Newspaper strike, Detroit, Michigan, 1995-2000
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Action Coalition of Strikers Records
Abstract The Action Coalition of Strikers (ACOS) was a rank-and-file group of strikers and their families who were active during the Detroit Newspaper Strike. Representing reporters, editors, pressmen, and truck drivers, the coalition opposed the newspaper union leadership and their proposed back-to-work offer and instead pressed forward with a campaign to fight to restore all lost jobs. They sponsored peaceful and disciplined mass demonstrations in support of the strikers, and published the weekly...
Dates: 1944 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1997
Armand Nevers Papers
Abstract Armand Nevers was a printer for the Detroit News for over 35 years and a member of the Detroit International Typographical Union Local 18. He participated in strikes against the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press in the 1990s and became an outspoken proponent for union rights nationally. The Armand Nevers' papers contain Detroit News strike videos, "No Scab Papers" lawn sign, two large banners, photos, labor calendars, framed Detroit News Strike graphic, clippings, pamphlets,...
Dates: 1990 - 2009
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Armand Nevers Papers
Detroit Newspaper Strike Collection
Scope and Content Series 1: Kate DeSmet Records, 1995-1999 Series 2: Esther Ingber Records, 1995-1996 Series 3: Randy Karpinen Records, 1997-1998 Series 4: Ephemera/AV, 1995-1999
Dates: 1995 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999
Ellen Creager Papers
Abstract Ellen Creager (b. 1956), a Detroit Free Press reporter, first joined the press as a copy editor in 1983 after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University; ultimately she was promoted to the position of general assignment reporter in the Features Department. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News employees engaged in a strike against Gannett and Knight-Ridder newspaper chains beginning in July of 1995. Creager was working part-time when the strike began because...
Dates: 1995 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1996
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Ellen Creager Papers
Nancy E. Dunn Papers
Abstract Nancy E. Dunn, a Detroit Free Press copy editor and journalist, was heavily involved during the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News newspaper strike in the 1990s. Dunn not only participated on the picket line, but also acted as a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions. The Nancy E. Dunn Papers document the strike/lockout from its inception in July 1995 through December 2000. Documents include administrative and audiovisual materials that reflect the striker's activities....
Dates: 1988 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Nancy E. Dunn Papers
Robert and Anne Musial Papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1987 - 2004
Thomas Bernick Papers
Abstract Thomas Bernick was a journalist and active protester of The Detroit Newspaper Strike, which began on July 13, 1995 and lasted until 2000. An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 workers from six local unions joined the strike and participated in the lengthy battle against the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press in the courtroom. Battle outside the courtroom took place as well, with protesters making numerous reports of violence by a private security firm and the Sterling Heights Police Department....
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Thomas Bernick Papers
Todd Winge Papers
Abstract This collection contains records created and collected by Todd Winge about the newspaper strike in Detroit from 1995 to 2000. The materials are in chronological order and give insight to both the union and the company’s perspectives of the strike.
Dates: 1995 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1997
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Todd Winge Papers
Wayne State University Oral History Course: Detroit Newspaper Strike Oral Histories
Abstract The Detroit Newspaper Strike started July 13, 1995 by the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions and roughly 2,500 workers against the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. The Strike ended in February of 1997 with the legal resolution of the Strike occurring in 2000. This collection consists of interview transcripts for nine interviews and audio recordings for four interviews. Each interviewee is asked to speak on their experiences in and around the time of the Detroit Newspaper Strikes....
William F. Brabenec Papers
Abstract William F. Brabenec was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1933. A third-generation newspaper worker, Brabenec began working for The Detroit News in 1960 as a printer. Brabenec was a member of Detroit Typographical Union #18. Brabenec died in August 2015, at the age of 83. The Detroit Newspaper Strike began on July 13, 1995. Over 2,000 newspaper workers, concerned with the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News plans to switch from employee distribution to independent contractors, walked out of work....
Dates: 1995 - 1997
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / William F. Brabenec Papers