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Labor unions

AFL-CIO - American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (8)
AFSCME - American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (23)
AFT (19)
ILGWU - International Ladies Garment Workers Union (1)
IWW - Industrial Workers of the World (13)
Newspaper Guild (7)
SEIU - Service Employees International Union (16)
UAW - United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union (186)
UFW - United Farm Workers of America (3)
WFM - Western Federation of Miners (11)

View Resource Joseph Billups Oral History

Joseph Billups was one of the earliest black members of UAW Ford Local 600. In this interview Billups discusses pre-UAW auto unionism, black and left-wing activities, and Detroit during the Depression. Also included are discussions on the Ford Hunger March, the Ford Organizing Drive, and Nat Turner clubs.

View Resource W.M. “Jack” Anderson Oral History

Interview about Anderson’s experiences as the first president of UAW Local 645 in Dallas, TX.

View Resource Frank Ellis Oral History

Interview conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society recounting Ellis’s involvement with the IWW and Packinghouse Workers in Minnesota in the early part of the twentieth century. Also includes a release.

View Resource Wyndham Mortimer Oral History

Interview conducted as part of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles.

View Resource Alexander Nelson Oral History Interview

Topics include his grandparents coming from Norway; moving first to Hancock and then to Calumet, Mich.; different ethnic groups; the 1913 strike; the Italian Hall disaster; the YMCA; Fourth of July; sports; Prohibition; gambling; the board of trade in Houghton, Mich.; Finns, Italians, Mexicans, and Germans in Copper Country; his restaurant and bar business (1920s-1940s); the Depression;...

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