Dr. Joseph Mire Oral History

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Dr. Joseph Mire Oral History


Dr. Joseph Mire was an economist and the first Education and Research Director of the AFSCME from 1943-1955. Dr. Mire was born and raised in Vienna, Austria and was active in the European labor movement. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1941 and taught economics at the School for Workers in Madison, WI. In 1943 Arnold Zander hired Dr. Mire as an economist/educator/researcher for the AFSCME. Dr. Mire compares the European labor movement to the American movement. He discusses the differences in labor education, research services, and political and social involvement in the labor movement. Dr. Mire left the AFSCME in 1955 to become the Director of the National Institute of Labor Education.

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Mason, Philip P.


Mire, Dr. Joseph

Date Recorded



Wisconsin; 1943-1955


“Dr. Joseph Mire Oral History,” Michigan Oral History Database, accessed May 19, 2024, http://www.database.michiganoha.org/items/show/4.

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