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UAW President's Office: Howard Young Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001400
The UAW President’s Office: Howard Young Records consist of the chronological, subject and meeting files of Howard Young during his tenure in various positions at the UAW. The Chronological files combine the correspondence and research from his position as Special Consultant with those from his positions as Director of Social Security, Director of the Research, and Director of Information Systems. The subject files cover a range of topics with emphasis on pensions, auto emissions, international trade, technology, and Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. The meeting files consist of the correspondence, presentations, speeches, and testimony of Howard Young to a wide range of organizations, college classes, conferences and government committees and subcommittees. A gap in the records exists from mid 1971 through late 1974, a period when he was not employed with the UAW.

Important Subjects: Automobile industry and trade--United States Automobile industry workers--Pensions Automobile industry workers--United States Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas Chrysler Corporation Collective bargaining--Automobile industry Emissions, Automobile Energy consumption--United States. Ford Motor Company Fuel consumption. General Motors Corporation International Executive Board International trade. Pensions--Cost-of-living adjustments--United States. Pensions--Law and legislation--United States. Retirement--United States--Planning. Social security--United States--Evaluation. UAW Locals and Regions Unemployment insurance--United States.

Important Names: Ken Bannon Owen F. Bieber Irving Bluestone Peter Eckstrom Don Ephlin Lydia Fisher Raymond E. Majerus Emil Mazey Frank Musick Douglas A. Fraser (Douglas Andrew) Walter P. Reuther Marc Stepp Leonard Woodcock Stephen Yokich

Dates

  • 1951 - 1987
  • Majority of material found within 1961 - 1987

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. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

24.25 Linear Feet (24 SB, 1 MB)

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: Reuther, Woodcock, Fraser and Bieber. His work included collective bargaining, public policy on economic and social programs (job and income security, pensions, and benefits), international trade, the impact of technological change on workers, and federal policy regarding energy and automobile standards.

The UAW President’s Office: Howard Young Records consist of the chronological, subject and meeting files of Howard Young during his tenure in various positions at the UAW. The Chronological files combine the correspondence and research from his position as Special Consultant with those from his positions as Director of Social Security, Director of the Research, and Director of Information Systems. The subject files cover a range of topics with emphasis on pensions, auto emissions, international trade, technology, and Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. The meeting files consist of the correspondence, presentations, speeches, and testimony of Howard Young to a wide range of organizations, college classes, conferences and government committees and subcommittees. A gap in the records exists from mid 1971 through late 1974, a period when he was not employed with the UAW.

Collection is unavailable.

History

Howard Young was born in New York City in 1932. He served as an Army infantry officer in Korea. He earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in Mathematics from the City College of New York and a Masters in Economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to working for the UAW, he worked as an actuary for various life insurance companies.

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: Reuther, Woodcock, Fraser and Bieber. His work included collective bargaining, public policy on economic and social programs (job and income security, pensions, and benefits), international trade, the impact of technological change on workers, and federal policy regarding energy and automobile standards.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collections.

Acquisition

The records of Howard Young from the UAW President Office were accessioned in 1989.

Related Materials

UAW President's Office: Walter P. Reuther Records, UAW President’s Office: Douglas A. Fraser Records, UAW President’s Office: Leonard Woodcock Records, UAW President’s Office: Owen Bieber Records

Transfers

Dictaphone diskettes, and audio cassettes (Box 25) have been transferred to the Archives Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Jennifer Meekhof on May 16, 2012.
Title
Guide to the UAW President's Office: Howard Young Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Jennifer Meekhof.
Date
2012-05-16
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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