Repository: Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library
Title: William J. McEntee Oral History
Interviewee: McEntee, William J., 1903-
Description: William J. McEntee began his career as a union activist in 1924 after getting a job with the city of Philadelphia as a street cleaner. The street cleaners first organized under the Teamsters. The affiliation did not last and the cleaners were briefly organized under the city. The new city run union soon ran into problems, and after striking the union joined the State, County and Municipal Employees under the AF of L and became Local 222. McEntee discusses his position at Local 222 as a Business Agent and later as President of District Council 3. He discusses the rate of growth of the Council in the 1940ís. McEntee recalls his relationship and experiences working with International President Arnold Zander and the highlights of his experiences with the Council and the Union. McEntee retired in 1968, he shares his union involvement and life after retirement.
Subject 1: Local 222
Subject 2: District Council 3
Subject 3: Labor unions-organizing
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: Philadelphia, PA; 1924-1968
Resource Type: Text
Language: English
Permissions & Copyright: Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affair
Access Rights: No restrictions
Date Recorded: 1976-06-13
Release Flag: OK for Viewing
Transcript Format: Paper
Interviewer: Mason, Philip P.
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 0003
Date Of Record Creation: 1969-12-31 19:00:00 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 1969-12-31 19:00:00
Date Record Checked: 2007-07-21 (W3C-DTF)
Repository address: 5401 Cass Ave
Date Last Modified: 2009-09-28 14:10:24 (W3C-DTF)
Repository city: Detroit
Repository state: Michigan
Repository URL: (URI)
Contact Name: Russ, Johanna
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