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July 14, 1989 - Image 76

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-07-14

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LIFESTYLES

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Summer of '89

BACKYARD
BAR-B-Q BASH

PROFILE

WEDNESDAY,
JULY 19
7:00 p.m.

Sheldon Friedman: UAW Researcher

CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ

Local Columnist

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NAME: Sheldon Friedman
AGE: 40
OCCUPATION: Director of Research,

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United Auto Workers (UAW) (Directs
professional staff responsible for
economic analysis in support of UAW
collective bargaining, organizing and
political action programs)

RESIDENCE: Southfield
FAMILY: He is married to Marjorie

Lifsen, a clinical social worker. His
mother, Tillie Friedman, resides in the
Detroit area.

EDUCATION: A Bachelor of Science
degree from the Massachusetts Institute
of Thchnology (MIT). He is a Ph.D.
degree candidate at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology

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FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1989

BACKGROUND: Sheldon Friedman was
born in Fall River, Mass. His father,
Nat, was an industrial engineer, who
worked in the garment industry. His
family lived in North Carolina and
Virginia. He spent many years growing
up in Lynchburg, Va., where he was
graduated from high school.
At an early age he was fascinated
with factories. He would go on monthly
factory tours with his father's
engineering association. "I found that
fascinating, when I saw things being
created;' said Friedman.
'When Friedman entered MIT, he
was attracted to economics. "I saw that
as a field where I could have both
stimulating and challenging work and
apply it to something that matters in
people's lives." He describes his work
and interest in labor as a crossroads
between social work and science.
After receiving his undergraduate
degree from MIT in 1970, he began
working on his Ph.D. degree in
economics. Three years later Friedman
also was an instructor of economics at
Tufts University. In 1974, he was on the

FAVORITE BOOK: The Other America by
Michael Harrington and The World of
Our Fathers by Irving Howe. For light
reading, he enjoys authors Robert
Ludlum and Elmore Leonard.

HOBBIES: "I'm a workaholic but I enjoy
reading, travel and the theater."

LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: He was
recently guest of the New Zealand
government and a keynote speaker at a
seminar on its proposed "social
compact" between business and the
government.

PHILOSOPHY: "To quote Hillel 'If I'm not

He describes his work as a
crossroads between social
work and science.

research staff at the Center for Policy
Alternatives at MIT, where he became
interested in health and safety in the
workplace.
While working on his Ph.D. degree,
a position became available with the
UAW in 1975, and he was hired as a
research associate. Since 1981, he has
held the position of research director.
His doctoral course work is complete,
but he still has to finish the
dissertation.
In addition to providing economic
analysis to the UAW staff, Friedman
has published many articles in economic
journals including the Harvard Business
Review. In 1988, he was a delegate to
the International Labor Organization
Metal Trades Committee in Geneva and
was a guest speaker at the 25th
International Labor Seminar invited by
the metalworking unions of Japan.
Governor James Blanchard appointed
him to the Great Lakes Governors
Economic Development Commission.
Friedman enjoys working behind the
scenes for the laborers and is supportive
of their cause: "Working people are
unsung heroes because our standard of
living depends on the work that they
do."

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