International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Found in 399 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract After serving in Baptist churches, Homer Martin went to work in the auto plants of Kansas City, Missouri where he soon became active in the union movement and was appointed a vice-president and later president of the United Auto Workers-American Federation of Labor and president of what became the UAW-Congress of Industrial Organizations. His records cover the years he was vice-president and president of the UAW-AFL.
Dates: 1934 - 1941
Abstract Howard Young began working for the UAW in 1960, as an Actuarial Consultant and later became the Director of the Social Security Department. Later in his UAW career, his main function was as Special Consultant to the President, but he also worked as a member of the Pension Research Council, Director of Social Security, Director of the Research, and Director of Information Systems. He worked for the UAW from 1960-1971 and again from 1974-1987. During that time he worked under four UAW presidents:...
Dates: 1951 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1987
Abstract Leonard Woodcock was named President of the UAW in May 1970, following the death of Walter P. Reuther. He was elected to a full term in April, 1972, and again in 1974. In 1970 as UAW President Woodcock led a 67 day strike against General Motors which resulted in securing the “30 and out” retirement program and restoring full cost of living benefits. In the 1973 negotiations Woodcock secured further benefits for auto workers including dental insurance, restrictions on overtime, improved COLA and...
Dates: 1961 - 1977
Abstract Owen Bieber began his career with the United Auto Workers in Michigan and went on to hold numerous regional and national positions before he was elected the UAW's sixth president in 1983, serving four terms. During his presidency, Canadian auto workers pulled out of the union, American auto companies downsized, and competition from foreign auto companies increased. He is credited with diversifying the UAW by inviting new members from areas outside industrial sectors. As president, Bieber also...
Dates: 1970 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1994
Abstract Minutes of the UAW Executive Board (1940-47). correspondence, clippings, reports, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Thomas during his tenure as president of the UAW (1939-46). and vice-president (1937-39 and 1946-47). He was assistant to Philip Murray from 1947 to 1956, and to George Meany from 1956 to 1964. Subjects of interest in the collection are UAW factionalism, General Motors Strike (1945-46). Allis Chalmers Strike (1947), the UAW war effort, and the organization of the West Coast...
Dates: 1936 - 1964
Abstract The papers of Walter Reuther reflect his career with the UAW from its beginning, although the documentation for the pre‑presidential period is less complete. In addition to UAW material, there are extensive files relating to his work as an officer of the CIO, the AFL‑CIO and the ALA. In addition, there is considerable material relating to international labor organizations, international affairs, other labor unions, organizations of various kinds and his work in the area of public affairs.
Dates: 1933 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1970
Abstract Subjects include: Chrysler and General Motors; Ford organizing; Local 600; FEW; strikes; Michigan politics; Communism; housing; Walter Reuther; steel industry; Taft-Hartley; Michigan labor; Detroit urban affairs; UMWA; HUAC; unemployment; Harry Truman
Dates: 1940 - 1972
Abstract Documents activities of the department including personal files on Harry Bennett, Henry Ford, John L. Lewis, and Homer Martin; working conditions at the Rouge Plant; and efforts to organize Ford workers.
Dates: 1937 - 1941
Abstract Subjects include: United Steelworkers; women workers; auto wage-price policy; 1958 UAW contract negotiations; Kohler strike; UAW conventions; UAW PAC in 1948 election campaigns
Dates: 1940 - 1962
Abstract Since the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) was established as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in August 1935, the union has maintained an office to deal with public relations. At that time, a "Committee on Publication" was formed, which became the "Publication Committee" in April 1936. The Committee subsequently became the "Publicity Department" in August 1936, when the UAW became an independent union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations...
Dates: 1929 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1995
Abstract The records of the UAW Public Relations Department consist of such subjects as, Michigan politics, War Labor Board, the aircraft industry, UAW radio broadcasts and the General Motors strike. In addition, there are correspondence files with Walter Reuther, George Addes and Maurice Sugar.
Dates: 1940 - 1959
Abstract Subjects include: community action programs; working conditions; unemployment
Dates: 1970 - 1980
Abstract The records of the United Auto Workers Radio Department include radio and television program scripts as well as recordings of these programs and other public UAW-related events. Collection includes 1,100 tape recordings (audiovisual materials).
Dates: 1949 - 1964
Abstract The UAW Recreation Department originated as a program of the Education Department which it separated from at the 1939 Convention. Their records reflect the activities of the department in achieving desegregation of the National Bowling Congress, operating camps for Union members' children, encouraging local programs, and managing the Deprived Areas Recreation Team (DART).
Dates: 1944 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1970
Abstract Region 1-D of the United Auto Workers consists of the western and northern counties of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula. Major manufacturing areas included are Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Bay City, Muskegon and Kalamazoo.
Dates: 1940 - 1959
Abstract Region 1A was formed in 1942 and included the west side of Detroit, as well as Monroe, Washtenaw and a portion of Oakland County. Some of the material in this collection also relates to Region 1, which covered the east side of Detroit and the remainder of Oakland County. These two regions, during the period covered by this collection, had more members than any other UAW region and were administered by two co-directors. Later they were each divided into two separate regions.
Dates: 1946 - 1961
Abstract The Sixteenth Annual Region 1B Leadership Institute, held at the UAW Family Education Center at Black Lake, emphasized a participating membership to mobilize collective action in the shops, offices, and community. The topic was "You and Your Standard of Living: Bargaining and Balloting." Records of the Institute document the week-long summer program.
Abstract United Auto Workers Region 1B represents locals in the southeastern and thumb areas of Michigan. This includes workers at the major automotive manufacturers, Huck Manufacturing, TRW, Briggs Manufacturing, Eaton Manufacturing and Bohn Aluminum. Their records document the services Region 1B provided to locals and its political activities in the region.
Dates: 1939 - 1985
Abstract An expanding economy and union movement prompted the UAW to subdivide its two southeastern Michigan regional jurisdictions into four southeastern Michigan regions—1, 1A, 1B, and 1E—in 1966. Subjects include: UAW organization in southeastern Michigan; automobile industry; strikes; unemployment; plant shutdowns; health insurance; retirees; organizing; political activity; UAW Women's Department; Willow Run Bomber Plant
Dates: 1942 - 1983
Abstract United Auto Workers Region 3 was established in 1937, with Russell J. Merrill as its first director, and comprised of locals in Indiana, southern Illinois (moved to Region 4 in 1949), and later Kentucky. Raymond H. Berndt was its longest serving director, holding that office from 1947-1972. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the region is unique in that it consists of a majority of small locals, often parts suppliers.
Dates: 1950 - 1971
Abstract Subjects include: automobile and agricultural implement workers in Minnesota; negotiations; benefits
Dates: 1941 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1979