International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Found in 399 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The UAW signed its first contract with Ford Motor Company in 1941 after years of confrontation between labor and management. They achieved many gains for Ford employees, including a pension plan, health care benefits, workplace health and safety protection, skilled trades recognition, a shortened work week, more paid days off, supplemental unemployment benefits, and a guaranteed annual income credit. Their records document department affairs under the leadership of Richard Leonard and Ken...
Dates: 1941 - 1981
Abstract The UAW GM Department was established in 1938 to handle contract and strike negotiations, grievances, pension and retirement programs, membership and union shop drives and local demands of GM workers. Their records document these activities and include material on the Fisher Body Division and UAW Local 659 in particular.
Dates: 1938 - 1984
Abstract Throughout his time at the UAW Health and Safety Department, Dr. Michael Silverstein conducted worksite inspections to assist local unions in identifying and controlling workplace chemical and physical hazards and was active in the collective bargaining efforts for safety and health improvements. Silverstein was also integral in the development of many health and safety programs, which included training for local union representatives. In addition, Dr. Silverstein conducted scientific...
Dates: 1976 - 1990
Abstract Subjects include: occupational safety and health in the auto industry; UAW bargaining on health and safety issues; workplace chemical hazards; reproductive health hazards; OSHA formaldehyde, lead, lockout/tagout, confined space entry standards; gray iron foundry mortality studies; General Motors Occupational Health Advisory Board; Franklin Mirer; UAW Locals 326, 412, 455, 550, 1200
Dates: 1946 - 2003
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 1
Abstract Contains: UAW IPS Leadership Conference program
Abstract Herman Rebhan became director of the United Auto Workers International Affairs Department when Victor Reuther retired from that post in 1972. The records reflect the activities of the department with international politics and labor and related government and private agencies during Mr. Rebhan's tenure. Subjects include: Arab-Israeli conflict; Asian politics and government; international human rights issues; labor movement in India, Japan, Israel, Poland and the Soviet Union; International...
Dates: 1965 - 1980
Abstract The United Auto Worker International Affairs Department was created in 1955 with Victor Reuther as its director. Herman Rebhan served as his assistant from 1969-1972. Their records reflect the activities of the department during the years which they worked together. It also documents the operation of the Social, Technical, and Education Programs (STEP), a division of the department created in 1966, until it was elevated to departmental status in 1973. Subjects include: Agency for International...
Dates: 1968 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1971
Abstract The International Affairs Department of the United Auto Workers coordinated the activity of its workers with free trade unions around the world. The department was directed by Victor Reuther from 1957-1972. Lewis Carliner was his assistant for most of that time. Their records reflect the activities of the department after it ceased to be a part of the Washington Office and became its own independent agency. Subjects include: Agency for International Development; IMF; International Confederation...
Dates: 1962 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1964
Abstract Created in 1955, the United Auto Workers International Affairs Department coordinated the activity of the UAW with free trade unions around the world. Victor Reuther was its first director and Lewis Carliner became his assistant in 1958. Their records reflect the activities of the department while it was under the auspices of the Washington Office. Subjects include: Agency for International Development; International Coalition of Free Trade Unionists; UAW relations with the AFL-CIO.
Dates: 1955 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1962
Abstract Contains: minutes, attachments, transcripts of proceedings.
Dates: 1938 - 1983
Abstract Between 1985 and 1998, the United Auto Workers and the Walter P. Reuther Library cooperated in a project to document the careers of members of the UAW International Executive Board and important events in the history of the union. Collection consists of audio recordings, some video recordings, transcripts for 18 interviews, and a metal die of the UAW logo created for printing the transcripts. Past and current IEB members discuss their backgrounds; entry into the labor movement; early careers;...
Dates: 1985-04-30 - 1997-07-28
Abstract Reports, UAW materials, posters, and memorabilia form the bulk of Mr. DiGaetano's papers. There are copies of Economic Outlook (1943-50); Ammunition (political supplements from the 1940s); Labor's Monthly Survey (1947-52); and Striking Workers Local 7 Bulletins and circulars from the Chrysler plants (1948-50). Mr. DiGaetano, a long-time union man, has also donated chief stewards' grievance books; various agreements and constitutions; a collection of union pins, neckties, and hats; and a few IWW...
Dates: 1930 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1960
Abstract The records of UAW Local 12 were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April of 1990 by President Danny Wilson and opened for research in November of 2004. UAW Local 12 evolved out of Federal Labor Union 18384, chartered in 1933 to represent workers at Willys-Overland, Auto-Lite and other auto suppliers in the Toledo area. Richard Gosser, who rose from the ranks at Willys-Overland to become the amalgamated local's president in 1938, founded its summer camp in Onsted, Michigan in...
Dates: 1949 - 1985
Abstract Local 32 represents employees of the White Motor Company in Cleveland, Ohio. The charter meeting was held on August 25, 1933 when it became Federal Labor Union 18463 affiliated with the AFL. The local played an early and important role in the establishment of an international union in the automobile industry. In September, 1935 formal application was made for charter affiliation with the International Union of United Automobile Workers of America. Subjects include: White Motor Co. (Cleveland)
Dates: 1933 - 1968
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 57 began as an American Federation of Labor local and servicing the Fort Wayne Works of International Harvester Company in Fort Wayne, IN. The local received recognition as sole bargaining agent for employees in 1940 after a long struggle with management, the company union, and an independent union. Their records reflect these activities as well as the general operations of the local.
Dates: 1933 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1982
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 3