Bob Johnson Papers
Bob Johnson served Michigan’s AFSCME organizations in various roles throughout his life. In his early career, he helped Local 1182 organize and negotiate to win their first contract. Metropolitan Council 23 in Detroit elected him president soon thereafter. Johnson succeeded in his campaign to become President of Michigan’s powerful AFSCME District Council 25 in 1978. In 1980, he was elected an International Vice President of the union to represent workers in the state of Michigan. Johnson died in 1982.
These papers, collected by Bob Johnson and his family, document Johnson’s roles in AFSCME. Materials include correspondence, biographical material, publications, and news clippings highlighting Johnson’s achievements as a leader in AFSCME. The collection also includes photographs of Johnson at AFSCME events and contract signings.
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