Ronald D. Glotta Papers

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Box 11 - Folder 4 is closed. Restriction pertains to material that is "filed under seal."
17 linear feet (14 SB, 1 OS)

Ron Glotta is a Detroit lawyer, who specializes in working with workers compensation and social security law. In addition to his active practice of law, Glotta was a member of the Motor City Labor League, a group that supported the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, and other organizing efforts. He is also a long-time member and Board Member of the National Lawyers Guild, Michigan Chapter.

The Ronald D. Glotta Papers comprise primarily materials related to his legal career. The collection contains material related to his legal cases on topics of workers compensation, tenant rights, and prison conditions. The primary cases consist of James Johnson Jr. v. Chrysler Corporation, the Ann Arbor Rent Strike, and Wayne County Jail, though there are others. Outside of legal case files, collection materials include correspondence, documents pertaining to the legal firm Glotta, Adelman, and Dinges, a few speeches given by Glotta, material related to Glotta’s work with the National Lawyer’s Guild - Detroit Chapter, and subject files on topics ranging from 1972 elections to the Law Student Civil Research Council (LSCRRC). The Glotta papers also include a book he wrote in 2007, The Road to Hell is Not Paved with Good Intentions and its corresponding 18 volume commentary.

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