African American labor union members
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract: The records, 1964-1979, of the Southern Office of the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department consist primarily of correspondence and related reports, surveys, statements, and newspaper clippings. Much of the correspondence is between Director E.T. (Al) Kehrer and various AFL-CIO departments, notably his superiors Don Slaiman (1965-1974) and William Pollard (1974-1979). There is also substantial correspondence between Kehrer and the AFL-CIO state and city labor councils in the South; apprenticeship and...
Abstract: The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees(AFSCME), Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.) represents public sector workers in the metropolitan Atlanta area, including hospital, sanitation, and other municipal workers. The records of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.), 1949-2001, include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, petitions, constitutions, policy and procedures manuals, grievances, newspaper clippings,...
Abstract: Founded in 1912 as the Colored Trainmen of America, the union reorganized in 1918 as the Associated Colored Trainmen of America, and again in 1936 as the Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen. The collection consists of records of the ACTA and its predecessors, 1918-1936. The collection includes correspondence pertaining to grievance and disciplinary cases; transcripts of accident investigations and misconduct proceedings; and minutes and summaries of meetings held in...
Abstract: Emory Franklin Via (1925-2003), was a labor educator, human rights activist, and labor consultant for the Southern Regional Council. His papers, 1936-1987, include correspondence, surveys and reports, newsclippings, printed materials, and biographical material on Via. The bulk of the correspondence is with groups related to the labor movement, other officers of the Southern Regional Council, and the Koinonia Farm, a cooperative farm in Southern Georgia. The surveys contain information on black...
Abstract: Chartered in July 1941, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local No. 882 is located in Atlanta, Georgia. It represented workers at Ford Motor Company's Atlanta Assembly Plant in Hapeville, Georgia, during its operation (1947-2006). The records include minutes and resolutions, correspondence, financial material, strike material, grievances, arbitration, agreements, and education materials, 1940s-1980s. Topics include the...
Abstract: Alcoa, Tennessee was incorporated in 1919 as a company town for the Aluminum Company of America. Workers there first organized an independent union in 1933. The United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection, 1971-1983, consists of printed material recounting the history of Alcoa, Tennessee, its aluminum industry, and African American workers in the town.