Repository: Wayne State University, Walter P. Reuther Library
Title: Dr. Joseph Mire Oral History
Interviewee: Mire, Dr. Joseph
Description: Dr. Joseph Mire was an economist and the first Education and Research Director of the AFSCME from 1943-1955. Dr. Mire was born and raised in Vienna, Austria and was active in the European labor movement. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1941 and taught economics at the School for Workers in Madison, WI. In 1943 Arnold Zander hired Dr. Mire as an economist/educator/researcher for the AFSCME. Dr. Mire compares the European labor movement to the American movement. He discusses the differences in labor education, research services, and political and social involvement in the labor movement. Dr. Mire left the AFSCME in 1955 to become the Director of the National Institute of Labor Education.
Subject 1: Labor education
Subject 2: Labor research
Subject 3: European labor movement
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: Wisconsin; 1943-1955
Resource Type: Text
Language: English
Permissions & Copyright: Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affair
Access Rights: No restrictions
Date Recorded: 1976-06-15
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 0004
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 14:08:19 (W3C-DTF)
Repository city: Detroit
Repository state: Michigan
Repository URL: (URI)
Contact Name: Russ, Johanna
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