Repository: Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library
Title: Joe Ames Oral History
Interviewee: Ames, Joe
Description: The first part of this interview with Joe Ames is not transcribed and begins already in progress. Ames recalls the last years of President Zander and the highlights of those years are discussed. The controversy behind Leo Kramerís book Laborís Paradox is discussed as well as the making of the book and reaction to it after it was published. The union conventions of the 1960ís are discussed in detail along with the elections procedures and the aftermath of the elections. The last part of the interview covers the interest that Zander had in public housing and the unionís interest in those projects.
Subject 1: Arnold Zander
Subject 2: Union conventions
Subject 3: Public housing
Classification: Labor unions -- AFSCME - American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Institutions -- Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library
AFSCME - American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Coverage: New England; 1950's-1973
Resource Type: Text
Language: English
Permissions & Copyright: None
Access Rights: No restrictions
Date Recorded: 1973
Release Flag: OK for Viewing
Transcript Format: Paper
Interviewer: Greenya, John
Collection Name: AFSCME Oral History Project
Collection Description: Oral history interviews with members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Oral History ID: WPR 0001
Date Of Record Creation: 2007-09-24 10:39:46 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2007-09-24 10:39:46
Date Record Checked: 2007-07-21 (W3C-DTF)
Repository address: 5401 Cass Ave
Date Last Modified: 2009-09-28 13:05:29 (W3C-DTF)
Repository city: Detroit
Repository state: Michigan
Repository URL: (URI)
Contact Name: Russ, Johanna
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