Joe Ames Oral History

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Joe Ames Oral History


The first part of this interview with Joe Ames is not transcribed and begins already in progress. Ames recalls the last years of President Zander and the highlights of those years are discussed. The controversy behind Leo Kramer’s book Labor’s Paradox is discussed as well as the making of the book and reaction to it after it was published. The union conventions of the 1960’s are discussed in detail along with the elections procedures and the aftermath of the elections. The last part of the interview covers the interest that Zander had in public housing and the union’s interest in those projects.

Oral History Item


Greenya, John


Ames, Joe

Date Recorded



New England; 1950's-1973


“Joe Ames Oral History,” Michigan Oral History Database, accessed June 13, 2024,

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