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Douglas A. Fraser Biography

Former President of United Auto Workers (UAW)
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • University Professor of Labor Studies, Wayne State University, 1983
  • Board of Directors, Chrysler, 1980
  • Elected President of UAW, 1977
  • Elected Vice-President of UAW, 1970
  • Elected Board Member-at-Large by UAW convention delegates, then appointed Director of the Chrysler, Skilled Trades, and Technical, Office and Professional Departments, 1962
  • Elected Co-Director of UAW Region 1A, 1959
  • Administrative Assistant to UAW’s President Walter Reuther, 1951
  • Appointed International Representative to the union’s Chrysler Department, 1947
  • Elected President of UAW’s Local 227, 1943
  • College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs at Wayne state University created the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues, at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Nov. 1977
  • Lecturer, Harvard University
  • Lecturer, MIT
  • Lecturer, University of Michigan
  • Affiliated, Commission on the Future of Worker Management Relations
  • Affiliated, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Affiliated, Health Security Action Council
  • Affiliated, Families Foundation USA
  • Affiliated, NAACP
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