Joseph Basso Papers
A member of the Detroit and Wayne County Federation of Labor, and later the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Joseph Basso founded the City and County Public Service Employees Association, which later became the Public Employees Union. Active in community affairs and Democratic politics, Mr. Basso conducted campaigns for Frank Murphy and George Murphy, and also worked in civil defense during World Ward II. His papers reflect his involvement in the careers of Frank and George Murphy, his interest in post WW II foreign affairs, and his work as a member of Detroit and Wayne County Federation of Labor and the AFL-CIO.
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