Horace Sheffield II and the TULC

Horace Sheffield II (1916-1995), pictured here in 1981, was active in the Trade Union Development Council (TULC). He went to work at the Ford River Rouge Plant in 1934 and was active in the successful effort to unionize the Rouge workers in 1941; he went on to become a prominent UAW official.

The TULC was established by black workers as a caucus within the UAW in 1957 to increase the influence of blacks in the union. It is considered by some to have been co-opted by the union, since TULC preferred to work within the UAW. Today it is a force for labor, civil, and human rights, and for positive change in Detroit.



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