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Born: Walter Philip ReutherSeptember 1, 1907Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
Spouse(s): May Wolf (m. 1936)
Children: Linda, Elisabeth
Occupation: Labor leader
Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom (Posthumous; 1995), Weizmann Award, Eugene V. Debs Award, Labor Hall of Honor, Automotive Hall of Fame
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Walter Philip Reuther was an American leader of organized labor and civil rights activist who built the United Automobile Workers (UAW) into one of the most progressive labor unions in American history. He saw labor movements not as narrow special interest groups but as instruments to advance social justice and human rights in democratic societies. He levera…
Walter Reuther, in full Walter Philip Reuther, (born September 1, 1907, Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.—died May 9, 1970, Pellston, Michigan), American labour leader who was president of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) and of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and was active in national and international affairs.
Walter Reuther was president of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) from 1946 until his death in 1970. Under his leadership, the UAW grew to more than 1.5 million members, becoming one of the largest unions in the United States.
Walter Reuther is often remembered as the most accomplished leader in the history of the American labor movement. A man of character, resolve and boundless energy, he sought to level the playing field for American workers. Through his efforts, millions of working families continue to enjoy a more secure future.
Walter Reuther on the cover of Time On a deeper level, the Treaty of Detroit was a major retreat by labor. “GM may have paid a billion for …
Walter Reuther was an American labour leader who built the United Automobile Workers (UAW) into a successful and progressive union, which campaigned not just for higher pay, but also on civil rights, women’s rights, environmental concerns and a worldwide democratic trade union movement.
Walter Reuther was the visionary president of the UAW who led the union through some of its toughest battles, greatest victories, and largest expansions. Throughout his career, he was renowned as a powerful public speaker. Some of his best quotes are collected here on uaw.org:
Reuther, who was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century, is considered a founding father of the great American middle class. And with good reason. In 1927, Reuther joined Detroit’s booming automobile industry by landing a job at Ford Motor Company, eventually becoming a die leader.
Labor leader Walter Reuther and five others died when a chartered Lear jet made a dangerously low approach during an attempted landing in bad weather at the Pellston Regional Airport on the night of May 9, 1970. The airplane clipped some trees a couple of miles from the runway and crashed.
Walter P. Reuther Psychiatric Hospital provides treatment, care and services to adults with severe mental illness. Named for a strong advocate of workers’ rights and the Civil Rights Movement, the hospital first opened in 1979.
Taking its name from Walter Reuther, who served as UAW president from the late 1940s until his death in 1970, Reutherism is an ideology that blends, as Reuther biographer Nelson Lichtenstein put it, “the tactical approach of traditional business unionism with the political economy of liberal Keynesianism and the social vision of Western European social democracy.”
Walter Reuther is known as the man who gave birth to the UAW, helped create the middle class and fought for civil rights.
Walter Reuther’s World War II innovations, however, most dramatically exemplify his leadership. His defense-readiness plan was extremely effective, and could serve as a model for dealing with today’s coronavirus. And most significantly, in June 1945 he filed a brief with all war-production agencies recommending that in postwar, “Increased ...
Besides leaving behind a freeway named after him, Reuther is a modern Father of the Radical Left, and has left behind a legacy of Union corruption, crooked …
Reuther was born on 1 September 1907, in Wheeling, West Virginia, one of four sons of labor official Valentine Reuther and his wife, Anna. At age 15 Reuther went to work at the Wheeling Steel Corporation, serving as an apprentice tool and die maker.
Walter Reuther (1907 - 1970) was an American labor union leader, who made the United Automobile Workers (the UAW) a major force for liberalism and high wages not only in the auto industry but also in the Democratic Party in the mid 20th century. At first a fellow traveller who worked closely with the Communists in the mid 1930s, he became a leading liberal and supporter of the New Deal …
1944 Hell-Bent for Election (Short) (vice president: UAW-CIO - as Walter P. Reuther)
Walter Reuther, the son of a trade unionand socialistactivist, was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on 1st September, 1907. At sixteen he became an apprentice tool and die maker and three years later moved to Detroit. In 1929 Reuther enrolled at Detroit City College to study law.
Walter P. Reuther, the man who eventually became the firebrand leader of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on September 1, 1907. Reuther was a first-generation German-American and learned socialist ideals and union politics from his father.Arriving in Detroit in 1927, Reuther became a skilled tool and die maker.
Walter Reuther, the most imaginative and powerful trade union leader of the past half-century, confronted the same problems facing millions of working Americans today: how to use the spectacular productivity of our economy to sustain and improve the standard of living and security of ordinary Americans.
Walter P. Reuther was one of America’s great labor leaders. He was also living proof that one person can make a difference. Reuther was president of the United Automobile Workers union (UAW) between 1946 and 1970.
The same year that Chavez established his farm labor organization, Walter Reuther, a former Wayne State University student, designated Wayne State University’s archives in Detroit, Michigan, to be the official repository for the UAW’s historical records. At the time, the archives was located in the basement of WSU’s main library.
Walter Reuther, left, and Richard Frankensteen, after being beaten bloody by Ford Motor Company's anti-union thugs at the "Battle of the Overpass," an incident depicted in the new documentary Brothers on the Line.
An influential figure in American labor relations, Walter Reuther (1907-1970) was the president of the United Automotive Workers (UAW) from 1946 until his death in 1970. His tenure represents the automotive unions at their strongest.
Biography: Walter Reuther Born in Wheeling on September 1, 1907, fittingly just one day before Labor Day, Walter P. Reuther (1907-1970), became one of the most innovative, influential and charismatic labor leaders of the 20 th Century.
Walter Philip Reuther (September 1, 1907 – May 9, 1970) was an American leader of organized labor and civil rights activist who built the United Auto Workers (UAW) into one of the most progressive labor unions in American history. He was the husband of May Reuther, and the brother of Victor G. Reuther and Roy L. Reuther.
Walter Reuther (1 September 1907-9 May 1970) was an American labor union leader who served as President of the CIO from 1952 to 1955, succeeding Philip Murray and preceding George Meany.. Biography. Walter Reuther was born in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1907, and he left school at 16 to become an apprentice, but was dismissed for protesting against Sunday work.
Walter Reuther By Don Marsh. Detroit - It is altogether appropriate that Walter Reuther is entering a new year engaged in a controversy. He is a controversial figure. "The name Reuther attracts lightning like a Franklin rod," observed author William Manchester.
Coming full circle, Linda Ann Reuther passed away at Zen Hospice of San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2013, at the age of 71. She was surrounded by sunflowers, love and she had a smile on her face.She was bo
UAW Leader. Walter Philip Reuther’s father was a beer wagon driver and Socialist union organizer, who would facilitate debates for his sons, training them to think about social issues of the day such as yellow journalism, child labor, women's suffrage, and civil rights. He dropped out of high school and worked in a...
Walter Reuther, president since 1946 of the powerful and strategically placed CIO United Automobile Workers, is generally regarded as the most “up-and-coming” of the new generation of labor leaders who began their rise with the CIO. Of all who rose to prominence and leadership in the UAW’s early days – including some of not ...
The struggles of Walter Reuther's life should cause us to give more than cursory attention to the questionable circumstances of his death. Here are some things to consider: First, as president of the largest union in the country, Reuther had the resources for advancing his causes on the national scene as did few others. He was an ...
Walter Reuther was born on September 1, 1907, in Wheeling, West Virginia. His father was a socialist brewery worker from Germany. His father was a socialist brewery worker from Germany. Reuther, a high school student, received an early indoctrination into the Socialist Party when he visited party leader Eugene V. Debs , in prison for protesting ...
Supported by The Walter and May Reuther Memorial Fund Previously published by Basic Books as The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor''Management has no divine rights.''--Walter Reuther ''A splendid biography of America's most creative and commanding labor leader with an illuminating diagnosis of the .....
“We will not solve education or housing or public accommodations, as long as millions of Negroes are treated as second-class economic citizens and denied jobs,” declared Walter Reuther, the ...
“Walter Reuther was one of the greatest role models for all union members. I love educating people that ask about the namesake. The staff at the hospital asked if I was a history teacher when I told them of all the great things he accomplished. I feel like our country would be a better place if more people knew his history.”
“Walter Reuther was an extraordinarily effective advocate of labor's interest. His toughminded dedication, his sense of social concern, his …
Walter Reuther The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit Awards and Recognition: 1996 Notable Book of the Year from the *New York Times*. Recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Award; Distinguished Honorable Mention from the Sydney Hillman Foundation.
History. The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs was established at Wayne State University in 1960 to collect and preserve original documents related to the American labor movement. The library is named for early United Auto Workers organizer and president Walter Reuther.For over thirty years, the library's collections grew under the leadership of director Philip …
The documentary “Brothers on the Line,” tells how Victor Reuther and his brothers Walter and Roy built the United Auto Workers into the nation’s most powerful union.
The Reuther Library frequently displays exhibits, using its collections to tell stories. When a new exhibit opens, the Reuther celebrates its staff's hard work with a reception, inviting interested parties to view the new exhibit and participate in history's narrative.
Walter Reuther and Martin Luther King Jr. at the UAW 25th anniversary celebration, where King was the speaker of honor. Courtesy of Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. View Slideshow 4 of 5. UAW anti-discrimination policy.
Walter Reuther was committed to working people and fought tirelessly throughout his lifetime to improve the rights and compensation of working class Americans both at the bargaining table and in the halls of Congress. Walter Reuther was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on September 01, 1907, the second of five children.
In November 1956 Walter Reuther spoke to a group of educators and told a version of the episode with a variant dialog. Although the phrasing was different the overall import was the same. The details for this citation were given earlier in this article. The collected papers containing this speech were published in 1961 [WRNE].
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Walter Reuther Killed in Jet Crash UAW Loses Chief Bargainer In Death of Wheeling Native By Frederick Gray Associated Press Writer. Pellston, Mich. (AP) - Walter P. Reuther, leader of 1.6 million United Auto Workers and a giant of American labor, and his wife and four other persons died Saturday night when their chartered jet aircraft crashed and burned.
Fifty years ago today, UAW president Walter P. Reuther, his wife and four others died in a mysterious plane crash while on their way to a union recreation and …
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