American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Lodge 176
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Lodge 176 is a local, Detroit-based branch of the national labor union, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The AFGE was founded in 1932 by unions loyal to the American Federation of Labor (AFL). It is composed of a federation of local unions and is led by a National Executive Council. The AFGE became affiliated with the AFL-CIO in 1955.
The AFGE Lodge 176 Records consist of the constitution and bylaws, legal legislation and court cases, financial reports, correspondence, and convention materials of the Lodge 176 branch of the AFGE from 1935 to 1957. Much of the correspondence is between Howard C. Myers, who was the president of the AFGE Lodge 176 during this period, and either James B. Burns, who was the president of the national AFGE, or Frank X. Martel, who was the president of the Detroit and Wayne County Federation of Labor. A large portion of the material concerns the fight for overtime pay and related violations.
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