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UAW Local 7 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000187
The UAW Local 7 papers consist of strike settlements, grievances, committee and officer minutes, correspondence, election results, agreements, resolutions, by-laws, constitutions, bulletins, clippings, and legal and financial records. They include material covering the 1950 Chrysler Strike, election results for the 1950s, grievances for the 1940s-1950s, and Plant Shop Committee, Executive Board, and Officer minutes for the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s. Series 1: Chrysler Strike, Jan-May 1950 Series 2: Grievance Files, 1939-1964, Series 3: Committee and Officer Files, 1939-1978, Series 4: General Files, 1947-1974, Series 5: Legal and Financial Files, 1938-1971.

Dates

  • 1938 - 1975

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

15.5 Linear Feet (18 MB, 2 SB, 3 OS)

Abstract

Subjects include: Chrysler Jefferson Avenue assembly plant (Detroit); absenteeism; civil rights; 1950 Chrysler strike; factionalism; fair employment practices; skilled trades; Taft-Hartley Act.

History

Local 7 is the bargaining agent for workers in the Chrysler Jefferson Auto Plant in Detroit. The local formed when the membership of the UAW and Automobile Industrial Workers Association affiliated on July 1, 1936, and received formal recognition after the five-week sit-down strike in 1937.

Arrangement

Arranged in 5 series – Series 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Boxes 1-8), Series 3 (Boxes 9-17), Series 4 (Boxes 18-20), and Series 5 (Boxes 20-23). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material. Series 2 - folders are arranged chronologically, by the steps of the grievance procedure and then numberically.

Acquisition

The records of UAW Local 7 were deposited at the Reuther Library in 1966 and 1988.

Related Materials

Refer to UAW locals and regions collections.

Transfers

Approximately 30 photographs were transferred to the Reuther Library's Audiovisual Collections.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on December 10, 1993.
Title
Guide to the UAW Local 7 Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1993-12-10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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