Morris Riger Papers

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Morris Riger served as a staff representative of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), as Assistant Regional Director, and later as Regional Director of the Textile Workers Union of America, as Director of Political Education for the American Federation of Labor-CIO, and held various positions in the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Riger was active in the civil rights movement and community affairs, serving in organizations such as the Ohio Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and as president of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Tenants Association.

Mr. Riger’s papers relate to his career with the labor movement and in the Department of Labor, and to a larger degree, his retirement activities as a teacher and community leader, including teaching materials concerning Japanese economy and culture, and the future of trade unions.

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