Labor Matters: A Tribute to Auto Workers
The Automobile The Factory The Workers The Union Patriotism Democracy Teamwork Progress


MuralLabor Matters muralist is Bruce Adams. Bruce Adams is a Buffalo native. Trained in art education at Buffalo State College, he bridges the teaching and art worlds as a painter, installation artist, and art teacher.

Univted Auto Workers logoLabor Matters co-sponsorUnited Auto Workers Region 9, is one of eleven UAW regions in the U.S.  Headquartered in Western New York, Region 9 respresents 125,000 members.

Cornell University ILR logos Writers for Labor Matters are Lou Jean Fleron and Reggie Grogan. Lou Jean Fleron is Director of the Institute for Industry Studies at Cornell University ILR.  Reggie Grogan is an Extension Associate at Cornell University ILR in the Great Lakes Region. A co-sponsor of Labor Matters, the Institute is internationally recognized team of educators and researchers unleashing the power of knowledge-driven change through industry education. 716-852-4191.

The Labor Matters web site was designed and built by ILR Web Studios at the ILR School at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. KODIAK Technology, developed by the group was used. 607-255-7375 or

Sassy Design Group LogoBrochure design courtesy of Sassy Design Group. The group''s mission is to create images that elevate the position of their clients through effective design. Sherry Sutton, 716-878-3907

Miken Companies, Inc. logoBrochure printing courtesy of Miken Companies, Inc. Miken offers one-stop quality printing and finishing, including foil stamping, embossing, diecutting, film and u.v. laminations, plus labels, cartons and more. Dawn Celano, 716-668-6311

Pierce-Arrow Buffalo Tansporation Museum logoBuffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Muesum
As the exibit location of the mural from May to October 2003, the 20,000 sq. ft. museum is devoted to Buffalo’s transportation history, featuring bicycles, motorcycles and cars manufactured by distinguished auto makers of WNY, including the Pierce-Arrow and Thomas Flyer. Jim Sandoro, 716-853-0084


Tom Wolf Photography logo Brochure and web photography courtesy of Tom Wolf Imaging. Tom''s most compelling work is a result of his preference to photograph ''things-only-as-they-are."  His images are reflections of the spontaneous moments he has observed in life, at work, and while traveling the world. Tom Wolf, 716-886-0742

Univted Auto Workers logoBrushed aluminum mural frame made by UAW Local 897 and the Ford Motor Company Buffalo Stamping Plant, one of the most modern, productive stamping operations in North America through the continuous cooperation between UAW Local 897 and Ford Motor Company. UAW Local President, Charles Gangarossa, Ford Buffalo Stamping Plant Manager, Andy Herbert.

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