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UAW Local 932 Records

Identifier: LR000415

Scope and Content

The records reflect the activities and operations of the local during these contentious times.

Important correspondents: Ernest DeMaio, Julius Emspak, James Matles, William Mauseth, Joseph H. Ball, Richard Gale, William J. Gallagher, Hubert Humphery, Walter Judd, George Mackinnon, Wayne Morse, Henrik Shipstead, Edward T. Thye, Roy W. Wer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vlto Marcintino

Series 1: Negotiations and Agreements, 1940-1960 Series 2: Trials, 1942-1959 Series 3: Meetings, 1939-1961 Series 4: Correspondence, 1939-1964 Series 5: Subject Files, 1937-1961


  • 1937 - 1964
  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1961


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.


UAW Local 932, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, services the Minneapolis-Moline Division of Motec Industries Inc., previously known as the Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement Company. It consists of the Minneapolis Plant, the Lake Street Plant and the Como Plant. In 1937, Local 1146 disassociated itself with the International Association of Machinists and contracted with United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, an affiliate of the CIO. In 1949-1950 the U.E. was expelled from the CIO and subsequently a period of intense rivalry existed between the U.E. and the UAW as to which union would service Local 1146. The local itself existed as a voluntary labor organization; however U.E. continued to service the local until July of 1955 when the UAW chartered Local 1146.

In 1961 after the NLRB elections, whence the UAW and U.E. were again bidding to service Local 1146, and the UAW was duly elected, the name of the local was changed to Local 932, UAW.


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United Auto Workers Local 932 was chartered in 1961, providing service to the Minneapolis-Moline Division of Motec Industries, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. The local was embroiled in an intense rivalry many years prior to its chartering, between the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America and the UAW over who had the rights to service the local.


Arranged in 5 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-3), Series 2 (Boxes 4-5), Series 3 (Boxes 6-11), Series 4 (Boxes 12-16), and Series 5 (Boxes 16-21). Folders are arranged alphabetically and chronologically therein.

Box 22 contains agreement booklets of Local 1146 and other locals, Minneapolis-Moline guide books and a number of newspapers from the Minneapolis area.


The papers of UAW Local 932 were deposited with the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs on October 30, 1970 by Local 932.

Related Materials

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Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Guide to the UAW Local 932 Records
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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