Usery, W. J., 1923-

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W.J. Usery (1923- ), machinist, union official, Assistant Secretary and Secretary of Labor, federal and private mediator, born in Hardwick, Georgia.

From the description of W.J. Usery papers, 1940, 1952-1985. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38477540

W.J. Usery, Jr. (1923- ), machinist, union official, Assistant Secretary and Secretary of Labor, federal and private mediator, born in Hardwick, Georgia.

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 16 [Tape 07]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50771005

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 27 [Tape 20]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50784959

From the description of W.J. Usery Jr., oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Feb. 25 [tape 02]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50759096

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, July 28 [Tape 10]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50785792

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 27 [Tape 19]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50785051

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 27 [Tape 18]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50785036

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Feb. 25 [tape 03]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50770293

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, July 28 [Tape 12]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50771083

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 26 [Tape 17]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50784995

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1990, Mar. 15 [Tape 21]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50785825

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, July 29 [Tape 13]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50777640

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, July 29 [Tape 14]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50777699

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987,Aug. 26 [Tape 15]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50777765

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 18 [Tape 11]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50771048

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 16 [Tape 05]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50770924

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 16 [Tape 06]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50770971

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Feb. 24 [Tape 01]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50785854

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 26 [Tape 16]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50777797

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 18 [Tape 09]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50771032

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 26 [Tape 22]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50785878

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 18 [Tape 08]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50790714

W.J. Usery (1923- ) was born in Hardwick, Georgia. He was a machinist, union official, Assistant Secretary and Secretary of Labor, Director of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and federal and private mediator.

From the description of Oral history transcripts and materials. 1967-1986. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 51047678

W.J. Usery, Jr. (1923- ), machinist, union official, Assistant Secretary and Secretary of Labor, federal and private mediator, born in Hardwick, Georgia.

Usery's grandfather's blacksmith shop afforded training in metal work and shop functioning, plus incidental observation of his elder's disciplinary style. Usery's attendence at the National Youth Administration's program is highlighted. Hardwick's social system with its treatment of African-Americans and Jews is discussed, plus the differences between Democrats and Republicans. Local politics are discussed at length, with an emphasis on the sheriff's post as the most important office, plus the theme of lack of job protection for state employees. Southern stagnation and the South's labor problems are also discussed.

From the description of W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Feb. 25 [tape 04]. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 50770902

W.J. Usery (1923- ), machinist, union official, Assistant Secretary and Secretary of Labor, federal and private mediator, born in Hardwick, Georgia.

W.J. Usery joined the International Association of Machinists (IAM), Local 918, then Local 8 as a founding member in Macon, Georgia during 1952. From 1954-1956, he served as IAM's special representative at Cape Canaveral and from 1956-1969, he served as IAM Grand Lodge Representative.

From the description of International Association of Machinists records, 1940, 1952-1969. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38477542

W.J. Usery (1923- ), machinist, union official, Assistant Secretary and Secretary of Labor, federal and private mediator, born in Hardwick, Georgia.

Usery was appointed by President Nixon as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Labor-Management relations from 1969 until 1973 when he was appointed as Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. President Ford then appointed Usery Secretary of Labor, a post he held until 1977.

From the description of U.S. Government service files, 1969-1977. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38477544

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creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery Jr., oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Feb. 25 [tape 02]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 26 [Tape 22]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987,Aug. 26 [Tape 15]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 27 [Tape 18]. Georgia State University
referencedIn Papers, 1941-1995 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Feb. 25 [tape 03]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. U.S. Government service files, 1969-1977. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. Oral history transcripts and materials. 1967-1986. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 16 [Tape 05]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 16 [Tape 06]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery papers, 1940, 1952-1985. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, July 28 [Tape 12]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 26 [Tape 17]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 18 [Tape 11]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 18 [Tape 08]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Feb. 24 [Tape 01]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 27 [Tape 20]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, July 29 [Tape 14]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Feb. 25 [tape 04]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. International Association of Machinists records, 1940, 1952-1969. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1990, Mar. 15 [Tape 21]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, July 28 [Tape 10]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 26 [Tape 16]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, July 29 [Tape 13]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 16 [Tape 07]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Aug. 27 [Tape 19]. Georgia State University
creatorOf Usery, W. J., 1923-. W.J. Usery, Jr. oral history collection [sound recording] 1987, Mar. 18 [Tape 09]. Georgia State University
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Subject
Labor unions--Aerospace industry employees
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives
Labor unions
Eastern Air Lines, inc., Strike, 1989-1991
Negotiation
Aircraft industry
Sheriff
Labor leaders
Presidents--Staff
African American labor union members--History--20th century
Families
Collective bargaining--Aeronautics
Labor unions--Government employees
Labor--Political activity
Coal Mine Accidents
Aerospace industries
Industrial relations
Agricultural laborers
Industrial safety
Psychiatric hospitals
Aerospace industries--Employees--Labor unions
Education
Shipbuilding industry
Social change
Family life
Mediation and conciliation--Industrial
Arbitrators, Industrial--Interviews
Labor movement
Labor policy
Labor movement--Public opinion
Strikes and lockouts--Railroads
Machinists
Shipyards
Labor
Labor disputes
Machinists--Labor unions
Labor bureaus
Racism
Machinists--Labor unions--Organizing
Labor unions--Political activity
Industrial hygiene
Collective bargaining
Strikes and lockouts--Airlines
Presidents--Election--1976
Arbitration, Industrial
African Americans--Employment
Collective bargaining--Government employees
Labor unions--Jurisdictional disputes
Women--Social conditions
Aircraft industry--Employees
Occupation
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