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UAW Local 212 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000076
Part 1 is divided into 2 series: Series 1: General Office Files, 1937-1955 Series 2: Grievances, 1937-1955.

The records consist of general meeting minutes, financial reports, organizing files relating to Briggs Corporation and records documenting the factional disputes that took place within the local.
Part 2 of the UAW Local 212 Collection consists of correspondence, minutes, convention and conference material, newspaper clippings documenting race relations and Wayne County politics in addition to shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.

Dates

  • 1937 - 1965

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

38.5 Linear Feet (61 MB, 8 SB)

Abstract

UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.

History

UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.

Arrangement

Part 1, Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-41) and Series 2 (Boxes 42-61) Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Part 2, Folders are listed in the order they appear.

Acquisition

Part 1 was deposited to the Walter P. Reuther Library in August 1963.
Part 2 was deposited to the Walter P. Reuther Library on July 23, 1974.

Related Materials

Part 1 and Part 2: Refer to UAW Locals and Regions.

Transfers

Part 2: A few photographs, posters, buttons and stickers have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection and a large number of contracts and local by-laws have been transferred to the Archives Library.

Processing History

Part 1 was processed and finding aid written by Paul Blizman in July 1965.
Part 2 was processed and finding aid written by J. Simpson on July 23, 1974.
Title
Guide to the UAW Local 212 Records
Status
completed
Author
Part 1 processed by Paul Blizman.
Date
1965-07
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 1994-05-24: Part 2 was processed by J. Simpson.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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