Materials related to CIO (Congress of
Industrial Organizations) organizing activities in the 1930s and 1940s in the
Los Angeles area, with a focus on the American Communications Association-CIO
attempt to organize the Los Angeles Western Union Workers (1944-1945). There is
also one folder of material on the Wesley Robert Wells Case.
Shevy Healey, then Shevy Wallace, served as an International
Representative during the American Communications Association-CIO (Congress of
Industrial Organizations) campaign to organize the Western Union Workers in the
mid-1940s. This campaign ended in 1945 when the CIO lost the NLRB (National
Labor Relations Board) election to determine which union would represent the
company to the AFof L (American Federation of Labor) sponsored union. She also
collected flyers and other materials relating to other CIO organizing
activities in the Los Angeles area from the late thirties to the early 1950s.
Healey served as a Communist Party spokesman and ran for Los Angeles County Tax
Assessor in the mid-1960s. She later earned a Ph.D. and lived in Idylwild,
California in 1989.
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