International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Found in 399 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The UAW Research Department carries out a wide range of background investigation for the union concerning the state of the U.S. economy, trade conditions at home and abroad, the economic health of major UAW employers, technology and its impact on the workplace, and general conditions on the shop floor. Their records reflect the primary policy and contractural objectives of the union's leadership and illustrate how the union reached major decisions and what sources of information it employed in...
Dates: 1938 - 1985
Abstract Since the formation of the United Auto Workers Union in 1935, union members have been actively involved in U.S. and international politics. Individual union members, from the highest ranking officer to the newest rank and file member have testified before Congress on issues ranging from trade and health care to housing and public welfare. Beginning in 1938 and ending in 2009 this collection documents the history of UAW members’ appearances before Congressional Committees. This collection...
Dates: 1938 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1991
Abstract A long-time member of the Socialist Party, Emil Mazey began his union career with the United Auto Workers at the Briggs Manufacturing Co. He would play leading roles in wage negotiations, organizing locals, and gaining equality for African-American workers. He served as secretary-treasurer of the UAW for over 30 years in addition to stints on the executive boards of both the UAW and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and directorships of several UAW departments. His records reflect...
Dates: 1942 - 1955; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1952
Abstract Correspondence, reports, UAW International Executive Board minutes, and other office files of Mr. Addes, who served as the UAW's International secretary-treasurer from 1936 to 1947. The papers pertain to organizing, factionalism within the UAW, early UAW strikes, UAW Local Union financial statements, and cases appealed by members of the UAW to the union's International Executive Board.
Dates: 1936 - 1947
Abstract UAW-SEMCAP was organized in 1970 as a means of integrating union activity with political and community action in a five county area (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, and Washtenaw). The administrative officers during the 1970-73 period consisted of the chairperson, Nelson Jack Edwards; vice-chair, Ken Morris; executive director, Willie W. Felder; and SEMCAP coordinator, Mike Kerwin. The purpose of SEMCAP was to engage in civic, welfare, educational, cultural, political, legislative and other...
Dates: 1968 - 1974
Abstract In 1956, UAW President Walter Reuther enlisted community support for a prepaid group medical practice approach to health care. The purchase of Metropolitan Hospital on Detroit’s west side was the first major step taken to start the plan. The plan was received with great skepticism by many Detroit area physicians, who considered the new approach “socialized medicine,” but the controversy ended in 1959, when the American Medical Association dropped its longstanding ban against prepaid group...
Dates: 1954 - 1972
Abstract The UAW Social Security Department was organized in 1948 under the direction of Harry Becker. It provides professional and technical advice in designing, implementing, and improving collectively bargained private and public sector employment-related benefits and has provided many gains for union employees in job security and health care, retirement, and unemployment benefits. Their records document the services it provided UAW members as well as its lobbying efforts on behalf of national health...
Dates: 1939 - 1986
Abstract Subjects include: administered prices; international automobile industry; profit sharing plans; automobile safety; cost-of-living adjustments; Detroit income tax; European Economic Community; fair labor standards; guaranteed annual wage; international economic development; ILO; McClellan Committee Hearings; multinational corporations; industrial migration; technological unemployment; politics; American economy
Dates: 1945 - 1973
Abstract The United Auto Workers Studebaker-Packard Department was organized shortly after the merger of the two companies in 1954 when economic factors, including automation, were making it necessary for small plants and corporations to combine in order to successfully compete with the larger automobile manufacturers. The department was made up of locals from both companies in Detroit, Southbend, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Canada. The department's records document the years of financial...
Dates: 1950 - 1962; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1962
Abstract Subjects include: white collar workers; organizing Packard, Hudson, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and auto suppliers’ clerical employees, technicians and designers; organizing hospital workers and college and university employees; War Labor Board and NLRB cases; contract negotiations; benefits; TOP international, regional, Michigan and Canadian conferences
Dates: 1937 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1985
Abstract The UAW Veterans' Department was created in 1944 as a part of the War Policy Division under Joseph Velosky, becoming a separate department in 1946. The department was concerned with issues of veterans' seniority, reemployment, creation of regional and local veterans' committees, and state legislation for veterans.
Dates: 1943 - 1954
Abstract Subjects include: collective bargaining and working conditions in the automobile industry; Canadian labor relations; automobile safety; Detroit economic development; international trade; Democratic Party politics; Michigan State Development Authority; Newspaper Guild Local 22; retired workers; UAW Community Action Program; UAW Chrysler Department
Dates: 1953 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1977
Abstract Subjects include: contract negotiations; labor-management relations at General Motors; pensions and benefits; international labor movement; Bolivar, Tennessee Project; productivity; Quality of Work Life; technology; UAW Community Action
Dates: 1959 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1980
Abstract Subjects include: automation, Canadian Ford Workers, health & safety, health insurance, labor-management relations, pension plans, production standards, skilled trades, UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining Agreements, UAW factionalism, UAW Ford Department, IMF Automotive Council
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Abstract Subjects include: UAW General Motors and Aerospace Departments; negotiations; rank and file attitude surveys; WSU BOG
Dates: 1950 - 1970
Abstract Richard T. Gosser spent 23 years as an active, innovative union member. Born in Toledo, Ohio on December 13, 1900, he was educated in Toledo schools and completed an apprenticeship as an electrician. After various employment, he worked at the Willys-Overland plant in Toledo.Gosser was elected Regional Director and member of the UAW-CIO Executive Board, in 1942, and was reelected at each convention until in 1947, when he was elected vice-president of the UAW-CIO, which office he...
Dates: 1942 - 1957; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1957
Abstract Subjects include: OPA; defense; labor legislation; U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dates: 1935 - 1957
Abstract Subjects include: OPA; Office of Wage Stabilization; political action
Dates: 1943 - 1962; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1962
Abstract Subjects include: campaign finance reform; Carter administration; Democratic Party politics; legal services for workers; national health insurance; right-to-work legislation; UAW lobbying activities
Dates: 1952 - 1981