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In Memoriam: John Sweeney (1934-2021)

(32616) Newspaper strike picket line

Former SEIU President John Sweeney passed away Monday, February 1, 2021 at the age of 86. Sweeney was well known for his union work, both as former president of the AFL-CIO (1995-2009) and as former president of the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) (1980-1995). His history with SEIU spanned four decades; he began as a member of then BSEIU Local 32B in 1960 and would go on to serve that same local as vice president and president in the mid to late 1970s.  read more »

ArchivesSpace@Wayne Discovery Tool Launch

The Walter P. Reuther Library is pleased to announce the beta launch of Wayne State Library System’s ArchivesSpace Public User Interface. Patrons can explore finding aids from the Reuther and Library Special Collections through ArchivesSpace@Wayne.

Current finding aids on the Reuther’s website will remain in place until beta testing is complete.  read more »

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