Robert Halbeisen Papers

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3.5 linear feet (8 MB)

Correspondence, reports, newsletters, lists, union handbills, expense statements, proposed agreements, songs, anti-union propaganda, minutes, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Halbeisen, who served as a representative of the Textile Workers Organizing Committee in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, during 1937. He was also vice-president of Local 191, United Public Workers (1946-481, and president of Local 52, Government Workers Organizing Committee (1950-56). Organization of textile workers in Michigan (1937); Horner Woolen Mills Strike (1 937); United Public Workers factionalism (1947-48); Schoolcraft Gardens Cooperative Housing Project (1949-50); reorganization of Michigan government (1951); collective bargaining demands to Michigan Civil Service Commission (1952-53); and welfare reform (1953) are covered. Correspondents include Irwin DeShetler, George Edwards, John Hannah, Barney Hopkins, Milton Murray, Jacob Potofsky, Frank Rosenblum, and H. Schneid.

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