Archive for the ‘Labor’ category

Wobblies (IWW)

March 19, 2008

INDUSTRICAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD (WOBBLIES)

Printed:  Gambs, John S.  THE DECLINE OF THE I. W. W.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 1932.  Fair Biblio.

Saginaw Valley Strike

February 26, 2008

LABOR – SAGINAW VALLEY STRIKE, ETC.

G7

B1

F22                 -Finnish Labor Strike, 1906

F33                 -Benton Harbor Socialist Party

 

G9

B35                 -Saginaw Valley Strike

 

GII

B485               -Transmittal of report in G9 B35.

 

RG 59-14            -RECORDS OF THE MICHIGAN MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT

See entry 140, p. 425, Minutes of State Military Board; entry 180, press copy of ALS from Wm. Richardson to Gen. W.H. Withington, January 16, 1900, reporting various calls to service; entry 224, ALS to Chas. S. Brown, Col. Commanding 3rd Reg., M.S.T., from Albert Trask, Capt. 3rd Reg. Headquarters.  Co. D, 3rd Regiment at Saginaw, May 6, 1886. 

Labor Issues

June 12, 2007

EVENTS RELATING TO LABOR

 

Source:  UAW – Detroit                                    Solidarity House

                                                               8000 East Jefferson Ave.

                                                               Detroit, Michigan 48214

                                                               Carroll M. Hutton

                                                               Director of Education

 

1.         Dearborn         – Battle of the Overpass, 1937

2.         Flint – Sit-down Strike, Battle of Bulls Run

3.         Detroit – First sit-down strike in Michigan (Midland Steel Co.)

4.         Detroit – Cadillac Square – site of historic labor rallies

5.         Detroit – Organization of Detroit Mechanics Society, 1818

6.         Saginaw Region – Site of famous lumber strike in 1885 (“Ten hours of no sawdust” strike)

7.         Calumet-Copper Country – Famous copper strike in 1913.  Italian Hall disaster in which 73 women and children were trampled to death. 

8.         Lansing – Passage of Worker’s Compensation Act in 1912, which placed Michigan among leaders in adopting this reform.

9.         Lansing – Adoption of Australian Ballot in Michigan, 1889-1891

10.         Lansing – Adoption of 10-hour day in Michigan, 1880

11.         Saginaw – Cigar Makers Union introduced in Michigan, 1864

12.         Saginaw – Machinist & Blacksmiths organize Michigan branches, 1849

13.         Dearborn – Ford Motor Company recognizes UAW – Milestone in modern labor history, 1941

14.         Dearborn – Printers’ Union established in Michigan, 1848 and “served as a model for other groups in the state.”

15.         Detroit – Detroit printers’ strike, 1839 and their publication, The Rat Gazette.

16.         Detroit – Home of Richard Trevellick, famous labor leader who founded the Detroit Trade Assembly, the first central labor body in Michigan, and leader of 8-hour-a-day movement in Michigan.

17.         Detroit – Union workers held first parade in Detroit, July 4, 1865.

18.         Marshall – Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers organized, 1863.  William D. Robinson elected first “Grand Chief.”

19.         Ironwood – Iron miners’ strike.

1913 Copper Strike

May 8, 2007

RG 46 Woodbridge N. Ferris Papers: Seeberville Affiar

RG 64-24, Lot 10 (7-21-7) Box 1
Acc. 46 Executive Office
Streeter 6868
Michigan History Magazine.    V.43 (1959), p. 294-314
V.54 (1970), p. 275-292

MINES AND MINING  – COPPER STRIKE, 1906, 1913

See research card – Mines and Mining

BII
B12

Finish complaint against America in Rockland Mine Strike.

GII
B485

Old Militia.  Mobs.  Strikes, etc.  Several folders re to strikes in copper country.

Replies to 110 questions submitted by Mr. Walter B. Palmer, Special Agent of the U.S. Department of Labor to Ahmeek Mining Company, Allouez Mining Company, Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, Cetnenial Copper Mining Company, Isle Royale Copper Co., LaSalle Copper Co., Laurim Mining Company, Osceola Mining Company, Superior Copper Company, Tamarack Mining Company during strike in 1913.  Source of papers unknown, material was delivered to Museum after State Office Building fire.  Uncat. N. 1956.  Material includes replies to inquiries, pictures, and printed reports.

ALS to Philip Mason from William N. Davis, Jr., Historian, California State Archives, datelined November 19, 1956, Sacramento 14, California, reports that neither the California State Archives nor the California State Library in Sacramento contain any Mss on copper strike.

COPPER STRIKE  – 1913

Sullivan, William A. “The 1913 Revolt of the Michigan Copper Miners,” in Michigan History, Vol. 43, No. 2 (September 1959) P 294-314; sketch of, 384.

See Executive Office – Ferris – 5 mss boxes

See also    Vandercook papers at MHC, Ann Arbor
Scrapbooks of Vandercook and some material that Vandercook had sent to Governor Ferris’ son, C. G. Ferris, who planned to write a biography of his father.  Apparently C. G. Ferris deposited material with the Collections.

Vandercook Papers at MSU-Museum, East Lansing
Contain originals of Ferris’ letters to Vandercook; the copies in the Ferris papers are press copies and difficult to read.

Senior Paper (U-M) in process, 1963

Supreme Court Case File
RG 96-174
Box 49 #25905

Civil Rights Commission.

May 8, 2007

Minutes and other administrative records can be found in record groups 87-6, 92-401, 1961-1973.  Record groupa 94-148. covers 1984 – 1992 and are not processed as of 10/15/2004. (Mary Zimmeth)

Michigan Employment Practices Commission, record group 66-82, 1955-1963.

Civil Rights Commission, record group 74-90, 1956-1973.