Labor International Hall of Fame Induction

Three pioneer labor leaders will be honored with induction into Labor’s International Hall of Fame this spring at ceremonies in Detroit on May 18, 2017.

Sam Fishman, who was director of the UAW Community Action Program and president of the Michigan AFL-CIO; Matilda (Rabinowitz) Robbins, a young organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World who helped lead the 1913 strike by Studebaker workers in Detroit and who campaigned for the IWW among Ford Highland Park workers; and Maida Springer-Kamp, the first African-American woman to represent the U.S. labor movement abroad, are the inductees.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, 200 Walker St., Detroit. Tickets are $30 each. A reception with refreshments begins at 5 p.m. and the induction ceremony will be held at 6 p.m.

For more information and tickets contact Shawn D. Ellis at 313-320-6964 or 


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