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Reminiscences of Moe Foner : oral history, 1986.

Creator: Foner, Moe, 1915-
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 836 leaves. Tape 25 cassettes.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Labor union organizer.

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; family background; Brooklyn College B.A., 1936; first job at Gimbel's, 1930; full-time position at City College's Registrar's Office, 1936; involvement with Young Communist League in Boro Park; active involvement in College Teacher's Union; anti-fascist association in mid-1930s; Nazi-Soviet Pact; formed the band, "Suspended Swing," 1941; joined the staff of Local 1250, 1947; a member of 1199 in 1952 until retirement in 1982; National Convention, 1957; first experience in film-making, The 1199 Story, 1957; "Harvest of Shame;" Montefiore, 1958; the hospital legislation; march on Washington, D.C., 1963; Beth-El Strike; Bronxville Strike, April, 1965; AFL-CIO Convention, 1967; First National Labor Conference against the war, Chicago, 1968; Charleston Strike, 1969; Executive of Bread and Roses since 1978; Executive Secretary of National Hospitals' Union, 1982-1983; worked for the Local 342 in January, 1983; mergers of the unions, April, 1983; Dorris Turner Campaign, 1984; the hospital unions' strike on eve of the Democratic Party Convention, 1984.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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