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Abstract While a graduate history student at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Edward Savela conducted oral history interviews with retired Detroit-area auto workers on changes in the automobile industry as part of research for his master’s thesis. Collection consists of five interviews with retired UAW members chronicling their lengthy careers in the automobile industry in the Detroit metropolitan area. Transcripts and audio recordings available for each. Interviewees discuss apprenticeship...
Dates: 2012-05 - 2012-06
Abstract Dan Forchione was an active member of the UAW from the 1940s until his retirement in 1988. He helped organize UAW Local 542 at the Ford Motor Company forge plant in Canton, Ohio, in the 1940s and served as the Local’s president and bargaining committee chairperson. In 1954 he was appointed an International representative and assigned to the UAW Ford Department staff. He transferred to the UAW Region 2 staff in 1957 and serviced local unions around Ohio. Forchione was elected director of UAW...
Dates: 1940 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989
Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 16
Abstract John Cole worked for the Ford Motor Company for over fifty years. In 1942 he served as an International Representative from UAW Local 50, the Willow Run bomber plant. The papers of Mr. Cole consist of a typescript copy of the union agreement of November 1942 between the Ford Motor Company and the International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW-CIO).
Abstract Ken Morris served as president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 212 and as director of UAW Region 1B. Mr. Morris was active in community affairs and served in various committees such as the Oakland University Board of Trustees, the Oakland County Mental Health Board, and the National Commission on Unemployment and Compensation. Mr. Morris’ papers relate primarily to his activities as Director of UAW Region 1B, and to a lesser degree, his trusteeship at Oakland University, and reflect his...
Dates: 1937 - 1983
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of Kenneth Forbes, a UAW leader in the Saginaw area. Forbes held different offices in the union including the President of Local 455 and was also active politically. His collection covers his active years in the union and his retirement and gives a glimpse into the life of the politics and challenges of an elected official in the UAW.
Dates: 1927 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1971
Abstract 'Bill' Williams was a prominent figure in CIO Local 76 (later UAW Local 560), Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Richmond, CA., helping to organize workers and serve as an officer. His papers reflect events at the plant surrounding the jurisdictional rivalry between the AFL and the CIO and eventual designation as a UAW shop.
Dates: 1936 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1958
Abstract Local 240 is an amalgamated UAW-CIO local representing salaried and office employees in Windsor, Ontario. This local was certified on March 17, 1944, as the collective bargaining agent for certain salaried and office employees employed by Ford Motor Company of Canada in its Windsor offices. The first collective bargaining agreement with Ford was signed in 1946.
Dates: 1938 - 1955
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:...
Dates: 1951 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1987
Abstract Documents activities of the department including personal files on Harry Bennett, Henry Ford, John L. Lewis, and Homer Martin; working conditions at the Rouge Plant; and efforts to organize Ford workers.
Dates: 1937 - 1941
- Automobile industry and trade 5
- Labor unions 5
- Automobile industry workers 4
- Collective bargaining 3
- Contract negotiations 3
- Grievance arbitration 3
- Labor disputes 2
- Pensions 2
- Arbitration, Industrial 1
- Automobiles -- Motors -- Exhaust gas 1
- Employee Fringe Benefits 1
- Energy consumption -- United States 1
- International labor activities 1
- Labor 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions -- Factionalism 1
- Labor unions -- Jurisdictional disputes 1
- Oral histories 1
- Quality of work life 1
- Retirement 1
- Skilled labor 1
- Social security 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Transcripts 1
- UAW Locals and Regions 1
- Women in the labor movement 1 ∧ view less
- Chrysler Corporation 4
- General Motors Corporation 4
- Bannon, Ken, 1914- 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Cole, John 1
- Ephlin, Don 1
- Forbes, Kenneth 1
- Forchione, Dan 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 900 (Wayne, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 240 (Windsor, ON, Canada) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 425 (Lorain, Ohio) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 542 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 7 (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 2 1
- Morris, Ken, 1915-2008 1
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 1
- Savela, Edward 1
- Stepp, Marc 1
- Walton, Joe 1
- Williams, M. A., labor leader 1
- Woodcock, Leonard 1
- Young, Howard 1 ∧ view less
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