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UAW National War Labor Board and National Labor Relations Board Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000634
The UAW National War Labor Board and National Labor Relations Board Collection consists exclusively of briefs of cases involving the UAW and companies in the automobile industry, especially GM, Chrysler, Ford, and Continental Motors Corporation.

Dates

  • 1941 - 1950

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

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

Extent

7 Linear Feet (7 SB)

Abstract

Soon after Pearl Harbor, the UAW and other unions voluntarily pledged to forego strikes for the war’s duration. To compensate, the federal government agreed to control prices, but wage increases were also limited. The National War Labor Board was established late in 1941 (formally, by executive order in January of 1942) to administer wage control in national industries such as automobiles, shipping, railways, airlines, telegraph lines, and mines. It ceased operating in 1946, and thereafter labor disputes were handled by the National Labor Relations Board, originally set up in 1934.

Arrangement

Boxes 1-5 (1941-50) are organized in loose alphabetical order and Boxes 5-7 (1942-44) in strict alphabetical order.

Acquisition

The UAW National War Labor Board and National Labor Relations Board Records were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs on February 28, 1974.

Related Materials

National War Labor Board Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on April 20, 1994.
Title
Guide to the UAW National War Labor Board and National Labor Relations Board Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1994-04-20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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