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UAW Local 599 Records

Identifier: LR000210

Scope and Content

The records of the local reflect routine operations.

Series Description: Series 1: Education Department, 1939-1960 consists mainly of historical data, material on officers and committees and Education Committee minutes and reports.

Series 2: Executive Board Minutes, 1943-1963

Series 3: Membership Minutes, 1935-1963

Series 4: Bargaining Committee, 1940-1966 This series consists of Bargaining Committee Correspondence, material on Meetings With Management and Shop Committee.

Series 5: Miscellaneous Minutes, 1937-1958 This series includes the minutes of smaller committees.

Series 6: General Office Files, 1937-1965 This file includes miscellaneous subjects.


  • 1936 - 1966


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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


Buick Local 599 of Flint was originally organized in 1935 as Federal Local 18512. In 1936 it merged with all other Flint Federal locals to become Local 156. The arrangement was unsatisfactory and in January, 1939 Buick Local 599 was chartered by the UAW. This local is noted for its involvement in the anti-Martin struggles during the early years of its existence. Strikes occurred in 1941 and in 1945-46. An Industrial Union Temple Association was formed in 1941 for the purpose of building a union hall.


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United Auto Workers Local 599 represented workers in the Buick plant in Flint, MI and is noted for its involvement in the anti-Martin struggles during the early years of its existence. The records of the local reflect routine operations.


Arranged in 6 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-3), Series 2 (Box 1,) Series 3 (Boxes 1-3), Series 4 (Box 1), Series 5 (Box 1), and Series 6 (Box 1). Note that boxes renumber at the beginning of each series. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material.


The records of UAW Local 599 were placed at the Walter P. Reuthr Library on January 24, 1967.

Related Materials

UAW local and region collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on December 2, 1968.
Guide to the UAW Local 599 Records
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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