the next thirteen years. He married...

Alan Reuther Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 6
Identifier: LOH002257
Abstract In 2010, Mike Smith interviewed Alan Reuther, nephew of Walter Reuther and former Legislative Director of the United Auto Workers, who served in the UAW's Washington Office from 1982 to 2010. Collection consists of a recording and transcript. Reuther discusses his personal history; the Reuther family, in particular his uncles, Walter and Victor, and his father, Roy; details of his long career with the UAW; general impressions of the labor movement; reminiscences on past UAW presidents,...

Alan W. Mather Papers

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Identifier: LP000756
Abstract Alan Mather was an architect in New York, Detroit, and Chicago, working for various well-known firms. His papers reflect his architectural career and his interest and activity involving unionization of architectural employees.

Albert K. Williams Papers

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Identifier: LP001033
Abstract Albert K. Williams, also known as Kempton A. Williams, served as an organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). Mr. Williams’ papers reflect his work with the CIO and his activities as a student at the Wisconsin School for Workers in Industry and at Brookwood Labor College.

Albert Sayer Papers

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Identifier: LP000395
Abstract Mr. Sayer, a New York teacher, served as vice-president of the New York Teachers Guild in 1950. He left the Guild to help form Local 378 of the CIO, a N.Y. teachers' union which disbanded in 1954. Later Sayer aided in obtaining an AFL-CIO charter for the United Federation of Teachers and served this organization in several capacities. Mr. Sayer also served as member and chairman of the New York State chapter of Americans for Democratic Action. In the summer of 1964, he and his wife Florence...

Albert Shanker Papers

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Identifier: LP001932
Abstract Albert Shanker is considered one of the most important labor leaders of the late 20th century, as the longest sitting president of the American Federation of Teachers. He was considered a leader in the development of public education, civil rights, and trade unionism. His papers reflect mainly his college years and early career as a teacher in New York City.

Albert Verri Papers

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Identifier: LP000538
Abstract Albert Verri served as a staff member of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 4 Agricultural Implement Department. Mr. Verri’s papers relate his work as a UAW Region 4 officer and provide insight into the agricultural implement industry in the Midwestern U.S.

Alex Barbour Papers

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Identifier: LP000223
Abstract Alex Barbour was born in Montreal, Canada on December 12, 1912. He was a resident of Detroit, Michigan from 1923 until 1967. He first became a member of UAW Local 7 when he worked for the Chrysler Corporation Kercheval Avenue Plant in 1937. Throughout his career he served on numerous CIO Community Service Committees. He became Secretary-Treasurer of the Wayne County CIO Council during the years 1948 to 1958 and then served as President of the merged Wayne County AFL-CIO Council from 1958 until...

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Walter P. Reuther Library 1892
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Labor unions 580
Labor 337
Detroit (Mich.) 152
Oral histories 132
Civil rights 123
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Strikes and lockouts 123
Automobile industry and trade 103
Education 100
Transcripts 96
Labor movement 91
Sound recordings 90
Women in the labor movement 88
Labor unions -- Organizing 83
Collective bargaining 78
Michigan -- Politics and government 68
Politics, Practical 59
Boycotts 53
African Americans 48
Agricultural laborers 47
Communism 46
Socialism 41
Women's rights 38
Women 37
Migrant agricultural laborers 34
Social history 34
Agriculture 33
Migrant workers 32
Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 31
World War, 1939-1945 29
Housing 27
Contract negotiations 26
Jews. American 26
Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 25
Community organization 24
Automobile industry workers 23
Medical care 23
Education, Higher 22
Michigan 22
Grievance procedures 21
Labor education 20
Labor unions and communism 20
Labor unions--Factionalism 20
Airlines 19
Collective bargaining --Teachers 19
Community-based social services 19
Labor disputes 19
Radicalism 18
Airlines--Collective bargaining 17
Equal rights amendments 17
Pay equity 17
Detroit (Mich.)--Riot, 1967 16
School integration 16
Sex discrimination 16
Video recordings 16
Airlines--Employees 15
Human rights 15
Mining engineering 15
Strikes and lockouts --Teachers 15
Child care 14
Race relations 14
Social service 14
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 14
Airlines--Mergers 13
Detroit -- Economic conditions 13
Jewish culture: arts, media and heritage 13
Nurses 13
Public employees 13
Public welfare 13
Strikes and lockouts--Airlines 13
Affirmative action 12
Air pilots 12
Labor leaders--United States 12
Poverty 12
Reproductive rights 12
Urban renewal 12
Aeronautics Safety measures 11
African American labor leaders 11
Arbitration, Industrial 11
Women labor leaders 11
African American labor union members 10
Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 10
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Health care employees 10
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Immigrants -- United States 9
Labor laws and legislation 9
Labor unions--Jurisdictional disputes 9
Minorities 9
Newspaper strike, Detroit, Michigan, 1995-2000 9
Pesticides 9
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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 399
Wayne State University 279
American Federation of Teachers 83
United Farm Workers 77
AFL-CIO 60
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Industrial Workers of the World 57
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 53
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 51
AFSCME 49
Service Employees International Union 47
Air Line Pilots Association 43
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 26
General Motors Corporation 24
Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 24
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 23
Democratic Party (Mich.) 23
Merrill-Palmer Institute 20
Shanker, Albert 20
Wayne State University. College of Education 20
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 19
Young, Coleman A. 19
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 18
United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 18
Wayne State University. School of Medicine 18
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 17
American Federation of Labor 16
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 16
Bluestone, Irving 15
Detroit Public Schools 15
Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 15
Chrysler Corporation 14
Lucy, William, 1933- 14
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 14
Sweeney, John J. 14
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 14
American Civil Liberties Union 13
Ford Motor Company 13
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 13
Cavanagh, Jerome P. 12
Democratic Party (U.S.) 12
Meany, George, 1894-1980 12
Society of Women Engineers 12
National Organization for Women 11
United Mine Workers of America 11
United States. Works Progress Administration 11
East, Dennis 10
National Education Association of the United States 10
United Steelworkers 10
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 9
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 9
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 9
McEntee, Gerald W. 9
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 9
Newspaper Guild 9
Socialist Workers Party 9
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 8
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 8
Detroit Free Press Co. 8
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 8
Textile Workers Union of America 8
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 8
Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 8
Cordtz, Richard 7
National Farm Workers Association 7
New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 7
United States Postal Service 7
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 7
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 7
American Newspaper Guild 6
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 6
Association of Urban Universities 6
Bieber, Owen 6
Boggs, Grace Lee 6
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 6
Detroit Federation of Teachers 6
Gotbaum, Victor 6
Gullen, George E., Jr. 6
Hilberry, Clarence B. 6
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 6
Kramer, Leo 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 6
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 6
United States. National Mediation Board 6
Wayne State University. Law School 6
AFSCME. International Convention 5
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 5
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 5
Beffel, John Nicholas 5
Ciampa, P.J. 5
Communication Workers of America 5
Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 5
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 5
Feldman, Sandra 5
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 5
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 5
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 5
Mahaffey, Maryann 5
Michigan State AFL-CIO 5
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