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UAW Local 879 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000684
The papers of Local 879 reflect the daily functioning of the local, including its negotiations with Ford Motor Company. Also represented in the collection is Local 879's participation in state and local CIO and AFL-CIO industrial union councils and political action committees.

Important subjects covered in this collection are: AFL-CIO merger Contract negotiations Farm-labor relations Ford Motor Company Health and safety Health security Minnesota State CIO Council Minnesota State Industrial Union Council Overtime pay Pensions Veterans benefits Women's auxiliary

Among the important correspondents are: Ken Bannon Carl Boye Hubert H. Humphrey R. C. Jacobson Richard T. Leonard Emil Mazey Frank Widerski

Dates

  • 1940 - 1968
  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1958

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

0.75 Linear Feet (2 MB)

Abstract

UAW Local 879 represents workers at the Twin City Ford Motor Company plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was chartered in 1941 following the recognition of the UAW by the Ford Motor Company. During the late 1940's and the 1950's, Local 879 participated in the Minnesota State CIO Farm Labor Relations Program. To demonstrate the relationship between farmers and labor, Local 879 and other CIO-affiliated unions set up booths and other displays at various Minnesota county fairs. Subjects include: Ford Motor Co. (St. Paul).

History

UAW Local 879 represents workers at the Twin City Ford Motor Company plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was chartered in 1941 following the recognition of the UAW by the Ford Motor Company. During the late 1940's and the 1950's, Local 879 participated in the Minnesota State CIO Farm Labor Relations Program. To demonstrate the relationship between farmers and labor, Local 879 and other CIO-affiliated unions set up booths and other displays at various Minnesota county fairs.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The records of UAW Local 879 were deposited in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in October of 1974.

Related Materials

UAW collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by the Walter P. Reuther Library in July 1986.
Title
Guide to the UAW Local 879 Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by the Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1986-07
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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