This collection documents the professional and personal activites of Joe Uehlein from 1974 to 2017. Uehlein is a former director of the AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Campaigns, former Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (IUD), and a founder of the Labor Heritage Foundation (LHF). The materials reflect Uehlein's passion for the arts as relating to labor and his dedication to labor organization and campaigns.
Union labels are used to mark products that are union-made and indicate which union manufactured the product. This collection is composed primarily of photographic facsimiles of official union labels and logos of the AFL, CIO, AFL-CIO and many of the federations' affiliated unions. Some folders include textual material that provides anecdotal or historical information about a union label or logo.
This collection includes an incomplete run (circa 1960s and 1970s) of the English-language edition of El Malcriado, a newspaper published by the United Farm Workers. The collection also contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings and two publications regarding agricultural labor issues.