Green, Herb (Herbert C.)
- Existence: 1921-
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract: The Ecumenical Coalition of Working People was incorporated on March 15, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Coalition was organized to improve the living and working conditions of workers and their families, and sought to alleviate the historical bias against trade unions in the South by conducting labor education programs and lobbying the Georgia General Assembly.
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Phil LaPorte: Initially focusing on his early life, Green recalls working as a drug store “curb boy,” at a dairy, in a shoe factory and in a meat packing plant to help support his family after his father was relocated to a Ford assembly plant in Cincinnati upon the closure of the Ford plant in Atlanta in the early 1930s. Green speaks about being drafted into the Army late in 1942, his experiences training in Atlantic City, and his service in Okinawa and in Japan. Green goes on...
Dates: January 16 and 23, 2006
Abstract: Herb Green began his career in the labor movement shortly after being employed in the General Motors plant in Doraville, Georgia, in 1948, by serving on the union's collective bargaining committee. His Papers, 1959-1981, include thirty photographs of Green (also pictured are Andrew Young, Lane Kirkland, Sen. Walter Mondale, and Sen. Jim Sasser), and newspaper articles about him.
Identifier: L-Biography Files
Abstract: The Southern Labor Archives Biography Files are an artificial collection of printed material, such as clippings, programs, and flyers amalgamated by the Southern Labor Archives staff to provide information on local, state, and national labor leaders important to the various holdings in the Southern Labor Archives.
Dates: circa 1970s-1990s